From George Washington
Sunday Morning [28 February 1790]
My dear Sir
I return Mr. Jefferson’s letter with thanks for the perusal of it.1 I am glad he has resolved to accept the Appointment of Secretary of State, but sorry it is so repugnant to his own inclinations that it is done. Sincerely & Affectly. I am—Yrs.
RC (NjP); Tr (MH: Sparks Transcripts). RC addressed by Washington; docketed by JM late in life: “G. Washington—no date / 1789–90.” For dating of the letter, see n. 1.