George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Thomas Jefferson, 8 May 1791

To Thomas Jefferson

Charleston [S.C.] May 8th 1791.


The round of business and of ceremony, which now engages my attention, only allows me leisure to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 10th of last month, which will receive a more particular consideration.1 I am, with great esteem Sir, Your most obedient Servant

Go: Washington

LS, DLC: Thomas Jefferson Papers.

1Jefferson sent his letter to GW at Wilmington, N.C., which the president reached on 24 April and left two days later. It was the last communication GW received from the secretary of state before returning to Virginia (see Jefferson to GW, 10 April, 20 June, GW to Jefferson, 15, 17, 26 June 1791, and Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 6:118–21).

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