George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Thomas Jefferson, 25 December 1791

To Thomas Jefferson

[Philadelphia] 25th Decr 1791

My dear Sir

You will find by the enclosed that our troubles in the Federal City are not yet at an end.1 I pray you to give the letters a consideration and inform me of the result, to morrow, or next day.2 Yours Affectly & sincerely

Go: Washington

ALS, DLC: Thomas Jefferson Papers.

For the background to this letter, see Pierre L’Enfant to GW, 21 Nov. 1791, editorial note.

2No reply from Jefferson has been found. GW probably met with him on 26 or 27 Dec. to discuss the unexpected memorial of several proprietors of land in the Federal City. For GW’s response to it, see GW to the Commissioners for the District of Columbia, 27 December.

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