George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Thomas Jefferson, 2 March 1792

To Thomas Jefferson

[Philadelphia] Friday-Morning, 2d March [1792]

Be so good as to examine the enclosed draught of a letter to Genl St Clair, and make such alterations (with a pencil) as you shall judge proper; as letter and answer will, it is presumed, be handed to the public.1 The bearer will wait to bring it back to me.

AL, DLC: Jefferson Papers.

1Henry Knox’s enclosed draft of GW’s letter to Maj. Gen. Arthur St. Clair has not been found (see Knox to GW, 1 Mar., n.1). The correspondence between St. Clair and the president concerning the resignation of St. Clair’s military commission was printed in the 14 April edition of the Gazette of the United States (Philadelphia) and in the 16 April issue of the National Gazette (Philadelphia); see St. Clair to GW, 26, 31 Mar., 7 April, and GW to St. Clair, 28 Mar., 4 April 1792.

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