George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Thomas Jefferson, 2 April 1792

From Thomas Jefferson

[Philadelphia] April 2. 1792.

Th: Jefferson—has the honor to return to the President the letters of Seagrove from which he has had an extract taken.1

He incloses also the names of three gentlemen who have expressed their willingness to serve in the Mint. the President knows them personally & will judge of their fitness.2

AL, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB, DNA: RG 59, George Washington’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State; LB (photocopy), DLC:GW.

2The undated enclosure reads: “Mr [Sylvanus] Bourne (late Consul at St Domingo) to be appointed to some office in the Mint. Mr [John] Dawson of Virginia wishes to be Director of the Mint. Colo. [David Salisbury] Franks to be Treasurer of do. he says he is able to give the security requisite” (DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters). For Dawson’s application, see James Monroe to Jefferson, 2 April 1792, Jefferson Papers, description begins Julian P. Boyd et al., eds. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson. 41 vols. to date. Princeton, N.J., 1950–. description ends 23:365.

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