George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Thomas Jefferson, 9 June 1792

To Thomas Jefferson

[Philadelphia] Saturday June 9th 92

Dear Sir,

I am in sentiment with you & the Director of the Mint, respecting the purchase of the Lots & Houses which are offered for Sale in preference to Renting—as the latter will certainly exceed the Interest of the former.

That all the applications may be brought to view, & considered, for Coining &ca; Mr Lear will lay the letters and engravings before you to be Shewn to the Director of the Mint.1 I have no other object or wish in doing it than to obtain the best. Yrs &ca

Go: Washington


1For David Rittenhouse’s appointment of Henry Voigt as chief coiner of the U.S. Mint in July 1792 and GW’s approval of that decision, see Rittenhouse to GW, 9 July, printed in GW to Jefferson, 9 July, n.1, and GW to Rittenhouse, 9 July 1792.

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