To Thomas Jefferson
[Philadelphia] Monday 31st [December 1792]1
If you have not closed your letter to Mr Pinckney I wish you would desire him to be very attentive to the embarkation of Troops for America—especially Quebec—& to give the earliest advice of the measure—& of the numbers2—Yours &ca
ALS, DLC: Jefferson Papers. Jefferson docketed the letter: “recd Dec. 31. 1792.”
1. GW erroneously dated this letter “31st Jan.”
2. For Jefferson’s letter to Thomas Pinckney of 30 Dec., see GW to Jefferson, 30 Dec., n.1. Jefferson included GW’s request for intelligence about British troop movements in a coded letter to Pinckney of 1 Jan. 1793 (see Jefferson Papers, description begins Julian P. Boyd et al., eds. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson. 40 vols. to date. Princeton, N.J., 1950–. description ends 25:6).