George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Thomas Jefferson, 31 December 1792

To Thomas Jefferson

[Philadelphia] Monday 31st [December 1792]1

Dear Sir,

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

G. W——n

ALS, DLC: Jefferson Papers. Jefferson docketed the letter: “recd Dec. 31. 1792.”

1GW erroneously dated this letter “31st Jan.”

2For 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).

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