George Washington Papers

Tobias Lear to Thomas Jefferson, 11 January 1793

Tobias Lear to Thomas Jefferson

[Philadelphia] Friday January 11th 1793

T. Lear is ordered by the President of the U.S. to transmit to the Secretary of State a letter and its enclosures, together with a draft of the survey of the federal district, which he has received from the Commissione[r]s.1

The President requests that the Secretary will take this matter into consideration and report to the President his opinion whether it should be laid before Congress or not.2

Tobias Lear.
Secretary to the President of the United States.

ALS, DLC: Jefferson Papers; ALS (letterpress copy), DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB, RG 59, George Washington’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State; LB (photocopy), DLC:GW. Jefferson mistakenly docketed the ALS as received “Jan. 8. 93.”

1For these documents, see D.C. Commissioners to GW, 5 Jan. 1793, and notes 1, 2, 7, and 8.

2For Jefferson’s reply, in which he recommended sending the commissioners’ “report with a plat of the boundary” to Congress, see his letter to GW of 18 February.

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