From Thomas Jefferson
[Philadelphia] Mar. 24. 93.1
Th: Jefferson presents his respects to the President and submits to his approbation an addition to the letter to messrs Carmichael & Short. the circumstances & prospects under which the guarantee of Louisiana had been suggested are so changed, as in his opinion to render it better to retract that suggestion, and to forbid the guarantee.2
AL, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; AL (letterpress copy), DLC: Jefferson Papers; LB, DNA: RG 59, George Washington’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State; LB (photocopy), DLC:GW.
1. A later person wrote over the faint letterpress copy and in so doing changed its date to “Jan. 93.”
2. See the enclosure below for the amended draft of Jefferson’s instructions to William Carmichael and William Short of 23 Mar. 1793.