George Washington Papers

Tobias Lear to Thomas Jefferson, 25 March 1793

Tobias Lear to Thomas Jefferson

[Philadelphia] March 25th 1793

The President encloses a draft for the Director of the Mint to receive five thousand dollars for the purposes of that establishment1—likewise a letter for Mr G. Morris, which he requests the Secretary of State will be so good as to forward with the public dispatches he may send to that Gentleman.2

AL, DLC: Jefferson Papers.

1The enclosed draft to Alexander Hamilton of this date reads: “Pay to the Director of the Mint, or to his order, five thousand Dollars for the purposes of that establishment” (LB, DLC:GW; see also JPP, description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends 105). For David Rittenhouse’s request for this money, see Jefferson to GW, 25 Mar. 1793, and note 1.

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