George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Thomas Jefferson, 18 May 1793

From Thomas Jefferson

[Philadelphia] May 18. 1793.

Th: Jefferson presents his respects to the President and will take the liberty of waiting on him at half after one, as well that he may get through some long papers he has to communicate to him, as that he may be sure of being there when mister Genet comes.1

AL, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB, DNA: RG 59, George Washington’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State; LB (photocopy), DLC:GW.

1For the papers mentioned by Jefferson, see Tobias Lear to Jefferson, 20 May. Edmond Genet arrived at 2 P.M., whereupon he presented to GW his letter of credence of 30 Dec. 1792 as the new French minister to the United States (JPP, description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends 143; Provisional Executive Council of France to GW, 30 Dec. 1792, note 2).

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