From Thomas Jefferson
[Philadelphia] June 4. 1793.
AL, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB, DNA: RG 59, George Washington’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State.
1. Later on this date GW approved Jefferson’s letter to Thomas Pinckney of 4 June, whose topics included the search in Great Britain for skilled artisans to work at the U.S. Mint, British impressment of American seamen, and the imprisonment of Lafayette (JPP description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends , 160; 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 , 26:191–92).
2. The enclosed paper was the Cabinet Opinion on Georgia and the Creek Indians of 29 May 1793. Tobias Lear had included this document with his letter to Jefferson of 31 May, in which he asked Jefferson to have the opinion signed by the Cabinet members at their 1 June meeting.