George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Thomas Jefferson, 5 June 1793

From Thomas Jefferson

[Philadelphia] 5th June 1793

Th: Jefferson with his respects to the President has the honor to enclose him the answer to his note of yesterday.1 Should any article of it need explanation, he will be at the orders of the President for that purpose to do it either verbally or in writing.2

LB, DNA: RG 59, George Washington’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State.

1For the enclosure, see below.

2Later on this date, GW forwarded Jefferson’s answer to Attorney General Edmund Randolph for “his opinion & observations” (JPP description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends , 161).

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