George Washington Papers

Tobias Lear to Thomas Jefferson, 3 July 1793

Tobias Lear to Thomas Jefferson

[Mount Vernon] July 3d 1793

The President sends to the Secretary of State the enclosed letter from Mr Chiappe, which has been forwarded by Mr Simpson at Gibralter.1 If, upon translating this letter, there should be found in it any thing important to be communicated to the President—the Secretary will do it when the President arrives in Philadelphia.

The President prosposes to set out from this place on sunday next.2

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1For Francisco Chiappe’s letter to GW of 20 Mar. 1793, see James Simpson to GW, 30 April, n.1.

2In his second memorandum to GW of 11 July, Jefferson wrote that he would “read” Chiappe’s letter to him. GW departed Mount Vernon on Sunday, 7 July, and arrived in Philadelphia on 11 July (JPP description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends , 190).

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