George Washington Papers

Tobias Lear to Thomas Jefferson, 12 August 1793

Tobias Lear to Thomas Jefferson

[Philadelphia] August 12th 1793

By the President’s command T. Lear has the honor to transmit to the Secretary of State the Report of the Proceedings in the Executive Departmt of Govermt in the Territory of the U.S. North West of the Ohio, for six months, ending the 30th of June last—which the President wishes the Secretary to examine at his leisure & report to him anything that may be found therein requiring the agency of the President.1

Tobias Lear.

ALS, DLC: Jefferson Papers. Jefferson’s docket reads, “Washington Presidt recd Aug. 14. 93.”

1The enclosed report was entitled “Copy from the Journal of proceedings in the Executive Department of Government, Territory of the United States Northwest of the River Ohio, commencing January the 1st. 1793 and ending upon the 30th. of June in the same year By Winthrop Sargent Secretary” (DNA: RG 59, Northwest Territory; printed in Carter, Territorial Papers description begins Clarence Edwin Carter et al., eds. The Territorial Papers of the United States. 27 vols. Washington, D.C., 1934–69. description ends , 3:390–411). GW’s executive journal indicates that this report, and GW’s request for Jefferson to examine it, was sent to Jefferson on 10 Aug. (JPP description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends , 218). No written response from Jefferson has been identified.

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