George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Thomas Jefferson, 15 August 1793

To Thomas Jefferson

Phila. Augt 15th 1793.


The Captn of Marines on Board the Ambuscade has just put the enclosed into my hands1—He was sent he says on purpose to do it—and waits only for an answer. Give it I pray you such an one as it ought to receive.2 Yours

Go: Washington

almost dark

ALS, DLC: Jefferson Papers; ADfS, DNA: Miscellaneous Letters; LB, DNA: George Washington’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State.

1Jefferson’s note at the foot of the ALS text reads “this was Genet’s letter of Aug. 13. addressd to the Presidt.”

2At this point on the draft, GW struck out “The Officer lodges at the F. Ministers.” For Jefferson’s letter to Genet of 16 Aug., see note 5 of Genet to GW, 13 Aug. 1793.

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