Placing the Cart Before the Horse

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Date June 12, 1793
Author Name George Washington (primary)
Recipient Name Thomas Jefferson (primary)
Summary Washington warns that the pending application should not be addressed until a survey, an essential document, is taken. Doing so would be like placing the cart before the horse.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; George Washington; Alexander Hamilton; Thomas Jefferson; Attorney General; Secretary of State; ;
Related Places enclosed application; obstacle; concluding act; survey; law; signature; propriety; ;
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