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September 13, 1793 $100 to John Ross Thomas Jefferson Benjamin Bankson Jefferson promises to pay to John Ross one hundred dollars for value received.
January 2, 1794 Letter from the new Secretary of State Edmund Randolph Alexander Hamilton Edmund Randolph, having just taken his oath of office as Secretary of State, writes Alexander Hamilton and Henry Knox, also in Washington's cabinet. Randolph replaced Jefferson, who openly disagreed with Hamilton while Secretary of State, so Randolph promises to largely keep his own opinions to himself.
November 28, 1796 State of Political Affairs, 1796 Charles Carroll James McHenry Carrol ruminates on contemporary politics and worries that the election of Thomas Jefferson may prove damaging to the federal government.
June 25, 1793 Jefferson vets official correspondance with the Secretaries at War and Treasury Thomas Jefferson Henry Knox Jefferson solicits the views of the Secretary at War of enclosed draft letters addressed to the French Minister.
June 22, 1793 Regarding detention of ship William Thomas Jefferson Henry Knox Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson writes about the detention of the ship William. Detaining her within the limits of protection. Detention can only be by the military. Takes liberty of submitting whether the governor should take possession of the vessel. Mentions the President is much engaged and it is a plain case and may require immediate interpretation. Document is highly illegible.
June 19, 1793 Report from the Territory of the South Thomas Jefferson Henry Knox The Secretary of State has received from the Secretary of the Territory of the South a report on the activities of the territorial government to be presented to the President. There does not appear to be anything for the President to act on unless, as suggested by Mr. Smith, it should be necessary to lay before Congress the act of their legislature in 1792. Jefferson recommends consulting the...
June 19, 1793 Somewhat the Appearance of Evasion Thomas Jefferson Alexander Hamilton '"Thomas Jefferson has the honor to enclose to the Secretaries of the Treasury and War drafts of two letters of this day's date to ministers of France and England. He confesses himself not satisfied with the latter altogether as it has somewhat the appearance of evasion. The gentlemen will be pleased to propose any alteration either may desire, handing the letters round to him to be finally...
June 25, 1793 The Ships "William" and "Snow Suckey" Thomas Jefferson Alexander Hamilton "Thomas Jefferson has the honor to submit the correction & approbation of the Secretaries of the Treasury & War, the enclosed drafts of letters to the French minister on the subject of the ship 'William' & others in her situation & to Mr. Hammond & Mr. Pinckney on the subject of the 'Snow Suckey.'"
September 14, 1793 Request for a safe conveyance Thomas Jefferson Samuel Sterett Thomas Jefferson with compliments to Mr. Sterrett will thank him for giving a safe conveyance to inland, which he prefers making from Baltimore. Mentions bill of exchange, Van Shepherd and Hubard.
September 11, 1793 Return of a Senator from Baltimore Thomas Jefferson Benjamin Bankson Jefferson encloses to Bankson the return of a Senator for Delaware which should be delivered to the Secretary of the Senate.
February 25, 1793 Paying Our Debt to France Thomas Jefferson George Washington In response to the request of the President to assess the application to redress the debt to France in an amount equivalent to three million livres, Jefferson, Knox, and Randolph favor providing the whole amount. Hamilton argues that the sum should not exceed $318,000 because of the effect of depreciation.
November 22, 1790 Claims Respecting the Invention of a Steam Boat John Fitch Thomas Jefferson Fitch petitions Jefferson, Knox, and Randolph to order that all claims, arguments, and proofs respecting the invention of a steam boat made by him or any competitor should be committed to writing and submitted to them.
December 4, 1796 Lists Support for Jefferson and for Adams Samuel Chase James McHenry Refers to tension between Jefferson and Adams, listing their support.
November 9, 1793 Designs of Frenchmen to excite military enterprise against possessions of Spain Henry Knox Arthur St. Clair Letter from Secretary Knox to the Governor of Northwest Territory. Mentions letter from Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson regarding designs of Frenchmen attempting to excite some military enterprise against possessions of Spain. President Washington asks that a letter to Governor Isaac Shelby of Kentucky be considered as written to Governor St. Clair, and should take measures to prevent the...
August 24, 1793 Sketches of Notes for the President Thomas Jefferson Alexander Hamilton Jefferson submits to the other Cabinet members and the Attorney General some notes intended for the President which he took from memory and asks them to add to them from their own memories, particularly as regards the final conclusion as to the express-vessel.
June 22, 1792 Recommendation for Thomas Diver Thomas Jefferson Henry Knox Letter, recommends Thomas Diver as clerk.
November 6, 1793 Hostility between Spain and Kentucky Thomas Jefferson Henry Knox Letter from Secretary Jefferson to Secretary Knox. It is possible that the measures complained of by the representatives of Spain as exhibited for attempting hostilities from Kentucky against Spanish settlements may require employment of military force by Governor Isaac Shelby of Kentucky. Encloses letter to the Governor stating facts Jefferson received from Spanish gentleman.
May 24, 1797 Senate's Response to State of the Union Address United States Senate John Adams Vice President Jefferson gave Senates response. Senate approved of Pres. Adams plan to seek compensation for insult by France, pursuit of new trade policy, tax on citizens of United States, and maintenance of cordial relations with European nations.
June 10, 1800 Implications of a Federalist defeat in November Charles Cotesworth Pinckney James McHenry Letter from General Pinckney to the former Secretary at War. Pinckney focuses on the 1800 election throughout most of the letter. He fears the "Jacobinical Party," directly associating Thomas Jefferson with the Jacobins of the French Revolution.
June 20, 1793 Opinion Respecting a Communication from the Spanish Commissioners Thomas Jefferson [not available] Respecting the letter to the Secretary of State from Messrs. Viar & Jaudenes, it is recommended that a detailed response be prepared regarding the proceedings of the U.S. with respect to the southern Indians and the Spaniards and presented to the Court of Madrid by the U.S. Commissioners.
June 19, 1793 Letter Citation Thomas Jefferson Multiple Recipients Cited in Jefferson to Hamilton and Knox, 06/19/1793.
July 8, 1793 Cabinet Meeting: Opinion on the Case of the "Little Sarah" Thomas Jefferson [not available] The British brigantine "Little Sarah" has been captured by the French and brought to Philadelphia to be fitted out as a privateer. Hamilton and Knox believe she should not be allowed to leave port until a decision has been made by the President as to her disposition. Jefferson dissents.
July 29, 1793 Arming, & Equipping of Vessels by Belligerents in American Ports Thomas Jefferson [not available] Jefferson, Randolph, and Hamilton each describe their versions of proposed rules concerning the arming and equipping of vessels by belligerents in American ports.
November 19, 1793 A Letter for General Knox's Examination Thomas Jefferson Henry Knox Jefferson encloses for Knox's examination and wisdom a letter on a subject that has already been examined and approved by the Secretary of the Treasury. Knox's clerk will retain the proofs copy. It is agreed that the letter should be sent to Mr. Hammond.
August 1, 1793 Cabinet Meeting: What is to be done with Mr. Genet? Thomas Jefferson [not available] The members of the Cabinet agree that a letter should be dispatched to the French government stating the reasons for the recall of Citizen Genet.