Letter from George Washington to Thomas Jefferson
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George Washington writes this letter to inform Thomas Jefferson about the U.S. pursuing a neutral role in the war between Great Britian and France. Notes on this document written by history scholars are available on Founders Online, a searchable archive of the correspondence and other writings of six of the Founding Fathers.
Such other measures as may be necessary for us to pursue against events which it may not be in our Power to avoid or controul you will also think of, and lay them before me at my arrival in Philadelphia, for which place I shall set out Tomorrow; but will leave it to the advices which I may receive to night by the Post, to determine whether it is to be by the most direct Rout, or by the one I proposed to have come—that is, by Reading, the Canals between the Rivers of Pennsylvania, Harrisburgh, Carlisle & ca.
With very great esteem & regard I am, Dear Sir, Your mo: humble Servant
This primary source comes from the General Records of the Department of State.
National Archives Identifier: 5956316Full Citation: Letter from George Washington to Thomas Jefferson Regarding Neutral Role of U.S. in the War Between Great Britain and France; 4/12/1793; March - April 1793; Letters Received, 1789 - 1906; General Records of the Department of State, Record Group 59; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/letter-washington-jefferson, February 24, 2017]
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