Circular to Foreign Ministers in the United States
Sep. 14. 93.
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to [Mr. Genet] and being about to be absent from this city for a few weeks begs the favor of him to write his name on the outside of all letters he shall do him the honor to write to him before his return, that, being sent to his office, they may receive the particular attention for which he leaves instructions in order to shorten as much as possible the delay of answer which may be occasioned by his absence.
Dft (DLC); entirely in TJ’s hand; brackets in original; at foot of text: “A copy of the
|leave a blank for my name
|in the beginning, that,
|Mr. Van Berckel
|inserting it myself, it may
|Messrs. Viar & Jaudenes
|answer for a signature.” Recorded in SJPL.