George Washington to Thomas Jefferson, 12 July 1791

From George Washington

GW. to Mr. J.

The enclosed I send this afternoon, for your perusal. Tomorrow, 8'oclock, I shall send the person who was the bearer of it, to you.—It being the hour, he left word, when he left the letter, that he should call upon me.—If Mr. Pearce merits the character given him by T: D. he will unquestionably merit encouragement, and you can put him in the way to obtain it.—Yrs. ever,


RC (DLC); addressed: “Mr. Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 13 July 1791 and so recorded in SJL.


  1. At this point TJ interlined the correct date: “July.”