George Washington to Thomas Jefferson, 26 February 1793

From George Washington


The Minister of France may, as soon as he pleases, make arrangements with the Secretary of the Treasury for the payment of Three Million of Livres on account of the debt due from the U: States to France (including the one hundred thousand dollars already ordered, in part) agreeably to the requisition of M. Le Brun Minister for Foreign Affairs in that Country, and In such manner as will comport with the State of the Treasury.

Go: Washington

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “The Secretary of State”; endorsed by TJ as received 26 Feb. 1793. Dft (TxAuLBJ); varies slightly in wording; docketed by Washington. FC (Lb in DNA: RG 59, SDC); wording follows Dft.