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Letter, 1792 January 28, Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] to [William] Short, n.p.

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Author: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Abstract: Informs Short of the controversy in the Senate surrounding the approval of the nominated ambassadors: Thomas Pinckney's appointment to England was vetoed, Gouverneur Morris' nomination narrowly passed, and Short's bid for the post at the Hague was approved; Jefferson warns Short against accepting the position, though, because the funding for it is unlikely to be approved; instead Jefferson recommends Short accept a special diplomatic mission to Spain that the President is prepared to offer him.
Issued Date: 1792-01-28
Subjects: Morris, Gouverneur, 1752-1816
Pinckney, Thomas, 1750-1828
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15307
Citation: Thomas Jefferson Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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