Envisaging the West: Thomas Jefferson and the Roots of Lewis and Clark


Letter from George Washington to Thomas Jefferson

George Washington to Thomas Jefferson, January 22, 1793
Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress
George Washington responds to Jefferson's note about Michaux's expedition and asks that his name be added to the subscription list.

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Dear Sir,

Nothing occurs to me as necessary to be added to the enclosed project.

If the Subscription is not confined to the members of the Philosophical Society I would readily add my mite to the means for encouraging Mr. Michaud's undertaking — and do authorize you to place me among, & upon a footing with the respectable sums which may be Subscribed.

I am always Yours
G Washington