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AMENDMENTS TO FOREIGN INTERCOURSE BILL 1 - Thomas Jefferson, The Works, vol. 7 (Correspondence 1792-1793) 
The Works of Thomas Jefferson, Federal Edition (New York and London, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1904-5). Vol. 7
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AMENDMENTS TO FOREIGN INTERCOURSE BILL1
[Dec. 1, 1792.]
To the bill for continuing the act of July 1. 1790. c. 22, “providing the means of intercourse between the U. S. and foreign nations” it is proposed to add the following clause:
And be it further enacted that where monies shall have issued, or shall issue, from the treasury, for the purpose of intercourse or treaty with foreign nations, under the authority of the2 said act, not the present, or3 any preceding act, the President shall be authorized to refer the settlement and delivery of vouchers, for all such parts thereof as in his judgment may be made public to the Auditor of the U. S. and for all other parts, to such person as he shall appoint, prescribing for their government, in every case, such rules as the nature of the case shall in his opinion require.1
[1 ]See Annals, III., 740, 1411. A copy of this was enclosed to the President, in the following letter:
“Sat. Dec. 1, 92.
“Th. Jefferson has the honor to submit to the President the inclosed draught of a clause which he has thought of proposing to the committee to whom the President’s letter with the accounts of the Department of State are referred. He will have the honor of waiting on the President at one o’clock, as well to explain any parts of it as to take his pleasure on the whole matter.”
[2 ]1790, July 1. c. 22. T. J.
[3 ]to wit 1791, Mar. 2. c. 16. 1792, May 2. c. 126. T. J.
[1 ]The acts of 1790 & 1792 are for the purpose of intercourse with foreign nations; that of 1791. is for a treaty with Morocco. T. J.