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CABINET OPINIONS ON RECALL OF GENET J. MSS. - Thomas Jefferson, The Works, vol. 8 (Correspondence 1793-1798) 
The Works of Thomas Jefferson, Federal Edition (New York and London, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1904-5). Vol. 8
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CABINET OPINIONS ON RECALL OF GENETJ. MSS.
Aug. 23d, 1793.
At a meeting of the Heads of Departments and the Attorney General at the President’s, on the 1st and 2d of August, 1793, on a review of the whole of Mr. Genet’s correspondence and conduct, it was unanimously agreed, that a letter should be written to the Minister of the United States at Paris, stating the same to him, resuming the points of difference which had arisen between the government of the United States and Mr. Genet, assigning the reasons for the opinions of the former, and desiring the recall of the latter; and that this letter, with those which have passed between Mr. Genet and the Secretary of State, and other necessary documents, shall be laid by Mr. Morris, before the Executive of the French government.
At a meeting of the same at the President’s, August 15th, the rough draft of the said letter, having been prepared by the Secretary of State, was read for consideration, and it was agreed that the Secretary of the Treasury should take measures for obtaining a vessel, either by hire or purchase, to be sent to France express with the dispatches when ready.
At a meeting of the same at the President’s, August 20th, said letter was read and corrected by paragraphs, and finally agreed to.
At a meeting of the same at the President’s, August 23d, it was agreed that the proceeding letter should bear the date of the last document which is to accompany it, to wit, August 16th; and unanimously approved, and to bear date this day.
Sealed and signed this 23d day of August, 1793.