From George Washington
United States 6. April 1792.
You will lay before the House of Representatives such papers from your Department as are requested by the enclosed resolution.1
NB. The papers alluded to are such as relate to the Expedition under Genl. St. Clair.
LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. On April 4, 1792, the House of Representatives “Resolved, That the President of the United States, be requested to cause the proper officers to lay before this House such papers of a public nature, in the Executive Department, as may be necessary to the investigation of the causes of the failure of the late expedition under Major General St. Clair” (Journal of the House, I description begins Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States (Washington, 1826), I. description ends , 561).
For a description of the expedition referred to in this resolution, see “Conversation with George Hammond,” December 15–16, 1791, note 2.