Alexander Hamilton Papers

George Washington to Edmund Randolph, [24 November 1792]

George Washington to Edmund Randolph1

[United States Novr. 24. 92]2


It appears to me necessary, that processes should issue without further delay upon the Indictments found at the last Circuit Court held at York Town in the Commonwealth of Pensylvania, in reference to the laws laying a duty on Spirits distilled within the United States—and proper, that they should be served by the Marshall of the District of Pensylvania,3 in person. I am to desire that the requisite arrangements [with the Attorney4 & marshall of the before mentioned District] may be taken for these purposes; [and], you are authorized to signify to the [latter] my expectation of his immediate Agency in the business.

[G W]

[The Attorney Genl of the U S]

Df, in the handwriting of H, RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters, 1790–1799, National Archives.

2Material within brackets is not in H’s handwriting.

3Clement Biddle.

4William Rawle, United States attorney for the District of Pennsylvania.

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