Cabinet Meeting. Opinion on a
Presidential Message to Congress on the Recall of Edmond Charles Genet1
[Philadelphia, January 19, 1794]
For the correction of Colo. H. & Genl K.
Having already laid before you a letter of the 16th. of August 1793, from the secretary of State to our minister at Paris, stating the conduct, and urging the recal of the minister plenipotentiary of the republic of France; I now communicate to you, that his conduct has been unequivocally disapproved; and that the strongest assurances have been given, that his recal should be expedited without delay.2
Df, in the handwriting of Edmund Randolph, signed by H and Henry Knox, RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters of the Department of State, 1790–1799, National Archives.
1. For background to this document, see “Cabinet Meetings. Proposals Concerning the Conduct of the French Minister,” August 1–23, 1793; “Proposed Presidential Message to Congress Concerning Revocation of Edmond Charles Genet’s Diplomatic Status,” January 6–13, 1794.