Edmund Randolph to Alexander Hamilton
and Henry Knox1
[Philadelphia] May 20, 1794. “The Secretary of State presents his respectful compliments to the Secretaries of the Treasury & of war and requests the favor of them to forward to him the papers in the case of the Ship William, transmitted on the 5th. of April last; together with their opinions thereon.”
LC, RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State, Vol. 6, January 2-June 26, 1794, National Archives.
1. For background to this letter, see H to Rufus King, June 15, 1793; Thomas Jefferson to H and Henry Knox, June 25, 1793, note 1; “Cabinet Meeting. Opinion on Vessels Arming and Arriving in United States Ports,” July 12, 1793; “Cabinet Meetings. Opinion Concerning Relations of the United States with Several European Countries,” November 1–22, 1793; Randolph to William Bradford, H, and Knox, April 5, 1794.