To Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg
Treasury Department, January 5th 1795.
I have the honor to send herewith, agreeably to the order of the House of Representatives, of the 15th of December 1794,1 Sundry petitions heretofore referred to me, and which are Specified in the inclosed list;2 and to be, with perfect respect,
Sir, Your most Obedient and humble servant,
The Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Copy, RG 233, Reports of the Secretary of the Treasury, 1784–1795, Vol. IV, National Archives; copy, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford.
1. On December 15, 1794, the House “Ordered, That the respective Heads of Departments be discharged from further considering all such petitions referred to them, concerning claims of individuals, as they cannot speedily report upon” (Journal of the House description begins Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States (Washington, 1826), I, II, III, IV. description ends , II, 265).
2. H enclosed an alphabetical list of petitions from ninety-nine individuals and groups on which he had not reported (copy, RG 233, Reports of the Secretary of the Treasury, 1784–1795, Vol. IV, National Archives; copy, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford).