From George Washington
United States March 8th: 1793
Being desireous of having a full and accurate knowledge of such things as are required to be done by or through the President of the United States, by the laws passed during the late Session of Congress, and which are1 deposited among the Rolls2 in your Office—I have to request, that the said laws may be examined for this purpose,3 and that you will furnish me with extracts of such parts or clauses of them as relate to, or require the immediate or special4 agency of the President of the United States.
RC (DLC); in the hand of Tobias Lear, signed by Washington; at foot of text: “The Secretary of State”; endorsed by TJ: “Lear Tobias recd. Mar. 8.” Dft (DNA: RG 59, MLR); in Lear’s hand. FC (Lb in same, SDC).
1. In Dft at this point “recorded and” is canceled.
2. Preceding three words interlined in Dft.
3. Preceding three words interlined in Dft.
4. Preceding three words interlined in Dft.