Thomas Jefferson Papers

George Washington to the Cabinet, 18 April 1793

George Washington to the Cabinet

Philadelphia April 18th. 1793.


The posture of affairs in Europe, particularly between France and Great Britain, places the United States in a delicate situation; and requires much consideration of the measures which will be proper for them to observe in the War between those Powers. With a view to forming a general plan of conduct for the Executive, I have stated and enclosed sundry questions to be considered preparatory to a meeting at my house to morrow; where I shall expect to see you at 9’o clock, and to receive the result of your reflections thereon.

Go: Washington

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “The Secretary of State”; endorsed by TJ as received 18 Apr. 1793. PrC (DLC: Washington Papers); lacks addressee at foot of text. FC (Lb in DNA: RG 59, SDC); at head of text: “(Circular)” and “The Secretary of State, the Secry. of the Treasury, the Secretary of War, and The Attorney General of the U States.” Tr (AMAE: CPEU, xxxvii); in French; at foot of text: “Pour traduction conforme, P. A. Adet.” Entry in SJPL: “G.W. to Th:J. with questions relative to France & England.”

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