To Gouverneur Morris
Philadelphia Aug. 26. 1793.
The inclosed papers should have been annexed to the documents of my letter of Aug. 16. but were omitted by inadvertence. They are therefore now inclosed to you separately. I have the honor to be with great esteem & respect Dr Sir your most obedt. servt.
Mr. Genet’s answer to the address of the citizens of Philada. do. lately to do. at New York.
The above contain his declaration that France did not wish to see us engaged in the war.
Judge Jay’s Charge delivered at Richmd.
Judge Wilson’s do. at Philadelphia.
RC (DLC); at foot of text: “G. Morris esq.”; endorsed by Morris. PrC (DLC). FC (Lb in DNA: RG 59, DCI). Recorded in SJL as “inclosing printed documents.” Enclosures: (1) Edmond Charles Genet’s extemporaneous response to the address of the citizens of Philadelphia, 17 May 1793, thanking them for their warm welcome and assuring them, on account of America’s remoteness and other circumstances, that France did not expect the United States to become a party in the war, although it hoped that “her citizens will be treated as brothers in danger and distress” (report printed in National Gazette, 22 May 1793). (2) Genet’s answer to the address of the citizens of New York,  Aug. 1793, thanking them for their cordial welcome, expressing official French wishes that the United States will continue to remain at peace, calling for strict observation of American treaty obligations, and criticizing the Proclamation of Neutrality (printed in same, 14 Aug. 1793). (3) Chief Justice John Jay’s charge to the grand jury of the United States Circuit Court of Virginia on the subject of neutrality, 22 May 1793 (printed in Dunlap’s American Daily Advertiser, 26 July 1793). (4) Justice James Wilson’s charge to the grand jury of the United States Circuit Court of Pennsylvania in the case of United States v. Gideon Henfield, 22 July 1793 (printed in same, 25 July 1793).