From George Washington
Sunday, 9 oclock. [ca. 12 December 1790]
Enclosed are the last despatches I have received from Mr Govr. Morris. As they unfold pretty evidently, I think, the disposition of the British ministry, I wish you to see them. Pray return them to me in the course of this day. I am, &c.
Tr (MH: Sparks Transcripts). Addressed to JM “(Without date).” The conjectured date is based on the probable delivery to Washington in early December of a bundle of Gouverneur Morris’s letters from London, particularly 10 and 18 Sept. 1790, which reported that his diplomatic mission was ending in failure (Sparks, Life of Gouverneur Morris, II, 38–47).