Reply of the President
to the House of Representatives
[28 October 1791]
The pleasure I derive from an assurance of your attention to the objects I have recommended to you, is doubled by your concurrence in the testimony I have borne to the prosperous condition of our public Affairs. Relying on these sanctions of your enlightened Judgment, and on your patriotic aid, I shall be the more encouraged in all my endeavours for the public weal; and particularly in those which may be required on my part for executing the salutary measures I anticipate from your present deliberations.
FC (DLC: Washington Papers); Tr (DNA: RG 233, House of Representatives Records, Journals). Both are letterbook copies in clerks’ handwriting. For JM’s authorship, see Washington to JM, 27 Oct. 1791.