From Edmund Randolph
German Town October 28. 1793
My dear friend
I am satisfied, that there will be great manœuvring about the place of congress for the next session. New-York seemingly declines a visit from them; but steps are taken to distract preparations in this state, and produce a kind of necessity to go thither, as being the only spot, where accommodations can be found at short notice. A precedent, too is much wished by some, for violating the compact concerning the final residence, by shewing the power of congress over the temporary. I beseech you to be here the day before the appointed time. Yrs. afftely
RC (DLC). Addressed by Randolph to JM, “of Orange. To the care of Mr. David Blair, merchant in Fredericksburg, who is requested to forward it immediately.” Docketed by JM.