From George Clymer
Great Dock street [New York] June 19. 1789
I have just received from Philadelphia the inclosed petitions of Captain Robert French and his wife, both of them addressed to the President and Congress, but conceiving the case to come entirely within the province of the Executive I have thought it my duty to lay them before you; only observing that the persons who have recommended the petitioners case to the consideration of government are of the most respectable characters.1 I have the honour to be, Sir Your most obedt hum. servant
ALS, DNA:PCC, item 78; LB, DLC:GW.
George Clymer (1739–1813), a Philadelphia financier and merchant and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was a member of the Continental Congress, 1776–78 and 1780–83. Clymer was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and at this time was representing Pennsylvania in the House of Representatives. In March 1791 GW appointed him superintendent of the revenue for Pennsylvania, and in June 1795 named him as one of the commissioners to negotiate a treaty with the Creek (Executive Journal, description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America: From the commencement of the First, to the termination of the Nineteenth Congress. Vol. 1. Washington, D.C., 1828. description ends 1:81, 190).