George Washington Papers

David Humphreys to John Jay, 8 January 1790

David Humphreys to John Jay

United States [New York] Janry 8th 1790


I am commanded by the President of the United States of America to send to you some Papers which have just come to him, and which are of a nature highly interesting to the Community. His object is to avail himself of your opinion, relative to the measures which should be adopted in consequence of this Communication. I have the honor to be with perfect respect &c.

D. Humphreys

N.B. the above letter was from Genl Forman—giving an acct of the detection of forgeries on the State Notes of New York—& enclosing several of the Counterfiet Certificates.1

ALS, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB, DLC:GW.

1The letter from David Forman has not been found.

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