To the United States Senate
United States January 17th 1791
Gentlemen of the Senate.
I lay before you a letter from His most Christian Majesty, addressed to the President and Members of Congress of the United States of America.1
LS, DNA: RG 46, First Congress, 1789–1791, Records of Executive Proceedings, President’s Messages—Foreign Relations; LB, DLC:GW.
1. For the enclosure, see Louis XVI to GW, 11 Sept. 1790. This letter praised Jefferson’s service in France. It was received by the Senate on 17 Jan. 1791, read, and returned to GW (DHFC, description begins Linda Grant De Pauw et al., eds. Documentary History of the First Federal Congress of the United States of America, March 4, 1789-March 3, 1791. 20 vols. to date. Baltimore, 1972—. description ends 2:103).