George Washington Papers

From George Washington to the United States Senate, 17 January 1791

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

Go: Washington

LS, DNA: RG 46, First Congress, 1789–1791, Records of Executive Proceedings, President’s Messages—Foreign Relations; LB, DLC:GW.

1For 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).

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