George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Moultrie, 21 April 1793

From William Moultrie

Apl 21. 1793

Dear Sir

Mr Genet minister from the French republick will do me the honor to present you with this;1 I embrace the opportunity of offerring you my most respectfull Compliments, and to assure you of my very great regard & esteem. I am dear & respected Sir Your most Obt & very humle Servt

Willm Moultrie


1Edmond Genet, France’s newly appointed minister to the United States, had landed at Charleston, S.C., on 8 April. He may have delivered Moultrie’s letter to GW on 18 May, the date he presented his letter of credence to GW (JPP, description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends 143).

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