George Washington Papers

To George Washington from James Monroe, 8 April 1794

From James Monroe

Philada April 8. 1794


Having casually heard that it was requested by many of Col. Hamilton’s political associates, that you would nominate him as Envoy to the Court of Great Britain, and as I should deem such a measure not only injurious to the public interest, but also especially so to your own, I have taken the liberty to express that sentiment to you & likewise to observe farther, that in case it is your wish I should explain to you more at large my concern for this opinion, I will wait on you at any hour you may appoint for that purpose.1 With great respect & esteem, I am sir, Yr most humble servt

Jas Monroe.

L, Sprague transcript, DLC:GW.

1Before replying to Monroe on 9 April, GW showed this letter to Edmund Randolph and asked if he had encouraged Monroe to write it (Randolph to GW, 9 April [first letter]).

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