George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Edmund Randolph, 4 May 1794

From Edmund Randolph

Philadelphia May 4. 1794


I do myself the honor of sending to you a copy of the instructions as they were first drawn and submitted to Mr Jay and Colo. Hamilton.1 My conversations and reflection will probably make several changes in them: but the outlines being there, I think it best to bring the subject before you, as early as possible. In particular, I have notes concerning the commercial treaty; which I shall draw off, by the time of my waiting on you to morrow. I have the honor, sir, to be with the greatest respect yr mo. ob. serv.

Edm: Randolph

ALS, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB, DNA: RG 59, GW’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State.

1The enclosed draft of the instructions has not been identified. The final version of the instructions was dated 6 May (NHi: Jay Papers; see also ASP, Foreign Relations description begins Walter Lowrie et al., eds. American State Papers. Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States. 38 vols. Washington, D.C., Gales and Seaton, 1832–61. description ends , 1:472-74).

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