From Alexander Hamilton
May 12. ’94.
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the President & sends the enclosed for his decision1—submitting his opinion that it is not adviseable to grant the permission requested. This case is not precisely within the rule already adopted as a general one.2
1. Hamilton probably enclosed French minister Jean-Antoine-Joseph Fauchet’s letter to Edmund Randolph of 12 May, which, in part, supported the issuance of a passport for a pilot boat to carry an agent of James Vanuxem and Thomas Horton to Jamaica (FrPMAE, Cor. Polit., Etats Unis, 41).