George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Alexander Hamilton, 15 May 1794

From Alexander Hamilton

Treasury Department May 15th 1794

The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to transmit herewith for the President’s signature, the draft of a passport upon application from the French Minister, which is also enclosed.1


1On this date GW "Signed a passport for the vessel L’aimable of port de paix (St. Domingo) now at Phila. to depart in ballast & to proceed to sd. Island" (JPP description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends , 303). French minister Jean-Antoine-Joseph Fauchet’s application to Secretary of State Edmund Randolph of 13 May requested a passport for a ship to carry dispatches to the commander there (FrPMAE, Cor. Polit., Etats Unis, 41).

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