George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Edmund Randolph, 26 June 1794

From Edmund Randolph

Philadelphia June 26. 1794.


I do myself the honor of inclosing to you a letter from Mr Fauchet, my answer, and my letter to Mr Gore, relative to the prosecution against Mr Juteau, chancellor of the Consulate of the French Republic in Boston.1 I trust, that the harshness of the proceeding will be found not to have been premeditated, and to be no more, than what the forms of the courts in Massachusetts dictated. I have the honor, sir, to be with the highest respect and attachment yr mo. ob. serv.

Edm: Randolph.

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

1The prosecution of John Jutau stemmed from the arming of the French privateer Roland at Boston in the summer of 1793. For discussion of that incident, see Cabinet Opinion, 31 Aug. 1793, and n.1. For a summary by Christopher Gore, federal district attorney for Massachusetts, of the course of his prosecution of Jutau, see "Concorde’s Prize," Columbian Centinel (Boston), 10 Sept. 1794.

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