George Washington Papers

Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., to the Secretary of War, 11 August 1794

Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., to the Secretary of War

United States 11. Augt 1794

By the President’s order B. Dandridge has the honor to transmit herewith enclosed to the Secy of War, two letters from the Govr of No. Carolina, of the 19. & 25 of July last—& a letter from the Govr of Pennsylvania of the 9 inst.

The President requests the Secretary to answer to such parts of the Govr of North Carolinas Letters as may be thought to require it.


Secretary of War Henry Knox had left Philadelphia on 8 Aug. for an extended absence, and Alexander Hamilton was acting in his place. GW’s journal of proceedings for this date states that he "Put into the hands of the Secretary of the Treasy. (to act upon during the Secy. of War’s absence)" the three letters mentioned here (JPP description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends , 317).

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