George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Edmund Randolph, 6 November 1794

From Edmund Randolph


Philadelphia Novr 6. 1794


I saw Mr Woolcott; and upon consultation, it was thought better, that he should proceed with the bank, as upon his own credit; and write immediately to the Secretary of the treasury for a more official sanction, than he yet possesses—We agreed also, that the original of the letter, which he wrote to you, and the copy, which he sent, should be destroyed.1 If this be agreeable, you will be pleased to return it under cover, without being at the trouble of saying any thing concerning it. I have the honor to be sir with the highest respect, and affte attachment yr mo. ob. serv.

Edm: Randolph


1The letter from Oliver Wolcott, Jr., to GW has not been found. For the authority initially given Wolcott to act during the absence of Alexander Hamilton, see Hamilton to Wolcott, 29 Sept. (Hamilton Papers description begins Harold C. Syrett et al., eds. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 vols. New York, 1961–87. description ends , 17:290–91).

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