George Washington Papers

From George Washington to United States Senate, 21 May 1796

United States May 21st 1796

Gentlemen of the Senate,

I nominate Matthew Clarkson, of Pennsylvania, to be the Commissioner on the part of the United States, agreeably to the 21st Article of the Treaty of friendship, limits and navigation between them and his Catholic Majesty, to examine and decide the claims of the Citizens of the United States for losses sustained in consequence of their Vessels and Cargoes having been taken by the subjects of his Catholic Majesty during the late War between France and Spain.

Andrew Ellicott, of Pennsylvania, to be the Commissioner And Thomas Freeman of the District of Columbia, to be the Surveyor, on the part of the United States, to run and mark the Southern boundary of the United States, which divides their territory from the Spanish Colonies of East and West Florida; agreeably to the second and third Articles of the treaty of friendship limits and navigation between the United States and his Catholic Majesty.

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DNA: RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.

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