Thurday evening Sept. 15. 1796.
The Secretary of State respectfully lays before the President the instructions for Mr Ellicott, altered to conform to the President’s idea. If approved, they will be delivered this evening to Mr Ellicott, as he wishes to start very early in the morning.
The Secretary also submits a draught of instructions for General Pinckney—corrected & enlarged.
DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.