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To George Washington from Edmund Randolph, 2 March 1795

From Edmund Randolph

Monday March 2. 1795.

E. Randolph has the honor of informing the President, that by one o’clock to-day he will be able to give him the sense of the senate, or at least of the most influential characters, respecting the time of meeting upon the treaty.

The committee were sitting upon the Georgia business yesterday; and Col. Pickering was attending, as he promised. E. Randolph takes the liberty of suggesting to the President the necessity of immediately communicating to congress proper parts of Seagrove’s dispatches. Colo. Pickering undertook to have them ready by this morning.1

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

1On this date Secretary of War Timothy Pickering sent to Congress an extract of James Seagrove’s letter to him of 13 Jan. 1795 and also an extract of Timothy Barnard’s letter to Seagrove of 18 Dec. 1794 (ASP description begins Walter Lowrie et al., eds. American State Papers. Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States. 38 vols. Washington, D.C., Gales and Seaton, 1832–61. description ends , Indian Affairs, 1:559). Also on this date in the Senate, Rufus King, “from the committee appointed to take into consideration certain laws of the State of Georgia,” reported a resolution requesting that GW direct the attorney general to report to the Senate “documents, relative to, and explanatory of, the title to the land situate in the south western parts of the United States” (Journal of the Senate description begins The Journal of the Senate including The Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate: George Washington Administration 1789–1797. Edited by Martin P. Claussen. 9 vols. Wilmington, Del., 1977. description ends , 7:99; for the full text and amended passage of that resolution, see Randolph to GW, 9 March, n.13). King also reported a bill “authorizing the purchase of Indian goods” (Journal of the Senate description begins The Journal of the Senate including The Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate: George Washington Administration 1789–1797. Edited by Martin P. Claussen. 9 vols. Wilmington, Del., 1977. description ends , 7:102).

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