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From George Washington to United States Senate and House of Representatives, 30 December 1790

To United States Senate and House of Representatives

United States December 30th 1790

Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Representatives.

I lay before you a Report of the Secretary of State on the subject of the Citizens of the United States in captivity at Algiers, that you may provide on their behalf what to you shall seem most expedient.1

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LS, DNA: RG 46, First Congress, 1789–1791, Records of Executive Proceedings, President’s Messages—Foreign Relations; copy, DNA: RG 233, First Congress, 1789–1791, Records of Legislative Proceedings, Journals; LB, DLC:GW.

1GW presented Congress with Jefferson’s report of 28 Dec. (see Jefferson to GW, 28 Dec. 1790).

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