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Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., to Henry Knox, 8 December 1794

Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., to Henry Knox

8 December ’94.

By the President’s order Bw Dandridge sends the enclosed copy of a Resolution of the House of Representatives, to the Secy of War, & requests him to give the information required thereby.1 The President wishes to see the Secretary in order to converse with him on the subject of the resolution.

AL, DLC:GW.

1On this date the House of Representatives “Resolved, that the President of the United States be requested to cause the proper Officer to lay before this House, a copy of the instructions given to the Superintendants & Engineers for erecting the fortifications for the defence of the sea-ports of the United States, and of their reports thereupon; and also to inform the House in what instances cessions have been made by the respective States, of the lands on which fortifications are to be erected (copy, DLC:GW; see also Journal of the House description begins The Journal of the House of Representatives: George Washington Administration 1789–1797. Edited by Martin P. Claussen. 9 vols. Wilmington, Del., 1977. description ends , 7:80).

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