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From George Washington to Edmund Randolph, 27 July 1795

To Edmund Randolph

Mount Vernon 27th July 1795
Monday Evening—late

Dear Sir,

My letters for the Post office in Alexandria, had been sent off some hours before the enclosed dispatches were put into my hands, by the young Gentleman whose name is mentioned in Govr Clintons letter to me, also forwarded.1

Not willing to lose a Post day, I hasten to send the resolutions above alluded to, late as it is, to Alexandria; to go on tomorrow— with a request similar to the one made from Baltimore.2 A day or two more will, I presume, bring, to me, the result of the meeting proposed to be held in Philadelphia; which, probably, will be followed by one, from Baltimore, and other towns; altho’ I have no advice thereof further than the Papers contained, as being in agitation at Baltimore before I left Philadelphia.3 If one comes from the last mentioned place (Phila.) and is immediately published, as the others have been, before delivery, let an answer thereto if answers are advisable follow it with[ou]t waiting for my request. I have no time to add more, than that the Commercial part of the treaty as far as my information goes is generally disliked. Yours always

G. Washington

P.S. What says Mr Adet, upon the Subject of the Treaty, and the movements thereupon?

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

1The letter from George Clinton and the enclosed dispatches have not been identified, but Clinton most likely discussed the 20 July address to GW by citizens of New York.

2GW referred to the request in his letter to Randolph of 18 July that the cabinet draft an answer to the address of 13 July sent him by the citizens of Boston.

3See Philadelphia Citizens to GW, 25 July, and Baltimore Citizens to GW, 27 July. GW probably had seen the letter from “A Citizen,” which suggested an address from Baltimore (see n.2 to the latter document), when it was reprinted in the Aurora General Advertiser (Philadelphia) of 14 July.

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