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To George Washington from Edmund Randolph, 31 May 1794

From Edmund Randolph

Philadelphia May 31. 1794.

The Secretary of state has the honor of informing the President of the United States, that, having already accounted to him for the sum of thirteen thousand, two hundred dollars, destined for the relief of such of the exiles from St Domingo, as resided in the United States, he has offered the remaining eighteen hundred dollars, as follows: six hundred to Pennsylvania, which have been accepted: six hundred to Baltimore, which have been accepted: five hundred to New-York, which were said not to be necessary, and one hundred to Delaware, which were also unnecessary.1 Hence the sum of six hundred dollars are deposited in the bank, liable to be disposed of, as the President shall choose, for the further relief of the inhabitants of St Domingo.

Edm: Randolph

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

1Randolph was accounting for the $15,000 appropriated by "An Act providing for the relief of such of the inhabitants of Saint Domingo, resident within the United States, as may be found in want of support," 12 Feb. 1794 (Stat description begins Richard Peters, ed. The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America, from the Organization of the Government in 1789, to March 3, 1845 . . .. 8 vols. Boston, 1845-67. description ends . 6:13). Randolph’s earlier accounting was given in his letter to GW of 11 April.

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