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From George Washington to the United States Senate and House of Representatives, 4 April 1794

To the United States Senate and House of Representatives

United States 4 April 1794.

Gentlemen of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives.

I lay before you three letters from our Minister in London;1 advices concerning the Algierine Mission, from our Minister at Lisbon and others;2 and a letter from the Minister Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to the Secretary of State, with his answer.3

Go: Washington

LS, DNA: RG 46, Third Congress, 1793–95, Senate Records of Legislative Proceedings, President’s Messages; LB, DNA: RG 233, Third Congress, 1793–95, House Records of Legislative Proceedings, Journals; Df, DNA: RG 59, Reports of the Secretary of State to the President and Congress; LB, DLC:GW.

1For the letters from Thomas Pinckney, see Randolph to GW, 3 April, and n.1.

2For the letters from David Humphreys, see Randolph to GW, 1 April, and n.1 to that document.

3Fauchet’s letter to Randolph of 27 March was a response to complaints about the French embargo imposed on the port of Bordeaux (see Randolph to GW, 19 March [first letter], and n.6). For this letter and Randolph’s response of 3 April, see DNA: RG 46, Third Congress, 1793–95, Senate Records of Legislative Proceedings, President’s Messages; ASP, Foreign Relations 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 , 1:431–32.

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