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From George Washington to the United States Senate, 1 January 1794

To the United States Senate

United States Jany 1st 1794.

Gentlemen of the Senate,

I nominate Edmund Randolph, to be Secretary of State for the United States; vice Thomas Jefferson, who has resigned.1

Go: Washington

LS, DNA: RG 46, Third Congress, 1793–95, Senate Records of Executive Proceedings, President’s Messages—Executive Nominations; LB, DLC:GW.

1The Senate approved Randolph’s nomination on 2 Jan. (U.S. Senate Executive Journal, 1:144). For Jefferson’s resignation, see his second letter to GW of 31 Dec. 1793.

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