To George Washington
[Philadelphia, September 22, 1791]
I have received a letter from the Minister of France, of which the inclosed is a copy.1 Having full authority from you in relation to payments to France, & there being funds out of which that which will constitute the succour requested may with propriety be made; and being fully persuaded that in so urgent & calamitous a case, you will be pleased with a ready acquiescence in what is desired, I have not hesitated to answer the Minister that the sum he asks is at his command.2
With the most perfect respect and truest attachment, I have the honor to be Sir, Your Most Obedient & Most Hble Servant
22d. Septr. 1791.
LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.