Alexander Hamilton Papers

George Washington to Thomas Mifflin, 29 September 1792

George Washington to Thomas Mifflin1

United States, Septr. 29th. 1792.2


Inclosed you will find the copy of a Proclamation, which I have thought proper to issue, in consequence of certain irregular and refractory proceedings, which have taken place in particular parts of some of the states, contravening the law therein mentioned.

I feel an entire confidence, that the weight and influence of the Executive of (Pensylvania) will be chearfully exerted, in every proper way, to further the object of this measure, and to promote, on every occasion, a due obedience to the constitutional laws of the Union.3

With respect, I am, Sir   Your Excellency’s Obedt servt

Thomas Mifflin Esqr
Governor of the Common~ of Pensyla

Df, in the handwriting of H, RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters, 1790–1799, National Archives; LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

2The dateline is in Washington’s handwriting.

3On the back of this letter Washington wrote: “The Governors of Pennsylvania No Carolina & So Carolina 29th. Septr. 1792.” Washington sent the same letter on the same date to Alexander Martin of North Carolina and Charles Pinckney of South Carolina.

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