To George Washington
[Philadelphia, February 16, 1793]
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the President, and has the honor to enclose the statement respecting the French debt.1 He hopes to be able to wait upon the President on Monday, when he will give a further explanation.
Saturday 16 feby. 93.
LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. This statement is described in JPP description begins “Journal of the Proceedings of the President,” George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 46, as “a statemt. of the balances of the Instalments of the French debt to the end of the last year.” See Ternant to H, 14 February 1793, note 2. The enclosure may have been a statement entitled “the Government of France in Account with the United States, for Payment of Interest and Instalments to the 31 January 1793,” signed by Joseph Nourse and dated February 9, 1793 (DS, RG 53, Register of the Treasury, Estimates and Statements for 1793, Vol. “135-T,” Nation Archives).