Statement by Alexander Hamilton and Henry Knox on
Edmond Charles Genet’s “Appeal to the People”1
Philadelphia, November 29, 1793.
We the subscribers, certify that we did severally communicate to the abovementioned John Jay and Rufus King, the particulars contained in the foregoing statement.2 That such of them as are therein mentioned to have been reported to Governor Mifflin by Mr. Dallas, were communicated by the Governor to each of us, as having been received by him from Mr. Dallas. That such of them as respect Mr. Jefferson, including the information to him from Mr. Dallas of Mr. Genet’s having said “that he would appeal from the President to the People,” were communicated to us by Mr. Jefferson.
The [New York] Daily Advertiser, December 3, 1793.
1. For background to this statement, see the introductory note to H to Rufus King, August 13, 1793. See also “Cabinet Meeting. Opinion on the Case of the Little Sarah,” July 8, 1793; “Cabinet Meeting. Opinion on Vessels Arming and Arriving in United States Ports,” July 12, 1793; H to King, August 23–24, 1793; John Jay and King to H and Knox, November 26, 1793; Jay to H, November 26, 1793; King to H, November 26, 1793; H and Knox to Jay and King, November 27, 1793.
2. This statement by H and Knox was published with Jay’s and King’s letter “To the Public” of November 26, 1793. See H to King, August 13, 1793, note 10.