Alexander Hamilton Papers

From Alexander Hamilton to George Washington, [12 May 1794]

To George Washington

[Philadelphia, May 12, 1794]

The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the President & sends the enclosed for his decision1—submitting his opinion that it is not adviseable to grant the permission requested. This case is not precisely within the rule already adopted as a general one.

LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1The enclosure was a letter which Jean Antoine Joseph Fauchet wrote to Edmund Randolph on May 12, 1794, complaining of the unfair advantage which the British had gained from the embargo. Fauchet concluded his letter by requesting a passport for a pilot boat which was to take an agent for James Vanuxem and Thomas Horton to Jamaica in an attempt to save their property there. Fauchet stated that he was certain of their honesty and patriotism and that they would not abuse the permission (LS, Arch. des Aff. Etr., Corr. Pol., Etats-Unis description begins Transcripts or photostats from the French Foreign Office deposited in the Library of Congress. description ends , Vol. 41).

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