From Edmund Randolph1
Philadelphia, May 31, 1794. “I do myself the honor of inclosing to you Mr. Rittenhouse’s2 answer upon the coinage of the French Silver. You know the state of the Treasury, and can better judge, whether the advance of the money can be injurious to our own calls. If not, I conceive it to be too small a favor to hesitate about.”
LC, RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State, Vol. 6, January 2–June 26, 1794, National Archives.
2. David Rittenhouse was director of the Mint of the United States.