From Edmund Randolph
Philadelphia, July 12th. 1794.
The Secretary of State presents his Compliments to the Secretary of the Treasury; and informs him, that Mr. J. Q. Adams, the Minister of the United States for the Hague has arrived in this City. The pecuniary part of his mission lying within the Treasury department, it is requested, that the instructions upon this head may be prepared there.1 Mr. Adams will probably sail from Boston. This circumstance is mentioned, as it may probably be of consequence to the Secretary of the Treasury, whose family is unhappily afflicted with sickness,2 to have as much time as possible. Mr Adams will leave this place for Boston about the 21st inst.
LC, RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State, Vol. 7, June 27–November 30, 1794, National Archives.