To Timothy Pickering
[New York, February 6, 1797]
I duly received your letter of the 23 of Jany1 with its inclosure,2 for which I am much obliged to you. I have read it with great pleasure. It is a substantial satisfactory paper will do good in this Country & as to France I presume events will govern there.
Is it not proper to call upon the Merchants to furnish your Department with statements & proofs of the spoliations which we have suffered from the French as was done when the English were in their mischievous Carreer?3
Yrs. with true esteem
I received your other letter4 with certain enclosures.
T Pickering Esq
ALS, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston.
1. Letter not found.
3. See Edmund Randolph to Washington, March 2, 1794 (LC, RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State, Vol. 6, January 2-June 26, 1794, National Archives).