VI. The President to the Senate and the House of Representatives
United States December 23rd 1790
Gentlemen Of The Senate And House Of Representatives.
It appearing by the Report of the Secretary of the Government North West of the Ohio, that there are certain cases respecting grants of land within that territory, which require the interference of the Legislature of the United States;—I have directed a Copy of said Report and the Papers therein referred to to be laid before you; together with a copy of the Report of the Secretary of State upon the same subject.
RC (DNA: RG 46, Senate Records, 1st. Cong., 3rd. sess.); in clerk’s hand, signed by Washington. The fact that this message was prepared by TJ is proved by entry in SJPL reading: ”[1791. Dec.] 14. Report Th: J. on Resolution Congr‥‥ Communication for Congress on that subject.” For enclosures see Document ii and its enclosures.