To George Clinton
Philadelphia Mar. 13.1 1793.
I duly recieved your favor of the 5th. inst. and have now to request transcripts of the Indian treaties made under the state of New York, as it is conceived they may be necessary to put the Commissioners in full possession of all facts relative to the subjects they have to treat of, and to prevent their being surprised by the producing of any matter whatever with which they may be unacquainted, which they might therefore be unprepared to answer, or even to correct if mistated. I have the honor to be with great esteem & respect your Excellency’s most obedt & most humble servt
PrC (DLC); with altered date; at foot of text: “H. E. Govr. Clinton.” FC (Lb in DNA: RG 59, DL); dated 13 Mch. 1793. Recorded in SJL under 12 Mch. 1793.
1. Second digit reworked by TJ from “2.”