George Washington to the Cabinet
Philadelphia April 18th. 1793.
The posture of affairs in Europe, particularly between France and Great Britain, places the United States in a delicate situation; and requires much consideration of the measures which will be proper for them to observe in the War between those Powers. With a view to forming a general plan of conduct for the Executive, I have stated and enclosed sundry questions to be considered preparatory to a meeting at my house to morrow; where I shall expect to see you at 9’o clock, and to receive the result of your reflections thereon.
RC (DLC); at foot of text: “The Secretary of State”; endorsed by TJ as received 18 Apr. 1793. PrC (DLC: Washington Papers); lacks addressee at foot of text. FC (Lb in DNA: RG 59, SDC); at head of text: “(Circular)” and “The Secretary of State, the Secry. of the Treasury, the Secretary of War, and The Attorney General of the U States.” Tr (AMAE: CPEU, xxxvii); in French; at foot of text: “Pour traduction conforme, P. A. Adet.” Entry in SJPL: “G.W. to Th:J. with questions relative to France & England.”