From George Washington
May 13th. 1793.
The President requests that the Secretary of State will have the enclosed letter from the Governor of So. Carolina taken into consideration, with the other matters which are to be weighed.
RC (DLC); in the hand of Tobias Lear; endorsed by TJ as received 14 May 1793. Recorded in SJPL. Enclosure: William Moultrie to Washington, 26 Apr. 1793, expressing hope that the President would approve his decision to erect a few cannon to defend Charleston and asking for guidance in dealing with unspecified conflicting provisions in the treaties between the United States and some of the countries involved in the European war (RC in NjMoHP; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Moultrie; endorsed as received 13 May 1793). Neither TJ nor Washington replied to Moultrie.