From Tobias Lear
August 12th: 1793
By the President’s Command T. Lear has the honor to transmit to the Secretary of State the Report of the Proceedings in the Executive Departmt. of Governmt. in the Territory of the U.S. North West of the Ohio, for six months, ending the 30th. of June last—which the President wishes the Secretary to examine at his leisure and report to him anything that may be found therein requiring the Agency of the President.
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as a letter from George Washington received on 14 Aug. 1793. Recorded in SJPL under date of receipt as “proceedings of Exve of N.W. territory.” Enclosure: Journal of Executive Proceedings in the Northwest Territory, 2 Jan.-18 June 1793 (MS in DNA: RG 59, NWT, in the hand of Winthrop Sargent; printed in Terr. Papers description begins Clarence E. Carter and John Porter Bloom, eds., The Territorial Papers of the United States, Washington, D.C., 1934-, 28 vols. description ends , iii, 390–411). See also Washington, Journal description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed., The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797, Charlottesville, 1981 description ends , 218.