To the United States Senate and House of Representatives
United States [Philadelphia] December 14th 1790.
Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Representatives
Having informed Congress of the expedition which had been directed against certain Indians North West of the Ohio, I embrace the earliest opportunity of laying before you, the official communications which have been received upon that subject.1
LS, DNA: RG 46, First Congress, 1789–1791, Records of Legislature Proceedings, President’s Messages; copy, DNA: RG 233, First Congress, 1789–1791, Records of Legislative Proceedings, Journals.