George Washington Papers

From George Washington to the United States Senate and House of Representatives, 13 April 1792

To the United States Senate and House of Representatives

[Philadelphia] April 13. 1792.

Gentlemen of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives:

I have thought it proper to lay before you a communication of the 11th instant from the Minister Plenipotentiary of Great Britain, to the Secretary of State relative to the commerce of the two Countries, together with their explanatory correspondence, and the Secretary of State’s letter to me on the subject.1

Go: Washington

DS, DNA: RG 46, Second Congress, 1791–1793, Records of Legislative Proceedings, President’s Messages; LB, DLC:GW.

1For the enclosures, see Jefferson to GW, 13 April, nn.1–2. Both the Senate and the House of Representatives received GW’s message this day and ordered it to lie on the table (Annals of Congress description begins Joseph Gales, Sr., comp. The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States; with an Appendix, Containing Important State Papers and Public Documents, and All the Laws of a Public Nature. 42 vols. Washington, D.C., 1834–56. description ends , 2d Cong., 1st sess., 122, 556).

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