From William Moultrie
Apl 21. 1793
Mr Genet minister from the French republick will do me the honor to present you with this;1 I embrace the opportunity of offerring you my most respectfull Compliments, and to assure you of my very great regard & esteem. I am dear & respected Sir Your most Obt & very humle Servt
1. Edmond Genet, France’s newly appointed minister to the United States, had landed at Charleston, S.C., on 8 April. He may have delivered Moultrie’s letter to GW on 18 May, the date he presented his letter of credence to GW (JPP, description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends 143).