George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Thomas Marshall, 29 November 1793

From Thomas Marshall

Woodford County, Buck-pond1 [Ky.] Novr 29th 1793


I have taken the liberty of inclosing you a publication which appeard in the Lexington paper of the 16th of this Month. It is said to be written by a gentleman, an acquantance of yours, who is at the head of a very powerful party in this Country. I shall make no farther observation on the subject, only that I am really affraid that something is brewing in this country that may end disadvantageously to the United States as well as to us.2

I wish my suspicions may have no other foundation than a wachful jealousy grounded on the knowledge of some past transactions of a very suspicious nature. I have the honor to be with the most respect esteem Sir Your most obedient Servant

T: Marshall

ALS, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters.

1Buck Pond, Marshall’s Kentucky plantation, was about one and a half miles east of Versailles.

2Marshall evidently enclosed the resolutions agreed to by the Democratic Society of Kentucky at a meeting in Lexington on 11 Nov. (Kentucky Gazette [Lexington], 16 Nov.). For a summary of those resolutions, see Citizens West of the Allegheny Mountains to GW and Congress, December 1793, source note.

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