George Washington Papers

GW’s Note Concerning the Recall of Edmond Genet, 16 January 1794

GW’s Note Concerning the Recall of Edmond Genet

[c.16] Jany 1794

Whilst the measure, which gave a rise to these papers, was under consideration—advice was recd from our Minister at Paris, that Mr Genet wd be immediately recalled which arrested the business in this stage of it.1

AD, DLC:GW. This note is on the back of the cover for an unidentified letter to GW. The postal stamp on the cover reads “N. YORK Jan 15.” A handwritten notation on the cover indicates that this letter was sent per “Woolwich Capt. Stimson.” According to newspaper accounts, the ship Woolwich, under Capt. John Stimson, had arrived in New York City’s port from Cork, Ireland, by Wednesday, 15 Jan. (Greenleaf’s New York Journal and Patriotic Register, 15, 22 Jan. 1794).

1The exact papers to which GW refers are not known, but they probably included Alexander Hamilton’s Proposed Presidential Message to Congress of 6–13 Jan. 1794. For the news from Gouverneur Morris that the French government would recall Edmond Genet, its minister to the United States, see his letter to GW of 19 Oct. 1793, and n.1.

Index Entries