From Henry Knox
War department January 30th 1794
I submit to your Consideration a letter proposed to be written to the Governor of South Carolina in consequence of a private letter received by Mr John Ross of this Town of which the enclosed is an extract.1
The Secretaries of State and Treasury approved the draft now submitted.2 I have the honor to be with perfect respect Your obedient Servant
LS, DLC:GW; LB, DLC:GW.
1. Knox’s letter to William Moultrie of this date, which has not been identified, was “on the subject of fitting armed vessels & enlisting men” in South Carolina (JPP description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends , 282). Neither the letter sent to Philadelphia merchant John Ross nor its extract has been identified.