From the Supreme Court Justices
Sir,Philadelphia 18th Feby 1794.
Impressed with an opinion, that the most proper method of conveying the enclosed representation to Congress, is through the President of the United States; we take the liberty of transmitting it to you, and to request that you will be pleased to lay it before them.1 We have the honor to be, with perfect respect, Sir, Your most obedient, & most humble servants.
I certify the foregoing to be a true copy from the original.
Secy to the Presidt of the U. States.
Copy, DNA: RG 46, Fourth Congress, 1795–97, Senate Records of Legislative Proceedings, President’s Messages.
1. See the following enclosure, a letter from the Supreme Court justices to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, c.18 Feb., which GW enclosed with a cover letter to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives of 19 Feb. that reads: “I lay before you the copy of a letter which I have received from the chief Justice and associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States; and, at their desire, the representation, mentioned in the said letter, pointing out certain defects in the judiciary system” (LS, DNA: RG 46, Fourth Congress, 1795–97, Senate Records of Legislative Proceedings, President’s Messages; LB, DNA: RG 233, Third Congress, 1793–95, House Records of Legislative Proceedings, Journals; LB, DLC:GW).