George Washington Papers

From George Washington to the United States Senate and House of Representatives, 3 March 1794

To the United States Senate and House of Representatives

United States 3d March 1794.

Gentlemen of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives.

I transmit to you, an extract from a letter of mister Short, relative to our affairs with Spain; and copies of two letters from our Minister at Lisbon, with their enclosures, containing intelligence from Algiers. The whole of these communications are made in confidence, except the passage in Mr Short’s letter, which respects the Spanish Convoy.1

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LS, DNA: RG 46, Third Congress, 1793–95, 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.

1For the extract of the letter from William Short to the secretary of state of 6 Nov. 1793, and for the letters and enclosures from David Humphreys to the secretary of state of 19 and 23 Nov. 1793, see ASP, Foreign Relations description begins Walter Lowrie et al., eds. American State Papers. Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States. 38 vols. Washington, D.C., Gales and Seaton, 1832–61. description ends , 1:413–18; see also Randolph to GW, 27 Feb. (3d letter) and 28 Feb. 1794.

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