George Washington Papers

From George Washington to the United States Senate and House of Representatives, 5 March 1794

To the United States Senate and House of Representatives

United States 5th March 1794

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

The Secretary of State having reported to me upon the several complaints, which have been lodged in his office, against the vexations and spoliations on our commerce, since the commencement of the European war; I transmit to you a copy of his statement, together with the documents upon which it is founded.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.

1For the enclosed statement, see Edmund Randolph to GW, 2 March. The supporting documents have not been identified.

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