George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Edmund Randolph, 11 March 1794

From Edmund Randolph

[Philadelphia] Tuesday. 11. March. 1794.

E. Randolph has the honor of informing the President of the U.S., that he saw Mr Brown, of the senate, from Kentucky, yesterday afternoon: that Mr Brown informed him, that O’Fallon’s letter in his possession, was the original; & that it was intercepted by one of his correspondents in going from O’Fallon to Capt. Herron.1 Mr Brown did not mention the name of Belli or Wilkinson, in connection with this letter; nor did E.R. mention either of them to him.2

AL, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB, DLC:GW; LB, DNA: RG 59, GW’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State.

1On the letter from James O’Fallon to Capt. Herron that was currently in the possession of Kentucky senator John Brown, see Randolph’s fourth letter to GW of 27 Feb., and n.2 to that document.

2GW apparently had questioned Randolph about deputy quartermaster general John Belli and Gen. James Wilkinson, both currently serving in the U.S. Army.

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