George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Alexander Hamilton, 28 March 1794

From Alexander Hamilton

Treasy Dept. Mar. 28 1794.

The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the President of the U. States and encloses herewith the draft of a passport for Capt. Montgomery, to which (if found right) the President’s signature is requested, in order that the vessel may be dispatched.1


1The enclosed passport for Capt. James Montgomery of the General Greene, the revenue cutter for Pennsylvania, has not been identified. The passport, which GW signed on this same date, allowed the General Greene to travel to Charleston, S.C., in order to carry a notice of the congressional resolution of 26 March, which established a thirty-day embargo on American vessels bound for foreign ports (JPP description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends , 293; Stat description begins Richard Peters, ed. The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America, from the Organization of the Government in 1789, to March 3, 1845 . . .. 8 vols. Boston, 1845-67. description ends . 1:400).

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