George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Alexander Hamilton, 5 April 1794

From Alexander Hamilton

Philada April 5. 1794.

The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the President & encloses the draft of a Passport for the vessel of Mr Fitzsimons which he understands the President had agreed to give. Mr Fitzsimons states that there will be on board, 8 barrels bread, 3 bbls Beef, 1 bbl Pork & 1 barrel hams. all the articles but the last are understood to be intended for the subsistence of such of our seamen as may incline to come in the vessel—the barrel of hams destined for a present.1

The vessel only waits it is said for the Passport.2


1On the request by Thomas FitzSimons for a passport for the sloop Independence to sail to Bermuda and the purpose of this trip, see the source note for the Cabinet Opinion of 2 April.

2GW issued the desired passport on 5 April (JPP description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends , 297).

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