From Alexander Hamilton
Treasury Department May 15th 1794
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to transmit herewith for the President’s signature, the draft of a passport upon application from the French Minister, which is also enclosed.1
1. On this date GW "Signed a passport for the vessel L’aimable of port de paix (St. Domingo) now at Phila. to depart in ballast & to proceed to sd. Island" (JPP description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends , 303). French minister Jean-Antoine-Joseph Fauchet’s application to Secretary of State Edmund Randolph of 13 May requested a passport for a ship to carry dispatches to the commander there (FrPMAE, Cor. Polit., Etats Unis, 41).