George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Edmund Randolph, 21 June 1794

From Edmund Randolph

Philadelphia June 21. 1794.


I was this morning honored by your letter of the 19th instant from Baltimore.

Mr Adams’s commission was completed, before you left this city. Having notified his appointment to him, I yesterday received a letter from him, dated at Boston on the 14th instant.1 He accepts, and will set out for Philadelphia about the 24th or 26th of this mon[th].2 Hence it is certain, that he will be here on your return.

Since my letter of yesterday, nothing has occurred, worthy of being transmitted to you; unless it be the inclosed cedula of the King of Spain; the translation of which has been finished only since your departure.3 I have the honor sir, to be with the highest respect yr mo. ob. serv.

Edm: Randolph.

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

1The notification to John Quincy Adams of his appointment as minister to the United Netherlands came in a letter from Randolph of 5 June (DNA: RG 59, Domestic Letters). Adams’s letter to Randolph of 14 June stated that he hoped to leave Boston for Philadelphia "in the course of ten or twelve days" (MHi: Adams Papers).

2Randolph wrote "money."

3The cedula has not been identified. It may have been the cedula inclosed with William Short’s letter to Randolph of 4 April and described in Short’s letter to Randolph of 1 April as "for raising forty thousand men which Government have determined to be necessary to reinforce their army" (DNA: RG 59, Dispatches from United States Ministers to Spain).

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