George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Edmund Randolph, 2 July 1794

From Edmund Randolph

Philada July 2. 1794


E. Randolph has the honor of enclosing to the President a letter from Jacob Wray, of Hampton in Virginia, which is intelligible in no part of it, but what relates to a case belonging to the President.1


1The enclosure was Wray’s letter, presumably to Randolph, of 19 June (DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters). Wray repeated information sent earlier by his brother Keith Wray of London (see GW to Thomas Pinckney, 12 Dec. 1793) about "a Case directed to the Honble the President contents unknown" which "had been a considerable time in a Bankers Possession" and could "be obtained, and not lost" upon "proper application by his Agent." Wray also rambled on about fortifications, navigation, and enforcement of the embargo in the Hampton Roads area.

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