From Edmund Randolph
Monday. ½ past 9 o’clock a.m. [6 Oct. 1794]
E: Randolph has the honor of informing the President, that Mr Seagrove just now has learned from good authority, that General Clarke has abandoned his expedition in Georgia; and, under the influence of General Gunn and Mr Carnes, has come in, with all his followers.1
AL, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB, DNA: RG 59, George Washington’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State. The letter is docketed in part, “6th Octr 1794.”
1. For discussion of Elijah Clarke’s settlement on Creek lands, see James Seagrove to Henry Knox, 4 June (enclosed in Knox to GW, 9 July), and n.3. For the conclusion of that effort on 27 Sept., see Knox to GW, 28 July, n.1. Thomas Petters Carnes (1762–1822) was at this time a Georgia congressman. He also served numerous terms in the state legislature, as state attorney general, as a judge, and as a commissioner to settle boundary disputes with North Carolina.