From Edmund Randolph
Monday p.m. [9 Nov. 1794]1
The Secretary of state has the honor of informing the President, that, if his leisure will permit, the calls from the treasury department render a further number of Sea letters necessary.2
AL, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB, DNA: RG 59, GW’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State.
1. Monday actually was 10 November. However, the docket with this letter was changed from 10 to 9 Nov., and a similar change was made to the date on the letter-book copy. Randolph had misdated his previous letter “Monday 2 o’clock Novr 9. 1794,” and since evidence indicates that 9 Nov. is the correct date for that letter, the presumption is that 9 Nov. is the correct date for this letter as well.
2. The entry for 13 Nov. in GW’s journal of proceedings reads: “Sent to The Secy. of States Office 500 sea-Letters, being the last of 1000 last sent from him to get my signature” (JPP description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797. Charlottesville, Va., 1981. description ends , 321).