George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Edmund Randolph, 26 November 1794

From Edmund Randolph

26 November 1794

E. Randolph presents his respectful Compliments to the President of the United States and has the honor to send him the enclosed translation of a Letter this moment received from Mr Fauchet.1

L, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB, DNA: RG 59, Domestic Letters; LB, DNA: RG 59, GW’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State. The letter is in the writing of State Department chief clerk George Taylor, Jr.

1French minister Jean-Antoine-Joseph Fauchet’s letter to Randolph of this date thanked him for his attention to Fauchet’s complaint about a failure to return the salute of a French ship at New York Harbor, which, from the materials Randolph had sent, Fauchet was “now persuaded originated in mistake” (DNA: RG 59, Notes from the French Legation). For the complaint, see Randolph’s first letter to GW of 9 Nov., and n.2.

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