George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Oliver Wolcott, Jr., 2 May 1797

From Oliver Wolcott, Jr.

Philadelphia May 2nd 1797

Dear Sir,

I embrace the earliest opportunity to transmit a Copy of the documents refered to in the Presidents Speech.1 We hear nothing further that is interesting.

It is remarkable that all the foreign Nations with whom we have public intercource bring forward their claims for Gratitude, even the Spaniard contends for his Share. With perfect respect & attachment I remain Dear Sir, your obedt servt

Oliv. Wolcott jr

ALS, DLC:GW; copy, CtHi: Oliver Wolcott, Jr., Papers.

1For the documents referred to by President John Adams in his address to Congress of 16 May 1797 regarding the crisis in the relations of the United States with France, see the text printed in ASP, Foreign Relations, description begins Walter Lowrie et al., eds. American State Papers. Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States. 38 vols. Washington, D.C., Gales and Seaton, 1832–61. description ends 1:40–42. For reference to the contents of the speech, see Wolcott to GW, 19 April, n.2.

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