George Washington Papers

To George Washington from James Lloyd, 6 June 1798

From James Lloyd

Philadelphia 6 June 1798


I do myself the honor to enclose a message from the President of the U. States which was communicated to both Houses, yesterday.1 Private letters have been received by the vessel that brought the dispatches from our Envoys which mention that General Pinckney and General Marshall intended leaving France and that Mr Gerry had determined to remain notwithstanding the pressing remonstrances of those Gentlemen. This is mentioned only in Confidence.

Letters from Mr Sedgwick who is in Massachusetts, Mr Ross at Pittsburg & from all quarters assure us of the change which has taken place in the public mind and that a firm determination generally prevails to support & defend the Independence & the Government of our Country. Be pleased to accept my congratulations on this subject and my warmest wishes for your welfare. I am Sir, with the highest respect Your most Obedt Sevt

James Lloyd


1On 5 June John Adams sent a brief message to Congress, beginning: “I now transmit to both Houses the communications from our Envoys at Paris ...” (Annals of Congress description begins Joseph Gales, Sr., comp. The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States; with an Appendix, Containing Important State Papers and Public Documents, and All the Laws of a Public Nature. 42 vols. Washington, D.C., 1834–56. description ends , 5th Cong., 2d sess., 1870).

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