George Washington to Beverley Randolph, 7 December 1791

George Washington to Beverley Randolph

Sir

I have recieved your letter of Nov. 18. covering a resolution of the legislature of Virginia of Nov. 14. and a Memorial of sundry citizens of that commonwealth on the subject of their property carried away by the British, contrary, as they suppose, to the stipulations of the treaty of peace. A regular channel of communication with that government being now open, I shall not fail to pay due attention to this subject.—I have the honor to be with due consideration Yr. Excellency's Most Obedt. Sr.


Dft (DNA: RG 59, MLR); in TJ's hand except for complimentary close added by Lear; at foot of text TJ wrote “The Governor of Virginia,” to which Lear prefixed the words: “His Excellency.” PrC (DLC); without Lear's additions.