From George Washington
Philadelphia June 1st 1793
To call upon Mr. Hammond without further delay for the result of the reference to his Court concerning the surrender of the Western Posts—or to await the decision of the trial at Richmond on the subject of British debts before it be done, is a question on which my mind has been divided1 for sometime.
If your own judgment is not clear in favor of one, or the other, it is my desire, as the heads of the Departments are now together, that you would take their opinion thereupon, and act accordingly.
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 1 June 1793. FC (Lb in DNA: RG59, SDC); with one variation (see note 1 below).
- FC: “balanced.”