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December 14, 1795 Edmund Randolph's Printed Vindication Timothy Pickering Alexander Hamilton Pickering discusses Edmund Randolph's written vindication following his forced resignation from the office of Secretary of State. Fauchet's letter, which had allegedly exposed Randolph's disloyalty to Washington, will be translated by George Taylor although Pickering wants to see Hamilton's translation also in order to get a sense of the true meaning of the letter.
January 2, 1794 Letter from the new Secretary of State Edmund Randolph Alexander Hamilton Edmund Randolph, having just taken his oath of office as Secretary of State, writes Alexander Hamilton and Henry Knox, also in Washington's cabinet. Randolph replaced Jefferson, who openly disagreed with Hamilton while Secretary of State, so Randolph promises to largely keep his own opinions to himself.
January 28, 1794 Dispatches of Gouverneur Morris Alexander Hamilton Unknown Recipient Cabinet meeting concerning the resolution of the Senate calling for the correspondences between Gouveneur Morris and Edmund Randolph. Morris was U.S. ambassador to France and Randolph was Secretary of State. Knox intimated that no part of the correspondence should be sent to the Senate; Randolph intimated that parts of the correspondence which President Washington thinks "improper" should not be...
September 11, 1794 Protecting a Spanish commissioner Alexander Hamilton Edmund Randolph Secretary Hamilton writes Edmund Randolph, Secretary of State, stating that Josef de Jaudenes, Spanish commissioner to the United States, must be protected as all foreign ministers are.
December 30, 1794 Conversation with French Minister Edmund Randolph Alexander Hamilton Secretary of State Edmund Randolph mentions French Minister Jean Antoine Joseph Fauchet, and the latter's request for the right to arm merchant vessels for the purpose of defending them and their cargoes.
December 30, 1786 Cited letter or document, Edmund Randolph to Henry Knox Edmund Randolph Henry Knox Letter, Citation only Cited in Knox to Randolph, 02/12/1787.
December 18, 1786 Cited letter or document, Edmund Randolph to Henry Knox Edmund Randolph Henry Knox Letter, Citation only Cited in Knox to Randolph, 02/12/1787.
January 2, 1795 Cost and Construction, Errors Alexander Hamilton Timothy Pickering "This letter is essentially the same as that which Hamilton wrote to Edmund Randolph on the same date." [letter to Randolph is cataloged here] Enclosed letters from Hamilton to Collector of Charlestown and another from the comptroller to the Collector on the subject of construction and arming of vessels. Fears "much mischief has ensued from this construction" which will end up costing the...
March 10, 1794 Kentucky expedition against Spanish territory [not available] Unknown Recipient Cabinet meeting concerning expeditions being prepared in Kentucky to invade Spanish territory to the West. A proclamation will be issued to Governor Isaac Shelby against the expedition. Secretary of State Edmund Randolph dissented.
August 24, 1793 Sketches of Notes for the President Thomas Jefferson Alexander Hamilton Jefferson submits to the other Cabinet members and the Attorney General some notes intended for the President which he took from memory and asks them to add to them from their own memories, particularly as regards the final conclusion as to the express-vessel.
July 2, 1794 Subject of compensation Edmund Randolph [not available] Secretary Randolph submits to Secretaries Knox and Hamilton, the opinion of President Washington as to the answer to be returned to George Hammond on the subject of compensation. Randolph requests their judgment upon the kind of answer.
March 13, 1794 Payments of the French debt Edmund Randolph [not available] Letter from the Secretary of State to the Attorney General, Secretary at War, and Secretary of Treasury. Randolph had a discussion with French agent Mr. Fauchet concerning French requests for a million dollars instalment payment of the debt. Randolph attempted to convince him the impracticability of the request, but Fauchet urged that the French government was in a desperate fiscal situation and...
June 10, 1794 Departure for Mount Vernon George Washington [not available] President Washington writes his Cabinet - Hamilton, Knox, and Randolph - informing them that he will depart to Mount Vernon next week. He requests that everything which requires his attention prior to his leaving be laid before him promptly.
January 15, 1795 Letter Citation Sharp Delany Unknown Recipient "Edmund Randolph wrote to George Hammond, the British Minister to the United States, 'respecting the privateer Les Jumeaux' and enclosed ' Jan 6 1795 Copy of a Letter from the Collector of the port of Philadelphia to the Secretary of the Treasury enclosing, Report of the Militia Officers of Delaware, and of Captain Montgomery of the Revenue Cutter.'"
March 6, 1793 Money forwarded, treaty talks at Sandusky Samuel Hodgdon James O'Hara The Commissary of Military Stores sends payment by post, believing it safer and more expeditious than private conveyances. Mentions the treaty talks of Sandusky and its commissioners, Lincoln, Pickering and Randolph.
April 5, 1794 Regarding the British ship "William" Edmund Randolph [not available] The Secretary of State encloses papers regarding the British ship "William," a prize to a French vessel of war. Randolph is of the opinion that it is not proved that the ship was taken within the protection of American coasts, and therefore the ship ought to be delivered up to the captors.
July 11, 1794 Opinion on the Kentucky resolutions Edmund Randolph [not available] Secretary Randolph informs the rest of Washington's Cabinet that the President desires for them to take into consideration the resolutions lately passed by the inhabitants of Kentucky, and offer their opinions. The Kentucky resolutions outline the right of its citizens to navigation of the Mississippi River.
March 22, 1793 No available image George Washington Heads of the Departments No image available.
June 17, 1794 American citizens in captivity in Algiers Edmund Randolph [not available] Secretary of State Randolph informs the rest of Washington's Cabinet that citizens in Boston and Norfolk have carried subscriptions for monies to be given for relief of the "Unhappy Citizens of the United States now in captivity in Algiers." Randolph states that the Executive Branch possesses no authority to appropriate private money to such objects, but that the citizens should do so themselves....
July 11, 1794 Meeting with President cancelled Edmund Randolph [not available] Secretary Randolph informs the rest of Washington's Cabinet that the President can no longer meet with them at noon next Monday, and instead wishes that they send their opinions in writing. Washington desires for them to take into consideration the resolutions lately passed by the inhabitants of Kentucky, and offer their opinions. The Kentucky resolutions outline the right of its citizens to...
December 23, 1794 Purchasing copper Edmund Randolph Alexander Hamilton Secretary Randolph writes that the Director of the United States Mint is of the opinion that it would be advantageous to contract for the 50 tons of copper offered by the Schuyler Copper Mine Company. The price should not exceed that of imported copper.
April 24, 1794 Submission of Pinckney's Letters to Congress [not available] Unknown Recipient Cabinet meeting on whether the enclosed letters from Thomas Pinckney shall be sent to Congress. Randolph is of the opinion that only one letter, and not the other, ought to be sent. Hamilton and Knox believe it is not advisable to send either.
July 1, 1794 Regarding the British ship "Pilgrim" Edmund Randolph [not available] Secretary of State Randolph submits to Washington's Cabinet an enclosed letter from Zebulon Hollingsworth, the attorney of the United States for the district of Maryland, regarding the case of the British vessel Pilgrim, determined to be captured on the coast.
August 5, 1794 Cabinet Meeting on the Whiskey Rebellion [not available] George Washington Secretaries Hamilton and Knox recommend that President Washington meet with them tomorrow morning on the topic of the Whiskey Rebellion. Secretaries Randolph and Bradford are not in town, and so will not be able to attend.
December 9, 1794 Captured British vessel by the French Edmund Randolph [not available] The Secretary of State requests the opinion of fellow Cabinet members regarding the enclosed letter of George Hammond, regarding the 1793 capture of a British vessel ("William Tell") taken by an armed French vessel not far from U.S. shores, and brought to New York. Randolph asks whether or not the United States government is bound to urge the payment requested for damages from the French.