Manuscript/Mixed Material George Washington to Edmund Randolph, July 22, 1795
thence; with a request that it might be considered by the confidential officers of Government46 and returned to me, with an answer thereto, if an answer should be deemed advisable.
In my hurry, I did not signify the propriety of letting those Gentlemen know fully my determination with respect to the ratification of the Treaty, and the train it was in; but as this was necessary, in order to enable them to form their opinions on the subject submitted, I take it for granted that both were communicated to them by you as a matter of course. The first, that is the conditional ratification (if the late order which we have heard of respecting provision Vessels is not in operation,) may, on all fit occasions, be spoken of as my determination; unless from any thing you have heard, or met with since I left you, it should be thought more adviseable to communicate further with me on the subject. My opinion respecting the treaty, is the same now that it was: namely, not favorable to it, but that it is better to ratify it in the manner the Senate have advised (and with the reservation already mentioned), than to suffer matters to remain as they are, unsettled. Little has been said to me on the subject of this treaty, along the road I passed; and I have seen no one since, from whom I could hear
46. The Cabinet.
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- George Washington Papers, Series 2, Letterbooks 1754-1799: Letterbook 30, March 19, 1794 - Oct. 11, 1796
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