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NO. 18, omitted.
NO. 19. A list of the members who attended the General Convention, which form
ed the new Constitution, in 1787.
DANIEL OF ST. THOMAS JENIFER,
John FRANCIS MERCER,
James Madison, JR.
Wm. R. DAVIE,
RICHARD D. SPAIGHT,
CHARLES C. PINCKNEY,
NO. 20. Abstract of the accounts of the respective States, for expenses incurred
during the Revolutionary War, as allowed by the Commissioners who finally settled said accounts.
(Sums charged Sums allowed
for advances Expendi- Balances Balances
by U. States, tures ex- found due found due STATES for expendi- including the cluding
from the to the U. tures.
assumption of all advances U.States. States.
17,964,613 03 6,258,880 03 11,705,733 1,248,801 Rhode Island,
3,782,974 46 1,977,608 46 1,805,366 299,611 Connecticut,
9,285,737 92 3,436,244 92 5,829,493 619,121 New York, 7,179,982 78 1,960,031 78 5,219,951
12,074,846) New Jersey,
5,342,770 52 1,343,321 52 3,999,4491 49,030 Pennsylvania, 14,137,076 22 4,690,686 22 9,446,390
76,709 Delaware, 839,319 98 229,898 98 609,421
612,428 Maryland, 7,568,145 38 1,592,631 38 5,975,614
151,640 Virginia, 19,085,981 51 3,803,416 51 15,282,865
100,8791 North Carolina, 10,427,586 13 3,151,358 13 7,276,228
501,0821 South Carolina,
11,523,299 29 5,780,264 29 5,743,035 1,205,978 Georgia,
2,993,800 86 1,415,328 86' 1,578,472) 19,988
NO. 21. Questions proposed by President Washington, for the consideration of the
members of the Cabinet, in April, 1793, with the Letter which enclosed them.
Philadelphia, April 18th, 1793. Sir,--The posture of affairs in Europe, particularly between France and Great Britain, places the United States in a delicate situation, and requires much consideration of the measures which will be proper for them to observe in the war between those powers. With a view to forming a general plan of conduct for the executive, I have stated and enclosed sundry questions to be considered preparatory to a meeting at my house to-morrow, where I shall expect to see you at nine o'clock, and to receive the result of your reflections thereon.
Quest. 1. Shall a proclamation issue for the purpose of preventing interferences of the citizens of the United States in the war between France and Great Britain, &c. ? Shall it contain a declaration of neutrality or not? What shall it contain ?
2. Shall a minister from the republic of France be received ?
3. If received, shall it be absolutely or with qualifications; and if with qualifications, of what kind ?
4. Are the United States obliged by good faith to consider the treaties heretofore made with France as applying to the present situation of the parties? may they either renounce them or hold them suspended until the government of France shall be established ?
5. If they have the right, is it expedient to do either ? and which ?
6. If they have an option, would it be a breach of neutrality to consider the treaties in operation ?
7. If the treaties are to be considered as now in operation, is the guaranty in the treaty of alliance applicable to a defensive war only, or to a war, either offensive or defensive?
8. Does the war in which France is engaged appear to be offensive or defensive on her part? or of a mixed and equivocal character ?
9. If of a mixed and equivocal character, does the guaranty in any event apply to such a war?
10. What is the effect of a guaranty, such as that to be found in the treaty of alliance between the United States and France ?
11. Does any article in either of the treaties prevent ships of war, other than privateers, of the powers opposed to France, from coming into the ports of the United States to act as convoys to their own merchantmen? or does it lay any other restraints upon them more than would apply to the ships of war of France ?
12. Should the future regent of France send a minister to the United States, ought he to be received ?
13. Is it necessary or advisable to call together the two houses of congress with a view to the present posture of European affairs ? if it is, what should be the particular objects of such call ?