First Edition. 103pp. 8vo, disbound, needs rebinding. Philadelphia: Samuel H. Smith, 1795.
"Randolph's retirement was brought about by revelations through the British minister of intercepted communications of the French minister, Fauchet, to his government. Fauchet had written a rambling account in which he seemed to imply that Randolph made improper revelations to him and indicated that French money would be welcome... When called in question by Washington...Randolph resigned. Fauchet denied that he meant any reflections on his honor, and Randolph himself wrote an elaborate vindication (this work). DAB XV, p. 355. Howes R-55. Evans 29385.