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I have received your favor of the 17th and read it over and over again, with all the attention I am master of. The long continued dangerous sickness of my best friend, and her still precarious destiny, have thrown my mind into a state of depression, agitation and anxiety, which will not admit of a full discussion of the various points on which, you and I appear to differ in opinion. I will...
Inclosed is a letter from Mr. Abiel Foster recommending Edward St loe Livermore to be naval officer at Portsmouth which you will please to weigh with others. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
Inclosed is a letter from Kinchen Turner of Virginia requesting to be appointed a commissioner to value lands houses &c. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
Inclosed are the full powers to borrow five million and two million signed according to your report made to me and dated the 20th. of September. The duplicates I shall send by another opportunity if those should not arrive to you. This is I suppose as you intended I am &c MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I thank you for your Attention to my request and for the trouble you have taken in writing the Letter &c I hope the Post Office will not be robbed by any of the Societies of Illuminati, German Union, United Irishmen &c who are Said to be so inquisitive in Post offices in America as well as Europe. CtHi : Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Papers.
By virtue of the Act entituled “An Act to enable the President of the United States to borrow money for the public service”, passed on the Sixteenth day of July in the year One thousand seven hundred and Ninety Eight. I do hereby authorize and empower you, by yourself or any other person or persons to borrow on behalf of the United States, of the Bank of the United States, or any other body or...
By virtue of the Act entituled “An Act making certain appropriations; and to authorize the President to obtain a loan on the credit of the direct tax.” passed on the sixteenth day of July in the year One thousand seven hundred and Ninety Eight. I do hereby authorize and empower you by yourself, or any other person or persons to borrow on behalf of the United States of the Bank of the United...
Inclosed are Letters relative to the Appointment to the Naval office at Portsmouth. Oliver Whipple is the only One that has been presented whose Pretentions deserve much Attention in competition with Mr Edward St. Loe Livermore: But upon the whole I think Mr Livermore ought to be appointed. He is able, popular, honourable and I believe will give general satisfaction. If you think so, he may be...
I return you Mr. Millers report of September 23d relative to a light house near the entrance of George Town harbour in the state of South Carolina approved. I have The honor to be Sir your humble / servant MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I return you the commissions for Maxwell Armstrong & Alexander Nelson signed according to the recommendation, inclosed in yours of the first of this month which I here enclose I am Sir your humble servant MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
It is time to consider whether it will be prudent for congress to meet in Philadelphia & also what communications & recommendations will be necessary in the address to both houses. I request you to turn your thoughts upon these subjects & write me your opinions as early as may be I have the honor to be &c MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
It is time to consider whether it will be prudent for Congress to meet in Phyladelphia; and also what Communications and Recommendations will be necessary in the Address to both Houses. I request you to turn your Thoughts upon these Subjects and write me your opinions as early as may be. I have the Honor to be, Sir / your most obedient CtHi : Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Papers.
I returned the commission for Gen. Thomas Posey with papers inclosed in your favor of the 5 which I received last night. I have received your other favor of the 5th inclosing Mr. Pattens letter for which I thank you. I am Sir your / most obedient MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I return you the pardon of Wanton signed & pray you to have the seal of the US official affixed & the man liberated as soon as possible being convinced that humanity & the public good will justify it. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I return you the commissions inclosed in yours of the 22d signed and desire you to fill the blanks with the names you report in favor of. I return you the letters of recommendation you sent me & send you a letter from Mr McDowel I am &c MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I received yesterday, your favor of 25th March, & thank you for the letter inclosed in it to Gen Lincoln. I am glad to learn that the discontents in Northampton are not increasing. I wish the expence of marching a force against the malcontents could be laid upon them alone.—Our elections are supposed to have gone very well.—much better than had been feared and expected. In a violent snowstorm,...
I received yesterday your favour of 25 Marche and thank you for the Letter inclosed in it to Gen Lincoln. I am glad to learn that the discontents in Northampton are not increasing. I wish the Expence of marching a force against the Malcontents could be laid upon them alone—Our Elections are supposed to have gone very well—Much better than had been feared and expected. In a violent Snow Storm,...
I recd yesterday your favour of the 4th. and am so well satisfied with the Recommendations of Mr Elijah Barrett of Cambden Kent County, in the State of Delaware, as to be very willing to sign his Commission: but unluckily the Blank Commission which you intended to send was not inclosed. The recommendations of Lamberton Cooper to be surveyor and Inspector for the Port of Middleton, in...
I return the two blank commissions, signed & am satisfyed with the recommendations of Robert Chesley to succeed his father. If a real reformation should take place in Northhampton county in consequence of a consciencious conviction of their crime & error, it would be happy; but a cessation of opposition from fear only, may last no longer than the terror. I am Sir your most obedient Servant MHi...
I return the two blank Commissions, signed and am satisfied with the recommendations of Robert Chesley, to succeed his Father. If a real reformation should take place in Northampton County, in consequence of a consciencious Conviction of their Error & Crime it would be happy: but a cessation of opposition from fear only, may last no longer than the terror. I am, Sir your most obt. CtHi .
I return the two Commission, inclosed in yours of the 11th. signed. The contracted Law of N. Carolina, if followed by all the states, would make short Work with the Fæderal Government. What will be the Result of these Things? Such a Law is enough to dissaffect an whole state and excite a Rebellion against the U.S. I am sir your most humble &c CtHi : Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Papers.
I thank you, Sir, for your favour of the 11th. which I received last night. The Termination of the Tryal of Fries is an important, an interesting and an affecting Event. I am unable to conjecture the grounds of Mr Lewis’s opinion, and wish I had a sketch of them. Is Fries a Native or a Foreigner? Is he a Man of Property and independent, or is he in Debt? What has been his previous Life,...
I return the commissions signed, which were inclosed in your favor of the 18th. I agree with you, that Mr Kemp ought to be appointed unless something more should appear, than is yet exibited in favor of Mr. Muse. I return all the recommendations. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
Inclosed is a recommendation of Mr Nathaniel Mayhew of Chilmark to be keeper of the light house on Gay head I am &c MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
The Rev. Joseph Thaxter of the vineyard recommends Mr. Noah Pease of Edgartown to be keeper of the light house in Gay head as appears by his letter inclosed by MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I have this moment recd your favour of the 1st.—The Letter you have written to the Collectors appears to be well considerd and I return the Copy approved as well as your plan of a temporary Arrangement for the Expenditure of the Fund for the relief of Sick and disabled Seamen. Castle Island is the most proper Place for Massachusetts and Dr Welsh I believe as good an Appointment as can be made....
Inclosed is a Petition from John Sylvester for a Pardon, a Copy of the Record of his Conviction, a Petition which he presented to Governor Sumner, and a Certificate and request Signed by a large Number of respectable and Worthy Citizens of Plymouth in his favour.— My answer to his Relation who brought me the Petition was that the Crime was of so serious a Nature, that, Whatever might be my...
In your Letter of the 13th, you hint that Attempts are making to draw into question the solidity of the Public Credit: but you have not explained the particulars and I am at a loss to conjecture the facts which you may allude to. Public Credit can never be Steady and really Solid without a fixed medium of Commerce. That We have not Such a Medium, you know has been an opinion, for several...
In your letter of the 13th. you hint that attempts are makeing to draw into question the solidity of the public credit but you have not explained the particulars and I am at a loss to conjecture the facts which you may allude to. Public credit can never be steady and really solid without a fixed medium of commerce. That we have not such a medium you know has been my opinion for several years....
I return you all the papers inclosed in your favor of the 19th. The proposal of Mr. Martin Lincoln is approved & the written instruments defineing the lands for the accomodation of the light house are signed / by Sir your humble servant MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.