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ALS and LS : American Philosophical Society I take the liberty of troubling your Excellency with information of an accident which lately happened to some Bills of Exchange drawn by the Commissioner for the time being at the Court of Versailles. The fourth Bills of four sets were delivered to a gentleman in Philada. to be taken to Borden Town in order to procure a continuation of the set as it...
Philadelphia, May 21, 1785. Request Hamilton to represent them and to provide information on lands in dispute between John and Tench Coxe and Robert Lettis Hooper and James Wilson. Request Hamilton to forward certain legal documents to the commissioners of the Land Office of New York. LS , in writing of John D. Coxe, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. John D. Coxe, a Pennsylvania lawyer,...
Prior to the receipt of the Act of Virginia leading to a general Convention of the States, the Governmt. of Pennsylvania had in contemplation the Assimilation of those Commercial Systems, which have been adopted for a time by the several States. Tho’ difference of Circumstances has led to dissimilar regulations, it was thought that none should be adopted, which might be found to militate...
Some matters of a good deal of consequence to myself render it necessary for me to be known to Mr. Jefferson—just so far as to take the liberty of addressing two or three letters to him. You will oblige me very much by favoring me with two copies of a short letter of introduction to go by different opportunities. It will be much more agreeable to me to receive them from you sealed than open....
[ Philadelphia, 3 Sep. 1787 . Recorded in SJL as received 13 Dec. 1787. Not found.]
On the 3d. instant I had the honor to enclose you a letter (of introduction) from the hon. Js. Maddison Jr., and another from myself directed to the person, who will deliver you this. The Nature of my Object did not permit my entering at that time into any explanation of the reasons by which I had been induced to request the favor of Mr. Maddison’s Letter, and at this time I think it will be...
My anxiety in favor of the new federal Constitution has induced me to attempt some comments on it, that might render it more clear and agreeable to the people at large, than the concise manner, in which it was necessarily drawn up, would admit of. A friend, with whom I ventured to converse on the Subject, has pressed me to pass them thro the papers of Virginia and New York. This will apologize...
I troubled you with a few lines by Mr Moore, in which I promised myself the pleasure of sending you the third Number of the American Citizen, which I have now the pleasure to enclose. Our house is at this Moment on the Adoption of the plan. A Motion to postpone was made by our Western Members, but on the Question only 12 were for the postponement. The house are now proceeding, and the...
I had the honor to inclose you some time ago a letter from the hon. Jas. Maddison Jr. Esqr. of Virga. and at the same time mentioned that a little time would necessarily elapse before I could have the pleasure of explaining myself on the business, which induced me to take the liberty of troubling you. The person who presents this to you, Mr. Andw. Mitchell will take the liberty of requesting...
I recd. your letter acknowleging the rect. of the three papers in the Gazetteer. At the request of Mr. Wilson, Dr. Rush and another friend or two I added a 4th. paper, calculated to shew the general advantages & obviate some of the Objections to the System. It was desired by these Gentlemen for the purpose of inserting in one of several handbills, which it was proposed to circulate thro our...