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I have the honor to inclose you a list of the Votes in the city and county of Philadelphia from which it appears that the antifederal people are not as much animated upon this occasion as their leaders, and that we have more than our real proportion of votes in the city, and much more in the County. The Boroughs are generally enlightened and federal, and vote largely in proportion in all...
Tho I suppose that some recent arrivals in the ports at S.E. of Philadelphia will give you the conformation of the report of war between G Britain & France I do myself the honor to mention to you the foundation on which it rests here. A Philada. ship arrived yesterday from Lisbon, when the Captn. Saw in the hands of Mr John Balkely, our principal American house, a letter from Mr. Fenwick the...
I have the honor to communicate to you the substance of a note, without his signature, which I received last Night from a person of considerable abilities , now in private life , in Paris. After expressing his expectations, that “an Envoy extraordinary is on the way to France.” he adds “ It would renew at once the happy former good understanding between the two Countries. His words are...
I have the honor to inform you that I have been engaged thro this week in attempts to provide for you an house fit for the reception of your family but have not yet succeeded. Genl. Knox is also payeing attention to the matter & we shall certainly accommodate you, if in our power. He is of opinion that it will not be proper to refuse £300 per annum for Mrs. Keppelis house at the corner of Arch...
I have received a letter from one of my brothers, who went thro Pittsburg to New Orleans in June last, which contains some information relative to public affairs. I therefore do myself the honor to enclose a copy that it may be of any confidential use that you may think proper, within the Government. My brother having a very considerable commercial establishment at New Orleans, and other parts...
I have the honor avail myself of the opportunity preceeded by the honorable R. Morris Esquire of transmitting you a Draught at Sight on the collector of Boston for 500 Drs agreably to the your instructions. I had to you.— The remainder will be paid , as you will pleased to direct, on applications of your Steward. No occurrence worthy of being communicated to you has taken place since you left...
I had the honor to communicate to you by a late mail a few important lines concerning a foreign topic. In this separate letter, I pursue the duty which always accompanies such communications that of furnishing the name to you in such manner & as early as circumstances permit. My letter was from Mr. la Forest, whose residence in America in the Employment of France, and correspondence with its...
Mr T. Coxe has the honor respectfully to enclose to the V. President of the United States a return of the licensed fishing vessels for one year, in which are included above 5000 Tons, which were not reported from the Custom houses, when the Registers abstract was furnished— MHi : Adams Papers.
I have the honor to transmit to you, from considerations both of duty and of prudence, a copy of a letter recd by me last Night from an English Master workman, who has made proposals to this office at 32000 Dollars for erecting a light House upon Cape Hatteras, and at 16000 Dollars for erecting a lighted Beacon House at castle Island. This attempt is at once so dishonest and imprudent, that I...
I had the honor to write to you very hastily by the post following the receipt of your letter. I was entirely unacquainted with the degree in which the present state of things might have been formerly brought before you, but having heard the point mentioned (on which I took the liberty to ask your recollection) it appeared to be of so much consequence, that I was very anxious to know whether...