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The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to enclose for the consideration of the President, the translation of a letter of the 27 of December, which he has received from Mr de la Forest. He will wait upon the President on Monday for his orders concerning the subject of it. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Letter from Antoine René Charles Mathurin de La Forest not found.
Col: Hamiltons Compliments to Mr Petit will be obliged to him, if he can give him any hope of soon having the saddle, he was so kind to undertake to procure for him. At present he is a sad dismounted knight. AL , Yale University Library. Pettit, a resident of New Jersey, was assistant quartermaster general in the Continental Army from March 2, 1778, to June 20, 1781.
Treasury Department, March 18, 1791. “Inclosed is a copy of a Letter of the same date with this to the Commissioner of Loans for the State of Massachusetts. You will do what is therein mentioned in reference to yourself.…” L[S] , RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the Treasury, 1789–1808, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Boston, National Archives;...
I enclose to you a letter from Col. Powell in recommendation of Mr. Wyllys Silliman—Col. Parker, in his letter of the twenty eighth of August again urges the appointment of Mr. Robert Little heretofore recommended to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Mr. Jon. C. Williams by him as an officer in the eighth regiment. With great respect I am Sir & & ( Df , in the handwriting of...
[ Albany, March 8, 1801. On March 9, 1801 , Hamilton wrote to his wife: “Yesterday, My beloved Eliza, I wrote you.” Letter not found. ]
The Secretary of The Treasury proposes to the Secretary of State a Meeting of the Trustees of the Sinking Fund at the Office of the Secy of State the day after tomorrow twelve oClock. If convenient to him he will please to give notice accordingly to The Atty General. If the Sy of the Treasury hears nothing to the contrary he will attend of course. AL , Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress.
[ Philadelphia, October 6, 1792. On October 17, 1792, Randolph wrote to Hamilton : “On my return home, I found your letter of the 6th instant.” Letter not found. ] Although this letter has not been found, the answer to it indicates that its contents were similar to those of “Treasury Department Circular,” September 13, 1792 .
[ Philadelphia, August 2, 1792. On August 20, 1792, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “I have received your letter of the 2nd of this month.” Letter not found. ]
I have received a letter dated 14th. instant from Major Walker requesting a furlough for five or six weeks. You will, if you deem it expedient and for the good of the service grant him leave of absence for the whole or any part of the time he requires. with true consideration &c Df , in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. John Walker to H, March 14, 1800...
By command of His Excellency, I inclose you a letter to him from the officers of the German batalion. There appears, by the representation, to be something particular in the circumstances of that batalion, with respect to cloathing, which deserves attention. You will do whatever can be done with propriety to put them upon an equal footing with other Regiments. I am Sir   Your most Obed Serv...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the President & sends a letter to him from Captn Cochran. The manner in which it appears explains the error of having opened it. LB , DLC:GW . The enclosed letter from Capt. Cochran to GW has not been found. It may have been from Robert Cochran, the captain of the South Carolina revenue cutter.
I am very glad to be able to infor to comply with the request contd. in your letter of the 21st. Instt. by informing you that Mr. Swan the Postmaster Paymaster General some time since has had Orders to Repair to the Seat of Government—that he was making an arrangment for the purpose and may shortly be expected at Phila. Thank you for the printed Copies of the regulations With consideration &c....
Mr. Hamilton presents his Compliments to Mr. Jefferson. He has a confused recollection that there was something agreed upon with regard to prizes about which he was to write to the Collectors but which his state of his health at the time put out of his recollection. If Mr. Jefferson recollects it Mr. H. will thank him for information. RC ( DLC ); addressed: “The Secretary of State”; endorsed...
Enclosed is a letter sent to me by the Secretary of War—you will make enquiry into the case, and if the representation proves to be just, have the person discharged—The circumstances you will report to me— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
You will repair without delay to Wilmington in the State of delaware for the purpose of being employed in the recruiting service—Upon you r arrival at that place you will report you r self to Major Cass and take his order— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Treasury Department, July 24, 1793. “A certificate of transfer … issued from your Office … for 3606 ¹⁶⁄₁₀₀ Dollars 3 ⅌ Cent assumed debt, and another … for 557 ⁶¹⁄₁₀₀ Dollars deferred debt have been returned to the holders on account of erazures which appear in both certificates. A re-transmission of these papers being attended with inconvenience, it is particularly recommended to guard...
Enclosed is an account sent me by to me by Lieutenant Hooke. He mentions that the account was forwarded thro’ your advice, and that, you had informed him that similar charges had been allowed. I have supposed that an officer, upon receiving his appointment, bears the expence of repairing to his station—Afterwards, if he is detached on service, travelling expences are allowed him—However, if a...
[ New York ] February 18, 1784 . “I am engaged in several causes depending on the Trespass law on the side of the defendants. Three of my Clients who are British Merchants are anxious to have your assistance.… The actions are brought in the Mayor’s Court; so that I suppose the argument will come on in about five weeks. Will it be convenient for you to be here?” ALS , Lloyd W. Smith Collection,...
A recruiting party was, some time since, established under at Salisbury in N Carolina under the direction of Captain Bird It appears from the representations that have been made to me that this party is to destitute of the service has not proceeded from the want of Clothing. You will therefore have a sufficient quantity forwarded for a complete company—This is to be in addition to the Clothing...
I have received yours of the 30th April with the inclosed letter from Captain Tillinghast, to both of which particular attention will be paid. with true consideration I am Sir Your— ( ADf , in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). Acknowledges receipt of Dexter’s letter of April 30, 1799. Letter not found.
[ Philadelphia, September 24, 1791. On October 1, 1791, William Seton wrote to Hamilton : “I am desired by the President and Directors to acknowledge the receipt of your Letters of the 21 & 24 Sepr.” Letter of September 24 not found. ]
I receivd your favour of the 18th Ultimo in due time & beg pardon for not having answerd it before. I have by this opportunity desird Mr. Thomas Ashburner of St Eustatius to pay you the little matter I owe you, and when he has done it, I will be obligd to you for a few lines certifying the same. I am Gentlemen. Your Respectful Serv LC , in writing of H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
New York, June 16, 1799. States: “… the recruiting service … is … now in a course of execution in all the states from Massachusetts inclusively to Virginia inclusively. Thus the necessity of expedition in regard to the supplies becomes more & more urgent.…” ADf , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
William Richardson of the County of Caroline in the State of Maryland “Inspector of the Revenue for Survey No. 3. of the District of Maryland.” The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to send above the memorandum which he promised this morning to the President. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. See Tench Coxe to H, December 14, 1792 .
[ Philadelphia, May 8, 1794. On May 19, 1794, Edward Carrington wrote to Hamilton : “Yours of the 8th. Instant covering a letter for Mr. Augustine Davis … was recd.” Letter not found. ]
[ Treasury Department, January 21, 1792. Letter listed in dealer’s catalogue. Letter not found. ] LS , sold by Stan V. Henkels, Jr., October 11, 1927, Lot 170.
[ Philadelphia, May 5, 1791. On May 15, 1791, Appleton wrote to Hamilton : “I am … favoured with your particular Letter 5th instant.” Letter not found. ]
Treasury Department, January 23, 1792. “The President of the United States having determined to add to the allowance of the keeper of the light house at Portland head the sum of twenty dollars per annum, you will be pleased to make the same known to him.…” Copy, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Boston, National...
Major General Hamilton presents his co mpliments to B. General Wilkinson— & sends him the Arrangement of the first Regt. of Artillery—It found the Officers for a Battalion about the correspondent number of men with the Western Army. If a larger proportion be necessary it will be presented for consideration in the reports with which G. W. is occupied— ( Df , in the handwriting of Ethan Brown,...
I have received your letter of the twenty sixth of December. It rests with the President to determine on the acceptance of resignations; and your letter has been sent to the War Department for the purpose of being laid before him. As soon as The result, when known, shall be communicated to you. W— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). Acknowledges...
[ Albany, April 20, 1795. On April 27, 1795, Sands wrote to Hamilton : “Your Favor of the 20th I have Recieved.” Letter not found. ] Sands, a New York City merchant, was president of the city’s Chamber of Commerce.
I send you the enclosed letter from Mr Stevens respecting the provisions at Fort Jay that it may be for the instruction of to serve as information for the Accountants. ( Df , in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Your letter to Major Brooks of the 27th of January arrived in the here during my absence, and was opened by the Adjutant General. He informs me that he has authorized you to cause all the soldiers men whose terms of service are not near expiring to be inoculated—You will extend it the inoculations to all the men who have not had the disease troops under your command. ( Df , in the handwriting...
You have been informed As Captain Meigs stands first on the list of Captains for the thirteenth regiment he will take the place of succeed Major Huntingdon who has resigned in the regular course of Military promotion. Colonel Taylor is anxious that the promotion appointment should take place, and I would beg leave to call your attention to the subject— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y....
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by the Senate the petition of Barent I Staats respectfully reports thereupon as follows— The claim of the petitioner appears to be one of those, for the due consideration and adjustment of which, provision is made by the Act passed the 12th. of February 1793 relative to claims against the United States not barred by any act of Limitation, and...
Treasury Department, January 22, 1790. “I am favored with your letter of the 2d Instant Enclosing a Bank Note for Fifty Dollars; all the Remittances which you make in future must be sent … to the Treasurer of the United States.…” Copy, RG 56, Letters to and from the Collectors at Bridgetown and Annapolis, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National...
It is my wish that you would act as Pay Master to the troops not at Staunton formerly commanded by M now under the command of Captain Brock. Should you accept you will be pleased, after making the necessary arrangements with the Pay Mr Gl. to repair to Staunton as soon as possible. With consn You will be entitled to an additional allowance for this service of ten dollars pr. month— ( Df , in...
Treasury Department, August 23, 1791. Sends commission for Jeremiah Greenman as second mate for the revenue cutter “for the Connecticut & Rhode Island station.” LS , Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence; copy, RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Providence, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives; copy, RG 26, Lighthouse Letters...
[ New York, December 6, 1785. On April 5, 1786, Church wrote to Hamilton : “I am in your Debt and have to thank you for your Letters of the 24 Novr. 6 Decr. & 1st Feby.” Letter of December 6 not found. ]
I have received your letter of the 20th instant and desire request that you will state to me the circumstances which constitute your the peculiar situation you mention, & they will be considered with true consideration I am Sir Your obed Sert ( Df , in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). Acknowledges receipt of Smith’s letter of April 20, 1799. Letter not...
Lt. Hook has stated to me the embarrassments under which he labors, and requested an advance of one months pay to enable him to repair to his station— If this would not involve his so great a departure from established — as to be injurious precedent I should be well satisfied with the granting of his the request. ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
[ Philadelphia, June 22, 1794. On June 25, 1794, Ralston wrote to Hamilton and referred to “your Note of 22d Currt.” Letter not found. ]
I have received your letter of the eleventh instant—Your name stands first of on the list of first Lieutenants—This you would, doubtless, soon have been informed of by the Commandant of the regiment— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
You will be pleased, immediately upon the receipt of this letter, to apply to the contractor to procure the necessary ground for hutting the troops under your command. As soon as this shall be done you will lose no time in proceeding to the ground and to bring putting the men under cover. With consideration An earlier attention to the subject has been prevented by the a defect want the delay...
New York, September 20, 1790. Recites an indenture dated November 1, 1788, purportedly made by Jane Moncrieff, a widow, selling a lot on William Street to Hamilton for £1752.15.4. States that Mrs. Moncrieff inserted Hamilton’s name without his consent and that he refused to accept the indenture. Certified copy, recorded under the date of February 12, 1791, Conveyances in the Office of the...
[ New York ] December 20, 1785 . “In the cause of Macaulay v. Ludlow … I will thank you to take the suit to yourself and carry it on.” ALS , Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City.
Being ignorant of the present situation of Lieut. Lewis, I take the liberty of referring the inclosed to you; begging the favour of you, should you be possessed of the information to direct it With great respect &c ( Df , in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have examined the Scale on which transportation of private stores is proposed to be allowed to officers stationed at remote posts. It appears to me to be a proper one, and, as far as my sanction is necessary, it is given— With consideration I am, Sir, yr. obt ser. ( LS , The Andre deCoppet Collection, Princeton University Library; Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers,...
[ New York, July 9, 1799. On July 15, 1799, Schuyler wrote to Hamilton and referred to “Your letter of the 9th Instant.” Letter not found. ]
I send you the copy of an order which will govern you relative to the funeral honors to be paid to our departed Chief. You will be prepared I hope by Thursday. I must request you to render the ceremony as solemn as possible. Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Macpherson was in charge of the military ceremonies which were to be held in Philadelphia...