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I am vexed My Dear Betsey that the blunder of a servant prevented the inclosed from going by the Post of yesterday. I am well aware how much in my absence your affectionate and anxious heart needs the consolation of frequently hearing from me; and there is no consolation which I am not very much disposed to administer to it. It deserves every thing from me. I am much more in debt to you than I...
I have received your letter of the sixth instant, and have taken measures for having you supplied with camp utensils for a full company. As the recruiting service has been put under my direction it is regular to address your letters to me, to be retd for further directions— you ough and you ought not to be surprised that your letter s to the War Department have remained without an answer— I...
I am to acknowledge the Receipt of your Letter of the 19th Instant, with the inclosures therein mentioned, excepting the Copy of the letter from the Grand Jury to you. I am pleased with your compliance with the request of the Grand Jury as to Stationing the Cutter and I shall be so with every other practicable co-operation on the part of the Custom House in a case, in which consideration of...
I have received your letter of the nineteenth of this month. It is a delicate point to determine, in a case of this nature how far to give credit to the testimony of a non commissioned against a commissioned officer is entitled to credit —It will be of importance to know whether the money has been applied to any particular purpose proper object— how the money may have been disposed of by Major...
In announcing to you Mrs. Hamilton’s acceptance of your obliging present and conveying to you the acknowlegements which she charges me to make to you I abandon the reluctance which I might otherwise feel to my sensibility at a mark of your attention so delicately conveyed. The discharge of my professional duty towards you with all the zeal which the nature of the case demands has no ⟨claim...
His Excellency desires you will put a stop, by every mean in your power to the above practice. Any officer who shall be found impressing this man’s horses without proper authority will be most severely dealt with. I am Sir   Yr. Most Obedt ALS , Coburn Library, Colorado College, Colorado Springs. No addressee is given in the MS, but this letter was presumably addressed to Colonel Henry...
I have received your letter of the fourteenth instant. It would have been proper, when the difficulty you mention occurred, to have made a representation of it to Col Ogden himself instead of applying to Col. OHara who is at so great a distance— I have written to Col. Ogden on the subject, and he will no doubt devise some arrangement for obviating the difficulty. You will therefore put...
The best reply that I can make to your letter on the subject of the Eliza’s Cargo is, to furnish you with an Abstract of Mr. Elders statement to the Judge and a copy of your certificate subjoined thereto. These documents will go to shew, that the opinion expressed in my letter to you of the 22d. instant was not loosely founded. I am with consideration   Sir   Your Most Obedt. Servt. Copy,...
Inclosed in a letter which I have just received from poor Fenno. It speaks for itself. If you can without delay raise 1000 Dollars in New York, I will endeavor to raise another Thousand at Philadelphia. If this cannot be done we must lose his services & he will be the victim of his honest public spirit. Yrs. truly If may either be in the form of gift or loan. ALS , New-York Historical Society,...
Inclosed are discharges for Nine Soldiers unfit for service. You will be pleased to examine them yourself and take a note of their situations. Five of them appear to me to be in a state, which could not have escaped the recruiting officer. Tis with a view to this that I have made a personal examination & that I desire another examination by you. when you have made this examination you will...
[ Treasury Department, April 17, 1790. The description in the dealer’s catalogue of this letter reads: “At his request, Hamilton has issued a warrant in his favor on Samuel Meredith for $20,000. ‘I wish you had indicated to me what sum would be requisite to execute the object of exchanging the certificates of your State.’” Letter not found. ] LS , sold by Kenneth W. Rendell, Inc., Catalogue...
I have the honor to enclose for the consideration of the Board of Directors, the draft of an Agreement, for carrying into execution the Eleventh Section of the Act, which incorporates the subscribers to the Bank of the united States. They will perceive that it is substantially in conformity to the suggestions, contained in your letter of the 29th of last month. As far as there may be any...
Enclosed is a copy of a letter which I have written to the Secretary of War on the subject of a military Academy. Two reasons have prevented me from communicating it to you at an earlier day. My avocations rendered it imposible for me to complete the letter till very lately, and I had had opportunities of knowing your opinion on the subject generally. Any alterations in the plan which you may...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to The President & encloses the draft of a passport for the vessel of Mr. Fitzsimons which he understands the President had agreed to give. Mr Fitzsimons states that there will be on board, 8 barrels bread, 3 bbls Beef, 1 bbl pork & 1 barrel hams. All the articles but the last are understood to be intended for the subsistence of such of our...
Your letter of the seventh instant has been received. I have upon reflection, thought it expedient to order all the recruiting Officers of the additional regiments, with the men they may have enlisted, to their regimental rendezvouses; as it would be impossible to adopt any arrangements which would effectually prevent the enlistment of more men than are wanted to complete the old...
I am informed by the Secretary of War that there are, at Albany, five eight inch Brass Howitzers; two of them are wanted for a particular purpose which you will cause to be transported to this place without Delay— With great consideration I am Sir yr. obedt. servant P.S. I request as soon as possible an estimate of the ammunition of every kind requisite for a six month seige for the following...
Mr. Hamilton presents his Compliments to Mr. Jefferson. He has perused with much satisfaction the draft of his report on the subject of weights and measures. There is no view which Mr. H has yet taken of the matter which stands opposed to the alteration of the money-unit as at present contemplated by the regulations of Congress either in the way suggested in the report or in that mentioned in...
The only letter I have received from you in a considerable time is one introducing Lt Col Hastings to whom I have paid the attention which your recommendation will always give title to. The following remittances made by me remain unacknowleged by you. A bill of Exchange drawn by Constable & Rucker for £400 Sterling Currency Specie ⅌ the Tankerville Packet £1057.17.8 Ditto per the Carteret...
I duly received your letter of the 24th of October. An extreme press of business has prevented me, hitherto, from making a Report on your petition; but you may rely upon the promise which I now make you, that one will be very shortly made. I am, Sir, with consideration, Your Obedt Servant LS , Ontario County Historical Society, Canandaigua, New York. Letter not found. See Sargent to H, October...
The fourth & last installment of the purchase money of the Cosby Manor Lands has become due. It is 1655 Dollars & 50 Cents of which your ¼ is 413. Dollars & 87 Cents. I beg the favour of you to lose no time in forwarding this Sum to me. With esteem   Yr very hum ser ALS , Detroit Public Library. For an explanation of the contents of this letter, see the introductory note to Philip Schuyler to...
I am favored by with your letter of the 2d. Inst. From what I have heard of the character of Major Stevenson I have reason to think as well as from the character you have received of him I am under fully persuaded that the choice would be well bestowed—but as he at present belongs to a Regiment destined to form a part of General Pinckney’s command, I would ad suggest to you, the propriety of a...
I am directed by The General to inform you in confidence, that the army will march from its present ground as soon as the weather permits. You will make your arrangements accordingly. When the weather clears, if you will call at Head Quarters, you will be informed of the particular disposition. I am D Sir   Yr. Obed ser ALS , MS Division, New York Public Library. Pickering had succeeded Major...
I arrived here My beloved Betsey the fifth day after we set out, the three first days with every favourable circumstance but the two last through very bad weather. I am however as well as I can be absent from you and my darling boy —nor was I ever more impatient to be at home. I can have little pleasure elsewhere. I hope and persuade myself My Betsey is not less desirous for my return....
I wrote to Your Excellency a day or two ago by express—Since that a Committee appointed on the communications from you have had a meeting, and find themselves embarrassed. They have requested me to communicate our embarrassments to you in confidence and to ask your private opinion. The army by their resolutions express an expectation that Congress will not disband them previous to a settlement...
I communicated your letter to Mr. Jay & now give you our joint sense. Considering the nature of the transaction and what must necessarily have been presumed to be the intent, & that the authority is on a public subject & between two nations, we think that a decision by two out of three commissioners must be sufficient. We know nothing but an immediate personal interest in property which may be...
I have been informed by the Secretary of War that all the articles for Arming clothing and equipping of your Regiment will be delivered to your order or that of your Pay & Quartermaster at your Regimental Rendezvous by Jonathan Jackson Esquire of Boston and Mr. Joseph Williams of Springfield six hundred and eighty stand of Arms and as many Gun worms to be furnished by the latter Gentleman and...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the President and sends him the opinion required which occupied him the greatest part of last night. The Bill for extending the time of opening subscriptions passed yesterday unanimously to an order for engrossing. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. In the George Washington letter book this letter follows H’s signature on...
In my last letter My Dearest Angel I informed you that there was a greater prospect of activity now than there had been heretofore. I did this to prepare your mind for an event which I am sure will give you pain. I begged your father at the same time to intimate to you by degrees the probability of its taking place. I used this method to prevent a surprise which might be too severe to you. A...
Your letter of the eighth of July has been delivered to me. The articles of which you speak have arrived, I presume, before this. However the Secretary of war shall be informed of the deficiency of which you complain. All applications of the kind you will please, in future, to direct to Ebenezer Stevens Esqr. who is the Agent of the War Department in matters of this nature. The applications...
I have received a letter from Capt Nathaniel Freeman of the 4th instant of which the following is an extract By several authorised changes the company which was Capt Mitchell’s has become Capt Elliots and that which was Capt Elliots has been transferred to Captain Littlefield at Newport. The company which was Captain Littlefields, which is stationed at West Point, and which is in a great part...
A considerable time since Mr. Francis Cashier of the Bank of North America delivered me the inclosed piece of Metal which has Mr. Brasiers stamp and is alleged to be less valuable than the Stampt piece of equal weight to which it was intended to correspond by 8/10 Pa. Currency. This estimate is formed according to the specific gravity of the piece as ascertained by the Hydrostatic Ballance. In...
By the direction of the Committee I transmit you the inclosed letter. I doubt not Sir you will believe me to be sincere when I assure you that I should be much more happy if circumstances permitted me to be the channel of a very different application. But such is the situation of our state that personal attachments are obliged to yield to public necessity. As I allow myself to hope Sir that...
I have duly received your letter of the 21. instant and beg you to accept my thanks for it. The intimations of Zealous and intelligent citizens will always be received by me with attention and acknowledgement. The ideas contained in your Letter appear to me solid and judicious. As far as my reflections have gone they coincide very much with the views you entertain of the matter. But at present...
I have received your letter from Washington, my wishes in every thing accord with yours. I shall be glad of every opportunity of brightening the charm. As soon as possible I will send you the information you desire. A change of office has deranged my Military papers and will occasion some delay. Major Rensselaer unwilling to quit goes to ascertain the possibility of remaining. I am of opinion...
I send you copies of two letters one from me to The Collector of Charlestown of September 4th & another from the comptroller to the same Officer of October 6th, on the subject of a construction which has been given in that port to the rules of the President & the Act of Congress of last session concerning the equipping of armed Vessels. I fear much mischief has ensued from this construction...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to The President, sends him for consideration, two letters on the subject of a proper site for a Custom House, on the New York side of Lake Champlain. The Secretary will have the honor of waiting on the President in a day or two to submit whatever further may occur & take his orders. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. These...
Be so good as to let me know whether a person has been engaged for the purpose we conversed about yesterday Morning. Yr. very obed servant ALS , Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Hazelhurst Hazlehurst was a Philadelphia merchant. H had asked Hazelhurst Hazlehurst to arrange for a ship to carry dispatches to Gouverneur Morris ( H to Hazelhurst, December 26, 1793 ). On August 15,...
You will cause McGregor to be furnished with the requisite Certificates from the Capt. of his Company and the Acting Surgeon in order an Application to me for a discharge. The service is best rid of such men. I am desirous of seeing in practice the French Manual of the Artillery in order to a comparison of it with our own. the necessary apparatus if not in the Garrison will be provided by Col:...
I have directed the Treasurer of the United States to draw Bills upon you, for five hundred thousand Guilders, at ten days sight, in favor of John Kean Esquire, Cashier of the Bank of the United States, which drafts, I request, may be duly honored, when presented. I am &c. Copy, RG 233, Reports of the Treasury Department, 1792–1793, Vol. III, National Archives. This letter was enclosed in H’s...
[ Philadelphia, February 24, 1783. The description of this letter reads: “Referring to a plan for carrying the 8th article of the confederation into execution, etc.” Letter not found. ] Luther S. Livingston, ed., American Book-Prices Current (New York, 1906), 717. See the first and second “Continental Congress. Motion on Evaluation of State Lands for Carrying into Effect Article 8 of the...
Yesterday, My Dear Sir, The Convention made a house. That day and this have been spent in preliminary arrangements. Tomorrow we go into a Committee of the whole on the Constitution. There is every appearance that a full discussion will take place, which will keep us together at least a fortnight. It is not easy to conjecture what will be the result. Our adversaries greatly outnumber us. The...
[ Philadelphia, December 13, 1790. On January 17, 1791, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “On my return from the Eastward … I found that four letters had been received from you.… The third dated Dece. 13. 1790 respects the Departure of the Ship Warren from the District of Providence without a coasting licence or register.” Letter not found. ] Printed in this volume. See Jeremiah Olney to H, November...
I expect to set out for the camp at Scotch Plains on Monday next. You will provide bricks and materials for erecting at my Quarters a fourneau a machine for culinary purposes, which may be considered as a cube of brick about eight feet long, four feet thick, and four and a half feet high. I have a waggon which will serve for carrying my baggage, but you will provide two horses for the purpose....
Doctor Coffin, the former Surgeon of Niagara, having received a furlough which was necessary from his health, and the state of his public accounts, the Commandant of the Post Major Rivardi was obliged to have recourse to the Physicians of the British physicians posts on the opposite side of the streight— The enclosed letters and extracts will shew you the state of the case, and the impressions...
You will herewith receive a triplicate of my letter of the 5th instant, and an enclosure for Mr. Short, which you will please to forward. The Treasurer having been directed to draw upon you, for 1.250.000 florins, I have to request, that his drafts may be duly honored. I am &c. Copy, RG 233, Reports of the Treasury Department, 1792–1793, Vol. III, National Archives. This letter was enclosed in...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to send the President some additional communications from the Supervisor of Ohio District. The State of that scene renders the arrangement with regard to District Attorney delicate & important. LB , DLC:GW . On 18 Aug., during the recess of Congress, GW had commissioned Thomas Marshall to be supervisor of the revenue for the District of Ohio and also...
Your several letters of the twenty fifth of September, and of the fourth, sixth and seventh of October have been duly received. I agree with you as to the advantage which would be derived to the Soldiers from the use of Hunting shirts but a change of the public arrangements with respect to Clothing would involve difficulty. there is an observation which has frequently occurred to me on this...
The return lately sent me shews strongly the want of system of your Agents. Instead of an equal apportionment, while some Regiments are altogether without certain articles, others have a full or very ample supply of them. This appears particularly as to Muskets, Cartouch boxes, Knapsacks & Canteens . With regard to some of these articles, indeed, I know that orders have been given for supplies...
It is proper I should inform Your Excellency that Congress have lately removed to this place. I cannot enter into a detail of the causes; but I imagine they will shortly be published for the information of the United States. You will have heared of a mutiny among the soldiers stationed in the barracks of Philadelphia, and of their having surrounded the state house where Congress was sitting....
I have the honor to inclose for your consideration Sundry papers relative to certain Certificates of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, originally issued in lieu of Continental Certificates and lately offered to be subscribed to the Loan in state debt continued by an Act of the 8th. of March 1792, entitled “An Act Supplementary to the Act making provision for the debt of the United States.” The...