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[ Philadelphia ] January 21, 1793 . “By the President’s command T. Lear has the honor to return to the Secretary of the Treasury, three contracts made by the Collector of Washington in North Carolina for the stakeage of the shoals, sounds &c. in that State; which contracts are ratified by the President.” LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. See Tench Coxe to H, January 2, 1793 ,...
[ Philadelphia ] March 8, 1791 . Transmits “a commission for Stephen Keyes, Collector of Allburgh in Vermont.” LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Vermont was admitted to the Union on March 4, 1791. On the same day Keyes, a Burlington, Vermont, merchant, was appointed collector of Alburg.
Letter not found: from Tobias Lear, 24 March 1799. On 26 Mar., GW wrote Lear : “Your letter of the 24th. Inst. . . . was delivered to me last night.”
Letter not found: from Tobias Lear, 26 Feb. 1796 . On 2 March, Lear wrote to GW: “I had the honor to address you under date of the 26th ultimo”; in GW’s letter to Lear of 13 March , he acknowledged receipt of “letters of the 26th Ulto and 2d Instant.”
New York, 22 July 1790. Encloses a draft on the Bank of North America for $200 to be credited to GW’s account. ALS , PHi : Washington-Biddle Correspondence; ADfS , ViMtvL ; LB , DLC:GW . Biddle acknowledged receipt of the bank check on 26 July 1790 ( PHi : Clement Biddle Letter Book).
[ New York ] August 4, 1790 . Encloses commissions for persons appointed to the customs service in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[ Philadelphia, January 11, 1791. “The President of the United States having duly considered the subject of building a Light House on Cape Henry in Virginia, as submitted to him on the 5th Instant by the Secretary of the Treasury … it appears to him that the proposal made by John McComb Junr. of New York is most advantageous to the United States, and he is therefore of opinion that the...
[ Philadelphia ] July 24, 1793 . “… The President, having considered the communication made to him respecting the Salary of the Keeper of the New Hampshire Light House, approves of its being fixed at one hundred & eighty dollars per Annum.…” ALS , RG 26, “Segregated” Lighthouse Records, National Archives. See H to George Washington, July 23, 1793 .
[ Philadelphia ] December 14, 1790 . Encloses “a Provisional Contract between William Ellery and William Martin for keeping the Light House on the Island of Conannicut in the State of Rhode Island—which has received the President’s approbation.” ALS , RG 26, “Segregated” Lighthouse Records, National Archives; LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[Philadelphia] 9 July 1791. By the president’s command, returns the enclosed letter with the thanks of the president for the attorney generals attention in submitting it for his perusal and notes that “The President expresses his pleasure at its contents.” LB , DLC:GW . The enclosed letter has not been identified.
Letter not found: from Tobias Lear, 2 July 1798. On 4 July GW wrote Lear : “I have received your letter and A/c of the 2d Instt.”
[ Philadelphia ] May 3, 1793 . Returns “the letters from our Bankers at Amsterdam which were laid before the President yesterday.” States “that the President approves of the appointment of Laban Goffigan to be Keeper of the Light House on Cape Henry.” ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, “Segregated” Lighthouse Records, Cape Henry, National Archives. See H to Washington, second and third...
[ New York ] May 29, 1790 . “The President of the United States approves of the … Contracts … submitted to him by the Secretary of the Treasury.…” ALS , RG 26, “Segregated” Lighthouse Records, National Archives; LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. See H to Washington, May 28, 1790 .
[ Philadelphia ] September 3, 1791 . “The enclosed letter, which I have the honor of transmitting to you by the President’s order, will shew the necessity of making a change in the commissions for the Port of Charleston.…” LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
T. Lear has the honor to inform the Secretary of State that as it is a cloudy day the Indians decline doing business . Their meeting is therefore put off till monday 12 O’clock. RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ as received 2 Feb. 1793. The business that brought a delegation of Wabash and Illinois Indians to Philadelphia is described in Minutes of a Conference with the Illinois and Wabash Indians ,...
[ New York ] July 13, 1790 . Encloses “the Warrants for the Superintendants of the Lighthouses &c.” LS , RG 26, “Segregated” Lighthouse Records, National Archives; copy, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[ Philadelphia ] December 16, 1790 . “I have the honor, by the Presidents command, to inform you that he has no objection to gratifying the wish of the Collector of Boston, communicated to him this day, to spend a part of the time of the session of Congress at the Seat of Government, provided that an absence from his Office may not be injurious to the Public.…” LC , George Washington Papers,...
[ Philadelphia ] July 10, 1792 . Returns “with the President’s approbation thereunto subjoined, a Contract between the Superintendant of the Delaware Lighthouse &c. and Benjamin Rice, for making two mooring chains for the use of the Beacon boats in the River Delaware.” LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. See H to George Washington, July 8, 1792 .
[ New York ] August 24, 1790 . States that the President has approved the contract for repairs on the Cape Henlopen lighthouse. LS , RG 26, “Segregated” Lighthouse Records, National Archives; LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Philadelphia, June 28, 1792. “By the President’s command T. Lear has the honor to return … a contract, with his approbation subjoined, between the Superintendant of the Delaware Lighthouse &c. and Thomas Davis & Thomas Connaroe.…” LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. See Tench Coxe to H, June 20, 1792 , and H to George Washington, June 26, 1792 .
[ Philadelphia ] March 23, 1791 . “I have the honor to transmit you agreeably to your request the five commissions for the Commissioners to receive subscriptions to the Bank of the United States.…” LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. H to Lear, March 23, 1791 .
[ Philadelphia ] December 22, 1792 . “… T. Lear has the honor to inform the Secretary of the Treasury that the President has appointed Lemuel Cornick to be keeper of the Light House on Cape Henry in Virginia.” ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, “Segregated” Lighthouse Records, National Archives; LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. See Tench Coxe to H, November 28 ,...
I have the honour to inform you that I have this day drawn upon you, in favor of John Gavino Esqr. at 30 days sight, for five thousand dollars, on account of the United States of America, for their Barbary Affairs. With the highest respect & consideration, I have the honor to be Sir, Your mo. ob. St. Privately owned.
[ Philadelphia ] March 14, 1791 . Returns two lighthouse contracts which George Washington has approved. ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, “Segregated” Lighthouse Records, Lear, National Archives; copy, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. These contracts were for supplying the lighthouses at New London, Connecticut, and Charleston, South Carolina. See H to Washington, March...
[ Philadelphia ] September 16, 1791 . “T: Lear has the honor to transmit to the Secretary of the Treasury a Commission for Benjn. Cudworth, Inspector of Survey No. 2. in South Carolina.” LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Letter not found: from Tobias Lear, 8 Feb. 1796 . On 10 Feb., Lear wrote to GW: “I had the honor of writing to you on the 8th inst.”
United States, 16 Mch. 1792 . Transmits by the President’s command a copy of the Senate resolution extending the negotiation proposed at Madrid to commerce. RC ( DLC ); 1 p.; endorsed by TJ as received 17 Mch. 1792. Dft ( DNA : RG 59, MLR ). FC ( Lb in same, SDC ). Enclosure: Resolution of the Senate, 16 Mch. 1792 (see note to TJ’s second letter to George Washington, 7 Mch. 1792).
[ Philadelphia ] December 18, 1790 . Encloses “a letter from the post Master general to the President of the United States accompanied with a schedule of Contracts for carrying the Mail in the year 1791.” Asks for Hamilton’s “opinion on the enclosed.” LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
I have the honor to inform you that I have this day drawn upon you, in favor of John Gavino Esqr. for ten thousand dollars, at 30 days sight, on account of the United States of America for their Barbary Affairs. With the highest respect & consideration, I have the honor to be, Sir, Your mo. Ob. St. Privately owned.
The President requests the Secretary of State to add words to the effect of those marked by the President with a pencil at the end of the Indians’ Speeches to the President, and return the paper to the President. RC ( DLC ). For TJ’s record of the Indians’ speeches, see Minutes of a Conference with the Illinois and Wabash Indians , printed under 1 Feb. 1793. See note 17 to that document for...