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I did not learn till just now that you lodged in Town last night or I should have taken the liberty to have requested you to have called down, My brothers indisposition confining me almost entirely to his bed chambre. Col. Ballard formerly of your State is desirous of seeing you. He will have some business with Congress in which your good opinion may be of infinite service to him. He is...
I am just returned from the Eastern shore of this state. I have been in every County save one, and find a laudable determination in each to make a choice of federal representatives for our ensuing assembly. I hope the time for commencing proceedings under the new Congress will favor this intention. If you have any data by which one may judge of the views or plan of the Antifederalists I beg...
2 April 1804, Baltimore. “I have just received from the post office in this City the inclosed letter [not found] dated H. M Ship Leander, signed John Fisher. “The writer states himself, to be a native of Boston; to have been cast away in the Brig Mary, belonging to the port of Boston on the coast of Nova Scotia, and there pressed on board the Leander. He also states that he was appointed in...
To-nights post has brought me intelligence from your convention which induces me to send you the inclosed authentic information respecting the present state of the opposition to the constitution in Pennsylvania. I find the same misrepresentations have been played upon the uninformed with you which was practised with us. You are at liberty to make them as public as you please. The letter is...
I thank you for your last letter. Will you be kind enough to favor me with your opinion on the following question. May a State lay a Tax upon transfers of book debts notes &c by their own citizens to citizens of another State or to foreigners? The States have a concurrent jurisdiction over subjects of internal taxation with Congress; but Congress have the power to regulate commerce between the...
I was very happy to learn that you had dismissed the first reported bill for the collection of the revenue. In this State and perhaps in some of the others, the Laws were too much in favor of the officers at the expence of the revenue. Here, where the imports are so very considerable, instead of a naval officer and collector constituted to be checks upon each other, the whole power was lodged...
I enclose you a copy of a letter from Captain Gates dated Castle William Feby. 13th 1799 I have the honor to be with great respect your most Obd Hb St ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Lemuel Gates to McHenry, February 13, 1799 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). On verso of the LS from James McHenry, H wrote a draft of his reply: "Wrote to Secy. The letter...
I communicated your answer to his Excellency. He thinks the little falls too near the enemy and leaves it to you to take a position within the fork of the river, or on this side—or on the left of the army as you may find it most convenient to the objects which he recommended. You will be pleased to advise this General as soon as you have determined on a position. I am Dr &c. DLC : Papers of...
[ Philadelphia, July 8, 1799. On July 9, 1799, Hamilton wrote to McHenry : “I have the honor to acknowlege the Receipt of your letter of yesterday with the list of some new appointments, in the 7th 8 & 9 Regts.” Letter not found. ]
I have the honour to transmit you herewith, a list of Invalid Pension-Applicants, belonging to the State of New Jersey, who have been re-examined by Physicians agreably to a Resolve of Congress of the 18th of April 1796. I am with great respect / Sir / your obedient servant DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I have the honor to enclose you a Copy of a Contract entered into by Elijah and Simon House for ye supply of rations in ye. State of Connecticut— I am Sir Your obed Servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Army contract with Elijah and Simon House, October 4, 1799 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). A note on the cover of the LS from James McHenry reads:...
The enclosed papers are transmitted for your information—vizt Extract of a letter from Governor St Clair, dated 12 Augt 1799. Copy of Indian information to Capt Mclean of the British at Amherstburgh dated 19 July 1799. Copy of a letter from Govr. St Clair to the Chiefs of the Shawanese at the Ottawa Towns—1 Augt. 1799— I am with great respect Sir Your obedt Servant ( LS , letterpress copy,...
I have received your letter of the 16 instant enclosing the Commission of Captain Erasmus Babbet. You will be pleased to inform him that his resignation is accepted and that his pay and emoluments will cease on the 15: May next— I am Sir with great Respect Your obed Servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have the honour to submit two letters from Benj. Hawkins Eqr. dated the 25th of May & 15 of June Ulto. with the documents they inclosed. As they do not require from me any immediate attention, I have prefered sending the originals which I request may be returned. With the greatest respect. I have the honour to be Sir / Your most obt / & most hble St MHi : Adams Papers.
I have the honour to inclose you, letters from Major General Pinckney under date, the 12th of March 19 & 20th of April, and 9th & 29th of May ulto. These will give you a continued detail of his movements and opinions, since the receipt of his instructions, and situation of things, on part of the Southern frontier. I also inclose copies of my letters to him of the 10th and 13th of June Inst....
The enclosed proceedings of a Court Martial in the case of Lieut: Samuel Hoffman of the Twelfth Regiment of Infantry with a letter from Major General Hamilton dated the 18th. instant, is respectfully submitted to the President of the United States. I have the honor to be, / with the greatest respect, / Sir, / your most obedt. & hble. servant MHi : Adams Papers.
The Yellow fever has again, not only appeared, but made so alarming a progress in this City—that in my opinion it will be necessary immediately to move the Public offices—It is ted to remove them to Trenton; I write the last paragraph the 7h. of August—haveing waited for some of the intended inclosures, which are not yet copied, but will be forwarded as soon as possible. I am Sir / with the...
I enclose to you an appointment for Pearson Titcomb as a Cadet in the Second regiment of Artillerists and Engineers, He is at present attached to Captain Lemuel Gates’s Company at Castle William near Boston. You will be pleased to forward this appointment to the proper Officer with directions to have it delivered to Mr. Titcomb I am Sir with great respect Your obedient servant ( LS , Hamilton...
[ Philadelphia Trenton , August 5, 1798. On this date McHenry wrote to Hamilton “asking for a list of officers from the southern states and stating that Wolcott holds back the order for clothing.” Letter not found. ] Steiner, James McHenry Bernard C. Steiner, The Life and Correspondence of James McHenry (Cleveland, 1907). , 321.
Since closing my letter of this date, Col. Ogden has handed me the inclosed recommendation of persons to fill up the vacancies in the Regiment which he commands. The inclosed list founded thereon is respectfully submitted. I have the honour to be, with the greatest respect, Sir, / your most ob St MHi : Adams Papers.
Packet, No. 1. which is enclosed contains the last dispatches from General Wayne. The private letter included therein, is a duplicate of one not yet come to hand, which it would seem contains the papers to which it refers. Packet, No. 2. The last letters from Tennessee. Packet, No. 3. The proceedings of a Court Martial on a soldier who attempted to desert. With the greatest respect I have the...
I have the honor to enclose you some letters of recommendation in favour of Robins Chamberlain, two of which have just been received. I beg leave to mention that the applicant has this morning mentioned his wish to be appointed in the Artillery I have the honor to be / with the greatest respect / Your obedient Servant DLC : James McHenry Papers.
Enclosed is the list of the Officers of the four regiments of Infantry which was omitted to be sent in my letter of Yesterday. I am Sir   with great respect   Your obed Servant. LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. In the Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress, is the final list of the officers of the first four regiments of infantry arranged by relative rank with a column of “Remarks”...
Doctor Samuel Osborne having requested a Copy of the proceedings of the Court Martial held on his case, I have to request that you would as soon as it can be spared transmit me the same, that I may furnish him therewith—or cause him to be furnished with a copy. I am Sir Your obed servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
[ Philadelphia Trenton , August 6, 1798. On this date McHenry wrote to Hamilton “stating that he is indisposed and feverish, and told of the rejection of the nomination of W. S. Smith as adjutant general, and of the need that the appointments should be hastened.” Letter not found. ] Executive Journal , I Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate (Washington, 1828), I. , 292, 293....
I enclose you a letter just received from Lt. Jas. Ryan of the 3d. Regiment of Infantry—On the 25. Nov. last I wrote you and enclosed you a letter from that Gentleman— I am Sir W. great respect Your obed servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing James Ryan to McHenry, December 29, 1799 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
The inclosed letters contain the information which you have requested. I am most sincerely yours &c. DLC : James McHenry Papers.
[ Philadelphia, August 16, 1799. On August 21, 1799, Hamilton wrote to McHenry : “Your letter of the 16 instant respecting Cloathing for the Western Army did not reach me till yesterday.” Letter not found. ]
Letter not found: from James McHenry, 9 Aug. 1793. In his letter to McHenry of 28 Aug. , GW acknowledged receipt of “your letter of the 9th instant.”
I transmit a Letter from a Soldier at Fort Sumner soliciting his Discharge from the Service. You will be pleased to take such Order upon it, as it may require. I have the Honour to be Sir, Your most obedt Servt. ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).