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[ Philadelphia ] July 15, 1794 . Encloses “the certified copies of the power of the President, and of the Act authorizing the Loan of one Million of Dollars.” LC , RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State, Vol. 7, June 27–November 30, 1794, National Archives. For background to this letter, see George Washington to H, May 24 , 29 , June 7 , July 9, 1794 ; H to Washington, May 27 ,...
I have done myself the honor of calling at your house and office, with a view to say a word to you, on the claim, which the holders of a certain description of certificates have set up. But being disappointed in meeting you, I beg leave to give you the result of my reflections on that subject. What degree of obligation lies upon the United States to gratify them, is at this time immaterial,...
I am sorry to trouble you so often upon the same subject but Mr. Fauchet so constantly presses me and urges the right to arm merchant vessels for the mere purpose of defending them and their cargoes, that I must take the liberty of reminding you of your promise to send me not only the Instructions which have been given from the Treasury department to the Collectors in relation to this subject,...
[ Philadelphia ] May 2, 1794 . “The Secretary of State submits to the Secretaries of the Treasury and War, whether any, and what step can be taken upon the inclosed memorial of John Leamy.” LC , RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State, Vol. 6, January 2–June 26, 1794, National Archives. Leamy was a Philadelphia merchant. His memorial has not been found.
Philadelphia, July 2, 1794. “The Secretary of State has the honor of forwarding to the Secretaries of the Treasury and of War the opinion of the President, as to the answer to be returned to Mr. Hammond on the subject of compensation; and requests their judgment upon the kind of answer, which will best conform to the President’s views.” LC , RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State,...
[ Philadelphia ] May 20, 1794 . “The Secretary of State presents his respectful compliments to the Secretaries of the Treasury & of war and requests the favor of them to forward to him the papers in the case of the Ship William, transmitted on the 5th. of April last; together with their opinions thereon.” LC , RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State, Vol. 6, January 2-June 26, 1794,...
In answering your communication of the 10th. of december last, I cannot do better, than acknowledge my conviction from the reasoning of Mr. Dayton. That reasoning being in your possession, I beg leave to refer to it, as the groundwork of my opinion, that military rights to land ought to be received on account of his that is Judge Symmes’s contract in the manner, contended for by him. I have...
The Secretary of State has the honor of submitting to the Secretaries of the Treasury and of War, whether the enclosed letter from Mr. Hollingsworth, the attorney of the United States for the district of Maryland, does not place the case of the British vessel Pilgrim, which has been determined to be captured within the protection of our Coast, upon such a footing, that Mr. Fauchet may be...
I am this moment honored by your letter of yesterday’s date, acknowledging the receipt of the Rule adopted by the President of the United States, for regulating the sailing of the vessels of nations hostile to each other. It is true Sir, that on the 27th of February last, I received your letter of the 25th of the same month; in which you express yourself in general terms thus—"Particular...
I have forwarded, agreeably to your Excellency’s request, the letter, which you inclosed to me for General Lee. It was always my intention to inform you of the President’s final act on the treaty. This being now taken by an assurance in writing to Mr. Hammond that it would be immediately ratified; and the necessary forms being on the point of completion, little need be added on that head. But...