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The bearer Major Wolcott Huntington, is a very estimable young Gentleman, Son of General Ebenezer Huntington of this State, who served in the American Army from the year 1775 till the close of the revolutionary War. In common with the patriotic young men of the present age, he is desirous of personally manifesting the admiration and gratitude with which all men are animated, towards the Eldest...
By Letters lately recd. from Albany, by Gentlemen interested in the Merchants Bank, we are informed, that a meeting of political characters connected with the Legislature, has been held, and that it has been resolved at all events to suppress this Company. This violent decision was altogether unexpected, as from prior intelligence, it appeared that several influential characters of the ruling...
I have recd. your favour of the 14th. instant & I sincerely thank you for the friendly attention to my Interests therein manifested. It is certain that I must immediately engage in some active business, or wholly confine my expences to the prospects of my family, to what can be produced from a small farm. A removal from this place, considering the state of Mrs. Ws. health & that my children...
I have this moment recd. you favour of Septr. 25th. but being oblidged to set out on my Tour to Vermont in a few Hours, I cannot consult my papers, nor reply as particularly as would otherwise be in my power. I do not know Campbell & till after the publication of Colo. Pickerings accounts in the Aurora, I did not know that such a person was employed in the Treasury. I have since been informed...
I embrace the earliest opportunity which I have been able to improve, since your arrival at Quincy, to express my sincere acknowledgements for the distinguished proof which I have rec’d. of your confidence, in being appointed a Judge of the second Circuit of the United States. My friends have communicated to me the circumstances which attended this appointment, by which I learn with the...
I have the honor to acknowledge having received from you a statement of the claim of William Short Esquire, for salary, as Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States to Spain.—It was my expectation that the question upon which this Demand has so long unfortunately been suspended, would have been determined during my continuance in Office—I have however been informed within a few days, that...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully represents to the President of the United States. That the account of the President of the United States—stands charged in the Books of the Treasury with fourteen thousand dollars advanced by Warrants of the Secretary in pursuance of the Act of March 2d. 1797.— for the purpose of closing which account, the Secretary transmits the draft of an...
I have recd. your favours of the 16th. & 17th. —that of the 16th I communicated to Mr. Marshall & Mr. Sedgwick; the first has yet expressed no ⟨op⟩inion; the last mentioned Gentleman has been inclined to support Mr. Burr & this I find appears to be a prevailing & increasing sentiment of the Federalists—with what degree of seriousness the intention is formed & whether it can succeed are...
I have the honour to acknowledge with thanks, the Presidents oblidging Letter of yesterday. The time contemplated by myself for retiring from Office, is the last day of December next.—It will however be necessary for me to remain here several Weeks after my resignation takes place, whenever that event may happen, for the purpose of compleating the business, which will have been by me...
The Secretary of the Treasury in compliance with the request of the President of the United States, signified in his Letter of September 20th.—respectfully submits the following facts and observations relative to certain subjects proper to be noticed in the Speech at the commencement of the ensuing Session of Congress. The Revenue of the United States, from Imports & Tonnage during one year...
I have after due reflection, considered it a duty which I owe to myself and family, to retire from the Office of Secretary of the Treasury; and accordingly I take the liberty to request, that the President would be pleased to accept my resignation, to take effect, if agreable to him, only at the close of the present year. In thus suggesting my wishes, I am influenced by a desire, of affording...
I have the honor to acknowledge your letter of September 14—No person can more sincerely commisserate the situation of Mr Jarvis and his family than I do—and I am certain that the Comptroller who has directed the proceedings for the recovery of the debt due to the United States has been influenced by the same feelings—It is now about three years since Mr Jarvis was removed from Office and not...
I wrote you a hasty Letter yesterday in which I returned the draught which accompanied your favour of September 26th. In my opinion the style temper and spirit of the composition are well suited to the subject & will do you honour. I have only to submit a few criticisms to your consideration. The observations respecting Mr. T. Pinckneys predilection for France—in page 19. and his official...
I have recd. your favour of September 26th. and have made a few notes, which I will revise and send to you to morrow. The style & temper is excellent, no observations occur to me upon the first part of the Draught. You will judge of the expediency of sending the Letter, from the information which you possess of the public opinion. I have no lights beyond those which I suggested as from...
I have the honour to transmit a Letter, which I have this morning received from Colo. Carrington, in favour of Francis S. Taylor, a Candidate for the Office of Collector of Norfolk; and also two Letters from Col. Carrington, in favour of Major James Gibbon another candidate for the same office. I have the honour to be / with the greatest respect / Sir, / your mo. obedt. Servt. MHi : Adams Papers.
I have the honour to transmit several applications and recommendations in favour of Miles King, Francis Taylor, W. H. Macon, Thomas Tinsley, James Gibbon, Abraham Archer, and W. Bentley, as Candidates for the Office of Collector of the district of Norfolk— I perceive nothing in these documents, which induces me to vary the representation which I had the honour to make on this subject, on the...
In compliance with my engagements, I have now the honour to inform the President that the following persons have become Candidates for the Office of Collector of the Customs for the district of Norfolk in Virginia, vacant by the decease of Colo. Otway Byrd, viz. William Davies, at present Collector of the Customs for the District of Richmond. James Gibbons, at present Surveyor of the Customs...
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your several Letters dated August 15th, 23rd. 24th, 25th. 26th. 27th, & 30th. and have applied to the Secretary of State for Commissions to Richard Hunnewell Esqr to be Surveyor and Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Portland. On the petition of Mrs. Sylvester, I take the liberty to observe, that as her Husband John Sylvester, has expiated...
I am favoured with your Letters of the 3d. & 19th. instant. You will have thought it strange that the first has not been acknwledged—it has been out of my power: the effects of a new Climate want of exercise and too much application to official business, produced a serious indisposition, which disabled me from writing for a forth-night; I am now recovering, though I remain weak. I had...
I have the honour of transmitting for your consideration, two Letters from James Simons Collector of Charleston of the 28th. of May & 14th. instant, recommending Edward Pennington to be first Mate, Dennard Rimbley to be second Mate and Richard Hrabowski to be third Mate of the Revenue Cutter on the South Carolina Station. It is my opinion, that it will be advisable to grant Commissions to the...
Enclosed I have the honor or transmitting for your consideration—three letters of this date from the Commissioner of the Revenue, recommending the following persons as fit characters to be appointed Keepers of Light Houses. John Shackleford, to be Keeper of the Light House on North Island in the State of South Carolina—vice John Berbant deceased; at a Salary of Dollars 333. 33/100. per Annum....
I have the honour to enclose a Letter from Colo. Richard Taylor, resigning his office of Collector of the Port of Louisville in Kentucky; and also several recommendations in favour of James McConnell, Edward O. Williams, and Jonathan Taylor junr. for that office. Mr. McConnell is recommended both by Colo. Taylor and by Mr. Morrison the Supervisor of Kentucky; and I beg leave to submit his name...
I have the honour to acknowledge the President’s Letter of July 22d:—The Commission for Colo. Smith as Surveyor of the Port of New York was received and directed by me to be transmitted soon after my arrival at this place—His acknowledgment of the Commission was received about ten days since.— Presuming that it was the President’s intention that the usual commission of Inspector of the Revenue...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully submits to the President of the United States, the following report upon the petition of Slocum Fowler.— The petitioner states that at the last February term of the District Court for the District of Rhode Island, judgment was recovered against him in favour of the United States, for the sum of four hundred dollars, being a penalty incurred by him in...
I have the honour to enclose a copy of a Letter from John Couper Esquire, who was lately appointed Collector of the Customs for the District of Brunswick in Georgia, and Inspector of the Revenue for said Port, from which it appears that he declines a permanent appointment. The information which I possess of Mr. Coupers character, induces me to believe that his recommendation of Mr. Claud...
I have before me your favour of the 1st. instant. I have some knowledge of the circumstance referred to in Genl. Schuylers Letter. It is a fact that Mr. Shoemaker has either seen such a Letter from Mr. Jefferson as is described, or recd. such evidence that a Letter of the kind existed, as made a strong impression on his Mind. It has I know been proposed to make application to Mr. Smith’s son...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully submits to the President of the United States – the following Report— That by an Act of Congress passed on the 7th. day of May 1800—entitled “An Act to enable the President of the United States to borrow Money for the public service” Authority is given to the President of the United States to borrow a Sum not exceeding Three Millions five hundred...
A constant pressure of urgent business has delayed my acknowledgment of the Letter which I had the honour of receiving from you, dated the 12th. of April, in which you represent that the following payments have been made by Messrs. Pendleton and Lyons, in pursuance of their assumpsit to Edmund Randolph late Secretary of State, dated Novr. 14th. 1797, vizt. 1798. Novr. 21st. Payment to George...
On the petition of Richard Graham, the Secretary of the Treasy. in obedience to the directions of the Presidt. of the U. S. respectfully submits the following Report. The petitioner Richard Graham, and Samuel Spring, both of the State of New York, but residing at Rehoboth in Massachusetts, were convicted, before the Circuit Court of the United States holden at Boston on the first day of June...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully submits the following observations, in obedience to the direction of the President of the United States. The project of a treaty proposed by the minister of His Britannic Majesty, for the reciprocal delivery of deserters from the land and naval service, does not sufficiently provide against the impressment of American Seamen, and is therefore deemed...
Agreeably to the direction of the President of the United States—The Secretary of the Treasury, has the honor of transmitting for his consideration—two Official Statements; One of them exhibiting a view of the payments made at the Treasury on account of the President’s compensation to the 3d of March 1800—inclusive—the other in relation to the expenditure of the Sum appropriated for his...
The Secy of the Treasury in obedience to the command of the President of the US requiring the opinion of the Heads of the Executive Departments, on the Memorial of sundry Citizens of Baltimore, praying that a pardon may be granted to Levin Jones late Master of the American Brigantine David Stewart, respectfully submits the following Report. It appears that the said Levin Jones is charged in a...
The Secretary of the Treasury, respectfully submits to the President of the United States, the following Report. That the official proceedings of John Halstead Collector of the Customs for the District of Perth Amboy in New Jersey, have for some time past appeared to be greatly deficient in point of prudence, firmness and consistency, in some instances, exceedingly negligent and remiss, in...
At the request of Richard Soderstrom Esqr. Consul Genl. of Sweden & charged with the management of Consular business for the Danish Govr. I have the honour to transmit a second representative on behalf of Wm. Smith who is confined in Gaol at Baltimore. I take the liberty to observe that the Collector has been requested to see that the Prisoner receives every degree of relief & comfort which...
The Secy of the Treasy respectfully reports to the P. of the U.S. That the inclosed Letter from the Collector of the District of Baltimore and the documents therein mentioned, contain the result of the enquiry which has was instituted by the Presidents direction into the facts stated by in the petition of William Smith. As the conduct of the petitioner is believed to have been exceedingly...
The Secy of the Treasury in obedience to the Command of the President of the United States has considered the Letter of the Secretary of War dated novb. 27, 1799 & thereupon most respectfully submits the following Report. That by an Act of Congress passed on the 9th. of February 1793, it is declared, “that in all cases, where any sum or sums of money have been issued or shall hereafter issue,...
The Secretary of the Treasury most respectfully reports to the President of the United States That the facts stated in the Report of the Secretary of State dated Decb. 19th. 1799. in relation to the official conduct of John M. Pintard appear to be proved, and are in the opinion of the undersigned, of such a nature and tendency as render his removal from Office necessary. All which is...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully submits to the consideration of the President of the United States, the following observations upon the measures proper to be taken for obtaining an explanation of the 6th. article of the Treaty with Great Britain. It is believed, that the Letter of the Attorney General to the President dated August 1st 1799 contains a just and candid Statement of...
The Secretary of the Treasury in obedience to the command of the President of the United States respectfully submits the following observations.— A great proportion of the difficulties which have attended the administration of Government in the United States, are, by the consent of reflecting men of all parties, referred to a diversity of opinion respecting the objects, nature and tendency of...
I have the Honour to enclose a Letter from Mr. Harper recommending Mr. Cook to be the District Judge of Maryland.... I agree with Mr. Harper, that whoever may be appointed the residence of the Judge ought to be in Baltimore. I have the honour to be with / great respect / Sir, / your obedt. Sert. MHi : Adams Papers.
I have the honor to transmit a letter from John Huges Esquire Commissioner for the first Division of South Carolina resigning his appointment—Jacob Read Esquire Senator of the State recommends Doctor Robert Pringle as a Gentleman well qualified—I take the liberty to submit his name, to be inserted, if the President pleases in the enclosed Commission. If the President will be pleased to direct...
I have the honour to acknowledge your favour of August 30th refering it to me to report on the applications for the appointment of Keeper of the Light House on Gay Head. The Candidates are Ebenezer Skiff, Matthew Tilton, Silas Daggett, Thomas West, Noah Pease and Nathaniel Mayhew. I have the honour to enclose all the recommendations, with two Letters from General Lincoln dated August 20th &...
Observations on the draught of Instructions to Oliver Ellsworth, William Richeson Davie, and William Vans Murray Esq. Ministers Plenipotentiary of the United States to the French Republic. In considering what Instructions ought to be delivered to our ministers, all reference to the policy of the measure of renewing negociations is necessarily excluded. If we consent to treat, especially, if as...
I have the honour to enclose a Letter from the Honble. Richard Bland Lee Esquire of Virginia, presenting himself as a Candidate in case a vacancy should occur for the appointment of Commissioner for the City of Washington. It would be superfluous if not improper in me, to offer any observations on this application, as the President is perfectly acquainted with Mr. Lee’s character & pretensions...
I have the honour to transmit a Letter from Otway Byrd Esquire, Collector of Norfolk, and Superintendant of the Revenue Cutter Virginia, advising of the resignation of Samuel Bright third mate of the said Cutter, and recommending Mr. Roe Latimer as a proper person to succeed him.—I have no reason to doubt of the propriety of the recommendation, and have enclosed a Commission for the...
From what has passed between Mr. McHenry & your self and the agents of the War Department at Rhode Island, respecting the establishment of a Hospital there, I perceive that there exists a misapprehension which so far as it affects me, I am desirous of explaining. The Act of July 16th. 1798 for the relief of sick and disabled seamen, imposes a Tax on Seamens wages, which is to be applied 1st....
I have the honour to transmit a Letter from Alexander Freeland, dated July 12th. announcing the death of Constant Somers, late Collector and Inspector of Great Egg harbour in the State of New-Jersey. I desired Mr. Latimer the Collector of Philadelphia to make the requisite enquiries respecting Mr. Freeland, and am informed that the Candidate is reputed to be an honest man, and that he is...
I have the honour to transmit certain Letters from Ebenezer Tucker Esqr. Collector of Little Egg harbour in New Jersey, mentioning his resignation of his Office; but as this proceeding cannot be said to be entirely voluntary, candour requires me to submit the whole subject to your consideration.— In April last, Amos Ridgway, a neighbour of Mr Tucker, preferred certain charges, in which his...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honour most respectfully to submit to the President of the United States the following Report.— That in consequence of strong suspicions that great disorders existed in the office of John Fitzgerald Esquire, Collector of the Customs for the District of Alexandria, an enquiry was instituted in March 1798, the management of which was committed to William...
By this Mail, I shall have the honour to transmit a Report respecting John Fitzgerald Esqr. Collector of Alexandria—if the President shall see proper to make a new appointment, I take the liberty to recommend Charles Simms Esquire, who is, I presume well known to the President.—The Attorney General is of opinion that Colo. Simms is the most suitable character—He is a Gentleman of eminence at...