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I have just recd a Letter for you from General Putnam which he put under cover to me in answer to one transmitted by the request of Mr McHenry. Dispatches have been recd from the Envoys but the contents are yet but partially known; it is certain that no progress towards an accomodation has been made, & not a hope of success exists while the present men, shall continue at the helm of...
I have recd your favour of the 22d instant and feel much chagrin that I did not reply to your private Note: the fact is, that I destroyed it, after perusal & forgot the contents at the time I wrote: Mr Biddies Credit is as good as it has ever been; the misfortunes of the times have rendered his business more profitable than usual—he is understood to possess a handsome property. No Letters have...
An apology is due for the long delay on my part in replying to your favour of Decr 17th—Mr Barker on the second application informed me that the 500 Dolls. had been placed in Bank to the Credit of Mr Ross, who was not in town—Mr Ross has just arrived & from him I have recd 1961 30/100 which I enclose in a draft on Alexandria—Mr Ross desires a rect. No dispatches have been recd from France the...
After a painful & inconvenient dispersion the public Officers have returned to this City & resumed business; Congress has at length formed; the Presidents speech at the opening of the Session is inclosed. It is certain that the Envoys have reached Paris; the report that they have been refered to Fauchet & Adet is not confirmed; though by many it is considered as probable. A Mr Barker, offered...
I have recd your Letter of the third instant no monies have been deposited by Colo. Shreve, I shall accordingly transmit your Letter to Mr Ross; he went out of Town unexpectedly. I hear that my fathers health is declining, and shall set out for Connecticut to morrow. We have no news—Genl Marshall will sail this week. I am ever with perfect deference your obedt servt ALS , DLC:GW ; copy, CtHi :...
Mr Ross was out of town when I recd your favour of the 7th instant otherwise I should have immediatly answered it—I have delivered to him, your Receipt. On enquiring at the Bank of Pensylvania this day, I find that no money has been deposited there on your account. Mr Ross says he will receive & prosecute Colo. Shreve’s bond, if you desire it. We have not much other news than appears in the...
I have the pleasure to acknowledge your favour by the Alexandria mail of May 26th. On applying to the Bank of Pensylvania I was told that no monies had been lodged on your account, by Colo. Shreve or any other person—on shewing your Letter to Mr James Ross, he paid me on account of Colo. Ritchie 3409 20/100 Dollars which I now remit in four Treasury drafts on Mr Fitzgerald endorsed in your...
I have had the pleasure to receive your favour of May 15th—and while I rejoice that you enjoy that repose & tranquillity so richly earned by a life of services and benefits for mankind, the reflection, that he who so long directed public opinion, and whose council at this time would possess and deserve universal confidence, is a private Citizen, encites mixed emotions, which I am unable to...
I embrace the earliest opportunity to transmit a Copy of the documents refered to in the Presidents Speech. We hear nothing further that is interesting. It is remarkable that all the foreign Nations with whom we have public intercource bring forward their claims for Gratitude, even the Spaniard contends for his Share. With perfect respect & attachment I remain Dear Sir, your obedt servt ALS ,...
I intended to have availed myself before this time of the permission you was pleased to give me, at a moment which I shall never forget; but indisposition & an uncommon pressure of business have prevented. The last accounts from France mention that General Pinckney had gone to Amsterdam in consequence of orders from the Directory. The treatment he recd was rude and insolent in the highest...
Richard Rogers to be Naval Officer for the District of New York, vice Benjn Walker resigned. John Stockton to be Collector for the District of Delaware, vice George Bush decd—Also Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Wilmington. Matthias E Sawyer, of to be Surveyor for the Port of Pasquotank River Bridge in the District of Camden, North Carolina & Inspector of the Revenue for the same...
The Secretary of the Treasury most respectfully reports to the President of the United States. That on the 8th of June he received a letter from William Jackson Surveyor of the Port of Philadelphia containing a representation against the Official Conduct of Sharp Delany Collector for the District of Pennsylvania, for having taken Robert Hopkins one of the Inspectors from his duty, on an...
I have the honour to put under cover a Letter from Mr Whipple in answer to one I wrote respecting the Servant Girl & to be with the most perfect respect, Sir, your obedt & humble servt NHi : Vail Collection.
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully transmits to the President of the United States, a letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue dated the 11th of August last, covering one to him from the Collector of Washington, on the subject of sundry Contracts made by the said Collector for placing and keeping up the Stakes under his superintendence and shifting and clearing the Buoys at the...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor most respectfully to report to the President of the United States. That by an Act of Congress passed on the sixth day of May 1796, the President of the United States is authorised to cause other Revenue Cutters to be built or purchased in lieu of such as are or shall from time to time become unfit for further service and to cause such Revenue Cutters...
I have had the honour to receive your Letter of the first instant by Mr Dandridge & have paid to him the balance of the monies placed in my hands, & a sum of Five hundred Dollars on account of your compensation. There is nothing new here; the enclosed came under cover to me this morning. I have the honour to be with perfect respect Sir, your obedt servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have recd your favour of July 29th—the one refered to in answer of mine dated the 11th never came to hand: to what cause the accident is to be attributed I cannot conjecture. We have no news more than appears in the papers; our Country was never more tranquil than at present: so far as I know the public business is in a good train, except that the Treasury is in want of Loans. I shall be...
I have had the honour to recieve your favours dated July 13th 18th & 20th and shall punctually obey your directions. The money mentioned by Judge Addison was paid to me; in addition to the advances requested by Mr. Kitt I have paid Captain Tingey for freight of Wine £66.13.4 Currency or Doll ar s 177. 77/100—the duties have not yet been demanded—I shall pay Mr. McEuen as soon as I can see him....
I have the honour to transmit to the President two Letters from the Commissioner of the Revenue, dated the 8th & 11th Instant. It appears to be expedient to entrust the inspection of the Lighthouse at Seguin to David Coney who is recommended by Genl Lincoln. Both Jonathan Coffin and Saml Coffin are well recommended for the appointment of Lighthouse keeper at Nantucket. The experience of...
I have had the honor to receive your letters dated the 4th and 6th instant addressed to me as Secretary of the Treasury, & the private letter of the 6th—The question arising under the act concerning seamen is a perplexing one. My original impressions were not unlike those of the Attorney General—namely, that the defect in the Law ought to be supplied by construction, & as no proof was...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully transmits to the President of the United States a Letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue dated the 5th instant, covering a provisional contract entered into by William Allibone superintendent of the Light house establishment for the Bay of Delaware, with Garret Hulsecamp for placing & manageing the floating Beacons & Buoys in the said bay of...
I have the honor to represent to the President that the preparatory arrangements for the sale of the Lands remaining unsold in the seven Ranges of townships in the No. Western territory, are already compleated. George Wallace Esqr., on enquiry appears to be a suitable character for the trust of superintending the sales at Pittsburgh in conjunction with the Governor or secretary of the North...
I have had the honour to receive your Letter of June 27th and have disposed of the enclosures agreably to direction. Last Evening I called on Mr F.W. Francis and he informed me that your Wine was in good condition & perfectly safe stored in the Compting House with two Pipes of Mr Willings--it was Mr Francis’s opinion that the situation was much better for the improvement of the wine than any...
I have the honour to acknowledge your Letter of the 24th Instant. the Commissions for the Offices in the Revenue Department & the Marshal will be made out as directed. No inconvenience will attend a short delay in filling the vacancy in the office of District Attorney, as Mr Otis will attend to whatever is urgent. On this last point I shall consult the Secretary of State. A novel & very...
The enclosed Letters have been received by me & the Secretary of State in consequence of the death of Mr Gorham, supervisor of Massachusetts. The Inspectors of Surveys are John Frothingham of the province of Maine, Jonathan Jackson of Newburyport & Leonard Jarvis of Boston. The two last with Mr Davis the present Comptroller are mentioned as Candidates. Mr Jarvis’s application does not appear...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honour most respectfully to represent to the President of the United States; That by an Act entitled "An Act making further provision for the expenses attending the intercourse of the United States with foreign Nations, and to continue in force the Act entitled “an act providing the means of intercourse between the United States & foreign nations," passed...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to transmit to the President of the United States the enclosed papers announcing the resignation of Thomas Jones Collector for Hampton, received this day. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
At a Meeting of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund , at the office of the Secretary of the Treasury on the first day of June 1796. Present, The Secretary of State, The Secretary of The Treasury The Attornay General. A Report of the Secretary of the Treasury dated May 31st 1796, respecting the measures proper to be adopted by this Board, for the due execution of the act entitled "an act...
Gl C. informed me that he had recd from his friend Adet the agreable news, that if a new Minister was to come over, it would be a Mr Vincent formerly a distinguished Officer in the Corps of Engineers a gentleman of great Merit and well known in this country. he knew well that this new Minister, would adopt every plan and follow every step begun or suggested by Adet, consequently things would...
In the latter part of march last, a Gentleman in whose honour & veracity I have entire confidence called upon me at my Office and informed me; that Mr Collot & Mr Varin, with another Frenchman whose name he did not know, were shortly to proceed on a tour through the western parts of the United States; that they were to visit the western parts of Pensylvania, the north western territory,...