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I recd. your Letter of August 30th. this morning and now enclose a Letter of Credit on General Lincoln to the extent of Dolls 7,666 66/100 the whole or any part of which may be at any time commanded. If it please the President it is my wish, that each payment by General Lincoln, may be vouched by as Rect. agreably to the form annexed to the Letter of Credit. I have made enquiry respecting your...
I have the honour to transmit a Letter dated Augt. 25th. from James Breckenridge Esq. who was named Commissioner for the Third Division of Virginia—It seems that this Gentleman resides out of the Division and that this circumstance and expectations of being able to render more important services have induced him to decline the appointment.—I have good reason to believe that Mr. Breckenridges...
I have the honour to enclose a Report on the proposals of Henry Dearborn for erecting two Light Houses in North Carolina. The distresses in the City increase; attempts are making to draw all the people possible from the scene of danger; about fifteen hundred of the most indigent are encamped on the Common;—another Camp for such as are able to support themselves is forming, which may contain...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully submits to the President of the United States the following Report. That it appears from a communication from the Commissioner of the Revenue dated the 14th instant, a Copy whereof is subjoined, to be expedient to increase the Salary of the Keeper of the Light House on Cape Cod, from one hundred & fifty to Two hundred Dollars per Annum, in...
The Secretary of Was has permitted me to peruse your Letters to him dated the 14th. and 29th. of August, and after much reflection and some hesitation, I have ventured to request him to delay transmitting to you, the Commissions of the General Officers, untill I could accompany his official dispatch with a communication of my sentiments, upon the arrangement which appears to be meditated....
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 16th. day of July 1798, 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 five Millions of Dollars,...
I have the honour to inform the President, that I have received Letters from South Carolina, informing me that Arnoldus Vanderhorst and John Chesnut Esqrs. have declined accepting their appointments as Commissioners for that State. I have no information which will justify me in indicating the name of a Successor to Mr. Vanderhorst—I have however written to the Supervisor and to Mr. Desaussure...
I have complied with your direction by sending under cover to the Post Master of Philadelphia an anonimous Note with Five hundred Dollars in a Letter to Mr. Allen President of the Health Committee—This generous donation will relieve many a distressed person. The Warrant stands charged to the Presidents account in the Treays as recd. by me in the character of Agent to the President . I have the...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully transmit to the President of the United States the Copy of a Letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue dated the 25th. instant, accompanied with a proposal made by John Nivison for building a Light-House on North Island at the entrance of George Town Harbour in the State of South Carolina. This proposal being the most favourable of any that have...
I have the honour to submit to your consideration two letters from Edward Carrington Esquire, dated September 20th & 22d.—a letter from D. Stephenson Esquire dated September 6th.—a letter from John Haymond Esquire, dated September 4th:—also a letter from Thomas Tinsley Esquire—dated September 22d. 1798. The opinions of Colo: Carrington, Supervisor, and Thomas Tinsley Esquire, the Commissioner...
I have the honour to enclose a letter—dated September 24th. from John Nivison Esquire a respectable Gentleman of Norfolk—and another of the same date from Colo. J. Parker, informing me of the death of Thomas Bourne Collector of the Customs for the District of South Quay, and Inspector of the same port in Virginia.— I know nothing of Mr. Dorton who is recommended by Colo. Parker. Mr. Nivison’s...
I have the honour to transmit a Letter from George Divers who was appointed the Commissioner for the eleventh Division declining the appointment and recommending Thomas Divers to be appointed in his stead. From the tenor of Colo. Carrington’s Letter of the 13th. of September and the express recommendation of Thomas Posey contained in his Letter of September 28th. I have no doubt that General...
I have recd. your Note of the 30th. of September—and enclose a Letter from the Post Master of Phila. acknowledging the Rect. of my anonimous Note to the President of the Health Office, and declaring the delivery of it according to direction. I took the only mode which occurred to me of fullfilling your direction, without exposing my own name in the public Papers. I have the honour to be / with...
The Secretary of the Treasury in Obedience to the command of the President of the United States respectfully submits the following Report. That the facts stated in the petitions of Robert Wanton herewith transmitted, praying for the pardon of an offence committed by him against the Revenue Laws of the United States are verefied by the Letter of the Collector for the District of Boston and...
I have the honour to enclose a Letter from John Skinner Esqr. one of the Commissioners of North Carolina, in answer to an enquiry made by me respecting three vacancies in that State. At present I am only prepared to state, that I have reason to believe that Mr. Joseph Graham is a proper character to succeed Wallace Alexander, who has declined—I have taken measures for ascertaining the...
I enclose a Letter from Wm. Martin Esqr. of North Yarmouth refering to an Address, to the President which I had the honour to enclose on or about the beginning of September, if my recollection serves me;—The good people wish a reply from the President. I shall pay the most particular attention to the instruction of the President of the 10th. instant—as soon as I return from a journey after...
The Secretary of the Treasury in obedience to the command of the President of the United States, respectfully submits the following observations. It is conceived that it will be natural and very proper for the President in the beginning of his Address, to advert to the deplorable situation to which several of our principal cities have been reduced by contagious or epidemic sickness during the...
The Secy of the Treasy respectfully represents to the President of the United States. That it appears from the enclosed Report of Daniel Davis Esq. Atte. for the District of Maine and the documents therein refered to; that John Helby Marshal of the said District has collected large Sums of money on Executions in favour of the United States improperly which he has embezzled which have been...
The Secy of the Treasy respectfully represents to the President of the United States. That Waterman Thomas Collector for the District of Waldoborough in the State of Massachusetts and Inspector of the Revenue for the said Port;—has neglected to comply with repeated instructions from the Offices of the Secy and Comptroller of the Treasy. requiring him to render his accounts, that no Weekly...
I have the honour to enclose a letter to General Lincoln directing the payment of the Sums which the President may require on account of his compensation. The Sum due on the 4th. of March last, was Six thousand Dollars, the further Sum of Two thousand Dollars monthly will if the President pleases to require the same be also advanced. The discontents in Northampton are not increasing, and no...
I have the honour to transmit a Letter from Andrew Barrett Esqr. one of the Commissioners for the State of Delaware, resigning his office.—The Candidates are Elijah Barratt & John Vining Esqrs. Mr. Barratt is recommended by the Board of Commissioners, and by Mr. Bayard the Representative of the State in Congress.—I, therefore, take the liberty to submit to the President the expediency of...
By the decease of Robert Chesley, the offices of Surveyor and Inspector of the Port of St. Mary’s in the district of Nanjemoy in the State of Maryland, have become vacant. The names of Robert Chesley, son of the deceased, and William Hebb, are presented in the papers which I have the honour to enclose.—The weight of recommendation by Col. Howard of the Senate, Charles Caroll of Carrollton...
After a very laboured trial, Fries who led the armed Party at Bethlehem, has been convicted of Treason;—he continued tranquil untill the verdict of the Jury was returned, when and since he has been much affected. His composure during the trial was not owing to stupidity, for though an illiterate man, he is not deficient in sagacity. He confidently expected to be acquitted, and his hopes are...
I have the honour to enclose a Letter from John Faulcon Esqr. one of the Commissioners of valuations for North Carolina.—No person has been recommended as a successor by the Board, but from the information of Judge Iredell & Mr. Steele the Comptroller, I have reason to believe that John Branch, Principal Assessor for Halifax County is well qualified for the Office, and take the liberty to...
I have the honour to enclose a Letter from Laurence Muse Esqr. Collector of the District of Tappahannock in Virginia, mentioning the resignation of Peter Kemp, Surveyor & Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Urbanna in said District. Peter Kemp & Ralph Wormley Esqrs. recommend Peter Kemp junr. for the vacant offices:—and Mr. Muse the Collector, recommends Mr. Thomas Muse—Both the...
After a very laboured trial, Fries, who led the armed party at Bethlehem, has been convicted of treason. He continued tranquil until the verdict of the jury was returned, when and since, he has been much affected. His composure during the trial was not owing to stupidity, for though an illiterate man, he is not deficient in sagacity. He confidently expected to be acquitted,and his hopes are...
I have the honour to transmit a copy of a Letter which I have written to several of the collectors of the Revenue, on the subject of a temporary provision for the relief of sick and disabled seamen.— It is found that by a Law of the last session, the Hospitals for the Army & Navy are to be established under the immediate superintendance of the Physician-General. The Secretary of War, will,...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipts of your letters dated May 27th. & 28th. and Mr Shaws letter dated June 5th. covering recommendations in favor of Noah Pease, Nathaniel Mayhew and Silas Daggot, for the appointment of Keeper of the Light House to be erected on Gay Head— The Light House is not erected, and there is not an immediate necessity any appointment;—to prevent the trouble of...
I have the honor to enclose a letter from Isaac Parker Esquire Marshal of the District of Maine, recommending Josiah Reed, to be surveyor & Inspector of the Port of Thomaston in the District of Caldobourogh. After due enquiry I take the liberty to recommend Silas Foster to be Commander of the Revenue Cutter General Greene which place is vacant by the resignation of Captain George Price, who...
I have the honour to enclose a Letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue dated the 19th. instant, and submit it as my opinion, that the proposals of Mr. Martin Lincoln, for erecting a Light House on Gayhead, are reasonable, and that it is expedient to authorize a Contract conformably thereto. The Act of Massachusetts requires, that the lands which may be designated as the scite, and for the...