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This may certify that Doctr Moses Baker has for some years past, been a reputable practitioner of Physic and Surgery in the Town of Canton, Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and that from my knowledge of his ample qualification for the duties of his profession and the high esteem, in which he has ever been held in the place of his residence I have no hesitation in declaring it as my opinion that...
I pray you to accept my grateful acknowledgements for the honor conferd on me in appointing me chief Justice of the United States. This additional and flattering mark of your good opinion has made an impression on my mind which time will not efface. I shall enter immediately on the duties of the office & hope never to give you occasion to regret having made this appointment With the most...
I take the liberty of recommending as a circuit Judge for the Districts of Maryland & Virginia, Philip B. Key Esqr; than whom, I know of no Man in the State of Maryland, likely to accept the appointment, who stands higher in the public Estimation, for his legal reputation, or moral qualities or who will be likely to discharge with more Zeal or fidelity the Duties of so important an...
I have been requested to make to you the application of Mr. DAmbrugeac to provide for him a passage to France. He says that he has not been furnishd with money by Genl. Toussaint for that object. I set out to wait on you but have been stopt til it is too late. As he wishes to set out tomorrow I communicate his request in writing. I do not pretend to express any opinion on the subject but think...
John Foncin appointed at first Engineer at Baltimore, and newly at Boston, presents to the President of the united States his most respectful thanks; happy, if by his fidelity, and his constant endeavours to perform his duty, he may deserve the continuation of Such a favor; happy again if during many years, he may consider and admire the high influence of the Virtues of the President, who by...
I have just receivd your letter of the 22d. and am happy that the proceedings with the Spanish Minister have your approbation. I inclose you a letter from Mr. Stevens which represents the part of St. Domingo which had adherd to Rigaud as being completely reducd under the dominion of Toussaint. I transmit you also a letter from a Mr. Mitchell of Charleston in South Carolina and a letter I have...
The Subscribers having by their labour and Industry & at a great expence, errected Machinery &c, at the North part of Boston, in order to carry on the Woolen Manufacture, & in consequence of said expence they find themselves unable to procure Stock sufficient to carry on the said Manufacture, humbly solicit the aid & patronage of the President of the United States, & such other Gentlemen, who...
Permit me Sir, in conjunction with my grateful Father, to thank you most ardently for your late mark of beneficence to me; and the family. A mark unmerited on my part, but flowing solely from your extreme goodness. I have received the Commission of third Judge enclosed by the Secretary of State; and agreeable to the instruction of General Marshall, I will repair without loss of time to the...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter of yesterday, with the papers referred to therein. I shall without delay make the enquiry, which you direct, and make report to you of the facts, that may be ascertained, pursuant to your instructions. I have the honor / to be with great respect / Sir / Your obedt Servt MHi : Adams Papers.
Not being acquainted with the situation of the different ports of our Country; nor the minds of the people; I think it most expedient to send my address to you. I know my intention is honest; but I know also, that every honest intention does not prove advantageous; therefore I wish to have your approbation; which will be manifested, by its appearing in our Public papers— Permit me to Observe,...
I transmit you two letters relative to the concul at Madeira & an oration which I presume the inclosd letter informd you was forwarded to this office by the author for you I am most respectfully / Your obedt. svt MHi : Adams Papers.
Having had the honour of being admitted into your pressence, and informed you of matters that was my duty to do—As I am disappointed of getting to serve in the revenue department have applied to the Secretary at War to serve my Country once more, either by Sea or Land; but no encouragement, hope your Excellency will condecend to speak to the Secretary at War on the business and will do the...
I have receivd your letter respecting Mr. Nortons claim and shall observe your instructions. There appears to be considerable delicacy in engaging in the support of a claim founded on provisions furnishd the British army during our revolution War. I inclose you a letter from Mr. Wilkins to Mr. Harrison & from Mr. Harrison to me recommending a Mr. Hollingsworth as a Judge in the Indiana...
I receivd yesterday a letter from Mr. King of which the inclosd is a copy. His number 67 to which he refers & which seems necessary in order to explain the present actual state of the negotiation with England has not yet been receivd. The letter which I now forward shows that some progress towards an agreement has been made which it may perhaps be necessary to understand before further...
We respectfully take leave to present You with a Copy of the Legacies of your late Illustrious friend his Exellency Genl. Washington, well knowing that your friendship for him, and your intimate acquaintance with his Exalted Virtues and Abilities, must render any part of his invaluable writings acceptable to You, more especially those which may so properly be denominated his Political...
I have been directed by the Inhabitants of the City of New Brunswick, to enclose the within Copy of an Address which they will beg leave to present to your Excellency on your arrival here— I have the honor to be with the most perfect regard / in behalf of the Inhabitants / of the City of New Brunswick / & its Vicinity— / Your Obedt. Servant MHi : Adams Papers.
From a Conviction that the Introduction of Contagious Diseases into the Ports of the United States may be prevented by effectual Laws, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia have directed me to present to you a Copy of their proceedings on this interesting Subject, of which they request your Acceptance. I am / with Sentiments of great / Respect, / By order of the College MHi : Adams Papers.
We take the liberty to recommend Mr. John Rousby Plater as a proper Character to fill the appointment of one of the assistant Judges of the Territory of Columbia. We have the honor to be with great Respect and Esteem / Sir, / Your obedt. Serts MHi : Adams Papers.
I now send you a copy of the letter transmited to Mr. King—I wrote him also privately stating the best opinion here to be that not more than two milion of Dollars coud justly be chargeable to the United States under the treaty I am Sir with the highest respect / Your Obedt. Servt. MHi : Adams Papers.
The Secretary of State respectfully submits to the President, the draft of the Speech to Congress as digested finally by the heads of departments. The necessity of placing it immediately under your consideration will, he trusts, apologize for his not detaining it for the purpose of making a fair copy— MHi : Adams Papers.
I inclose you a permit which as been solicited for the brig Amazon to carry several passengers to France. I am Sir with the highest respect &c / Your obedt. Servt. MHi : Adams Papers.
It is with the most respectfull deference that I take the Liberty of offering to your Consideration Philip Barton Key Esqr. as a person in my Opinion well qualified to fill the Office of District Circuit Judge under the new Judiciary System—In addition to other Oppurtunities of becoming well acquainted with him—I have served two Sessions with him in our State Legislature and entertain an high...
I nominate James Blake of Pensilvania to be Consul of the United States in the City of St. Domingo in the Island of St. Domingo. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I transmit you a letter receivd some time past from Mr. Sitgreaves as being connected with the letters of Mr. King on the same subject. I am Sir with very much respect / your obedt servt. MHi : Adams Papers.
Inclosed is the letter as well as an extract of mine, which were forwarded to the secretary of the Navy in Decr. last, by my Brother respecting my appointment, at which time I had not the Knowledge of Lieutenants, ranking equall, which I hope your excellency will excuse, as I have this day forwarded on to the secretary, the oath of allegiance which I have subscribd my name to. I have the /...
The man who took the liberty humbly to address your Excellency the 24th, of last month, begs leave to wait on your Excellency for an answer; with a hope that your Excellency would be graciously pleased to order him into some employment under the Government. It can be shewn to your Excellency, that his education and knowledge of accounts, would make him useful in the Naval Department, if that...
Inclosd are two copies of the laws of the Mississipi territory enacted subsequent to the 30th. of June 1799. They have not yet been laid before Congress. With the highest respect / I remain your obedt. Servt MHi : Adams Papers.
At this important Crisis, when war with all its train of Calamities seems ready to burst upon us; when by the malice of our Enemies we are reprisented as a divided people, a people inimical to the measures of our own Government, and wanting confidence in it; We deem it our duty as Citizens of the United States explicitly to declare, our fullest faith in the Integrity and Wisdom of all the...
The inclosed Letter will be handed to you by Mr. Van Flick, as the Bearer alluded to in the Letter has been taken Sick, but as Mr. Van Flick is an intimate Acquaintance & Friend of mine, & his; you may confide to him any Thing you please for the assistance of the unfortunate Person, who was to be the Bearer of the inclosed Letter, and please to excuse my Freedom in applying to you, for to...
I have now the happiness of presenting to you another daughter, worthy as I fully believe of adding one to the number of those who already endear that relation to you.— The day before yesterday united us for life. My recommendation of her to your kindness and affection I know will be unnecessary. My sentiment of her merit, will not at this moment especially boast its impartiality , but if...