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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...
Agreeable to your request on the 13th Instant: I did myself the pleasure of addressing the Honble: Timothy Pickering Esqr. Secretary of State to the following Effect as Per Copy annexed, to which at present have received no answer much to the disappointment of the poor Captain and injury of the Cargo he h as on board— Should your Excellency have received any reply, thereto shall think myself...
I have the Honor herewith to transmit to Your Excellency, An account which I have just printed of The origin of The Board of Agriculture and its progress for three Years after its establishment, by which you will perceive the nature of our Exertions for the Internal Improvement and general benefit of this Country. I shall much esteem your casting an eye over this paper when your leisure...
I receivd this morning your letter of the 18th. returning the complaint of the Swedish chargé d’affaires & immediately wrote to Mr. King such a letter as you say you approve of. I inclose you a letter from the Governor of the Indiana territory respecting the appointment of Judges. The opinion that the laws of the old territory do not operate in the new, whether well or ill founded furnishes a...
I am not happy enough to be master of language calculated to express the grateful sense I feel for every instance of your condescending kindness vouchsafed towards me ever since divine goodness favored me with the knowledge of, and an acquaintance with, the justly revered Head of our Nation—But at no time have I injoyed this inestimable blessing with greater pleasure, or with a more lively...
I have just now been inform’d of the death of Mr. Rowan, late Commissioner of Loans for this District, and of a desire of Captain Bassett Stith, to succeed him in that office—I therefore Sir, am induc’d, to take the liberty of of offering Captain Stith to your notice—and do with great confidence assure you Sir of the competency of Captain Stith as an accountant and whose respectability of...
I inclose you the last letter from Mr. Adams our Minister at Berlin. The subject on which it treats is a very interesting one. At the same time I receivd from him another letter of an earlier date in which was transmited a certificate of the exchange of the ratifications of our treaty with Prussia. I send you by this days mail a letter prepard to Mr. King. If you conceive that no such letter...
I had the honor to receive yours of the 6th Ultimo, on the 28th; with the copy of a letter to Lieut. Colo. Butler which you did me the honor to inclose I am perfectly satisfied that you had not given any orders despotic or inimical to the liberties of our Citizens, and on the contrary that you was uninformed that Any transaction of the kind had taken place, until You received my letter of the...
The Grand Jurors for the County of Plymouth in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, attending at the Supreme Judicial Court for said County, have been led by their own reflections on the course of events, and by the excellent and impressive observations of the Chief Justice in his charge at the opening of the Court, to contemplate the political situation of our Country. Mr Adams Many of us have...
You will herewith recieve, the History of the Statistical Account of Scotland, in the appendix to which, I have taken the liberty of inserting the extract of a letter I had the pleasure of recieving from you, urging me to persevere in an Undertaking, which I have at last happily accomplished. I wish much to hear, that similar enquiries took place with you, and that a Board of Agriculture was...
I did myself the honor to call at your house this morning to request leave of absence from the seat of Government to enable me to accompany my family on a visit to their Friends in Carolina after the Offices are removed from Philadelphia. The journey will be near six hundred miles out, and about Four hundred returning, which I cannot perform with satisfaction before the 10th. or middle of...
I transmit you some dispatches lately receivd from the Judge of the Kentucky district. I hope the resistance he mentions to the execution of the judgements of the court of the United States exists no longer. I inclose you also two letters from Mr. Yznardi & a copy of one to him from Don Urquijo. I can scarcely believe that our envoys have embarkd for the Hague. Mountflorence I shoud think must...
This day I visited Judge Dana of Cambridge. It is said, that he is appointed one of the Commissioners to France. My wish is, to attend him and them, as his or their Secretary. He has not received official notice of such an appointment, and cannot tell what arrangements government will make, as to the officers who attend the embassy. Judge Elsworth and Genl Knox promised me their aid, if...
I again take the liberty to solicit an appointment under Your Administration, as it is presumable a number of Vacancies will take place, on the removal of the Government here— I did myself the honor to address Your Excellency, on the death of Doctor Way in September 1797, accompanied with a letter from the Secretary at War, respecting the Office of Treasurer of the Mint then Vacant, which I am...
I have just receiv’d your letter of the 25th of July inclosing the recommendations of several gentlemen for the vacant office of Marshal for this district. I am sensible of the confidence you place in me, when you authorize me to fill the commission with the name of such person, as on the best information I can collect, shall appear most proper; & I shoud not have hesitated to insert the name...
The health of David Austin Esqr. the present Collector of the customs in New Haven, is declining so fast, that it is generally supposed that death, will put a period to his valuable life within a short period time. As that office will then be vacant, I thought it to be my duty, in as early a season, and in as respectful a manner as possible, to ask it of Your Excellency for myself. Perhaps an...
You will herewith receive the Diploma, to which you are entitled, as an honorary Member of the British Board of Agriculture, and which I am persuaded will be doubly valuable to you, as it will be delivered by the hands of the gallant Kasecusko, who has stopped in this Country for a few days in his way to America. It would be presumption in me to take the liberty of recommending him to your...
Your letter of the 2d. inst. returning the dispatches from our envoys of the 17th. of May, is just receivd. I now perceive that my having omited to accompany those dispatches with a letter requires an apology. After decyphering it, I had been engagd with the heads of departments until it became necessary to forward the package immediately to you, or to lose a mail which I was not inclind to...
Inclosd is the answer of the secretary of the Senate to a request that he woud furnish the department of state with the names of the Senators. There being no official certainty of the Senators newly elected to serve after the 3d. of March may produce some doubt respecting the propriety of a summons addressd to them individually. There is not to be found on the files of this department any copy...
At a crisis when the sovereignty of our Country is assalted: when demands are made upon us by a foreign nation altogether incompatible with our honor and independence, & when in case of a refusal to accede to these demands, even our National existence is threatened: when we have reason to believe that an opinion has gone forth, which has contributed to produce this conduct; that we are a...
At the time when the contest for the Presidency, produced a general discussion relative to the political opinions of the gentleman proposed for that office, I mentioned to Genl. Lee a conversation I had with you in the Senate chamber some years past, and he now calls upon me for a statement of what I then said. I think there would at this time be an impropriety, in giving it, except for the...