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Letter not found: from Ralph Wormeley, Jr., 3 Nov. 1799. On 18 Nov. GW wrote Wormeley : “Your favour of the 3d Instant came duly to hand.”
I am about to ask a favour of you, which I think it probable you may refuse, the frequency of applications of this sort having induced a resolution, on your part, never to comply with any; I mean, “Letters of recommendation”—in June I propose to embark at Norfolk for New York in my way to Boston; my business is to settle my second son as a student at Harvard College Cambridge. I am not...
I hope your Goodness will not think me Troublesom in giving you this line, and Informing you of my being in the Building Branch of Buseness, and having nearly devoted all my Time, Since the begining of August last, with the Commissioner of Revenew, on the Light, and Beacon, House, Business, and makeing the best Plans, with Honest Estimates, delivered and fulley Approved of, with Bonds Men...
In giving you this line and Informing you of my being in the Architectral, and Building Branch, and having had a greate deal of Experiance in the Bridge Business, and having Viewed the Breaking up of the Frost in your Rivers, prooveing to me what the Bridges have to Contend with, therefore Haveing made this part of the Science, my Practice, and Study for the last Thirty years, has Enabled me...
We the Subscribers think ourselves Wronged by our Captain therefore think proper to inform your honour hoping to get Justice as We Inlisted as artificers under Captain Ingersoll for the term of five years or Sooner Discharged our Captain See Cause for us to Stop Work and immediately Stopt one half of our pay one of us Refusing to assign the Receit Roles With out the pay he inlisted for was put...
Having lately arrived in this City with the view of erecting sundry patent Machines to facilitate the business of agriculture, I take the liberty of addressing you for the purpose of knowing, whether you will be pleased to accept of one, to cut straw upon a principle different from Any now in use—. If this offir should be accepted, I will with pleasure forward the machine to any place you...
We the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington in the State of North Carolina legally convened together, feel it to be our incumbent duty to address you at this very important crisis of the affairs of the United States in relation to the French Republic. Permit us to assure you that we view with intire approbation the advances made by the Executive authority of our own Government to that of...
At the Request of John & Phillip Hainey Brothers of the unfortunate Frederic Hainey, now under Sentence of Death for Treason, I do hereby certifie, that I was well acquainted with their Father John Hainey, who was at the time & for some years before our late revolutionary War, one of the Representatives of this County in Assembly his son the present John Hainey I have also known for several...
George Keith Taylor sent to me a letter written to him by Caleb Lownes , in which that benevolent man consenteth to superintend our hospital for reception and amendment of sinners formerly doomed to the gibbet. i was desired to hand the letter to the governor, which hath been done, and to do what is mentioned in the subjoined extract from his letter to me: ‘will you be so good as to write to...
Whenever that εγχειριδιον περι την σνμβουλην νομοθετικην , which thou art preparing, shall be published, as i anxiously hope it will be, reserve two or three copies for me. Adieu. RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ as received 29 Apr. and so recorded in SJL . εγχειριδιον περι την σνμβουλην νομοθετικην : “Manual of the Legislative Counsel,” or, more literally, “Handbook of the Lawmaker’s Advice.”
Your sollicitations are with me more cogent motives than with his slave are the mandates of a despot. Page 1, line 9, &c. is not the parliamentary term ‘leave out’ instead of ‘strike out’? 21. the statement seemeth exact. 23. the question is simply, that the committee do agree to it, if amendments be not made, or, if they be, that the committee do agree to it, with the amendments 24. the final...
After the seventh decad of my years began i learned to write with the left hand, as you may see by this specimen, and that with ease, although slowly. yet if to write were painfull, i should, before this time, have answered your letter of 28 of february: but i have been endeavouring to recollect what little of parliamentary procedings i formerly knew, and find myself unable to give information...
9. In Committee . The paper before a committee, whether select or of the whole, may be a bill, resolutions, draught of an address &c. and it may either originate with them, or be referred to them. in every case the whole paper is read first by the clerk, & then by the chairman by paragraphs, Scob. 49. pausing at the end of the paragraph, & putting questions for amending if proposed. in the...
On the 20th. Inst. I forwarded by the Schooner Elizabeth, James Allen Master, 20 Cases of Madeira Wine containing in all 22 Dozn.—put up with great Care. As I had mislaid your Letter of Directions I was forced to address these Cases to a Mr. Wm Wilson with orders to hold them at your Disposal which I hope may prove of no Inconvenience. This Gentleman is Said to be a respectable Man at...
You will no Doubt Think odd that I should presume To Write to You but When I let You know my Situation I hope you will Excuse me I shall Endeavour To State the Matter Intelligible as I am capable of You know Sir that there was a Resolve of Congress that if An Officer Or Soldier Died in the Continental Service their Widow Or Orphan Children Should be Entitled to Seven Years Half pay And My...
When I sat down to address you, my first intention was to apologize for the liberty I have taken in troubling you with my speculations on Astronomy, Physiology, and Mechanics, at this critical period, when the most important national concerns demand your attention, and doubtless occupies all the faculties of your mind; But when I considered that the great Doctor Franklin, and the celebrated...
I have recent grounds to believe that it is intended to carry into effect the expedition on the part of the English against upper Louisiana, by violating the territory of the US. according to what I informed you in my letter of the 2d March last; I must add that I know to a certainty that the English have made propositions to General Clarke in Georgia, in order to obtain his powerful influence...
The American Consulate in this City, & destrict, having been left to my charge, by, & in the absence of my Son, who is the appointed Consul; I beg leave to assure you of my attention to the dutys annexed to that important trust, & that however arduous the task may now become on account of the present unhappy State of things: I have – with alacrity and firmness – asserted the grievances, and...
I had this honor on the 21. of october last , since which I have continued a convalesents, depriving me the pleasure of personally paying you my respects, as I have long wished and continue to do so, when the inclemency of the season moderates in mean time I am happy to avail myself of the goodness of General Smith, now in this City, to express to you the satisfaction I have in the current...
This is the second time I have taken the liberty of trespassing on your Excellency’s time & with due reverence have now to repeat my request that you will have the goodness to listen to the Justice of my cause. In case the false rumours that have been circulated & publish’d against me by my rivals & enemys should have in any degree alter’d the good opinion I meritted of your Excellency, in the...
I have the honor to inform you, I arrived at Baltimore, from Cadiz, on the 23d. august last: Since which have had the honor to present myself to the Secretary of State, and during my stay at the Federal-City, I was attacked with Sickness; and when at Baltimore it nearly cost me my life; while convalescent I came on to this City, where I have had a very severe relapse, which has prevented me...
Happy as I feel with most of my Neighbours, to see you appointed Second in command in the Armies of this Country, I can not omit to take the Liberty to address you Sir, upon this so interesting Event, in the full persuation that the motive for doing it will be my best apologie—Having Spent nearly fifteen years in an actual militairy life partly in the Hessian Foot Guards, partly in the...
On Friday the 21 st. inst t. departed this life, in the 89 th. year of her age, M rs. Susannah Hall, the venerable Mother of John Adams, President of the United States of America. And on Monday following her funeral was attended from the President’s house to the Meeting-House in this place, by a large & respectable assembly of the inhabitants of this and the neighbouring Towns, who came to pay...
Alexander Hamilton, of New York, to be Inspector General of the Army with the rank of Major General. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney of South Carolina to be a Major General Henry Knox of Massachusetts to be a Major General Henry Lee of Virginia to be a Major General of the provisional army. Edward Hand of Pennsylvania to be a Major General in the provisional army. John Brooks of Massachusetts to...
XLVI To James Monroe July 22, 1797 XLVII From James Monroe July 25, 1797 XLVIII To James Monroe July 28, 1797 XLIX From James Monroe July 31, 1797 L To James Monroe August 4, 1797 LI From James Monroe August 6, 1797 LII To James Monroe
The following Rules have been adopted by the president of the United States relative to Rank and promotion in the Army. Rank The Field Officers of the Twelve Regiments of Infantry raised in pursuance of the Act of the 16th. July 1798 who served in the Regular Army during the late War and continued therein to the end thereof shall take rank of all others of the same Grade who were not in...
MS ( PPAmP ); endorsed for the APS American Philosophical Society : “Livingston’s Steam Engine.”
13578General Orders, 25 March 1800 (Hamilton Papers)
The General Court Martial of which Capt. Read was president, having tried Lieut. Leyborn of 2d. Regt. Arts. & Engs. upon a charge preferred against him for disorderly and unofficerlike conduct, in beating and maltreating Robert Branton, a private in the same Corps, for evidence given by him before a Court of Inquiry, instituted to investigate a certain charge exhibited against Lieut. Leyborn,...
A Burr 1   He is in every sense a profligate; a voluptuary in the extreme, with uncommon habits of expence; in his profession extortionate to a proverb; suspected on strong grounds of having corruptly served the views of the Holland Company, in the capacity of a member of our legislature He cooperated in obtaining a law to permit Aliens to hold & convey lands. ; and understood to have been...
If you was not a firm believer in that Holy Religion which comforts in affliction & Solaces us under every adverse occurrence in Life, I Should think it useless to quote to You that Scripture which says I have been young & now am old, yet have I never seen the Riteous Man forsaken or his seed begging Bread.— Your Mother put into my Hand the other day a Letter which I read with pain, and have...
Sicome un Trattato de Pace ed’Amicizia fu definitivamente accomodato e conchiuso, tra li Stati Uniti d’America representati da William Eaton e James Leander Cathcart Esquires Commessari specialmente deputati per tal oggetto ed illustrissimo ed Excelentissimo Il Bey ed il Gioverno di Tunis Il quale Trattato é come segue, cio é a dire … Conoscere Facciamo sapere Qualmente io John Adams...
To the Trustees of the American Iron Company Dr To the last Installment in Lands in Crosbies Patent £605,13. 5 Interest 4 April 1797 on £605.13.5 is 1 Y. 4 M 56.10.7  do 20 Decr. 1798 do 1 Y. 8 M 16 D 72.10.10 do 7 June 1799 do 5 M
Capn: Shepherd of this place, who I understand has the general superintendance of the public works at Harper’s ferry, informs me, that it is contemplated to employ the Soldiers at the Cantonment the ensuing Spring and Summer, in digging a canal. These Soldiers have hitherto been very little trained, having since they have joined their Regiments been almost constantly employed in fatigue work,...
Whereas, by an act of Congress of the United States, passed the 27th day of February last, entitled “An act further to suspend the commercial intercourse between the United States and France and the dependencies thereof,” it is enacted, That, any time after the passing of the said act, it shall be lawful for the President of the United States, by his order, to remit and discontinue for the...
I admit that the word states is used in the constitution, in all the senses which have been ascribed to it, by the paper which I have seen; that the state-governments neither created nor can abrogate the fœderal compact, and that the people of the states did create, and may abrogate it. But none of these considerations settle the question. The true enquiry is, in what sense the resolution of...
The United States To Alexander Hamilton   for pay as Major General from the first of April to the last of September inclusively 6 Months at 166 Dollars ⅌ Month Ds. 996    Extra allowances as Inspector General at 50 Dollars ⅌ Month 300    Forage at 20 Dollars ⅌ Month 120    Rations at the rate of 15 ⅌ day 2745 Rations at 16.1½ ⅌ Ration being the Contract price at NYork for Postage of 443.31
Whereas, by an act of the Congress of the United States, passed the 9th day of February last, entitled “An act further to suspend the commercial intercourse between the United States and France, and the dependencies thereof,” it is provided, that at any time after the passing of this act, it shall be lawful for the President of the United States, if he shall deem it expedient and consistent...
Few editors and scholars would question that the drafting of the Virginia Resolutions was JM’s most important contribution to the proceedings of the 1798–99 session of the Virginia General Assembly. Earlier generations of editors have maintained, however, that JM was responsible not only for the resolutions of 21 December 1798 but also for three resolutions criticizing the foreign policy of...
13589General Orders, 1 November 1799 (Hamilton Papers)
[ New York, November 1, 1799. On November 4, 1799, Hamilton wrote to Charles Cotesworth Pinckney : “I send you … an order of the 1st. inst. issued by me respecting the General Disposition of the Army.” General Orders not found. ]
The Speech of Logan a Shawanees Cheif to Ld. Dunmore I appeal to any white man to say if ever he enter.d Logans Cabin hungrey and I gave him not Meat if ever he came Cold, or naked and I gave him not cloths, during the course of the last long & bloody War, Logan remained Idle in his Tent an advocate for peace nay such was my love for the Whites that those of my own Country pointed at me as...
I imagine this Letter will find you return’d to Philadelphia. I am much disappointed and regret that I was obliged to quit New York before I received an Account of your having arranged with Mr. Anthony the Division of the Lands. I have received a Letter from him that he fears he shall not be able to effect it with you, and that I must repair to Philadelphia in Person to procure a Settlement; I...
“Our political situation is prodigiously changed since you left us. Instead of that noble love of liberty, and that republican government, which carried us triumphantly thro the dangers of the war, an Anglo-Monarchico-Aristocratic party has arisen.—Their avowed object is to impose on us the substance , as they have already given us the form , of the British government. Nevertheless, the...
April 1800. Compte a Monrs Burr Pour Onoraire jusqua Ce jour $2500.       Plus fait Compte de Son ordre a Mr. Green 250.       Compte D’Interet Sur Dollars 11200 ce que jai avancée En trois Sommes differentes et divers Epoques depuis Le Mois de Juillet et Aout 1798 au 15 avril 1799 Pour 8 mois a raison de 7 ⅌ % 522.66/100  Interet d’un An Sur Cette de 13200 dollars  924.        Dollars 4196.66/100
[ New York, May 30, 1799. “I have receiv’d a deed from Peter Goelet & other Trustees of the American Iron Company. I certify that the fourth or last installment of the Purchase money with Interest remains to be paid, which will pay on demand. New York, May 30, 1799. Alexr Hambleton.” Receipt not found. ] This receipt is quoted in, and has been taken from, Goelet to Robert Troup, August 19,...