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I find that all Commissions are made out in your office. Those agreed upon yesterday & which, the President, conceiving they were made out in this office, had directed me to prepare are Connecticut Samuel Bishop Collector of New Haven vice E. Goodrich Alexander Wolcott Collector of Middletown vice Ephraim Kirby Supervisor of Connecticut vice John Chester New Jersey John Hurd Collector of Amboy...
26 May 1801, Treasury Department. Responds to query about reimbursement for Mr. Shaw, who has aided Portuguese sailors. Advises that Portuguese government may repay him or the president might use his contingency fund but that, “Upon the whole, this appears to be one of those subjects of a local nature which must be provided for by the several States, & which, I would have supposed was in fact...
Letter not found. 28 May 1801. Mentioned in Gallatin to JM, 29 May 1801 . Requests attested copy of Jefferson’s pardon of James T. Callender.
Scott’s (now Marshall) commission dated 23d March last. Randolph’s letter dated 17th May encloses his account. The fine is credited in his account currt of 4th March— Quere When did Callendar pay it? By his (Randolph’s acct) he owes U. S. Drs. 1661 72/100—by Treasy. Drs. 856 more Pardon is dated 16th March Atty. general’s opinion (as Secy. of State) dated 20th April Quere Has Randolph assigned...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to return to the Secretary of State Mr Pichon’s letter, and to send also sundry papers on the same subject with the remarks of the Comptroller endorsed on the same. The only objection to paying the specie part of the debt & the interest on the funded part is the demand we have against France for advances made to the Refugees of San Domingo. Those...
11 June 1801, Treasury Department. Offers opinion (agreeing with comptroller) that Oliver Ellsworth “is not entitled to receive at the same time two salaries” for offices of chief justice and envoy extraordinary. The method of payment should be same as in case of John Jay when he was on his mission to Great Britain. RC ( DNA : RG 59, ML ). 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Gallatin....
I enclose the papers relative to Priestmann’s case. The bearer is Mr Priestmann himself. The papers marked 1. 2. 3 belong to this office and are to be returned. If the Secy. of the Treasy., after Mr Wolcott’s decision, had still a power to act, I would not hesitate to remit the whole forfeiture as well the part belonging to the informer as that belonging to the U. States. But the previous...
28 June 1801, Treasury Department. Encloses papers relating to the claims of Gouvion’s heirs, amounting to $8,000, which government would prefer to pay to someone in U.S. with family’s power of attorney. RC ( DNA : RG 59, ML ). 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Gallatin. Reproduced in Papers of Gallatin (microfilm ed.), reel 5. Enclosures not found.
I have the honor to enclose the rough draft of a letter which may be sent from this Departmen⟨t⟩ to the Collectors of the principal sea-ports. It does not seem necessary that it should be made circular to all the Collectors, as I do not believe it would be proper that the certificate to be signed by the Collector should be like an “health bill” a ship-paper. The papers are to be transmitted to...
The abuse complained of by the Collector of Norfolk in the enclosed letter, which I have the honor to return, may be corrected by an altera⟨tion⟩ in the circular instructions to Collectors dated July ⟨19,⟩ 1796, a copy of which is also enclosed. This alterat⟨ion⟩ must however be made by order of the President. For the law having not ascertained what proof of citizenship should be necessary, it...
12 July 1801, Treasury Department. Encloses documents related to an inquiry into the conduct of William Watson, collector at Plymouth, Massachusetts, clearing him of suspicion of fraud and misconduct and condemning a relative (with same surname) who has been dismissed from service as deputy. Requests that JM convey copies of report and documents to Rufus King, who first reported complaint. Tr...
14 July 1801, Treasury Department. Encloses letter from comptroller on the subject of JM’s letters of 24 June and 2 July . Does not object to the comptroller’s proposal. Requests that JM designate on each requisition the persons to whom payable, the amount to be paid, and the object to which the sum applies. RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 59, ML ). RC 2 pp. In the enclosed 13 July 1801 letter,...
I have the honor to enclose a copy of the circular to Collectors in relation to Quarantine laws & of the form of a bill of Health. On this last, it is proper to mention that there are but thirteen ports vizt. Portsmouth N. H.—Newbury port, Salem, Boston, Newport, Providence, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Norfolk, Wilmington N. ⟨C., ⟩ Charleston S. C. & Savannah, in which naval officers...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to enclose an account presented by Mr Ellicot for the use of the instruments used in running the Southern boundary of the United States. This claim the Auditor does not think himself authorized to admit. Its propriety must depend on the manner in which the line was run, on the necessity of the apparatus for executing the business, and on the...
Upon consideration, I think it will be better to leave with me some blank commissions signed by you, but not by the President, in order to avoid the delay which would otherwise arise from the necessity of sending them to you after they had been filled & signed by the President. […] Are the following commissions ma⟨de out?⟩ Silas Lee—Dist. Atty. Maine Jarvis—Collector Penopscott vice Lee...
13 August 1801, Treasury Department. Encloses copy of his 13 Aug. letter to Bird, Savage, and Bird remitting £16,138 5 s . 2 d . in accordance with JM’s requisition in his letter of 2 July. Recommends that the firm receive instructions from State Department designating the payees and the particular expense accounts to be charged. RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 59, ML ). RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s...
17 August 1801, Treasury Department. Encloses letter [not found] from Griffith Evans, secretary to commissioners under article 6 of the Jay treaty, requesting an advance of $850. Has checked Evans’s accounts and finds they were settled in June 1799, since which time Evans has received $9,500 without stating how money was applied. Refuses further advances without JM’s requisition. Recommends...
20 August 1801, Treasury Department. Encloses copy of letter from collector at Boston in response to inquiries made at JM’s request concerning French armed schooner Beguine . RC and enclosures ( DNA : RG 59, ML ). RC 1 p. Enclosures (3 pp.) are copies of Benjamin Lincoln to Gallatin, 12 Aug. 1801, and appended lists (see n. 1). RC and first enclosure reproduced in Papers of Gallatin (microfilm...
23 September 1801, Treasury Department. Encloses copy of letter from collector at Boston and copy of statement from a Mr. Doane. RC and enclosures ( DLC : Gallatin Papers). RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Gallatin. Docketed by Wagner as received the same day, with his notation: “British Snow Windsor / See Circular to the Governors of 16 April 1795.” Enclosures (4 pp.) are copies of...
I have the honor to enclose a letter this moment received from Mr Latimer on the subject of Mr Hancock’s application in relation to part of the cargo of the prize vessel “Harmony” brought in Philadelphia by a French letter of marque. By direction of the President, I had written to the Collector that without pretending to decide on the application of treaties to this specific case, he might...
24 October 1801, Treasury Department. Encloses copy of letter from George Latimer about prize ship Harmony . RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 59, ML ). RC 1 p.; docketed by Wagner as received 9 Nov. Enclosure (1 p.) is a copy of Latimer to Gallatin, 20 Oct. 1801, reporting that the Harmony had sailed before the arrival of Gallatin’s 15 Oct. instructions (see Gallatin to JM, 15 Oct. 1801 , and n....
27 October 1801, Treasury Department. Encloses letter from Oliver Ellsworth, which had been referred to Treasury Department accountants. Comptroller requests JM’s opinion on the principle on which the account is to be settled and the time period for which Ellsworth is entitled to a salary. Since case is not defined by law but covered by discretionary power which is vested in State Department,...
5 November 1801. Relays his and the comptroller’s opinion that if a lawsuit were instituted against Richard Cooper to recover moneys he received, no jury would give a verdict for the government. Recommends directing Cooper to sell the stores purchased before he received Lincoln’s letter and to “send his account then properly stated & supported by vouchers.” Asks JM to reexamine enclosed papers...
Mr Edmund Randolph late Secretary of State; against whom a suit has been instituted, by the United States, has applied to the Comptroller for copies of the “letters which were written from the department of State to that of the treasury containing requisitions of money, between the 1st day of January 1794 and the 19th day of August 1795.” As those letters are in this office mixed in the files...
14 November 1801, Treasury Department. Encloses papers [not found] pertaining to Colonel Cambray’s claim against the U.S. The principal is payable to him or his attorney only at the treasury, upon delivery of certificates, which Cambray may send to his attorney in this country. Encloses copy of forms that will eliminate Cambray’s fears of losing debt should certificates be lost at sea. States...
I enclose the Auditor’s remarks on Mr Fenwick’s account. The nature of the vouchers necessary to be produced by him in support of his charges is a question proper to be decided by the accounting officers; but the principles by which they should be guided in authorizing the several species of expenditure, must be settled, upon due consideration of the laws, by your Department. A circular...
The Secretary of the Treasury requests the Secretary of State to furnish him with a copy of the aggregate number of inhabitants in the United States as returned by the last census, noting what State may be wanting, and also of the same aggregate as returned by the former census. The⟨y⟩ are wanted as the basis of some calculations in statements now preparing. Will it be productive of any...
7 December 1801, Treasury Department. Transmits letters “relative to the property, purchased by Mr Cooper, in reference to the Copper Mine business.” It appeared proper to communicate them to JM, but they may be needed by the auditor and the comptroller when the accounts are settled. RC and enclosures ( DLC : Gallatin Papers). RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Gallatin; docketed by Wagner,...
Ca. 15 December 1801. Encloses a letter from his friend DuPonceau about the U.S. consul at Rome. RC (owned by Charles M. Storey, Boston, Mass., 1961). 1 p. Undated. Date here assigned on the basis of the enclosed letter from Peter S. DuPonceau to Gallatin, 13 Dec. 1801 ( NHi ) (1 p.), asking Gallatin to seek JM’s sanction of John Baptiste Sartori’s transfer of his consular duties to his...
21 December 1801, Treasury Department. Has just received a letter from Messrs. Bird, Savage, and Bird notifying him that “William Hustlers bill on Van Dyck & Givens for £1000 Sterling—remitted by this Department to the said Bankers in August last, on account of the Treaties with the Mediterranean powers, had been noted for Non-Acceptance.” Points out that “it is very common for bills under...