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The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the Secretary of State, and, agreea⟨bly⟩ to his request, encloses a note of the sums deposited in Banks On account of the moiety of the proceeds of sales of French prizes belonging to the United State⟨s.⟩ RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 59, ML ). RC docketed by Wagner. The enclosure (1 p.), headed “Prize money deposited in Sundry Banks to the...
30 January 1802, Treasury Department. Encloses at JM’s request an account of the funds drawn from the treasury under appropriations made to defray expenses “incident to the Intercourse with the Mediterranean Powers.” Estimates the “gross sums” disbursed by the U.S. to be $2,046,137.22, not including sundry expenses of the last year, but treasury documents “by no means, show the ultimate...
In compliance with your request, I have the Honor to enclose an account of the monies drawn out of the Treasury under the several Appropriations made for defraying the expences incident to the Intercourse with the Mediterranean Powers; transcripts of the accounts of persons to whom the said monies were respectively advanc’d so far as the same have been settled at the Treasury, and statements...
Mr Steele is anxious to have Mr Marshal’s accounts so far stated as to be enabled to judge whether any further appropriation will be necessary. A statement somewhat similar to that furnished by Mr Kimbal in relation to Mr Pickering’s account would be necessary. The enclosed shows the sums advanced and to whom; but for what purpose &, therefore, under what head of appropriation to be arranged?...
23 March 1802, Treasury Department. “Enclos’d I have the Honor to transmit for your Information, the duplicate of a Letter from Messrs. Bird, Savage & Bird, Bankers of the United States, at London, dated January 13th. 1802—as also duplicates of the Accounts therein referr’d to.” RC ( DLC : Gallatin Papers). 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Gallatin. Enclosures not found, but for a letter to...
The original vouchers to J. Swan’s account (my office being so weak at this moment that I cannot have them immediately transcribed) are sent herewith. Mr Wagner will be pleased to give a receipt to the Register for the papers. It appears thereby that Van Staphorst & Cie. credited the United States for the sale of the bullion on the 5th May 1796—that it was only 30th Septer 1796 that Mr Swan...
Amongst the claims laid by Mr. Pichon, under the convention with France, there are three which have been suspended, and on which your opinion is requested. 1st. He claims the “Magicienne,” formerly “Retaliation,” Francis Lagaux, Commander, taken by the Merrimack, condemned at Philadelphia, on 29th. November 1799. This vessel is not in the list furnished by the Navy Department, and certified by...
I have the honor to transmit transcripts of the proceedings of the Circuit Court for Connecticut & of the Supreme Court in the case of the Schooner “Peggy” a French prize first acquitted in the district, then condemned in the circuit & finally acquitted by the Supreme Court. It appears that whilst the appeal was pending the district court, under the circumstances stated in their order,...
In the case of the Snow “Windsor,” the Collector of Boston was, in conformity to the Presidents instructions, directed in September last, to order her to depart. She was at that time abandoned by her Crew, and a mere hull. A compliance was physically impossible. She was not repaired nor fitted for sea, untill after the preliminaries of Peace had been signed between Great Britain and France. No...
Having neither the law authorizing the Commissrs. on the Georgia business to enquire into the claims of individuals, nor the compromise with Georgia, I cannot frame a satisfactory advertisement till my return which I expect to be before you shall have left the city. But as those documents are not necessary at least to enable me to convey my ideas on the subject of the letter to Gov. Claiborne;...
I received yesterday six blank commissions for offices of collector &a. But one has been omitted; the Collector of Marblehead should also be commissioned as inspector of the revenue for that port. The President should also have left a commission of collector for Massac in lieu of W. Chribs whose character is infamous. If he is yet in town, will you be good enough to apply for those...
I have the honor to enclose a Letter from the Auditor in which he expresses his doubts of the legality of the Expenditures incurred for the relief of Seamen subsequent to the year 1799, beyond the allowance of twelve cents ⅌ day, established by the Act of 14th: April 1792. I have had a verbal communication on the subject, with the Comptroller of the Treasury, have carefully examined the Laws,...
I have the honor to enclose the copy of a letter from the Collector of Norfolk, and of a correspondence which has taken place between him and the British Consul at that Place, on the subject of a seaman stated to have been a deserter from a British Frigate. Whether it can be thought necessary to give any instruction, on that subject, to the collector, is a question which does not fall within...
I had the honor to receive your letter of the 20th. ultimo, in answer to mine of the 8th. preceding. As legal questions of some nicety may result from the right of priority secured by law, to the United States, from the interest of Jeremiah Condy in the co-partnership of Jeremiah Condy & Co., and from the nature of the trust vested in the Secretary of State, permit me to request you, not to...
3 November 1802, Treasury Department. Encloses copies of letters relating to Short’s accounts. “By these you will perceive that the Auditor is of opinion that you must decide the question whether Mr: Short’s claim is to be considered as involved in the issue of the suit against Mr: Randolph.” Whatever instructions or information JM transmits on the subject will be duly attended to. “The...
8 November 1802, Treasury Department. Encloses a copy of a letter from the collector at Boston with John Marston’s and Isaiah Doane’s declarations concerning the Windsor . RC and enclosures ( DLC : Gallatin Papers). RC 1 p. Docketed by Wagner. The enclosed copy of Benjamin Lincoln to Gallatin, 27 Oct. 1802 (3 pp.), stated that U.S. laws gave Lincoln no power to expel the Windsor except by...
20 November 1802. Gives a brief history of the origin of Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais’s claim against the U.S. beginning with French cash advances to the U.S. and shipment of military supplies in 1776 and 1777. Encloses several documents illustrating the facts on which the treasury decision against Beaumarchais was based. Lists facts that are not in dispute by either party and states...
16 December 1802, Treasury Department. Encloses a copy of a letter from the district attorney of Massachusetts regarding the Windsor . RC and enclosure ( DLC : Gallatin Papers). RC 1 p. In a clerk’s hand, signed by Gallatin. Docketed by Wagner. For enclosure, see n. 1. Gallatin enclosed a copy of George Blake’s 1 Dec. 1802 letter (4 pp.) suggesting that, in this “novel and singular” case, the...
22 December 1802, Treasury Department. Encloses a copy of a letter from the collector at Salem questioning the construction of article 13 of the Jay treaty. The collector’s opinion “on first impression, appears correct,” but since it implies a government obligation to enforce the observance of the article on American merchant vessels that have arrived in the U.S. from the East Indies, desires...
27 December 1802, Treasury Department. Requests a supply of sea letters for the use of vessels going beyond the Cape of Good Hope. RC ( DNA : RG 59, ML ). 1 p. Docketed by Wagner.
21 February 1803, Treasury Department. Transmits a copy of a letter from the collector at Baltimore enclosing various documents containing “all the information that can be obtained in relation to the complaint made by the Spanish Minister on that subject.” RC and enclosures ( DNA : RG 59, ML ). RC 1 p. In a clerk’s hand, signed by Gallatin. For enclosures, see n. 1. Gallatin enclosed a copy of...
I send the letter, which is longer than I expected, and of which I have no copy. I will, therefore want it lent again to me, when you shall have done with it, in order that I may transcribe it. The classes of american citizens in whose favor we should assume payment of french debts seem to be 1st. those whose property shall have been taken in Europe or the West Indias or elsewhere by or under...
I have, in conformity with your request, considered the several modes in which the Ministers of the United States might avail themselves of the two millions of dollars appropriated for the purposes of foreign intercourse by the last law of Congress. If, by the terms of the proposed convention, it can be agreed on to make the intended payment at the treasury of the United States to an...
12 April 1803, Treasury Department. Has received JM’s 6 Apr. letter and has taken measures to place the requisite sums in London and Amsterdam. There not being at the time any depository in London for treasury funds, those funds were remitted “to the order of Messrs. Rufus King & Christopher Gore or of either of them.” Lists the accounts for which funds were remitted to Amsterdam: $19,425 for...
9 May 1803, Treasury Department. Encloses a copy of a letter from the collector at Norfolk “together with two depositions transmitted by him, respecting the illegal proceedings exercised in Hampton Roads” by the British frigate Boston against the French ship Anne . RC and enclosures ( DLC : Gallatin Papers). RC 1 p. In a clerk’s hand, signed by Gallatin. Docketed by Wagner. For enclosures, see...
The law of the 3d. May 1802 having directed that the sums payable by virtue of the convention of the 8th. day of January 1802, between the United States of America, and his Britannic Majesty should be paid in such Instalments, and at such times as are fixed by the said Convention; it seems necessary that this department should be furnished with an official copy of the Convention, and of the...
In compliance with your letter of the 9th instt., I have taken measures to remit Drs. 13,616 to Amsterdam for the service of the six ensuing months. But as it is expected that a considerable sum has been repaid in July last by the parties concerned on account of the advances heretofore made by the United States for the prosecution of claims, it is presumed that it will not be necessary to make...
1 October 1803, Treasury Department . “I have the honor to transmit herewith, for your consideration, a paper containing sundry charges exhibited by George Breining, against Henry Voight, Chief Coiner in the Mint of the United States.” RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 59, ML ). RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Gallatin; docketed by Wagner as received 5 Oct. For enclosure, see n. 1. Gallatin...
I have the honor to enclose triplicates of a letter for Mr. Livingston, Minister plenipotentiary of the United States at Paris, which I will thank you to transmit by different conveyances with your dispatches. As it relates to a case connected with the public interest, a copy of the letter is enclosed for your perusal, with a request that you will desire Mr. Livingston to attend to it. I have...
It appears by a letter from Messrs. Baring dated 9th Augt. last that they were in advance for St. 4263.12.5. on account of the British treaty fund. This arose from a considerable payment made by those gentlemen to defray the one half of the contingent expences of the board of Commissioners. I wish to be informed whether it is your intention that measures be taken to remit that sum to them, or...