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I transmitted to you two days ago, under same cover correspondence in case of E. Randolph, and a letter to the Chairman of the Commee. of Ways & Means in relation to certain appropriations with some papers relative thereto. The last is wanted, and neither has been returned Respectfully Your obt. Servt. RC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as...
The papers which accompany this contain all the documents & the whole information which I can obtain in this department on the subject of the Barbary powers. The rough draft of the letter to the Secretary of State, & the general sketch marked (AA) exhibit the substance of the whole. As soon as the papers are returned they may be transmitted officially to the Depart. of State, as the letter to...
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...
I enclose E. Burroughs’s proposals for two of the Chesapeak light houses. From every information, it is not probable that any other person will offer, and it is very desirable that we should, by availing ourselves of his proposals, secure the work being done next summer. The only objection in the way is want of cession on the part of Virginia , but there is no doubt of its having been, or...
From the present situation of Mr Duane’s account, as stated in the enclosed, and considering that the stamp act will most probably be repealed, leaving on our hands a large quantity of Surplus useless paper; it seems that it would be unjustifiable to extend the contract beyond the 400 thd. sheets already engaged, and that the advance which he may claim in relation to his existing contract does...
I have the honor to enclose the list of the several officers of Government with their salaries or emoluments as compiled in this or received from the other Departments, and arranged in the following manner. They may be considered as forming two general classes: One consists of all those who are employed in the collection of the public revenue and receive their compensations by deducting the...
I have the Honor to enclose two Statements in relation to the marine Hospitals .— The Statement A exhibits the balances remaining unexpended in the hands of the several Collectors and Agents on the 30th. September last, or on the last day to which Returns have been receiv’d.— The Statement B exhibits the total Amount receiv’d in each State, and expended by each Hospital from the Commencement...
the inclosed case is entirely unintelligible to me. can you make any thing of it? [ Reply by Gallatin :] Nicholas Reib is an old German who has tormented Congress & more particularly the Pennsylvania delegation for several years with his claim. It has been repeatedly rejected. If an answer is thought necessary, it will be sufficient to tell him that the Executive has no power in that case &...
Are the within terms admissible? [ Reply by Gallatin :] The 1st, 2d & 4th are either in pursuance of, or, not inconsistent with the law, excepting only the words “all other documents belonging to the land department;” the Surveyor general superintends the surveying department, & has nothing to do with the sales of the lands, these being under the superintendence of the several registers, who...
I have the honor to transmit the official statement of the contingent fund in the usual form. In order that it may be fully understood, I will add that the sums appropriated to discharge the contingent expences of Government amounted on the 1st of January 1801 to Drs. 19,950; that the fund received an accession during the course of the year 1801 of Drs. 961 & 80 cents, being monies formerly...
This recommendation appears unexceptionable—Mr Macon says that there is no one in that part of the country on whom greater reliance may be placed than Mr. Spaight . Mr Stone who lives nearer to, though not in the district, is absent [ Reply by TJ :] not one of the recommendations say a word about mr Cheney’s politics, an omission which, in applications to this administration, I have observed...
Edward Croft of S. Carolina Commissioner of the first division in the State of South Carolina for executing the Act entitled an Act to provide for the valuation of lands & dwelling houses & the enumeration of slaves within the United States Nathaniel Folsom of New Hampshire—Naval officer for the district of Portsmouth Andrew Lyle of New Jersey—Surveyor for the port of New Brunswick in the...
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...
Is it worth while to institute an enquiry? Banning is a very weak man. A.G. [ Reply by TJ :] I think he should be called on to shew that no inconvenience is produced by his non-residence, or be compelled to move to the port, or lose his office. MS ( NHi : Gallatin Papers); undated, but see below; on a scrap of paper, with an undated query from John Randolph to Gallatin written on the other...
North Carolina recomnds Laurence Mooney present surveyor of Winton has been absent, in Ireland, five years & his business done by deputy. he is returned and to be continued Frederick B. Sawyer present surveyor at Newbiggen Creek has removed 25 miles The above communicated by Mr. Johnson M.C. for N. Carolina who makes the enclosed recommendat[ions] MS ( DNA : RG 59 , LAR , 8:0397); undated; in...
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...
I have the honor to enclose a copy of an Act, in relation to the Direct Tax, passed a few days ago, and a letter of Edward Croft, lately appointed a Commissioner for the first division of South carolina. The last section of the Act, was introduced on my particular suggestion, and with a view to the completion of the assessment in South Carolina; & I now respectfully submit to you the propriety...
The paper “Sinking fund” is sent to show Steeles sentiments in 1799 & the project then existing to destroy the sinking fund. Steele did not understand fully the subject & is mistaken as to the application of a particular law; but it is immaterial to the general purpose— The letters from Baltimore give me hopes that we will not be losers by A. Brown’s failure — MS ( DLC ); entirely in...
Ogden versus Tucker Since Mr Ogden applied for those documents, Mr Pearson, the federalist mentioned in his letter, met Tucker & with another man’s assistance, assaulted & beat him. He was indicted & the federal Judges of the County of Burlington have fined him one dollar — Mr Ogden has called several times for an answer and he must have one. Will you be good enough to look at the two drafts...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully submits to the President of the United States the propriety of nominating a proper person to fill the office of Supervisor of the North west District. The duties have been heretofore performed by Thomas Worthington with the commission only of Inspector. But he cannot, without the commission of Supervisor, appoint collectors; and there are at present...
I enclose a rough draft of articles which have been substantially agreed on with the Commissioners on the part of Georgia. Will you be good enough to examine them; and I will wait on you to morrow in order to know the result of your observations & give some necessary explanations. Respectfully your obedt. Servt. RC ( NNPM ); at foot of text: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ...
I am prevented from going to day to the office, & beg leave to refer you to the office of the Secretary of State for a precise description of the office of surveyor. & indeed of the several others —I think it to be “Surveyor of the port of in the district of ( State ).” My only doubt is whether the words “in the district of ” be necessary. There are to my knowledge but three vacancies...
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 feel extremely anxious to take my family to New York—Both my children are sick; change of air is essential in their disorder; and change of situation is not less so to Mrs. G. at present. I called this morning, but you were absent, in order to obtain your consent for my absence on that occasion as early after the adjournment of Congress as you think it may take place without injury to the...
In pursuance of the President’s request , the Secretary of the Treasury, submits the following opinion on the subject of the Charges exhibited against Governor St. Clair, observing however, that every Document in support of the Charges is missing, and that the territorial laws would assist in forming a more correct view of an important part of the subject. The Charges & references to documents...
District East River (taken from Yorktown Virga.) includes Matthews County—a collector & surveyor to reside there 200 dollars each port delivy Bennet’s creek (Edenton) ceases as port of delivery and Tombstone on Salmon Creek institd. with a surveyor do. Slades Creek (Washington N.C.) port of delivery surveyor to reside there 150 drs. District Marietta. N.W. Territory—Collector 150 dollars New...
The Secretary of the Treasury reported to the Board, that provision has already been made to meet nearly all the demands which will become due in Holland, during the course of the present year, but, that it is necessary to make immediate provision for the payments on account of principal & Interest which fall due there, during the first five months of the year 1803, and amounting to Four...
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,...