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¶ From Alexander J. Dallas. Letter not found. 8 October 1814. Offered for sale by Walter R. Benjamin, ed., in the Collector, Catalogue No. 68 (1893), 91, as a two-page autograph letter, signed, accepting the appointment of secretary of the Treasury and reading in part: “Be assured that I feel all the obligations of the confidence which you have reposed in me. The sincerity of my...
Mr. Dallas has the honour to submit to the President, the following views of the case of Mr. Jacob Barker, a subscriber for 5,000,000 of dollars, to the ten million loan, under the contract of the 2d of May, 1814, printed in the Appendix to Mr. Campbell’s report of the 23d of September last. 1. The contract was concluded in the terms of Mr. Barker’s offer of the 30th of April, and Mr....
That you may see some proof of my diligence, I send a part of the proposed work. It grows upon my hands. The search into facts, is more tedious than I thought it would be. I wish, however, to give you the whole of my own views of the subject; and you can then mould the matter as you please. But I am afraid of the stint of time. I have no opportunity to write on the present occasion, except at...
I send the conclusion of the narrative. Two pages are left blank, for the insertion of the additonal outrages, which I had not the documents to specify. I am afraid, I have not improved your reputation in this business. I know that I have not equalled my own design. But you will recollect, in what a scene of toil and trouble, I have been obliged to snatch the time, for this particular object....
I am so urged by Mr. Pinkney, as well as by my Clients, whose cause I argued in New-York last May, that I feel disposed to join the argument on the Appeal, if you do not think it wrong. It is, indeed, in the nature of unfinished business. As I have not hesitated to state my design of leaving the Treasury, whenever I have put it into the order, required by the laws passed at the present...
Mr. Dallas, with his best respects, sends for the President’s perusal, a private letter, relative to the vacant office of District Attorney, for New-York. It is of the first importance, that the Attornies should be men of talents; and firmly attached to the Government. There is no office capable of giving a direction, so decisively good, or bad, to the business of the nation, as this office,...