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By direction of the President of the U. States, Bw Dandridge has the honor to enclose to the Secretary of State, two pardons—one for Hezekiah Usher, the other for Geo. Dunbar Usher, in order to have the Ud States seal affixed to them; and to request that the Secretary will wait on the President tomorrow morning at nine o’Clock, to take into consideration certain matters which were postponed on...
The President directs me to send you the enclosed which was handed to him last night. As it was written perhaps in expectation that some notice would be taken of the death of the Marqs de Bretagny, as having been an officer in the American service, the President wishes you to do there with what shall seem to you proper. I have the honor to be &c. ALS , DLC : GW; LB , DLC:GW . The enclosure has...
The President of the U. States requests the attendance of the Secretary of State at his House, tomorrow morning at Nine o’Clock. AL , DLC : Jefferson Papers. Jefferson’s docket indicates that he received this letter on 22 July. According to Jefferson’s private notes on the cabinet meeting of 23 July, the topics discussed included payment of the French debt, problems caused by French and...
The President of the United States will be glad to see the Secretary of State tomorrow morning at Nine o’Clock. AL , DLC : Jefferson Papers. According to his docket, Jefferson received this letter on 28 July.
Your Letter, of the 23d instt has come to the hands of the Presidt who has directed me to acknowledge the receipt of it[.] Your situation therein described is indeed unfortunate, & such as He could wish to better (as nothing gives him more pleasure than to relieve the wants of the distressed, & to encourage industry)—did He conceive it to comport with the various pecuniary calls which he of...
Bw Dandridge has the honor to inform the Secy of State that Congress adjourn at 1 o’Clock to day, so that no message can now go. By the President’s order B. D. also informs the Secy that the Presidt wishes, if practicable, a meeting may be had with the Gentlemen—in order that the papers intended to have been sent to day, may go to Congress as early tomorrow as possible. AL , DNA : RG 59,...
I am directed by the President of the United States to inform you that the business to which he is necessarily obliged to attend does not permit him to read the public prints which are now brought to him. He therefore desires you will not consider him as a subscriber for the Supplement to the daily Advertiser —& that you will discontinue to transmit it to him. I am Gentlemen your most Obt Sert...
By the Presidents order Bw Dandridge has the honor to transmit the enclosed papers relating to the truce between Portugal & Algiers, to the Secretary of State —& to inform the Secretary that the President wishes him to prepare such information respecting the same as may be necessary to be made public—and as considerable expence has been incurred in the conveyance of said intelligence to the...
By the Presidents command Bw Dandridge has the honor to send to the Secretary of War—a Letter from the Govr of North Carolina, of 26 Nov. 93 to the President, covering depositions respecting the Spanish prize carried into Wilmington by Capt Hervieux—& to inform the Secretary that the President wishes him to take such measures thereupon as may seem to him adviseable. ADf , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW...
By the President’s direction Bw Dandridge has the honor to return to the Secretary of State the papers herewith enclosed —& to inform the Secretary that the President agrees in opinion with him that they ought to be communicated to Congress, & wishes copies may be prepared for that purpose. AL , DLC : Jefferson Papers; ADf , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB , DNA : RG 59, George...
By the President’s direction Bw Dandridge has the honor to transmit to the Secretary of State a resolution of the House of representatives, just received —& to request the Secretary to furnish the several papers therein required. AL , DLC : Jefferson Papers; ADf , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB , DNA : RG 59, George Washington’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State. The AL is...
B. Dandridge has the honor by the Presidents order, to send the enclosed Proceedings of the Senate, on the subject of the Treaty with the Wabash & Illinois Indians, to the Secretary of War for his information. AL , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . The enclosure has not been identified, but it contained a copy of the resolution passed on 9 Jan., in which the Senate refused, by a vote of 21 to 4, to give...
The President of the United States is desirous of obtaining about 10 bushels of the best Clover seed Some timothy d[itt]o to send to his Farms in Virginia—& as you have heretofore furnished him with seed, he has now directed me to ask of you the lowest prices at which the best Clover & Timothy seed is to be had with you. As the time approaches when it will be wanted, & as the President will...
The President of the United States has been made acquainted, by a letter from you, with the situation in which you &, your family are at Charleston. Such representations are daily made to him from various parts of the United States, by your Countrymen, in the same unfortunate predicament with yourself. No man feels more for your distresses than the President, nor is any one more willing to...
By the President’s order Bw Dandridge has the honor to return to the Secretary of war the letters and enclosures from Gov. Blount which have been submitted to the Presidts perusal; and to enclose, at the same time, a Letter from the Gov. of Pennsylvania to the President, with a request that the Secretary will report to the President his opinion on the subject thereof. ALS , DLC:GW ; LB ,...
By the President’s order Bw Dandridge transmits to the Secy of State, the draft of the Proclamation in order that it may be copied for the Presidents signature, after wch the President wishes the draft to be returned to him. AL , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB , DNA : RG 59, GW’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State. The enclosed draft of GW’s proclamation of 24 Feb. has not...
By the President’s order Bw Dandridge has the honor to transmit the letters herewith enclosed, from the Govr. of North Carolina to the President, to the ⟨Secry⟩ of War. The President requests the Secry to inform him if, in his opinion, any thing is contained in them, that requires the President’s particular attention; if not, to take such measures thereupon as to the Secry shall seem fit. ADfS...
By direction of the President of the Ud States, I transmit you an advertisement of his Jacks & Stud-horse; with a request from him, that you will be so good as to insert it in your paper during four weeks—omitting it one week & inserting it another alternately. The cost attending the above will be paid, as soon as made known by you. I am &c. &c. LB , DLC:GW . James Angell and Paul J. Sullivan...
By the President’s order Bw Dandridge has the honor to return to the Secy of War the letter of mr Seagrove of the 25 Decr 93 with its enclosures. Some parts thereof appearing to require particular attention, the President requests the Secretary to consider what is proper to be done in relation thereto. ALS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . The enclosed letter from Indian agent James Seagrove to Knox,...
By the President’s order Bw Dandridge has the honor to transmit herewith enclosed, to the Secy of War a letter from the Governor of North Carolina, to the president; and sundry papers respecting the Spanish brig St Joseph. The President requests the Secretary to do with them what may be thought proper. ADfS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . The letter from Richard Dobbs Spaight to GW of 16 Feb. , and...
By the President’s order Bw Dandridge has the honor to inform the Secretary of War that the President thinks the fortification of New York much more difficult to be accomplished than that of any other place intended to be fortified—he therefore thinks it proper that the most skilful of the engineers should be selected for that purpose. ADf , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . On the proposed fortification...
By the President’s order Bw Dandridge has the honor to transmit to the Secretary of War the Letter herewith enclosed from the Govr. of Pennsylvania—dated the 28 instant—together with its enclosures, numbered from 1 to 7. The President requests the Secretary to take into consideration the Act No. 1—for raising four defence companies—and if he should entertain any doubt with respect to the...
The President of the United S. directs me to thank you for the tender of your services to your Country; and, agreeably to your request, to return the Certificate herewith enclosed. I am, Sir, Your obt Servt ALS , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB , DLC:GW . Henry Babcock (1736–1800), a native of Rhode Island and a 1752 graduate of Yale, fought in the French and Indian War, 1755–59. He...
The President directs me to send the letters herewith enclosed, from Governor Mifflin and John Wanton, for your perusal; and desires, if any measures are necessary to be taken relative to them, that you will report the same to him. I have the honor to be &c. LB , DLC:GW . For the enclosed letters, see Thomas Mifflin to GW, 18 April , and John Wanton to GW, 7 April . For Hamilton’s response,...
By the President’s order B. Dandridge sends the enclosed letter &c. from the Govr. of No. Carolina to the President, to the Secretary of war. The President wishes the Secretary to inform him what has prevented a final settlement of the business respecting the Sloop L’Amie Marguirette, & what is necessary to be done in order to an ultimate decision relatively thereto. ADf , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW...
By the Presidents order B. Dandridge has the honor to send herewith enclosed to the Secretary of War, a letter just received by the president from the Govr of north Carolina; & to request the Secretary to cause such directions to be given, with regard to the subject thereof, as may be proper. A Letter to the President from Colo. Fitzgerald is also sent for the information of the Secretary, who...
As the President passed thro’ Geo: town on his way from Mount Vernon to this place he was told that the time for which the boy who was bound to you & called Billey, had expired & that he had left your service, If this is really the case, & you have nothing to say against the boy’s honesty, sobriety, industry &c. or anything else to his disadvantage, & he is still unemployed, the President...
By the President’s order B. Dandridge has the honor to transmit herewith enclosed to the Secy of War, two letters from the Govr of No. Carolina, of the 19. & 25 of July last—& a letter from the Govr of Pennsylvania of the 9 inst. The President requests the Secretary to answer to such parts of the Govr of North Carolinas Letters as may be thought to require it. ADf , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW ....
Before the Presidents departure from Philada he requested Mr Hodgdon to prepare & hold in readiness for his use sundry articles such as tents, &c. &c. which wou’d be necessary for him in case he should find it expedient to go into the western counties with the troops. These things were to be got ready by Mr Hodgdon & the President was to let him know from this place whether they should be sent...
Taking into consideration all circumstances, the President has determined that there will be no occasion for him to proceed with the troops further than Bedford, & that he will return from that place to Philada. He therefore directs me to request you to countermand any orders you may have given in consequence of my letter of the 9 Inst. & to desire that the waggon with Tents &c. &c. for him...
I wrote to you by direction of the President from Cumberland the 18 Inst: but on our arrival here last evening we found that the Express who carried the letter had been stopped & thrown into prison at this place on account of some expressions he had used, which were not relished by the soldiery. The President directs me to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 14, which met him...
By the President’s order Bw Dandridge sends the enclosed copy of a Resolution of the House of Representatives, to the Secy of War, & requests him to give the information required thereby. The President wishes to see the Secretary in order to converse with him on the subject of the resolution. AL , DLC:GW . On this date the House of Representatives “Resolved, that the President of the United...
By the Presidents order Bw Dandridge returns the draft of a letter to Mr Pinckney, to the Secy of State—& informs him that the President has given it his approbation. AL , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters. The date was taken from a note on it that reads, “file Dec. 8. 1794.” The draft has not been identified. It probably was for Randolph’s letter to Thomas Pinckney of 9 Dec., which reads: “I...
Bw Dandridge respectfully informs the Secretary of the Treasury that the President does not object to granting Mister Bowen’s request if it can be done without injury to the public service. B. Dandridge will thank the Secretary to cause a Warrant to be transmitted to him for two thousand dollars on account of The President’s compensation. LB , DLC:GW . Dandridge may have been referring to...
By the Presidents order Bw Dandridge respectfully transmits to the Secy of War the copy of a resolution of the House of Representative, of this date; with a request that the Secretary will prepare a Report agreeably thereto. ADf , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . On this date the U.S. House “Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to cause a report to be laid before this House; of...
Bw Dandridge respectfully informs Genl Knox that the President will be glad to see him at 10 o’Clock this morning. The President wishes the General to bring with him the message & other papers which are to accompany the treaty with the Six Nations to Congress. ADf , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . For these documents, see GW’s first letter to the U.S. Senate, 2 Jan. 1795 .
By The President’s order Bw Dandridge has the honor of transmitting to the Secy of War the copy of a Resolution of the House of Representatives of the 21st Inst: & to desire the Secretary to furnish the statement therein requested by the House. ADf , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . On 21 Jan. the House resolved “that the President of the United States be requested to direct the proper officer to lay...
Bw Dandridge, by the President’s order, respectfully returns to The Secretary of the Treasury, the Letters respecting Mr McFarland &c. He also returns the intended Act making provision for the Compensation of the Officers of the Revenue; a fair copy of which the President desires may be prepared for his signature, after which he wishes the one now sent to be returned to him. The President will...
By the Presidents order Bw Dandridge respectfully returns to The Secy of War the letter of Mr Monvel signifying his wish to resign his Commission, & informs the Secretary that the President knows no alternative but to accept it. Bw D. also transmits herewith a letter & enclosures from Gov: Mifflin to the President, upon the subject of which The President desires the Secretary to report to him...
I am directed by the President of the United States to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 7th instt and that of the present date; and to express to you his regret at your dispair of bringing your plan of a national monument to a fortunate issue. Whether there are sufficient grounds for despair, or whether more time may not be necessary to give the Subscription papers a fairer trial...
By the Presidents order B. Dandridge respectfully returns to The Secy of War the Report &c. of Colo. Rochefontaine respecting the situation on the Potomac proper for an Arsenal; and informs The Secretary that as soon as he is possessed of every information which can be had from Colo. R. on this subject, the President will be glad to have a conversation with him concerng it. ADf , DLC:GW ; LB ,...
By order of the President Bw Dandridge respectfully encloses herewith to the Secretary of War, some papers which have been laid before the President by the Quakers of Philadelphia & which are intended to be sent to the hostile Indians. The President sees no objection to their being communicated to the Indians agreeably to the wish of the Quakers. The President leaves it with The Secy to...
B. Dandridge respectfully sends to Mister Wolcott a list of persons who formerly applied for the office of Commissioner of Loans in Delaware State. The President wishes Mr Wolcott to enquire of the Senators from the State & Dr Way—which of these characters is thought to be the most suitable for the appointment—in order that it may be laid before the Senate today with some others. AL , DLC:GW ....
After offering you my most sincere acknowledgements & thanks for the many kindnesses which I have received from you, and assuring you that they have imprinted a grateful remembrance on my mind, which can never be impaired while I live— without further preface I inform you that my health & contentment require of me to quit my present walk in life. and as I know that you yourself delight in open...
By the President’s order B. Dandridge respectfully returns to The Secretary of War the several papers respecting the site on the Potomac most proper for establishing an arsenal; and informs the Secretary that after an attentive consideration of said papers & viewing all circumstances The President is of opinion that the site on Conogocheague is the most advantageous & proper, & requests that...
In the afternoon of the day after your departure from Philada I went on board the vessel bound for Alexandria & did not reach the chesapeake ’till Saturday last & landed at Hampton yesterday morning. Owing to calms & head winds the passage was unusually long. On my arrival at Hampton I determined, as you thought it best, to visit my friends in New Kent in my way to Mount Vernon, & am...
By The President’s direction B. Dandridge respectfully transmits to the Secy of State a Memorial of sundry merchants of New York—The President requests the Secretary to return an answer to the Letter from the Committee, which accompanied the Memorial, informing them that the most pointed & strong remonstrances have been made against the Conduct of which they complain. B.D. also encloses a...
Painful as it is to me (& I assure you it is truly so) to trouble you with anything which relates to myself, knowing as I do that your time is now scarcely adequate to the discharge of the duties & avocations which are attached to your station; yet I conceive myself so forcibly impelled by several reasons (for which I beg to refer you to my letter on this subject in July last, and to which...
Resolved, that The President of the United States be requested to cause to be laid before this House, the Treaty mentioned in his communications to both Houses of Congress, at the opening of the present Session, as having been negotiated with certain Indian Nations northwest of the river Ohio. By the President’s order B. Dandridge respectfully transmits to the Secy of State the above copy of a...
By The President’s order B. Dandridge respectfully transmits to The Secretary of War the enclosed papers respecting proceedings had by Govr Blount with the southern Indians, with a request that he will carefully peruse them & see if any & what parts require to be acted upon immediately. The President desires that The Secy of War will, in his Letters to Govr Blount, request him to make known to...