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General and Mrs Knox have the honor to accept with great respect the invitation of the Vice President and his Lady for Thursday the 1st of October MHi : Adams-Hull Collection.
I embrace the occasion of enclosing some letters, to thank you and Mrs Adams for the comfortable accommodation of your house at Bush Hill. While the inhabitants of this City are panting for breath, like a hunted hare, we experience a in the Hall at Bush Hill a delightful and animating breeze The paragraphs in the Connecticut and New York papers relative to your journey indicate envy and...
I am sorry to inform you that Your faithful Steward Braidsly has been and still is very sick with an intermitting fever. This is not the worse of it for both his children have the same disorder and his wife has indications of the same nature. We shall with great pleasure afford them every aid which they may require. I have been confined for some time past with the same vile disorder, as have...
I wrote you last Week informing you of the sickness of your steward and his Children. I have now the pleasure to say they are on the recovery. He is much better and the children are in a fair train—Their disorder appears to have been the worm fever, and he participated of the same sort of fever, although evidently mixed with the bilious fever— The sick part of our family consisting of myself...
Mr Braidsly and his family are recovering fast. But Mrs. Knox and myself have received a blow which demands all our fortitude On tuesday last our lovely son Marcus in his ninth year was blooming with health, and on Wednesday night he was a lifeless corps. In the afternoon of tuesday he began to droop which continued through the night. And on Wednesday but which the Doctor and we conceived to...
I have had the pleasure to receive your favor of the 13th instant and I have the honor to enclose you a letter from the spanish Residents. Your Steward himself has recovered and also his children, but his Wife is dangerously ill Your house is not what it ought to be, either for your dignity or the rent. But it is the best to be obtained. With respectful Compliments / I am my dear Sir / With...
I have the honor respectfully to submit to the Senate, a Report on the petitions of the widows, or the Children, or the Representatives of the Children of the following commissioned officers, who were killed or who died in the service of the United States during the late war—to wit; Bernard Elliot, Samuel Wise, Benjamin Huger, John Bush, Charles Motte, and Richard Shutnick— With the greatest...
I have the honor respectfully to submit to the Senate, a Report on the petition of Samuel B. Turner, late an Ensign of the Maryland battalion of Levies, on the expedition under Major General St Clair— With the highest Respect / I have the honor to be / Sir / Your most obedient / huml servant DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
In obedience to the directions of the President of the United States, I have the honor to submit to the Senate & House of Representatives, the following papers on the subject of Indian affairs—To wit: 1st: A statement of the measures taken and the overtures made, to procure a Peace with the Indians North west of the Ohio— 2ndly. Information received relatively to the pacific adventures, and...
I have the honor to submit to the honorable the Senate, by order of the President of the United States, an extract of a letter from James Seagrove Esq, temporary agent to the Creek Nation, dated the 28th ultimo, containing further information relative to Indian affairs in the Southern department. I have the honor to be, sir, with perfect respect, your most obedient servant, Printed...
In obedience to the orders of the President of the United States, I have the honor to submit to the Senate, the copy of a letter from his Excellency the Governor of Georgia, dated the 20th of November last, with certain enclosures, relative to indian affairs.— I have the honor to be, / Sir, / with great respect, / Your most obedt: Servt: DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
The President of the United States has directed me to submit to the Senate, the extract of a letter from Brigadier General Wilkinson, dated at fort Hamilton, the 6th of November last, with an enclosure from Major Adair, the copy of a letter from John Belli, deputy quartermaster general, dated Lexington, November 17, 1792; and the copy of a letter from James Seagrove, Esq. relatively to the...
The President of the United States has directed me to submit to the Senate, the copy of a letter from his Excellency the Governor of Georgia, dated Augusta, December 5th, 1792, with an enclosure, relatively to Indian Affairs in the southern department. I have the honor to be, sir, with perfect respect, your most obedient servant,.” Printed Source--American State Papers. 38 vols. (Washington,...
In obedience to the order of the President of the United States, I have the honor to submit to the Senate, a message of the Cornplanter, and New Arrow, to Major General Wayne of the 8th ultimo—The Subject of indian affairs being under the consideration of Congres, the President has conceived it proper, that they should be possessed of the message now submitted. I have the honor to be, / Sir, /...
I have the honor respectfully to submit to the Senate, a report on the petition of Lewis Garanger I am Sir, / with great respect, / Your most obedt: Servt: DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
The Secretary for the Department of War to whom were referred the petitions hereinafter enumerated, with instructions to examine the same, and report his opinion thereon. Respectfully reports, That from the evidence produced, it appears that Thomas Faulkner, Edward Faulkner and Simeon Chester, are refuges from the province of British Nova Scotia; & that Joseph Grein, Prisque Trepagine,...
The Secy for the Dept of War, to whom was referred the resolution of the legislature of Massachusetts, on the Petition of Chas Knowles & others, late regimental pay masters & agents of the State’s quota of the Continental army Respectfully Reports, That the report hereunto annexed, was made the 25 day of May 1790, upon the application of some of the petitioners. But it now appears that it is...
In obedience to the direction of the President of the United States, I have the honor to submit to the Senate, the instructions to the Commissioners appointed to treat with the hostile Indians North of the Ohio, and their report in the form of a journal of their proceedings. And also, a statement of the troops in the Legion of the United States, and certain intelligence from major general...
In obedience to the order of the President of the United States, I have the honor to submit to the Senate, a Return of the Ordnance, Arms, and Military stores, in possession of the United States. At the same time I am directed respectfuly to suggest to the consideration of the Senate, whether it would be proper at the present time to make this document public. I have also the honor to submit a...
In pursuance of directions from the President of the United States, I have the honor to submit to the Senate, further information relatively to the Southwestern frontiers. I have the honor to be, with great respect, your obedient servant, Printed Source--American State Papers. 38 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Gales and Seaton, 1831-61)..
Communications relative to the Southwestern frontiers having been laid before Congress, the President of the United States has directed me to submit to the Senate, further information just received from James Seagrove, of his having restored peace between the United States and the Creek nation of Indians. I have the honor to be, with great respect, your obedient servant,. Printed...
I have the honor to submit to the Senate of the United States, a report on the petition of Robert Connelly, praying to be placed on the Pension list. I have the honor to be / Sir, / with great respect, / Your most obedt: Servt: DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I have the honor to submit to the Senate of the United States, a report on the petitions of Theodore Chartier , Jean Bapt: Laperty Labrientoy—Joseph Page—Augustin Gingrass—and Peter Deton. I have the honor to be / Sir, / with great respect, / Your most obedt: Servt: DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
In obedience to the order of the honorable the Senate of the United States, of yesterday, I respectfully submit a statement of the troops of the United States according to the last returns. I have the honor to be / with great respect / Sir / Your most obedt. servant, DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I am instructed by the President of the United States, to submit to the Senate, the Communications from Governor Blount of the Territory of the United States South West of the Ohio which accompany this Letter.— I have the honor to be / sir / with great respect / Your mo: obedt: servt. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
This letter will be delivered to you by Capt. Roberts of New-Hampshire. He is a Candidate for the vacancy in the Navy occasioned by the death of Capt. Barry Every information respecting the Gentlemen indicates his entire suitableness for the Office he requests. Upon this ground I have the honor of introducing him to your acquaintance with the assurance that you will be pleased to give that...
SCHEDULE E Abstract of the Public Debt of the States Undermentioned, Agreeably to Statements Transmitted in Pursuance of the Resolution of the House of Representatives of the 21st of September, 1789. Massachusetts Dollars.   Cents. Principal with interest to the 1st day of Nov. 1789. £. 1,548,040 7 9 Lawful. Due to sundries for which no certificates have yet been issued,     20,000     Total,...
[ New York, June 24, 1790. On August 5, 1790, in Schedule B of his “Report on Additional Sums Necessary for the Support of Government,” Hamilton referred to “The Secretary at War in his Letter to the sec’y of the Treasury dated 24 June 1790.” Letter not found. ]
The Militia. The pay, $24,012 The subsistence and rations at 16–90ths of a dollar, 31,302 Forage for the field and staff officers,    234 $55,548 The Continental Troops Additional expense of subsistence and rations to the continental troops, during the same period. This expense arises from the contract; the price of the ration at fort Washington is stated at six and a half ninetieths of a...
As the removal of the residence of Congress from this city will necessarily dissolve our association for the education of our children under your care, and as those of us who remain, do not see a probability of immediately filling up our former number, we take this method of unitedly expressing the entire confidence we have in your talents, and our approbation of your method of tuition. We...
Mr Tyler of Deer Island in the Province maine has shewn me a statement of his case drawn up by Judge Sewall which has been transmitted to you. If no inconveniences should result from your postponing your judgemt untill his arrival you can oblige. I am Sir   Yr humble Svt ADfS , Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston. George Tyler had been convicted of a violation of the smuggling laws and...
War Department, May 24, 1971. “I have the honor to inform you, that Messrs: Smith and Shepherd have completed their contract of clothing for the levies, and that Mr: Hodgdon, the quarter master, has receipted to them for the same.…” Copy, RG 217, Miscellaneous Treasury Accounts, 1790–1894, Account No. 1339, National Archives. The firm of Robert Smith and John Shepard Shepherd (Shepard,...
[ Philadelphia, November 3, 1792. In a letter to Anthony Wayne, dated November 24, 1792, Knox referred to “my letter of the 3d. instant to the Secretary of the Treasury.” Letter not found. ] Knopf, Wayne Richard C. Knopf, ed., Anthony Wayne: A Name in Arms; Soldier, Diplomat, Defender of Expansion Westward of a Nation; the Wayne-Knox-Pickering-McHenry Correspondence (Pittsburgh, 1960). , 140....
Feb. 25. 1793. The President desires the opinions of the heads of the three departments and of the Attorney General on the following question, to wit. Mr. Ternant having applied for money equivalent to three millions of livres to be furnished on account of our debt to France at the request of the Executive of that country, which sum is to be laid out in provisions within the US. to be sent to...
The President having required the attendance of the heads of the three departments and of the Attorney general at his house on Monday the 25th. of Feb. 1793. the following questions were proposed and answers given. 1. The Governor of Canada having refused to let us obtain provisions from that province or to pass them along the water communication to the place of treaty with the Indians, and...
It is our opinion, 1. that the President ought to take the oath in public. 2. that the time be on Monday next at 12 o’clock in the forenoon. 3. that the place be the Senate-chamber. 4. that the Marshal of the district inform the Vice-President, that the Senate-chamber, being the usual place of the president’s public acts, is supposed to be the best place for taking the oath; and that it is...
The President communicated to the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of War and the Attorney General of the United States, a letter from William S. Smith Esqr. of the 28th of February past, to the Secretary of the Treasury, with sundry Papers—No. I. II. III & IV. relating to a negotiation for changing the form of the debt to France; and required their opinion what...
[ Philadelphia, March 8, 1793. On March 18, 1793, Hamilton wrote to Knox : “I have before me your letter of the 8th. instant.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, April 15, 1793. On April 18, 1793, Hamilton wrote to Knox : “The requests contained in your letter of the 15 of April have been complied with.” Letter not found. ]
A conformity of opinion, and upon the same grounds, enables us to submit to you a joint Answer to the third of the Questions, which you were pleased to propose on the 18th. of April to the Heads of Departments and the Attorney General. We have concluded that this mode would be more agreeable to you than a repetition of the same ideas and arguments in seperate answers. With perfect respect &...
“If received” meaning a Minister from the Republic of France “shall it be absolutely or with qualifications, and if with qualifications of what kind”? It is conceived to be adviseable, that the reception of the expected Minister from the Republic of France should be qualified by a previous declaration substantially to this effect—“that the Government of the United States uniformly entertaining...
War Department, May 13, 1793. Approves payment of a bill “drawn by Israel Ludlow on William Duer 29 January 1792.” LS , RG 217, Miscellaneous Treasury Accounts, 1790–1894, Account No. 4118, National Archives. Duer had served as contractor for the Army for the campaign against the Indians in the Northwest Territory in 1791, and Ludlow had acted as his agent in purchasing supplies and services...
That an Agent be sent to the Choctaw nation to endeavor secretly to engage them to support the Chickasaws in their present war with the Creeks, giving them for that purpose arms and ammunition sufficient: and that it be kept in view that if we settle our differences amicably with the Creeks, we at the same time mediate effectually the peace of the Chickasaws & Choctaws, so as to rescue the...
The President having required the opinions of the heads of the three departments on a letter from Governor Clinton of the 9th. inst. stating that he had taken possession of the sloop Polly, now called the Republican, which was arming, equipping & manning by French & other citizens to cruize against some of the belligerent powers, and desiring to know what further was to be done, and they...
At a meeting of the heads of departments at the President’s this day, on summons from him, a letter from mr Genet of the 15th. inst. addressed to the Secretary of state on the subject of the seizure of a vessel by the Govr. of New York as having been armed, equipped & manned in that port with a design to cruize on the enemies of France, was read, as also the draught of an answer prepared by...
At a meeting this day of the heads of departments at the President’s on summons from him, a letter from Messrs. Viar & Jaudenes dated June 18. & addressed to the Secretary of state, was read: whereupon it is the opinion that a full detail of the proceedings of the US. with respect to the Southern Indians, & the Spaniards be prepared, and a justification as to the particular matters charged in...
I.   Because there can be no doubt, either upon principle or authority that the permitting or suffering or what is equivalent the not taking effectual measures to prevent, when known, the fitting out of privateers , in our ports, by one of the belligerent powers, to cruise against any of the others is an unequivocal breach of neutrality. II   Because the President in conformity with an...
July 12, 1793. At a meeting of the heads of the departments at the President’s on summons from him, and on consideration of various representations from the Ministers Plenipotentiary of France & Great Britain on the subject of vessels arming & arriving in our ports, and of prizes it is their opinion that letters be written to the said Ministers informing them that the Executive of the US.,...
At meetings of the heads of departments & the Attorney General at the President’s on the 1st. & 2d. of Aug. 1793. On a review of the whole of mr Genet’s correspondence & conduct, it was unanimously agreed that a letter should be written to the Minister of the US. at Paris, stating the same to him, resuming the points of difference which had arisen between the government of the US. & mr Genet,...
At a meeting of the heads of departments & the Attorney general at the Secretary of state’s office Aug. 5. 1793. The case of the Swallow letter of marque at New York, desired to be sent out of our ports, as being a privateer. It is the opinion that there is no ground to make any order on the subject. The Polly or Republican, in the hands of the Marshal at New York, on a charge of having been...