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I herewith hand you Invoice of one pipe of very choice old Madeira wine Shiped by me on board the American Brig the Peace of Norfolk Joseph Saltus Master and Consigned to Messrs Pettit & Bayard of Philadelphia to be held by them at the disposal of the President of the United States if he thinks proper after tasting it to Receive it and Should the President Conclude to take it you will be...
The President of the United States in his advertisement of sundry lands has referred persons desirous of becoming purchasers to you for information. I should be glad to know whether his Lands on the Kanhawa are as yet undisposed of, what are the prices of the several tracts, & whether the whole taken together would not be sold on lower terms than separately Your answer sir may perhaps lead to...
Your favor of the 12th we had the honor of receiving on the 13th instant. The advertisement is inserted in this day’s paper, which is transmitted to the President, (to save postage) by mail. Our charge is twenty five dollars, (being a dollar per square for the three first insertions) which you will please to pay Mr Young, bookseller, to whom we shall give an order. It was our desire to make it...
I have this moment recd from Mr Wolcott the inclosed letter to Mr Adet, which this morning I left at Mr Wolcott’s office for his perusal and remarks. He approves of it entirely. I called at Mr Lee’s in the morning for the like purpose, but he was not at home. However, his letter to me (also inclosed) which I received yesterday, shows a concurrence of his opinion in every principle advanced by...
Colo. Pickering incloses to Mr Dandridge a memorandum of the Director of the Mint, of copper he has purchased; for the payment of which Mr Dandridge will be so good as to make out an order in the usual form, & present it to the President for his approbation & signature. 6495 lbs. at 2/4 amount to Dollars 2020 67/100. AL , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB , DNA : RG 59, GW’s...
Colo. Pickering incloses the proceedings from Winchester, with the draught of an answer under the same cover, which Colo. Pickering wrote a number of days since & locked up in a closet at the office of state, where it lay unnoticed till this forenoon. Mr Dandridge will also find inclosed two letters received to day from Mr Monroe, which Mr D. will have the goodness to lay before the President....
The Secretary of War prays Mr Dandridge to lay before the President, the reports No. 1. 2. 3 & 4, for the two Houses of Congress. No. 5, on the frigates I shall myself present to the President in perhaps half an hour. No. 6. on the fortifications will require a further examination; but will be ready to-morrow morning. The reports of the Directors of the mint will be ready to send in this...
The inclosed instructions to Mr Price, who is to manage the Indian trading store in Georgia, and to Captain Eaton who is to command the troops destined to St Mary’s river, I pray you to lay before the President for his inspection, and approbation or correction. I have this moment finished them. I will wait on the President to receive his orders concerning them either this evening or as early...
The Secretary of War received yesterday the inclosed letter from Mr Kinlock, desiring the extract from Mr Huger’s letter might be laid before the President: you will have the goodness to present it. Captain Kalteisen, who is an old officer now in the corps of artillery & who has been commanding at Fort Johnson, in Charleston Harbour, being in town, wishes very much to pay his respects to the...
In the month of Novr 1793 I received onboard the Ship John Robt Folger master from J. M. Pintard Esqr. at Madeira a pipe of wine for account of the President of the United States and was requested by him to take it on to India and from thence Ship it by a very safe opportunity to some part of America: no one offering after my arrival in India until nearly the time I was about leaving that...
I have recd your Letter respecting a Saddle Horse for the President & I wish it was in my Power to give him any hopes of succeeding in this Country—I dont believe such a one as he wants, or ought to have, is to be met with in this State—indeed it is extreemely difficult to meet with a horse that is of a smaller size than would suit the President that is good for the Saddle. You mention that...
G. Taylor Jr. presents his compliments to Mr Dandridge—and informs him that previous to the President’s departure for Virginia vizt on the 7. Sept. last there were remaining in the office signed by the President 9. Commissions for officers employed in the collection of the Revenue and 8 for officers of the revenue Cutters—of which number there have been issued agreeably to orders from the...
Give the enclosed letters for Govr Jay and Doctr Priestly safe conveyances, but not by Post, for this would be expensive for Pamphlets wch I believe they are, from the Board of Agriculture of which Sir John Sinclair is President they came from him with others to me. I expect to leave this for Phila. on Monday, if all are well. make enquiry for good footmen. Yours affectionately Let Colo....
We were yesterday favor’d with your letter of 18th Inst. respecting a pipe of wine sent by Mr J. M. Pintard from Madeira to the President & are sorry the application was too late having disposed of it immediately after the President declined taking it agreeably to the directions given us by Mr Pintard —shou’d the other one alluded to come to our address We will not fail to give you information...
By the Adriana, Captn Fitzpatrick you will receive a complete, & exact model of the Bastile, made from the very materials of this once celebrated fortress. It is a present from Mr Slade a gentleman of eminence in Doctors Commons, who is charg’d with conducting a considerable proportion of the appeals under my care, to the President of the United States—to one whose character he has ever...
The foregoing is copy of my Respects to you under date of the 19th Ultimo. I have now the Pleasure to hand you Invoice and Bill of Loading for the Two pipes of wine Shiped by me per your order On Board the Ship Ganges Thomas Tingey Commander for acct and Risque of the President of the United States and for their amt, Being Eighty Pounds Sterling I have this day drawn on you at thirty days...
The Secretary of War requests Mr Dandridge to lay before the President the inclosed letter of John Parker Hale, lieutenant in the corps of artillerists and engineers, desiring to resign. From the information heretofore received by the Secretary, the resignation is not to be regretted. Mr Hale wishes to leave town to-morrow morning. AL , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . Also on this date John Harris,...
I mentioned to the President to-day the request of Mr Boudinot that the President would sign 50 diplomas for the New Jersey Cincinnati. The President thought he had signed that number during the late session of Congress. The inclosed papers will show that General Knox was to request it: but I suppose the blanks were never sent to the President. For I now find in this office one bundle...
Mr Dandridge will be pleased, at a convenient time, to lay the inclosed letter before the President. The writer, David Campbell, of the southwestern territory, begged it might be presented; otherwise The Secretary of War would not have troubled the President with its perusal. It contains merely an eulogy on Governor Blount, as the writer says “in energetic strains.” He aims at the poetic...
If the President should approve of the inclosed letter to the Governor of New-York, it will be transmitted, with the two papers therein referred to, by to-morrow’s post. Mr Dandridge will be so good as to lay them before the President. ALS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . This letter and the accompanying papers have not been identified. On this day, Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., returned the draft of...
Mr Dandridge will be pleased to lay before the President the inclosed letter from Mr Seagrove & the Newspaper which accompanied it. The Secretary of War has had copies made of the Talks of the Creek Chiefs, which he proposes to forward by post next Monday, to Governor Blount. AL , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . Neither the letter from Creek Indian agent James Seagrove nor the accompanying newspaper...
We beg the particular favor of You to deliver the inclosed petitions to His Excellency the President of the United States, and You will oblige very much thereby. Your humble and Obedient Servants ALS , in Helmuth’s hand, DLC : Pennsylvania Whiskey Rebellion Collection. Two of the submitted petitions, dated 13 June, are the same. One contains the signatures of 129 “Citizens of Philadelphia,”...
Mr Dandridge will be pleased to lay the inclosed papers before the President. 1. A Letter of the 29th ulto from Genl Morgan. 2.   do   do   from Colo. Butler. 3. Extract of a letter from Major Craig. 4. Copy of a letter to Govr Mifflin. The Secretary of War will wait on the President to-morrow morning to take his orders relative to General Morgan and any other matters referred to in the...
Mr Dandridge will be pleased to present the inclosed letter from Mr Seagrove to the President. It contains the agreeable intelligence that the Creek Nation are coming in with prisoners & stolen property, and are determined to be at peace with every part of the United States. ALS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . An extract of Creek Indian agent James Seagrove’s letter to GW of 12 May states: “I have...
Mr Dandridge will be so good as to lay the inclosed papers before the President; they were received to day by the mails. From General Wayne—letter dated Apl 7th with inclosures. From James Seagrove—May 7. 1795. with the proposals of J. C. Nightingale & Co. for the Indian trade. From General Morgan—May 15th The General has been precipitate in forming a corps for six months longer service; &...
Mr Dandridge will be pleased to lay before the President a letter & plans relating to the proposed arsenal for South-Carolina, received during the late absence of the President—and the letters from Govr Matthews and James Ross Esqr. lately recd. AL , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . The letter and plans for a South Carolina arsenal are not identified. In a letter dated 16 April, Georgia governor George...
Mr King Boudinot and Wollcot will better explane the reason of there unsincerity respecting the plan of the National Monument they have connected other plots more pernicious, because secretly acting ageinst it to destroi it. My situation thank God, is for to be as the President immagin but if I should give time to the American egerness for foregn mony, my fortune might have been furthed at...
An express is going this morning with money to General Morgan’s army. I left with the President yesterday the copy of my letter of the 1st which went by last Saturday’s post to Genl Morgan. I would transmit that as a duplicate. And if the President thinks that a greater portion of the militia should be immediately discharged, or would give any other orders respecting them, I shall be happy to...
The Secretary has this moment received Mr Dandridge’s note of this morning, enquiring whether the Secretary had come to any resolution on Govr Mifflin’s letters &c. The answer is in the negative. The Secy received that letter &c. last Saturday evening; and to expedite the departure of Capt. DeButts, was yesterday engaged in draughting the form of a long treaty to aid General Wayne in his...
I return you the book containing a copy of the proceedings of the Senate in their Executive capacity, which I am ordered to lay before the President of the U. States. I have the honor to be Your most humble Sert ALS , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters. The Third Congress, second session, sat from 3 November 1794 to 3 March 1795.
The inclosed draught of a letter to Mr Seagrove touches on points of such importance, I think it necessary to be submitted to the President’s inspection: and as it respects Mr Seagrove’s letter to the President, the submission is indispensable. The letter with its inclosures accompany my answer, as well as Mr Seagrove’s Talk, which has occasioned many of my observations: but which from its...
Lt Colo. Butler, who commands at Fort Pitt, has suggested that probably many good recruits might be enlisted from the militia under Genl Morgan’s command. There is little doubt of considerable success if the attempt be made. I intended to have taken the President’s direction on this point, when I waited on him to-day; but it escaped me. I presume there can be no hazard in lessening the...
Mr Dandridge will be pleased to hand the inclosed letter and papers from Genl Wayne to the President. The result of the Conference at Greenville between General Wayne & the Indians is this. That a general treaty shall be held at Greenville about the 15th of next June, with the Chippawas, Ottawas, Pattawatamies, Sakies and Miamis, to conclude on articles of peace; agreeably to preliminary...
Be pleased to hand the inclosed papers for the perusal of the President. I will do myself the honour to wait on him respecting them to-day—at any hour the President shall direct, if one will be more convenient to him than another. I am sir, your most obt servt I send the map which you said the President requested with the boundaries of the lands of the Six Nations marked on it. ALS , DLC:GW ;...
The inclosed draught of a letter to the Governors of Virginia, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia & New York, you will be pleased to lay before the President for his approbation. I wish to send to Virginia & Maryland & New York by this day’s post. yr obt servt ALS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . Pickering erroneously wrote 1794 on the ALS . The letter is endorsed as 1795, and the letter-book copy is...
General Knox presents his Compliments to Mr Dandridge and requests that the papers, accompanying this, respecting the Frigates, may be submitted to the President of the United States. A Copy of the promotions and appointments in the army is also transmitted. L , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . The letter is in the writing of John Stagg, Jr., chief clerk of the War Department. Knox probably was...
I am Sorry to inform you that the Presidents servant Austin in Attempting this Morning to Cross a Run near Harford Town, is Likely to Loose his Life . he is now at Mrs Stiles at Harford but intirely Given over by the Docter. he was with Great Difficulty Draged Out of the Water by her servant. I am yrs in Haste ALS , DLC:GW . John Holland Barney (1752–1840), a brother of Commodore Joshua...
Please to submit to the President of the U.S., the enclosed letters from Genl Wayne of the 17th October, (duplicate the first not received) and the 12th of Novr. They have been just received I have not perused the enclosures conceiving it proper that the President should see the letters as early as possible in the morning as some measures may be proper to be taken thereon in order to lay them...
Be pleased to Submit to the President of the United States the enclosed letter from Genl Blount, of the 2d instant, containing the account of the destruction of two of the lower cherokee Towns. I am Yours respectfully ALS , DLC:GW . William Blount’s letter to Knox of 2 Oct. enclosed a copy of James Ore’s letter to Blount of 24 Sept., which described the destruction of the Cherokee towns of...
Conceiving it may be satisfactory to the President, I enclose the first report from Capt. Hills respecting the Scite for an Arsenal upon the Powtomac. Yours ALS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . The report of John Hills has not been identified.
Genl Knox’s Compliments to Mr Dandridge and requests he will submit to the President the enclosed draft and also Captain Hills instructions respecting a proper spot for the erection of Arsenals. L , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . The letter is in the writing of Nathan Jones, a War Department clerk. The enclosures have not been identified. John Hills (died c.1819), who claimed to have been educated in...
Please to submit, the enclosed draft of a letter to the respective Governors relatively to the law for drafting the eighty thousand Militia, to the President. I am Sir Your humble Servant LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . GW approved the draft on this date ( JPP Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797 . Charlottesville, Va., 1981. , 303). The circular, which...
Please to submit the enclosed letter to the President of the U.S., which is conformable to the principles agreed upon by the heads of departments and the attorney General The secretary of state has agreed to the draft, but the secretary of the treasury has been too busy to peruse it. If the President should approve it, I beleive it may yet be put on board the active Capt. Welsh for charleston,...
Be so good as to submit to the President of the United States the letter of Genl Chapin, with the accompanying speeches of the cheifs of the six nations at Buffaloe Creek on the 7th ultimo. Yours ALS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . In his letter to Knox of 25 Feb., written at Canandaigua, N.Y., Israel Chapin wrote: “Inclosed are the proceedings of a Council holden at Buffaloe Creek, the 7th of this...
Please to submit the enclosed letter from Genl Wilkinson of the 26th Jany together with the papers accompanying it to the President of the U.S. Yours sincerely ALS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . James Wilkinson’s letter to Knox of 26 Jan. and its enclosures have not been identified. According to an entry of 7 March in GW’s executive journal, these documents were about the expedition being planned by...
Be pleased to submit the enclosed drafts of letters to the Governors of North and south Carolina. probably the last paragraph but one, to the Governor of south Carolina may be a little differently shaped, but to remain the same in principle. Yours sincerely ALS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . In his letter to North Carolina governor Richard Dobbs Spaight of this date, Knox acknowledged the receipt of...
Please to submit to the President of the United States, the enclosed letter just received from the Governor of South Carolina, dated the 23d of January, with the several papers accompanying the same. Yours sincerely LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . The letter from William Moultrie to Knox of 23 Jan. and its enclosures have not been identified.
Please to Submit the enclosed letters from Governor Shelby and Genl A. Campbell to the President of the United States. yours Sincerely LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . In a letter of 10 Jan., Kentucky governor Isaac Shelby wrote Knox in order “to call the Attention of the President of the United States to the defenceless situation of the frontiers of this state.” In expectation of being “vigorously...
Please to submit to the President of the United States, the Letter from the Governor of Virginia and the proposed Answer thereto —The idea of the firing of the Dedalus has been communicated by the Secretary of State. Yours sincerely LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . The enclosed letter from Henry Lee to Knox probably was that of 5 Feb., in which Lee expressed concern about the presence of “two...
Mr Otis’s compliments to Mr Dandridge and sends him for the use of the President of the United States a Journal of Senate during the second Congress—Should more of the same kind be wanting, Mr Dandridge will be so good as to apply. Mr O. sends also the sheets of the present session as far as they are printed. L , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters. Otis sent GW the Journal of the Senate of the...