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Mr Dandridge having rejoined my family again, preceeds me to Philadelphia, in order to bring up, & facilitate my Recording. He will ease you of the trouble of Supplying Mr Kitts weekly calls; by placing the money you have receivd on my private account, in his hands, & furnishing him with more, if necessary, on account of my compensation as formerly. With very great esteem & regard I am Dear...
Pay to Timothy Pickering, Secretary of State, out of the proper fund, One thousand Dollars, to be applied by him in defraying the expenses attending the procuring copies of the proceedings of the british Vice admiralty courts in the cases of british spoliations committed on the commerce of the United States. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Pay to Timothy Pickering, Secretary of State, Five thousand dollars, to be applied by him pursuant to the act of Congress, entitled "an act for the relief & protection of American seamen", to the payment of the compensation of the Agents therein mentioned for their services & the incidental expenses attending the performance of the duties imposed on them by that act. DLC : Papers of George...
I have taken the liberty of putting two letters under cover to you; The one to Colo. Hamilton (in answer to that you forwarded to me) I pray you to put it under your cover, and send it on by the Post. The other for Mr Kitt (my household Steward) I leave open for your perusal, to save a repet it ion of the same sentiments, with respect to the money and Wine. With sincere esteem and regd I...
Pay to The Director of the Mint of the United States, Five thousand dollars for the purposes of that Establishment. LB , DLC:GW . That same day, Edmund Randolph sent the warrant for $5,000 from GW to David Rittenhouse, director of the U.S. Mint ( DNA : RG 59, Domestic Letters).
By letter from Judge Addison of Pennsylvania, I am informed, that in behalf of Mr Ritchie, he has deposited in your hands on my Account—two hundred and ninety five dollars and a half. Let them remain there, if you please, until I arrive in Philadelphia; or may find occasion to call for them. Yours—sincerely Catalog--Paul C. Richards Autographs: Richards Collection.
Pay to Timothy Pickering, Secretary of State, One thousand dollars, out of the sum appropriated to defray the Contingent charges of Government, to be applied by him to that use. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Pay to Timothy Pickering, Secretary of State, Two thousand Dollars out of the Sum appropriated to defray the Contingent Charges of Government, to be applied by him to that use. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
When the letter herewith enclosed, dated the 4th instant was written in answer to yours of the 28th ulto; part of it, as you will perceive, was dictated under the impression of much hesitation & doubt; for I am not fond of rectifying Legislative mistakes by Executive Acts. I determined however to take the Attorney Generals opinion on the case: resolving, if it accorded with those which had...
I am obliged to you for the acct given, in your letter of the 27th of the meeting which was had in the State house yard, the saturday before; and such information as you may receive, & can rely upon, respecting the sentiments of the People of that city, and other places, relative to the treaty between this country & G. Britain I shall receive with satisfaction. It is an interesting subject;...
Having considered your Report of the fifth instant, I do hereby authorize you to take suitable and legal measures for procuring by contract or otherwise as shall appear to be most for the public Interest, four Revenue Cutters, to be employed on the Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and South Carolina Stations. And I do hereby direct you to cause the Revenue Cutters belonging to the United...
If in the opinion of Judges, it is thought best for my India wine to remain undisturbed where it now is, I am content it should remain there. I had, however, directed Mr Kitt (my household Steward) to learn when it would be ready for landing; and to have it brought up, and Stored in my own Cellar; where it would not only have been safe, but would also have remained undisturbed; which may not...
By virtue of the Act entitled "an act making appropriations for the support of the military & naval Establishments for the year one thousand seven hundred & ninety six," passed on the first of June in the year one thousand seven hundred & ninety six. I do hereby authorize & empower you, by yourself, or any other person or persons to borrow on behalf of the United States, of the Bank of the...
Your letter of the 23d instant came to me by the last Post; and the letter therein alluded to, dated the 11th, was received in due course. The receipt of which I as certainly acknowledged, whatever may have become of it; but having kept no copy thereof, I am unable to repeat the contents. Sure I am, because I remember well, that an acknowledgment was given by the Post after it was received. I...
The contract entered into between William Allibone, Superintendent of the Light House establishment for the Bay of Delaware, and Garret Hulsecamp, for placing and managing the floating Beacons & Buoys in the said Bay, of Delaware, is returned approved. It is to be presumed that these contracts are not more frequent than necessary; yet, as they are so often repeated; and are heavy in the...
Your private letter (without date) by the last Post, has been received. It is quite agreeable to me, that my Wine should remain in the Store of Messrs Willing & Francis, till I shall have occasion to remove it. There is little doubt, but the insertion in Browns Paper, of my sudden return, was put there to answer some insiduous purpose; for sure I am, nothing ever dropped from me to authorise...
Your letter of the 3d Instant did not get to my hands until the 8th. I most assuredly wrote the letter mentioned in my last; but I find it is no uncommon thing for my letters to miscarry. The originals to Genl Pinckney, of the Ulto (one of which containing 300 dollrs in Bank notes for the sufferers by fire in Charleston) had not been received by that Gentleman of the 26th of that month, altho’...
Your Letter of the 20th Instant with its enclosures was brought to Alexandria by the Post of Wednesday. I have no difficulty in deciding on the following appointments, & commissions may issue accordingly. Jonathan Jackson, to be Supervisor of Massachusetts; vice Nathal Gorham, deceased. John Brooks to take the place rendered vacant by the removal of Jona. Jackson—and Samuel Bradford, to be...
Lest my last letter to Colo. Hamilton should have met some mischance I send a duplicate, & request your care of it; the necessity for the heads of Departments assembling by the first of next month becoming more & more apparent. Philadelphia or vicinity, is appointed for this purpose, where I shall be myself. Let me know, I pray you, whether the malady with which Philadelphia is afflicted has...
Let me request the favor of you to pay (out of the money I left in your hands) one hundred and thirty dollars to Mr Thos McEwen, agreeably to the direction contained in the enclosed letter from Colo. Wadsworth to me; and take his receipt for the same on the back of the letter. Colo. Wadsworth was obliging enough to offer me a Naraganset of his own breeding—which he thought would be fit for use...
Your Letter of the 1st instant with its enclosures, came to hand yesterday. As I am unacquainted with characters more fit, if any there be that would accept, I request that Commissions may issue in the names of those persons you have suggested as follow—vizt. Moses Kemp, vice John Ross resigned, as Collector of Burlington district New Jersey. Joseph Aborn, vice Zach: Rhodes resignd Surveyor of...
The letter herewith, will shew that I did not understand, or attend to what I was about, when I put the check on the Pennsylvania Bank into your hands. To prevent further mistakes, I give you the trouble of perusing the letter; accompanying it with a request that you will be so good as to explain, without loss of time the mistake to the Bank; lest any thing improper should be entertained of Mr...
Your Letter of the 5th instant came duly to hand. The preparatory arrangements for the sale of the Lands, remaining unsold, in the seven ranges of Townships in the No. Western territory being complete—I think from the accounts given of George Wallace, he would be a suitable character for the trust of superintending the sales at Pittsburgh in conjunction with the Governor or secretary of the...
By virtue of the Act entitled "an act making further provision for the expenses attending the intercourse of the United States with foreign nations;” and to continue in force the act entitled "an act providing the means of intercourse between the United States and foreign nations," passed on the 30th of May in the year 1796. I do hereby authorize and empower you, by yourself or any other...
Your letter of the 28th Ulto with its enclosures, was received by the Mail on friday. I wanted no delay in the Commissioning of Mr Jno. Davis, to be Attorney for the District of Massachusetts; if to you, or those who were better acquainted with his professional knowledge (before he embarked in the Comptrollership) than I am, thought them competent to the duties thereof. That an entire Section...
I perceive by Bache’s Paper of this Morning, that Mr Livingston has laid a Resolution on the Table, requesting the President to lay before the House a copy of the Instructions to Mr Jay “who negociated the Treaty with the King of G.B., communicated by his message of the 1st instt (Feb.) together with the corrispondence and documents relative to the said Treaty.” A request somewhat similar to...
Enclosed you have Bank Bills to the amount of Five hundred Dollars. From this fund I pray you to furnish Mr Frederick Kitt, my Household Steward with weekly sums as his occasions require—say from th i rty to 40 dollars according to circumstances. It will enable you also to pay the duties on two Pipes of wine wch I understand is in the Ganges for and on my Acct. As this Wine is in dble cases—I...
Enclosed is the name, and description of the Girl I mentioned to you last night. She has been the particular attendent on Mrs Washington since she was ten years old; and was handy & useful to her, being perfect a Mistress of her needle. We have heard that she was seen in New York by someone who knew her, directly after she went off. And since by Miss Langden, in Portsmouth; who meeting her one...
Your letter of the 26th Ulto was received yesterday. It is not wonderful that Mr Randolphs late conduct, and the publication of his letter to me, should have excited an anxious curiosity to know what his explanations will be; but it is wonderful that so much time should be required to give birth to them. Embarrassed, as it is to be apprehended he is, in this business, his object, I conceive...
At what time should Mr F——ts letter be made known to Mr R——? What will be the best mode of doing it? In presence of the Secs & A: Genl. If the explanations given by the latter, are not satisfactory, whether, besides removal, are any other measures proper to be taken? & what? Would an application to Mr A—— to see the paragraphs in Nos. 3 & 6, alluded to in F——ts letter, be proper? These might...