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Since I had the honor of receiving yours of April 25th., my time has been wholly taken up in attending on our Supreme Court of Errors, & the Session of our General Assembly, which with us is a kind of extrajudicial Court for the trial of private causes on Petition—I had also to conduct an application from the Mercantile Interest for the Repeal of our Excise Laws—in which by influencing the...
[ Providence, June 5, 1790. On June 14, 1790, Hamilton wrote to Wheeler : “I have received … your letter of the 5th Instant.” Letter not found. ] Wheeler, a native of Nova Scotia, was the publisher of the [Providence] American Journal and General Advertiser from 1779 to 1781 and The [Providence] United States Chronicle from 1784 to 1802. The second of these two papers supported ratification of...
Having been this evening informd you wish to have the opinion of the No. Carolina Representatives, of Persons, proper to fill the offices of the Government South of the Ohio, also those of the Federal Judiciary in No. Carolina, I beg leave to give mine Sir, and will do so, with candor and disinterest’dness, Colo. William Blount, who I may presume, you are acquainted with, has long and on...
Permit a stranger to inform your Excellency, that about twelve months since, I was apprehended & committed to Goal, in the Town of Portland, within the District of Maine, charged with the murder of Capt. John Conner, of the Sloop Mary, upon the Coast of Africa. That yesterday I was tried & found guilty of the Crime, & that the District Judge, a few hours since pronounced the fatal sentence,...
with the utmost defidence I proceed to exercize a priviledge founded in youre indulgence. that of Mentioning Carrecters to fill offices, created by the Adoption of the Constitution, & Ceedure of the Western Country, By North Carolina thiss subject are more irksom, as I consider it out of the line of my Duty, and only warrentable by youre permission. through thiss Chanel I venture to mention...
I have been favourd with your letter of the 27th. uto. inclosing some papers for which I request that you’ll accept my thanks. I hope that the speculations on the officers and soldiers who were to the south at the close of the war have not been so extensive as you apprehended, and that the plan adopted will prevent the injury & do justice to this meritorious class of our citizens. Our clerk...
Dr. Bancroft being about to set off immediately for London I make use of his conveyance merely to send you the gazettes of France and Leyden, and journals of the national assembly, which have considerably accumulated in my hands for the want of some means of forwarding them to New-York. I shall add to them some other papers relative to the pension list and which are the continuation of those...
Mr. Beard, the Surveyor appointed to survey the Lands held by the Inhabitants at the Prairie du rocher, having executed that business as far as claimants appeared, is to be paid for his services at the rate of two dollars and a half per mile, reckoning upon one line in the length of each survey, and two dollars for each Lot in the Village. When that expence is defrayed, new concessions will be...
your letter my Dear Brother of May 1 st I received three or four weeks past —just at the moment when I was removeing, and Commenceing, again Housekeeping it takes three or four weeks to settle our minds to new Situations—and domestick Concerns employ a Considerable portion of the attention of good Housekeepers—even if they are favoured with good Servants— thease causes must Constitute my...
Philadelphia, June 6, 1790. Encloses “A Contract with Abraham Hargis as keeper of the light House” at Henlopen. ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives.
Providence [R.I.] Esteemed Friend 6th of 6th Mo. 1790 Having for some years been retired out of Trade, I have had to Contemplate and particularly of late, the consequences of an impartial and faithfull Collection of the Revenue, as on which the prosperity and indeed the happiness of the United States and this in particular much Depends. I therefore as a Citizen desireous of the welfare of the...
Encouraged by that well established Maxim that your Excellency does not forget or neglect to reward the Honest Labours of the Virtuous and Industrious, be their Situation and circumstances ever so remote. Strongly Impressed with these Ideas, and encouraged by that condescension which your Excellency has shewn on every occasion that has thrown me in your way, I am Imboldened to offer myself...
When the revenue system was established in this state by the Legislature in September Last, I was appointed surveyor for the Port of Pawtuxet in the district of Providence, and was reappointed at the Late Election—I should be glad to continue to serve the public to the best of my abilities in the same office under the new Constitution. The Port of Pawtuxet is about five miles south of...
I have been favored with yours of the 28th May and am much obliged by the friendly communication. The number of Vessels employed in the Trade to Africa is much greater than I should have conjectured. I hope it will daily diminish and soon cease altogether. This hope is the better founded since the return of Rho: Island under the jurisdiction of the Union. Should the evil still go on, it...
Your favor of May 28. from Eppington came to me yesterday, with the welcome which accompanies ever the tidings I recieve from you. Your resolution to go to housekeeping is a good one, tho’ I think it had better be postponed till the fall. You are not yet seasoned to the climate, and it would therefore be prudent not to go to a sickly position till the sickly season is over. My former letters...
Having written to you so lately as the 27th. of May by M. de Crevecoeur, I have little new to communicate. My head-ach still continues in a slight degree, but I am able to do business. Tomorrow I go on a sailing party of three or four days with the President. I am in hopes of being relieved entirely by the sickness I shall probably encounter. The President is perfectly reestablished, and looks...
Mr. Jefferson’s compliments to Mr. Coxe: he [takes] the liberty of requesting him thro’ Mr. Madison to […] partake of his little dinner to-day. He shall be happy if Mr. Coxe can do it, and pardon his asking him to so unceremonious a one. RC ( PHi : Coxe Papers); upper right quadrant torn away; endorsed by Coxe. Not recorded in SJL . The suggestion that TJ’s little dinner was probably connected...
As I wrote to you so lately as by the last post I should not so soon address you again; but I find that our friend Henry Marchant Esqr. is proposed as a candidate for the office of district Judge of this State.—His qualifications are so well known to you that it is altogether unnecessary to recite them.— I don’t know that he will have any competitor; but I am told that Dr. Bradford means to...
Having been very ill with the Influenza, during the whole Time & long before the Convention sat; I retired immediately upon the Question’s being determined, not doubting but as a Packet was going the next Morning Mr. Owens the President of the Convention would see the Ratification completed and forwarded by Her. I was astonished to find however, that He had contented Himself with sending a...
I am directed to inform the Senate, that the President of the United States did, on the 4th of June, 1790, approve of, and affix his signature to, “An act for finally adjusting and satisfying the claims of Frederick William de Steuben;” to “An act for giving effect to an act, entitled ‘An act to establish the judicial courts of the United States within the State of North Carolina;” and to “An...
Treasury Department, June 7, 1790. “The case you State of the importers of Salt per the Ship Murcury, William Jessop, Master is very unfortunate. On considering the Circumstances of the Case however, & examining the Laws it does not appear that the Legislature have deposited any where the power of relieveing an importer, who has met with a disaster after securing, & ascertaining the Duty by...
Treasury Department, June 7, 1790. Sends instructions concerning the brig Maria . LS , Mr. Leland F. Leland, St. Paul, Minnesota.
Permitt an old mittilary acquaintance to address you (with out apology) on a Subject particularly Interesting to himself and to request your Friendship and Influence with the President of the United States, to promote his Interests (So far as it shall in your opinion be consistant with propriety & the public Good) in Support of an application he has made to the President to be appointed to the...
[ New York, June 7, 1790. On June 22, 1790, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “Your letter of the 7th. instant … did not come into my hands until the 19th.” Letter not found. ] Printed in this volume.
The case of the Brig Maria has been stated substantially in Conformity with your letter by Captain Stephenson. The following are my Ideas on the subject The Cap⟨t.⟩ Stephenson on entering the Vessel deposited his Register with you as usual, and if he clears out & applies to you for the Register again in order to depart, it is in the ordinary Course of business that you deliver it to him, with...
North Carolina. District judge. Colo. Davie is recommended by Steele. Hawkins sais he is their first law character. Brown sais the same. Samuel Spencer. Steele sais he is a good man, one of the present judges, not remarkeable for his abilities, but deserves well of his country. Bloodworth sais Spencer desires the appointment. but sais nothing of him. John Stokes. Steele names him at his own...
whether from a false Delicacy or not, I am unable to say; I have found it a Labour to reconcile to my own Feelings, an Application for an Appointment. My Friends however have told me it was customary: And to Their Judgment and Perswasions I have submitted—I must confess my greatest Reluctance hath arisen from the Apprehension of adding to that Burthen, which a Torrent of Applications must have...
In pursuance of the law lately passed for giving effect to an Act entitled “An Act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States,” within the State of North Carolina—I nominate the following persons to fill the Judicial Offices in that district. viz. William R. Davie to be Judge— John Sitgreaves to be Attorney—and John Skinner to be Marshall of the district of North Carolina. I...
I have just return’d from the chancery court & sit out for Albemarle tomorrow. I shall remain there untill the appeals, abt. the 25. of this instt. This will be given you by Mr. Garnett a worthy & respectable gentn. of this town. He visits New York with commersl. views, & will be benefited by your acquaintance. He will consider any attention shewn him as a proof of my acknowledgment for his...
District Judge District attorney. South-Western government Governor. Secretary. Judges. Attorney. MS ( DLC : Applications for Office under Washington); entirely in TJ’s hand; undated but docketed in Lear’s hand: “From the Secretary of State June 7th. 1790.” Dft ( DLC : TJ Papers, 59: 10192); also in TJ’s hand and undated, varying in phraseology but not in substance except in the instances...
I wrote you lately by Judge Wilson whom I accompanied to the circuit court at Charlottesville. I have since been to the chancery which clos’d as to business of consequence on Saturday. Our child who hath been dangerously ill hath so far recover’d as to admit of her removal home. We sit out thither tomorrow, where I shall remain untill the appeals about the 25th. This will be presented to you...
I am at a loss how to proceed respecting a grant of 8000 acres of Land made under the regal government to your Father and myself on the western waters. It has been surveyed and the Plats &c. offered to the Register of the Land office several years ago. He refused to receive them, supposing he was not authorised to do so. Many people are anxious to purchase the land if we could make titles,...
I take the liberty of enclosing a petition to the National Legislature, from the Convention of the Congregational Ministers in this Commonwealth, by a Committee of the Body, upon a very important subject, viz. that of preventing incorrect editions of the Bible from being published among us. The Committee have desired me to request your Excellency to take the charge of this petition, and to...
The House of Representatives have passed a bill, entitled “An act for giving effect to an act, entitled ‘An act to establish the judicial courts of the United States within the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations;” in which they request the concurrence of the Senate. He also communicated the following resolve of the House of Representatives; in which the concurrence of the Senate...
I have received your favor of the 25th of May, and am much obliged to you for putting the information concerning the Manufactures of your State in a train, that promises so much authenticity & accuracy. The direction of the duplicate to you, was occasioned by an opinion of some of the Members of the Legislature, that such a Committee had been appointed & that you were the Chairman. I beg leave...
With deference I beg leave to name my brother Walter Channing, for your consideration as an Officer in the Customs for this Port, and would beg leave most respectfully to refer you, in regard to his qualifications, to those who on this occasion may have kindly interested themselves in his behalf. Should it please you to honor him with an appointment, I shall consider myself as pledged for his...
at Marebaroux near the Cape. Island of St Domingo Sir, 8 June 1790. The Marechal de Castries, then minister of marine, and Monsr de Vergennes minister of foreign affairs, have vainly solicited in 1786, from Congress, the payment of a sum of more than three hundred thousand livres due to me, in capital, since 1779 with interest on that sum to this day—for sugars coming from my habitation in St...
The House of Representatives agree to the amendment of the Senate on the bill, entitled “An act for giving effect to the several acts therein mentioned in respect to the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.” Printed Source--Senate Journal.
I duly received your letter of the 3d. of June. I have written to Mr. Ludlow directing that either Mr. Martin or himself would come forward with the Map. On the subject of a certain office I can with truth assure you that no person can occur, who on the score of qualifications and merit, will appear to me better intitled than yourself; and that I shall take pleasure in mentioning you in this...
I have the honor to inform you, that in a few days, information furnished by the several Departments and otherwise collected, will be laid before the House of Representatives, for the purpose of obtaining appropriations of Money. As the expences &ca. of the Department of State will necessarily require an appropriation, I beg the favour of your directing information to be transmitted to me of...
after very Sincere Congratulations upon Your Excellency’s Election to the distinguished Office of Chief Magistrate of the United States, I beg leave to Solicit your Excellency’s friendship in a Case deeply interesting indeed to me; but in which I conceive, if not mistaken, the Honor and Justice of the Union are also concerned. Your Excellency, I presume, is uninformed of the large Sums of...
Being informed you are about to fill up your nominations of Consuls for the United States, I beg leave to mention Alexander Contee; who has requested my application in his behalf, for the consulship at the port of London. Delicacy forbids my saying much of a Brother, and might restrain me likewise from doing him Justice; But I persuade myself that if your appointment for the above po⟨r⟩t is...
The exalted Station which your Excellency holds in the Government of the United States, is necessarily attended with the Inconvenience of various Applications for Appointments to Offices in the different Districts in the Union. In consiquence of the Ratification and Adoption of the New National Constitution by the Convention of the People of this State⟨,⟩ on the 29th Ulto, Officers, whose...
Being now a Citizen of Newport in the State of Rhode Island, & connected by marriage with a family there, who have suffer’d as well as myself for being firm friends to the late Revolution; I beg leave to Address your Excellency, & offer myself a Candidate for the Office of Collector in the Revenue of that State. If you, Sir, think this application worthy your Attention, permit me to refer to...
I had on the 29th Ulto the Satisfaction of addressing you after the Ratification of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Convention of this State. I have now the Honor of Inclosing the Ratification as then agreed upon by the Convention of the People of this State; the Legislature is now in Session in this Town, an appointment of Senators will undoubtedly take place in the...
I have taken the Liberty to enclose a Letter from Major Swan recommending Colonel Barton —I had not the pleasure of being known to that Gentleman untill the present. But I am intimately acquainted with Major Swan and have the fullest confidence in his recommendation of Col. Barton. I have the Honor to be sir your most respectfull and obedient ALS , DLC:GW . The enclosed letter was written by...
I have the honor to inform you, that in a few days, information furnished by the several Departments and otherwise collected, will be laid before the House of Representatives, for the purpose of obtaining appropriations of Money. As the expences &ca. of the Department of State will necessarily require an appropriation, I beg the favour of your directing information to be transmitted to me of...
The Memorial of the Inhabitants of Kaskaskia, la Prairie du Rocher, and Kahokia, County of St. Clair. Humbly Sheweth, That by an Act of the Congress of 20th. June 1788, it was declared that the Lands theretofore possessed by the said Inhabitants should be surveyed at their Expense, and that this Clause appears to them neither necessary nor adapted to quiet the Minds of the People. It does not...
Phillips has this moment handed me yours of the 5 th. and I now throw by a Qui tam in which I have been drudging this ½ hour, to thank you for your letter.— Whence comes this Listlessness—this depression of Spirits? What can relax the Elasticity of your Mind? I have often found myself in the same Situation. I felt it yesterday without being able to trace the least Cause. The Connection between...
I am directed to bring to the Senate, an enrolled bill, and an enrolled resolve, which are signed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Printed Source--Senate Journal.