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Th: Jefferson has the honor to inclose to the Secretaries of the Treasury and war, draughts of two letters of this day’s date to the Ministers of France and England. He confesses himself not satisfied with the latter altogether, as it has somewhat of the appearance of evasion. The gentlemen will be pleased to propose any alterations either may desire, handing the letters round to him to be...
I have the honor to inclose you the following portion of a Draught of a letter to M. Genet in answer to his ⟨– – –⟩. do. to order away the privateers fitted out in our ports. do. to Messrs Carmichael & Short on the letter of Viar & Jaudenes. do. to Viar & Jaudenes in answer to their letter. with these are all the preceding letters respecting the same subject. The ideas are in the form approved...
I have the honor to inclose you the following papers. With these are all the preceding letters respecting the same subjects . The above are in the form approved by Genl. Knox, Mr. Randolph, and myself: and we have agreed to meet at my office on Monday at 12. aclock to consider of any alterations which you would wish to propose on my giving them previous notice. I also inclose two other papers...
I had wished to have kept back the issuing passports for sea vessels, till the question should be decided whether the treaty with France should be declared void, lest the issuing the Passport prescribed by that treaty might be considered as prejudging the question. The importunities however of the owners obliging me to give out a few, I had them printed in the Dutch form only. Not then having...
I had wished to have kept back the issuing passports for sea vessels, till the question should be decided Whether the treaty with France should be declared void, lest the issuing the Passport prescribed by that treaty might be considered as prejudging the question. The importunities however of the owners obliging me to give out a few, I had them printed in the Dutch form only. Not then having...
When you mentioned to me yesterday that M. de Ternant proposed to apply for a sum of money, & founded himself on a letter of mine which gave him reason to expect it, I thought I could not have written such a letter, because I did not recollect it, & because it was out of the plan which you know had been adopted that when we furnished one sum of money we should avoid promising another. I have...
When you mentioned to me yesterday that M. de Ternant proposed to apply for a sum of money, and founded himself on a letter of mine which gave him reason to expect it, I thought I could not have written such a letter, because I did not recollect it, and because it was out of the plan which you know had been adopted that when we furnished one sum of money we should avoid promising another. I...
Philadelphia, April 24, 1793. Requests a warrant “for the sum of six hundred fifty one Dollars, sixty seven Cents, the Balance of the appropriation for my office, to be applied to defray its contingent expenses.” LS , letterpress copy, Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress; LC , RG 59, Domestic Letters, Vol. V, National Archives.
Nearly the whole of the last draft of contingent money for the Department of State being expended, I must request the favor of you to cause a warrant to issue payable to Geo. Taylor Junr. for the sum of six hundred, fifty one Dollars, sixty seven Cents, the Balance of the appropriation for my office, to be applied to defray it’s contingent expenses; and am with respect Sir, Your most obedient...
Having received full authority from mr William Short to superintend & controul the disposal of his property in the public funds, I take the liberty of desiring that no property of his of that kind, whether standing in his own name or in that of mr James Brown or any other person in trust for him may be permitted to be transferred or to [be] paid to any person whatever. I have the honor to be...
Having received full authority from Mr. William Short to superintend and controul the disposal of his property in the public funds, I take the liberty of desiring that no property of his of that kind, whether standing in his own name or in that of Mr. James Brown or any other person in trust for him may be permitted to be transferred or to [be] paid to any person whatever. I have the honor to...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to the Secretary of the Treasury. & is obliged to recall to his mind the order of the President inclosed to him on the 23d. inst. Tuesday being the last day allowed Th: J. for transmitting bills by the packet. AL , Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress. For background to this letter, see Jefferson to H, March 23, 1793 ; George Washington to H,...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to the Secretary of the Treasury, and is obliged to recall to his mind the order of the President inclosed to him on the 23d. inst. Tuesday being the last day allowed Th:J. for transmitting bills by the packet. PrC ( DLC ); on same sheet as PrC of TJ to Nathaniel Cutting of this date. Tr ( DLC ); 19th-century copy; on same sheet as Tr of TJ to Cutting of...
In compliance with the desire you expressed, I shall endeavor to give you the view I had of the destination of the loan of three millions of florins obtained by our bankers in Amsterdam previous to the acts of the 4th. & 12th. of Aug. 1790. when it was proposed to adopt it under those acts. I am encouraged to do this by the degree of certainty with which I can do it, happening to possess an...
In compliance with the desire you expressed, I shall endeavor to give you the view I had of the destination of the loan of three millions of florins obtained by our bankers in Amsterdam previous to the acts of the 4th. and 12th. of Aug. 1790. when it was proposed to adopt it under those acts. I am encouraged to do this by the degree of certainty with which I can do it, happening to possess an...
[ Philadelphia, March 24, 1793. On March 24, 1793, Hamilton wrote to Jefferson : “I have the honor of your two notes of yesterday and today.” Letter of March 24 not found. ]
The Attorney general has just informed me that on a conversation with you it has been found convenient that we should meet at 9. oclock tomorrow at his house as Commissioners of the Sinking fund. I will attend there and shall hope the honor of meeting you. I have that of being Sir your most obedt. servt. ALS , letterpress copy, Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress; copy, Thomas...
I inclose you the order of the President for 39,500. Dollars to complete the third year’s allowance under the act concerning intercourse with foreign nations, which third year will end on the last day of June next. I have the honor to be Sir   your very humble servt ALS , letterpress copy, Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress; LC , RG 59, Domestic Letters, Vol. 5, National Archives....
I inclose you the order of the President for 39,500. Dollars to complete the third year’s allowance under the act concerning intercourse with foreign nations, which third year will end on the last day of June next. I have the honor to be Sir Your very humble servt PrC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “The Secretary of the Treasury.” FC ( Lb in DNA : RG 59, DL ). Enclosure: George Washington to...
The Attorney general has just informed me that on a conversation with you it has been found convenient that we should meet at 9. aclock tomorrow at his house as Commissioners of the Sinking fund. I will attend there and shall hope the honor of meeting you. I have that of being Sir your most obedt. servt. PrC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “The Secretary of the Treasury.” Tr ( DLC ); 19th-century copy.
The contingent account of the Department of State down to the 9th. instant, having been delivered to, and passed by the Auditor, and being at present in want of a further sum to satisfy demands against my office, I must request the favor of you to order a warrant to issue payable to George Taylor Junior for Twelve hundred Dollars, and am, with respect   Sir,   Your most obedt. servt....
The contingent account of the Department of State down to the 9th. instant, having been delivered to, and passed by the Auditor, and being at present in want of a further sum to satisfy demands against my Office, I must request the favor of you to order a warrant to issue payable to George Taylor Junior for Twelve hundred Dollars, and am, with respect Sir, Your most obedt. servt. PrC ( DLC );...
The details respecting the Sum of 66,000 ₶ ., which are the subject of Mr. Short’s letter of Nov. 2d. 1792; and of yours of the 1st instant, and which he observes still remains in the hands of Mr. Grand, are as follow. On the 14th. of February 1785, Congress appropriated a sum of 80,000 Dollars, for the purpose of effecting Treaties with the Barbary States. The missions of Mr. Barclay to...
The details respecting the Sum of 66,000 , which are the subject of Mr. Short’s letter of Nov. 2d. 1792, and of yours of the 1st. instant, and which he observes still remain in the hands of Mr. Grand, are as follow. On the 14th. of February 1785, Congress appropriated a sum of 80,000 Dollars, for the purpose of effecting Treaties with the Barbary States. The missions of Mr. Barclay to Morocco,...
Th: Jefferson has the honour to inclose to the Secretary of the Treasury a copy of his letter to M. de Ternant, communicated to the President & approved by him; also a copy of the note of approbation from the French court of which he spoke to him, with the estimate of M. de la Forest which the Secretary of the Treasury might perhaps wish to keep by him. AL , letterpress copy, Thomas Jefferson...
Th: Jefferson has the honour to inclose to the Secretary of the Treasury a copy of his letter to M. de Ternant, communicated to the President and approved by him; also a copy of the note of approbation from the French court of which he spoke to him, with the estimate of M. de la Forest which the Secretary of the Treasury might perhaps wish to keep by him. PrC ( DLC ). FC ( Lb in DNA : RG 360,...
I have the honor to in-close you sundry communications from the Minister of the U.S. at Paris, which relating to the Treasury department I can only offer myself for the conveyance of any instructions or authorities which it may be expedient to send him. I am with great respect Sir   Your most obedt. humble servt. ALS , letterpress copy, Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress; LC , RG 59,...
I have the honor to inclose you sundry communications from the Minister of the U.S. at Paris, which relating to the Treasury department I can only offer myself for the conveyance of any instructions or authorities which it may be expedient to send him. I am with great respect Sir Your most obedt. humble servt. PrC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “The Secretary of the Treasury.” FC ( Lb in DNA : RG...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to the Secretary of the Treasury & is sorry he is unable to give him any information relative to the Ship Renown, having no recollection of the details of the armament of which she made a part. The expedition against Ports-mouth was, as he thinks, by order of the Commander in chief, desiring the aid of the state to the Continental commander. Should it be...
Th Jefferson presents his compliments to the Secretary of the Treasury and in-closes him a statement of the salaries & disbursements of his office here, and as perfect a one as he has materials to furnish of the foreign establishments according to the order of the Senate of May 7. 1792. AL , letterpress copy, Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress. This letter was written in reply to H...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to the Secretary of the Treasury and is sorry he is unable to give him any information relative to the Ship Renown, having no recollection of the details of the armament of which she made a part. The expedition against Portsmouth was, as he thinks, by order of the Commander in chief, desiring the aid of the state to the Continental commander. Should it be...
Th Jefferson presents his compliments to the Secretary of the Treasury and incloses him a statement of the salaries and disbursements of his office here, and as perfect a one as he has materials to furnish of the foreign establishment according to the order of the Senate of May 7. 1792. PrC ( DLC ). Tr ( MHi ); 19th-century copy. Not recorded in SJL . The enclosures printed below were included...
Statement of the Salaries, Fees, and Emoluments , together with the actual disbursements and expenses, for One Year, ending 1 Octr. 1792, of the Department of State, in it’s Domestic branch. Names. 1791. 1 Octr. to 31 Decr. 1792. 1 January to 31 March 1 April to 30. June 1. July to 1 Octr. Salary ⅌ Annum
Statement of the Salaries of persons employed in the Foreign branch of the Department of State, as also of the actual disbursements and expenses in the discharge of their respective offices and employments from October 1. 1791 to July 1. 1792. Note, the persons employed abroad on the fund of the Act concerning foreign intercourse, are required to make up their accounts annually on the 1. July....
[ Philadelphia, October 21, 1792. Letter not found. ] Letter listed in Jefferson’s “Summary Journal of Letters,” Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress.
[ Philadelphia, October 21, 1792. Letter not found. ] Letter listed in Jefferson’s “Summary Journal of Letters,” Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress. This is the second of two letters that Jefferson wrote to H that is listed for this date.
In pursuance of powers which mr Short had confided to me, and urged by the circumstances of the moment, I thought it expedient to desire on the 19th. of April last that no transfer might be permitted of any stock standing in his own name or in the name of any other for his use. The circumstances no longer existing which dictated that caution I desire that the caveat may be considered as...
In pursuance of powers which Mr. Short had confided to me, and urged by the circumstances of the moment, I thought it expedient to desire on the 19th. of April last that no transfer might be permitted of any stock standing in his own name or in the name of any other for his use. The circumstances no longer existing which dictated that caution I desire that the caveat may be considered as...
Philadelphia, July 13, 1792. “Permit me to request the favor of you to cause a warrant to be issued on the Treasurer of the United States payable to George Taylor Junior to the amount of five hundred and twenty dollars for defraying the contingent expences of the Department of State.” Letterpress copy, Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress; LC , Papers of the Continental Congress,...
Permit me to request the favor of you, to cause a warrant to be issued on the Treasurer of the United States payable to George Taylor Junior to the amount of five hundred and twenty dollars for defraying the contingent expenses of the Department of State. I have the honor to be, with sentiments of the highest respect, Sir, Your most obedient and most humble servant PrC ( DLC ); in Taylor’s...
By an act of Congress passed on the last day of their session it was made the duty of the Secretary of state to have seals prepared for the courts of the two Western governments, but nothing particular was said as to the resource for making payment for them. I have therefore to ask the favor of information from you whether there are any funds which you should think it justifiable to apply to...
By an act of Congress passed on the last day of their session it was made the duty of the Secretary of state to have seals prepared for the courts of the two Western governments, but nothing particular was said as to the resource for making payment for them. I have therefore to ask the favor of information from you whether there are any funds which you should think it justifiable to apply to...
I have the honor to inclose you the answer of the Minister of France to the letter I wrote him on the subject of the complaint of the Collector of Bermuda hundred against the French Consul at Norfolk, whereby you will see that he undertakes to have the latter set right. I have not thought it necessary to reply to his observation that “Le Consul de Norfolk est sans doute obligé de maintenir les...
I have the honor to inclose you the answer of the Minister of France to the letter I wrote him on the subject of the complaint of the Collector of Bermuda hundred against the French Consul at Norfolk, whereby you will see that he undertakes to have the latter set right. I have not thought it necessary to reply to his observation that ‘Le Consul de Norfolk est sans doute obligé de maintenir les...
[ Philadelphia, June 5, 1792. In “Memorandum re papers and documents received from President Washington, 1790–1795” the following item appears under the date of June 5, 1792: “This day the ratification of the Loan by the Bank of the U.S. of 523500 dollrs. by instalments as therein specified passed the Great Seal in the usual form, and was with a note from the Secy. of State, transmitted to the...
[ Philadelphia ] May 30, 1792. “Th: Jefferson presents his respectful compliments to the Secretary of the Treasury, and sends him the above extract at the request of mr Short who, being unwell, wrote only a few lines to Th: J.” AL , letterpress copy, Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress; LC , RG 59, Diplomatic and Consular Instructions of the Department of State, 1791–1801, National...
Mr. Hamilton presents his respectful Compliments to The Secretary of State. He has perused with as much care and attention as time has permitted the draft of a letter in answer to that of Mr. Hammond of March 5th. Much strong ground has been taken, and strongly maintained, particularly in relation to— And many of the suggestions of the British Minister concerning particular acts and...
In consequence of letters received from mr William Short on the subject of his property invested in the public funds, I am to desire that no transfer may be permitted of any stock standing in his own name, or in the name of any other for his use. I have the honor to be with perfect esteem & respect   Sir   Your most obedient & most humble sert. ALS , letterpress copy, Massachusetts Historical...
In consequence of letters received from Mr. William Short on the subject of his property invested in the public funds, I am to desire that no transfer may be permitted of any stock standing in his own name, or in the name of any other for his use.—I have the honor to be with perfect esteem & respect Sir Your most obedient & most humble servt., PrC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “The Secretary of...
Permit me to request the favor of you, to cause a warrant to be issued on the Treasurer of the United States payable to George Taylor Junr. to the amount of five hundred dollars, for defraying the contingent expenses of the department of State. I have the honor to be with sentiments of the highest respect and esteem &c. LC , Papers of the Continental Congress, National Archives. Taylor was...