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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...
Philadelphia, 10 Apr. 1792 . Requests that a warrant be issued on the United States Treasurer for 500 dollars payable to George Taylor, Jr., “for defraying the contingent expenses of the department of State.” FC ( Lb in DNA : RG 59, DL ); at head of text: “To the Secretary of the Treasury.” Not recorded in SJL .
The last grant of money for defraying the contingent and other expences of the Department of State having been laid out, and the account thereof and vouchers presented at the Auditor’s office for settlement and settled, I have to request the favour of your directing a warrant for the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars to be issued for the payment of such expences as may arise in future. I...
The last grant of money for defraying the contingent and other expences of the Department of State having been laid out, and the account thereof and vouchers presented at the Auditor’s office for settlement and settled, I have to request the favour of your directing a warrant for the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars to be issued for the payment of such expences as may arise in future.—I...
It is perfectly equal to me that the 1233⅓ dollars mentioned in your letter of yesterday, be taken out of the 40,000 Dollars now desired, or not. You will observe that the two sums of 40,000 D. each are for the interval between July 1. 1790. & July 1. 1792. and that the act is to continue, even if not renewed, till the end of the next session of Congress, probably the beginning of March 1793....
It is perfectly equal to me that the 1233⅓ dollars mentioned in your letter of yesterday , be taken out of the 40,000 Dollars now desired, or not. You will observe that the two sums of 40,000 D. each are for the interval between July 1. 1790. and July 1. 1792. and that the act is to continue, even if not renewed, till the end of the next session of Congress, probably the beginning of March...
Philadelphia, January 24, 1792. “In consequence of the act of Congress appropriating 40,000 Dollars per annum from July 1. 1790. for our intercourse with foreign nations, I received from the Treasurer a bill, the last spring, on our bankers in Amsterdam for 99,000 florins. As this will be nearly exhausted by this time, and there will be large calls immediately by Mr. Morris, Mr. Pinkney & mr...
In consequence of the act of Congress appropriating 40,000 Dollars per annum from July 1. 1790. for our intercourse with foreign nations, I received from the Treasurer a bill, the last spring, on our bankers in Amsterdam for 99,000 florins. As this will be nearly exhausted by this time, and there will be large calls immediately by Mr. Morris, Mr. Pinkney and Mr. Short for their outfits and...
In answer to your favor of the 13th. I have the honor to inform you that the papers delivered to me on the subject of the Register of the sloop Polly detained on her being sold at Port au-prince, were put into the hands of mr Bourne the Consul for the U.S. in St Domingo, & that he, being now returned from thence, says that he applied several times on the subject to the Governor of the island,...
In answer to your favor of the 13th. I have the honor to inform you that the papers delivered to me on the subject of the Register of the sloop Polly detained on her being sold at Port au prince, were put into the hands of Mr. Bourne the Consul for the U.S. in St. Domingo, and that he, being now returned from thence, says that he applied several times on the subject to the Governor of the...
Th. Jefferson presents his respectful compliments to the Secretary of the treasury and incloses him the copy of a letter and table which he has addressed to the President of the United States, and which being on a subject whereon the Secretary of the Treasury and Th: J. have differed in opinion, he thinks it his duty to communicate to him. AL , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Jefferson’s...