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It is Some time Since I Received your performance dated the 30th. April last. I have read it with that attention which it justly deserves and finding many points of it to Coincide with my own Opinions on the Subject, it naturally Strengthened that Confidence which every man ought to possess to a certain degree in his own judgement. You will very Soon See the Plan of a Bank published and...
Philadelphia, February 12, 1782. Sends the several receivers an “Advertisement respecting the Receivers of Continental Taxes,” which states: “And whereas it is not only necessary that some precise mode be adopted for managing the public Business in this respect, but also that the same be publickly known, so that all Persons concerned therein may have due notice thereof I have therefore...
As several of the Legislatures have passed the Laws for levying Money in their respective states in Order to pay their Quota’s of the eight Million of Dollars required by Congress for the service of the United States this present year, without noticing that part of the Act of Congress of the second of November last which recommends “the passing of Acts directing the Collectors to pay the same...
Whereas Alexander Hamilton esquire in conformity with an Act of the United States in Congress assembled passed the 2d of November 1781, hath been duly appointed by Commission under my Hand and Seal, Receiver of the continental Taxes within the State of New York. And whereas it is doubtful whether a Receiver of the continental Taxes hath yet been recognized by the Legislature of that State, In...
[ Philadelphia, April 15, 1782. On November 10, 1782, Hamilton sent to Thomas Tillotson, his successor as receiver of continental taxes for the State of New York, a list of papers “relative to the office of Receiver of Taxes.” Item number three on that list was described as “farther instructions from the Superintendant to Alexander Hamilton dated as above.” The preceding letter was dated April...
Mr. Charles Stewart late Commissary general of Issues has informed me ⟨that⟩ you are disposed to quit the military line for the purpose of ⟨en⟩tering into civil life. He at the same time induced me to believe ⟨that⟩ you would accept of the Office of Receiver of the continental taxes ⟨for⟩ the state of New York. The intention of this letter is to offer you that ⟨app⟩ointment. The duties of the...
Philadelphia, May 15, 1782. Sends a circular to the “Receivers of Taxes Eastward of Hudsons River” instructing them on the manner of transmitting notes, bank notes, and Morris notes to the Office of Finance in Philadelphia. Appoints John Brown of Philadelphia “Messenger by whom you are from Time to Time to transmit the Bank Notes which you may receive.” LC , Robert Morris Papers, Library of...
I have received your Letter of the fourth Instant and am very much obliged by the Attention shewn to the Subject of it. Your Sentiments on the Occasion I entirely approve and indeed before this reaches you you will probably have seen that the Letter has been republished in one of the Philadelphia Papers. I should readily consent to the Publication of many others which I have written on the...
I have received your favor of the eighteenth of May. I am much obliged by the friendly Sentiments you express for me which be assured I shall retain a gratefull Sense of. I see with you that the Office I had the Pleasure of Offering will not be equal to what your own Abilities will gain in the Profession of the Law but I did intend that the whole Sum should have been paid altho the whole quota...
I yesterday received your Letter of the seventeenth of June and am very happy to find you have determined to accept the office I had the Pleasure of offering to you. I enclose the commission, Instructions &ca. together with a Bond for Performance of the Duties which I must request you to fill up, execute with some sufficient Surety and transmit. The complaint you make of the System of...
I inclose you the Copy of my circular Letter to the several States of the twenty fifth of July 1781. The Answers I have received have been very few and very short of the Objects so that I have not been able to Act as I wished for want of necessary Information. I must beg you to take the most speedy and effectual Means in your Power to enable me to form a proper Judgment on such of the Subjects...
I have found it necessary to draw Bills on Mr. Swanwick in favor of different People and payable at various Periods. These are Bills of Exchange in the common Form and must be negotiated by Indorsements. You will always receive them in like Manner with my other Notes or Bank Notes and remit them which you can do without cutting them as they will be paid only to the Indorsee. I am Sir your most...
I have received your letter dated at Albany the 13th, Instant, as I can have no doubt but that your Efforts will be applyed to promote the Public Interests, I hope the Journey you propose to Poughkepsie may prove every way agreable to your Wishes. I am Sir    Your Most Obedient Servt. LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress . ; LC , Robert Morris Papers, Library of Congress.
I have duly received your several Favors of the Twenty second & twenty Seventh of July, and tenth and thirteenth of August. My not answering them is owing to Causes which you will easily conceive; because you will easily conceive the Multiplicity of Objects to which I must turn my Attention. I am very sorry to learn that you can no longer continue in the Office of Receiver. It would have given...
I have for certain Reasons thought it expedient to issue no more Orders on Mr. Swanwick payable at Sight but destroy them as they are brought in. And as the larger Bills of Exchange mentioned in my Letter of the nineteenth of July last tho an excellent Mode of general Remittance will not by Reason of the Greatness of the Sums answer the Ends intended by the States in making my Notes receivable...
I have received your Favor dated at Albany on the 25th. of last Month, with the Enclosures. I am much obliged by your attention in the Business you allude to, and knowing that your abilities and Zeal to promote the public Good are equal to the most arduous Undertakings I have no doubt but your Endeavours will be successful. I am Sir    Your most obedient Servant LS , Hamilton Papers, Library...
Enclosed you will find Copies of my Letters of the twenty-ninth and thirtieth of July to Congress. I know not what Determinations they may come to on these Subjects but I transmit the Letters that you may be possessed of the Matter, fully obviate Misrepresentations, and inculcate at proper Opportunities those Principles of national Integrity which are essential to our Safety. I am Sir with...
I received by the Post your Favor of the seventh Instant. I have always suspected that the disorderly Manner of doing Business in many Parts of this Continent has enabled People to commit Frauds or what is the same thing as to the Public Loss covered their Ignorance Indolence and Extravagance. It is only by probing these Matters to the Bottom that the Extent of the Evil can be discovered and I...
I have now before me your Letters of the fourteenth and twenty first of last Month. I am sorry to find that you are less sanguine in your pecuniary Expectations than the Governor appears to be, for I have always found that the worst forebodings on this Subject are the truest. You will find at the Bottom of this Letter a List of all those which I have hitherto received from you. I think they...
I enclose you the Copy of an Act of the first Instant with the Copy of my Circular Letter to the Governors inclosing it. You will consider this Act as an Additional Evidence of the firm Determination of our Sovereign to persevere in those Systems which they have adopted. I recommend this Act to your serious and vigilant Attention in all its Parts. It is a mighty fashionable Thing to declaim on...
On perusing the Advertizement enclosed herewith you will see the Propriety of its having a general Circulation throughout the United States. I therefore request you will cause it to be published in the several News Papers that are printed in your State. I am Sir Your most obedient & humble Servant LC , Robert Morris Papers, Library of Congress. This was sent as a circular letter to the...
I am indebted for two of your Favors, one of which is without date, the other of the fifth Instant enclosing the Account of your Receipts to that Time. I am sorry the Propositions I made did not suit Colo. Malcolm and Mr. Lawrence. I am pleased that you approve the Plans for restoring public Credit and wish they had been adopted, as I conceive the substituting a mere temporary Expedient is...
I have received your favors of the 9th. and 12th. Instant with the account of your Receipts to the latter Date. As the purposes for which Mr Brown is employed will not admit of his passing through Albany, I shall consider of some arrangement for making Remittances from thence; of which you shall be seasonably Informed. Your Letter for General Green shall be forwarded. I shall soon have...
I have received your Favor dated at Albany on the 19th Instant with the Enclosures. What you say of your Prospect with Respect to the Receipt of Money for Taxes, is as you may easily suppose very unpleasing. I hope it will soon assume a different Appearance. Unless Something more be done by the States, many very dangerous as well as disagreable Consequences are to be apprehended. With sincere...
Since the Conference I had the Honor to hold with you the ninth Instant, my Mind has been continually occupied on the important Subject to which it relates. My Feelings are strongly excited by what I wish for the Public and what I apprehend both for them and for myself. The two Points which relate to my Department are the Settlement of Accounts and Advance of Pay. With respect to the first it...
I have been duly honored with the Receipt of your favor of the fifteenth Instant. I accepted the Marine Agency simply with a View to save the Expence of the Department but whenever a marine is to be established a previous Point would be (in my Opinion) to nominate a Minister of Marine and let his first Work be the forming of those Plans and Systems which when adopted by Congress he would have...
In Consequence of the Conversation which passed between us this Morning I shall give you the best information in my Power as to the State of my Department and the Resources I can command. You have in the enclosed Paper Number one an Account of Receipts and Expenditures from the Commencement of the Year to the End of the last Month by which it appears that there is an Advance on Credit to the...
I had the pleasure to receive your favor of the 6th Instant, and should have replyed to the Contents by the last Mail, had not other Engagements prevented it. I always understood that if the Bank stock was to be replaced, I was to pay the Dividends, but as Interest must be allowed on the amount of the Warrants deposited, during the time that payment is delayed, I also understood that the...
Mr B. Livingston delivered your favour of the 30th. ulto. on Thursday which He has made the needfull inquiries and is perfectly satisfied as to the Value & Title of my Ten Alley Estate. But your letter to me and instructions to him have raised two difficulties which I did not expect. You require the payment to be made in London, nothing of this kind was mentioned that I recollect. My...
You will See by the enclosed Note of Mr John Ross, the pointed terms in which he calls for my aid in accomplishing the Settlement of his Accounts with the U S. If any thing I can say to you will add Weight to his application, I beg you will consider it as said. Mr Ross certainly executed the Public Business well, his Shipments were most useful when they arrived & the Public were great Gainers...
I have before me your Friendly & Polite letter of the 18th. inst. and without making any professions, I shall only give you the assurance that every future opportunity of Social intercourse or agreeable business that may offer between you & me or your Family & mine will on my part be Seized with Avidity and I have not the smallest doubt of the continuance of that Friendship & Harmony that has...
I have this minute Received your favour of yesterday and I will directly set about the Arrangements for replacing the $9500 with Interest. The Account you desire shall also be made out, and I shall send you the Copy of a letter which I have written to Mr Church respecting the deferred Debt, which I expect will be agreeable to him and to you. I am Dr Sir Yrs LC , Robert Morris Papers, Library...
You will receive herewith my letter of this date and a copy of one of the 28th ulto to Mr Church which I hope may meet your approbation. I remember you expressed some doubts as to Aliens property being covered even by this plan, I will not contend with your opinion on that point, but I will suggest one Idea, that an Alien can always in case of Attack free himself and the Estate of all danger...
I did expect to have remitted you drafts upon New York before this time, but unexpected delays & some difficulties have Occurred in a Negotiation which I have in hand for the purpose, I hope soon to accomplish the object and to do what you wish, be assured that you shall soon hear from me with the needfull & that I am Your faithfull hbe servt. ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LC ,...
[ Philadelphia ] June 30, 1795 . “You will receive enclosed a Sketch of your Account as it stands on my Books exclusive of the $10,000 of which only $500 has been paid. The remainder I shall remit you soon as possible….” LC , Robert Morris Papers, Library of Congress. This letter concerns Morris’s efforts to pay the balance of a debt which he owed to H. For information on this debt, see the...
I desired Mr. Constable to pay you $2000 & promised to remit him a bill for this Amot. By his letter just recd I find it was inconvenient for him to pay as he wants Money himself. You will find herein bills for five hundred pounds Stg they are perfectly good as Mr Cazenove will tell you & you can readily get the Money for them. I charge you $2333.33 being 175 ⅌ Ct and the exchge in New York is...
I wrote you on Saturday & enclosed good Bills of Exchange for £500 Stg which I hope will be agreable. In your letter of the 7th of July you tell me that a letter from Mr Church makes it necessary you should open a negotiation with me respecting the deferred debt without waiting the Issue of those measures which I had taken in regard to that affair, and you have no objection to receive an offer...
I have received your letter of the 6th at a moment when I am extreamly hurried in preparing letters Papers &ca. &ca. for the Dispatch of my Son in Law James Marshall Esqr for Europe. My Daughter goes with him and they expect to Sail on Sunday. I must therefore pray your Excuse untill they are gone when I will take up the Subject of your letter I expect to your satisfaction notwithstanding the...
I have a Negotiation in hand which will probably enable me to transfer to Mr Church the Deferred Debt which my Son agreed to pay him. Before I can speak positively a Correspondence which is opened with Boston must ripen, and I expect that the intercourse of a few Posts will reduce the matter to a certainty one way or other. I have $140,000 Deferred Debt deposited with the Treasurer of...
Your friendly letter of the 14th came to hand on the 16th. It should have been answered yesterday, but my engagements did not permit. I wrote to you on the 16th of Novemr last mentioning a Negotiation opened with Boston in consequence of which I expected to redeem $140,000 Deferred Debt which I have pledged there. This Negotiation was opened under the auspices of Mr Swan, but I begin to think...
I wrote to you on the 16 Novr & on the 18th Decemr. You have not acknowledged the receipt of either of those letters, but as they were sent by Post I must suppose they got to your hand. Should that be the Case and any part of the Contents are not satisfactory, explain yourself freely, for I am entirely disposed to act in conformity with your desires in the business depending between us. I...
I was preparing to answer your favor of the 22d ulto when I was informed that you are to be here on the 17th of this month which I am very glad of as it will give me the Oppy of adjusting the business personally & I hope to your Satisfaction. I am most truly   Yrs LC , Robert Morris Papers, Library of Congress. Letter not found. The purpose of H’s trip to Philadelphia was to argue the...
I am glad to see by your line of yesterday that you had got safe home. I am at present in treaty for the Sale of some Lands of Pennsa & perhaps some of the Tracts I proposed to you may be included in the sale. If they are, others shall be Substituted & you may rely that I will not lose a day unnecessarily in preparing & transmitting the Mortgages, but instead of putting the whole into one...
I am concerned to perceive by your letters of the 10th & 8th Inst a degree of solicitude which I did not expect or intend to excite. You will recollect that it was a point conceded by you that even after the Mortgage I might sell & change the Security for one equally Satisfactory, and as I was in Treaty for a Sale, I thought a delay untill that Treaty finished one way or the other was not of...
Agreeably to my promise I enclose herewith a List of the Lands which I propose to mortgage to you as Security for the debt due to Mr Church and I think the value more than Sufficient. For some of these Lands the Patents are issued, for some they are not issued, but the Patents are only considered as Evidence of Title, because when Warrants of Survey are granted the money is paid & a return of...
I delivered your letter to Wm Lewis Esqre together with yours to me and a draft of the Mortgage. He promised attention but as the Supreme Court is Sitting I believe he is much hurried. It will be over in a few days & then I suppose we shall get the business finished. In the mean time I drop this line that you may know that no delay occurs on my part. On the Contrary I wish to put you perfectly...
Your letter without date arrived within this half hour & in consequence I run down to Mr Lewis from whom I am just returned he says he has written you two letters, the last of them this morning & it was sent to the Post Office before I got there. If Mr Lewis does me justice he will tell you that I called on him more than once with a strong desire to finish the business. I am mortified not a...
By a letter this moment received from Colo S. Ogden dated yesterday I learn that he was but then going to N York to accomplish the business I mentioned to you, the sale of 50,000 Acres of Genesee Lands in order to enable me to discharge Colo smiths mortgage. This done, I can give you the Security mentioned in my last and probably your influence with Mr Walker & Mr. seton may help in point of...
Your letter dated April 9th. but which was written yesterday, I presume, came to hand this Morning and I have since the receipt of it and of one from Colo Ogden seen Colo Walker who tells me that he left power with you to adjust with the latter the business of the Mortgage formerly granted by me to Colo W. Smith on behalf of Mr Pulteney &c., therefore I presume it has been settled in some way...
When you received the Bond & Mortgage Deed transmitted herewith which are dated the 16 Instant you will perceive that there has been all the sincerity in my Professions which you could expect. I have from you experienced that degree of Confidence which consisted with my Character and I have been gratified thereby but the extreme solicitude that has lately appeared on your part leads me to...