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Memoir containing answers to questions respecting the government, commerce &c. of the State of Connecticut. Government Amount of taxes in Bills of the United States since May 1775: 13,906,649. 3. 2 Deduct amount of abatements £3,428,643.16 Do. for balance due the Treasury  1,365,275. 6.  4,793,919. 2 Total Amount paid in Continental Bills £9,112,730. 1. 2 Amount paid in State Bills since 1780...
9. In Committee . The paper before a committee, whether select or of the whole, may be a bill, resolutions, draught of an address &c. and it may either originate with them, or be referred to them. in every case the whole paper is read first by the clerk, & then by the chairman by paragraphs, Scob. 49. pausing at the end of the paragraph, & putting questions for amending if proposed. in the...
The undersigned, his Britannic Majesty’s Minister plenipotentiary to the United States, has the honor of submitting to the Secretary of state the accompanying papers, relative to the capture, by the French brig le Cerf, of the British brigantine the William Tell, which, with its cargo, is the property of subjects of Great Britain, resident in the island of Dominica. From these papers it is...
I hope that your administration will afford but few materials to historians; and we have already a favorable symptom in the difficulty under which we are to collect materials for a message. The things you want to be done are very few & seem confined to the following points— 1st. Countervailing duties if necessary . To this there can be no objection; but might not the advantage resulting from a...
27005Plan for System of Inland Navigation (Jefferson Papers)
[ 23 Aug. 1802 ]. Circumstances inducing him to leave the United States, King thinks it proper to commit to writing, his ideas on the subject of inland navigation, particularly the most proper situations and routes for canals. In Europe, the rise of manufactories has been the principal inducement to building canals. Where establishments are not near rivers, merchants have resorted to canals...
The Subscribers beg leave to represent to the President that a man by the name of John Henderson was tryed and Convicted before the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for the County of Washington during their present Term for keeping a gaming table and fined agreeable to Our Laws One hundred thirty three dollars thirty three and one third Cents which together with the Costs of the...
M. Démeunier est penetré de reconnoissance de tout ce que Monsieur Jefferson a La bonté de faire pour Lui. Il est si agreable et si heureux, d’avoir L’honneur de Causer avec un homme si parfaitement instruit, si Zelé pour Les choses interessantes, et si interessant Lui même à tous égards, que M. Démeunier prendra peutêtre La Liberté de Lui demander encore quelques momens. Il va Corriger et...
Your favor of the 9th. of Jany. inclosing one of Sepr. last did not get to hand till a few days ago. The idea which the latter evolves is a great one, and suggests many interesting reflections to legislators; particularly when contracting and providing for public debts. Whether it can be received in the extent your reasonings give it, is a question which I ought to turn more in my thoughts...
Paris, 19 July 1788 . “ Jam’s. Swan de Boston En faveur d’une association dans les Etats-Unis de l’Amérique ,” submits proposals for furnishing to the government of France a quantity of salt beef and pork, livestock, and butter from America for the troops and vessels of the king, in the colonies in America as well as in Europe as follows: Ten to forty, or fifty, thousand barrels of beef of a...
Memdm. from this statemt. if Correct—       Exclusive of the within Balance     $1656.72. M Lewis Note of the 9th: Novr.— a 60 days become payble: 10 Jany } for 1000.       2656.72. To meet which, the Compensation due 4th. Jany. recevable 7th Jany }
By the President’s command T. Lear has the honor to inform the Secretary of State, that the opinion given by the Secretary in the case of Mr. Anderson agrees fully with that which the President has formed upon a complete view of the circumstances.—And it is the President’s wish that Mr. Anderson’s Commission should issue accordingly. RC ( DLC : Washington Papers). PrC ( DNA : RG 59, MLR );...
I had the honor of receiving a letter from you yesterday, dated 26th March, desiring me to send you some writings of Dr. Lind’s which you could not procure elsewhere, upon the subjecting of Distilling fresh water from that of the Ocean. It is Sir with the greatest pleasure that I embrace the first opportunity, by the post to comply with your request, as far as is in my power. All the writings...
I recieved Yours with the Report, and was sorry to find You was so Hastity in Making the same so soon Publick, As it has proved greatly detrimental to my Interest. Altho’ you were not in possession of my secret which I am fearful wou’d have shared the same fate, you must be thoroughly senceable of the injury that report has done me by making it of Publick use without any advantage to the...
Stone work done to the South wing of the Capitol July 5th to the 9th 1803 — Rough Stone — To the South & West fronts about 47 Perches Part of the time employed in erecting Scaffolds fixing Machinary for Setting the Cut Stone &c &c— — Cut Stone — Set in South front, of Ashler 60 feet run. of Base blocks, rung. Measure 91 feet Ashler Courses 12 Inches thick Base Block—13 Inches do for B H...
The P. has given the enclosed letters an attentive reading and consideration, and has found nothing in them but what is just , and in the hands of a prudent user proper ; but at the end of the words of the letter to Mr. C “this wrong” 2d. page 10th. line may it not be well to add—“yet with that prudence and circumspection which will not commit the Government to the necessity of proceeding to...