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I have recieved your favor of the 12th. inst. proposing to resign your office of Collector at the end of the present year: & I recieve it with real concern. no one respects you more than myself; none is more deeply impressed with the value of your revolutionary services, nor does any one more earnestly wish your personal happiness. you are one of those who have deserved well of your country,...
I beg the favor of your opinion, whether the persons, who have executed the enclosed bond assureties, would be considered as sufficient by those who know them. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
I request you to be pleased to cause to be purchased, as soon as possible, and delivered to the Assistant Military Agent at Fort Independence the following articles intended for Algiers and respecting which he will receive instructions. 1 piece of fine muslin embroidered with small spots of Silver. 1 Do. embroidered in like manner with gold. In case the latter cannot be procured you will...
30 May 1805, Department of State . “I have lately received the protest [not found] of Capt. Mathew Rice of the Schooner Diana of Boston, detailing the circumstances of a murder and piracy committed on board of her, by the Officers and crew of a Boat under Spanish colours, in the streights of Gibraltar. To support the steps which may be proper upon this subject, it is necessary that all the...
A pressure of business since my return to this place has prevented so early an acknolegement of your favor of Aug. 29. as I ought to have made, and the remittance of the sum due for duties on articles you were so kind as to recieve & forward, and which have come safely to hand. I now repair the omission by inclosing you a note of the Branch bank of the US. at this place on that of Boston for...
You were so kind as to pay the duties & some other expences of some articles which came last fall for me to Boston. not having yet recieved a note of the amount according to a former request I take the liberty of recalling it to your memory, that I may be enabled to remit it to you, which shall be done with many thanks for your attention to the subject. Accept my salutations & assurances of...
Mr. Cathalan of Marseilles has shipped for me by the ship Fair American of Bath, Capt Spear, bound to Boston, 10. packages, cost there 667. francs, and containing olive oil, olives, capers, dried & preserved fruits & nuts. as I could not foresee to what port of America he might find a conveyance, I desired him to address them to the Collector of the customs of whatever port the ship might be...
This will be presented to you by Mr. John Churchman—he is the author of a work on the subject of the magnetic Variation—and has been complimented with the attention of the Litterati both in this Country and in Europe, where I first knew him, he is a gentleman of respectability and science—and as he visits Boston with an intention of making further observations, and to connect & compare them,...
I have this morning received your favour of the 3d and rejoice in the recovery of your usual health and pray that it may continue many years. When I came into office it was my determination to make as few removals as possible; Not one from personal malice; Not one from mere party Considerations. This Resolution I have invariably observed. Conviction of Infidelity to a Trust cannot be resisted...
I presume Mr. Pickering has sent you the inclosed declaration. But least it may not have come to your hand I send you a copy. This unaccountable misunderstanding, I hope will have no ill consequences. With great esteem I am Sir your / most obedient servant MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
Your favours of the 11th of May and 4th Ulto have come ⟨late⟩ to hand. The last the day before yesterday only. The cost of the Glass therein enclosed, shall be immediately paid to Messrs Solomon Cotton & Co. Merchts in Baltimore—and for your agency in this business I pray you to accept my thanks. The mistake will, I trust, soon be rectified as the wrong box of glass was returned to Baltimore...
Letter not found: to Benjamin Lincoln, 22 May 1799. American Book-Prices Current (1964), 70:884, records that this letter “introducing a Mr. Ralph Wormeley” was sold by Christie, Manson & Woods on 19 Dec. 1963, item no. 241.
I have been induced (in convenient as it is to my Finances) to build two houses in the Federal City—near the Capital—to accomodate a person who means to lay himself out for the accomodation of the members of Congress; when that body shall have removed to the permanent Seat of the Government. For those buildings I shall want Glass, in quantity, quality & size, as per enclosed list; and being...
Your kind Congratulations on my return to my Family and Friends are very obliging. Your polite Invitation is accepted with Pleasure. At this Period, when Disorder, Indiscipline and Disobedience of every kind fashioned into a kind of Science, are vindicated as Rights and inculcated as Duties, it is not to be expected that our Country should wholly Escape their contagious Effects. Although many...
I received with much Pleasure your favour of the 19th. If I should meet with any “Roses,” in my Path, I shall thank you for your congratulations, and when I set my foot on “thorns” as I certainly shall, I will thank you equally for your condolence. But when you assure me that you “feel a confidence in the safety of our political Bark,” you give me much comfort, and I pray you may not be...
I was in hopes to have troubled you no more in this Way: but am disappointed. If you can oblige me, I shall transmit the Sum to you, as soon as I get to Philadelphia. I am with Usual Esteem and / Love, yours NjP : DeCoppet Collection.
Agreeable to your request have examined the books in the Treasury Office in order to ascertain the Amount of State debt which Massachusetts redeemed or sank from January 1. 1783 to the end of the year 1789 and the following is the result of that examination. Consolidated notes redeemed £ 91714.12.10 Army notes   “ 285877. 9. 5 new Emission money 80140.3.6 }  reduced to Specie at the rate  of...
Inclosed I transmit to you, the Copies of three several petitions of Jacob Quincy, and John McCalpin to the Judge of the District Court of the District of Maine. I have therefore to request that after maturely considering the facts stated in the said Petitions and the suggestion concerning your Deputy you will be pleased to inform me, whether what is alledged did happen and also what is the...
I have found it necessary, in order to provide for the punctual payment of the Allowances to fishing Vessels , which will become due on the 31st of the ensuing month to authorise the Collectors of the several Districts in Massachusetts to draw on you, when the funds in their hands shall be inadequate to discharge the demands upon them. The Collectors who may have occasion to resort to this...
Treasury Department, August 19, 1794. “A temporary absence from the seat of Government added to a great pressure of public Business since my return has prevented me from replying sooner to your favor of the 8th July last. As it was not in my power to do anything in the case stated by you untill it came properly before me—I have in consequence of an application from the parties themselves,...
Treasury Department, August 7, 1794. “A warrant has issued this day in your favor … for Eight Thousand, Eight hundred and forty nine dollars and twenty five Cents … for Spermiceti Oil for the use of the Light Houses in the United States.…” LS , RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters and Papers re Lighthouses, Buoys, and Piers, 1789–1819, Vol. 3, National Archives. See Tench Coxe to H,...
What sail Cloth shall we use for the Frigates that of Domestic or that of Foreign Manufacture? National pride & interest plead for the former if the quality be really good. But is it really good? Objections are made; that which is principally insisted upon is that it shrinks exceedingly. Let me know with certainty what Experience has decided. I ask your opinion because I rely on your...
Treasury Department, June 26, 1794. “Inclosed is a copy of a letter to me from the collector of Barnstable, being an application for a Boat for the use of the Inspector at Tarpentine cove. I request your opinion as to the public utility of keeping such a boat at the place mentioned.” L[S] , RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the Treasury, 1789–1807, Vol. 4, National Archives;...
Treasury Department, June 19, 1794. “I have to request that the draft of the Collector of York mentioned in your letter of the 21st. of march last may be paid, as in other cases of fishing bounties.” L[S] , RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the Treasury, 1790–1810, Vol. 2, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Boston, National Archives; copy, RG 56,...
I duly received your letter of the 19th of march last, containing an explanation of the affair between the officers of the Customs and the british Consul. Though I thought it proper to notice the circumstance, I was beforehand persuaded that what has been done did not proceed from any culpable motive. I still however am of opinion that the hint of public resentment ought to have been avoided...
Treasury Department, June 14, 1794. “Your letter of the 21st of January last in the hurry of business got out of view. The instruction therein requested, respecting the Schooner Flora and Schooner Greyhound is however no more required; the appraisements of those Vessels and Cargoes having been since received. It appears that the money you lodged in the branch Bank of New York on account of the...
Treasury Department, May 1, 1794. “The difficulty stated in your letter of the 10th of April with regard to certain claims for drawback can only be obviated by an application to Congress, there being no where a power vested to dispense with the proof which is required by law of the landing of the goods in a foreign country.” LS , RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the...
A paper of which the inclosed is a copy was put into my hands by a Gentleman by way of information. It is said, that the original was addressed to the British Consul at Boston. I request from You an explanation of this affair. The threat of the resentment of the Citizens was a circumstance, if it existed, particularly unguarded and improper in an official communication. With much consideration...
[ Philadelphia, March 1, 1794. On March 20, 1794, Lincoln wrote to Hamilton: “Your letters of the 10th: Ulto & first instant have been received.” Letter of March 1 not found. ]
Treasury Department, February 20, 1794. “I am to acknowlege the receipt of your letter of the 31st ultimo, respecting the Petition of the Inspectors and to assure you that early and proper attention will be paid to the subject.” L[S] , RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the Treasury, 1789–1807, Vol. 4, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to the Collector at Boston,...