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The letter herewith from the comptroller of the Treasury to me and the papers accompanying it will suggest to your consideration some important questions upon which I request your opinion. There are also claims upon the public under the following circumstances respecting which I should be glad to have the benefit of your Judgement. Officers sometimes acting in boards, sometimes individually...
[ Philadelphia, December 10, 1790. On July 9, 1791, Randolph wrote to Hamilton : “In answering your communication of the 10th. of december last.” Letter not found. ] Randolph, a native of Virginia, was an aide-de-camp to George Washington in 1775, a member of the Continental Congress from 1779 to 1783, governor of Virginia from 1786 to 1789, and attorney general of the United States from 1789...
[ Philadelphia, February 12, 1791. In a letter dated February, 1791, Randolph referred to Hamilton’s “letter of February, 12th: 1791.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, February 14 1791. In a letter dated February, 1791, Randolph referred to Hamilton’s “letter of the 14th: February.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, October 12, 1791. On October 18, 1791, Randolph wrote to Hamilton : “The attorney-general of the United States does himself the honor of replying to the questions, propounded by the secretary of the Treasury of the United States, in his letter of the 12th of October 1791.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, November 2, 1791. On November 9, 1791, Randolph wrote to Hamilton : “I do myself the honor of answering your letter of the 2d. instant.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, June 2, 1792. On June 21, 1792, Randolph wrote to Hamilton and referred to “your communication of the 2d instant.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, June 7, 1792. On June 10, 1792, Randolph wrote to Hamilton and referred to “your favor of the 7 Instant.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, June 25, 1792. On June 26, 1792, Randolph wrote to Hamilton and referred to “your communication of yesterday.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, October 6, 1792. On October 17, 1792, Randolph wrote to Hamilton : “On my return home, I found your letter of the 6th instant.” Letter not found. ] Although this letter has not been found, the answer to it indicates that its contents were similar to those of “Treasury Department Circular,” September 13, 1792 .
I had taken it for granted, from the general spirit of the transaction, that the first installment to the Bank of the United States of the loan mentioned in the within Agreement of the 25 of June last became payable on the 1st of January of the present year. But upon examining the Agreement, a doubt arises whether that intention be consistent with the tenor of the Instrument or how far the Act...
I have the honor to inclose for your consideration Sundry papers relative to certain Certificates of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, originally issued in lieu of Continental Certificates and lately offered to be subscribed to the Loan in state debt continued by an Act of the 8th. of March 1792, entitled “An Act Supplementary to the Act making provision for the debt of the United States.” The...
On a reperusal of the letter from the Governor of Virginia which I mentioned to you, I find that the proposal is to submit the Question to the Supreme Court of the United States at its next term. With the approbation of the President and in conformity to your opinion I have informed the Governor that the Question would be submitted as proposed. It will therefore remain for you to concert with...
Inclosed are two letters one of the 16th of April from the Collector of the District of Charlestown, the other of the 29 of April from the Collector of the District of New Port —raising certain questions concerning the conduct to be observed in respect to prizes brought into the ports of the UStates by the Powers of Europe now at War with each other. I request your opinion on the points of law...
It has been the practice with the board of Treasury and it has been continued by this Department in cases of advertisements relative to contracts or other public business, to subjoin a note requesting the Printers throughout the united States or in some cases certain Printers to insert such advertisements in their respective Papers. It has been customary to pay such printer or printers who in...
The following case has arisen upon the representation of different Collectors. There have arrived in several Ports of the UStates vessels belonging to citizens of France with Cargoes on board, which were obliged for safety to quit the Island of St Domingo a French Colony, in consequence of civil commotions existing in the Island, and under that species of necessity proceeded to the UStates as...
[ Philadelphia, January 16, 1794. On January 18, 1794, Randolph acknowledged the receipt of Hamilton’s “letter of the 16th. instant.” Letter not found. ]
I did not receive the draft of your reply to Mr. Hammond on the subject of the instructions of the 8th of June till bed time last night, nor could I without a much more considerable delay than seems to comport with your plan pretend to enter into an accurate scrutiny of the paper. I must therefore confine myself to a very few remarks. I   If my memory serves me right your position that the...
Philadelphia, April 30, 1794. “The bearer is a French officer in extreme distress. He wishes to go to St Domingo but has not the means of paying his passage. Is there any way of accommodating him out of the public fund? I refer him to you.…” ALS , RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters, 1790–1799, National Archives.
Philadelphia, May 14, 1794. “The inclosed papers will inform you of the present state of the affair which in your absence you committed to me, respecting the Swift Packet.” Copy, New-York Historical Society, New York City. The enclosures consist of William Rawle to H, May 8, 1794 ; H to George Hammond, May 10 , 14, 1794 ; and Hammond to H, May 12, 1794 . See also Edmund Randolph to H, May 7,...
[ Philadelphia, May 16, 1794. On May 16, 1794, Randolph wrote to Hamilton and referred to “the note of the Secretary of the Treasury this morning.” Letter not found. ]
Pursuant to the arrangement agreed upon between us in conversation I have instructed the Treasurer to remit to Mr. Pinckney bills for 60,449 current guilders and 8 Stivers being according to the computed par of Exchange the amount of the sum allowed to Major General La Fayette by the Act of Congress of the 27th of March 1794. These bills are drawn upon our Commissioners at Amsterdam and will...
[ Philadelphia, June 27, 1794. On July 1, 1794, Randolph wrote to Hamilton : “In answer to the letter which you did me honor of writing to me on the 27th ultimo.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, June 28, 1794. On June 28, 1794, Randolph wrote to Hamilton : “I have this moment received your note of this day.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, July 2, 1794. On July 7, 1794, Hamilton wrote to Randolph : “My letter of the second Instant will have fulfilled your wish.” Letter not found. ]
My letter of the second Instant will have fulfilled your wish, as to the voucher for the money remitted at your request to Mr. Jay. If you will pay the nine Hundred Dollars concerning the payment to Mr. Skipwith to the Cashier of the Bank of the United States and declare the object of the payment, that matter will be put right. The advance by the Bank was informal & has not come upon the...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his Compliments to The Secretary of State—begs leave to inform him that his opinion on the question lately proposed respecting the instruction of Mr Jay eventually to establish by Treaty a Concert with Sweden & Denmark—is against the measure. The United States have peculiar advantages from situation which would thereby be thrown into common stock without...
[ Philadelphia, July 9, 1794. On July 12, 1794, Randolph acknowledged Hamilton’s “letter of the 9th. instant.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia ] July [ 12 ] 1794 . “… The items in the inclosed accounts appear … most naturally and properly charges upon the fund for foreign intercourse. The fund alluded … contemplates matters of unforeseen casualty to which no other fund is applicable.” AL , RG 59, Consular Reports: Dublin, National Archives. H incorrectly dated this letter July 11, 1794. See Randolph to H, third letter...
[ Philadelphia, September 3, 1794. On September 5, 1794, Randolph wrote to Hamilton “in answer to his letter of the 3d instant.” Letter not found. ]