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Hamilton, History John C. Hamilton, Life of Alexander Hamilton, a History of the Republic of the United States of America (Boston, 1879). , VI, 243. John Church Hamilton states that H wrote to members of George Washington’s cabinet on this date. No further evidence of this correspondence, however, has been found.
[ Philadelphia, July 9, 1794. On July 12, 1794, Randolph acknowledged Hamilton’s “letter of the 9th. instant.” Letter not found. ]
I send you copies of two letters one from me to The Collector of Charlestown of September 4th & another from the comptroller to the same Officer of October 6th, on the subject of a construction which has been given in that port to the rules of the President & the Act of Congress of last session concerning the equipping of armed Vessels. I fear much mischief has ensued from this construction...
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...
[ 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, February 12, 1791. In a letter dated February, 1791, Randolph referred to Hamilton’s “letter of February, 12th: 1791.” Letter not found. ]
Remarks on Lord Grenvilles project of a Commercial Treaty made at the request of E Randolph Esquire   Secty of States A   Inasmuch as the light house duties, which are excepted , constitute an additional charge on Vessels of the UStates beyond those of G. Britain in British Ports, this article, which puts British vessels in our ports exactly upon the same footing with ours wants reciprocity....
I cannot entertain a doubt that Mr. Jaudenes request for a guard ought to be complied with. The protection due to a foreign Minister is absolute and the courtesy of nations dictates that military means shall be used in cases where there may be doubt of the adequateness of the civil—as here where the menace of assassination may require an armed guard. Nor have I the least doubt that the...
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...
[ Philadelphia, February 14 1791. In a letter dated February, 1791, Randolph referred to Hamilton’s “letter of the 14th: February.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, January 16, 1794. On January 18, 1794, Randolph acknowledged the receipt of Hamilton’s “letter of the 16th. instant.” 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...
Agreeably to your request I have made inquiry concerning the copper of which an offer was some time since made for the use of the Public by the proprietors or Managers of a Mine in New Jersey. The result appears in the inclosed papers. On more particular examination, I found that The Director of the Mint is expressly charged with procuring Copper for its use. This discovery terminates my...
[ 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, September 3, 1794. On September 5, 1794, Randolph wrote to Hamilton “in answer to his letter of the 3d 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. ]
The case of Mr. Green upon which you request my opinion appears to be, in substance, as follows. Mr Green being a subject of his britannic Majesty, emigrated to America after the treaty of peace in 1783, and by his residence & taking the requisite oaths became a citizen of the United States. He afterwards entered into a contract with certain British Merchants established at Ostend: and on a...
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, 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. ]
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...
[ 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...
In reply to your letter of the 10. instant I am to inform you, that I have this day accepted the French minister’s draught for Thirty thousand Dollars in addition to the Forty thousand, for which he drew upon me a few days since. I have also further to add, that there is now no obstacle with this Department to accept drafts (including those abovementioned) for the amount of the Instalments...
[ 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, 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 .
[ Carlisle, Pennsylvania, October 6, 1794. On October 8, 1794, Randolph wrote to William Rawle: “The Secretary of State … has the honor to communicate … the following Extract of a letter of the 6th instant this moment received from the Secretary of the Treasury.…” Letter not found. ] LC , RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State, Vol. 7, June 27–November 30, 1794, National Archives....
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...
[ 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, 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. ]
I have received your letter of the 5th instant. You will find by the inclosed extract of a letter from our Commissioners at Amsterdam, that reliance cannot be had on the success & the measures heretofore taken for procuring the loan at Amsterdam. It is more than possible that subsequent events may have enhanced the difficulty. New expedients must be adopted; but in order to these it is...
It was my intention at the time of the Receipt of your Note of the 20th. of September last, transmitting a letter of the same date from Mr. Jaudenes to you (now returned) to have made you a full and particular communication of the result of my enquiry into the affair. But the hurry of the moment, the western insurrection pressing among other objects, diverted my attention from it so...