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Je Suis chargé par le Conseil Exécutif de la République française de notifier au Gouvernement des Etats-unis, le décrét de la Convention Nationale dont j’ai l’honneur de joindre ici copie. Ce décrét en conservant à nos vaisseaux le Pavillon tricolor, n’a fait qu’en chasser l’alliage de Monarchie qu’on y avait lainé Subsister; ces restes d’un régime honteux ne méritent plus de déparer par leur...
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...
It is my wish to set off for Mount Vernon on Monday next. With some inconvenience to myself, it might be delayed until Wednesday; beyond which the purposes of my journey would, in a great measure, be defeated by further delay. I therefore desire that everything which requires my attention in your Department previous to my absence, may be laid before me with as much promptitude as the case will...
Tomorrow I shall commence my journey for Virginia. My absence from the seat of Government will be as short as I can make it, to answer the purposes of my going. In the interim, occurrences may happen, out of the common routine which might suffer by delay. Where this is the case, & the matter is of importance, advise with the other Secretaries, & the Attorney General, and carry any unanimous...
[ 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. ]
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...
[ 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....
[ Carlisle, Pennsylvania, October 11, 1794. On October 14, 1794, Randolph wrote to Washington: “At eight o’clock last night I was honored by Colo. Hamilton’s public letter of the 11th instant.” Letter not found. ] Although Randolph refers to “Colo. Hamilton’s public letter,” in actuality the letter in question was written by H for Washington. On October 11, 1794, Washington wrote a private...
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...
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 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 recd your two letters of the 3d instant. On the 2d instant Mr. Dela Forest produced at my Office a draft of the Minister for forty thousand Dollars payable the 3d of September next. In consequance of what had passed between us, I took it for granted on the appearance of this draft, that the affair had been arranged between the Minister and you; and as the case was represented to be very...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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, 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...
I recd with pleasure & thank you for your obliging favor of the 24th Ult. —I shall be happy in such communications as your leizure—& other considerations—will permit you to transmit me for I am as totally unacquainted with the political state of things, & what is going forward in the great national Council, as if I was an alien; when a competent knowledge of the temper and designs of our...
12 April 1780. GW asks Randolph to undertake settlement of disputes among those holding mortgages on George Mercer’s lands in Virginia that GW sold prior to the war while acting under Mercer’s power of attorney. GW desired this “interesting & intricate” legal matter “brought to a conclusion at the ensuing Court.” GW promised Randolph that he would “take occasion in the course of a few Weeks to...
A short time before I came home I received a power of Attorney from the Earl of Tankerville, & his Brother, the Honorable Mr Bennett; authorising Colo. Hooe, (miscalled Howe,)yourself & me, to dispose of property belonging to the latter in this State. Letters, from Lord Tankerville & the Countess his Mother, to me, accompanied the Power, expressive of their wishes that I would accept the...
I have seen the form of the answer which you have drawn in Savages suit, and approve of it; presuming the references are founded on facts. Mr Fairfax was to have compared these, & will prepare a fair copy. I will remind him of the matter, & have it sent to you as soon as I can. The case of the depending petitions, in the General Court, is as follows. The Land was obtained under a Proclamation...
At my return from Philada I met your favor of the 15th ulto—& since, have received that of the 28th. The rough draft of the conveyance from Colo. Bassett to me, appearing to be just in recital, &, I presume, legal in form; I return it with a wish that the business may be finally accomplished as soon as circumstances will permit. With respect to the Suit of Doctr Savage, you will be so good as...