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I beg leave, with diffidence, to offer myself as a candidate for an appointment under the government of the United States. If I may be allowed to judge of my own qualifications, they are most suitable to some business in the Finance or Treasury Department. The gentlemen who represent the State of Connecticut, in the Senate and House of Representatives, are best acquainted with the degree of...
At the request of Colo. Hamilton I have the honour to enclose a copy of a memorandum describing the mode of treatment which was adopted in his case, when attacked with the prevailing fever. I am happy to announce, that the malady has within two days considerably abated, and I have no doubt that each successive day will present still more favourable aspects. I have the honour to be with the...
I had the honour to receive your Letter of the 25th of September yesterday; in consequence of which I immediately wrote to Mr Carter, that the sum requested should be furnished him at any time on his application. The Letter to Colonel Hamilton I shall not fail to transmit immediately. The malady which afflicts Philadelphia has not continued to abate in the manner I expected; it seems that the...
I have had the honour to receive your Letter dated the 14th instant and have lost no time in obtaining the best information in my power, on the several questions therein stated. The malady with which the City is afflicted, has been progressive, from the time of your departure, untill Monday the 14th instant, at which time it had nearly extended through the City—Several small remissions have...
I have been informed thro’ The Secretary of State, that you have been pleased to appoint me to the office of Secretary of the Treasury of the United States. It is with real diffidence that I undertake to discharge the important duties incident to this appointment; yet if constant exertions & strict fidelity can compensate for such qualifications as I may not possess, I indulge a hope that my...
I have the honor to inclose a draft of an instrument for constituting a temporary Comptroller of the Treasury. I have had a conference with the auditor & I learn from him that he will undertake to perform any duties which in the judgment of the President the public interest may require; but as he is engaged jointly with the Commissioner of the revenue in the settlement of certain important...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to submit to The President of the United States, certain documents, by which it appears that John Muir Collector for the District of Vienna in Maryland, has neglected his duty in failing to collect (or to institute in season, suits for the recovery of) bonds for duties due to the United States. This Collector has moreover failed to pay...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor of transmitting to the President, of the U. States—two official Certificates of settlements made at the Treasury, by which it appears that the United States are indebted, To Joshua Yeates and James Ross for compensations and expenses while acting under a commission from the President, on business relating to the Insurrection in Pennsylvania 832.30...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to transmit to the President of the United States a draft of a nomination to certain vacant offices. In case the supplementary collection law now on its passage shall be approved, certain offices will require to be filled before the first of May; for most of which proper characters have been brought in view. The Secretary of State concurs with me in...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to submit to the consideration of the President of the United States, the result of certain conditional proposals made to the Bank of the United States, for obtaining a Loan of Eight hundred thousand Dollars of that Institution. It is believed that the terms are as reasonable as, under present circumstances, can be expected, and accordingly the form...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor of transmitting to the President of the United States, two official Certificates of settlements made at the Treasury, by which it appears that the Ud States are indebted, To Aquila Giles, Marshal of the District of New York, for four hundred and forty six days custody of the privateer sloop Polly, & the expenses attendant thereon; seized by order of...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to submit most respectfully to the consideration of The President a copy of a Letter from this Department to the President of the Bank of the United States, dated the 6th Instant, with a copy of certain resolutions of the Board of Directors of that Institution of the 10th of the present month. It will be seen that the Instalment of one million of...
The Secretary of The Treasury has the honor respectfully to submit to The President of the United States, the enclosed communication from the Commissioner of the revenue stating the terms upon which a contract has been made for procuring nine chains for the use of the Buoys stationed off St Mary’s river, the harbour of Charleston, and the entrance of Chesapeak bay. It appears to the Secretary...
At a Meeting of the Trustees for the redemption of the Public Debt, at the Senate Chamber on the 4th of April 1795. Present, The Secretary of State, The Secretary of the Treasury, The Attorney General; The Certificate of the Register of the Treasury being read, by which it appears that the quarterly interest of the Stock standing on the Books of the Treasury to the credit of the said Trustees...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor most respectfully to transmit for the consideration of the President of the United States, sundry papers relative to a general arrangement of compensations for the officers employed in the collection of the internal Revenues which at the request of the Secretary have been prepared by the Commissioner of the Revenue. The additional latitude on the...
The Secretary of The Treasury has the honor of transmitting to The President of the United States an official Certificate of a settlement made at The Treasury; by which it appears that the United States are indebted to William Lindsay, Collector of Norfolk, the sum of Four hundred & eighty nine dollars & seven cents: being the amount paid by him to David M. Randolph Marshal for the District of...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully submits to the consideration of the President of the United States, a Letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue of the 29th instant transmitting a proposal of Mr Peleg Coffin for supplying the U. States with Oil for the use of the Lighthouses. It is the opinion of the Secretary that it is for the Interest of the United States to close with the said...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor most respectfully to submit to the President of the United States, copies of certain documents in respect to the official conduct of Edward Wigglesworth Collector of the Customs for the District of Newbury-port in the State of Massachusetts; by which it appears— 1st. That the said Collector has omitted to give bond with sureties for the faithful...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to submit to the consideration of the President of the United States an account of David Lenox, late marshal of Pennsylvania, amounting to twelve hundred and thirty three Dollars. The two first charges respect a reasonable compensation for the services of the said Marshal on a journey to the Western Counties of Pennsylvania, including the expenses...
The Secretary of the Treasury in obedience to the requisition of the President of the United States respectfully submits his opinion upon the following questions, arising upon the resolution passed by the Senate on the 24th of the present month, respecting the proposed Treaty with Great Britain. 1st Is, or is not, the said resolution intended to be the final act of the Senate, or do they...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully transmits to the President of the United States, a Letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue dated the 7th instant, covering proposals by Thomas Dodge and Jonathan Beck junior dated at Newbury Port on the 16th of June 1795 for erecting a Lighthouse on Plumb-Island in Massachusetts. It appears that the same persons proposed in May 1794 to erect the...
The Secretary of The Treasury has the honor most respectfully to inform The President of the United States, that it appears by communications from the Commissioner of the Revenue, to be expedient that some person be appointed to superintend the Lighthouse establishment at Bald head, on Cape Fear in North Carolina. It appears to the Secretary to be advisable that this agency should be committed...
I went to the State House yard last Saturday for the purpose of observing the proceedings—there were not in my opinion fifteen hundred persons present—and one half of this number took no part in what was done—the persons who voted, were of the ignorant & violent class of the community. Doct. Shippen was Chairman, & Dallas[,] Pettit, Swanwick, Muhlenbergh, McClenaghan[,] Barker, & Judge McKean...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor most respectfully to represent to The President of the United States, that by an Act entitled “an act making further appropriations for the military and naval establishments & for the support of Government,” passed on the 3d day of March 1795, The President of the United States is empowered to borrow of the Bank of the United States or of any other...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully submits to the consideration of the President of the United States, a Letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue of the 11 Inst. transmitting a proposal of Mr John McComb Junr of New York for erecting a Lighthouse upon Montaak point. It is the opinion of the Secretary that it is for the Interest of the United States to close with the said proposal....
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully transmits to the President of the United States a Letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue dated the 17th Inst: covering a proposal made by the honble Henry Dearborn esqur. for erecting a Lighthouse on Seguin Island in the District of Maine. It appears that in consequence of several petitions having been presented to Congress praying the repeal of...
The secretary of the Treasury respectfully transmits to the President of the United States a Letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue dated the 19th Instant, covering the copy of one to him from the Collector of Washington, on the subject of sundry Contracts made by the said Collector, for placing & Keeping up the stakes under his superintendence, and shifting & clearing the Buoys at the...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honour of transmitting to The President of the United States an official Certificate of a settlement made at the Treasury, by which it appears that the United States are indebted to George Bush, Collector of Wilmington, the sum of twenty one dollars; being for Express hire & expenses incurred relative to the detention of the armed ship Jumeaux, Captn...
Private I have been absent from the office a few days to accompany Mrs W. from Elisabeth Town; on my return I recd Mr Dandridges Letter of the 16th—The taxes on the Presidents carriages have been paid and a Rect therefor will be enclosed. This City is anxiously waiting for Mr Randolph’s explanation—various reports much to his prejudice are in circulation—these are occasioned by communications...
The enclosed papers are respectfully submitted to the consideration of the President; in consequence of which certain new appointments appear to be necessary. A Letter from John Ross Collector of Burlington District New Jersey dated July 2nd 1795, tendering his resignation on the 30th of September 1795. The person recommended is Mr Moses Kempton who from what I have been able to learn is a fit...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully transmits to The President of the U. States for his approbation, an abstract of sundry purchases of oil made for the use of the Lighthouses in the U.S. accompanied with a Letter from the Commissioner of the revenue of the 7th instant on that subject. It is the opinion of the Secretary that the Interest of the U.S. has been consulted in the said...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor of transmitting to The President of the U. States an official Certificate of a settlement made at the Treasury, by which it appears that the United States are indebted to William Lindsay, Collector of Norfolk in the sum of Twenty dollars & thirteen Cents; being so much paid by him to James Hunter assignee of David M: Randolph, Marshal for the...
The Secretary of The Treasury respectfully represents to The President of the U. States, that in consequence of a charge exhibited by the Captain of the Revenue Cutter for New York to his predecessor, against Isaac Van Dearson third mate, and Nathaniel A. Ogden second mate of said Cutter, for appropriating to their own use certain Goods belonging to the Cargo of a vessel stranded at the...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully represents to The President of the United States, that the following are the principal occurrences in the Treasury Department since the first of January 1795. In relation to Domestic Loans obtained. 1st A sum of 800,000 Dollars has been borrowed under the Act of March 20th 1794 making further provision for the intercourse between the United States and...
The Secretary of the Treasury, has the honour to transmit to the President of the United States, the petition of Joseph Agnew, with sundry documents accompanying the same, by which it appears, that the said petitioner has violated the Revenue Laws of the United States, by being concerned in landing from a Vessel in the port of Philadelphia, a quantity of Coffee, without a permit and without...
At a meeting of the Commissioners of the Sinking fund on the 26th day of December 1795; Present, The President of the Senate, The Secretary of State, The Secretary of the Treasury. A Report of the Secretary of the Treasury was read, as follows. “That to provide for the payment of the Interest on the public debt which will fall due at the close of the present year, it will be necessary to...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully transmits to The President of the United States a paper received from the Commissioner of the Revenue, containing certain propositions of the proprietors of Montack-point on Long Island in the State of New York, relative to a tract of Land intended to be granted to the United States for the use of the Lighthouse now erecting on said Montack-point. It...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully transmits to The President of the United States a letter from the Collector of Washington to the Commissioner of the Revenue, dated the 22d of Decemr 1795, on the subject of a Contract made by the said Collector with John Gray Blount, for the stakage of Albemarle sound and its channels, Croetan shoals & the marshes; during the year 1796, for one...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to transmit to The President of the United States triplicates of a statement of Expenditures upon the funds heretofore appropriated for defraying the Contingent Charges of Government up to the 31st of December last. LB , DLC:GW . GW submitted the enclosed statement to Congress on 13 January.
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honour most respectfully to represent to The President of the United States, that several applications have been made by persons charged with the general superintendance and immediate care of the Lighthouses & other establishments for the security of navigation representing the inadequacy of their compensations. After a full examination of the subject in...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully transmits to The President of the United States two letters of the 29th of December 1795 & 22d instant (the latter being explanatory of the first) received from the Commissioner of the Revenue, on the subject of a claim made against the United States by George Hooper Esqr. of North Carolina, for his services in inspecting the building & procuring...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully submits to the consideration of The President of the United States a Letter from the Collector of Boston to the Commissioner of the Revenue, with a Letter from the said Commissioner annexed thereto, relative to a quantity of oil necessary for the Lighthouse Establishment. From the information contained in those Letters, it appears that the article of...
The Secretary of the Treasury in obedience to the command of the President of the United States, respectfully submits his opinion, upon certain questions arising out of the following case. On the 24th instant the following Resolution was passed in the House of Representatives of the United States. “Resolved that the President of the United States be requested to lay before this House a Copy of...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully submits to the consideration of the President of the United States sundry documents relative to a proposal for making five chains for the use of the Beacons & Buoys in Charleston & Delaware bays. It is the opinion of the Secretary that it will be for the interest of the United States to contract for the chains upon the terms specified in the proposal....
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully submits to the consideration of the President of the United States, a Letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue, accompanied with an account of fifteen hundred & sixty two gallons of oil purchased at New York for the use of the Lighthouse establishment. As it appears that this oil has been obtained on terms favorable to the United States, the...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully submits to the consideration of The President of the United States a Letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue of the 12th Instant enclosing the copy of a Contract entered into by the Collector of Wilmington with Isaac Davies for the stakeage of Cape Fear river in North Carolina. The Secretary is of opinion that it will be for the interest of the...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to submit to The President, recommendations in favor of several Candidates for the office of Inspector of the Revenue for the 6th Survey of the District of Virginia vacant by the resignation of James Brakenridge Esq. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honour most respectfully to submit to the President of the United States, certain documents in respect to Sylvanus Walker, Inspector of the Revenue for the third survey of the District of South Carolina; by which it appears, 1st That the said Inspector wants the capacity so necessary to insure a due and correct discharge of the duties attached to his...
In the latter part of march last, a Gentleman in whose honour & veracity I have entire confidence called upon me at my Office and informed me; that Mr Collot & Mr Varin, with another Frenchman whose name he did not know, were shortly to proceed on a tour through the western parts of the United States; that they were to visit the western parts of Pensylvania, the north western territory,...
Gl C. informed me that he had recd from his friend Adet the agreable news, that if a new Minister was to come over, it would be a Mr Vincent formerly a distinguished Officer in the Corps of Engineers a gentleman of great Merit and well known in this country. he knew well that this new Minister, would adopt every plan and follow every step begun or suggested by Adet, consequently things would...