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I have just recd a Letter for you from General Putnam which he put under cover to me in answer to one transmitted by the request of Mr McHenry. Dispatches have been recd from the Envoys but the contents are yet but partially known; it is certain that no progress towards an accomodation has been made, & not a hope of success exists while the present men, shall continue at the helm of...
I have recd your favour of the 22d instant and feel much chagrin that I did not reply to your private Note: the fact is, that I destroyed it, after perusal & forgot the contents at the time I wrote: Mr Biddies Credit is as good as it has ever been; the misfortunes of the times have rendered his business more profitable than usual—he is understood to possess a handsome property. No Letters have...
An apology is due for the long delay on my part in replying to your favour of Decr 17th—Mr Barker on the second application informed me that the 500 Dolls. had been placed in Bank to the Credit of Mr Ross, who was not in town—Mr Ross has just arrived & from him I have recd 1961 30/100 which I enclose in a draft on Alexandria—Mr Ross desires a rect. No dispatches have been recd from France the...
After a painful & inconvenient dispersion the public Officers have returned to this City & resumed business; Congress has at length formed; the Presidents speech at the opening of the Session is inclosed. It is certain that the Envoys have reached Paris; the report that they have been refered to Fauchet & Adet is not confirmed; though by many it is considered as probable. A Mr Barker, offered...
I have recd your Letter of the third instant no monies have been deposited by Colo. Shreve, I shall accordingly transmit your Letter to Mr Ross; he went out of Town unexpectedly. I hear that my fathers health is declining, and shall set out for Connecticut to morrow. We have no news—Genl Marshall will sail this week. I am ever with perfect deference your obedt servt ALS , DLC:GW ; copy, CtHi :...
Mr Ross was out of town when I recd your favour of the 7th instant otherwise I should have immediatly answered it—I have delivered to him, your Receipt. On enquiring at the Bank of Pensylvania this day, I find that no money has been deposited there on your account. Mr Ross says he will receive & prosecute Colo. Shreve’s bond, if you desire it. We have not much other news than appears in the...
I have the pleasure to acknowledge your favour by the Alexandria mail of May 26th. On applying to the Bank of Pensylvania I was told that no monies had been lodged on your account, by Colo. Shreve or any other person—on shewing your Letter to Mr James Ross, he paid me on account of Colo. Ritchie 3409 20/100 Dollars which I now remit in four Treasury drafts on Mr Fitzgerald endorsed in your...
I have had the pleasure to receive your favour of May 15th—and while I rejoice that you enjoy that repose & tranquillity so richly earned by a life of services and benefits for mankind, the reflection, that he who so long directed public opinion, and whose council at this time would possess and deserve universal confidence, is a private Citizen, encites mixed emotions, which I am unable to...
I embrace the earliest opportunity to transmit a Copy of the documents refered to in the Presidents Speech. We hear nothing further that is interesting. It is remarkable that all the foreign Nations with whom we have public intercource bring forward their claims for Gratitude, even the Spaniard contends for his Share. With perfect respect & attachment I remain Dear Sir, your obedt servt ALS ,...
I intended to have availed myself before this time of the permission you was pleased to give me, at a moment which I shall never forget; but indisposition & an uncommon pressure of business have prevented. The last accounts from France mention that General Pinckney had gone to Amsterdam in consequence of orders from the Directory. The treatment he recd was rude and insolent in the highest...
Richard Rogers to be Naval Officer for the District of New York, vice Benjn Walker resigned. John Stockton to be Collector for the District of Delaware, vice George Bush decd—Also Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Wilmington. Matthias E Sawyer, of to be Surveyor for the Port of Pasquotank River Bridge in the District of Camden, North Carolina & Inspector of the Revenue for the same...
The Secretary of the Treasury most respectfully reports to the President of the United States. That on the 8th of June he received a letter from William Jackson Surveyor of the Port of Philadelphia containing a representation against the Official Conduct of Sharp Delany Collector for the District of Pennsylvania, for having taken Robert Hopkins one of the Inspectors from his duty, on an...
I have the honour to put under cover a Letter from Mr Whipple in answer to one I wrote respecting the Servant Girl & to be with the most perfect respect, Sir, your obedt & humble servt NHi : Vail Collection.
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully transmits to the President of the United States, a letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue dated the 11th of August last, covering one to him from the Collector of Washington, on the subject of sundry Contracts made by the said Collector for placing and keeping up the Stakes under his superintendence and shifting and clearing the Buoys at the...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor most respectfully to report to the President of the United States. That by an Act of Congress passed on the sixth day of May 1796, the President of the United States is authorised to cause other Revenue Cutters to be built or purchased in lieu of such as are or shall from time to time become unfit for further service and to cause such Revenue Cutters...
I have had the honour to receive your Letter of the first instant by Mr Dandridge & have paid to him the balance of the monies placed in my hands, & a sum of Five hundred Dollars on account of your compensation. There is nothing new here; the enclosed came under cover to me this morning. I have the honour to be with perfect respect Sir, your obedt servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have recd your favour of July 29th—the one refered to in answer of mine dated the 11th never came to hand: to what cause the accident is to be attributed I cannot conjecture. We have no news more than appears in the papers; our Country was never more tranquil than at present: so far as I know the public business is in a good train, except that the Treasury is in want of Loans. I shall be...
I have had the honour to recieve your favours dated July 13th 18th & 20th and shall punctually obey your directions. The money mentioned by Judge Addison was paid to me; in addition to the advances requested by Mr. Kitt I have paid Captain Tingey for freight of Wine £66.13.4 Currency or Doll ar s 177. 77/100—the duties have not yet been demanded—I shall pay Mr. McEuen as soon as I can see him....
I have the honour to transmit to the President two Letters from the Commissioner of the Revenue, dated the 8th & 11th Instant. It appears to be expedient to entrust the inspection of the Lighthouse at Seguin to David Coney who is recommended by Genl Lincoln. Both Jonathan Coffin and Saml Coffin are well recommended for the appointment of Lighthouse keeper at Nantucket. The experience of...
I have had the honor to receive your letters dated the 4th and 6th instant addressed to me as Secretary of the Treasury, & the private letter of the 6th—The question arising under the act concerning seamen is a perplexing one. My original impressions were not unlike those of the Attorney General—namely, that the defect in the Law ought to be supplied by construction, & as no proof was...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully transmits to the President of the United States a Letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue dated the 5th instant, covering a provisional contract entered into by William Allibone superintendent of the Light house establishment for the Bay of Delaware, with Garret Hulsecamp for placing & manageing the floating Beacons & Buoys in the said bay of...
I have the honor to represent to the President that the preparatory arrangements for the sale of the Lands remaining unsold in the seven Ranges of townships in the No. Western territory, are already compleated. George Wallace Esqr., on enquiry appears to be a suitable character for the trust of superintending the sales at Pittsburgh in conjunction with the Governor or secretary of the North...
I have had the honour to receive your Letter of June 27th and have disposed of the enclosures agreably to direction. Last Evening I called on Mr F.W. Francis and he informed me that your Wine was in good condition & perfectly safe stored in the Compting House with two Pipes of Mr Willings--it was Mr Francis’s opinion that the situation was much better for the improvement of the wine than any...
I have the honour to acknowledge your Letter of the 24th Instant. the Commissions for the Offices in the Revenue Department & the Marshal will be made out as directed. No inconvenience will attend a short delay in filling the vacancy in the office of District Attorney, as Mr Otis will attend to whatever is urgent. On this last point I shall consult the Secretary of State. A novel & very...
The enclosed Letters have been received by me & the Secretary of State in consequence of the death of Mr Gorham, supervisor of Massachusetts. The Inspectors of Surveys are John Frothingham of the province of Maine, Jonathan Jackson of Newburyport & Leonard Jarvis of Boston. The two last with Mr Davis the present Comptroller are mentioned as Candidates. Mr Jarvis’s application does not appear...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honour most respectfully to represent to the President of the United States; That by an Act entitled "An Act making further provision for the expenses attending the intercourse of the United States with foreign Nations, and to continue in force the Act entitled “an act providing the means of intercourse between the United States & foreign nations," passed...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to transmit to the President of the United States the enclosed papers announcing the resignation of Thomas Jones Collector for Hampton, received this day. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
At a Meeting of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund , at the office of the Secretary of the Treasury on the first day of June 1796. Present, The Secretary of State, The Secretary of The Treasury The Attornay General. A Report of the Secretary of the Treasury dated May 31st 1796, respecting the measures proper to be adopted by this Board, for the due execution of the act entitled "an act...
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...
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,...
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...
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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...
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, 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...
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 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 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 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...
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...