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I perceive Congress are invading the Sinking Fund system. If this goes through & is sanctionned by the President the fabric of public Credit is prostrate & the Country & the President are disgraced. Treasury Bills & every expedient however costly to meet exigencies must be preferable in the event to such an overthrow of system. Yrs truly ALS , Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford; copy,...
According to an intimation I gave you at Philadelphia before I left it, I had now the Honour to request the favour of you to Send me a Quarters Salary, in a Post Note for Twelve hundred and fifty Dollars, and I hereby Authorize you to discharge the Warrant neccessary for that Purpose as fully as I could do, if I were Present. The Political World in this Quarter of it, is as Still and calm as a...
I called at your house the morning of my departure but you was not then up. While I was in the City we had a little conversation concerning an affair of an arrangement with Swan for effecting a remittance to Holland. I intended to have resumed it for two reasons, one because it has been represented to the disadvantage of the Conduct of the Treasury, another because Swan who lodged at the same...
By virtue of the 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 and foreign nations," passed on the 30th of May in the year 1796. I do hereby authorize and empower you, by yourself or any other...
By virtue of the Act entitled "an act making appropriations for the support of the military & naval Establishments for the year one thousand seven hundred & ninety six," passed on the first of June in the year one thousand seven hundred & ninety six. I do hereby authorize & empower you, by yourself, or any other person or persons to borrow on behalf of the United States, of the Bank of the...
Enclosed you have Bank Bills to the amount of Five hundred Dollars. From this fund I pray you to furnish Mr Frederick Kitt, my Household Steward with weekly sums as his occasions require—say from th i rty to 40 dollars according to circumstances. It will enable you also to pay the duties on two Pipes of wine wch I understand is in the Ganges for and on my Acct. As this Wine is in dble cases—I...
Pay to Timothy Pickering, Secretary of State, out of the proper fund, One thousand Dollars, to be applied by him in defraying the expenses attending the procuring copies of the proceedings of the british Vice admiralty courts in the cases of british spoliations committed on the commerce of the United States. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Pay to Timothy Pickering, Secretary of State, One thousand dollars, out of the sum appropriated to defray the Contingent charges of Government, to be applied by him to that use. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Pay to Timothy Pickering, Secretary of State, Five thousand dollars, to be applied by him pursuant to the act of Congress, entitled "an act for the relief & protection of American seamen", to the payment of the compensation of the Agents therein mentioned for their services & the incidental expenses attending the performance of the duties imposed on them by that act. DLC : Papers of George...
The post of today brought me a letter from you. From some recent information which I have obtained here, I have scarcely a doubt that the plan of the French is—1 to take all enemy property in our Ships contrary to the Treaty between the two Countries 2 to seize and carry in all our vessels laden with provisions for any English Port. Among this all that they choose to think enemy property will...