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Mr Hay is the son in law of Mr Munroe, and the day after I received your last favor I took the liberty to read a passage from it to the latter. This morning he requested of me an extract of it to send to Mr Hay, saying that he knew how highly it would gratify him. I ha ve cheerfully consented. Thus, Sir, while your kind correspondence is a source of pleasure and of pride to me, I make it also...
Your favor of the 12th: instant came to hand this morning, and I am greatly obliged by the kind invitation it contains to join you & my cousin at Trenton, which it would give me great pleasure to do immediately, but for the desire I feel of procuring an office in to which I may enter immediately on my return to the City. The inhabitants are daily flocking to town, but I have not thought it...
Before I Had a Pointed Reason to write, My friendship for You, and our Common zeal for the Public Had dictated it— But I must Begin with the Article that in My Mind Creates some Uneasiness it is writen from Amsterdam that M r John Adams is very Violent Against the Society of the Cincinnati and Calls it a french Blessing— and that He says, altho’ I Have long Announced an intention to Go to...
I lament to say, that I have been at this place two months, without a Line from you—or seeing any person, who had within that period seen you—I have some degree of pleasure in flattering myself, that you will releive my anxieties by a Letter in reply to one I wrote you a fortnight since.— The Inclosed Letter was closed to go by the Stage tomorrow morning, but Dr Thayer who preached here today...
I do myself the honor to introduce to you Captain Joseph Ingraham, who waits on you with a desire of stating his qualifications and pretensions to an appointment in the navy—Having been heretofore permitted to mention to you the name of this Gentleman, & his nautical reputation, I will only subjoin that I have the honor to be / with the greatest Respect / Sir, / Yr most obedt: Servt MHi :...
During the last days of the Session of Congress which has just expired, I found it impossible to continue the correspondence which I had previously maintained even so far as to enclose from day to day the public documents as they were printed—From 10 O’Clock in the morning untill 7 in the Evening the Senate was constantly in Session, with the interval of only half an hour each day for a slight...
I enclose this a Right to use this improvement described in this little pamphlet I lately sent thee. Should it not be thy wish to use it, please hand the Certificate to some friend who will do so, & advise Mr Mr of the result. I am anxious to have the principles fully tested, & the best possible method is by actual demonstration. So far, this has succeeded to complete satisfaction. I was in...
I wrote you last on the 23d. of May. Your favor of that date did not come to hand till the 19th. of June. In consequence of it I wrote the next day letters to Mr. Lamb and Mr. Randall, copies of which I have now the honour to inclose you. In these you will perceive I had desired Mr. Randall, who was supposed to be at Madrid, to return immediately to Paris and London, and to Mr. Lambe, supposed...
Article 24 would be changed in the following manner. If at any time the United States of America shall judge necessary to commence negotiations with the King or Emperor of Morocco and Fez and with the Regencies of Algiers, Tunis, or Tripoli or with any of them to obtain passports for the security of their navigation in the Mediterranean Sea, their High Mightinesses promise that upon the...
When I had the honor to see you in London a few days previous to your departure for America, I took the liberty of mentioning to you my intention of taking up residence at this place in a Mercantile capacity: I now beg permission to acquaint you, that wishing to render my abilties as extensively useful as possible, I have offered myself a Candidate for the American Consulate in the Northern...
Your Letter pleased and displeased me; the goodness and purity of your motives can never admit of a doubt, but there are ways of doing things which sometimes make them appear harsh and unkind and the general style of your last impressed your father with the idea that you were not so affectionate and kind to your Brother as he could wish for your mutual comfort—Your brothers excentricities of...
Your favour of July 31. was lately delivered me. The papers inform me you are at the Hague, and, incertain what stay you may make there, I send this by Mr. Voss who is returning to London by the way of Amsterdam. I inclose you the last letters from Mr. Barclay and Mr. Carmichael, by which we may hope our peace with Marocco is signed, thanks to the good offices of a nation which is honest, if...
It is difficult for me to express real gratitude for Your Excellency’s favour this morning, which is a treasure of inestimable value to me. My heart feels much more than my pen can describe— May Your Excellency long live to display those public and private virtues which have ever been the most distinguishing traits in Your character, and when all the honours which a grateful people can bestow...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the Vice President and sends him the report of The Trustees of the Sinking Fund with the Documents referred to in it, in Triplicates according to the direction of the Board. He begs leave to remind The Vice President that this is the last day; of course it is necessary it should be presented to day. He is sorry that it could not have been...
The members of the house had arrived in sufficient numbers to form a House on Tuesday, the 7h. instant, but the Senate had not a quarum untill monday—(13h.). On that day they attempted to elect a President pro-tem. in the absence of the Vice President, who has not yet arrived but did not come to a choice. Mr. Tracy had 7 votes—Mr. Bradley—7—there were 2 featuring & 2 won blanks. Yesterday Mr....
Assurd of your Goodness of heart Emboldens me to Address your honour— Hearing that your Good Lady is to Come On from providence to york by Water & Conscious of haveing the best accomedated packet in That Line Induces me to Solicit the honour of Bringing Mrs Addams on & be Assured Good Sir that It Shall be my Whole Study to Accomedate her Ladyship if Mrs Addams Will Please to inform me by Line...
J’ai l’honneur de vous communiquer ci-joint, dans une Lettre au Congrès, ce que je vous avois lu ici de ma petite note. Après avoir bien réflechi sur ce qui a fait ici le sujet de notre entretien, je persiste dans l’idée qu’il vaut mieux ne faire pas usage de l’idée of the armed neutrality being a consequence of the American revolution , pas même dans votre Lettre à ceux d’ici. Ils le savent...
Your having honoured me with your kind attention on several Occations during our struggles with Great Britain, and since that period by Your friendship to my Brother John in Boston. I am now emboldened to take the liberty of intreducing to your Excellency the Bearer my Br James Montgomery of Philadelphia an experienced Officer in the Marine service of the United States—Whose only wish is to be...
I this morning was favoured with yours of the 28 ultimo, which gave the more pleasure as I before had began to Conceive that Some part of my Conduct of which I was ignorant had Lost me your friendship and Esteem. This Sir was founded on my not Receiving a Single Line from you to Notify me of the Repeated Storms that were Raised against me in Congress. I Ever have and yet do most Sincerely wish...
I take the Liberty of enclosing an American. newspaper & an Extract out of an English one. The House of Commons sat until 12 O Clock last night; and after very Warm Debates M r Foxs resolutions, Stating all that has passed in the present Dispute, & justifying or attempting to do so, the Conduct of the House were Carried by a Majority of One. I am told Lord Sidney has sent to the Merchants a...
Mr. Wynkoop presents his Compliments to the Vice President & accepts of his Invitation to Dine on friday next. MHi : Adams-Hull Collection.
please to Excuse my impirtunence in So oftin Reminding you of My Situation and misfortune Now one year Since my Ruturn hom and No Employ. or Business of any Kind I must Still implor your goodness for Som imploy a Number of Vesells is about to be imployd in the State Servis and Gallies General Lincoln Says have patience and all the petty places that I apply for Som great Man Says that he has a...
The General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church acknowledge themselves greatly obliged to your Excellency, for your kind attention to their religious concerns, in forwarding their endeavours to obtain Consecration for Bishops, and such a succession in the Orders of her Ministry as is most conformable to their Principles, and agreeable to their wishes. Having instructions, from the...
I received Yours of Octob r. 14 h. and have attended to the several Matters mentiond therein. The Wall at the Foot of Pens Hill is nearly compleated, one or two Days Work will finish it as far as you directed the Workmen to proceed— there will then be Stones sufficient to rebuild the Wall between you & Hardwick and a large Number besides for any other Purpose it therefore appears to me, that...
I scarcely know whether the Honour and Favour of your friendly Regards, which You allowed me when You were in England, will justify the Liberty I now take; but I can not help so far rejoicing, as it gives me an Opportunity of testifying my high Esteem and Respect. Their Bearer, Mr Millar, is the Son of a Professor Millar of Glasgow, so well known by his excellent “Historical View of the...
I have taken the liberty of sending to your address some pages of a work I have just put to press in Philada.—A copy of which I shall convey to you, entire, as the nos. or half vollumes are competed. The first will be published in a few weeks, & the others at convenient intervals, perhaps of six months.— I wished very much to consult you on the subject of this publication before the present...
The beginning of March I forwarded to You and friend Dana a joint letter, which I hope if received will be answered by one or other of you. The people, you will have heard before this can get to hand, have agreed upon a form of government, not so good as the Report of the Committee, but better than I expected. We begin to think of the ensuing elections. It is thought that Mr. Bowdoin or Mr....
Yours by the post, accompanying Dr. Bancroft’s learned work on permanent colors has been duely recieved. Agreeably to your request, at the meeting on the last Wednesday, the Volume was presented to the Academy, and is considered a valuable addition to the Library.— On your recommendation I nominated Dr Bancroft for a member, and he was unanimously approved by the Council: at the next meeting,...
read my Letter attentively and then tell me if you perceive any thing like harshness abou ? in it. Deep anxiety on account of your brother whose representation of his terror as to his prospects had very much affected me and a fear that you might think yourselves harshly treated made me express myself perhaps in stronger terms terms than I was aware of but could you have read my heart while I...
The Bills drawn by Congress in their necessities press very heavily upon me; and one of the greatest among many Evils attending them is the Confusion in which they have involved the Affairs of my Department— I have never yet been able to learn how many of these Bills have been paid nor how many remain due neither am I without my fears that some of them have received double Payment.— To bring...