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The Secy. of the Treasury is so able and has done so well that I have Scarcely permitted myself to think very closely whether he could or could not have done better. I may venture however to Say to you, that I have always been of your Opinion, that a System a little bolder would have been more Safe: and that it would have been better to have begun at once with a small direct Tax, a pretty...
Th: Jefferson presents his respects to the Vice-president of the U. S. and has the honor to inclose him the copy of a letter from the President, just now received. MHi : Adams Papers.
I have just received a letter from Mr. Short which I wish to submit, in order to certain measures being taken upon it, to yourself and the heads of the executive departments, in pursuance of the President’s letter of the 4th. instant, which I take it for granted has been communicated to you by the Secretary of State. I request therefore that you will please to name a time and place for the...
I have received the Letter you did me the honor to write me this morning and as the Secretary of State accidentally fell in before I had opportunity to answer it, we agreed to propose a meeting at his House at two o’Clock on Monday next. If that time and place are agreable to you, and the Secretary at War, they will be particularly so to me, who have the honor to be with great regard, Sir your...
This life I have experienced that Gentlemen of Zeal sense & liberal Principles are, in general, the most easy of access—tho’ my mind revolts at the very thought of my Presuming, Sir, to adopt an address of this Nature, yet I trust, Sir, your humanity and Benevolence, and the motives that impell me, will procure me Pardon and plead my apology. Before I respectfully solicit, Sir, your kind...
Mr T. Coxe has the honor respectfully to enclose to the V. President of the United States a return of the licensed fishing vessels for one year, in which are included above 5000 Tons, which were not reported from the Custom houses, when the Registers abstract was furnished— MHi : Adams Papers.
I do my self the honour to transmit to you my Accounts which remain unsettled, for the last two years and Eight months of my Administrations abroad in the service of the United States. I have left a Blank for my Salary. In my own opinion it is but Justice that it should be filled up with the sum of two thousand five hundred Pounds sterling a year, because this was the contract under which I...
I have the honor avail myself of the opportunity preceeded by the honorable R. Morris Esquire of transmitting you a Draught at Sight on the collector of Boston for 500 Drs agreably to the your instructions. I had to you.— The remainder will be paid , as you will pleased to direct, on applications of your Steward. No occurrence worthy of being communicated to you has taken place since you left...
Permit me the freedom of troubling you on the present occasion.—Informing your Excellency that I was an early Volunteer in the cause of Liberty &c—I had the Honor of being acquainted with you & Samuel Adams Esqr: in 1776 When you were both Members of Congress, and I was then Surgeon in the American Navy, which I have not a doubt through the Multiplicity of your business you may forget.—I...
With the most grateful and respectful sentiments, I return my acknowlegments for your valuable present. The notice of so illustrious a character does me honor. Your excellent performances afford a source of entertainment and instruction. I had formed an exalted idea of your Defence of the American Constitution; had seen it highly applauded by the Critical Reviewers; and find it exceed my...
I have the honor to inform you that on a second application of your Steward, I this day paid a second Sum of one hundred Dollars— A letter from the Supervisor of Virginia to a gentleman in this City mentions that the plan of the Bank does not appear to create any uneasiness there, and that he considers the excise or revenue law as likely to be popular on the South side of James River, where it...
I embrace the occasion of enclosing some letters, to thank you and Mrs Adams for the comfortable accommodation of your house at Bush Hill. While the inhabitants of this City are panting for breath, like a hunted hare, we experience a in the Hall at Bush Hill a delightful and animating breeze The paragraphs in the Connecticut and New York papers relative to your journey indicate envy and...
I have had the honor to inform you of the payment of several sums of money to your Steward. You will find enclosed an acknowledgment from him, that he has received from me the whole five hundred dollars, which you were pleased to leave in my hands. I shall be much obliged, Sir, by your covering to me the receipt I gave you for this money. I had great pleasure in meeting my friend Colonel Smith...
I do myself the honor to enclose you two Journals of Senate one same “ H of Reps. two copies of the laws } 3d Sess: Also a package from Fenno the printer. The laws with Marginal notes, the third Sess: I have not been furnished with by the Secy of State. Whenever I am they shall be sent. I hope this will find you, your good lady & family all well. We have had the pleasure to see Mr. Smith in...
I am under obligations to you, for two kind Letters, in one of which was inclosed Observations on Lord Sheffield, made with So much Candour, Politeness, and Force as must command the Attention and Esteem of all Men. The Trouble you have taken to inform me of the two hundred Dollars paid to my Steward has my best Thanks. Unfortunately I am obliged to give you a little more trouble. The Bill for...
I had yesterday the Pleasure of receiving your kind Letter of the 10th of this month, and am happy to find that you are pleased with your situation at Bush Hill. I hope soon to hear of the Birth of a peaceable son of Mars, and that Mrs Knox is as well and in as good Spirits as you appear to be. The Paragraphs in the New York Papers I know nothing of: The Lyes in the New Haven one I never heard...
I have the honor to enclose you a continued bill of the Treasurer’s set of exchange, No. 1351, for five hundred dollars in your favour bearing date the 4th day of May 1791 and drawn on Benjamin Lincoln Eq. Collector of Boston. I beg leave respectfully to observe, that the Secretary of the Treasury relies upon your readiness to indemnify the United States for any injury that might arise to them...
It would have given me considerable pleasure to have thought that my correspondence could have been at all agreeable to you; as in that case, I should have done myself the honor frequently to write to you. At present, I seize with satisfaction the opportunity of addressing you, furnished by the visit which the Earl of Wycombe is about to pay to your continent. You will have great pleasure in...
Your esteemed favors of 30 April inclose to us 60 Coupons of ƒ 40 ƒ 2400 66 50 3300 the premium of 1000 ƒ 6700: to your Credit, we have purchased for you 7 Obt: ƒ 7000 at an Agio of 1 PC 70 brot ¼ 27:
I have received your favour of the thirtieth of June, with a continued Bill of the Treasurers Set of exchange No. 1351 for five hundred Dollars in my favour bearing date the 4th. day of May 1791 and drawn on Benjamin Lincoln Esq Collector of Boston, and I thank you for the trouble you have taken in this Affair.—I shall certainly hold myself bound to indemnify the United States for any Injury...
I have a dozen times taken up my pen to write to you & as often laid it down again, suspended between opposing considerations. I determine however to write from a conviction that truth, between candid minds can never do harm. the first of Paine’s pamphlets on the Rights of man, which came to hand here, belonged to mr Beckley. he lent it to mr Madison who lent it to me; and while I was reading...
Yesterday, at Boston, I received your friendly Letter of July 17th. with great pleasure. I give full credit to your relation of the manner, in which your note was written and prefixed to the Philadelphia edition of Mr Paines pamphlet on the rights of Man: but the misconduct of the person, who committed this breach of your confidence, by making it publick, whatever were his intentions, has sown...
With this, you will receive a Box of Books containing the Byzantine History in 28. Vols. and Muratori’s Collection in 29, which I pray you to present to the American Accademy of Arts and Sciences, and place in their Library, in behalf of / Sir your most obedient / and most humble Servant MBAt : American Academy of Arts and Letters Collection.
The Recollection Sir of having had the honor of your Acquaintance, and of having receivd politeness and Attention from you in a foreign Country, emboldens me to address you upon a subject, which doubtless from your exalted Station you must be frequently importund with, that is to request your influence y with the President in my behalf to obtain the office of Collector of the port of...
I would beg your attention for a few minutes while I lay before you the greivances of a number of remote, industrious; but unfortunate Citizens, who have formd a settlement near the confluence of the Little Miami & the Ohio Rivers, which I shall attempt by an induction of a number of particulars. The Honourable John Cleves Symmes in a pamphlet Signd of Trenton the 26th day of November 1787....
I beg leave to ask your acceptance of the inclosed packet, for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. It contains two Volumes, both of which are curious. The one a Welch Dictionary , sent me from Pembroke-Shire, by my friend Dr. Harries, some time ago, and containing the Ancient Language of Britain. Its Use, as a Book of reference for Philologists and Antiquaries, will probably be more...
I have determined in all Events to remove my family into Philadelphia from Bush hill, on Account of the many Inconveniences We experienced last year in passing and repassing. I write this to beg the favour of you to give my Steward John Brisler, your Advice and Assistance in procuring a house in Town. As the time is short, I expect to be obliged to some disadvantage. But any house and any rent...
I am honored this day with your letter enclosing one for Mr. W. Hamilton, and one for your Steward, both of which I have put into the way of being delivered to them. It will give me very great & sincere pleasure to be instrumental to the accommodation of Mrs. Adams & yourself, for which purpose I shall take all the pains in my power to procure a house, that will be suitable. Rents are much...
I am sorry to inform you that Your faithful Steward Braidsly has been and still is very sick with an intermitting fever. This is not the worse of it for both his children have the same disorder and his wife has indications of the same nature. We shall with great pleasure afford them every aid which they may require. I have been confined for some time past with the same vile disorder, as have...
I received some time ago your favor of July 29. and was happy to find that you saw in it’s true point of view the way in which I had been drawn into the scene which must have been so disagreeable to you. the importance which you still seem to allow to my note, & the effect you suppose it to have had tho unintentional in me, induce me to shew you that it really had no effect. Paine’s pamphlet,...
I have the honor to inform you that I have after many efforts procured you a house at the corner of 4th & Arch streets now in the Tenure of Judge Bradford late Attorney Genl. of Pennsa. The rent is very extravagant and we have to procure a stable and coach house in the neighbourhood unless you chuse for the six months of the Session to have your horses at livery. General Knox agreed with me...
I wrote you last Week informing you of the sickness of your steward and his Children. I have now the pleasure to say they are on the recovery. He is much better and the children are in a fair train—Their disorder appears to have been the worm fever, and he participated of the same sort of fever, although evidently mixed with the bilious fever— The sick part of our family consisting of myself...
Mr Braidsly and his family are recovering fast. But Mrs. Knox and myself have received a blow which demands all our fortitude On tuesday last our lovely son Marcus in his ninth year was blooming with health, and on Wednesday night he was a lifeless corps. In the afternoon of tuesday he began to droop which continued through the night. And on Wednesday but which the Doctor and we conceived to...
I received yesterday your Letter of the 3d and pray you to accept of many Thanks for your obliging Attention to my Affairs. Although the Rent is very high, I am perfectly Satisfied that nothing better could have been done. The House I hope will be deemed Democratical enough, although the Rent is quite princely: rather too much for a simple Duke. Mrs Adams joins with me in presenting our best...
Last night I received your favour of the 4th. and am much obliged by your Account of Affairs in this as well as in the Letter you wrote the Week before which I have also received. Mrs Adams joins me in friendly regards to Mrs Knox and yourself. We are very Sorry for any unpleasant Circumstances you have found at Bush Hill: and very happy that it happened to be in our Power to accommodate your...
I had not abandoned the idea of renewing our correspondence; but should probably have delayed executing it, had not my indignation been roused, at the implied insult offered to the good sense of the federal government in the newspaper (& as supposed ministerial) paragraph—“Mr Hammond the new Consul General to the United States of America & late secretary to the embassy at Madrid, will set off...
I have to acknowledge the honor of your letter of the 13th. instant—and am very happy to find that what has been done in regard to a house is satisfactory to Mrs. Adams and yourself. It gives me great pleasure to inform you that I have a message this moment from Mrs. Keppele (the owner) from which I learn that Mr. Bradford will certainly move out on the 4th of October; so that I hope to have...
The Commission, we are both honoured with by His Majesty, to reside near the United States, being officially connected; affords us the agreable opportunity of acknowledging the honor of your Letter of the 11th. Instant directted to Don Joseph de Viar; and the uniformity of sentiments that prevails among us to shew our ready disposition towards doing any thing that (being in our power) may tend...
I have had the pleasure to receive your favor of the 13th instant and I have the honor to enclose you a letter from the spanish Residents. Your Steward himself has recovered and also his children, but his Wife is dangerously ill Your house is not what it ought to be, either for your dignity or the rent. But it is the best to be obtained. With respectful Compliments / I am my dear Sir / With...
After my best regards to yourself and family, would immediately disclose to you the design of this letter.—Mr Jacob Welsh, an inhabitant of this Town, a gentleman of publick education, of good abilities & valuable improvements, born in Boston of reputable parents, & who spent some time in our army in the course of the last war, went to Europe before the end of it, first to France & then to...
Agreeably to my instructions from the Director of the Library Company of Philadelphia, I have the honor of communicating to you the following copies of their Resolutions. At a special Meeting of the Directors January 18th 1791 “The Directors of the Library Company of Philadelphia desirous of shewing a respectful mark of attention to the President and Congress of the United States—Resolve that...
At the request of Capt. McFarland, the bearer of this letter I have taken the liberty to address your Honour on his behalf. The early and active part he took in his Countrys service during the contest with Great Brittain; the commissions he has been hond with, and the wounds he recd—in its defence, his commissions and the Pentioners certificate will certify. as a Citizen and Townsman he has...
By special request of my Brother at Alicante I have the Honour of communicating to your Excellency in his name of the demise of the Dey of Algeirs on the 12th of July, and that the Minister Ali Hassan Who Was always Mr Montgomery friend is now Dey and that Sir. Soliman an Algerun Nobleman Who paid him a Visit at Alicante is promoted in consequence from those circumstances Mr Montgomery has no...
My Accots from the 1st October 1790 to the 30th June 1791 having passed the Offices, & been reported in, permit me thro you to lay them before the Hnble. the Senate, and at the same time to inform them, that my Specie & Indent Accots. from the 1st July to the 30th Septemr are at the Treasury for settlement, and when passed in, will be immediately handed you I have the honor to be with perfect...
I have waited with impatience to hear from you as the begining of Feb: I sent a Box containing the 2d. vol Gerradaccis History of Bologna. you have been in search after it for some time; I met with it by accident in the city & am pleased to complete your copy you deserve it more than any having brought it into light Paradisum Voluptatis a real fact. what a pleasing article it would make in the...
The Senate of the United States have received with the highest satisfaction the assurance of public prosperity contained in your Speech to both Houses: the multiplied blessings of providence have not escaped our notice or failed to excite our gratitude. The benefits which flow from a restoration of public and private confidence are conspicuous and important and the pleasure with which we...
The Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate, The Chief Justice, the Secretary of State, The Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General respectfully report to the Congress of the United States of America. That pursuant to the Act intitled an Act making provision of the reduction of the public debt and in conformity to two resolutions agreed upon by them one on...
By what accident it happened I know not, but your kind letter of the 6th. of August never came to my hand till the 7th of this month of Novr. before which time the vacancy in the Office of Collector of the Port of Charleston was filled. But if even that event had not happened it is probable that no representation of mine concerning a Gentleman in your State, of whose character and...
I have now the honour to inclose you a Report on the petition of John Mangnall, and of expressing to you the sentiments of perfect esteem & respect with which I am Sir— / Your most obedient / & most humble sert DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
In pursuance of the order of the Senate, I have the honor to transmit a return of the imports of the United States, so modified as to convey a considerable portion of the information which I conceive they require. I beg leave to observe, that this document is a part of a set of papers relative to imports, exports, and tonnage, which have been some time in preparation at the treasury. Some...