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It is not with any enviable, or eligible Feelings that I find myself, under a necessity of addressing you, at this Time, and in this manner: to request the favour of you to communicate to our Society, my determination to retire. As my advanced Age and indifferent Health render it impossible for me to attend the Meetings of the Society or discharge the Duties of my Office with any regularity, I...
I take my pen to acknowledge your favour of the 10th. almost in the moment when I received it Of your Eloquence in the Boston town meeting I know nothing about but by inference and hearsay: but the reasoning which has been published to the world, tho’ but a Sketch, Sir had a great Effect upon the public mind. The Stubble was So dry, that you might easily have set the Feild in a blaze. but what...
I rejoice, with joy unspeakable, in the news I hear of the open Part you have taken with no less Wisdom and Fortitude than Justice and Generosity, in the present great Crisis of your Country’s Fortune. To endeavour, with or without Success, to assuage the passions and allay the fever of your fellow Citizens; when upon the point of precipitating themselves down a precipice: was worthy of...
I left Washington on the 4th & arrived at Stony field on the 18, having trotted the bogs five hundred miles. I found about an hundred loads of sea weed in my barn yard, & recollecting Horaces “Et genus et virtus nisi cum re vilior alga est” I thought I had made a good exchange, if Ulysses is an orthodox authority in this case, which I dont believe, of honors & virtues, for manure. I have more...
I pray you to have my account of compensation setled in all the necessary offices, & that you would give me an order on General Lincoln Collector of Boston for the ballance which will be due on the third of March MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
Inclosed is a resolution of the house of Representatives of the 17 of this month relative to arms foundaries &c which I request you to take immediate measures to execute. With great esteem I am Sir your most obedient servant MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I hereby authorize & request you to execute the office of Secretary of State so far as to affix the seal of the U.S. to the inclosed commission to the present Secretary of State John Marshall of Virginia to be chief Justice of the U.S. & to certify, in your own name on the commission as executing the office of Secretary of State pro hac vice MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
Having just received your letter, accepting the office of Secretary of the Treasury, it is necessary that I should authorize & request you, as I do by this letter, to continue to execute all the functions of Secretary of War, untill further arrangements are made in that office. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I inclose a letter from Mr. Baldwin the Senator of this days date & a printed report with some manuscript notes on it of Mr. Baldwin, I pray you to give immediate attention to this whole subject & make a report upon it. I should be glad also to converse with you on the same thing as soon as possible. With great esteem MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
Enclosed is a letter or memorial from Mr I Lewis late consul at the Isle of Enclosed is a letter from General Peleg Wadsworth. A memorial of the select men of Livermore—another of the Select men of Turner—a petition of a committee & an association of about 60 men. All those are amply sufficient to justify me in the appointment of the Turner & Livermore federal volunteer company of Cavalry & I...