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I presume the office of clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States will be sollicited by many candidates of merit and capacity for the trust. For, I think, pretenders of a different description will not delude themselves with any hopes of success. With this impression on my mind, I should not venture to recommend even common merit to your favour and patronage. John Tucker Esq, Clerk of...
I gave your letter addressed to Mrs Warren into the hands of her husband, and tho, you inform me, something pretty was in it, I cannot believe it was a love letter. I told him that I was desired to subscribe for you to her poetical work. I shall take half a dozen Books, which, I presume, will be as much poetry as you will consume, and will carry the compliment as far as it will bear with any...
I have heard that the Bank of N York propose to reserve a number of their shares for the acceptance of the U. S. Bank, so as to create a kind of partnership. Tho’ little seems to be known of the particulars, yet it is insinuated that the idea is suggested under your patronage. When I wrote you last, I was ignorant of all this. Tho’ the Bank is to govern itself, yet your opinion of the proper...
The immoderately long letter which I took the liberty to write you some time ago, will, probably, have surprised you. You will wonder why I should take pains to establish opinions which you have never held in dispute. I will confess to you that the rumour of the intended connection between the U.S and NY. Banks gave me some uneasiness. My friend Mr Gore will leave this town next week, and you...
I beg leave to lay before you the Letters from Captn. Stevens a prisoner in Algiers, with Letters from Mr. Bond of Boston. I will do myself the honor to wait upon you speedily on the subject. The petition alluded to in Mr. Bond’s Letter is not before Congress, nor does Mr. Gerry know anything respecting it. The Letter from Mr. Cooper Town Clerk of Boston is also inclosed.—I am, Sir, with great...
Those who percieve the arduous nature of your duties, ought to wish to aid you in executing them. Whether the auther of the Path to Riches , had it in view to afford you such aid, or not, I think it fit to send you the work, as our political economy lies much within your department. You have found the path for our Country, and it is advancing in it, tho’ you have not sought it for yourself. To...
I am happy to see the good effect of the exertions which have been made to keep our country from meddling with the war. Our fears have in a degree subsided. They have been strong enough to give their full impression to the services of the officers of govt. The public mind seems to be open to receive the truth. Such periods occur rarely & ought not to pass away in vain. There are many topics...
[ Philadelphia, April 13–14, 1796. On April 15, 1796, Hamilton wrote to Rufus King and referred to “A letter by yesterday’s Post from our Friend Ames. Letter not found. ] Ames was a Federalist member of the House of Representatives from Massachusetts.
Mr Ames would be honor’d & no less aided by the grounds & principles (tho’ even so briefly Stated) of the V. President’s opinion in the Case of Hannah Beale vs Beale As the lineal descendent of the V. Presidt’s Office, Mr A. has the honor of his law ancestry to Support. Even this is Scarcely enough to Satisfy him that his request is not too bold. If it should be thought so, he will reinforce...
My last was written hastily & under some impressions of the moment which I had not time to unfold. The close respecting your taking a seat in the next house (to be elected) would pass for an awkward compliment if you did not know me (and yourself) too well for such an interpretation. You desire an inside view of our stage. I begin with the outside . Our relations with France are serious. All...