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Poughkeepsie [ New York ] January 17, 1786 . Sends information concerning a litigation about which Hamilton had written to Bailey on November 20, 1785. ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Letter not found.
How much did it cost under the late Administration to pay Algiers for the years 1796–97 & –98? How much was paid by the present Administn. to the same, for the years 1799–1800 & 1801? Mr: Bailey will be under obligations to the Honorable Mr. Madison if he will favor him with answers to the queries above stated. RC ( DLC ).
Your letter under date of the 3 d & bearing the Post Mark of the 6 th instant, was received here this morning—The letter which it covered for General De Lafayette, was immediately delivered to that Gentleman, who is now here receiving the grateful & merited hospitality of our Citizens. He has still many visits to make before he proceeds to the South— MHi .
By this morning’s mail I was honored with your note under date of the 7th. instant, covering a letter for General Dearborne. Immediately on the receipt of it, I visited the Stage Offices in this City, where I was informed that he had not arrived. Whereupon I transmitted a Note to meet him at Powles-Hook; advising him that a dispatch from you awaited him at this Office. With assurances of my...
An unclaimed letter under your frank, addressed to M r George Jones — New York , remains in this Office—It was received here on or about the 6 th instant—M r Jones is not a Resident of this City; Nor do I know where to find him. Will you have the goodness to advise me what direction I shall give this letter? MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Your letter enclosed to me on the 28 th July for M r King in London was duly rec d and was forwarded yesterday by the Packet Ship Silas Richards bound to Liverpool and addressed to the Care of M r Consul Maury, & advising him it related to business of the University of Virginia. MHi .
Presuming that it may afford you Some gratification to see the doings of the late Convention of this State hold at Albany for the purpose of revising the Constitution; I now do myself the pleasure to transmit to you herewith, A Copy of the Debates and Proceedings of that assemply. With sincere wishes for your health and happiness MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I now do myself the honor to inclose to you, a Map of the western Part of the State of New York , on which is delineated the Route of A projected Canal from Lake Erie to Hudson’s River ; which has been completed within the current Week: I some time since transmitted to you, the Report of the Commissioners (appointed by the Legislature of this State) on the subject. RC ( MHi ); endorsed by TJ...
22 September 1801, Poughkeepsie. Has discovered that Levi McKeen, without Bailey’s consent or knowledge, recommended him to Gallatin for position of commissioner of loans in New York. Declines being in competition for the office as salary would not support his family “in a city, where the means of living are so expensive.” Was assured before Congress adjourned by “conspicuous republican...
The letter under cover has remained in this Office unclaimed for a considerable time—We know not where to send it to meet its address—I have therefore thought it most advisable to return it to you. I should have mentioned that it has been advertised. I embrace this occasion to renew to you the Assurance of my sincere respect and regard. RC ( MHi ); endorsed by TJ as received 11 Aug. 1816 and...
I have been duly favored with your Note covering a letter for M r Van der Kemp —and in obedience to your wishes have forwarded the same by Post. Olden Barnevelt is in the Town of Trenton in the County of Oneida , about twelve miles from Rome . I beg leave to add that I shall always take great pleasure in executing your commands in this City ; and in rendering you any service in my power— RC ( MHi
A few days since I had the pleasure to receive a letter from you, covering one addressed to M r Raggi of Leghorn. This gentleman returned yesterday from Virginia and this morning I delivered your letter to him:—He proposes to embark at this port for Leghorn, by the first opportunity that offers; of which he will probably advise you. I pray to accept my grateful acknowledgments for your Kind...
I have been duly favored with your note under date of the 14 th instant: In obedience to your wishes I have given your letter to M r Rush the earliest conveyance, by the Ship Braganga, bound to Liverpool, which is to sail this day. I was unwilling to detain it for the British Packet, as she will not depart till about the tenth of Next month.— I pray you to accept of a copy, of M r Arden’s...
By the Mail of saturday, I was honored with your communication , covering a letter to M r Warden , who goes out as our Consul to Paris . That Gentleman left this City about the 11 th inst , for New Port, R. I.
I have just been informed, that an appointment of Commercial Agent for the United States at the Port of Bourdeaux in France, will probably take place within a short time; and that Captain William Shaler of this City, who is now in Europe on commercial business, has been recommended by his Friends, to our Executive for this purpose. I have had the pleasure of an acquaintance for several years...
The United States Ship Cyane, Creighton Commander,—having our Minister to France (M r Brown) on board;—sailed from this Port for Havre, on the 23 d of feb y —Giacomo Raggi, who had charge of your Packet to M r Appleton, Consul of the United States at Leghorn, took passage in this Ship.—Captain Creighton had been in daily expectation of receiving his sailing orders, for six weeks before his...
I have lately been favored with a communication from General Armstrong, our Minister at Paris, under date of the 14th. of January; in which he suggests that he had not previous to that time received a single Newspaper or letter, through the ordinary channel of the Collector of this Port: and that his Predecessor, Mr. Livingston, had the same reason for complaint; and requesting me to undertake...
By the Mail of this Morning, I had the honor of receiving your Letter of the 28 th of March , covering one for M r Warden — that Gentleman took his departure from this City for Washington , a day or two since, with a view, as I understand, to obtain a passage from that place to France , in the Vessel which is to carry M r Barlow on his Mission: I have this day forwarded your letter to
Your two letters for England, covered in yours to me of the 11 th and 14 th instant, were duly attended to. In obedience to your wishes communicated in your letter of the 17 th inst. this day received, I have searched the office for the packet you expected from London, but have not been able to find it—I thereupon searched for it at our Custom House—I was there also disappointed. I am induced...
I wrote you by the Mail of yesterday, informing you, that I was in treaty for the purchase of the Champaigne Wine refered to in your letter of the 10th. instant—The friend I employed on the occasion, called on me last evening and advised me, that it could not be had at any price under a dollar the bottle—It seems this batch of wine has passed through the hands of Jews from Meyer of Norfolk to...
I have been duly favored with your Letters covering a communication from you to M r King on the subject of an apparatus for your university. and likewise two accompanying letters from two of your Proffessors on the same subject addressed to persons in London; and in obedience to your wishes I have put these several letters in the letter Bag of the Packet Ship Hudson which departed from this...
By the mail of yesterday, I was honored with your letter of the 21st. instant, covering a post-note on the branch bank of the US. in this City for four hundred dollars—and in obedience to your wishes have secured four hundred bottles of the Champaigne wine, to which you refer me in your letter of the tenth, at a dollar the bottle—The wine is at present in a very good cellar, where I will...
By the mail of this morning I had the honor of receiving your note under date of the 29. of March , covering a letter addressed to a M r Oliver Barrett , inventor of a spinning machine: when your former letter for the same person came to this office, one of my clerks observed, that he had lately distributed a letter addressed to M r Barrett at Schaghticoke
By the Ship Thalia, Captain Silliman, last from Falmouth, Three Packets for the Secretary State, from Mr. Pinckney, our Minister at London, were yesterday received at this Office; and are forwarded by this day’s Mail Captn. Silliman informed me, that soon after he left Bourdeaux, he was taken & Carried into Falmouth, by a British Cruizer. His Letter bag was taken to the Court of Admiralty, and...
We take the liberty to recommend the following Gentlemen as suitable persons to be appointed Commissioners of Bankruptcy in and for the District of New york, pursuant to the 14. Section of the late act amending the Judicial System of the United States—vizt. Pierre C. Van Wyck, of the City of New york, and Samuel Hawkins and James Tallmadge Junior, of Poughkeepsie in the County of Dutchess.—All...
I am informed by a particular and respectable Friend, that an application is about to be prefered to the Department of State of the United States, for the appointment of Richard S. Hackley Esq, a Merchant of this City, to the Office of Commercial Agent at some Port in France or Spain. My acquaintance with this Gentleman is recent; but as far as it has extended, is much in his favor: his...
A day or two after I had forwarded your Letter for M r Warden , to New Port RI. that Gentleman returned to this City—And yesterday your letter was returned to me from New-Port ; and immediately delivered to M r Warden . RC ( MHi ); endorsed by TJ as received 3 Apr. 1811 and so recorded in SJL
As you have in the course of your political life contributed largely to the internal improvement of the United States; I have thought it would be interesting to you to possess the Documents showing the great and persevering efforts, in progress in this state, in relation to this subject; and which promise a speedy and happy result — Under this impression I now do myself the pleasure to...
I have been honored with your note bearing the post-mark of the 4th inst, & covering a letter from Europe for a Mr. John Anderson , said to be of this City. On enquiry I find, there are four persons now resident here of that name: and a fifth, who has been a merchant in the City for several years past, has within a few days, sailed for Grenoch in Scotland, the place of his Nativity. The letter...
In my letter of the 25 th of October, I informed you that M r Raggi had, at your request, redelivered your letter addressed to M r Appleton to me, and at the same time stated that he expected to take passage in the Adams, G. G. & S. Howland owners, for Marseilles—I have this moment received information that the Adams sailed on her Voyage this morning, and that M r Raggi still remains in Town....
I now transmit under cover Mr. DeVille’s bill and receipt for the 400 bottles of Champaigne wine.—On tuesday last an opportunity offered by the sloop Little Jim , to send it directly to Washington City: I have availed myself of it, and transmit to you under cover a bill of lading. The Wine is carefully packed up in seven boxes; five of which contain 60 and two 50 bottles each. The vessel is...
I do myself the honor to transmit to you herewith a copy of the Report of the Commissioners appointed by the Legislature of this state, to explore the Route of an Inland navigation, from the River Hudson to the great Lakes, Ontario and Erie .—A map of the western parts of this State; exhibiting the Route of the projected Canal , will be published in a few days=A Copy of this likewise will be...
I was honored with your letter under date of the 10th: instant, on thursday. and shall be very happy, if I can render you any service on this, or any other occasion. my acknowledgment of the receipt of your letter was defferred yesterday by reason of severe indisposition; and I am still so unwell as to be under the necessity of employing my son as my emanuensis; the same cause compelled me to...
I do myself the honor to transmit to you, by this day’s mail a Map of the Country and waters thirty miles round the City of New York: It is the work of a young man who has been deaf from infancy—laid down from actual survey, and I beleive in all it’s material parts correct. As this portion of our Country may soon become the theatre of the war, I have presumed that a sketch of it will be...
On the 22 d instant I acknowledged your letter covering one addressed to M. Giacomo Raggi an Italian Artist; and informed you, that I had on that day delivered your letter to him—By the Mail of yesterday I was favored: with yours of the 19. instant,—I immediately had an interview with M r Raggi, and on your behalf requested him to redeliver the Packet enclosed to him for M r Appleton Consul of...
I have now the pleasure to inform you that your letter to M r Appleton, was yesterday put into the hands of M r Raggi; who has at length found a passage to Italy—He goes out in the United States Sloop of War Cyane, by permission of M r Southard, Secretary of the Navy; and with the consent of Capt n Creighton, Commander of the Cyane—which Ship is to sail in a few days for the Mediterranean.— I...
5 January 1796. JM has sold to Theodorus Bailey and John B. Van Wyck his land known as lot number two of the Sedachqueda Patent in the Mohawk Valley of New York, amounting to approximately nine hundred acres, at $5.83⅓ per acre, for a total of $5,250. Bailey and Van Wyck have paid JM $4,000 and have given him a note for $1,250 payable on or before 1 Jan. 1797. The parties agree to have the...
I do myself the honor to transmit to you under cover, a letter from the Post-Master at Scaghticoke , in answer to one I addressed to him on the subject of your letters to M r Oliver Barrett ; by which you will know that your letters have been delivered to M r Barrett . With the highest consideration and regard RC ( MHi
In place of the map of the northern and western parts of this State , by M r Lay , which I some time since promissed to send you, I substitute and now transmit herewith, that of the Can a das ; having found upon examination that the former is little more than an abstract of Simeon DeWitt’s map; and that the latter is original and more comprehensive, and includes a particular description of the...