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6 June 1811, Philadelphia. “I find that Mr. Carrington is returned from Canton & as he may not probably go back a Vacancy in the Consulship may take place.” Requests the place for his son, George W. Biddle, who has resided there for several years and is “much respected and esteemed particularly by the Gentlemen of the British factory.” Has written to Monroe on this subject. RC ( DNA : RG 59,...
Letter not found. 4 August 1802, Philadelphia. Mentioned in Daniel Brent to Biddle, 12 Aug. 1802 (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14), as a request for information about a claim for flour furnished by Thomas Truxtun to the French republic in 1794. Brent informed Biddle in JM’s absence that “a full and careful search among the Reports to this Department from our Agents at Paris” had not revealed anything...
Letter not found: from Clement Biddle, 1 Dec. 1799. GW wrote Biddle on 8 Dec. : “Your letters of the 23d Ulto and 1st instant have both been received.”
Before I had received your favor of 13th inst. I had on information from the Custom house entered the two pipes of wine & two boxes of Citron & shipped them in the Harmony Capt. Ellwood for Alexandria by which Vessel which left this Yesterday I also forwarded two boxes of spermaceti Candles and two bags of the best Java Coffee which is what they have sold as Mocoa but I beleive there is none...
I cannot find the person who made the Machines for raking Meadows—he has removed from Kensington and I can learn no more of him or his machines. The sellers of Shad & herrings tell me they are very dull sale & a worse prospect at this Market—they ask 4 Drs ⅌ bbl for Herrings but nobody to buy them & shad are merely retailed by the single barrel—Flour is 9 to 9½ Ds. for Super fine, common in...
I have received $25.82 Interest for 1 April On your funded debt which is to your credit. Mr Latimer our Collector informed me there were four packages in the Custom house directed for you Which he would deliver to me as he knew I did your business—Capt. Ellwood being ready to sail I have put them on board his Vessel and you have the bill of Loading inclosed. I am with Great respect Dr Sir Your...
Your favor inclosing the hundred Dollars came duly to hand and I should have acknowledged it but was in daily expectations of the river, which was unseasonably stopd by the ice, opening & to find an opportunity to send the Grass seed which did not Offer until Captain Hand a regular trade⟨r⟩ by whom I had shipped the 12 lb. of white Clover Seed and 12 lbs. of Lucern Grass Seed of which the bill...
I have now to answer to your several favors before me by forwarding the bill of loading of Captain Ellwood for the seven packages Containing the Book Case, a bundle with the shoes from Bedford, another with the hatts from parrish and a small Kag which I had prepared with the Grass seed & therefore thought best to send it, all which the Captain promises to have particular Care of and to land...
Letter not found: from Clement Biddle, 27 Jan. 1799. On 1 Feb. GW wrote Biddle : “Your letter of the 27th Ulto was received last Night.”
Letter not found: from Clement Biddle, 13 Jan. 1799. On 20 Jan. GW wrote Biddle : “Your letter of the 13 Inst, has been duly received.”
I have sent a bale wth 5 pieces of Blankets on board the Brig for Alexandria and will endeavor to get the bill of loading in time for this Evening—I am waiting for the picture frame from McEllwee which he has repeatedly promised & dissappointed me. Yr very Ob. st ALS , DLC:GW . Biddle wrote Lear again the next morning: “I have delayd sending the bill of loading until this morning in hopes of...
Letter not found: from Clement Biddle, 11 Aug. 1798. On 10 Sept. GW wrote Biddle : “Your letter of the 11th Ulto was received.”
Letter not found: from Clement Biddle, 31 July 1798. On 13 Aug. GW wrote Biddle : “I have received your letter of the 31st Ulto.”
Letter not found: from Clement Biddle, 9 June 1798. On 17 June GW wrote Biddle : “Your letter of the 9th instant is received.”
Letter not found: from Clement Biddle, 25 Mar. 1798. On 8 April GW wrote Biddle : “Your letter of the 25th Ulto is before me.”
Letter not found: from Clement Biddle, 11 Mar. 1798. GW wrote Biddle on 19 Mar. : “Your letter of the 11th instant has been received.”
Letter not found: from Clement Biddle, 22 Feb. 1798. On 3 Mar. GW wrote Biddle : “your letter of the 22d has been received.”
Letter not found: from Clement Biddle, 16 Jan. 1798. On 29 Jan. GW wrote Biddle : “Your letter of the 16th has been received.”
Letter not found: Clement Biddle to GW, 30 Aug. 1797. On 6 Sept. GW wrote Biddle : “Your favor of the 30th Ult. was received.”
Letter not found: Clement Biddle to GW, 17 Aug. 1797. In his letter to Biddle of 23 Aug. GW refers to “your letter of the 17th instant.”
Letter not found: Clement Biddle to GW, 12 Aug. 1797. On 21 Aug. GW wrote Biddle : “I have received your letter of the 12th.”
Letter not found: Clement Biddle to GW, 25 July 1797. On 14 Aug. GW wrote to Biddle : “I have delayed until now, to acknowledge the receipt of your favors of the 10th & 25th Ulto.”
Letter not found: Clement Biddle to GW, 10 July 1797. On 14 Aug. GW wrote Biddle : “I have delayed until now, to acknowledge the receipt of your favors of the 10th & 25th Ulto.”
Letter not found: Clement Biddle to GW, 20 June 1797. On 3 July GW wrote Biddle and referred to “your favor of the 20th Ulto.”
By Mr W. Bowie of Georgetown, who Undertakes to forward them, I have sent you the Unguent delamere and Smiths Comparative view of the Constitutions’—The picture frames are in forwardness and shall come by the first Opportunity by Water. I am very respectfully Your most Obedt & very huml. servt Morse’s Gazetteer is not yet published but daily expected here from New York. ALS , DLC:GW ....
Having been much delayd in Waggons for sending on the Arms and Camp Equipage to the different places appointed for assembling the Militia of this State, but a small porportion of the necessary supplies have gone forward and I expect that the men are assembled in most of the Counties. This day several Waggons which I had sent for to the Counties for the purpose, have arrived in town and more...
Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Jefferson named in a certain letter of Attorney from William Short of the state of Virginia Minister Resident of the US. at the Hague, to me bearing date the 2d. day of April 1793. and now lodged in the bank of the US. by virtue of the power and authority therein given me, do make substitute and appoint John Ross Esquire as well my own as the true...
When you did me the honour to appoint me to the Office of Marshall of the Pennsylvania District, there was a prospect of its being at some time beneficial to me and I have ever held myself under the greatest Obligation to you for the Confidence placed in me by that Appointment, but I found that the Arrangements of the Judiciary System were such as would not compensate the marshalls for the...
Mr. LeMaigre and Mr: L. Crousillat having determined to send a pilot boat to Jamaica with the proofs of their property in the Vessels belonging to them and which have been captured and sent into that Island by British privateers, they request the favour of You to furnish them with such Letters as you may think proper as well from yourself as from the British Minister to forward their Claims,...
In making an Alteration in my Office the Lists of the Domesticks of the foreign Ministers Are so defaced as not to answer the purpose intended, which obliges me to request the favour of you to direct Copies of them, to be signed by you, to be put up in my Office. I have the honour to be, with great respect Your mo: Obedt. & very humle Serv. RC ( DNA : RG 59, MLR ); endorsed by TJ: “Mr. Taylor...
Mr Randolph communicated to me your Orders that I should in person serve the process on the two men indicted for a riot in Washington County. A Sense of Duty and earnest desire to execute it in such manner as would be most conformable to your desire, would make me undertake the Service in person but I am apprehensive that I may be lay’d up in the Attempt, as I have not only had repeated...
The prices of Stocks for Cash in this City on the 1st August last were for 6 ⅌ Cts 21/4 3 ⅌ Cts 12/6 deferred 13/4
I have on your behalf engaged the House & Lot in Market street of Mr. stein for One Year. The House to be furnished in about six weeks from this Date & he is to erect a frame stable for Six Horses & Coach House for the Rent of Two hundred & fifty pounds for the year. LC , Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Biddle was a prominent Philadelphia merchant and Federal marshal of...
I delivered the Letters inclosed in your’s from Baltimore and from mount Vernon of the 17th inst: to Messrs Clark on the receipt of them. I have desired mr Parrish to have a Hatt of the best quality agreably to your directions by the latter End of November. The returns of Inhabitants for the City and suburbs are nearly perfected but one district being incomplete prevents my making up an...
I am informed by the Friends of Mr Adam Gilchrist of his Application to your Excellency for the Appointment of Commissioner of Loans for the State of South Carolina and Conceive it my Duty to bear testimony to you of his long & faithful Services in my Department during the late War. This Gentleman was a Lieutenant in Colo. Hartleys Regiment and on the reduction of that Regiment accepted of an...
I was honourd with your Excellencys Letter of—— inst. which I immediately burnt on reading and should have answer’d it by yesterdays post but had not Obtained so full Information on the subject as I wished. Mr Abel James having met with misfortunes in Trade, assigned his Estate at Frankford to Mr Frederick Pigou of London, for whom Mr Drinker was agent for a Consideration of £8500 Currency—I...
Mr Heineken, Consul from the United Netherlands called on me last evening to request I would ask you if it would be convenient & proper for him to wait on the president, at any time and at what hour tomorrow, to introduce some gentlemen lately arrived & recommended to him from Holland one of whom is a gentleman of fortune, & bein in public offices of respectability there as they leave town on...
I have before me Your favour of the 6th & 10th Int. to answer which I could not do by last Post for want of the Necessary information respecting the Boulting Cloths. Mr Lewis says that he is at a Loss to put up the Boulting Cloth until he knows the size that will suit he says that a Reel which in the whole length is ten feet (the Common size here) requires a Cloth of 8 feet 3 Inches long and...
Since my last of the 30th Ulto I have had an Opportunity of further Enquiry Concerning Buckwheat and find that it cannot easily be had before the Close of Winter but can be Certainly procured during the winter about the prices mentioned in my last letter. Capt. Carhart is arrived from Alexandria and tells me he shall return immediately to potowmack if he can procure a Freight and in that Case...
Since my last I have made further Enquiry Concerning the Buckwheat, and find that altho’ the Crops round Town, which I had observed were favourable that they were not equally so further in the Country and a person who purchased two or three hundred bushels within a few Days past for Shipping was obliged to pay 3/ for it. from the best Information, it may be procured @ 2/6 to 2/9—but will...
After the Departure of the last post I recd your favour of 17th Instant handed me by major Jackson. I did not expect the return of the president so early or should have lodged Mr Bartram’s Answer which did not reach me til some time after I wrote to him—I waited on Mr Morris to pay him the 32 £s 12 s. 2 d. Balance due to Governeur Morris Esqr. & for the Black Sattin & Floor Matts—Mr Cottringer...
With reluctance I trouble your Excellency on a subject relating to myself. Being informed that the Judiciary Bill is in forwardness and that there will probably be a Marshal of the federal Court for the district of Pennsylvania, I beg leave to inform you that on my retiring from the Army, I was appointed Marshal of the Court of Admiralty for this State and have filled the Office since that...
On receipt of your favour of 18th inst. I waited on Mrs Morris and left with her the Letter for Mrs Washington to be deliverd on her arrival, but as she will not be here in time to write you by this mornings post, I beg leave to inform you that she was on Wednesday Night at the head of Elk and was to reach Chester last night. This information I had from the Stage Office which furnishes the...
I have frequently called to see Billy he continues too bad to remove—Doctor Smith was uneasy without some other experienc’d Surgeon or Physician to look at his knee, and I called on Doctor Hutchinson They are of opinion that the present Sore reaches to the joint and that it would be very improper to remove him at least for a week or two, by which time he probably may be fit to send on by the...
Inclosed is Invoice of the Buckwheat shipped by the Sloop Charming Polly Capt. Ellwood who sails to morrow for Alexandria—The Captain has not yet Called for the Bill of Lading but it shall be sent by the Vessel with the Certificate to save Duties. I informed your Excellency that I had again been disappointed (as I had twice before after positive Engagements) of a part of the Buckwheat but as I...
On rect of your last favr, I immediately bespoke the livery Lace which is manufactured here (there being none imported of that patern) and I now Inclose 14 yds by post. I have About 80 bushels buckwheat now filling in bags & am promised about 100 bushels more tomorrow to go in Capt. Ellwood who sails for Alexa. on saturday or sunday so that I hope there will be no disappointment for I have...
By Capt. Earle of the Sloop Union who is sailed for Alexandria I shipped the Articles noted at foot and directed them to the Care of Messrs Porter & Ingraham, the Captn has the Certificate of their being american Manufactured, there was no Spanish to be had & I sent a Barrel refined at our Sugar Houses which is the nearest of that quality—I could get only sixty three & ½ Bushels of the...
Yesterday I received your favour of 15th Inst. Mr Palmer took his directions from Mrs Washingtons Memorandum, but I will speak for the Goloshoes when the Clogs are returned with the New Directions. I have pd his Bill. As there is a Vessel goes this week for Alexandria I will get as much of the Buckwheat as I can onboard her & the whole in time to prevent Disappointment as there are several...
I had agreed with a Farmer for 100 Bs. Buckwheat to have been brot in, in time for the sailing of Capt. Carhart by whom I have sent a Bag with half a Bushel of Cocoa shells but the Farmer disappointed me in bringing it in, as I have been since told that he was offered 2/3 for the Buckwheat & I was to pay him 2/ for it I have sixteen Bags ready & will fill them the Cheapest rate I can to ship...
Letter not found: from Clement Biddle, 5 Mar. 1789. On 15 Mar. 1789 GW wrote to Biddle : “I have now before me your letters of the 16th Ulto ⟨&⟩ the 5th & 8th Inst.”