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According to your desire I wrote two letters to America to enquire after the fate of Mr. Gallatin. One was to Mr. Savary , from whom I have as yet received no answer. The second was to Mr. Jay Secretary for foreign affairs to the United States. He put the paragraph of my letter into the public papers, desiring those who knew any thing of Mr. Gallatin to communicate what they knew. He soon...
To accomodate the late Officers of the Regular Line of this State and others on their settlements, I have to request Your influence for leave to bring in a Bill granting power to me to administer the necessary Oaths or Affirmations in the execution of my official duties. With esteem and regard I am &c FC ( Vi ). A letterbook copy, addressed to JM, “In assembly.” On 15 Nov. JM was appointed a...
Richmond, April 7, 1794. “If in the course of events the National Honor of America should call for the exertions of her Citizens, and should my feeble efforts be wanting, I would beg to observe that those rights annexed to our existence would induce me to give my ready Aid to the Commands of my Country: but as to the choice of an Appointment, it must rest upon the opinion of others.… If … my...
Your friendly favor of the 17th Inst. I recd. ⅌ last post. You will please embrace any leisure moment during the present session of Congress, to Act upon the subject matter of my last —requesting in my behalf, if needfull, the aid of Mr Benson, and Mr King, thro’ Congress. I take this opportunity to inform you, that, as a mark of the continuance of an opinion long entertained, I have, in...
Richmond, January 6, 1795. “An event I am informed is about to take place, which excites my sorry for the cause, but still, the motives I doubt not, are most completely justifyable…. But before you relinquish your Office, permit me to solicite your Official opinion upon my claim against the United States and your acceptance of my wish for your health peace and happiness.” ALS , Hamilton...
As an Old and faithfull servant of the United States I presume to address you, and to solicit your attention and favor. The services I have been engaged in, as particularized in the accompanying Paper No. 1 commenced with the Revolution, nor did they cease when Peace was established —thus employed, I have been prevented from obtaining more than a mere living—Attentive to the Duties and...
Richmond, July 16, 1794. “I must rely on your goodness for a pardon in again writing you on the subject of my Petitions to Congress, and urge my situation as a cause of anxiety for a decision.… I cannot but repeat a request, that if any appointment for which I am calculated should offer, either here or elsewhere—that you would give me your assistance, if proper.…” ALS , Hamilton Papers,...