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I am to acknowledge the receipt of Mr Richmonds letter of the 1 instant. It is inconceivable to me what can produce so great a disproportion between the price of Rations in Baltimore and Philadelphia. At all events I am determined not to give the Price demanded, untill convinced by experience, that there is no Alternative. To ascertain this fact, I have to request that you will purchase...
Treasury Department, June 30, 1794. Asks “what Experience has decided in regard to the quality of the sail Cloth which has been used for the Cutter under your direction.” LS , Columbia University Libraries. See also H to Benjamin Lincoln, June 28, 1794 ; H to William Seton, June 30, 1794 . This letter was endorsed “Answer’d 13 July.” The reply has not been found, but presumably it was written...
I received with your letter of the 16th of March last an estimate of expences for repairing the revenue Cutter which has in the hurry of business hitherto remained unattended to. If these repairs have not already been done in consequence of my circular letter of the 19th instant they may be done upon the smallest of the two scales proposed. I have noticed that you have appointed Mr. Richmond...
The house of Zacharia Coopman & Co. has made application to me for an abatement of interest upon their Bonds which have been lately put in suit. There are certain equitable considerations, which dispose me, as far as shall be found right to attend to this application. But before any decision is taken, I wish to be particularly informed of the circumstances of the respective suits: of the...
In consequence of a Statement made to me by Mr Samuel Dodge, Agent for procuring materials &c. for the fortification, I have directed the Treasurer to remit you the further sum of 1700 Dollars in bills upon you, payable to you or your order, which you will endorse to the agent in proportion to the further progress of expenditure, agreeably to my instructions of the 3d of April last. I should...
[ Philadelphia, May 26, 1794. On June 5, 1794, Williams wrote to Hamilton : “I can … answer your letter of the 26th Ultimo.” Letter not found. ]
It has been found necessary to adopt certain regulations with regard to Vessels to which passports shall be granted by the President during the present embargo for the purpose of carrying french Emigrants to the West Indies. You are to require security from the owner or owners of such vessels (to wit a bond of the acting owner with competent sureties) with condition that she shall proceed to...
Samuel Smith Esqr. has applied for a passport for a small vessel to be sent in Ballast to the Island of Bermuda which is herewith enclosed. Mr Smith not being possessed of the names of the Vessel and Master they are left blank in the paper to be inserted by you. Another passport has been granted for Captain Kean Master of the Schooner Eagle, bound for St Domingo in ballast, and with passengers...
Treasury Department, April 23, 1794. “Enclosed are two passports.… You will perceive that those Vessels have permission to depart in Ballast , with passengers for St. Domingo. You will therefore grant them clearance accordingly.” LS , Columbia University Libraries. On April 22, 1794, George Washington “Signed … passports, to wit, for the Recovery of Baltimore—schooner Providentia, Baltimore …...
[ Philadelphia, March 5, 1794. On March 20, 1794, Williams wrote to Hamilton : “Your letter of the 5th Instant … was duly received.” Letter not found. ]