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You will receive a letter this Morning from the Secretary of State. The occasion requires vigour and a decisive resort to principles . Tis clear that no foreign nation can without the consent of our government organize within our territory and jurisdiction the means of military expeditions by land or sea. To do it is an offence against the law of Nations—the law of Nations is a part of the law...
[ New York ] May 17 [ 1796 ]. “I have seen Mr. Blanchard. He will do what we talked of, except as to the loan of the further sum, which he intirely declines. I will thank you to send for Bouvier and ascertain his final determination; in order that it may be known whether hostilities must ensue or not.…” ALS , New-York Historical Society, New York City. Richard Harison was United States...
Mr. Abijah Hammond has informed me that he delivered to the Grand Jury, before whom was brought the case of Christopher Bancker, the certificate, on which the charge against him was founded. I wish to know the present state of that affair. I am, sir,   With great consideration,   Your Obedt Servant LS , New-York Historical Society, New York City. Hammond was a New York City merchant. According...
The Secretary of the Treasury requests the opinion of Council on the following points, arising on the Act for Registering & Clearing Vessels regulating the Coasting Trade & for other purposes— 1st   By the 22d Section it is provided that every Vessel of Less than Twenty Tons shall procure a license from the Collector of the District to which she belongs purporting that such Vessel is exempt...
I will thank you briefly to assign your reasons with the opinion I have requested. Yrs ALS , Richard Harison Papers, New-York Historical Society, New York City. Harison was United States attorney for the District of New York from 1789 to 1801.
Inclosed is a power of Attorney from one of two persons interested in the Certificate referred to in it which is in their joint name. They are not general partners. You will observe the nature of the description and the manner of the execution. Is it a good power? The question often arises in the Treasury Department how far a power executed by one partner , or person interested in stock...
I shall be mindful of the intimation in your letter of the 4th instant repecting Mr. Mc Comb; so that you may be secured. Your account some how or other has remained unsettled. The Comptroller has promised to have it speedily finished. This done, the money shall be paid without delay. With great esteem and regard   Dear Sir   Your obedient servt ALS , New-York Historical Society, New York...
I enclose you a copy of a Letter from me to the district Judge of this date requiring a revision in the Case of Lemuel Toby and the Ship Lydia. You will see that I am not at present satisfied of the innocence of the transaction. The Invoice & Bill of Lading ought to be seen before there is time for fabrication. I request your particular attention to a scrutinous investigation of the...
On the 28th of October 1790 a contract was entered into with Theodosius Fowler for supplying the army with provisions for the year 1791. Copies of which contract and of the Bond for securing the performance of it are enclosed. By an instrument, bearing date the 3d. day of January 1791, Theodosius Fowler made an assignment of this contract to William Duer, Esquire, constituting him, by the same...
The President of the United States having under consideration the petition of Samuel Dodge, an inspector of the Customs in the District of New York, I have to request that you will consent, on the part of the United States, to the suspension of the judgment in the case of the petitioner, ’till you shall be further advised. I am, sir,   Your Obedt. Servant LS , New-York Historical Society, New...