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I have recommended to the Secretary at War, Mr Philip Church, my nephew, for the appointment of a Captan of Infantry—This young Gentleman is personally known to you; but your knowlege of him is too slight to render it useless to speak of his qualifications. To the advantages of a good education, he adds a very discreet judicious mind and an excellent heart—duly animated by that laudable pride...
I have the honor to transmit to you a return of the Exports of the United States for one Year ending on the 30th: day of September 1792, exhibiting the Quantity of the various Articles thereof exported to the home dominions, and to the Colonial Dominions of all the foreign Nations with whom the United States have commercial intercourse.— I have the honor to be, / With perfect Respect, / Sir— /...
I have the honor to inform you that I have issued a warrant for the sum of five thousand two hundred and fifty six dollars in favor of the Secretary of the Senate (Samuel A. Otis Esq.) for the purpose of discharging the compensations due to the members of that body, grounded upon a pay roll certified by you to the 30th. ultimo inclusive. I take the liberty of communicating to the Senate that...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the Vice President and sends him the report of the Trustees of the Sinking Fund with the Documents referred to in it, in Triplicates according to the direction of the Board. He begs leave to remind The Vice President that this is the last day; of course it is necessary it should be presented to day. He is sorry that it could not have been...
I have the honor to transmit herewith, persuant to the order of the Senate, of yesterday, the following documents—viz Books, No 1 and 2 , containing the current Cash Account between the United States and the Bank of the United States from the commencement of the operations of that Institution until this day. Files A, B, C, D A containing a series of accounts beginning the 16th of June 1792 and...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by the Senate the petition of Barent I Staats respectfully reports thereupon as follows— The claim of the petitioner appears to be one of those, for the due consideration and adjustment of which, provision is made by the Act passed the 12th. of February 1793 relative to claims against the United States not barred by any act of Limitation, and...
I trust you are sufficiently convinced of my respect for and attachment to you to render an apology for the liberty, I am going to take unnecessary—I learnt with pain that you may not probably be here ‘till late in the session—I fear that this will give some handle to your enemies to misrepresent—And though I am persuaded you are very indifferent personally to the event of a certain election,...
Mr. Hamilton presents his respectful Compliments to the Vice President. He may have heared that the Treasurer was in the Market last night and may be at a loss concerning his authority. The ground of the operation is an Act of the Board of the 15th of August last appropriating a sum between three & four hundred Thousand Dollars, which Mr. Hamilton considers as any sum short of 400.000 Dollars;...
I have the honor to inform the Vice President of the United States and to request him to inform cause an intimation to be given to the Honoble The Members of the Senate that at one OClock to day, an Oration will be delivered at St Pauls Church in commemoration of the declaration of Independence by a Member of the Society of the Cincinnati and that seats are provided for his and their...
mr. Hamilton presents his respectful Compliments to the Vice President—He may have heared, that the Treasurer was in the Market last night and may be at a loss concerning his authority. The ground of the operation is an Act of the Board of the 15th of August last appropriating a sum between three & four hundred Thousand Dollars, which mr. Hamilton considers as any sum short of 400,000 Dollars;...
In obedience to the order of the Senate I have the honor to transmit you sundry papers relative to the exportation of fish. With perfect respect I have the honor to be, Sir / Your most obedt. / and most humble servt. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
Col Toussard, who will have the honor of delivering you this letter, is desirous of being appointed Inspector of Artillery. He has reason to hope that his wish is favoured by the Secretary at War—and seems to think that the intimation of my opinion may be useful to him. On the supposition that it accords with the views of the head of the War Department, I have no hesitation to add my...
Mr. Hamilton will have the honor of Dining with the Vice President on the 30th. of June agreeably to his Obliging invitation. MHi : Adams-Hull Collection.
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred the petition of Elisha Bennett, by an order of the Senate of the 20th. of November 1792, thereupon Respectfully Reports That the claim of the Petitioner is one, to the adjustment of which the power of the Treasury is competent. That it has been rejected at the Auditors Office for the following reasons— The only paper in that Office relating to...
You will find herewith sundry Documents marked A, B, C, D, E, F, G, & H—A being a copy of the Presidents Power to me to conduct certain loans, directed by two Acts of Congress therein referred to, B a Copy of a power from me to Messrs. Wilhem and Jan Willinks & Nicholas & Jacob Van Staphorst & Hubbard predicated upon that of the President to me, C a copy of a power from me to Mr. Short founded...
The United States have funds of some consequence in the hands of our Commissioners at Amsterdam, over and above what may be required for approaching payments. The Situation of Holland according to the last advices, leaves me not without disquietude on this account; for bidding the negotiation of bills upon that Country without great sacrifice. I have therefore directed the Treasurer to draw...
Upon a revision of the Loans, which have been made under the Acts of Congress of the 4th. & 12th. of August 1790, I have discovered, that a loan for One Millions of Guilders, made the 1st. of June 1793, is not upon the list marked E, accompanying the other papers, mentioned in my letter to you of the 8th. Instant. In consequence of this omission, the sum already borrowed in pursuance of the...
The inclosed copy of a Letter of this date to Messrs. Wilhem & Jan Willink &c will inform you an arrangement which has been made for the payment of a Sum of principal and interest of the Dutch Debt which will accrue on the first of June next (vizt.) Florins Principal 1000000 Interest  270000 and of the direction to them to concert with you the best arrangement of the matter. If you find it...
Since writing to you on the first instant, of which the foregoing is a Copy, it has become necessary to inform you, that in consequence of the Presidents having directed Mr. Pinckney to repair immediately to the Court of Madrid, there is a possibility, that he may set out upon his Mission, before the bill drawn upon our Commissioners in Amsterdam reaches London. If this should prove to be the...
I received two or three days since your letter of the 30th. of May. The Intention of Mr. Tappen to resign is not yet known to the Assistant of the Post Master General, who in his absence represents him. But you may depend, that when the event you mention shall happen, I shall take care to bring under the consideration of the Post Master General the Gentleman whom you recommend and in a manner...
Not having recd. an acknowledgemt. of my letter to you of the 8th. inst. I send you a copy— You will please to direct Lt. Gibson of the Corps of Artillerists to repair to Fort Mifflin and take the orders of the Commanding Officer there till he shall be directed to join his Company. You will likewise detach the Artificers of Capt. Elliott’s Company to the same place With great consideration I...
New York, June 8, 1799. “It is concurred to be expedient for some time to come to keep a body of troops in and near that district of Country in which the late insurrection existed. In this Service it is intended for the present to continue the troops now at Reading.… General McPherson recommended the occupying of three stations Reading, Allentown , & Easton . If the Corps of troops was more...
You will be pleased to inquire of un Capt. Shoemaker and Lieut. Boote whether they have any unexpended supply of money and cloathing for continuing the recruiting service; and report to me accordingly— With great consideration &c ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
New York, August 23, 1799. “… I am not anxious that any part of your force should be stationed at Easton if you think it of importance to keep the whole united. It would however be a strong motive to the stationing of a small party at Easton if the recruiting service could be benefited by the measure. It is not convenient at present to reinforce your detachment, but as I am not apprehensive of...
The Secretary of war mentions to me that he has been informed by several respectable Gentlemen of Baltimore that there is enlisted with Lieut. Boote a person by the name of John Forysth of a very weak and feeble constitution—That the family of this person are extremely distressed on at his situation, and propose the furnishing offer to furnish an able substitute, or to advance a reasonable sum...
Capt. Massey’s Company of Artillerists having been ordered from fort Mifflin you will immediately cause Capt. Irvin’s Compy. to proceed to that Fort to replace the other. For this purpose, you will take the proper arrangement with the contractor’s Agent for transportation and supply from Reading to Fort Mifflin. The Compy. will avoid going into Philadelphia With great consideration &c P.S. I...
I have received your letter of the 15th. inst. You will direct the Officers to make out returns of the deficient Articles for their troops, which you will forward to Colonel Ebenezer Stevens at this place who will take care to have them furnished— With great consideration &c ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have written to Captains Irvine and Shoemaker directing the first to put himself in readiness to march, and the last to proceed with his company to Pittsburg taking with him the detachment formerly under Lieut Boote but which is now annexed to his command. I have written to these Gentlemen in the first instance because I supposed, from some letter which I have received from you that you...
I do not think it advisable to grant your request for a furlough without previously consulting Col. Ogden on the subject. I have accordingly communicated the request to that officer with the proper directions. With consideration I am, Sir yr. ob. sert. ( LS , The Andre deCoppet Collection, Princeton University Library; Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of...
I enclose to you a letter to Lieutenant Boote which you will please to have delivered. Should Mr. Boote be willing to repair to this place you will give him permission to do so. In that case you will annex his party of infantry to the other company of infantry which forms part of your detachment— With great consideration I am, Sir &c: &c: ( LS , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton...
Upon the receipt of this you will be pleased to send William Millard, Sergeant Lang, Francis Peters, Cullen, Hyland, Howard and Muirhead of the company of Captain Elliot to that officer at Philadelphia— With great considern. ( LS , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
The Agents of the State of New York } for managing the controversy with the Commonwealth of Massachusettes 1785 For my services in examining the controversy collecting testimony and drawing brief for the hearing. The time spent in this business I cannot precisely determine but to the best of my recollection and Judgment it must have exceeded in the whole five weeks say however 35 days at £3.4...
If you have in the Office the laws of North Carolina, I will thank you for the perusal of them. As I want them in haste, I shall be glad they may be sent by the bearer. I am, Sir Yr Obed serv ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Alden, a deputy secretary of the Continental Congress from 1785 to 1789, accepted a clerkship in 1789 in the new Department of State under the temporary...
The mark of esteem, on the part of fellow Citizens, to whom I am attached by so many ties, which is announced in your letter of the 29 of December, is intitled to my affectionate acknowlegements. I shall chearfully obey their wish as far as respects the taking of my Portrait; but I ask that they will permit it to appear unconnected with any incident of my political life. The simple...
By His Excellys. command I am to request you will be pleased to put General Hands brigade under marching orders to move by break of day tomorrow morning. He will see General Greene and take orders from him. An impress of waggons is the object. I have the honor to be with the truest attacht. Yr Lordships Most Obedt. serv. ALS , MS Division, New York Public Library. Brigadier General Edward...
I communicated your Lordship’s letter to his Excellency. He has desired me to send Capt Scott’s company their dismission, which you will therefore be pleased to give them, on the expiration of their time. General Green will bring you an answer to your letter respecting Mr. Willcox’s, by which you will perceive that his Excellency has approved, and that I have written to Mr. Willcox agreeable...
Since the giving my evidence at the Court Martial, I have been endeavouring to recollect more particularly the import of the conversation between General Lee and myself, that happened in the field the day of the action and which was the subject of discussion yesterday, before the Court. My memory will not serve me on the occasion, in so clear a manner, as I could wish; but I have been able to...
The General approves your proposed order and requests you to forward a copy to the respective guard—Tomorrow in general orders, they and the militia will be directed to take their orders from you. Bedkins corps is instructed to join you for the purpose of vedets. I have the honor to be Yr Lordships hum. s. NjP .
By His Excelly’s command I am to request, You will be pleased to put General Hands brigade under marching orders to move by break of day tomorrow morning. He will see General Greene and take orders from him. An impress of waggons is the object. I have the honor to be with the truest attach men t Yr Lordships Most Obedt ser. NN : Myers Collection.
In answer to your favour of the 22d. inst, requesting that I would exert my influence in favour of Mr. Stone, candidate for an appointment in the Army, I must advise you to suggest the character to Col. Taylor, in order that he may express his opinion. The opinion of the Colo. of the Regiment in those respects is thought desirable With respect &c— (Copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown,...
[ New York, April 21, 1790 . On April 29, Allibone wrote to Hamilton : “I have the Honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter dated april 21st.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, May 12, 1792 . On May 18, 1792, Tench Coxe wrote to “A Committee of the Merchants of the City of Philadelphia” and referred to a letter “from the Secretary of the Treasury of the 12th: instant” to Allibone. Letter not found. ] LC , RG 58, Letters of Commissioner of Revenue, 1792–1793, National Archives.
[ New York, May 4, 1790 . On the back of the letter that Allibone wrote to Hamilton on April 29, 1790 , is written “Answd 4th May.” Letter not found. ] In the margin of Allibone’s letter of April 29 , H wrote the following comments which presumably are his answers to Allibone: “The state having made a cession the limitation is of course inapplicable. “Warrant for in his favour or the Treasurer...
[ Philadelphia, December 23, 1790. On December 28, 1790, Allibone wrote to Hamilton : “In obedience to the Instructions I received the 23d Instant.” Letter not found. ]
[ New York, December 21, 1789. On January 7, 1790, Allibone wrote to Hamilton : “I had the Honor of receiving your letter of the 21st. of December last.” Letter not found. ]
[ New York, June 22, 1790. On July 3, 1790, Allibone wrote to Hamilton : “I found your letter of the 22d of last month.” Letter not found. ]
[ New York, August 25, 1790. The endorsement on the letter that Allibone wrote to Hamilton on August 21, 1790 , reads: “Answd. 25th Augt. 90.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, July 2, 1791. On July 31, 1791, Ames wrote to Hamilton and referred to “your favor of the 2 July.” Letter not found. ]
[ New York, April 23, 1796. On April 23, 1796, Hamilton wrote to Rufus King : “I have written to Ames this day.” Letter not found. ]
Know all Men by these presents, that I Alexander Hamilton of the City of New York, Counsellor at Law, have made, ordained, authorized, constituted and appointed, and by these presents do make, ordain, authorize, constitute and appoint John Sempill and William Amorey of the Island of St. Croix Merchants jointly and severally my true and lawfull Attornies, for me and in my Name, and to my Use to...