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ALS : American Philosophical Society When the inclosed was put under my care I promised myself the Honor of conveying it to you long before this. But an accident which obliged me to take a circuitous Voyage by the West-Indies, prevented, & will, I trust, be a sufficient Excuse for the length of time it has been on it’s way. I have the Honor to be most respectfully Sir Yr Excellency’s obt. &...
I have purchased at this place, for Acct & use of the United States, a Quantity of Soldiers Cloathing, Invoice of which, by order of his Excellency John Jay Esqr. I have herewith the Honor of inclosing for your Excellency’s Inspection—Half of them are already on board two Vessells bound for Boston, and the Residue I expect will follow in a short time by two others destined for the same port....
I had the Honor of writing your Excellency on the 12th ulto & 3d Inst. advising of my purchase of a quantity of Soldiers Cloathing for Accot of the United States & inclosing Invoice for the same—The whole are now shipped and this is only intended to convey you a note of the Vessells in which they went, that your Excellency may know where to apply in case of delay, or want of proper...
Passing through Madrid some time since Mr Carmichael encharged me with two Toledo Blades for your Excelly which I hoped for the pleasure of delivering in person. But the period of my return to America being yet uncertain, I now commit them with this to the care of Capt. Sullivan of the Union, bound to Alexandria. Wishing them safe, I have the honor to remain, with the most perfect respect,...
I take the liberty of herewith presenting to your Excellency a State of a claim I have against the United States for £72..12..8 Sterling. It arises from advances made by me in Spain for the Support of Capt. James Erwin & his Crew who were captured in the American Brige. Betsey in the Month of October 1784 by a Barbary Corsair & carried to Morocco! Being after a Captivity of about nine Months...
I some time ago through the Medium of my friend Coll Harrison, with diffidence took the liberty of offering my self for Employment under the Goverment to the administration of which your Excellency has been unanimously called. However disagreeable to speak of oneself I would now beg permission briefly to state the grounds on which I thus presumed. Although I was never honored with a direct or...
I have now under examination an Account of Messrs. W. & J. Willink and Nicholas & J. Van Staphorst of Amsterdam, in which various Charges are made against the United States for supplies of Money to you. As they have not sent forward Documents to substantiate these Charges I take the liberty of requesting you will be pleased to furnish me, soon as convenient, with a particular Statement of the...
In addition to the Circumstances relative to the Case of the Secretary at War, transmitted from the Comptrollers office for our determination we have the honor to state to you the following facts for the purpose of obtaining the Attorney generals opinion after a knowledge of them. We find that the first appearance of the claim in question, in any form, is in an account current dated at the...
We have the Honor to in-close to you, a contract made and executed on the 11th. day of January 1776, between the late Silas Deane, and Barnabas Deane with the following statement for the purpose of obtaining an opinion of the Attorney General on this Question. To whom is the balance due from the United States, on the account arising out of the agency, under that Contract due and payable....
Mr. Isaac Gouverneur Jr. of New York has requested me to make known to you that his friend Mr. William Stevenson is desirous of serving the U. States in the Capacity of Consul to the Islands of St. Eustatius, St. Martins and Saba; should any appointment of the kind be deemed expedient. I do not know Mr. Stevenson personally—but I am well acquainted with Mr. Gouverneur, and believe he would not...