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You will be so good, as to let it be understood between us, that the mention, which some time ago was made to you by me, of the nomination of your son, was purely confidential between us ; and that on any occasion, which you may have to speak of the time, when it was first known to you, you will refer to the communication of this day only . I am dear sir / with great truth / yr. mo. ob. serv...
I returned home three or four days ago, under the vexatious operation of a quartan. I have been correcting it by medicine and hope in a day or two to subdue it. I shall immediately upon recovering my ability to do business with propriety, enter upon and complete the statement of my introductory ideas in Phila. Yrs. afftely. RC ( DLC ). Docketed by JM.
Letter not found: from Edmund Randolph, 12 Aug. 1790. In a letter to Randolph of 12 Aug. 1790 GW referred to “your letter of this date.”
E. Randolph presents his respects to the President; and having this morning written the inclosed letter to Colo. Nicholas, he takes the liberty of submitting it to the President’s perusal. AL , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB , DNA : RG 59, GW’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State. The enclosure has not been identified, but GW wrote on this document, "Draught approved. G. W——n."
Philadelphia, April 18, 1794. “The contingent account of the Department of State, from the last settlement down to the 15th instant, accompanied with vouchers, having been presented to the Auditor, I must beg the favor of you to cause a warrant to issue on the Treasurer payable to George Taylor Junr. for One thousand Dollars.…” LC , RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State, Vol. 6,...
Philadelphia, July 5, 1794. “E. Randolph begs the favor of Col. Hamilton to say to him, in answer to his letter of the 2d instant, how he shall replace Fulwar Skipwith’s money so as to conform to the entries in treasury department, and exonerate himself.” LC , RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State, Vol. 7, June 27–November 30, 1794, National Archives. For background to this...
Philadelphia, May 1, 1794. Encloses “the petition of certain Exiles from St. Domingo … for a passport.” States that the “request seems to be agreeable to the rule.” LC , RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State, Vol. 6, January 2–June 26, 1794, National Archives.
Letter not found: from Edmund Randolph, April 1793. GW wrote Tobias Lear on 12 April that the “enclosed from the Attorney General I return to him through your hands.”
Letter not found: from Edmund Randolph, 26 Sept. 1790. In his 3 Oct. 1790 letter to Randolph , GW referred to the attorney general’s “letter of the 26 ultimo.” Randolph’s letter from Philadelphia informed the president of the capture of one of the Pine Creek Indian murderers (see GW to Timothy Pickering, 4 Sept. 1790 [first letter], source note , and to Randolph, 3 Oct. 1790 ).
26 June 1794. Encloses Heinrich Matthias Marcard’s letter to GW of 5 Aug. 1793, which GW gave to Randolph "with a request that I should answer it." As Marcard’s letter takes "distinguished notice" of Rush and "opens the way for some other pen, than an official one," to respond, Randolph asks Rush to reply to the letter. LB , DNA : RG 59, Domestic Letters. Rush wrote Randolph on 27 June that he...
Philadelphia, May 27, 1794. “The Secretary of State has the honor of inclosing … a letter from the Minister plenipotentiary of the French Republic, of yesterday’s date, giving notice of the change in the national Flag of France. It is consigned to the Treasury department, as superintending the Officers of the ports.” LC , RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State, Vol. 6, January...
[ Philadelphia ] February 12, 1794 . Requests “original papers transmitted in a letter from Mr. Morris … in order to complete the papers from that minister called for by the Senate.” LC , RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State, Vol. 6, January 2–June 26, 1794, National Archives. See “Cabinet Meeting. Opinion on Communicating to the Senate the Dispatches of Gouverneur Morris,”...
[ Philadelphia, June 24, 1794. On June 26, 1794, Randolph wrote to David Rittenhouse, Director of the Mint: “Permit me to consign to your immediate attention the enclosed letter from the Secretary of the Treasury of the 24th instant, in answer to mine of the 23d.” Letter not found. ] LC , RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State, Vol. 6, January 2–June 26, 1794, National Archives.
Letter not found: from Edmund Randolph, 14 Oct. 1793. On 23 Oct. GW wrote Randolph : “Your letter of the 14th only came by the Post of last night, to Alexandria.”
[ Philadelphia ] May 2, 1794 . “The Secretary of State submits to the Secretaries of the Treasury and War, whether any, and what step can be taken upon the inclosed memorial of John Leamy.” LC , RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State, Vol. 6, January 2–June 26, 1794, National Archives. Leamy was a Philadelphia merchant. His memorial has not been found.
Philadelphia, April 28, 1794. “The Secretary of State has the honor of sending to the Secretary of the Treasury the applications for … passports.” LC , RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State, Vol. 6, January 2–June 26, 1794, National Archives.
I do myself the honor of transmitting to the Senate the translation of a French letter; the original of which was addressed to Congress, and was delivered to me yesterday by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, to be translated. I have the honor, Sir, to be / with the highest respect / yo. mo. ob. serv. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
Philadelphia, June 4, 1793. “… Inclosed is Mr. Bell’s paper. From Baltimore I shall remit that Sum, which I mentioned to you in part of your kind favor.…” ALS , New-York Historical Society, New York City. For background to this letter, see Randolph to H, April 3, 1793 , and William Bell to H, June 2, 1793 .
[ Philadelphia ] June 18, 1794 . Encloses “a note from the Chief Clerk in the Department of State explanatory of the delay in the publication of the laws, which the Secretary of the Treasury intimated to him the other day.” LC , RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State, Vol. 6, January 2–June 26, 1794, National Archives. George Taylor, Jr. A letter book copy of Taylor’s letter to...
I do myself the honor of transmitting to the Senate, the translation of the French act of navigation. It has been executed by the best hand which could be procured; but it is possible, that the novelty of the subject, and certain technical phrases, may have produced inaccuracies. I have the honor to be, &c. Printed Source--American State Papers. 38 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Gales and Seaton,...
It shall be done. Put your name upon the check; it is not payable to bearer. RC ( DLC ). Addressed by Randolph. Conjectural date here assigned by comparison with Randolph’s notes to JM concerning his debt to Phineas Bond.
[ Philadelphia ] September 24, 1794 . “The Secretary of State, not having time to have the inclosed from Mr. Jaudenes translated, presents it to the Secretary of Treasury; as it relates to a privateer fitted out in the neighborhood under French colours, and being just ready to sail.” LC , RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State, Vol. 7, June 27–November 30, 1794, National Archives....
E. Randolph has the honor of informing the President, that General Knox and Mr Bradford have been notified by him personally; and that General Knox promised to notify Colo. Hamilton. E. Randolph will wait on the President at ½ after 11 o’clock. AL , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters. The date is taken from the docket on the letter.
Philadelphia, June 26, 1794. “The President left in my hands the inclosed letter from A. G. Fraunces of the 28th. ultimo, to examine, what was best to be done. My opinion being that nothing ought to be done upon it, and that silence is the proper answer, I shall observe this course, unless you can suggest something more eligible.” LC , RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State, Vol....
Letter not found: from Edmund Randolph, 24 Aug. 1790. In a letter to Randolph, 26 Aug. 1790 , GW refers to Randolph’s letter “of the 24th inst.”
E. Randolph presents his best respects to Mr. Adams and informs him, that Mr. Short’s nomination to Madrid must necessarily precede that of his successor to the Hague. Mr. Adams will therefore not be surprized at finding no nomination for the Hague, made to–day. MHi : Adams Papers.
The return of Warder’s bills under protest has embarrassed me so much, as to make me request the favor of your name to the inclosed. You shall hear no more of it. [ Note by TJ: ] In consequence of the above I endorsed E.R’s note for 1000 D. payable at 60. days sight. RC ( MHi ); with TJ’s note subjoined; addressed: “Mr. Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 30 May 1793. Enclosure not found.
Your favor of Aug. 17. was received, and the address it covered was immediately delivered to the President. We are sincerely & affectionately Your’s PrC ( DLC ); entirely in TJ’s hand; at foot of text: “George Wythe, Chancr. of Virginia.” Tr ( ViU : Edgehill-Randolph Papers); 19th-century copy. Recorded in SJL as a letter from “Th:J. & E.R.”
Letter not found: from Edmund Randolph, 10 Feb. 1790. In a letter to Randolph of 10 Feb. 1790 GW refers to Randolph’s letter “of this date.” He again mentions “your letter of yesterday” when writing to Randolph on 11 February.
The Secretary of state has the honor of submitting the inclosed letter from the director of the mint to the consideration of the President. AL , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB , DNA : RG 59, GW’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State.
A Man has 3500 £ P.C. to pay in instalments of 500£ each beginning 1. Oct: 1795, and continuing for six years without interest. What sum in hand is equal? RC ( DLC : TJ Papers, 93: 16019); unsigned, undated, and unaddressed note written on a small scrap; date conjectured from endorsement inadvertently inscribed by TJ on his reply. P.C. : Pennsylvania currency.
[ Philadelphia ] April 19, 1794 . “The Secretary of State has the honor of informing the Secretary of the Treasury that the inclosed applications for passports relate to cases which have been considered by the President, Colo. H. and E. R. as proper, and are sent for the purpose of obtaining them.” LC , RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State, Vol. 6, January 2–June 26, 1794,...
The Secretary of State has the honor of conveying to the Secretaries of the Treasury and of War, and the Attorney General the wish of the President, that instead of a meeting at his house at 12 oClock on Monday next the opinions upon the two points suggested in a note of this morning should be committed to writing, and sent to the President by that time. LC , RG 59, Domestic Letters of the...
Letter not found: from Edmund Randolph, 9 Sept. 1790. GW’s 22 Sept. 1790 letter to Randolph mentions having received the attorney general’s “letters of the 9th and 10th instant” (see Shubael Swain to GW, 3 Sept. 1790, n.5 ).
Letter not found: from Edmund Randolph, 10 Sept. 1790. GW wrote to the attorney general on 22 Sept. 1790 and mentioned receiving Randolph’s “letters of the 9th and 10th instant” (see Shubael Swain to GW, 3 Sept. 1790, n.5 ).
Letter not found: from Edmund Randolph, 13 Feb. 1790. In a letter to Randolph of 13 Feb. 1790 , GW states “I have received your letter of this morning.”
Philadelphia, June 24, 1794. “The amount of the last draft for the contingent expences of the Office of the Department of State, being nearly expended, I must beg the favor of you to cause a warrant to issue on the Treasurer payable to George Taylor Junr. for One thousand Dollars, to be applied to similar purposes.” LC , RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State, Vol. 6, January...
Letter not found: from Edmund Randolph, 13 Aug. 1792. On 26 Aug., GW wrote Randolph “to acknowledge the receipt of your favors of the 5th & 13th instt.”
26 June 1794. At GW’s request, replies to Wilcocks’s letter to GW of 29 June 1793. Although always happy "to assist a stranger who meditates a settlement in our country," Randolph will not "attempt to give" Wilcocks "a direction in favor of any place." Rather, he assures him that "in the wide extent of the United States there may be found a variety of soil and climate, and perhaps even of...
[ Philadelphia ] May 2, 1794 . Encloses “applications … for passports to St. Domingo, they being supposed to come within the rule.” LC , RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State, Vol. 6, January 2–June 26, 1794, National Archives. See Randolph to H, May 1, 1794 , and H to George Washington, May 1, 1794 .
Letter not found: from Edmund Randolph, 3 Oct. 1793. On 14 Oct. GW wrote Randolph : “I have received yours of the 3d instt.”
The Secretary of State has the honor of transmitting to the President the translation of the German letter, with the original. AL , DLC:GW . This letter has not been identified.
Letter not found: from Edmund Randolph, 25 Mar. 1793. GW wrote Randolph on 27 Mar. , acknowledging “your letter to me of the 25t[h] inst.”
[ Philadelphia ] July 1, 1794 . Encloses “a Copy of a Letter from the Director of the Mint covering the assayers report on certain french Coins.” LC , RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State, Vol. 7, June 27–November 30. 1794, National Archives. For background to this letter, see Randolph to H, two letters of June 23, 1794 ; H to Thomas Willing, June 23, 1794 . A copy of the letter...
Letter not found: from Edmund Randolph, 5 Feb. 1790. GW mentions in his 13 Feb. 1790 letter to Randolph “your letter to me of the 5th inst.”
[ Philadelphia ] July 14, 1794 . Returns “the Report of the Director of the Mint of the assay of foreign Coins as corrected by the Director himself.” LC , RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State, Vol. 7, June 27–November 30, 1794, National Archives. For background to this letter, see Randolph to H, two letters of June 23 , July 1, 1794 ; H to Thomas Willing, June 23, 1794 .
Letter not found: from Edmund Randolph, 1 Oct. 1791. On 10 Oct. GW informed Randolph : “I received your communications of the 1st instant.”
The Secretary of State has the honor of informing the President of the United States, that he examined Mr Rittenhouse on the third instant, as to the state of the mint and received from him the inclosed answer. LB , DLC:GW ; LB , DNA : RG 59, GW’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State. The enclosed answer from David Rittenhouse has not been identified.
The only additional inquiry, which I have been able to make, concerning Mr S——l, was from Mr Brown; who thinks that the inclinations of that gentleman are strong towards peace; but that he would not hesitate to contend with zeal for any boundary, which his instructions might prescribe. Indeed, if a doubt of his tendency on this head should be considered as the only objection to him, I suspect,...
Knowing, that the President intended to answer your letter , relative to the shares in the two rivers, I did [not] think it necessary to trouble you with an assurance, that I would remind him of it. He tells me, that he has stated to you fully the arrangements, which he meditates. Mr. Short mentioned to me in his last dispatches, that he had proposed to you some time before your resignation a...