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Williamsburg, 22 Oct. 1779 . The scheme for a commercial negotiation in Europe has been abandoned after all necessary preparations were made. This decision causes almost ruinous personal consequences to the writer. Begs that an allowance be made as a restitution for disappointment and time. Signed: Thomas Smith. Minute in TJ’s hand at foot of text: “In Council Oct. 25. 1779. Referred to the...
Agreeably to the orders which I had the honour of receiving from you at the Court of Fayette County, I beg leave to inform you, that before I left the Court at Washington County, I prepared Ejectments against each of the People in Possession of your Land; I delivered those Ejectments to the Sheriff who served them all with a degree of regularity not very usual in that Country; as soon as the...
When the Letter which you did me the honour to write to me on the 14th of July last, was brought to Carlisle, I was in Philadelphia, & did not receive it till my return in August—I could not answer it before my return from the western Courts, because I had left your Papers at Bedford, (where I leave all the Papers respecting my business in the Western Courts, which are not necessary to be...
Letter not found: from Thomas Smith, 26 Nov. 1785. On 28 July 1786 GW apologized for “not having acknowledged the receipt of your letters of the 26th of Novr. . . .”
To his Excll the Honorable Minister of the Unaited State of America The petition of Thos. Smith a Native of America, Humbly Sheweth That whereas Your Excellencys Petitioner, is in this City of Paris Coming from a Slavery, where I being Tuoo years, and a half, taken under, the American colours bound from Lisbon, to America, and remain a Prisoner, a Board an Algerin Galeotta during the...
Major McCormick has this moment called on me in his way through this Place, & informed me that he means to go from Philadelphia by Mount-Vernon on his way home; as his company pursue their Journey in a quarter of an hour, I cannot have the honour of writing more than just to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter of the 7th of December—one Copy of which I received the Day before I went to the...
After having kept your letter for so long a while, I am almost ashamed to send it you; but remaining only a few days in Paris, I had not time to pay my respects to you, as it was my intention to do. I did not send it by the post, as I was in doubt whether or not it was a letter of introduction to your Excellency. My delay, I trust, has not been a matter of importance. I have the honour to be...
Letter not found: from Thomas Smith, 9 Aug. 1786. GW wrote Smith on 22 Sept . that his letter “to me from Philadelphia the gth Ulto came duly to hand.”
As the Bearer is going immediately to Alexandria & keeps the Post Office there I lay hold of the opportunity to inform you that on the 24th 25th & 26th Days of October, the Ejectments which I had the honour of bringing for You against James Scott & 12 others for Lands on Miller’s Run, were tried at Washington at Nisi Prius, & I have the very great pleasure to inform you that Verdicts have been...
Mr McCrea, who informed me that he kept the Post-office in Alexandria, was up at the Supreme Court at Bedford, in November last, & was to return immediately; I embraced the oppertunity to inform you that we had Tried and gained all the Ejectments which I had the honour of bringing for you in Washington County: I took the liberty of mentioning that it would be necessary that you should appoint...
Letter not found: from Thomas Smith, 22 May 1787. On 22 Feb. 1788 GW wrote Smith : “I have, at this late period, to acknowledge the rect of your letter of the 22d of may last.”
Letter not found: from Thomas Smith, 26 Oct. 1787. On 3 Dec. GW wrote Smith: “I have recd your letter of the 26th of Octr.”
On my return from the Western Courts, two weeks ago I was honored with your letter of the 3d of December last inclosing a duplicate of another letter dated the 16th Septr. Since my return I have had no opportunity of writing to Philadelphia till now. I did not receive the letter of the 16th Septr till the middle of november & having by my letter of the 26th October anticipated an answer to it...
Letter not found: from Thomas Smith, 11 Mar. 1788. On 3 April GW wrote Smith of “the reception of your letter of the 11th Inst.” GW should have written “ulto.”
Letter not found: from Thomas Smith, 17 Mar. 1788. GW wrote Smith on 3 April : “your letter of the 17th ulto has come to hand.”
Letter not found: from Thomas Smith, 6 Aug. 1788. On 15 Sept. GW wrote Smith : “Your favour of the 6th Ult. came duly to hand.”
It was not until last night that I had the honour of receiving your Letter of the 26th of December, with its inclosures: one reason of my not receiving this Letter sooner, was my absence at York Court, from whence I went to Philadelphia & did not return till last night, we met the Post, who brought it, within sight of Carlisle, as we went to York, & I, not intending to have remained three Days...
Letter not found: from Thomas Smith, 19 April 1789. On 23 Sept. 1789 GW wrote to Smith: “I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the . . . 19th of April last.”
I have been upwards of twelve years employed in the laborious business of a Comr of the Continental Loan Office for the State of Pennsylvania which I have endeavoured to discharge with the greatest care, industry & integrity—& I must now entreat of your Excellency some appointment under the new Constitution which is become necessary to me for the support of a large family—as my attention to...
Letter not found: from Thomas Smith, 24 July 1789. On 23 Sept. GW wrote to Smith : “I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 24 of July.”
I had the honour of receiving your Letter of the 23d Ulto with its inclosures, by Mr Scott while I was attending Bedford Court last week, whereupon I sent up by the same Gentleman Directions to the Prothonotary of Fayette County to Issue a writ against John Stephenson without loss of Time, & gave pointed directions to the Sheriff to serve it immediately—I thought this necessary, because Mr...
[ Philadelphia, April 22, 1790 . On April 26, 1790, Hamilton wrote to Smith : “You mention in your Letter of the 22d. Instant.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, August 30, 1790. On September 23, 1790, Hamilton wrote to Smith : “I duly received your letter of the 30th Ultimo.” Letter not found. ]
I now forward Subscription accounts with the Certificates, Indents & money of the old emission received with them on account of a Loan to the United states from the 1st to the 31st day of October inclusive also Vouchers for the issue of Certificates to the Subscribers of said Loan. I have uniformley signed the Certificates issued by me & have inserted the number names & sums in the Marginal...
[ Philadelphia ] January 17, 1791. “… Very large returns for the issue of Indents are in hand & will be forwarded as soon as the business of the Office will permit. The subscriptions to the Loan are increasing very rapidly this Month.” LC , RG 53, Pennsylvania State Loan Office, Letter Book, 1790–1794, Vol. “615-P,” National Archives.
This accompanys Abstract of Certificates Old Emissions & Indents received on subscriptions to the Loan proposed by act of Congress 4 Augt 1790 from the 1st to the 31st January inclusive. The subscriptions are encreassing very fast, which with the payment of Indents to the Citizens of this State to enable them to possess themselves of their original Certificates in order to fund them; together...
The amount of the several kinds of Stock on the books of this office on which Interest is payable is as follows with Interest Calculated to 1st April 1791 Viz. Principle Interest Funded 6 ⅌ Cent 864 203.54 ——— 12061.97 Funded 3 ⅌ Cent 364 890.61 ——— 2735.40 Deferred 6 ⅌ Cent 410.369.31 Non subscription Stock
Letter not found: from Thomas Smith, 20 April 1791. On 8 July GW wrote to Thomas Smith that he received his “letter of the 20th of April”
[ Philadelphia ] May 10, 1791 . “… I am nearly out of Indents, the Comptroller of this State informs me that about 300,000 Dolls. more will pay the Interest on the Certificates belonging to Individuals yet remaining in his Hands. I am honored with your favor 2nd April.…” LC , RG 53, Pennsylvania State Loan Office, Letter Book, 1790–1794, Vol. “615–P,” National Archives. For background to the...
As the holders of Certificates in the Debt of this State are now presenting them at this Office for deposit agreable to the Act of the 4th Augt. 1790 I think it my duty to apply to you for any farther Instructions you may judge necessary in the execution of this business the situation of which appears as follows. This State has been Issuing consolodated certificates for a number of small ones...