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New York, 17 July 1790. Recommends Peter Bounetheau and Daniel Stevens as loan commissioner for South Carolina under the funding bill; Edward Trenot, Col. John Mitchell, Daniel Stevens, and Peter Bounetheau as revenue inspectors should the excise bill pass; and captains William Hall and Jacob Milligan as commanders of revenue cutters. AL , DLC:GW . Daniel Stevens (1746–1835), a Charleston,...
As the Revenue Bill now under consideration contemplates a Supervisor of the Revenue in each State, I beg to recommend to the President Mr Daniel Stevens, as a very proper person for that Office. He is the gentleman whom I formerly recommended as Marshall of the District & as my Letter on that occasion enumeratd the qualifications & pretensions of that gentleman I will not here repeat them,...
New York, 5 September 1791. Encloses for GW’s perusal a letter from Arnoldus Vanderhorst, the intendant of Charleston, recommending his uncle Elias Vanderhorst as consul for the port of Bristol—“I beleive the Intendant would not recommend any person unworthy of the Station”—and calls “attention to Col. Motte, as Successor to Mr Hall, & to Mr Bounetheau for the place of Naval Officer: From my...
In 1886 Paul Leicester Ford listed this pamphlet among the works which had been erroneously attributed to H and suggested that it was probably written by William Loughton Smith (Ford, Biblioteca Hamiltoniana [New York, 1886], vi, 39). In 1887 Joseph Sabin attributed the pamphlet to H (Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America [reprint, Amsterdam, 1961], VIII, 28). In 1914 Charles Evans...
Df , in the handwriting of William Loughton Smith, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; [Philadelphia] Gazette of the United States , September 22, 1792. Philip Marsh, in discussing “Scourge,” wrote: “… there can be no doubt as to authorship, for the manuscript, in Hamilton’s hand, is in the Library of Congress, among his papers” (“Further Attributions to Hamilton’s Pen,” The New-York...
Mr. Smith requests the favor of Mr. Jefferson to inform him of the annual amount of the following items, viz. RC ( DLC ); partially dated; endorsed by TJ: “Smith Wm. (S.C.).” William Loughton Smith (1758–1812), a staunchly Federalist congressman from South Carolina, 1789–97, and minister to Portugal, 1797–1801, authored vitriolic pamphlet attacks on TJ in 1792 and 1796 ( Editorial Note on...
Allow an old acquaintance to interrupt for a few minutes your attention & to divert it from the great affairs of State to a hasty Epistle written from the back woods. Availing myself of a little repose at this place after a long & fatiguing Journey, I have determined to give you some account of the Situation in which I found affairs on my arrival in the State because I conceived the Detail...
I have read, my dear Sir, with much satisfaction, your circular Letter & I am happy to find that it is in general very acceptable to the Citizens of this Place; Mr Izard, with his best Complimts. desires me to inform you that it has afforded him peculiar pleasure, & that he is glad to find that the President has at length taken his Ground & resolved to maintain it. We are both convinced that...
Annals of Congress The Debates and Proceedings of the Congress of the United States; with an Appendix, Containing Important State Papers and Public Documents, and All the Laws of a Public Nature (Washington, 1834–1849). , IV, 174–209. John C. Hamilton states that Smith’s speech “was from the pen of Hamilton as appears from his autographed draft” ( Hamilton, History John C. Hamilton, Life of...
[ Philadelphia, April 2, 1797. On April 5, 1797, Hamilton wrote to Smith : “I have received … Your letter of the 2d April (97).” Letter not found. ] Smith was a Federalist member of the House of Representatives from South Carolina, a close friend of H, and one of the leading advocates in the House of the policies which H had introduced as Secretary of the Treasury.