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Being concerned as Council for a number of persons, who, since the annunciation of the provisional treaty have been indicted under the confiscation laws of this state for the part they are supposed to have taken in the late war, we are induced at the desire of our clients and in their behalf, to apply to Congress through your Excellency for an exemplification of the definitive treaty. We take...
I wrote You on the 22nd & 23rd. I now set myself down to trouble You once More. As neither Cols. Meades or Harrison’s Depositions may ever reach me & if they do, As they will contain no Information respecting the Papers taken in Andre’s Hand I am to beg you, to be so Obliging, as to send me Your Deposition, by the first Conveyance; Of what my Conduct was, or appeared to be to You, from the...
[ Robinson’s House , Highlands, New York, October 22, 1780. On October 24, 1780, Varick wrote to Hamilton : “I wrote You on the 22nd.” Letter not found. ] Varick, a native of Hackensack, New Jersey, was admitted to the bar in New York City in 1774. On June 28, 1775, he enlisted as a captain in the New York Regiment and in June, 1776, became a military secretary to General Philip Schuyler, H’s...
City of New York } ss: The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of New York To all to whom these presents shall come, send greeting Whereas “the Mayor, Aldermen and Commonality of the City of New York” did resolve “that as a testimony of the high sense they entertain of the public Services of Alexander Hamilton; especially in the administration of the Office of Secretary of the Treasury of the...
I take the Liberty of inclosing to Your Excellency, a Letter for Lieut. Colo. Humphrys containing a Letter to His Excellency the president of Congress, praying an Answer to my Memorial formerly presented to Congress, for the Depreciation of my pay while acting as a Mustering Officer & for the 12 Months pay allowed those Officers as a Gratuity on their discharge. I have comprised in my...
I have the pleasure of inclosing to You a Certificate from the Mayor & Aldermen of this admitting You to the Freedom of this City, as their Testimonial & that of the Corporation of this City of their Opinion of your Merit & distinguished Services in the Cause of your Country. This Testimonial has remained in my Hands some Weeks to be forwarded by the Patroon, but he left us unexpectedly....
The Necessities of the Writers employed under my Direction as well as my own, and the Poverty of the Q. Master Department had in great Measure anticipated the Relief afforded by the last Supply of Money transmitted to me by Mr Morris on the 3rd of June, on Account of pay. By that I was enabled to pay off the discharged Writers the Ballances of their respective Demands and to Messrs Sickels &...
I have this Evening reviewed the Paper of the 29th ulto containing the Charges & the Specification thereof from B. Genl Hazen in behalf of himself and twenty four Officers of his Regiment against Lieutenant Thomas Edwards Judge Advocate of the Army; And find that the Complainants impeach Mr Edwards in three genl Charges, Vizt 1. “Want of Abilities and a regular judicious System in the Office...
I am requested by the Common Council of this City to inclose to You and to solicit your Acceptance of the two Copies hereunto sent of an Oration on the Death of General Washington delivered in this City on the 31st Ulto, at their request, by Mr. Gonverneur Morris. I have the Honor to be with very Great / Respect and Consideration / Sir / Your most Obedt. Servt. MHi : Adams Papers.
Agreeable to your Excellency’s Directions I do inclose Copy of the unsigned Instructions which I recd from you at New Windsor, with some Additions, perhaps yet incompleat. With Respect to my Pay & Subsistence Your Excellency was pleased to put me on the footing with the Secretary with You—I could wish to be allowed to draw forage for two Horses in Case I should find it convenient & necessary...