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The President returns to the Secretary of State Mr. Pinckney’s letter enclosing Mr. Holloways proposals to come over to this country as engraver to our Mint—which proposals the President conceives are inadmissible. RC ( DLC ); in the hand of Tobias Lear; addressed: “The S[…]”; endorsed by TJ as received 4 June 1793. Recorded in SJPL .
If you see any objections to the propositions contained in the enclosed pray furnish me with them as soon as convenient as I want to return an answer with out delay. Yours &ca RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ as received 4 June 1793. Recorded in SJPL .
To call upon Mr Hammond without further delay for the result of the reference to his Court concerning the surrender of the Western Posts—or to await the decision of the trial at Richmond on the subject of British debts before it be done, is a question on which my mind has been divided for sometime. If your own judgment is not clear in favor of one, or the other, it is my desire, as the heads...
To call upon Mr. Hammond without further delay for the result of the reference to his Court concerning the surrender of the Western Posts—or to await the decision of the trial at Richmond on the subject of British debts before it be done, is a question on which my mind has been divided for sometime. If your own judgment is not clear in favor of one, or the other, it is my desire, as the heads...
The President of the United States approves of the enclosed Letter to Mr. Hammond, and likewise of that to Mr. Rawle. [ Note by TJ :] viz the letter of May 15. 93. RC ( DLC ); in the hand of Tobias Lear; addressed: “The Secretary of State”; with subjoined note by TJ. Enclosures: (1) TJ to George Hammond, 15 May 1793 . (2) TJ to William Rawle, 15 May 1793 . Recorded in SJPL .
The President of the United States requests that the Secretary of State will lay the enclosed letter before the Gentlemen who are to meet today—that it may be taken into consideration with the other matters which may be before them. [ Note by TJ: ] viz. a letter from T. Newton. RC ( DLC ); in the hand of Tobias Lear; with note by TJ at foot of text; endorsed by TJ as received 14 May 1793....
The President sends to the Secretary of State the enclosed Extract which he has just received from a respectable Gentleman in this City—who informs him that the writer is a person of respectability and good information in London. The President wishes it to be shewn to the Gentlemen if they are still together. RC ( DLC ); in the hand of Tobias Lear; endorsed by TJ as received 14 May 1793....
Sometime last fall I sent to Mr Young transcripts of the accounts respecting the Agriculture of this Country, which I had collected from Gentlemen of the best information on this subject, with whom I was acquainted in the middle States—New York & Virginia. The account which you had the goodness to draw up was among the number. I have lately received from Mr Young a letter in reply to mine...
The President requests that the Secretary of State will have the enclosed letter from the Governor of So. Carolina taken into consideration, with the other matters which are to be weighed. RC ( DLC ); in the hand of Tobias Lear; endorsed by TJ as received 14 May 1793. Recorded in SJPL . Enclosure: William Moultrie to Washington, 26 Apr. 1793, expressing hope that the President would approve...
Sometime last fall I sent to Mr. Young transcripts of the accounts respecting the Agriculture of this Country, which I had collected from Gentlemen of the best information on this subject, with whom I was acquainted in the middle States, New York and Virginia. The account which you had the goodness to draw up was among the number. I have lately received from Mr. Young a letter in reply to mine...
The posture of affairs in Europe, particularly between France and Great Britain, places the United States in a delicate situation; and requires much consideration of the measures which will be proper for them to observe in the War betwn. those Powers. With a view to forming a general plan of conduct for the Executive, I have stated and enclosed sundry questions to be considered preparatory to...
Your letter of the 7th instant was brought to me by the last Post. War having actually commenced between France and Great Britain, it behoves the Government of this Country to use every means in it’s power to prevent the citizens thereof from embroiling us with either of those powers, by endeavouring to maintain a strict neutrality. I therefore require that you will give the subject mature...
Your letter of the 7 instant was brought to me by the last Post. War having actually commenced between France and Great Britain, it behoves the Government of this Country to use every means in it’s power to prevent the citizens thereof from embroiling us with either of those powers, by endeavouring to maintain a strict neutrality . I therefore require that you will give the subject mature...
Your Letter of the 1st instant, came to my hands yesterday. I regret the indisposition of General Knox; but hope, as there is yet time for consideration of those matters I referred to the heads of the Departments, no inconvenience will result from the delay, occasioned thereby; unless it should continue much longer. At George Town, I met mister Randolph; & by a Letter just received from mister...
Your Letter of the 1st instant, came to my hands yesterday. I regret the indisposition of General Knox; but hope, as there is yet time for consideration of those matters I referred to the heads of the Departments, no inconvenience will result from the delay, occasioned thereby; unless it should continue much longer. At George Town, I met Mr. Randolph; and by a Letter just received from Mr....
The President encloses a draft for the Director of the Mint to receive five thousand dollars for the purposes of that establishment—likewise a letter for Mr. G. Morris, which he requests the Secretary of State will be so good as to forward with the public dispatches he may send to that Gentleman. RC ( DLC ); in the hand of Tobias Lear; addressed: “The Secretary […]”; endorsed by TJ as received...
To The Secretary of State—The Secretary of the Treasury—The Secretary of War and The Attorney General of the United States. Gentlemen, The Treaty which is agreed to be held on or about the first of June next at the Lower Sandusky of Lake Erie, being of great moment to the interests and peace of this Country; and likely to be attended with difficulties arising from circumstances (not unknown to...
I have to request that it may be given in charge to the director of the mint, to take measures for collecting samples of foreign coins issued in the Year 1792, of the species which usually circulate within the United States, to examine by assays at the mint whether the same are conformable to the respective standards required, and to report the result, that the same may be made known by...
I have to request that it may be given in charge to the director of the mint, to take measures for collecting samples of foreign coins issued in the Year 1792, of the species which usually circulate within the United States, to examine by assays at the mint whether the same are conformable to the respective standards required, and to report the result, that the same may be made known by...
The President returns the enclosed draft of a letter to Mr. Pinckney, the contents of which meet his approbation. The President will thank Mr. Jefferson to send him a map of the Federal City, if he has any by him. [ Note by TJ: ] The above was the letter of Mar. 16. 93. to Mr. Pinckney. RC ( DLC ); in the hand of Tobias Lear, except for note by TJ at foot of first page below dateline; second...
The President returns to the Secretary of State the letter and enclosures from Colo. Humphreys—and sends him a letter just received from Mr. Ellicott. The President wishes the Secretary’s opinion whether the direction to the Director of the Mint for collecting and assaying certain foreign Coins agreeably to the law—“regulating foreign Coins” &c—should go directly from the President to this...
The President approves of the enclosed draft of a letter to Mr. Morris—and wishes to know if there is any opportunity of sending it directly, as he thinks it would be best for him to send the one for Made. la fayette, to Mr. Morris at the same time, knowing that she is in France. [ Note by TJ: ] This was the letter of Mar. 15. 93. RC ( DLC ); in the hand of Tobias Lear; addressed: “The...
The returned draught of a letter to Mr Gouvr Morris accords with my sentiments. Taking it for granted, that the words “We suppose this will rather overpay the instalments & interest due on the loans of 18.6 & 10 Millions”—means all that could be demanded by the French Government to the close of last year. This being the idea I have entertained of the payments, & engagements to pay. If it has...
The returned draught of a letter to Mr. Gouvr. Morris accords with my sentiments.—Taking it for granted, that the words “We suppose this will rather overpay the instalments and interest due on the loans of 18. 6 and 10 Millions”—means all that could be demanded by the French Government to the close of last year.—This being the idea I have entertained of the payments, and engagements to pay. If...
If, upon a due consideration of the letter from the Secretary of the N.W. Territory to Govr St Clair, which you sent to me yesterday, and is herewith returned, you shall be of opinion that my official interference is necessary on the subject of that letter, I must request that you will report to me wherein such interference may be necessary—as well as the authority under which the President...
If, upon a due consideration of the letter from the Secretary of the N.W. Territory to Govr. St. Clair, which you sent to me yesterday, and is herewith returned, you shall be of opinion that my official interference is necessary on the subject of that letter, I must request that you will report to me wherein such interference may be necessary—as well as the authority under which the President...
Expecting that my private affairs will call me to Virginia on or before the 25 of this month, I have to request that you will lay before me, previous to that time, such matters within your Department as may require my attention or agency before I set out, as well as those which might be necessary for me to know or act upon during the time of my absence from the Seat of Government (which will...
Expecting that my private Affairs will call me to Virginia on or before the 25th of this month, I have to request that you will lay before me, previous to that time, such matters within your department as may require my attention or agency before I set out; as well as those which might be necessary for me to know or act upon during my absence from the Seat of Government (which will be about...
The enclosed from Messrs Johnson & Carroll have this instant come to hand. Along with them you will receive the letter (this day read) from Doctr Stuart, that the sentiments of all three of the Commrs may appear at one view. I pray you, before Mr Madison leaves town, to lay all three before him and the Attorney Genl; and give me a written Memo. of the measures which you, & they, shall think...
The enclosed from Messrs. Johnson and Carroll have this instant come to hand. Along with them you will receive the letter (this day read) from Doctr. Stuart, that the sentiments of all three of the Commrs. may appear at one view. I pray you, before Mr. Madison leaves town, to lay all three before him and the Attorney Genl.; and give me a written Memorandum of the measures which you, and they,...