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If the public dispatches which I receive, & am obliged to answer by every Post, would permit; I would go more into detail, & explanation of the subject of Your last (seperate) letter, than it is possible for me to do at present. I will not, however, let it pass without some further expression of my ideas; & the understanding I always had of your entrance into the Office you now hold, in the...
Several of your letters have been received within these few days; and notwithstanding the accumulation of business, consequent of the near epoch for my quitting the chair of government, the receipt of them should not have remained so long unacknowledged had I not placed such as related to the Power of Attorney, and to some disputed points, into the hands of the Law Officer of the United States...
Your favor of the 20th inst: came to hand yesterday. I have neither received, nor heard of an Address from the Proprietors of the Federal City. Nor do I know any more of Mr Law’s sentiments relative to the concerns of it, than I do of Tippo Saib’s. The ideas conveyed in my last to the Commissioners (dated the 22d) are not of recent adoption. They are as old as the change which took place in...
Having received a letter from Mr George Walker, of which a copy is enclosed, with my answer; a sense of duty to the public, and of propriety as it relates to yourselves; requires the transmission of both; to you; for the purpose which is expressed in the Latter. After the severe weather we have had, I think it probable there will be an early Spring: In which event, I persuade myself that great...
Enclosed is the Act with my signature, requesting Thomas Beall of George, and John M. Gantt. to reconvey to the Commissioners of the Federal City all the lands within the same which had been vested in them, in trust. Yesterday the Secretary of the Treasury shewed me the copy of the letter he had written, to you on Monday last, as also of the one he had addressed to the President & Board of...
Your favour of the 15th instt was not received until the 22d. To what the delay is to be ascribed, I know not. The voice of Maryland, as expressed by its legislature, in the Resolutions which you enclosed, is flattering indeed, as it respects myself, personally, and highly pleasing as it relates to their federal sentiments—I thank you for sendg them. From what you have said of the disposition...
In looking over the press copy of the letter I wrote you by the Post of Wednesday last, which was penned in great haste, to be in time for the Mail; I perceive some ambiguity in the expression of my sentiment respecting the building designated for the President of the U. States; and therefore these lines are given in explanation. It was not, nor is it my intention, that the work on that house...
Your letter of the 11th Instant has been duly received. The altered One to Messrs Wilhem, and Ian Willink has been forwarded to its address, and the former is herewith returned. Your application to the Bank of the United States for the loan of money, having failed (as I presume the Secretary of the Treasury has informed you, and as I had always supposed would be the case) I have executed the...
As no Mail southward of Baltimore was received at the Post Office in this City on Saturday; and as you may not have understood by my letter of the 22d instt, that the duplicate of the Power of Attorney to Messrs Wilhem and Jan Willink was required to be forwarded through me , I address this to you, in order to remove the doubt if any there be; as copies of the other papers are ready, and only...
More than once, the Spanish Minister expressed, with pleasing solicitude, the intentions of his Government to erect in the Federal City a suitable Building for the accommodation of its Representative, near the Government of the United States; provided a convenient & agreeable site could be obtained for the purpose. I always answered that this measure would be very pleasing and agreeable to me;...