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I have the honour to transmit a Return of the exports of the United States, for the year ending the 30th of September 1794; with a Letter relative thereto from the Commissioner of the Revenue, of this date. I have the honour to be / with perfect respect, / Sir / Your Obedient Servant DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
In obedience to the order of the Senate, of the 23d. of December 1795, I have now the honour to transmit, a” return marked (A) of the Exports of the United States, Supplemental to that transmitted on the 26th. of February 1795, which compleats the returns of Exports to the 30th of September 1794.”—A similar Return for the year ending September 30th. 1795 is preparing, and will be transmitted...
I have the honor to transmit herewith a Letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue dated the 23d instant, with the Statement of the Exports of the United States therein mentioned. I have the honor to be / with perfect respect / Sir / Your Obedient Servant DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
March 14th. 1796 In obedience to the resolution of the Senate of the 23d of December 1795; I have the honour to transmit herewith a Return of the Exports of the United States for the Year ending September 30th. 1795.— I have the honour to be / With perfect respect / Sir / Your Obedient Servant DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I have the honour to transmit herewith a Letter from the Comptroller of the Treasury dated the Second instant, with the Abstract required by the fourth section of the Act entitled “An Act relative to the Compensations of certain Officers employed in the Collection of the duties of Import and Tonnage” passed February 14th. 1795.— I have the honour to be / With perfect respect / Sir, / Your...
I have the honor to transmit herewith a statement of goods, wares, and merchandise, exported from the United States, during one year prior to the 30th day of September, 1796, which has been prepared in conformity with the resolution of the Senate, passed on the 10th day of February, 1796. Of the sum of 67,064,097 dollars, being the whole value of exports during the years above mentioned, it is...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor most respectfully to transmit to the President of the United States, a letter from James Read Collector of Wilmington, dated the 7th of January 1797—recommending Joseph Burch to be first Mate, Robert Dorsey to be second Mate, and William Snell to be third Mate of the Revenue Cutter on the North Carolina Station.— It is the opinion of the Secretary,...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully transmits to the President of the United States, a communication from the Commissioner of the Revenue, covering two Letters to him & from the Collector of Providence on the subject of a proposal made to the said Collector for fixing & maintaining the stakes and Buoys in Providence River. It is the opinion of the Secretary, that it is adviseable to...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honour to transmit to the President of the United States a Copy of a Letter to the Comr. of the Revenue dated the 27th. of June 1796, which states the principles of a compromise proposed to the Distillers of Spirits in Kentucky— CtHi : Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Papers.
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully transmits to the President of the United States, a Letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue dated the 20th. instant covering a proposal made by a Theodore Lincoln for building a Light House upon Cape Cod in the State of Massachusetts. It is the opinion of the Secretary, that all circumstances considered, it will be for the Interest of the United...
The Secy of the Treasury respectfully reports to the President of the United States. That in the month of September 1796, it was discovered by the Secretary, that some important errors existed in the accounts of John Lamb Collector of the Customs for the District of New York, in consequence of which, the Letter dated Sept. 14th. was written from this Department, of which a Copy is herewith...
The Secretary of the Treasury in obedience to the command of the President of the United States, respectfully reports his opinion on the following questions. 1st. Whether the refusal to receive Mr. Pinckney, and the rude orders to quit Paris and the Territory of the Republic with such circumstances of indignity, insult & hostility as we have been informed of, are bars to all further measures...
The Secretary of the Treasury in obedience to the direction of the President of the United States respectfully makes the following Report; That the Letter of Governor Mifflin to the President of the United States dated the 12th Instant contains the following requests. – 1st. That the President would direct the American Ministers in Europe to use their influence to obtain permissions from the...
The Secretary of the Treasury, has the honor of transmitting to the President of the United States, an authenticated copy of an Official Settlement at the Treasury, of his account as Vice President, accompanied with a Warrant on the Treasurer for the balance found due to him thereon, being one hundred and three Dollars & thirty Cents. MHi : Adams Papers.
I arrived here on Friday evening from Litchfield where I had been detained much longer than I expected, having left my father & brother, as I presume, in a fair way of recovery from Sickness. I have recd. two Letters, soliciting appointments, which I deem it my duty to transmit for consideration. Mr. Borland was recommended as a Candidate for an Inspectorship at the time a vancancy happened by...
I arrived here on Sunday evening, to which place the Treasury offices had been removed. The state of the City is much more unpleasant than I expected to find it; business is nearly suspended; about fifteen hundred houses are entirely deserted, and more than half of the people have left the City—The mortality has not & I believe will not be great, as the danger of contagion will be generally...
I have been honoured with your favour of the 15th. instant. The enclosed papers relative to the Collectorship of Norfolk confirm the Presidents preference of Otway Byrd. I shall therefore consider the appointment as settled in his favour. Doct. Rushs pretensions founded on public services & celebrity of character are certainly superiour to any of the Candidates who have been named. I do not...
I have the honour to acknowledge your Letter of the 4th. instant—The dispersed situation of the Offices prevented me from knowing when I wrote last, that Mr. Storer had been appointed Inspector; though his qualifications are not known to me personally, yet as they known to the President, I cannot entertain a doubt that the Office is properly filled. Mr. Hopkinson will be perfectly satisfied as...
I arrived home on Saturday evening with my family;—I did not arrive at New York so soon as was expected by one day, this rendered it impossible for me to pay my respects to the President without being detained on the Road till this week, which would have been very inconvenient, I am desired by Genl. McPherson to inform the President that the Troops of the City & vicinity are desirous of...
I have had the honour to recieve your favour of the 12th instant, and congratulate you on your safe arrival so near the Seat of Government. To prevent the possibility of risque in remitting you the sum of Two thousand Dollars, I inclose a Letter to Mr. Sands who will pay that sum to your order. The sickness is unquestionably diminishing in the City: its operation is the same as in 1793 in one...
I have according to the Presidents desire continued to observe the progress of the sickness in Philadelphia.—I have been several times at my own House in Spruce Street & through all the central parts of the City—the panick has subsided, and all agree that the disorder is almost entirely confined to Southwark—The effect of the weather is uniform: cool weather & frosts are unfavourable to the...
I have the honour of acknowledging the rect. of your favour of Oct. 20th.— What I have written respecting the state of the City has been my most sincere belief. I have fullfilled what I supposed to be the Presidents wish, by seeking for information of the most authentic kind—In proof that my opinion is not a singular one, I take the liberty to mention that the Custom House business is expected...
I feel a sincere pleasure in representing to the President, that the Citizens are returning to their Homes;—the City resumes its usual appearance, & by the beginning of the next Week I believe most of the Houses will be opened, as usual. I hope to have the pleasure of paying my respects to yourself and family, some day the next Week. No news of much importance has been recd. by the William...
The Secretary of the Treasury in obedience to the command of the President of the United States respectfully submits the following Report upon the letter of the Secretary of War dated November 22d: 1797, and the papers accompanying the same. The principal question may be stated in either of the following modes. First—What are the powers and duties of the Accountant to the Department of War?...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully repo rts to the President of the United States. That on the 28th. of August 1797, the inclosed Return was recd. by the Secy. by which it appears that the sum of seven thousand four hundred & seventy eight Dollars & fifty nine Cents, of public money remained in the hands of Joshua Wentworth Supervisor of the Revenue for the District of New Hamshire on...
The Secretary of the Treasy respectfully reports to the President of the U. States. That the Legislature of North Carolina having in the month of Decer. last, renewed their Cession of the jurisdiction of four Acres of Land on Cape Hatteras for the erection & accomodation of a Light House and little difficulty being apprehended about the purchase of the private right of Soil any where near that...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully transmits to the President a Warrant for Three thousand Dollars, and requests that the President would be pleased to sign the Recd. on the back of the Warrant, in lieu of that signed by Cotton Tufts Esqr. for an equal amount paid by Genl. Lincoln, which it is proposed to leave in the Presidents hands. MHi : Adams Papers.
The Secy of the Treasy respectfully submits to the Prest. of the US. the following Report. On the 19th of August 1796 information was recd. by the Secretary, by a Letter dated July 26th 1796, from James Read Collector for the District of Wilmington in North Carolina that a French Privateer had arrived at Wilmington on the 14th. of July with two British Prizes with valuable Cargoes, consisting...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honour to represent to the President of the United States. 1st. That Theophile Cazenova has on behalf of Robert Morris Esqr. vested and transfered in the Books of the Bank of the United States Two hundred & five Shares of the Capital Stock of the said Bank which shares stand in the name of The President of the United States for the time being in trust &...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully represents to the President of the United States. That Adams Babcock of Boston has proposed to import at his own risque and expence Five hundred, or Two hundred and fifty Tons of salt Petre from India, upon condition, that the United States will agree to receive it at Sixteen Cents per pound. That the terms are thought by the Purveyor to be...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully reports, to the President of the United States. That it appears from the enclosed letter of Henry Miller Esquire, Supervisor for the District of Pennsylvania dated June 18th and the letter of William Nichols Inspector of the Revenue for the first survey of the said District, dated the 27th of June instant, that the said William Nichols has misapplied...
I was unfortunate in not having the honour of paying my respects to you, on my return from Connecticut—I arrived at New York by water, the day after you left the City—Mrs. Wolcott has gained strength, but as she is not free from dubious symptoms, I feel extreme concern respecting her situation. Since my return I have been engaged in a scene of various and pressing business— that part which...
I have the honour to enclose to the President a letter from Mr. Bayard of the House of Representatives, dated the 13th. instant informing me, that Mr. Isaac Cooper who was appointed one of the Commissioners for making the valuations of Houses & Lands &c in the State of Delaware has been appointed to an Office which oblidges him to decline the appointment. To save time I transmit the draft of a...
I have had the honour of receiving your Letters of the 18th. and 21st. The Letter from Mr. Pope to the President has been transmitted to the Commissioner of the Revenue (who is charged with the execution of the Laws concerning Light Houses) with the Presidents directions on the subject. The Commission returned for Mr. Dawes, includes not only his name, but those for the Commissioners for the...
By the last post I received a letter from Joseph Allen Esquire by which I am informed that he declines the appointment of Commissioner for the seventh division of Massachusetts. To prevent delay, I shall write by this mail to Dwight Foster Esquire of Brookfield requesting him to recommend to the President some able, and fit character, who will accept the Office. I enclose a blank Commission to...
I have the honor to transmit a copy of a letter from Jonathan Hunt Esquire, Commissioner for the first Division of Vermont dated August 26th. informing me, that Elijah Dewey who was named for the second Division, declines the appointment. Though I have no personal acquaintance with Mr. Hunt, yet I have every reason to believe, that confidence may be placed in his recommendation of Moses...
I recd. your Letter of August 30th. this morning and now enclose a Letter of Credit on General Lincoln to the extent of Dolls 7,666 66/100 the whole or any part of which may be at any time commanded. If it please the President it is my wish, that each payment by General Lincoln, may be vouched by as Rect. agreably to the form annexed to the Letter of Credit. I have made enquiry respecting your...
I have the honour to transmit a Letter dated Augt. 25th. from James Breckenridge Esq. who was named Commissioner for the Third Division of Virginia—It seems that this Gentleman resides out of the Division and that this circumstance and expectations of being able to render more important services have induced him to decline the appointment.—I have good reason to believe that Mr. Breckenridges...
I have the honour to enclose a Report on the proposals of Henry Dearborn for erecting two Light Houses in North Carolina. The distresses in the City increase; attempts are making to draw all the people possible from the scene of danger; about fifteen hundred of the most indigent are encamped on the Common;—another Camp for such as are able to support themselves is forming, which may contain...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully submits to the President of the United States the following Report. That it appears from a communication from the Commissioner of the Revenue dated the 14th instant, a Copy whereof is subjoined, to be expedient to increase the Salary of the Keeper of the Light House on Cape Cod, from one hundred & fifty to Two hundred Dollars per Annum, in...
The Secretary of Was has permitted me to peruse your Letters to him dated the 14th. and 29th. of August, and after much reflection and some hesitation, I have ventured to request him to delay transmitting to you, the Commissions of the General Officers, untill I could accompany his official dispatch with a communication of my sentiments, upon the arrangement which appears to be meditated....
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully submits to the President of the United States the following Report. That by an Act of Congress passed on the 16th. day of July 1798, entitled “An Act to enable the President of the United States to borrow money for the public service,” authority is given to the President of the United States to borrow a sum not exceeding five Millions of Dollars,...
I have the honour to inform the President, that I have received Letters from South Carolina, informing me that Arnoldus Vanderhorst and John Chesnut Esqrs. have declined accepting their appointments as Commissioners for that State. I have no information which will justify me in indicating the name of a Successor to Mr. Vanderhorst—I have however written to the Supervisor and to Mr. Desaussure...
I have complied with your direction by sending under cover to the Post Master of Philadelphia an anonimous Note with Five hundred Dollars in a Letter to Mr. Allen President of the Health Committee—This generous donation will relieve many a distressed person. The Warrant stands charged to the Presidents account in the Treays as recd. by me in the character of Agent to the President . I have the...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully transmit to the President of the United States the Copy of a Letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue dated the 25th. instant, accompanied with a proposal made by John Nivison for building a Light-House on North Island at the entrance of George Town Harbour in the State of South Carolina. This proposal being the most favourable of any that have...
I have the honour to submit to your consideration two letters from Edward Carrington Esquire, dated September 20th & 22d.—a letter from D. Stephenson Esquire dated September 6th.—a letter from John Haymond Esquire, dated September 4th:—also a letter from Thomas Tinsley Esquire—dated September 22d. 1798. The opinions of Colo: Carrington, Supervisor, and Thomas Tinsley Esquire, the Commissioner...
I have the honour to enclose a letter—dated September 24th. from John Nivison Esquire a respectable Gentleman of Norfolk—and another of the same date from Colo. J. Parker, informing me of the death of Thomas Bourne Collector of the Customs for the District of South Quay, and Inspector of the same port in Virginia.— I know nothing of Mr. Dorton who is recommended by Colo. Parker. Mr. Nivison’s...
I have the honour to transmit a Letter from George Divers who was appointed the Commissioner for the eleventh Division declining the appointment and recommending Thomas Divers to be appointed in his stead. From the tenor of Colo. Carrington’s Letter of the 13th. of September and the express recommendation of Thomas Posey contained in his Letter of September 28th. I have no doubt that General...
I have recd. your Note of the 30th. of September—and enclose a Letter from the Post Master of Phila. acknowledging the Rect. of my anonimous Note to the President of the Health Office, and declaring the delivery of it according to direction. I took the only mode which occurred to me of fullfilling your direction, without exposing my own name in the public Papers. I have the honour to be / with...
The Secretary of the Treasury in Obedience to the command of the President of the United States respectfully submits the following Report. That the facts stated in the petitions of Robert Wanton herewith transmitted, praying for the pardon of an offence committed by him against the Revenue Laws of the United States are verefied by the Letter of the Collector for the District of Boston and...