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Having been informed that the the Judiciary Bill is like to pass into a Law–by which there will be two appointments to be made of Judges for the State of New York, vizt. An additional District Judge & One Circuit Judge—I have taken the liberty to propose to You my Son Mr. Saml. Bayard, (who resides in the County of West Chester in that State & is one of the Judges of the Inferior Court of...
We the judges of the court of common pleas, justices of the court of general quarter sessions of the peace, grand-jurors and bar of the county of Somerset and state of New-Jersey, attending the said court feel it our duty to address you at the present interesting crisis of our national affairs. The wanton and continued aggressions, injuries, and insults committed by the French republic against...
I do myself the honor of enclosing forwarding for your perusal, the inclosed tribute of grateful sorrow, to the memory of your illustrious Predecessor. To one who honors his character & laments his decease, so sincerely as yourself; this humble testimony of affection for exalted merit; & of sorrow for departed worth, cannot be unacceptable— I have the honor to be / with the highest respect &...
The present prospect of a necessity for the Frigates to be immediately fitted for Sea, and consequently for the appointment of Officers, has induced me to remind the President, that my brother Richd. C. Beale, has long expressed a strong inclination to serve his Country, when ever his services should be required in the Navy. He is now Twenty five years of age, and has been regularly brought up...
At a numerous and respectable meeting of the citizens of George Town, held this twenty first day of April, one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight, agreeably to a previous notice—Colonel Lloyd Beall, Mayor, was appointed chairman—When the following resolutions were unanimously agreed to. Resolved, That in the opinion of this meeting the Executive of the United States, in their instructions...
At a numerous meeting of the Inhabitants of the Borough and County of Bedford (Pennsylvania) at the Court house in said Borough, on the 31st day of May 1798. Hugh Barclay having been appointed Chairman, and William Reynolds Clerk of said meeting, It was unanimously resolved, That the following Address be signed by the Chairman, and attested by the Clerk; and that a Copy thereof be transmitted...
About the commencement of the last Session of Congress I resigned my office of Surveyor of the Port of Norfolk and Portsmouth &ca. I was induced to take this step in consequence of its having been suggested to me (by a member of Congress—Mr. Parker) that my political Creed was considered by administration, as an insuperable bar to every thing like promotion in the Custom house: and that I was...
The office of Collector for this Port being vacant by the Death of David Austin Esqr. For myself and at the solicitation of a number of the most respectable Inhabitants of this Town I am induced to address your Excellency with a request that I may be appointed to that Office. As early as Augt 1798 (when it was the general opinion here that the Office would become vacant, Mr Austin being very...
We the underwritten, composing the Companies of Artillery, Cavalry and Infantry, and others, convened with the said Companies, inhabitants of the town of Rutland, in the western district of the State of Vermont, deprived from the remoteness of our situation, of the privilege of approching you personally, desire, in this manner, gratefully to address you, and subscribe to you our sensibilities...
By various arts of indirect attack, since the Recess of Congress, considerable impression has been here made, on many well-disposed but warm minds, against the French Negociation and more especially the Dissmission of the late Secretary Pickering. Several of your friends, who admire “the sublime policy, which pursues, as its chief end, the restoration of peace abroad, and the cultivation of...
The Committee who were appointed to carry into Effect, the Views of the Legislature, relative to their appropriation of $5000, for the purchase of Books suitable for the executive and legislative departments of the Government, wish to avail themselves of your Superior Judgment, and enlightened Experience in making the proper Selection—& for this purpose, I have the Honor of addressing you. The...
On the receipt of the Address of the Inhabitants of the Borough & County of Bedford, to the President Senate & House of Representatives, I presented in compliance with your request, one Copy thereof to the President & another to the Senate of the United States— The Sentiments conveyed therein made a very favorable Impression, & I have the Honor of inclosing to you the Reply, on the Part of the...
That your Memorialist and Petitioner came from London to America early in the Year 1794 to endeavour to recover Debts due to him at that time to the Amount of upward of Five Thousand Pounds—and that he has not been able (by all his exertions) to recover 5 per Ct. in real value, but has been obliged to labour hard for a very scanty Living, since he was upwards of 50 Years of Age (tho’ not ever...
Mr. Halsey and Mr. Bissell from Connecticut take the Liberty to present their respectfull Compliments to the President of the United States; and request an Interview of a few Minutes of Time upon Business of Importance to themselves, and their Constituents; and should be happy to know whether, and when it would be agreable. MHi : Adams Papers.
Permit me to solicit your attention to some few questions, having no other means of information that I can rely on, & being desirous of drawing it from the fountain head. If you will have the goodness to order me an answer it will prevent a law suit and lay me under a lasting obligation. 1st. Q. If I purchase patents of Lands, situated in Franklyn County in the State of Georgia, granted to...
An address from the well disposed Citizens of this County was forwarded to you last fall being Myself Secretary of the Meeting & never having recieved any Information concerning the said address causes me to believe it has never been recieved— I am your Excellencys / most Obedient Servant MHi : Adams Papers.
At a numerous meeting of the inhabitants of Northumberland county, at the Courthouse of the said county, on Monday the fourteenth day of May, 1798, being the day appointed by law for holding the court of quarter-session for the said county, to take into consideration the measures necessary to be adopted, at this most important national crisis—Col: Thomas Gaskins in the Chair—The following...
Dr: Blane requests the President of the United States of America to do him the Honor of accepting a copy of a book which accompanies this. Besides the general matter of this work, interesting to maritime and commercial nations, the Prevention and cure of the yellow Fever are more particularly treated, of, as may be discovered from the Index and the subjoined letter to Mr: King which Dr. Blane...
Since I had the honor to address you on the subject of a nomination for the vacancy in the Board of Commissioners for the City of Washington, I have seen Mr Stoddart who is one of the largest proprietors for of Lots at the West end of the City. I mentiond the Letters respecting Mr Cranch & received his request to make use of his name to any of the other proprietors, & also to you, accompanied...
Presuming on the kind indulgence which I have ever experienced since the commencement of your acquaintance, I beg leave to repeat my solicitations in favour of an important concern, in which you have been pleased deeply to interest yourself. The proprietors of Lands within this City (of which I am one) are deeply concerned in the necessary completion of the objects, for which the board of...
Some time past, I took the liberty to Mention a Gentleman, who I considered quallifyed to fill the office of a Judge, for the Southern District. should a Minute inquiry into the relative Circumstances, induce the President (from prudential Motives) to withold the Nomination, shall deem it a favour, to be endulg’d in Mentioning Mr: William H: Hill, a Gentleman of Respectabilty, who has practisd...
The Act pass’d this sessions, for the revisal of the Judicial sistem, will require the appointment of a Judge for the State of No Carolina, permit me, with resepectfull submission, to recommend Mr Samuel Johnston, as a Gentleman suitably quallified to fill that Station. his Charrecter is so wel established as a Lawyer, that any observations on that subject, would be superfluouse. I beg leave...
We whose names are hereunto amend, of Capt. Bishops Company the second Regiment of Artirilists and Engineers, can but express to you Sir, that notwithstanding what may be the decision of a Court Martial held at Philadelphia on the conduct of our Capt. respecting his treatment to his Men, we freely and candidly acknowledge that partiallity we bare to him and hope that he may yet be continued to...
J’ai l’honneur de prier votre Excellence de faire parvenir à Monsieur le Président des états unis la lettre cy jointe je l’ai mise sous cachet volánt que j’ose la prier de fermer après avoir pris connaissance de son contenu. j’espere que votre Excellence voudra bien envisager cette demarche comme l’éffet de l’interet qu’inspirent les habitans des états unis à tout homme fait pour sentir le...
Les maux qu’ont éprouvés les habitants des Colonies françoises, les Ministres des Autels, les cy-devant Nobles & autres, ont été si grands quils pourroient se persuader que la Justice N’habite plus sur la terre, si Dieu lui même N’avoit dit Cherchez et vous trouverez. C’est dans le Cœur de Celui qui par le Choix d’une Nation entierre a été Jugé digne d’occuper la premiere place que je dois la...
The Selectmen present their most respectful Compliments to the President of the United States, & request the Honour of his Company on a Visit to Rainsfords Island on Fryday the 18th. of August Inst.—The Company proceed from Faneuil Hall 8’. o’Clock in the Morning— MHi : Adams Papers.
The Selectmen present their dutiful respects to the President of the United States & request the Honor of his Company on a Visit to Rainsford Island Thursday next—The Company proceed from Faneuil Hall at 8 o’Clock in the Morning— MHi : Adams Papers.
Being on a Visit at this place, I am solicited by Mr John Pintard to introduce him to your knowledge. He means to apply for the office of your private Secretary in the room of Mr Malcolm, who he is informed has resigned— I am well acquainted with Mr Pintard and have been so from his Infancy, and can with pleasure recommend him in the strongest Terms— His liberal Education, knowledge of several...
Mr George Washington Reed the youngest son of the late Governor Reed, who graduated in the college of New Jersey in September last, has discovered a great inclination to devote himself to a seafaring life in the service of his country—His friends have united in this determination, and have requested me to recommend him to the Executive of the United States, for the birth of a Midshipman in the...
The Director of the Mint, begs leave for the Information of Government, respectfully to export That during the past Year, there have been issued from the Mint, the several Species of Coin particularly mentioned in the enclosed Returns, amounting in Value to 194,605 Dollars in Gold Coins, 63,156, 45/100 Dollars in Silver Coins, and 9,990, 34/100 Dollars in copper Coins, making up the whole...