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Mr. Tucker presents his Compliments to the Vice-President, & will do himself the Honor of waiting on him on Thursday next. MHi : Adams-Hull Collection.
Mr. Silvester presents his most respectful compliments to the Vice President and acknowledges the receipt of his kind Invitation to dine with him on Fryday next But begs he would be so kind as to excuse him as Silvester is holding himself ready to return home as soon as he can consistantly after Thursday next— MHi : Adams-Hull Collection.
3Memorandum, 1789 (Adams Papers)
President. Vice-President. Mr. Langdon 1. Mr. Dalton & Lady 2 Mr. Wingate 1. Mr. Strong 1 Mr. Johnson & Lady 2 Mr. Elmer 1 Mr. Elsworth 1 Mr. Patterson 1 Mr. Morris 1
Mr. Burke presents his Compliments to the Vice=President and is sorry he cannot do himself the honor of dining with him, having been previously engaged— MHi : Adams-Hull Collection.
Mr. Clymer’s respectful compliments to the Vice president is sorry he cannot have the honor of dining with him on Thursday being engaged on that day— MHi : Adams-Hull Collection.
the early Friendship of our Youth, (which I am convinced will in your Mind apologize for the freedom I now presume to take), has induced me to address you on a Subject very interesting to the Prosperity & future Weal of the Country in which I reside—the Death of Judge Varnum, renders another Appointment necessary, many Candidates will doubtless present themselves, and it would be deemed...
as it is expected Congress will soon appoint Officers to collect the Continental Import, you will, no Doubt, have many Applications for your influence in those Appointments.—As I was once hond. with some Acquaintance with you I take the Freedom to desire you to use your Influence that Mr. John Saunders Junr. of this Town may be appointed Collector for this County. He has had the Advantages of...
In Examining the Debates in the Lower House of Congress I find Melasses mentioned as Charged with a Duty on Importation of six Cents, which sum in my opinion is much to high. Before the Revolution I was largely concernd in Navigation, at which time Melasses paid a Duty of 3d per Gallon, but it was found impossible with all the British severity with Americans that knew the whole business of...
I have never known more Pleasure discovered amongst all Ranks of Citizens, than what appeared here, on the news of our Two Presidents safe Arrival, the same Week, at New York. And this Satisfaction was not lessened by reading your Address to the most honorable Senate. This Speech has greatly tended to confirm what the zealous Federalists prognosticated, & the considerate and patriotic Part of...
I am afraid that I have not the honour of a sufficient acquaintance with your Excellency fully to justify the application contained in this Letter It however not being for myself, I rely upon your goodness for an apology and am confident you will not enroll me in the degrading list of Seekers ; because I am proposing for office another man. Yet even this I feel to be an awkward business, one I...
The absence of the Honorable Roger Sherman our Mayor necessitated the measure of presenting you the freedom of this City Authenticated by our Senior Alderman—Having had an opportunity to communicate with Mr: Sherman, I now do myself the honour to enclose you a Diploma authenticated according to the usages of this City, under the signature of our Mayor, City Clerk, and the seal of the City— The...
Major Gibbs Captain Beals & mr Woodard all are going to New-york, and all have desired Letters, but as they all go at the same Time one Letter must answer. I wrote you this week by mr Allen, since which nothing has transpired in our little village worth communicating. the Newspapers I inclose to you all that I get in the course of a week, but the printers or the persons to whom they are...
The request of your late neighbour Mr. Woodward occasions this letter. It is his wish to be employed under the United States in the Revenue Department. As your knowledge of him makes it unnecessary to be particular, I shall only Say, that he bears a very Good character; And that according to my idea of him, he would make a vigilant, active, and faithful Officer.— I have the honour to be with...
Dr. Rodgers presents his most respectful Compliments to His Excellency the Vice President of the United States, & informs Him, there are two pews set apart for the Members of Congress in his Church in Wall Street—nearly opposite the Governor’s Pew & lined with green, And another Set apart for the same Purpose in the Brick Church on the Side of the fields, distinguished by the Fæderal Arms and...
when I had the pleasure of conversing with you at Boston I took the freedom to recommend Mr. William Pickman of Salem for some place in the revenue Department at Salem—You was kind enough to suggest the Propriety of putting a recommendation in writing, where the Person is a Stranger— The Observation immediately struck me as perfectly just—He that recommends another ought to do it in that...
I am aware of the unpleasant Situation in which Gentlemen of elevated Characters in power are thrown by the Multiplicity of Applications for Office, which has almost discouraged Me from taking the Liberty of begging the Favor of your Patronage. Interest for Gustavus Scott Esqr. of the State of Maryland; He is a Lawyer of the first Eminence with us, a Gentleman of Abilities and Respectability;...
Inasmuch As I never mean to solicit an Office of any kind under Congress for myself, I am induced to solicit with the more boldness, Appointments for my friends. Never have I undertook that business in favor of a person of more merit than the bearer of this letter Mr: Peter Baynton—a gentleman of connections, once among the first in our State for Rank and property, and who stands very high in...
Permit me to join the Citizens of the America in heart felt Congratulations on your Excellencys appointment to the Vice Presidency of the United States May every blessing await you Sir in that, and all other important stations you may be engaged in for the salvation of your Country.— It is now about 11 years since I had the honor of seeing you in Philadelphia, and then as an inmate in my...
It seems to have been a rule in Senate that Copies should not ordinarily go down to the House until the Journal is read the succeeding day—This I presume will apologize for not furnishing you this evening with the Copies, Which however will be ready to go down at any time after the Senate assemble tomorrow. Enclosed are two Copies of the Journals of the House—Should you have occasion only for...
Lorsque nous nous sommes quittés, Je me suis dit qu’il ne falloit pas penser a vous Ecrire parce que, quand on parle tout Seul c’est le diable qui repond. Je ne sai S’il Soccupera de cette lettre cy, J’en veux bien courir les risques, J’attens de vous moins de reponse que Jamais; mais Je ne puis me refuser la Satisfaction de vous parler de votre nouvelle dignité dont la nouvelle m’a fait un...
I received mr Bourn’s Letter to day, dated this day week, and I was very happy to Learn by it that you had made so Rapid a progress. I hope you stoped at my old acquaintance Avery’s, and that you met with as good entertainment as I had led you to expect. all your Friends rejoiced in the fine weather which attended you, and conceive it, a propitious omen. I enjoyed, the Triumph tho I did not...
This is the first Moment I have been able to Seize, in order to acquaint you of my Arrival and Situation. Governor Clinton The Mayor of New York, all the old officers of the Continental Government, and the Clergy, Magistrates and People, have Seemed to emulate the two houses of Congress, in shewing every respect to me and to my office.— For Particulars I must refer you to the public Papers....
I am in hopes before this you are arrived at New York in perfect health—our mutual friend Mr Jeremiah Allen tells me he paid his respects yesterday to Mrs Adams, and she was very well—if during your absence I can be of any service to Mrs Adams or you, it would give me great pleasure—permit me to mention Mr Thomas Melville the present Naval Officer for this port, if you can be of any service to...
At my last interview I mentioned to your Excellency my apprehensions that there were some influential characters in the United States, who, if a change of the Constitution could not be effected in the first instance would endeavour to destroy the influence of the new government and make it subsurvient to the views of the different States. I see no reason since to change my opinion but am...
Accept of my sincere congratulations upon your arrival in New York, and upon your advancement to the second honor in the United States.— Your influence in the Senate over which you have been called to preside, will give you great weight (without a vote) in determining upon the most suitable characters to fill the first offices in government. Pennsylvania looks up with anxious Solicitude for...
I had not the Pleasure of bidding You a personal Adieu on the Monday of your leaving this Town because I could not have done it without being at a House, which I never will enter. And to the same Cause was it, as I have been requested to tell you, that you did not meet so many of your Friends & the Friends to dignified Government as would otherwise have crowded about you to have paid that...
Invited to this respectable situation by the suffrages of our fellow citizens, according to the Constitution, I have thought it my duty cheerfully and readily to accept it. Unaccustomed to refuse any public service, however dangerous to my reputation, or disproportioned to my talents, it would have been inconsistent to have adopted an other maxim of conduct at this time, when the prosperity of...
I hope this will find you in Health and that Harmony and Unanimity prevails in the Councels of the United States, altho we cannot yet joyn them. By the Choice of the Reprisentatives that has taken place in this State we have some prospect of the Lower house Voting a State Convention, hope our Friends in Congress will be mindfull of the Mercantile Intrest in this State, and if a Letter could be...
Enclosed is the list of The House of Representatives in the manner requested. I think a Copy of what you were pleased to address to the Senate would gratify the public, and I find the Committee of which Mr. Strong is Chairman will probably apply for one. I have the honor to be / Sir / your most Hume Servt MHi : Adams Papers.
Members of Senate & abode Mr. Bassett No 15 Wall Street " Carrol " 57 Maiden Lane " Dalton " 4 17 Broad Street " Elmer " 47 Little Dock Street " Few "
After my most sincere congratulations upon your arrival at the present Seat of the Federal Goverment, I do myself the honor to enclose you a Copy of the Rules adopted by the Senate, A list of the members, present, a list of the members of the House, present, And a Copy of an order passed the Senate this day, which will be executed whenever your Honor shall appoint, as I presume the Committee...
I have been so diligent on the Road and so much interrupted by Company at the Taverns that this is the first time I have been able to get an opportunity to write to you. We arrived at this house last night (Saturday) Shall rest here to day and go into N. York tomorrow.— at Hartford, the Manufacturers presented me with a Piece of Broadcloth, for a Suit of Cloaths. at N. Haven the Corporation...
I had the Pleasure of receiving your letter of the 10th. inst. the last evening, and should have done myself the Honour of meeting You at New Rochelle this day were I not kept in check by Mr: Jay’s proposing that if I would wait untill the morning he would accompany me to meet you at Kings Bridge, where we suppose you will be at 12 o.Clock— The Arrangements for your accomodation and that of...
RESOLVED that a Committee of two members from the Senate, and three members from the House of Representatives, to be Appointed by the Houses respectively, wait on the Vice-President of the United States, as soon as he shall come to this city, and in the name of the Congress of the United States,—Congratulate him on his Arrival. Thursday the 16th. of April. The Committee Appointed on the part...
Resolved, that a Committe of two Members from the Senate & three from the House of Representatives to be appointed by the Houses respectively, wait on the Vice-President of the United States as soon as he shall come to this City, and in the Name of the Congress of the United States congratulate him on his Arrival Read & Accepted April 16. 1789. The Senate proceeded by ballot to the Choice of...
On motion, Ordered that Mr. Gilman, Mr. Ames, and Mr. Gale, be a Committee in conjunction with a Committee of the Senate, to wait on the Vice-President of the United States, upon his arrival in this City, and to congratulate him thereupon, in the name of the Congress of the United States. Extract from the Journal, MHi : Adams Papers.
The Honor I formerly had in a personal acquaintance with you, and the experience I have fully evinced of your attachmt. to my unfortunate Brother Samuel Purviance as well as myself, I am Compelled to the necessity to relate to you the present adversity of the Families of my Brother and self, the loss of my Dear Brother and the Melancholy event that occasioned his fall is to me much more...
In consideration of the great learning and eminent Services of His Excellency John Adams Esqr. Vice-President of the United States of America. We by a public solemn and unanimous decree have conferred and by these Presents do confer on him the said John Adams all the rights Privileges and immunities of a free Citizen of the said City of New Haven. Granting and confirming unto him all the...
The Mayor, Aldermen, common Council and Freemen of the City of New Haven in the State of Connecticut in America to all to whom these presents shall come Greeting. In consideration of the great Learning and eminent sevices of His Excellency John Adams, Esquire, Vice-President of the United States of America, we by a public solemn and unanimous decree have confered and by these presents do...
On my return to Town last night I found on my Desk the inclosed letter, Covered by a Note from Mr Cutting to me—As I shall not Sail for New York for some days I take the first opportunity of forwarding it to You— I have the honor to be / sir / Yr Excellencys Most Obedt. Servt. MHi : Adams Papers.
My Friend Mr. Sharp Delany goes to New York for the Purpose of obtaining the Appointment of Collector of this Port. Our Senators will inform you of his Character & Pretensions. I wish to introduce him to your favorable Notice & as it is an Appointment for the State his being well with both the Government & Citizens will accelerate the Execution of any Measures he may be employed in executing....
It is with great Sincerity, I beg leave to congratulate your Honor on your election as Vice President of the United States—the many high offices you have been called by your Country to fill, & the eminent Services you have render’d to your fellow Citizens during our important Struggle justly entitle you to this distinguished mark of their gratitude & affection— I take the liberty to inform...
Having information that you this day begin your journey for New York, and conjecturing that you mean to lodge in my parish to night,—this is to request the honor of your company, & that you would take a bed at my house. Tho’ we can’t entertain you elegantly, yet methinks we can make you comfortable, and therefore bid you a hearty welcome. With the greatest respect and esteem, I am, Sir, Your...
When we were going to the first Congress our worthy Friend Hawley, gave us in writing some broken hints—I take Liberty to imitate him in the method tho not in the matter, I intended to have done my self the great pleasure to wait on you at Braintree for the benefit of social Conversation, but innumerable accidents have prevented, I wish to Communicate a few Ideas respecting my official...
Advised and even pressed, by Friends near me and at a Distance, “ to go on to New York ;—to be in the Way of soliciting, counteracting ” and such kind of Measures respecting the Collectorship here, I am sure I need only say to you that my Duty lays in this country; and that the very Circumstance of quitting & neglecting it for the purposes mentioned would be very ill Proof of that Degree of...
Be pleased to accept my most hearty congratulations, on your advancement to the Second seat in the Government of the United States of America, and my ardent wishes for your Excellency’s health, and prosperity. Permit me also to request your Excellency to take the trouble, of honouring the letter addressed to his Excellency the President, by being the bearer thereof. I have the honor to be /...
Mr. Bowdoin presents his most respectful Compliments to his Excellency Doctor Adams, and with real pleasure takes this opportunity of congratulating him on his Election to the Vice Presidency of the United States: assuring him with great Sincerity, that he largely participates in the general Satisfaction, which that Event, now made certain, has occasioned.—A severe Cold, which has continued...
I should be wanting in those Evidences of my very sincere Respect & Esteem for you which I will ever be happy in shewing, if I did not take the Oppertunity your Election to the honorable and respectable Station you now fill affords me of joining my Congratulations with those of the great Numbers of our Fellow Citizens who are gratified by your Appointment. I very truly wish you every...
Major Butler one of the senators of the United States for the state of South Carolina will have the honor to deliver you this letter; and I beg permission to introduce him to your notice and civilities as a citizen of much consideration, (especially in the remoter counties) of Carolina. He was heretofore an officer in a british regiment but marrying into one of the most opulent and respectable...
M r: Bourne has this moment waited upon me and informs, that he has been honoured by the senate with the appointment of being the Bearer of their Dispatches to you, relative to your election as Vice President of the Western Empire, upon which please to accept of my affectionate congratulations and of my sincere prayers that Heaven may guide and protect you in this great Career— The Virtuous...