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The House of Representatives have passed a bill, entitled “An act for giving effect to an act, entitled ’An act providing for the enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States,’ in respect to the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations;” The Speaker of the House of Representatives has signed several enrolled bills, which I am directed to bring to the Senate. Printed...
Yesterday the Senate advised the Appointment of M r short to Madrid, but there has as yet been no nomination to the Vacancy at the Hague. The Person however is determined on, and the Nomination will probably be made as soon as I am gone homewards— I have but one night and an half more to stay here. This Nomination, which is the Result of the Presidents own Observations and Reflections, is as...
I have received the letter you did me the honor to write me on the seventh of this month. Your recommendation of Capt. Samuel Smedly, to the office of collector for your port, has great weight with me, and from the knowledge I have had of him I doubt not, he deserve the honorable character you give him. The testimony however of the Senators and Representatives of your state in his favor will...
My Account of receipts and expenditures in the War Department for the quarter ending the 31st. March last, having passed the offices, permit me thro’ you to lay it before your Honble. House My treasury Account has been left at the Auditors for Settlementt, when Compleated I Shall take the earliest opportunity of laying it before you— I am Sir / Your very Hum Servt DNA : RG 46—Records of the...
As the information contained in the inclosed extracts from a letter of Mr. Short’s lately arrived, has some relation to a subject now before the Senate, I have thought it my duty to communicate them, and have the honor to be with sentiments of the most profound respect and attachment. / Sir / Your most obedient and / most humble Servant: DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I do myself the honor of transmitting to the Senate, the translation of the French act of navigation. It has been executed by the best hand which could be procured; but it is possible, that the novelty of the subject, and certain technical phrases, may have produced inaccuracies. I have the honor to be, &c. Printed Source--American State Papers. 38 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Gales and Seaton,...
Your cannot doubt how much I esteem myself honored by your Correspondence—But in a Correspondence with Great Folks , it is my rule to consider myself only an Echo—and like that, I will answer punctually— The Title of your Volumes is not a Misnomer, in the light you place it—Our Constitutions were indeed attacked by Mr. Turgot on the only side capable of A Defence . But I think Sir, you have...
The Post Master General presents his respectful compliments to the Vice President, and sends him a Map of the United States exhibiting the Post Offices and Roads, with a correct Table of all the Offices now established, and the distance of each Office from the present Seat of Government. MHi : Adams Papers.
Mr. Patterson presents his Compliments to the Vice-President, and will do himself the Honor of dining with him on Friday next. MHi : Adams-Hull Collection.
I have the honor to submit to the Senate reports on the petitions of Mary Hibborn and Michael Van Hleeck. With the greatest Respect I have the honor to be / Sir / Your most obedt servant DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
The House of Representatives have had under consideration the confidential communications from the President of the United States, of the 12th January, to the Senate and House of Representatives, and have passed a bill upon that subject; to which they request the concurrence of the Senate. Printed Source--Senate Journal.
The House of Representatives have passed another bill upon the subject of the confidential communications made by the President of the United States, in which they request the concurrence of the Senate; They have also passed a bill, entitled “An act to prevent the exportation of goods not duly inspected according to the laws of the several states,” in which they request the concurrence of the...
Mr. Hazard presents his Compliments to his Excellency The Vice President of the United States, and respectfully solicits the honor of his Patronage for the Work mentioned in the enclosed Proposals: and if his Excellency has any Papers which he thinks proper to be inserted in the Collection, Mr. Hazard will esteem it a singular Favor to be indulged with the Use of them. MHi : Adams Papers.
Certain matters touching the public good requiring that the Senate shall be convened on Friday the 4th Instant, I have desired their attendance, as I do yours by these Presents, at the Senate Chamber in Philadelphia on that day, then and there to receive and deliberate on such Communications as shall be made to you on my part.— DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Mr Adams would accept with Pleasure Mr Tilghmans obliging Invitation to dinner on fryday but for a previous Engagement to Mr Powel MdHi .
As I was going to meeting this afternoon a Gentleman met me in the street, and desired me to fill him a writ immediately which he intends to have served as early as possible in the morning. I accordingly did it, and as it is now too late to attend the afternoon service, I think I cannot employ the leisure time thus thrown on my hands better than in giving you an account of the commercial...
I received two days ago your letter from New-York of June 29. It gratified my highest ambition as it testifies the approbation of the President and the Secretaries, upon my conduct and correspondence, and my strongest affections as it informed me of the health of my dearest friends. At the same time I received a letter from my brother Charles, and papers, with accounts of popular movements in...
Mr. R. Morris presents his Respectful Compts to his Excelly the Vice President of the United States & would with great pleasure have accepted his polite Invitation for Saturday next, but He expects to be on a journey through the Jerseys on that day. MHi : Adams-Hull Collection.
The House of Representatives agree to all the amendments proposed by the Senate to the bill, entitled “An act for the actual enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States,” except the 22d, 23d, 24th, 25th, and 26th; to which they disagree. Printed Source--Senate Journal.
It is difficult for me to express real gratitude for Your Excellency’s favour this morning, which is a treasure of inestimable value to me. My heart feels much more than my pen can describe— May Your Excellency long live to display those public and private virtues which have ever been the most distinguishing traits in Your character, and when all the honours which a grateful people can bestow...
Mr. Wynkoop presents his Compliments to the Vice President & accepts of his Invitation to Dine on friday next. MHi : Adams-Hull Collection.
Since the date of my last Letter, February 12, nothing very material has taken place in this Country. The customary tranquility has been uninterrupted, and the Patriots of the present day have been proceeding with moderation towards their first object the annihilation of the Government that has hitherto existed. I say the Patriots of the present day because the party is not exactly the same,...
As there was a degree of heat not usual in Senate, when the question was taken on the second reading of the Cunsular bill sent from the House of Representatives for concurrence, I think it incumbent to submit the journal to your correction on that question, & on the two last acts of Senate in their Legislative capacity; relying that if they are not perfectly right, you will be so good as to...
The House of Representatives have agreed to the amendment of the Senate, to their amendment to the bill, entitled “An act to accept a cession of the claims of the state of North Carolina to a certain district of western territory.” Printed Source--Senate Journal.
In compliance with the request of my FellowCitizens, I have the honor to transmit to you, a Copy of the Resolutions which were yesterday unanimously adopted, at their General Meeting, to express their sense of the proposition depending in Congress, for imposing an Excise on certain Domestic Manufactures, which you will be pleased to lay before the Senate. I am, Sir, / Your Most Obedt. Hble...
We had the honour to address your Excellency on the 2 July last, and have now that of informing you of the drawing of the Lottery of the American 4 pcents and of your Obligation No. 1026 being entitled to the premium of one Thousand Guilders. Your other numbers were not among the fortunate ones. The above Sum will in due time be placed to your Excellency’s credit, and we beg leave to...
Mr: Hall arrived a few days ago, and delivered to me a few days ago your favours of Novr: 17. and Decr: 12. The first acknowledges the receipt of my N. 11. July 27. But I feel somewhat concerned lest my next number to that, written very soon after it may have miscarried, as it should regularly have reached you before the date of your last. Mr. Randolph’s pamphlet had arrived before Mr. Hall,...
“It is the peculiar quality of the human understanding, that example should correct no man. The blunders of the fathers are lost to their children; and every generation must commit its own.” John Adams, in a letter to / Dr. Price, 1790 MHi : Timothy Pickering Papers.
The pamphlet enclosed with this was left with me for you by one of the owners of the McClary. I will be obliged by your returning Judge Tucker’s Letter respecting the slavery in Virginia, of which I have no Copy. I am Sir with great Respect / yr very hble servt MHi : Adams Papers.
Timothy Bloodworth Presents his Compliments to the Vice President of the United States, & begs leave to acquaint him, that if it should be Necessary to send express to the Vice President Elect, his son Samuel Bloodworth will Chearfully perform the service, provided the respectibility of the personage, shall be considered competant to the service, if otherways, permit the freedom of the offer...