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[ New York, November 20, 1785. On January 17, 1786, Bailey wrote to Hamilton : “An indisposition which has confined me the chief of the time since the receit of your favor of the 20th of november, has prevented me from giving it an earlier attention.” Letter not found. ] Bailey, a major in the New York Militia, was practicing law in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Poughkeepsie [ New York ] January 17, 1786 . Sends information concerning a litigation about which Hamilton had written to Bailey on November 20, 1785. ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Letter not found.
5 January 1796. JM has sold to Theodorus Bailey and John B. Van Wyck his land known as lot number two of the Sedachqueda Patent in the Mohawk Valley of New York, amounting to approximately nine hundred acres, at $5.83⅓ per acre, for a total of $5,250. Bailey and Van Wyck have paid JM $4,000 and have given him a note for $1,250 payable on or before 1 Jan. 1797. The parties agree to have the...
22 September 1801, Poughkeepsie. Has discovered that Levi McKeen, without Bailey’s consent or knowledge, recommended him to Gallatin for position of commissioner of loans in New York. Declines being in competition for the office as salary would not support his family “in a city, where the means of living are so expensive.” Was assured before Congress adjourned by “conspicuous republican...
How much did it cost under the late Administration to pay Algiers for the years 1796–97 & –98? How much was paid by the present Administn. to the same, for the years 1799–1800 & 1801? Mr: Bailey will be under obligations to the Honorable Mr. Madison if he will favor him with answers to the queries above stated. RC ( DLC ).
I have lately been favored with a communication from General Armstrong, our Minister at Paris, under date of the 14th. of January; in which he suggests that he had not previous to that time received a single Newspaper or letter, through the ordinary channel of the Collector of this Port: and that his Predecessor, Mr. Livingston, had the same reason for complaint; and requesting me to undertake...
I am informed by a particular and respectable Friend, that an application is about to be prefered to the Department of State of the United States, for the appointment of Richard S. Hackley Esq, a Merchant of this City, to the Office of Commercial Agent at some Port in France or Spain. My acquaintance with this Gentleman is recent; but as far as it has extended, is much in his favor: his...
By the Ship Thalia, Captain Silliman, last from Falmouth, Three Packets for the Secretary State, from Mr. Pinckney, our Minister at London, were yesterday received at this Office; and are forwarded by this day’s Mail Captn. Silliman informed me, that soon after he left Bourdeaux, he was taken & Carried into Falmouth, by a British Cruizer. His Letter bag was taken to the Court of Admiralty, and...
I have just been informed, that an appointment of Commercial Agent for the United States at the Port of Bourdeaux in France, will probably take place within a short time; and that Captain William Shaler of this City, who is now in Europe on commercial business, has been recommended by his Friends, to our Executive for this purpose. I have had the pleasure of an acquaintance for several years...
We take the liberty to recommend the following Gentlemen as suitable persons to be appointed Commissioners of Bankruptcy in and for the District of New york, pursuant to the 14. Section of the late act amending the Judicial System of the United States—vizt. Pierre C. Van Wyck, of the City of New york, and Samuel Hawkins and James Tallmadge Junior, of Poughkeepsie in the County of Dutchess.—All...
I have been honored with your note bearing the post-mark of the 4th inst, & covering a letter from Europe for a Mr. John Anderson , said to be of this City. On enquiry I find, there are four persons now resident here of that name: and a fifth, who has been a merchant in the City for several years past, has within a few days, sailed for Grenoch in Scotland, the place of his Nativity. The letter...
Having occasion to have a small commission executed at New York and little acquaintance there, I take the liberty of asking that favor of you. I recieved some time ago information that there was a large batch of Champaigne wine at Norfolk, & recieved a sample which I found fine. but before my letter asking some of it got there it was shipped round to N. York. it was sold at Norfolk @ 62½ cents...
I was honored with your letter under date of the 10th: instant, on thursday. and shall be very happy, if I can render you any service on this, or any other occasion. my acknowledgment of the receipt of your letter was defferred yesterday by reason of severe indisposition; and I am still so unwell as to be under the necessity of employing my son as my emanuensis; the same cause compelled me to...
I wrote you by the Mail of yesterday, informing you, that I was in treaty for the purchase of the Champaigne Wine refered to in your letter of the 10th. instant—The friend I employed on the occasion, called on me last evening and advised me, that it could not be had at any price under a dollar the bottle—It seems this batch of wine has passed through the hands of Jews from Meyer of Norfolk to...
Your favor of the 17th. is this moment come to hand, having been so long retarded by the effects of the great rains on the roads. altho’ the Champaigne on which I have troubled you is not of the first quality, and is dearer than it would cost to import it, yet considering the blockade of the French ports, the delays, uncertainties & trouble of importation I have concluded on the whole rather...
By the mail of yesterday, I was honored with your letter of the 21st. instant, covering a post-note on the branch bank of the US. in this City for four hundred dollars—and in obedience to your wishes have secured four hundred bottles of the Champaigne wine, to which you refer me in your letter of the tenth, at a dollar the bottle—The wine is at present in a very good cellar, where I will...
By the Mail of saturday, I was honored with your communication , covering a letter to M r Warden , who goes out as our Consul to Paris . That Gentleman left this City about the 11 th inst , for New Port, R. I.
I do myself the honor to transmit to you herewith a copy of the Report of the Commissioners appointed by the Legislature of this state, to explore the Route of an Inland navigation, from the River Hudson to the great Lakes, Ontario and Erie .—A map of the western parts of this State; exhibiting the Route of the projected Canal , will be published in a few days=A Copy of this likewise will be...
A day or two after I had forwarded your Letter for M r Warden , to New Port RI. that Gentleman returned to this City—And yesterday your letter was returned to me from New-Port ; and immediately delivered to M r Warden . RC ( MHi ); endorsed by TJ as received 3 Apr. 1811 and so recorded in SJL
I am to thank you for your two letters of the 18 th & the attention you have been so kind as to shew to mine addressed to mr Warden . one since recieved from him gives me the hope that that which I now inclose may still find him at N. York ; but lest he should be gone I am obliged again to take the benefit of your cover, and renew the request, if he should be gone, to return it again under...
By the Mail of this Morning, I had the honor of receiving your Letter of the 28 th of March , covering one for M r Warden — that Gentleman took his departure from this City for Washington , a day or two since, with a view, as I understand, to obtain a passage from that place to France , in the Vessel which is to carry M r Barlow on his Mission: I have this day forwarded your letter to
I now do myself the honor to inclose to you, a Map of the western Part of the State of New York , on which is delineated the Route of A projected Canal from Lake Erie to Hudson’s River ; which has been completed within the current Week: I some time since transmitted to you, the Report of the Commissioners (appointed by the Legislature of this State) on the subject. RC ( MHi ); endorsed by TJ...
By the mail of this morning I had the honor of receiving your note under date of the 29. of March , covering a letter addressed to a M r Oliver Barrett , inventor of a spinning machine: when your former letter for the same person came to this office, one of my clerks observed, that he had lately distributed a letter addressed to M r Barrett at Schaghticoke
I have written to a mr Ebenezer Herrick of West Stockbridge Mass. for a Spinning machine of his invention which he writes me he can more handily send to N. York than to any other port. I have taken the liberty to say to him that if he will commit it to you, you will be so kind as to have it embarked on board some vessel bound to Richmond . should any expence attend this, messieurs Gibson and...
I do myself the honor to transmit to you under cover, a letter from the Post-Master at Scaghticoke , in answer to one I addressed to him on the subject of your letters to M r Oliver Barrett ; by which you will know that your letters have been delivered to M r Barrett . With the highest consideration and regard RC ( MHi
I do myself the honor to transmit to you, by this day’s mail a Map of the Country and waters thirty miles round the City of New York: It is the work of a young man who has been deaf from infancy—laid down from actual survey, and I beleive in all it’s material parts correct. As this portion of our Country may soon become the theatre of the war, I have presumed that a sketch of it will be...
I have duly recieved your favor of July 21. with the map of the environs of New York , for which as well as for the kind offer to send me Law’s map of the Northern and Western frontier when done, be pleased to accept my grateful thanks. these proofs of friendly recollection give me great pleasures pleasure , as marks of an esteem which has grown out of our connection as fellow-laborers in the...
In place of the map of the northern and western parts of this State , by M r Lay , which I some time since promissed to send you, I substitute and now transmit herewith, that of the Can a das ; having found upon examination that the former is little more than an abstract of Simeon DeWitt’s map; and that the latter is original and more comprehensive, and includes a particular description of the...
Your favor of Jan. 25. is recieved and I have to renew my thanks to you for the map accompanying it . these proofs of friendly remembrance give additional value to the subjects which convey them. the scenes too which compose the map are become highly interesting. our first entrance on them has been peculiarly inauspicious. our men are good; but force without conduct is easily baffled. the...
I have been duly favored with your Note covering a letter for M r Van der Kemp —and in obedience to your wishes have forwarded the same by Post. Olden Barnevelt is in the Town of Trenton in the County of Oneida , about twelve miles from Rome . I beg leave to add that I shall always take great pleasure in executing your commands in this City ; and in rendering you any service in my power— RC ( MHi
The letter under cover has remained in this Office unclaimed for a considerable time—We know not where to send it to meet its address—I have therefore thought it most advisable to return it to you. I should have mentioned that it has been advertised. I embrace this occasion to renew to you the Assurance of my sincere respect and regard. RC ( MHi ); endorsed by TJ as received 11 Aug. 1816 and...
An unclaimed letter under your frank, addressed to M r George Jones — New York , remains in this Office—It was received here on or about the 6 th instant—M r Jones is not a Resident of this City; Nor do I know where to find him. Will you have the goodness to advise me what direction I shall give this letter? MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I am very thankful to you, dear Sir, for the trouble you have been so good as to take with my letter addressed George Jones on recurring to his original, to which mine was an answer, I think it very possible I may have read amiss the cypher subscribed to it. it may perhaps be George Long, or some other signature better known in New York. if you cannot decypher truly the signature, then throw...
I have been duly favored with your note under date of the 14 th instant: In obedience to your wishes I have given your letter to M r Rush the earliest conveyance, by the Ship Braganga, bound to Liverpool, which is to sail this day. I was unwilling to detain it for the British Packet, as she will not depart till about the tenth of Next month.— I pray you to accept of a copy, of M r Arden’s...
I thank you, dear Sir, for your attention to my letter to mr Rush. it heightens the pleasure to recieve a kindness from those we most esteem. I must thank you too for mr Borden’s translation of the Tristia of Ovid. altho’ past the age of poetic enthusiasm, I am yet happy to see the muses cultivated in my own country, and it’s native sons emulating the beauties of Roman song. believe me to be...
As you have in the course of your political life contributed largely to the internal improvement of the United States; I have thought it would be interesting to you to possess the Documents showing the great and persevering efforts, in progress in this state, in relation to this subject; and which promise a speedy and happy result — Under this impression I now do myself the pleasure to...
Presuming that it may afford you Some gratification to see the doings of the late Convention of this State hold at Albany for the purpose of revising the Constitution; I now do myself the pleasure to transmit to you herewith, A Copy of the Debates and Proceedings of that assemply. With sincere wishes for your health and happiness MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I thank you D.S. for the volume you have been so kind as to send me on the gigantic enterprize which will immortalize the govmt of N.Y. by her canal commnens—this will add an 8 th wonder to the world, to which I wish all possible success, and to yourself health & happiness with the assur es of my const t frdshp & respect. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
The person to whom the inclosed letter is addressed is about taking his passage from New York to Leghorn and promised to be the bearer of some letters inclosed to him and to call for them at your office. lest he should be gone or fail to call, the letters being important, I take the liberty to inclose them to you with a request that should he not call for them you would do me the friendly...
I am afraid I shall give you more trouble than I expected with the letters I lately inclosed to you under cover to Giacomo Raggi. they are of real importance to our Univ ty or I would not do it. Raggi now informs me he is not able to proceed on his voyage to Italy without an advance of 100.D. more. this I am not authorised to make him and therefore, should he not get a passage to Italy, &...
A few days since I had the pleasure to receive a letter from you, covering one addressed to M r Raggi of Leghorn. This gentleman returned yesterday from Virginia and this morning I delivered your letter to him:—He proposes to embark at this port for Leghorn, by the first opportunity that offers; of which he will probably advise you. I pray to accept my grateful acknowledgments for your Kind...
On the 22 d instant I acknowledged your letter covering one addressed to M. Giacomo Raggi an Italian Artist; and informed you, that I had on that day delivered your letter to him—By the Mail of yesterday I was favored: with yours of the 19. instant,—I immediately had an interview with M r Raggi, and on your behalf requested him to redeliver the Packet enclosed to him for M r Appleton Consul of...
In my letter of the 25 th of October, I informed you that M r Raggi had, at your request, redelivered your letter addressed to M r Appleton to me, and at the same time stated that he expected to take passage in the Adams, G. G. & S. Howland owners, for Marseilles—I have this moment received information that the Adams sailed on her Voyage this morning, and that M r Raggi still remains in Town....
I have now the pleasure to inform you that your letter to M r Appleton, was yesterday put into the hands of M r Raggi; who has at length found a passage to Italy—He goes out in the United States Sloop of War Cyane, by permission of M r Southard, Secretary of the Navy; and with the consent of Capt n Creighton, Commander of the Cyane—which Ship is to sail in a few days for the Mediterranean.— I...
I have duly recieved your kind favor of the 11 th inst. M r Raggi had assured me that he was promised a passage in the Cyane capt Creighton to sail for Gibralter about the 20 th of Oct. but as he had not sailed at the date of your letter, I must consider his getting a passage as too uncertain to be waited for. I must therefore request you to withdraw from him my letter to mr Appleton, and to...
The United States Ship Cyane, Creighton Commander,—having our Minister to France (M r Brown) on board;—sailed from this Port for Havre, on the 23 d of feb y —Giacomo Raggi, who had charge of your Packet to M r Appleton, Consul of the United States at Leghorn, took passage in this Ship.—Captain Creighton had been in daily expectation of receiving his sailing orders, for six weeks before his...
I have found my letters for Europe to which I have taken the liberty of asking your attention get always to their destination with so much certainty, that I am tempted to abuse your goodness by often asking the same favor. the communicns with Leghorn, which the wants of our university will still for a while continue, are so necessary to that instn as to render their safe transmission greatly...
Th: Jefferson with his friendly salutations to Gen l Bailey asks the favor of him to superscribe on the inclosed mr Vanburen’s proper post office not knowing what it is, and to put it into the post office and assures him of friendship and respect. Privately owned.
Your letter under date of the 3 d & bearing the Post Mark of the 6 th instant, was received here this morning—The letter which it covered for General De Lafayette, was immediately delivered to that Gentleman, who is now here receiving the grateful & merited hospitality of our Citizens. He has still many visits to make before he proceeds to the South— MHi .
I have just recieved from London a letter informing me that a friend had put into the writer’s hand what he calls ‘a small packet to be forwarded to me, and not knowing that the size will admit of it’s travelling by mail he gives me notice of it.’ these are books sent by the author as a donation to our University. I see always with uneasiness this abuse of my Frank by Foreigners and authors...