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Circumstances prevented my seeing a certain Gentleman. But I have reflected more fully on the subject of our conversation. I continue strongly inclined to the opinion that the Council ought to have canvassed prior to the day appointed for the Meeting of Congress upon the returns then before them, and that the subsequent canvass has been irregular and is void. But as to the second point—the...
In compliance with your request that I would commit to paper and transmit to you the reasons which I conceived would justify me in tendering military rights of land, so far as one seventh part of each payment stipulated to be made by Judge Symmes for his purchase between the Miami rivers, should extend, at the rate of an Acre for every Dollar to be paid, I have herein stated a few facts which...
[ June 3, 1790. On June 9, 1790, Hamilton wrote to Dayton : “I duly received your letter of the 3d. of June.” Letter not found. ]
I duly received your letter of the 3d. of June. I have written to Mr. Ludlow directing that either Mr. Martin or himself would come forward with the Map. On the subject of a certain office I can with truth assure you that no person can occur, who on the score of qualifications and merit, will appear to me better intitled than yourself; and that I shall take pleasure in mentioning you in this...
[ June 1, 1791. In a letter to Dayton on June 6, 1791, Hamilton referred to “your letter of the first instant.” Letter not found. ] Dayton, a New Jersey lawyer, had been a member of the New Jersey Council in 1789 and speaker of that state’s Assembly in 1790. He was associated with John Cleves Symmes in the Miami Purchase.
[ Philadelphia, June 6, 1791. “My determination on the subject mentioned in your letter of the first instant is still suspended on the answer of the Attorney General, which has not yet been given.” Letter not found. ] ALS , sold at Anderson Galleries, April 28, 1915, Lot 162. Letter not found. Text taken from extract of letter in Adrian H. Joline, Catalogue of Autographs and Portraits of...
I herewith enclose a letter which I have received from Messrs. Mackay & Dixey. The subject appears to be of some moment, and the objects may probably be attained, by an alteration in the bill about to be brought forward pursuant to your report on ways & means, if you do not dissaprove of it. I am still confined to my lodgings and shall be happy to speak with you on the subject. Another letter...
Some skirmishing having begun in the Gazette of the U States respecting Mr. Freneau’s receiving a salary from Government —I mentioned in conversation with a Friend all that I knew of the matter, and among other things, but without naming you, the information you had given me concerning Mr. Madison’s negotiation with Freneau. Upon this he founded a very pointed attack upon Mr Freneau & Mr....
Having been absent with my family on a visit to Staten Island and to the seashore, I did not receive, so soon as I otherwise should, your letter of the 15th. That Mr. Jefferson proposed to Freneau to repair to Philadelphia, and act in his department as interpreter of the French language, and that, subsequently thereto, a negotiation was had & completed between Mr. Madison and the latter to...
I want to have with you a free & confidential conversation on a point very important to us all. Will you do me the favour to take with me tomorrow a family Dinner at two oClock? Or if this is not convenient will you give me leave to call at your Lodgings tomorrow Evening six oClock? Yrs. truly ALS , Joseph Hopkinson Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. A veteran of the...