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My late situation exposes me to applications which I cannot resist without appearing unkind. It is understood that Mr. Walker is about to resign the place of naval Officer. Mr. Jonathan Burrall Mr. Rogers (Walker’s Deputy) and Col Giles (the present Marshall) have all three mentioned the subject to me and requested me to express my opinion of their qualifications to you. As to Mr. Burrall...
By the Act of the last Session entitled “An Act supplementary to the Act making provision for the Debt of the United States,” authority is given to discharge the debts due to foreign Officers out of the monies which the President is authorised to borrow by the Act making provision for the Debt of the United States. The sum authorised to be borrowed by the last mentioned Act is 12.000.000. of...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to submit to the President of the United States the inclosed Contract between the Superintendant of the Delaware Lighthouse &[c]a and Benjamin Rice, for the making of two Mooring chains for the use of the Beacon boats on the River Delaware, together with sundry papers relating thereto. The object appears to be a necessary one, & the...
You will probably recollect that previous to your departure from this place, anticipating the event which has taken place with regard to the death of Mr Eveleigh, I took the liberty to mention to you that Mr Woolcott the present Auditor would be in every respect worthy of your consideration as his successor in office. Now that the event has happened, a concern as anxious as it is natural, for...
The Secretary at War has communicated to me the following disposition with regard to the superintendence of our Military forces and Posts. All those in States South of Maryland in Tennessee and Kentucke are placed under the Direction of Major General Pinckney: those every where else under my direction—to which he has added the general care of the Recruiting service. The commencement of the...
I had the honor of writing to you by the post of Monday last, and then transmitted sundry papers respecting a Meeting at Pittsburg on the 21st of August, and other proceedings of a disorderly nature, in opposition to the Laws laying a duty on distilled spirits; and I added my opinion, that it was adviseable for the Government to take measures for suppressing these disorders, & enforcing the...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the President. The execution of the process by the marshal himself is, for many reasons, so important that it does not appear possible to dispense with it. If there should be any failure in the Deputy it would probably furnish a topic of censure and a source of much embarrassment. The impediment in point of health is to be regretted, but,...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the President of the United States, and encloses herewith the draft of a passport for the Sloop Dove for the President’s signature. It will be forwarded by Mr Goodhue, who will call for it at the Secretary’s Office. LB , DLC:GW . GW signed the enclosed passport, which has not been identified, later on this date. The sloop Dove , Capt....
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the President, & has the honor to send him a Communication from the Commissioner of the revenue, of this date, with its enclosures respecting the Survey comprehending Kentucke. Also a letter from the Collector of Charlestown of the 6th instant, with its enclosures, respecting the case of the Spanish Vessel the St Joseph. These dispatches...
I have the honor to inform you that I have fixed upon the last of January next as the day for the resignation of my office of Secretary of the Treasury I make the communication now, that there may be time to mature such an arrangement as shall appear to you proper to meet the vacancy when it occurs. With perfect respect & the truest attachment   I have the honor to be   Sir   Your very...
I have the honor of your letter of the 4th. instant addressed to the Secretary of State the Secretary at War and myself; to which due obedience shall be paid on my part. A letter from Mr. Short dated at Amsterdam the 2d. of December has just come to hand giving me an account of his proceedings to that period; a copy of which will be forwarded by the tuesday’s post. He informs me, among other...
I arrived here yesterday at Noon and waited upon General Gates immediately on the business of my mission; but was sorry to find his ideas did not correspond with yours for drawing off the number of troops you directed. I used every argument in my power to convince him of the propriety of the measure, but he was inflexible in the opinion that two Brigades at least of Continental troops should...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to communicate to the President an authenticated copy of the Contract for the last Loan made in Holland, for three millions of florins, bearing date the 9th of August 1792, at a rate of four per cent interest, of which Contract a ratification of the President as heretofore, is required. LB , DLC:GW . For the enclosed contract, see the...
I have been detained here these two days by a fever and violent rheumatic pains throughout my body. This has prevented my being active in person for promoting the purposes of my errand, but I have taken every other method in my power, in which Governor Clinton has obligingly given me all the aid he could. In answer to my pressing application to General Poor for the immediate marching of his...
I imagine your Excellency has been informed that in consequence of the resolution of Congress for granting commissions to Aide De Camps appointed under the former establishment, I have obtained one of Lieutenant Colonel in the army of the United States, bearing rank since the 1st of March 1777. It is become necessary to me to apply to your Excellency to know in what manner you foresee you will...
At length the recruiting for the additional regiments has begun in Connecticut New York New Jersey Pensylvania and Delaware . The enclosed return of cloathing will sufficiently explain to you that it has commenced at least as soon as the preparations by the Department of War would permit. It might now also proceed in Maryland and Massachusettes, and the next post will I trust enable me to add...
I received on the second instant your two letters of the 29th of October with the inclosures—An answer has been delayed to ascertain the disposition of Mr King, who through the summer has resided in the country and is only occasionally in Town—I am now able to inform you— he would not accept —Circumstances of the moment conspire with the disgust which a virtuous and independent mind feels at...
I had the honor of receiving your letter of the 10th instant by the last post. It is certainly very possible, that motives, different from the one avowed, may have produced a certain communication; and in matters of such nature, it is not only allowable, but the dictate of prudence, to receive suggestions with peculiar caution. A British Packet arrived yesterday. The accounts she brings, are...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to transmit to the President of the United States an account of the cost of a seal for the use of the District Court of Maine, on which he begs leave to remark, that there does not occur any reason to deem it immoderate. The Legislature having by their resolution of the 2nd of August last assigned a part of the fund provided for the...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the President. The enclosed permit has been prepared on the intimation of the Secretary of State, for the Spanish Commissioners. The Secretary is not informed whether the doubt on the subject of mr Hammond’s application was removed. The return of the enclosed will be considered as the evidence that it was. LC , George Washington Papers,...
Major Fairly is just setting out on a visit to You I believe on some business relating to the Cincinnati—The society of this state met some short time since and took into consideration the proposed alterations in the original frame of the Institution— Some were strenuous for adhering to the old constitution a few for adopting the new and many for a middle line—This disagreement of opinion and...
I have already written to you to go by this Post. This is barely to inform you, that I have made the communication you desired to Mr Kean, who promises every possible exertion—and that Mr Langdon has been here about a fortnight. With perfect respect & attachment I have the honor to be Sir Your obedient servant P.S. I have made progress in certain answers; but shall scarcely be ready to send...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to submit to the President of the United States, a contract made by the Collector of the District of Washington in North Carolina, for the stakage of all the shoals & channels of the State to the Northward of the District of Wilmington, which have been heretofore thus designated. The former stakes having generally to decay, or being...
On our present plan, It appears to me the quantity of ammunition proposed by General Knox for the Artillery is insufficient. A larger consumption may be necessary. The Stone house, in which the enemy may attempt to defend themselves may be obstinate and we should have it in our power by the severity and duration of our fire to bring them to reason. I take the liberty to suggest these matters,...
I have received from Nathl. Gilman Esquire the Commissioner of Loans for New-Hampshire, a letter of the 27th. September informing me, that he has transmitted his commission to you, with a resignation of his Office. I beg leave on this occasion to call to your mind the name of Woodbury Langdon Esquire, who from my recollection of circumstances, and from the result of my enquiries to day,...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to submit to the President of the United States the draft of a report on the subject of the Act concerning distilled Spirits. There are one or two blanks in the draft, to the filling of which some additional examination & enquiry are requisite. The suggestions however to which they relate are true, as they stand, and the sense will be apparent. The...
[ New York, July 20, 1795. On July 29, 1795, Washington wrote to Hamilton : “Your letters of the 20th and 21st Instt. found me at this place.” Letter of July 20 not found. ]
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to submit to the President of the United States the draft of a Report on the subject of the Act concerning distilled Spirits. There are one or two blanks in the draft, to the filling of which some additional examination & enquiry are requisite. The suggestions however to which they relate are true, as they stand, and the sense will be apparent. The...
I have returned to this place from Union Town. A letter from Governor Lee which goes with this probably informs you of the plan of future operations —but lest it should not I shall briefly state it—The right wing is to take a position with its left towards Budds ferry & its right towards Greensburgh—The left wing is to be posted between the Yocghagani & Monongalia with its left towards the...
The Bill supplementary to the Bank bill passed the House of Representatives Yesterday—General Schuyler informs me that the friends of the Bank proposed that it should pass to a second reading immediately, and that Mr Carroll opposed it, and moved that it should be printed—that by a rule of the House it was of necessity to comply with Mr Carroll’s objection, a departure requiring unanimous...
I have analised the declaration which you have been pleased to make upon the copy of the paper of the first instant delivered by me to the committee of Inquiry into the state of the Treasury Department —and find, with regret, that the terms used are such as will enable those, who are disposed to construe every thing to my disadvantage, to affirm “That the Declaration of The President has...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to submit to the President of the United states, for his approbation, the enclosed Contract for timber, boards, Nails and Workmanship, for a Beacon to be placed near the Light-house on Sandy hook; the terms of which, he begs leave to observe are, in his opinion favourable to the U. States. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
The Bill supplementary to the Bank bill passed the House of representatives yesterday. General Schuyler informs me that the friends of the Bank proposed that it should pass to a second reading immediately, and that Mr. Carroll opposed it, and moved that it should be printed—that by rule of the House it was of necessity to comply with Mr. Carroll’s objection, a departure requiring unanimous...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to submit to the President a communication from the Commissioner of the revenue relating to contracts for the stakage of the shoals and channels of No. Carolina. He agrees in opinion with the Commissioner that it will be expedient to refuse No. 1. and ratify the others. It may even be better in the end, if a more eligible contract cannot be effected,...
I have the honor to send you the extract of a Letter of the 27 of December 1793 from our Commissioners in Holland, stating their having exceeded their instruction in the last Loan of 300.000 of Florins, by an allowance of 5 ⅌ Cent for charges instead of which was prescribed as a limit. Very much disposed to confide in the representation of those Gentlemen & believing there may be policy in not...
[ Philadelphia ] October 19, 1792 . “The Secretary of the Treasury … has the honor to observe that the absence of the Auditor renders it requisite for the President to designate the person who shall execute the duty of Auditor in his absence.… The first Clerk naturally presents himself to consideration; and will, it is believed, be adequate to all necessary business.” LC , George Washington...
It gives me great pleasure to have the opportunity of announcing to you one whom I know to be so interesting to You as the bearer of this Mr Motier La Fayette. I allow myself to share by anticipation the satisfaction which the Meeting will afford to all the parties—the more, as I am persuaded, that time will confirm the favourable representation I have made of the person & justify the interest...
The Secretary of the Treasury having, in consequence of the Act for the Establishment and support of Light houses, directed his Enquiries to that object begs leave most respectfully to submit the result to The President of the United States of America New Hampshire. In this State is only one Light house situated on a point of land on the Island of New-Castle, three miles from Portsmouth,...
I left the City of Philadelphia this Morning on my way to Newark as I mention’d to you previous to your departure. Nothing new had occurred. Mr. Belli was furnished with the requisite sum for the purchase of Dragoon Horses in Kentucke, in conformity to an arrangement, which I understand [from] the Secretary at War, was made pursuant to your direction. The Quarter Master General also has had an...
Treasury Department, August 15, 1791. Recommends that the President accept the bid of Conrad Hook and John Naverson for rebuilding the “Lantern Story and all the wooden work of the Light house” in South Carolina. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. See Tobias Lear to H, August 15, 1791 .
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the President & sends for his information & direction two letters, one from the Collector of Oxford, the other from mr Murray member from Maryland. The Secretary, if not directed otherwise, will by the post of tomorrow, desire the Collector to detain the prize until further order; lest not receiving early instruction he may surrender her...
I beg leave by way of explanation to submit the grounds of my opinion, that the President may vary his instructions of the 8th of August last in reference to the application of the last loan obtained in Holland. A summary of the preceding transactions will serve to throw light upon the subject. The President by his Commission of the 28 of August 1790, gave full power to the Secretary of the...
Treasury Department, August 5, 1790. “The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to submit to the President of the United states a contract … for shingling two houses, and building a breast-work for the foundation of the light-house at Cape-Henlopen He begs leave to offer an opinion, that the terms of this agreement appear to him advantageous to the United states.” LC , George...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to communicate to the President of the United States the copy of a letter which has this moment been received from the Collector of this port, informing of the arrival of two prizes sent in by the privateers Citizen Genet & Carmagnole. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Sharp Delany’s letter to H has not been found.
I have the pleasure to send you inclosed two letters one from Young La Fayette the other from his Preceptor —They appear reconciled to some further delay. I take the liberty to inclose copy of a letter to the Secy of State respecting Mr Cutting —I do not know upon the whole what sort of a man Mr Cutting is, and I have heared unfavourable whispers—But as to the particular subject of his ⟨claim⟩...
[ Philadelphia ] May 2, 1793 . “… encloses … a letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue on the subject of a Keeper of the Lt House for Cape Henlopen.” LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Letter from Tench Coxe not found. In an entry in JPP “Journal of the Proceedings of the President,” George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. for May 2, 1793, Coxe’s letter is described...
In answer to your enquiry of the 22d. inst. I have the honor to observe, that in the communications heretofore made, it is stated, that an additional two millions of Guilders had been already directed to be borrowed & a proposition is submitted to the consideration of the President for authorising a further loan of three millions of florins. One of the objects of the two million loan was the...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully submits to the President of the United States the Draft of an Agreement concerning the subscription on behalf of the U States to the Bank, agreeably to terms concerted with the Directors, in order that it may be considered by the President previous to it’s execution. The Secretary will wait upon the President for his Orders on Monday morning. LC ,...
I have the honor to transmit herewith the copy of a report intended to be presented to the House of representatives on the subject of a National Bank. This communication would have been earlier made if it had been in my power, but it has been impossible for me to prepare it sooner. With the most perfect respect   I have the honor to be   Sir, Your most Obedient & most humble Servant LC ,...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to inform the President of the United States that a wish of the Collector of Boston to spend a part of the time of the Session of Congress at the Seat of Government has been intimated to him. An absence from his office at this season of the year being the least likely to be inconvenient, and it being probable that much useful information...