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I have answered a letter from this man, a few days ago, stating that the bills would not be paid unless Congress ordered it, & that to that body he might apply MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I enclose two letters from the collectors of Delaware, & Barnstable respectively with the intended answers. Are they correct? Respectfully Your obedt. Servt. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I believe the fact is that no measures have been taken by the states indebted to the US. to discharge the balances due under the act of June 23. 1797. or, at any rate, that we have no notice of any such measures. will you be so good as to state this or any other fact on the subject in a form to be communicated to the H. of R. in compliance with their resoln of yesterday. Dec. 24. 05. NHi :...
David Parmelee, who is recommended, [and] applies for the appointt. of agent, will make an excellent Commissioner vice Thrimble. He was E. Kirby’s friend, taken with him to Mobile, where he acted as clerk to the board and since Mr. Kirby’s death has been the efficient man of the board. His experience added to previous acquirements seem to qualify him in a particular manner. DNA : RG...
The petitioner is imprisoned; and I find that the application, which is supported by a recommendation from the jury, is intended for the President, in order to obtain a pardon. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
The following is the designation of the office at Sacket’s harbour— With great respect Your obedient Servt. Augustus Sacket of New York, Collector of customs for the port of Sacket harbour Do—   Inspector of the revenue for the sd. port Commissions awarded as soon as convenient DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I understand Mr Harrison’s nomination has been negatived. As we must within twelve days make a large remittance to the Comr. of loans, it is desirable to know whether it be intended that Mr Harrison should continue to act under the temporary commission & how long? Respectfully Your obedt. Se rvt. I enclose a special application DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I enclose the only recommendation for the office of “Surveyor of the port of Darien and Inspector of the revenue for the same” created by an Act of last session. The office is unimportant, and the emolument very trifling. With respectful attachment Your obedt. Servt. Mr Spalding is the member of Congress for the district where Darien lyes, and lives in the vicinity. DLC : Papers of Thomas...
Th: Jefferson asks the favor of a consultation with the Heads of Departments tomorrow at 11. Oclock, & that they will do him the favor to dine with him. NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
I inclose you a paper containing a Memorial of the legislature of Misipi. to Congress respecting their lands. I also send some observations of Doctr. Barnwell on the country about N. Orleans which I think you will like to read.—Burr has surrendered himself to Cowles Meade. NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
The inclosed certainly cannot be wrong: can it be taken amiss by mr Nicholson himself? to what place must I address it? I wish it to go by this day’s post, to cut off applications. NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
If you approve, I will send the enclosed on Monday to the Committee. May I, when conversing with them, say that it is the opinion of the Executive that it would be better at this time to suspend the act? or in what manner & with what modification must the opinion be expressed? I mean to friends— Respectfully If you can send me an answer to morrow, it will enable me to make the communication...
The inclosed bond is signed by mr Maury the father, who I have no doubt is worth the 10,000 D. therein named. he owns a valuable tra[ct of] land on which he lives, well improved as a farm, & a considerable number of negroes: and I question if he owes 10. Dollars in the world, having always been one of the most prudent & cautious men. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have the honor to transmit Adam Gantz’ petition praying for a pardon, the effect of which will be the remission of a penalty incurred by reason of an infraction of the revenue laws, and his releasment from confinement. His former petition had on your suggestion been returned to him in order that the district judge’s certificate, which accompanies this, might be obtained. I have the honor to...
I once more enclose the Sandy hook papers. It is true that some of the alterations which you proposed in the agreement are at variance with the letter which I had previously written to Pendleton— Respectfully Your obedt. Sevt. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
For information Copy of our answer to Dr. Mitchill Chairman of the Senate’s committee on the bill containing the arming of private vessels who had applied by private letter to know what were the intentions of administration on that subject— DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I enclose for your signature a proclamation for the sale of certain lands under the law also enclosed. I have filled the days so as to be at the most favorable season of the year for sales & not to interfere with the State elections. Respectfully Your obedt. Servt. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
The enclosed application which is grounded on the power given to the President, by the embargo act, to permit vessels to sail under his immediate direction , is respectfully submitted to the President for his decision. Quere Do the words immediate direction justify special permits for private purposes? DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
It does not seem that, under existing laws, any difference can be made between a Haytian and any other foreign vessel. But the directions of the President are respectfully requested in this case— DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
The enclosed bill was presented this day for payment, and the question arises whether any salary was due. There are no documents in the Treasury shewing whether Mr Duffield ever went to N. Orleans, was qualified by taking the usual oath, or acted at all as a Judge. Nor do we know when or how he resigned. As it is probable that he sent his resignation to you, you may perhaps give some...
I am giving in my last nominations to the Senate. the place of Surveyor at Richmond having become vacant during their session must be filled during the same. two persons are proposed, William Wardlaw, & Ryland Randolph, both excellent men & republicans, well known to me personally: the former a Medical man, at his ease, the latter in want, of higher standing, and probably would be quite...
I enclose another San Domingo question. Does Mr Dallas’s opinion as given at large in the Aurora embrace the case? Will you have the goodness to examine the question? It would be truly desirable to have an Attorney General to whom to refer cases of this kind. Respectfully Your obedt. Sevt. Recommendations for light house keeper and a letter from Mr Carr are also enclosed DLC : Papers of Thomas...
These recommenders are such good men that I think it will be best to make the nomination at once if the Senators & delegates know nothing to the contrary. will you be so good as to consult them? NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
Recommendations in favor of Lewis Duvall as Commissioner of loans Maryland by Gabriel Duvall N. Harwood (his father in law) J. Johnson Messiers Hall Members of Duckett } Executive Council Ghiselin Maryland He is a merchant, a republican, married DNA : RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.
keeper of light house lately erected on Franklin island. Orchard Cooke the member of the district recommends Mr Lowell as keeper. To the President of the U. States —his obdt. St. DNA : RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.
The transactions at Jersey (Powles hook) are certainly infamous. The Surveyor Williams a federalist has cleared & will continue to clear cotton stored there. We have no successor ready; but we must stop his career. Permit me to announce that he is dismissed. The Collector of Amboy may in the mean while & until we have a successor ready, manage the business. Respectfully Your obedt. Servt. DLC...
will you be pleased to give the permission to Capt Brewster, & take any other measures you think best. NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
Candidates John Stricker recommended by Robt Smith—repub. Delozier the surveyor—a moderate federalist Brice depy. collector   do—recommended by Stephen Edmund Custis unknown — Mr Parks is recommended by his brother in law Mr M’Elderry a State Senator. He is republican but not conspicuous. he is married to the sister of G. Washington who married Mrs. Madison’s sister DNA : RG 59—LAR—Letters of...
I have the honor to enclose a report on the subject of the expenses incurred by debtor States in fortifying Ports and Harbours. I have the honor to be with the highest respect Sir Your obedient Servant DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Thomas Jefferson asks the favor of a Consultation with the heads of Departments tomorrow at one Oclock on the subject of the message, & that they will add that of dining with him. NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.