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I have the honor respectfully to submit to your consideration the inclosed Memoir. A few hundred copies have been prepared in order to subject it to the examination of my fellow citizens and to the judgment of gentlemen in public life. Enquiries into the means of attaining public good, and escaping public evil, can never do harm and may be useful if made with sobriety, honesty & industry. If...
As it is possible, that the bill to create a quartermasters department may become a law, and its operation upon my situation will be the most unexpected & inconvenient, I do myself the honor to submit myself to your consideration as a candidate for the office of Deputy Quarter Master at this place. I shall be willing, to obtain subsistence for myself & family, to perform any or all of the...
The present condition of the world certainly demands all the consideration of every wise and good man, which his situation permits or requires him to bestow upon a temporal subject. The war, which in various forms and upon several grounds, has been carried on between France and her adversaries, has reached a degree of seriousness, which ensures consequences of the most extensive effects and...
Ca. 26 May 1810. Discusses the need to encourage American manufactures and encloses some observations on a treasury report on the same subject. Lists merchandise now imported that might be produced in America (linen, iron, hemp, liquors), since European sources are likely to be cut off by war. Also stresses the need to encourage manufactures that will supply the means of national defense....
It would be a matter of surprize to you, if you were to learn that any person, who ever felt a solicitude for the public happiness & safety, were easy in the recent state of our foreign affairs. The provision in the treaty dismembring the Dutch Country on the avowed ground of a rule drawn from the French constitution . between France & Holland, the complicated but consolidated power of France...
The great intrinsic importance of Banking institutions, both associated and incorporated, will be considered, I trust, by you as a sufficient apology for this respectful solicitation of a small portion of your valuable time. The system of commerce and credit, and the laws of property in the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland have been considered, as on the whole, the most perfect in...
I have the honor to inclose to you a copy of a paper, which is written, in part, with a view to exemplify the mode in which it is considered, that the press and the operations of the offices or of some proper agents ought steadily to develope the cardinal truths and the practical details, on which are to be founded those vast and important aids, which internal trade can afford to Agriculture....
It is with sincere reluctance, that I trouble you upon the subject of a vacancy which I am told has been created, this day. It is understood that Capt. C. Irvine has been appointed Commissary Genl. I submit myself to your consideration for the office of Supt of military stores, of the duties of which I have had many occasions to think and much opportunity to acquire information. Tho it is not...
I am astonished to learn that Mr. B. Mifflin deputy Commy died yesterday suddenly. I entreat your consideration of my name for the office, or for that of Mr. Duncan, under all the circumstances of my family. I say with Sincerity that the times require my appointment to the D. Commys. office. Mr. Irvine is a mere lawyer, unacquainted with the walks of trade. I write at the dawn of day, having...
I had the honor to write you a hasty line at day light yesterday morning. Suffer me to obtrude upon you a few personal and public considerations. I sincerely believe that a considerable portion of our present difficulties have arisen from the injuries to the operations & system of supply, which have grown out of the measures since the spring of 1809 upon the subject of its organization. I am...