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Having suffered some heavy injuries of fortune from the failure of others—and having imprudently spent the most active period of my life in unprofitable public employments—I feel at present in some degree the necessity of seeking some appointment from my country, which while I faithfully perform my duty will aid me in the comfortable support of my family. I should prefer a civil employment...
Mr. Key having informed me that it was probable that Mr. Swann & himself would decline accepting their appointments as Commissioners to settle the Yazoo claims—I beg leave to offer my services to fill one of the vacancies should they occur. My zeal in establishing the present constitution of the U. States and my agency in fixing the seat of government at this place is well known to you. Heavy...
Messrs. Swann & Key having determined to accept their appointment as Yazoo commissioners it has occurred to me that in case Congress should determine to repair the public buildings in Washington—that the government will find it necessary to appoint a commission to conduct & superintend the work. I take the liberty of requesting you in that event to think of me. I think I can safely say that in...
Some applications have been made by Brickmakers to the Commissioners for permission to make bricks on Some of the public lots, where the use of the earth will be useful in reducing the lots to a proper level. Among others one has been made to me for permission to make bricks on the South Western part of the Square attached to the Presidents house. The applicant proposes to reduce the elevated...
Inclosed you will receive copies of a contract which we have Made with the Bank of the Metropolis for the loan of one hundred thousand dollars pursuant to the Act of Congress passed on the 13th. Feby. last entitled "An Act Making Appropriations for repairing or rebuilding the public buildings within the City of Washington," which we send for your Approbation. Having made some heavy contracts...
Having determined to send Mr. Andrei in the Corvette John Adams to the Mediterranean for the purpose of being landed at Barcelona in Spain, to be thence conveyed to Leghorn & for which the necessary orders, pursuant to your instructions have been given by the Secretary of the Navy, it has occurred to us that it might be found practicable consistent with the Public service, to send one of the...
We are happy in being able to advise you that the Fire proof apartments at the west end of the Treasury Office are in a state fit for immediate occupation; the plastering being well seasoned and every part of the building completed. We may add that we have the best reason for believing that the War Office will be ready for occupation by the first of January next and the Treasury Office in all...
Having found it impossible to obtain a supply of a quantity of seasoned yellow pine plank from 2 to 3 inches thick, and the works on the Public buildings, being subjected to a suspension in consequence thereof; on being informed that a supply might possibly be obtained at the Navy Yard in this City, and inasmuch as it would be in our power to return similar lumber in the Spring which might...
Give us leave to inform you that the War office is finished according to Contract, and ready for Occupation, excepting a few inconsiderable particulars which are delayed by the want of some arrangement among the Heads of Departments as to their respective locations. They have before been apprized of this State of the Building, but probably pressing engagements have prevented them from...
It is rumoured that Mr. Rush the Attorney Genl. of the U. States will soon be sent to Russia as our Minister and that his place here will be supplyed by Mr. Walter Jones If any such events should take place, I am authorised to state to you that Mr. Edm. J. Lee the present Mayor of Alexandria will thankfully accept of the office of Attorney for the district of Columbia if rendered vacant by the...