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In order to enable me to carry into effect your instructions for preserving the peace and neutrality of the United States, within the jurisdiction of Pennsylvania, I was under the necessity of establishing a Fort at Mud-Island, agreeably to the intimation, which I gave you, in my letter of the Eighth day of July last. and, as the object of that establishment still requires my attention, I have...
Mr Hancock has directed me to inform you that upon the Request of several Members of Congress, who judgd my Attendance here for some Days necessary, I must remain in Philada unless the Buisiness of the Army cannot be executed to your Satisfaction by the Gentlemen who are now with you as Depy Qr Mrs Genl. In the mean Time I have my Hands filld with the Formation of the Department & the...
Inclosed I transmit, for your information, copies of a letter to the French Consul, informing him of the necessity of the departure of the Citizen Genet within 24 hours; of a letter intimating to him agreably to your desire, that she would be allowed to repair as a merchantman, on condition of dismissing her arms & other military equipments, and of his answer, just received, upon these...
I have received a Letter from the Secretary of War, dated the 21st instant, in which he informs me of your intention to appoint a Commissioner, for the purpose of holding a Treaty with the Six Nations at Canandarquay, on the 15th of September next; and I shall, with all possible dispatch, transmit, for your information, the documents relating to the title of Pennsylvania, so far as it is...
The important subject, which led to our conference on Saturday last, and the interesting discussion that then took place, having since engaged my whole attention, I am prepared, in compliance with your request, to state with candor the measures which, in my opinion, ought to be pursued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The circumstances of the case evidently require a firm and energetic...
In compliance with your request, expressed, this day in a letter from the Secretary at War, I shall, with the utmost dispatch, ascertain, and communicate to your Excellency, the state of the Little Sarah, as an armed vessel, when she entered this port as a prize to the Ambuscade; her present situation; and the changes which she has undergone since her arrival, with respect to herself, or to...
Inclosed I transmit to your Excellency, a copy of a letter which I have recd from the Master Warden of the Port, relative to the equipment of the Ship Jane. From this representation, it appears, that in conformity to the Treaty of Amity & Commerce with France, and your instructions of the 23 & 24 of May last, the vessel ought to be detained; and, therefore, unless you are pleased otherwise to...
I have the honor to transmit to you copies of the documents respecting a contract which was made between the State of Pennsylvania and the late Board of Treasury of the United States, for the purchase of a certain tract of land, bounding on lake Erie; a report from the Comptroller General of Pennsylvania exhibiting the amount of the consideration money, as settled by him and the Comptroller of...
Agreeable to your Order, by Col. Reeds Letter, I have directed Col. Holden to march with his 3 Companies this Evening to Kings Bridge. I shall in Consequence of that Order be under the Necessity of totally neglecting the point Battery untill Men are sent up to work on it—Our two Battalions being employed in raising part of our parapet, covering the large Magazine, cutting & forming the...
As the period prescribed for the next session of Congress, approaches, I was solicitious to ascertain, whether the accomodations, directed to be prepared for that body, by the Legislature of Pennsylvania, would be compleated in due season: and I have the pleasure to communicate to you the answer of the Commissioners in the affirmative. I am, with perfect respect Sir Your mo: obedt Servt LS ,...
I have the honor to transmit, for your information, a copy of the Requisition, which was made for the departure of the Citizen Genet; and of my instructions to the Officer Commanding at Mud-Island, relative to the conduct to be pursued, in consequence of the Attachment issued, under the civil authority, against that Vessel; which has since been taken into the possession of the Marshall and...
This Evening I was honord with Your Letter of the 11th Inst. The Ammunition Wagons and others go on as fast as possible. I have purchasd all the Linen fit for Tents in & near Philadelphia; & have new Ones ready for 12000 Men only. When any Canvas arrives it shall be procurd & made up. Mr Hughes has Tents for 3000 Men. But my cheif Supply, which I lookd for from Massachusets, has been cut off...
I have the honor to transmit, for your information, an authenticated copy of the Act of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania, intitled, “An Act to provide for laying out and establishing towns and outlots, within the several tracts of land heretofore reserved for public uses, situated respectively at Presqu’-isle on Lake Erie, at the mouth of French Creek, at the mouth of Conewango creek, and...
I had the Honor to write to you from Philadelphia at which place I was detaind near three Weeks by Want of Cash. This being the best Place to purchase Intrenching Tools and Forage I employd Colonel Mark Bird to procure them—He has engaged a very considerable Qy but is now obligd to stop through Want of Money having expended all his own and a very large Sum which he borrowd. I sent an Express...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Your Answer (communicated in a letter from the Secretary of War dated this day—) to my letter of the 13th instant, stating that the reasons, which induced your opinion relatively to the Suspension of the Presqu’ isle establishment, continue to operate, and have not been weakened by any information since receiv’d. The nature of the trust reposed in...
In consequence of a letter from the Secretary at War, stating the suggestion of the French Minister, relative to the design of the Refugees, who, according to his information, were about to embark from this Port for Jeremie, or Cape St Nichola Mole, in the Ship Delaware, and the Goillette Betsey; I have instituted an enquiry on the subject; the result of which I have now the honor to...
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your Excellency’s letter, inclosing a copy of a Proclamation, that you have issued, in consequence of certain irregular and refractory proceedings, which have taken place, in particular parts of some of the States, contravening the laws for raising a revenue upon Spirits, distilled within The United States: And it affords me the sincerest...
Inclosed I have the honor to transmit to you, copies of the communications, which I have received, respecting the hostilities committed by the Indians, on the Western frontier of this State; of the Instructions I have given to Major General Gibson, to provide more effectually for the protection of the inhabitants in that quarter; and of a letter to Judge Addison, requesting an official...
A body of about 120 Seamen, who declared to me that they were British subjects, deprived of employment in consequence of the Embargo, having paraded with colours flying through the streets of the City, and intending (as several respectable Citizens informed me) to address Congress, and yourself, for relief, I deemed it incumbent upon me to take proper precautions for preventing any outrage...
I have this Minute receivd a Letter from Mr Gerry at Norwalk on his Way to Boston, with the following Paragraph. “I was informd at the White Plains by some Gentlemen of the Convention that a person very unfriendly to the American States had authentic Information of the ⟨ mutilated ⟩ of the General in providing the Cheveax de Frize; and that it was appropriated, with the Ships, to stop the...
I have the honor to transmit to your Excellency the copy of a circular letter to the State-Societies of the Cincinnati from the Gentlemen who have attended here in consequence of the recommendation of the General-Meeting in May last. The Members present not making a Quorum no other business could be entered on. I am with the greatest Respect Your Excellencys Obedient & humble Serva⟨nt⟩ ALS ,...
The Secretary at War, in a letter of the 5 inst., transmitted to me a Resolve, containing the unanimous thanks of the House of Representatives to the Militia in actual service for the suppression of the late insurrection; and stated at the same time, your acknowledgments upon the subject. I have taken measures immediately to communicate this honorable testimonial to the officers & privates of...
Our Loss of Seventeen hundred Tents at Danbury will, I fear, prove of bad Consequence to the Divisions of Ticonderoga & peeks Kills. To prevent as much as possible any bad Effects of that Loss I orderd Mr Chase Ass[istant] Qr Mr Genl at Boston to send all the Tents which were stord at Boston or portsmouth to Mr Hughes at peeks Kills who will distribute them in such Manner as your Excellency...
Upon this auspicious day—and in contemplation of an approaching public event, the most affecting, which can ever occur to us, either as Men, as Citizens, or as your former fellow Soldiers, we desire to congratulate, and address you. As Men we offer to you the homage of a pure and heartfelt affection—As Citizens we express to you the gratitude, which results from a just sense of the highest...
In the Secretary of the Treasury’s Report, dated the 5th instant, and published with your assent, relatively to the opposition, which has been given to the execution of the laws, for laying duties on spirits distilled within the United States, and upon Stills, the following passage occurs: "This is at once an example of a disposition to support the laws of the Union, and of an opposite one, in...
I have the honor to transmit, for your information, a copy of the dispatches which I have this morning received from Genl Gibson, relatively to the hostile dispostion of the Six nations, instigated and supported, as it is alledged, by the British: and to be, with perfect respect, Sir, Yr Excellency’s Most obed. Hble Servt List of the documents, accompanying this letter: 1. A letter from Genl...
In compliance with the request of Judge Addison, I have the honor to transmit to you a copy of his letter, dated the 12th current, in explanation of the Extract communicated to you on the 18th of April last, relatively to the collection of the Excise in the Western counties. As it appears, that the information, which he enabled me to lay before you, has been used in a way that was not...
I had the Honor to write to you by General Gates and since that Time by Express—My last enclosed some Sketches of Regulations in the Q.M. Gs. Department, which requird your Excellencys Examination; and, if approvd, some fixd Time for being set in Motion. I have not heard of the Receipt of either Letter. By Order of Congress I have receivd 450,000 Dlrs towards the Purchase of Horses Wagons &...
I have the Honor to inform your Excellency, That Mr Thraxter, private Secretary to Mr Adams, arrived here last Evening from France with the Definitive Treaty of Peace; signed on the 3d of September. This Treaty appears to be the same as the Preliminary Articles. I beg Leave to congratulate your Excellency on this important Event and with the greatest Respect & Esteem Remain Your Excellency’s...
In a letter dated the twenty fourth instant the Secretary at War has signified your Excellencys request that I would take such measures with the frontier Citizens of Pennsylvania as should in my judgment be most effectual to prevent any hostile incursions into, or near the Indian Country north of the Ohio, until the treaty proposed to be held at lower sandusky about the first day of June shall...
I have the honor to transmit, for your information, copies of two letters both dated the 13th instant, and received by yesterday’s post from Pittsburgh; one from Genl Gibson (inclosing a letter from Lieut. Polhemus) and the other from Mr Nevill. I am, with perfect respect Sir, Yr Excellency’s Most obedt Hble Serv. Df in Alexander J. Dallas’s writing, PHarH : Executive Correspondence, 1790-99;...
I received your Excellency’s communication, respecting the unfavorable issue of the negotiations for peace with the hostile Indians, in a letter from the Secretary at War, of the 3d instant; and I have the honor to transmit, for your information, a copy of the orders, which I have given to the Adjutant General, for providing effectually for the protection of the Frontier of this State. As I do...
In consequence of the letter, which I addressed to the French Consul, respecting the Privateer, Citizen Genet and communicated to the Secretary at war, for your information on the 17th instant, I have recd two answers, copies of which I have the honor to lay before you. The allegations that were made of an extreme want of provision, on board that vessel, of her Leakage, and of the general bad...