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As soon as I recd the communication of your arrangements, for laying an Embargo on the trade of this Port, I issued instructions to the Commanding Officer at Fort Mifflin upon the subject; and of those instructions I have now the honor to inclose you a copy. I am, with perfect respect, Sir Yr most obed. H. Servt. Df , PHarH : Executive Correspondence, 1794; LB , PHarH : Executive Letter-Books....
The Secretary at war, has transmitted to me, by your instructions, a copy of a law relatively to the fortification of the Ports and harbours therein mentioned; and he has, at the same time, communicated your request, that, as Commander in Chief of the Militia of Pena., I would take upon me the general direction of the business, as far as respects the works to be established within this State....
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...
In answer to a circular letter, which I addressed to the Officers of this Commonwealth, enjoining, among other things, an implicit obedience to the laws of the Union, I have received a variety of communications of a very patriotic and satisfactory nature: and the inclosed Extracts from the letters of Judge Addison and Mr Reddick (the Prothonotary of the County of Washington) relatively to the...
In compliance with your request, communicated by the Secretary at War, in his letter of the 19. current, I have the honor to inform you, that orders were immediately issued to the Adjutant General, for organizing, arming, and equipping, according to law, 10,768 of the Militia of Pennsylvania, officers included; agreably to your requisition, founded on the Act of Congress, entitled "An Act...
The information contained in the letter from Genl Wilkins, which I communicated to you yesterday; and the general aspect of our affairs on the frontiers; enforcing the necessity of an immediate exertion, to support the Detachment, which the Legislature of Pennsylvania directed to be formed, for the purpose of protecting the Commissioners, who were authorised to lay out a town at Presqu’-isle,...
I have occasion to regret, that your opinion, on the expediency of suspending, for the present, the establishment at Presqu’-isle, was not communicated to me, previously to the receipt of the letter from the Secretary at War, dated yesterday, in which that opinion is, for the first time, explicitly expressed. I am apprehensive, indeed, that it is too late to prevent the execution of the...
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 have the honor to transmit, for your information, a copy of a Report from the Master Warden of the Port of Philadelphia, stating the arrival of the Schooner Flora, Captain Westerhock, a Dutch Privateer, mounting ten Four-pounders. As the 22nd Article of the Treaty of Amity and Commerce, between the United States and France, provides that it shall not be lawful for any foreign privateers, who...
I have the honor to transmit, for your information, a Copy of the Supplementary Report of the Master Warden, relatively to the Schooner Flora, mentioned in my letter of Yesterday’s date: and to be, with perfect respect, Sir, Your most Obed. Hble serv. Df , PHarH : Executive Correspondence, 1790-99; LB , PHarH : Executive Letterbooks. The enclosed copy has not been identified, but Master Warden...
I think it proper to communicate the letters which I have received from the western Counties representing the hostile proceedings of the Indians, in that quarter and the dissatisfaction of the Citizens at the suspension of the Presqu’isle establishment in compliance with your request. As I wish to answer these letters by to morrows post I have for the sake of dispatch transmitted the originals...
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...
Having instructed the Attorney General to institute a prosecution against Robinson, the supposed murderer of a Friendly Indian at Fort Franklin, I have the honor to add to my communication of the 23rd Ulto on the subject, the inclosed copy of that Officer’s answer. With perfect respect, I remain, Sir, Your Excellency’s most obedt & most Hble Servt LS , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; copy,...
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...
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 have the honor to transmit, for your information, copies of the various documents which I have received by Express from Genl Gibson, stating, among other things, the proceedings of a Council, held at Fort Le Bœuf on the 26th ulto, between Capn Denny and Mr Ellicot, and a deputation from the Six Nations in the presence of Genl Chapin. The requisition which has been made on this occasion, for...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Excellency’s answer to my letter of the 15. instant, communicated in a letter from the Secretary at war, dated yesterday: and it is with peculiar regret that I perceive the embarrasment of my situation, relatively to the Presqu’ isle establishment, increasing with every addition to the correspondence which the subject has produced. I...
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...
I have the honor to inclose, for your information, a copy of the instructions which have been issued, in compliance with your requisition (communicated to me in a letter from the Secretary at War, dated the 7 inst.) for organizing and holding in readiness to march at a moment’s warning, a corps of the Militia of Pena, amounting to 5,200, non commissioned officers & privates, with a due...
The Secretary of State has transmitted to me, in a letter dated the 7th of August (but only received yesterday) your reply to my letter of the 5th instant. For a variety of reasons, it might be desireable, at this time, to avoid an extension of our correspondence, upon the subject to which those letters particularly relate; but the nature of the remarks contained in your reply, and the...
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...
The Secretary of the Treasury, on behalf of the Secretary at War, has communicated to me, your request, that I would immediately cause the quota of the Militia of this State to be assembled, for the purpose expressed in your requisition of the 7th ultimo. It is only necessary to assure you, that I shall comply with the utmost dispatch and alacrity. I am, Sir, with perfect respect, Your most...
It is contrary to my disposition upon any occasion, and particularly on the present Expedition, to trouble you with complaints; but the enclosed letter from Governor Howell, and my own experience, will not permit me any longer to be silent, upon the very great inattention which has been paid to the supplies of the Right Column of the army under my command, as well in the Commissary as in the...
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...
Inclosed I transmit copies of reports, which I have just received from Colonel Biddle and Captain Denny, respecting the state of the Garrison, and the Military and Quarter Master Stores, at Fort Le Boeuf, together with a copy of the remarks of Captn Denny, on the neighbouring Country, and the establishment proposed to be made at Presqu’-isle. An early knowledge of these communications, may...
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...
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...
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 consequence of a representation from the Inspectors of the Health-Office of the Port of Philadelphia, I have exercised the power vested in me by the laws of Pennsylvania, for imposing a Quarantine on all vessels arriving from the West-India Islands; and I have the honor to inclose the copy of my Proclamation on that subject for your Excellency’s information. I am, Sir, with perfect respect,...
I have the honor to inclose, for your Excellency’s information, the copy of a Report from the Resident Physician of the Health Office of Philadelphia, and to request, that you will direct such co-operative measures, on the part of the Officers of the United States, as may effectually counteract the danger, which is apprehended from vessels holding an intercourse with the shores of New-Jersey,...
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...
This Letter will be presented to your Excellency by Mr Godin, a Relation of Mr Van Berkel; who is on his Journey to South Carolina, with Mr Backer & Mr Barron : These Gentlemen have been introduced to me by Mr Robert Morris; a Copy of whose Letter I enclose. Many Foreigners of Distinction, who have been desirous of viewing your Excellency at The Head of an Army, and still more anxious to see...