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In a Letter which I did myself the honor to write to your Excellency, on the 21st of Decr, amongst other matters which were submitted to the consideration of Congress, I mentioned the case of Brigr Genl Michael Jackson, and informed you that having mislaid the papers relative to it, I could only state the facts from my recollection—having now found the original documents I take the liberty to...
I take the liberty of introducing to your Excellency’s civilities and attention, the Count de Laval Montmorency, Brother to the Duke de Laval, & Colonel in the Regiment of Royal Auvergne. This Gentleman is on a tour from Charles Town to New York, where he proposes to embark for Europe. His noble family, & personal merit, stand in need of no recommendation; but I could not with hold this...
Doctor Gordon having applied to Congress for access to their records and for their Countenance to his Admission to your Papers they have passed the enclosed Resolutions which I transmit to you at the request of the Doctor. On Friday I expect to have the Pleasure of seing Mount Vernon in Company with Mrs Mifflin and Mr Lloyds family—But there is a possibility that we shall not proceed farther...
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 ,...
General Washington presents his compliments to the President of the State, and requests his Excellency to communicate the General’s best thanks to the Officers and Gentlemen of the several Corps who did him the honor to form his escort to Philadelphia —General Washington having made his arrangements to be at the place of embarkation for New York, at a particular hour, will find himself under...
The enclosed letter, which is directed to the Government of the United States, was put into my hands; but upon having it translated I found it related to a person who is said to live in Philadelphia, and have therefore taken the liberty of forwarding it to your Excellency, not doubting but you will have the goodness to make known the contents to the person whom it concerns, if he is an...
I have the Honor of transmitting to your Excellency a Letter which has been addressed to the Executive of this State by several very respectable Inhabitants of the County of Washington in Pennsylvania; in which they represent “that many mischiefs have taken place in that County for several years past from the hostile incursions of the Indians, and that from the present aspect of Indian affairs...
I have had the honor to receive your Excellency’s letter of the 10th inst enclosing “a letter addressed to the Executive of the State of Pennsylvania by several very respectable Inhabitants of the County of Washington” representing the mischiefs which have been done for several years past in that County, by the Indians—expressing their apprehensions of further interruption—and requesting the...
I think it proper to lay before you, copies of the various documents respecting an application, which I have recently made to the Governor of Virginia, requiring, agreeably to the provision contained in the second section of the fourth article of the Constitution of the United States, that he would take proper measures for apprehending Francis McGuire, Absalom Wells, and Baldwin Parsons, as...
Philadelphia, 21 September 1791. Transmits an exemplified copy of an act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania entitled “An Act ratifying, on behalf of the State of Pennsylvania, the first amendment proposed by Congress to the Constitution of the United States.” Copy, DNA : RG 46, Second Congress, 1791–1793, Records of Legislative Proceedings, President’s Messages. On 2...
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...
I have received your excellency’s letter of yesterday enclosing a copy of a representation to you from the inhabitants of Pittsburg relatively to their apprehensions in consequence of the late defeat of the troops under major general St Clair. I can, with great propriety, assure your excellency, that it is my earnest desire that all the exposed parts of the frontiers should be as effectually...
I have the honor to enclose for your information a copy of a second memorial, which has been transmitted to me by the inhabitants of the frontier counties of Pennsylvania. In my communication to the legislature upon this subject, I have suggested the propriety of furnishing the militia with an immediate supply of arms and ammunition; and my instructions to the lieutenants of the several...
Inclosed you will find the copy of a Proclamation, which I have thought proper to issue, in consequence of certain irregular and refractory proceedings, which have taken place in particular parts of some of the states, contravening the law therein mentioned. I feel an entire confidence, that the weight and influence of the Executive of (Pensylvania) will be chearfully exerted, in every proper...
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...
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 honour to inclose for your Excellency’s information, a copy of a Proclamation, which I have issued, respecting the proposed Treaty to be held with the hostile Indians at Lower Sandusky; a copy of a Circular letter, which I have written, upon the same subject, to the Judiciary and Militia Officers of the Western frontier counties of Pennsylvania; and a copy of a Proclamation, which I...
The Secretary at War, in a letter dated the 23d instant, represents, that you confide to me, the charge of interposing in all cases of hostility committed between the belligerent parties, within the protection of this State; and signifies your desire, that I should, with the aid of the Militia, detain the parties first aggressing, until I can communicate the case to you, with the evidences in...
The Master Warden of the Port of Philda, having informed me, that the Brigantine Little Sarah, Prize to the Frigate L’Embuscade, is fitting out as a Privateer, I have the honor to submit to your Excellency a copy of his letter, that you may direct such measures to be pursued, as the occasion shall be thought to require. I am, with perfect respect, Sir, Yr Excy’s most obedt &c. Df , PHarH :...
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...
The Secretary at War having stated in a letter of yesterday’s date, that he was commanded by you, to request me to order a party of the Militia on board the ship William, now in this port as a prize to the French Privateer, Citizen Genet, for the purpose of keeping her in safe custody, until you have decided upon an allegation, that the ship was captured within the limits of the protection of...
Inclosed I have the honor to submit to your Excellency’s consideration, a copy of a letter from the Counsul of the French Republic, stating the arrival of an English armed vessel at Mud Fort, and requesting, either that she may be prevented from entering the harbour, or directed to withdraw in case she should enter it; a copy of the report made by the Master Warden respecting the vessel in...
Agreeably to your instructions contained in a letter from the Secretary at War, of the 24th of May last, it may be proper to state, particularly, the proceedings in the case of the Little Sarah, the prize to L’Embuscade, supposed to be equipped and manned in this Port, as a Privateer. Having instructed the Board of Wardens to be attentive to any appearance of a practice of this kind, the...
In consequence of some reports, respecting the equipments of the English Letter of Marque, the Jane, I thought there was reason to suspect that she was fitting out as a Cruiser; and, therefore, I directed the Master Warden to renew his enquiries upon the subject. His report, and the paper mentioned in it I have now the honor to transmit for your consideration. I take this opportunity,...
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...
It has been intimated to me, that the Jane will, probably, sail during the ensuing night; and, therefore, I think it proper to remind your Excellency, that I have issued express orders for detaining her at Mud-Island, in consequence of the information that has been given respecting her warlike equipments, and of your instructions dated the 23d & 24th of May last. The present communication I...
The Commanding Officer at Mud Island, has reported to me that the following vessels have been stopped and detained, in pursuance of my orders. 1. The Brig Gayoso, commanded by Jas Graisbury, bound from Phil: to New Orleans, a prize to the Little Democrat; but originally owned by Reede and Forde, of Phila. 2. The Brig Pilgrim of Philadelphia, Capt. Benj: Earl, a Prize to the Little Democrat;...
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...
Since the communication, which I made to you this morning, relatively to the Trunk of Dollars, deposited on board a Pilot boat, by the Little Democrat, and alleged to have been taken from the Dairy Maid, after her capture, I have received two Affidavits, of which I transmit copies for your information. As the Captain of the Pilot-boat states, that the Trunk is consigned to Mr Genet, the...
It has just been reported to me that the Schooner Jane, Benjamin Stammers Master—a prize to the Little Democrat was yesterday stopp’d at Mud-island; where she will be detained till your instructions are received for restoring her to the owners at the time of her capture. I am with perfect respect Sir Your most obedient Servant LS , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; Df , PHarH : Executive...
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 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...
Inclosed I have the honor to transmit to you several documents, respecting the Case of the Spry Sloop; which, in consequence of perfect satisfaction being received, that she would not prosecute her equipments as a vessel of war, I have discharged from arrest. I am, with perfect respect, Sir Your most obedt Hble Serv. Df , PHarH : Executive Correspondence, 1790–99; LB , PHarH : Executive...
I have the honor to lay before you, copies of several letters, which I have recd from the French Consul, respecting the approach of a very considerable body of armed Deserters, from the French Ships of War, now lying at New York and expressing his solicitude to obtain the aid of the Militia, in executing a Warrant, which the Chief Justice has issued, for apprehending them. With that view, as...
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...
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 ,...
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...
Inclosed I have the honor to communicate to you, copies of a letter, which I have received from Mr Cassan, the Vice-Consul of the French Republic, and of the answer which I have transmitted to him, relatively to the intended departure of the Brigantine Peggy for the Mole and Jeremie. The sentiments, which I have expressed on this occasion, are in conformity to those that were lately...
I have the honor, by the inclosed copies, to communicate to you, a second letter, dated the 30 instant, which M. Cassan the Vice-Consul of the French Republic has addressed to me, relatively to the intended departure of the Brigantine Peggy, as he supposes, for the Mole and St Jeremie; and ⟨my⟩ answer to him on the subject. This opportunity is, likewise, taken, to lay before you, a copy of the...
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...
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...