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By an Act of the General Assembly of this State, it has become my duty to purchase and import ten thousand stand of arms, for the use of the Militia; but I find that it will be impracticable, at present, to form an advantageous contract, unless I can promise the interference of the American Ministers in Europe, to obtain permission from the respective Governments, for exporting the arms,...
I have received the Letter you did me the honor to write me, on the twelfth of this month; and have maturely considered the subject of it;— The substance of your Excellencies first request, is that I would instruct, the American Ministers in Europe to use their influence to obtain permission from the respective governments for Exporting from Great Britain, Holland, or Hamburgh; ten thousand...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Excellency’s letter of the twenty second instant, and to return you my best thanks for your compliance with that part of my request, which respects the interference of the American Ministers in Europe, to use their influence in obtaining permission for exporting ten thousand stands of Arms from Great Britain, Holland, or Hamburgh, for the use...
I have the honor to inform your Excellency, that I have concluded a contract with Messrs. Thomas and John Ketland, for supplying the State of Pennsylvania with ten thousand stands of arms; and to request that you will favor me with a letter to the American Minister at the Court of London, for the purpose of engaging his influence to obtain the necessary permit for exporting the arms from Great...
I think it proper to inform your Excellency, that on the evacuation of Port au Prince by the British troops, a very great number of French white-men and negroes were put on board of transports and sent to America. Some of the vessels, I understand, made an attempt to land their passengers at Charleston: two have arrived at this port: and it is said, that the remainder of the fleet may be daily...
On the birth-day of the United States, and at an æra the most interesting that has occured since their existence as a Nation, the Pennsylvania State Society of the Cincinnati desire most respectfully to congratulate and address you. As a portion of that Band, whose best efforts were employed to establish the sovereignty and independence of our Country, we come, in the moment of impending...
I have received the letter your Excellency did me the honor to write me on the fifth of this month, with the copy of Chief Justice Mc Keans letter to your Excellency & two letters of Mr Liston. These last I shall transmit to the Secretary of State to be restored to the writer of them, according to the idea of your Excellency, with the best apology that the subject will admit of, for the...
The bearer hereof Mr. Blacon having some business with you desires me to give him a line of introduction. He was a good revolutionist of the first National convention, closely connected with La Fayette, a worthy and wealthy person well known to me in France. On these grounds I take the liberty of presenting him to you. He will have with him a friend Mr. Sermaize whom I have not before known. I...