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Letter not found: to Edward Carrington, 12 Feb. 1796 . On 24 Feb., Carrington wrote GW: “I have been honored with your favor of the 12th Instant.”
Accompanying this, I send a Letter by post to The Secy of State. I request the favor of you if there should be a probability of its remaining two or three days in the post office at Richmond waiting the regular post to Charlottsville, or on any other accot to have it directly conveyed to mr Jefferson by Express—in which case you will be good enough to let me Know the expense which may be...
Your favor of the 10th instant has been received. Since the Refusal by General Wood of the Office of Surveyor Genl, it has been offered to General Rufus Putnam, whom it is presumed will accept it. I do not recollect that Colo. Heths name was ever presented to me for this Office—If it had, and any assurance could have been given of his scientific qualifications, he would have been an eligible...
Your favors of the 8th 13th & 20th Ulto have been duly received; the latter, enclosing one from Mr Henry. Your motives for forwarding my letter to that gentleman, and transposing the course of the business relative to it, meets my entire approbation; and opening his letter, in answer thereto, was an act of indispensable necessity—resulting therefrom—and of course is approved. I am not less...
Wishing to fill the office of Attorney General of the United States with a gentleman of acknowledged abilities; and of the best disposition to promote the welfare of this country; permit me to ask you (confidentially) if Colo. Innes would, in all respects, do for such an appointment? That he possesses great natural endowments, I have always understood; and that he is a friend to the ⟨general...
With much pleasure I received your letter of the 22d Ulto; and if the sense of the great body of Citizens in Virginia should be expressed in the manner you seem to expect, it would give me, and I believe I might add, every friend to order and good government throughout the United States, very great satisfaction: More so than similar sentiments from any other State in the Union; for people...
Receive, I pray you, my thanks for your obliging favor of the 6th Instt, and for other unacknowledged lettrs of antecedant date. As, except in a single instance, they contained information only, nothing more was necessary than to know they had got safe to hand: this they did, and I feel myself much obliged in your attention to my request; as I always shall be for such communications as you may...
Your letter of the 2d instant came duly to hand, and I shall wait the result of the proposed enquiry, respecting Colo. Innes, which I wish might be soon. The compliance with one request oftentimes begets another, and that is the case at present. You know, full well, that the office of State is vacant; but you may not know that I find difficulty in filling it. In the appointments to the great...
Although I have little reason to hope that, the offer I am going to make you will meet your approbation; yet, from full conviction in my mind, that no one could, or would discharge so important a trust with more energy and propriety than yourself, I am induced to make it. It is of the highest consequence to this Union, and to the Southern States in particular, that the public buildings in the...