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Among the candidates for the office of Collector of the port of Annapolis is Mr Pinckney —a young gentleman in high estimation among his acquaintances—He is a store Keeper but not an importer. He is a steady, competent & worthy man to whom the office might be an object & of whose capacity as well as integrity I have a very good opinion. I am Sir with great deference Yr most obt ser. ALS ,...
As a vacancy will happen in the Treasury Department as intimated by the Secretary, it is possible there may be a vacancy in the departments subordinate to that of the Officer who intends to resign—Mr William Winder of Somerset, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland & now a Senator of that state, is a man of sound character, of strong parts & particularly qualify’d in accounts—He was engaged in the...
Agreeably to the wish you did me the honour of intimating last session I have endeavoured to obtain information respecting Mr Magowan’s case —I have not been successful though I have written to several gentlemen at & near Annapolis. The inclosed from Mr Duval, the Member, is an answer to a letter I wrote to him, uninformed as I was of his being attorney for the administrator. It may from some...
You will excuse me I am certain for the liberty I take in mentioning Mr Chase. Without touching in the remotest degree upon any thing belonging to the conversation I had the honour of, lately; & without intimating that I had been spoken to, or that Mr Chase had been even thought of by you Sir, I have taken some little pains to discover the opinions of several very respectable men from Maryland...
I find from the atto r ney of this district that Randal is in a course of being judicially try’d this time in the Circuit Court—& that I am to be a witness. You will I am sure Sir pardon the solicitude that leads me to request of you that the Proceeding may be stopped—After having done what I conceived my duty demanded of me, & after having encountered many little circumstances extremely...
Since I wrote the inclosed I have conversed with Mr Smith of South Carolina who unites with me in wishes that a Noli prosequi may be made. I am with the greatest respect Sir yr mo. obt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
It is said that a vacancy has occurred in the collectorship of the port of Wilmington, in Delaware—In bringing to view the name of Mr Vining, who has since the adoption of the government had the honour of being personally known to you, Sir, I need only add that I believe Mr Vining would be gratify’d by being appointed collector. I am with most respectful attachment Sir yr mos. ob. svt DLC :...
Though I did myself the honour of writing very lately to you, the pleasing event of which a letter this morning from Hamburgh gives a prospect, induces me rather to trespass upon your patience than to omit for a moment the intelligence that there is every reason to expect the liberation of M. Fayette. I will extract part of Mr Williams’s (the Consul’s) letter of 22d Augt —he says that “Mr...
The late event which has taken place at paris will probably tend too much to the injury of America not to be extremely interesting to you. The storm which the Directory have for several months excited against the council of Five hundred has at length burst & the papers & letters announce the arrest of Fifty Four members of that body by order of the Directory on the Fourth inst. The two members...
In the haste of Captain Izard’s departure the copy of a letter of which I spoke was omitted in mine of the date of yesterday—but as he waits at Rotterdam for a wind, the copy which was not quite ready when he left this place, goes under cover in this. The letter as you will see is without place of Date, except the Initial & concluding letters of the word Paris, from whence it came ⟨ mutilated...