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The Attorney General will, I presume, draw the Deed for the Lot for the Mint. The purchase of it, I approve of. If you can aid me in answering the queries of Mr Young, contained in his letter enclosed, I would thank you —I wish to write to him by Mr Pinckney. Is not fish Oil one of the things that will claim the particular attention of Mr Morris? Yrs &ca ALS , DLC : Jefferson Papers. For GW’s...
Sometime last fall I sent to Mr Young transcripts of the accounts respecting the Agriculture of this Country, which I had collected from Gentlemen of the best information on this subject, with whom I was acquainted in the middle States—New York & Virginia. The account which you had the goodness to draw up was among the number. I have lately received from Mr Young a letter in reply to mine...
The Minister of France may, as soon as he pleases, make arrangements with the Secretary of the Treasury for the payment of Three Million of Livres on account of the debt due from the U: States to France (including the one hundred thousand dollars already ordered, in part) agreeably to the requisition of M. Le Brun Minister for Foreign Affairs in that Country, and In such manner as will comport...
Colo. Hamilton came so late that I could only broach the subject to him—He will breakfast with me at 8 Oclock—at which time If you can make it convenient I should be glad of your company—after which we will talk the matter over fully. Yrs ALS , DLC : Thomas Jefferson Papers. Jefferson endorsed this letter as having been “recd Jan. 16. 92,” which was a Monday. GW apparently wished to discuss...
Enclosed is the report (I mentioned to you on our Passage to Rhode-Island) of the Officer who was directed to explore the Navigation of Big Beaver &c.—When you have read, and taken such extracts from it as you may be inclined to do, please to return the papers to me, as they will have a place with some other Papers I mean to take with me to Virginia. The short and rough Extracts also enclosed,...
Since I had last the honor of addressing Your Excellency, the Embarkation which had been some time preparing, and which had undergone several changes; has sailed from New York. The Fleet, including the Convoys consisted of thirty two Sail, and left the Hook the 22nd Ulto. By the best information I have been able to obtain, the Light Infantry & Grenadiers, with some other Troops, which were at...
I have been honored with your Excellencys favors of the 1st 2d and 8th of October, and the several inclosures. The measure of the council in remanding Governor Hamilton and his companions back to confinement, on their refusing to sign the parole tendered them, is perfectly agreeable to the practice of the enemy. The particular part objected to I have always understood enters into the paroles...
The President of the United States sends to the Secretary of State a letter and enclosures which he has just received from the Governor of New York, respecting the detention of an Armed vessel which was about to sail from New York, supposed to be commissioned as a privateer by one of the European belligerent Powers. The President wishes the Secretary of State to lay these documents before the...
Your very agreeable Favor of the 28th ulto which I have had the pleasure to receive, & which is filled with such sincere Marks of Cordiality & Affection, could not fail to be very acceptable to me. I thank you Sir! for your Congratulations on the late Success in Virginia—a Success which must be productive of happy Relief to that State in particular; and I trust if properly improved, will be...
I am glad to learn from the Letter of General Greene, a Copy of which Your Excellency did me the honor to enclose on the 28th Ulto. that the Action of the 15th. had been severely felt by the Enemy, that their retreat bore evident marks of distress, and that our Army, in good spirits, were advancing upon them. From Virginia I have nothing later than Your Letter; and the enclosure from the Baron...
I have perused the enclosed answer to your letter, to Majr. L’Enfont.—Both are returned.—A final decision thereupon must be had.—I wish it to be taken upon the best ground, and with the best advice.—Send it, I pray you, to Mr. Madison who is better acquainted with the whole of this matter than any other.—I wish also that the Attorney General may see, and become acquainted with the...
The enclosed, containing some things which are not in Gouvr Morris official letter, the President sends it for Mr Jeffersons perusal. AL , DLC : Thomas Jefferson Papers. Jefferson placed an asterisk directly in front of this word and noted at the bottom of the manuscript page that the enclosure was “of Oct. 23. 92.” For Gouverneur Morris’s letter to Jefferson of 23 Oct. 1792, written in his...
The returned draught of a letter to Mr Gouvr Morris accords with my sentiments. Taking it for granted, that the words “We suppose this will rather overpay the instalments & interest due on the loans of 18.6 & 10 Millions”—means all that could be demanded by the French Government to the close of last year. This being the idea I have entertained of the payments, & engagements to pay. If it has...
The P    returns Mr. Muters letter, and gives Mr. J    an opportunity of reading one from Judge Innes on the same subject. The latter, commences his operations from the point, to which we have not yet been able to get, namely, established Posts in the Indian Country—the primary object of the Campaign, after the accomplishment of which, every thing else would be easy. RC ( DLC ); addressed:...
The President requests that the Secretary of State will have the enclosed letter from the Governor of So. Carolina taken into consideration, with the other matters which are to be weighed. RC ( DLC ); in the hand of Tobias Lear; endorsed by TJ as received 14 May 1793. Recorded in SJPL . Enclosure: William Moultrie to Washington, 26 Apr. 1793, expressing hope that the President would approve...
I do myself the honor to communicate, to your Excellency, a circumstance which I hope will be followed by the most salutary consequences to the State of Virginia in particular, and which may ultimately have the happiest effect upon the interests of America in general. The Chevalier des Touche, commanding His most Christian Majestys Squadron in the harbour of Newport, finding himself enabled,...
Morristown, 26 Mch. 1780 . Calls attention to resolve of Congress of 25 Feb. 1780 assigning state quotas of supplies for the army and directing them to be deposited at places designated by the Commander in Chief. The quotas and places of deposit for Virginia are listed as follows: Places Bbls. Flour Gals. Rum Tons Hay Bu. Corn Alexandria 40,000 80 40,000 Fredericksburg 300 30,000 100 40,000...
I am much obliged to your Excellency for your letter of the 10th of January, giving me an account of the enemy’s incursion into your State. Baron De Steuben has informed me of their successive operations to five miles below Hoods. It is mortifying to see so inconsiderable a party committing such extensive depredations with impunity: but considering the situation of your state, it is to be...
A short time since I wrote to you, and hope the letter got safe to your hands. If this should reach them, it is intended to introduce Mr. Strickland , of Yorkshire in England, to your civilities and attention. His merits, independent of the recommendation of Sir Jno. Sinclair, will entitle him to them. From Monticello, Mr. Strickland intends crossing the ridge for Winchester; and to return to...
The President requests that Mr —— would give the Letter & statement herewith sent, from the Secretary of War a perusal and return it to him in the course of the day with his opinion as to the propriety of the manner of making the communication to Congress: and whether it ought not, at any rate, to be introduced in some such way as this, (if it is to pass through him to Congress) “Pursuant to...
I acknowledged the receipt of your letter of the 2nd of April from Richmond—since which I have only received two letters from you of the 10th of April and 15th of May. Concluding that some of your dispatches may have been forwarded to Taylor’s ferry (by which route I did not return) I have to request, if that should have been the case, and the communications were of a particular or pressing...
By the last post from the southward I received your letters of the 17th. and 24th. of April, with their enclosures. In a letter of the 7th. of May, which I wrote to the Secretary of the Treasury from Charleston, I expressed my approbation of what he informed me had been determined by the Vice-President and the Heads of Departments, relative to Mr. Short’s negociation at Amsterdam, and the...
I leave it to you, and the heads of the other two Departments to say what, or whether any answer should be given to the B. Minister’s letter of the 19th. It would seem as if neither he, nor the Spanish Commissioners were to be satisfied with any thing this Government can do. But on the contrary, are resolved to drive matters to extremity. Yours I send the enclosed to be signed. RC ( DLC );...
I was yesterday honored with your Excellency’s favor of the 9th ulto enclosing a return of 40 prisoners of War delivered to the Continental Commy at Winchester, for which the state will have the proper credit. Now I am upon the subject of prisoners, I would wish to be informed in what light I am to consider Governor Hamilton, as I do not observe him included in the list. That Gentleman has...
I am much obliged to your Excellency for your letter of the 10th. of January, giving me an account of the enemy’s incursion into your state. Baron De Steuben has informed me of their successive operations to five miles below Hoods. It is mortifying to see so inconsiderable a party committing such extensive depredations with impunity: but considering the situation of your state, it is to be...
Headquarters, New Windsor [ N.Y. ], 10 Dec. 1780 . The places of deposit for the specific supplies required of Virginia by Congress’ resolve of 4 Nov. are to be designated by Gen. Greene “or Officer commanding” in the southern department, who will be “much better enabled to judge of the proper places” than Washington. RC ( Vi ); 1 p.; in Tench Tilghman’s hand, signed by Washington; printed in...
Headquarters [ Preakness, N.J. ] 22 July 1780 . Has just received a letter from Gen. Muhlenberg of 11 July enclosing a list of officers in Col. Gist’s regiment, omitted in his former return, and has written to Gen. Gates to incorporate these officers with the others or “to divide the Drafts into another Regiment as may appear most eligible from a view of all circumstances.” Dft ( DLC :...
A letter from Colo. S. Smith (of Baltimore) to the Secretary of the Treasury, giving information of the conduct of the Privateers—Citizen Genet & Sans Culottes—is sent for your perusal: after which it may be returned; because contained therein, is a matter which respects the Treasury Department solely. As the letter of the Minister from the Republic of France, dated the 22d of June, lyes yet...
You will readily agree with me that the best interests of the United States require such an intimation to be made to the Governor of Canada, either directly or indirectly, as may produce instructions to prevent the Indians receiving military aid or supplies from the british posts or garrisons—The notoriety of this assistance has already been such as renders enquiry into particulars...
This letter goes Express, to obtain the signature of the Secretary of State to the enclosed Proclamation . The reasons for sending it in this manner, are, to avoid the circuitous rout by Richmond, and the delay it might meet with by the Post, not having reached my hands until this morning, too late for the Mail of this day—nor in time for any other before Tuesday next—and because it is unknown...