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117th. (Adams Papers)
Breakfasted and dined with Mr. Andrews, in company with Mr. Thomson, who is studying law, with Mr. Parsons. Mr. and Mrs. Shaw were at our chamber this afternoon, and lodge in town to-night. Very busy all the afternoon and evening, till Mid-night, in preparing for Commencement. At about 7 o’clock Blake arrived here with Burge, after riding 90 miles in 22 hours: this success affords me...
I have been duly honoured with your’s of the 10th inst. and am happy to hear of the success of your journey to Amsterdam. there can be no doubt of it’s ratification by Congress. would to heaven they would authorize you to take measures for transferring the debt of this country to Holland before you leave Europe. most especially is it necessary to get rid of the debt to the officers. their...
3[Diary entry: 17 July 1787] (Washington Papers)
Tuesday 17th. In Convention. Dined at Mrs. Houses, and made an excursion with a party for Tea to Grays Ferry. On this day Jacob Hiltzheimer went “in the afternoon . . . to Mr. Gray’s ferry, where we saw the great improvements made in the garden, summer houses, and walks in the woods. General Washington and a number of other gentlemen of the present Convention came down to spend the afternoon”...
4[Diary entry: 17 July 1787] (Washington Papers)
Tuesday—17th. Dined at Mrs. Houses, & made an excursion with a party to Grays Ferry to Tea.
Mr. Madison considered the negative on the laws of the States as essential to the efficacy & Security of the Genl. Govt. The necessity of a general Govt. proceeds from the propensity of the States to pursue their particular interests in opposition to the general interest. This propensity will continue to disturb the system, unless effectually controuled. Nothing short of a negative on their...
McClurg moved to strike out seven years and insert “‘during good behavior’” ( Farrand, Records Max Farrand, ed., The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787 (4 vols.; New Haven, 1911–37). , II, 33). He believed that since the executive had been made reeligible he would be dependent on the legislature and that the independence of the executive was essential. Mr. Madison. If it be essential to...
I have been duly honoured with your’s of the 10th. inst. and am happy to hear of the success of your journey to Amsterdam. There can be no doubt of it’s ratification by Congress. Would to heaven they would authorize you to take measures for transferring the debt of this country to Holland before you leave Europe. Most especially is it necessary to get rid of the debt to the officers. Their...
Bordeaux, 17 July 1787. Encloses an arrêt concerning Thomas Barclay which is “couched in terms so offensive to the parties interested” that it throws “a heavy imputation” on all who interested themselves in his behalf “in his Official capacity.” Bondfield is especially pointed out as having misled the authorities. Although Barclay’s Moroccan mission is at an end, his person is still protected...
I have the honour of now inclosing to you a letter from the American merchant who claims the reimbursement of duties on whale oil which he has been obliged to pay, contrary to the tenor of the letter of M. de Calonne. This merchant established himself here for the particular purpose of carrying into execution the orders relative to the 800,000 . weight of oil mentioned in that letter....
Frontignan, 17 July 1787. Acknowledges TJ’s letter of 6 July; will ask M. Cabanis, his banker in Paris, to collect the 374. 14 which TJ owes him; will always execute orders promptly and with care. RC ( MHi ); 2 p.; in French; endorsed. Recorded in SJL as received 26 July 1787. There is also in MHi a receipt dated at Paris 3 Sep. 1787, signed by J. Cabanis, for payment by TJ of 374. 14 for...