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I did not receive your very obliging favour of the 10th. inst: till yesterday, when I returned from the eastern Circuit. I have heard that the Judicial bill has been passed in the Senate without any alterations respecting the general plan of the judicial system. But you seem to think changes may be made in it in the house of Representatives—that the district Judges may be annihilated...
New York, 31 July 1789. Requests Humphreys to “mention to the President that all the Gentlemen from our State have agreed to suggest Mr John C. Ten Broeck as surveyor for Hudson and a majority of Us have agreed as to Jeremiah Lansing to be surveyor at Albany.” ALS , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters. John C. Ten Broeck (1755–1835) served in New York regiments during the Revolution and was a...
Mr Hartley wrote to Mr Adam Rugart and enquired of him if about ten or twelve Mares fifteen hands high—not more than two Years old—bay or black—and of the Country Breed—could be had in Lancaster County—Price from £18 to £24 or £25 Pennsylvania—and if a remar[k]able ⟨ illegible ⟩ fine and good Mare perhaps the President might go towards £30. He has got an Answer from Mr Rugart that his Mares...
Though the primary object of my visit to your Excellency this morning was taken up with the sincere endeavour to serve a man who has the merited esteem of the discerning part of his Countrymen, and for whom I have a great affection—supposing him to be in that critical situation, that support & relief to his mind as well as affairs could not be too early administered—yet I must confess sir, I...
I had the Honor to write to you on the twenty ninth of April last. I shall not trouble you with a Recital of Events which Mr Jefferson has I know very amply communicated to the Office of foreign Affairs. But being here on my Way to London, and finding a Vessel bound directly to New York, I take the Opportunity to send some Tables which contain the political military pecuniary and commercial...
That I may not be troublesome & appear to others if not to yourself to obtrude myself too often on your Goodness, I take this Method of apologising for leaving a Letter with your Lady, & directing it to you without knowing its Contents but Sir Mrs Whiting’s Character & good Sense, induced me to comply with her Request, which was to direct her Letter & present it to you. At the Request of...
the opinion of the Subscriber, would not of itself have given him the Confidence, in this manner, to address the Supreme Magistrate, of the United States, the present mode, of application, has been represented, as agreeable, to the Usual practice, on Such Occasions, this measure, was advised, by a parson, whose Station was Sufficiently, alevated, to forbid the doubting, its propriety, this...
I was duly honored with your favor of the 8th instant, inclosing a copy of the President’s answer to the address of the Executive of your State. The arrival coincided with the very moment when the subject of amendments had been resumed, and was certainly not an unpropitious circumstance. You will find the result of a committment of the business in the inclosed paper. From the dispatch and...
Your favor of the 15th of June has been some time in my hands, but no opportunity of acknowledging it has hitherto occurred; and I write now more in order to be ready for the first casual conveyance rather than with a reliance on any known one. I do not make use of the mail, because it is rendered ineligible by the delay & uncertainty incident to it. I can not undertake to decide on the merits...
I am happy to inform you that throughout the Whole of My Circuit (which is not small) Party spirit & Political dissentions are now no more. We all Wish to come in under the Cloak of a few amendments should they even be inadequate to a compleat Justification of our former Opinions: for this purpose if no Other reasons could be offered I hope some of your amendments will go down. There is but...