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The House of Representatives have passed a bill, entitled “An act to establish the post office and post roads within the United States,” in which the concurrence of the Senate is desired. Printed Source--Senate Journal.
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to submit to the President of the United states, for his approbation, the enclosed Contract for timber, boards, Nails and Workmanship, for a Beacon to be placed near the Light-house on Sandy hook; the terms of which, he begs leave to observe are, in his opinion favourable to the U. States. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[ New York ] June 21 [ 1790 ]. “The President … approves of the enclosed contract for … the Light House on Sandy Hook.” LS , RG 26, “Segregated” Lighthouse Records, National Archives; LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Lear erroneously dated this letter “June 21st. 1789.”
[ New York, June 21, 1790. On July 23, 1790, Whipple wrote to Hamilton : “I have delayed to answer your favor of the 21st June.” Letter not found. ]
I have been informed that the bill for funding the Continental debt which has passed the House of Representatives and is at present under consideration & discussion in the Senate, provides for the appointment of a Commissioner in each state to aid in carrying the system into execution. I take the liberty, sir, of addressing you upon the subject, and of offering myself as a candidate for that...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to submit to the President of the United states, for his approbation, the enclosed contract for timber, boards, Nails and workmanship, for a Beacon to be placed near the Light-house on Sandy-hook; the terms of which, he begs leave to observe, are, in his opinion favourable to the U. States. LB , DLC:GW . The enclosed contract has not...
I had the honor to receive your Excellencys letter of the 25th march with a medal ordered to be struck by the late Congress. my only object in the late war was to render any service in my power in the common cause, and my only hope of reward was that my conduct might meet the approbation of my Country; the obliging manner in which you are pleased to communicate this mark of approbation which...
The President of the United States requests the pleasure of Mr Stone’s company to dinner on Thurs-day next at 4 Oclock. An answer is requested. D , DLC : Stone Papers (Maryland), vol. 1730–1863. No reply from Stone has been found. GW recorded in his diary on Thursday, 24 June, that he entertained Stone, along with several other members of the House of Representatives ( Diaries Donald Jackson...
I received yours of the 12th. 14th. and 17th. together with the several papers mentioned, to which I shall give as much attention, and as soon as my health will permit. In the mean time I thought it not amiss to transmit to you such observations as occurred to me on first reading them. I am not quite satisfied with the reasons given (page 1.) for having recourse to motion for a Standard of...
Estimate of the expences of the diplomatic missions proposed for the U.S. Dollars [A Min]ister Plenipotentiary. His salary 11,250   His Outfit, suppose it to happen once in 7. years, will equal annual sum of 1,607   His Return, suppose it to happen once in 7. years, will equal annual sum of 402   His Secretary 1350   Postage, Couriers &c. about 400 15,009 A Chargé des affaires. His salary 4500...