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Since my arrival here, I have written to you in date of the 25th. and 26th. ulto. One of these letters was sent through our bankers here, the other by the English packet. I write at present to inclose you a letter to the Secretary of the Treasury. As it is committed immediately to the hands of an American who sails immediately from this port for Boston, I have spoken without reserve on several...
Two very able persons, the Bp. of Autun and Mr. Jefferson, have proposd for France and America respectively, that an universal standard of measures, and thence of weights, for all nations, should be derived from permanent data furnished by nature; and for this purpose, that recourse should be had to the length of a pendulum vibrating seconds in a given degree of latitude, and in a given...
Being desirous to carry into execution the intentions of the legislature in regard to the Claims upon the department of the late Quarter Master general, it is my wish, if agreeable to you, that you should undertake the business of collecting the documents, of receiving the claims and of stating them from time to time in returns that shall comprehend a number of them to the Auditor of the...
My last letter of the 26th of November will have informed you of my arrival at this place. I have been hitherto employed in ascertaining what measures would be most conducive to the honor & interests of the United States in the execution of the commission you have confided to my care. In the course of this business several of the objects to which you directed my enquiries naturally presented...
I beg leave to solicit your Excellency for an appointment onboard of one of the Cutters that are to be fitted out for the Protection of the Revenue. My Character is well known to the officers of the Customs of this Port, as well as to the Gentlemen who have honord me with their Recommendation. with the Highest respect I am Sir, your most humble Servant ALS , DLC:GW . Robert Collings (Collins;...
Je me vois forcée de recueillir des renseignemens sur une affaire qui a pris naissance dans vos contrées et à laquelle mes intérêts Se trouvent étroitement liés. N’y connoissant absolument personne, permettés que je réclame votre protection et vos bontés à ce Sujet. Il y a environ 18, ans, mon frére, m. francois le marquis de Malmédy officier au Service de France passa en Amérique dans le...
The day before yesterday I received a letter from Mr Woodbury Langdon declining the appointment offered him. there was a letter with it for you which I immediately forwarded. Since that time I have conversed with Mr Langdon I have heared from Mr Gilman; the former is warm in his recommendation of Mr Keith Spence; he states that his insolvency was owing to the loss of a valuable ship & Cargo,...
Letter not found: to George Augustine Washington, 2 Dec. 1790. In his letter to GW of 14 Dec. 1790 , George Augustine refers to GW’s letter of “the 2d Inst.”
Your indisposition has prevented me from giving you as much trouble in making my communications to Congress as otherwise, I might have done. The article of your notes which respect the loan in Holland, I am somewhat at a loss to frame into a paragraph for the Speech, and therefore pray your assistance. I had got it as pr. the enclosed, but upon a revision, it does not appear right. Be so good...
I have received you⟨r l⟩etter relative to the hydrometer which will be sent to you as soon as finished. Should it be in your power to borrow one for the short time before it reaches you it will be convenient. The Bond sent on by you is right in all respects except that it should be to “ The United States of America ” and not to me as Secretary of the Treasury. You and your Surety will be...