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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...
Deprived of your agreable favors since we had the honor of Paying you our respects under date of 1 Febry, the present will principally Serve to advise the drawing of the Lottery of the American 4 per Cts. in which we are sorry to find that the Numbers of your Obligations do not Class among the fortunate ones; by this opportunity we beg leave to remind you of the prize of ƒ1000—which fell to...
The letter of April 29. with which you were pleased to honour me, did not come to my hands till the 25th. of October. The plan of the publication it proposes, appears to me judicious, and that such a depository well filled will be very useful. I sincerely wish it all the success which it’s great merit deserves. I am far from presuming that I could in any situation contribute towards it any...
A Difference of Opinion having arisen between Doctr. Currie and me respecting the Encyclopedie methodique, we are desireous you should decide it, as you are possessed of our Letters to you concerning it. I alledge on my part, that I am not obliged to take the Work, but on the Terms of the original Subscription, that is to say, at 751 Livres. On these Terms I received of Doctr. Currie the...
There is nothing new. Peace seems established. The Belgic provinces cannot hold out. Some have been alarmed about French affairs, but I have good reason to think they go on as usual. The inclosed is submitted to you. A Copy has been sent [to the] Bp. of Autun. RC ( DLC ); addressed; postmarked; endorsed by TJ as received 19 Jan. 1791 and so recorded in SJL ; MS slightly torn.
I have received this morning your letter in answer to mine of the 19th. ultimo from which I find that Messrs. Willing Morris & Swanwick’s bond given for duties on goods imported from Rhode Island on the 1st. of June, falls due this day. The Legislature having declared that the Section of the act to regulate the Collection of duties, which subjected foreign goods from N. Carolina & Rhode Island...
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 & 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 &...
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 hope your Excellency will pardon my Addressing you again on the Subject of my Application to be placed in the Invalid Establishment. I have forwarded a Petition to Congress on the Subject, and as your Excellency is already Possessed of a Narrative of the Facts on which my Claim is founded; I have only to add that your Excellencys Justice and benevolence will on this occasion prompt you to...
If Mr Madison is at leisure the P. would be glad to see him. AL , NjP : George Washington Collection. GW’s purpose in requesting this meeting is not known. It may have been to discuss his upcoming address to Congress (see GW to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, 8 Dec. 1790 ).
If Mr. Madison is at leizure the P. would be glad to see him. RC ( NjP ); Tr ( MH : Sparks Transcripts). RC addressed by Washington.
“In pursuance of the authority granted for negociating a loan not exceeding application was made in Holland, and I have the pleasure to inform you, that a sum equal to dollars has been subscribed. This loan, which shews by its success the confidence placed in the U. States, cannot fail by its intended application to give additional support to the public credit. The terms of it, with the...
Richmond, 2 Dec. 1790. In response to Remsen’s letter of the 23rd. he is at a great loss to make an accurate estimate, not knowing the number or the length of the laws to be passed, “unless I charge so much per square (calculating 22 lines to the square) in which case I think One Shilling per square will be a reasonable charge, which is two thirds less than the printers in this place have for...