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Car gr 12 Grains of A Spanish Doubloon 1777 Essayed produced 10.¹⁹⁄₂₄ pure gold  1.⁵⁄₂₄ Silver } Worse than Stand ⁵⁄₂₄ 12 Do: Do: 1782 tested 12 parted  1 Silver 11. Standard 12 Do. of A Portugal half Joe
The uncertainty of a letters getting to hand occasioned me not to write you while in Virginia. Yours of the 29th. of August last, I recd. in the Post Office, and immediately applied to Mr. Davis in order to comply with your request respecting him, but your Brother had, a few days before, anticipated me in the business. This circumstance leaves me your debtor for 7 Dols. & ¼—which, being...
I take the liberty respectfully to humiliate to your Excellency a Petition of mine. Having Conceived the Idea to apply to the Venerable Congress to which your Excellency is the Chief to Ask for the Consulship of the thirteen United Provinces of America in this place, Several friends of Mr Peter Buttler a Member of the Congress, who are also mine had made me hope that under his Auspices...
Genoa, 24 Dec. 1790 . He had applied to the Congress for consulship at Genoa. “Several friends of Mr. Peter [i.e., Pierce] Butler a Member of the Congress, who are also mine had made me hope that under his Auspices Corroborated by your Excellencies Authority I could hope to obtain my Intent.” Encloses his petition and hopes to serve “without any view of Interest, your New Rising Republic”...
I learn with inexpressible Concern, that your Health still Continues in an Equivocal State: all your Friends here Entertain on this Subject the most serious Anxiety, and I am constantly required to Impress on you the necessity of some Relaxation from the laborious Duties of your Office. In the Executing this Task, I obey the Impulse of my own Heart, let me therefore Entreat in public...
It is to be presumed that the Collectors cause all goods which are reported for exportation to be reshipped under the care of an Inspector; and that he draws the allowance, per diem, during the time he is engaged in this duty. This I apprehend is the only charge which arises on the service of Inspection prior to and during the shipment. I am, Sir, Your obedient Servant, Copy, RG 56, Letters to...
Letter not found: from Alexander Hamilton, 24 Dec. 1790. Tench Coxe wrote to Tobias Lear on 29 Dec. 1790: “I find on examining the current papers that the communications which the Secretary of the Treasury had the honor to make to the President of the United States on Friday, was transmitted by one of the Gentlemen in the office without enclosing the papers therein refered to. I do myself the...
I have received your letter of the 3d. instant together with the contract for supplying the light house therein enclosed. I fear it will be difficult for the President to form an opinion of this agreement for want of the particulars. The quantities and prices of the requisite articles would afford better ground on which to judge; and I therefore request that you will endeavour to have the...
[ Philadelphia, December 24, 1790. On January 3, 1791, Seton wrote to Hamilton : “all the purchasers chose to avail themselves of that indulgence, given in your Letter of the 24 Decbr.” Letter not found. ]
10Militia, [24 December] 1790 (Madison Papers)
Livermore, Jackson, and Giles opposed JM’s amendment. Laurance approved of the principle of the amendment but thought it vaguely worded. Mr. Madison admitted that his proposition might not be designated with the most desirable accuracy; but he conceived its imperfection might be overlooked, if it was considered, that the whole bill was intended to be given to a select committee for arrangement...