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The Speaker of the House of Representatives having signed an enrolled bill, I am directed to bring it to the Senate. The President of the United States has notified the House of Representatives that he did, on the 7th instant, approve, and affix his signature to, “An act to provide for unlading of ships or vessels, in cases of obstruction by ice.” Printed Source--Senate Journal.
By a misconception of the Law respecting the 10 ⅌ cent discount on goods imported in American vessels, which ’till within a few days, I supposed to cease on the first day of October last, the balance of 16.314 dolls & 45¼ cents which appears by my accounts transmitted on the 3. inst, to be due to the United States is 1.114 dolls & 72 cents more than it should be, this sum being the amount of...
I have the honor to enclose you Mr. Silva’s answer respecting the weight & fineness of the Portugal Coin, which is all the information he can give. When The Treasurer of The United States sends the Bills on Amsterdam for 100,000 Guilders as mentioned in your Letter of they shall be disposed of agreable to your orders. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect   Sir, Your Obed. Hme Sert....
Calcutta, Jany 10th 1791. Proposes to convey his title to the village of Allenagur near Calcutta to the United States for the establishment of an American factory. Solicits the post of U.S. consul to India. ALS , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters. Walter Healey was apparently a British merchant living in India. His letter to GW of 10 Jan. 1791 runs to nearly five thousand words, filled with...
In requesting your attention to a subject of the greatest importance to Myself, and in begging your permission to communicate it with freedom and confidence, I trust I shall not trespass on the respect which your goodness toward me has deeply impressed on My Mind. My opinions of happiness, and the inclinations of My heart have determined Me to change my situation in life—with a view to this...
I do myself the honor of informing you, that the plan for opening a contract with the woollen manufacturer, appears, as far as I am able to judge, to be proper in itself, and likely to be approved by the legislature of Virginia. But I must confess, that I have paid more attention to the propriety of the President, undertaking a correspondence with the British Artist. I am told and believe,...
Your speech written on the great paper, is to us, like the first light of the morning to a sick man, whose pulse beats too strongly in his temples, and prevents him from sleep: He sees it and rejoices, but he is not cured. You say, that you have spoken plainly on the great point: That you will protect us in the lands secured to us at Fort Stanwix, and that we have the right to sell, or to...
Although the recital of the distresses of another, is painful to a heart so susceptible of sensibility as is that of Your Excellency; Yet both by your public and private Character, I am emboldened to lay my misfortunes at your Excellency’s feet; and although Your Excellency’s time is necessarily dedicated to the best and most important Uses in the State, Yet ’tis capable of stooping, to...
Will you be so good as to let me know how much I am in your debt for travelling expences & the horse. My monstrous bill of freight rendered the question useless till now. I send you a moment’s amusement at my expence in the Connecticut paper. I suppose it is from some schoolmaster who does not like that the mysteries of his art should become useless. RC ( DLC ). Addressed by Jefferson....
Letter not found. 10 January 1791. Acknowledged in Carrington to JM, 2 Feb. 1791 . Encloses Attorney General Randolph’s report on the judiciary.
It is scarcely necessary to observe that the measures, Weights, and Coins, proposed in the preceding report, will be derived altogether from mechanical operations; viz: A rod, vibrating seconds, divided into five equal parts, one of these subdivided, and multiplied, decimally, for every measure of length, surface and capacity, and these last filled with water, to determine the weights and...
I have duly recieved your favor of Dec. 11. and return you many thanks for the advance you were so kind as to make for the freight of my furniture which I now inclose to you, that is to say fifty dollars thirty six cents. Having seen the arrival of the vessel announced I immediately wrote to Capt. Maxwell to ask the favor of him to do for me what was necessary. Your letter came to hand before...
Will you be so good as to let me know how much I am in your debt for travelling expenses and the horse. My monstrous bill of freight rendered the question useless till now. I send you a moment’s amusement at my expence in the Connecticut paper. I suppose it is from some schoolmaster who does not like that the mysteries of his art should become useless. RC ( DLC : Madison Papers); addressed:...
As I well know Your Attachment to the sacred Cause of Liberty must interest You in the Success of the French Revolution, it is with great pleasure I can inform You, that it is still going on prosperously; notwithstanding the Evils which have been predicted from the large Emissions of Paper Money. I have a Letter from my Son John, dated as late as the 10th. of Novemr. in which he informs me,...
I have the pleasure to send you herewith enclosed, a bank post note for 88 dollars and 50 cents, being the compensation the Secretary of State has determined to allow for the publication in your paper of the Acts passed at the Second Session of the Congress of the United States. In fixing the compensation at this sum, the Secretary was governed by the several proposals he had received. One...
When you can attend to trifles, tell me your opinion, in general, of the drawing inclosed with this; particularly, should not parties appear before the judge? Is not the skin of Sisamnes , whose story, you know, Herodotus relates, added by Mr. West to the original design, an improvement? On the reverse, are not the words ‘state of Virginia,’ on the exergon, since within it are represented...