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I came to Town late last night and was this morning favored with yours of the 26th. & Ult. and 12th. Inst. Having last week forwarded to the post Office a letter to be put into the Mail for you I hope you have by this time recd. it. In that letter I made some observations upon both the excise and the Bank. I find that each has passed. I never reflected on the latter upon the ground you took...
In obedience to the order of the House of Representatives of the 24th. Instant, I have the honor to transmit to you a supplement to the return of the exports of the United States of the 15th. of the present month. This contains the substance of the several quarterly returns, which have been received at the Treasury, since the day, on which the former abstract was completed. Quarterly returns...
John Forsyth the Collector of Excise for the County of York in this State—applies—for an Appointment in the Excise Department including that County—under the United States—& has requested that an Application should be made in his Favour. I beg Leave to mention that Mr Forsyth—hath executed the Office for Collecting Excise in the County of York with great punctuality for several years past, and...
Mr. Hazard presents his Compliments to his Excellency The Vice President of the United States, and respectfully solicits the honor of his Patronage for the Work mentioned in the enclosed Proposals: and if his Excellency has any Papers which he thinks proper to be inserted in the Collection, Mr. Hazard will esteem it a singular Favor to be indulged with the Use of them. MHi : Adams Papers.
Having been honored with the Vice Presidents consent to attend the Eulogium in Memory of D r Benjamin Franklin. We in the name of the Philosophical Society, presume to hope you will do them the honor of your presence on the Same important occasion We have the honor to be / with the greatest respect / Madam / Your obedient Servants RC ( Adams Papers ); internal address: “M rs Adams.—” Benjamin...
I have waited for some time with anxious hopes, in expectation of a letter from you; but having not as yet had that satisfaction, induced by the fairness of the occasion, I have resumed my pen to comply with one of his requests whose injunctions shall ever be held sacred by me; for believe me Sir, of the many incidents in life, there are few circumstances which cou’d give me more real, and...
I shipped to a person in London, some time before the war, 4 hhds. of my Albemarle tobacco. No account of sales was ever rendered, and being now in settlement with the representative of that person, we are obliged to find out the worth of that tobacco as we can. Mr. Charles Carrol (who lodges at Mrs. House’s) is to settle the price with me. As I can only procure circuitous evidence, I shall...
My last was on the 1st December by the British Packet; since then, I have deferred writing you for several reasons; the first, I was anxious to have the power to say, whether this Court really meant to send out Mr. Elliott or not; but I am still in the same state of suspense, the Minister, not denying, or confirming the report. The second reason, was my wish to make trial of the conduct of the...
I am to acknowledge your favours of the twenty sixth of November and seventeenth of December which reached me two days ago. The System of Finance did not indeed fully meet my Opinions but I know it is necessary to conform even to the Prejudices of Mankind. I fully believe with you that any Resources dependent on Consumption will greatly encrease. I believe this Encrease will not be meerly in...
In sofar as these Decrees relate exclusively to France it is not proper for Foreigners to express an Opinion. From the present Consideration therefore, shall be excluded the questions Whether to cultivate Tobacco be useful or pernicious. Whether on the former Supposition Articles of first necessity such as Grain or superior Utility such as Hemp might not be preferred on Ground of public Safety...