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[ October, 1791. Letter not found. ] Dexter was supervisor of the revenue for Rhode Island. Although Dexter’s covering letter has not been found, he apparently forwarded the two letters printed below to H sometime in October, 1791.
I Expected to a Seen you at Orange Court but Cannot Make it Convenient to Come Down, the Certificates that I left for You the Reason of their not b[e]ing in the Office if you Remember I Told you was by a Mistake of Mr Jno. Nicholas who informd. us that Such was not Cald. Down. The Office at that Time as I understand was Kept at Richmon[d] by Mr. Dunscomb, we Shall Take it as a great favour if...
[ The Hague ], 1 Oct. 1791 . The King’s acceptance of “la Constitution des françois” has strengthened the monarchy and ensured the future happiness of France. The replacement of the Legislative by the Constituent Assembly also bodes well for the progress of the revolution in France.—The news from the Netherlands is of quite a different nature. The money for the forced loan of 25th last no...
An enquiry was made at this Office, during your absence from Alexandria relative to the case of Teas arriving in your district not accompanied with certificates. In consequence of which I request that you would inform the Surveyor, that in all cases wherein the marking of the packages or other circumstances prove the Teas to have been imported since the first of April last, the production of a...
Treasury Department, October 1, 1791. “By a circular instruction of March 30 1790 you have been directed to transmit all paid draughts of the Treasurer to this office. A deviation from this rule has taken place in your remitting draughts to the Treasurer. You will in future adhere to the Instruction.” Copy, RG 56, Letters to and from the Collectors at Bridgetown and Annapolis, National...
Lisbon, 1 Oct. 1791. He does not know when he will have another opportunity of directly forwarding letters to America as the last American vessel in the harbor has been sold and converted into a Portuguese ship. Taking advantage of the British packets, he announces that Louis xvi has accepted the French constitution and that acts of oblivion, recommended by the king and proposed to the...
Your circular Letter of the 14th. of April I have but very recently received which will apologize for so late an answer. As you have been good enough to give me liberty to disclose my sentiments to you on the subject, You will I hope pardon the freedom of my answer to your Circular. I will answer as particularly respecting myself as possible. The salary of fifty dollars a year commences but...
Frenchman’s Bay [ District of Maine ] October 1, 1791 . “… I am sorry to observe that the last Quarter has been so unproductive of profit to the Revenue. The unusual demand of Lumber from the different parts of the State has drained the Country so much as to prevent Foreign Vessels loading. You will observe a manifest difference between the Account Current and Abstracts of Duties on tonnage...
Yesterday I received a Letter from Major General St Clair, dated at Lexington in Kentucky the 4th ultimo. He had repaired to that place in order to meet the County Lieutenants of the district, for the purpose of obtaining such a number of militia as he judged would be necessary to enable the Army to accomplish the objects which had been directed. He agreed with the County Lieutenants, that...
Letter not found: from Alexander Moultrie, 1 Oct. 1791. GW wrote Moultrie on 7 Nov. , acknowledging “Your letter of the 1st of October.”