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A Church is Requir’d to be Built in London—to be Call’d the American Church—The appointments with you with Great Respect I remain ALS , DLC:GW . On 10 Dec. 1791 Robert Bourne informed “the president of the Congress” that “General Washington has been wrote too on the Subject” of the American Church in London, and Bourne expressed his hope that “it will meet Your full approbation” ( DLC:GW ). No...
The ground upon which was founded the refusal to receive upon the subscription to the loan in State debt, the Certificates of North Carolina, on account of the Government of that State was simply this. The preamble to the clauses which relate to the assumption and various expressions in those clauses evidently contemplate “a provision for the debts of the respective states.” Now a bond or...
The Secretary of the Treasury not relying entirely on the accuracy of the data upon which the calculations in his Report on the subject of the Mint were founded, as they respect the quantity of fine silver contained in the silver dollar, thought it advisable to embrace the opportunity of the interval between the last and the present sessions of Congress to endeavour to obtain from Europe more...
An opportunity offering by a vessel bound to Mogadore, I avail myself of it to send you a collection of the gazettes of the last three months. To these I add herein a passage from a paper of this morning giving news, which arrived in town last night, of the defeat of Genl. Sinclair by the Indians. This of course will oblige us to another campaign.—As nothing has happened since your departure...
The inclosed information relative to ransom and peace with the Algerines, being newly come to hand, I take the liberty of communicating it to you, and through you to the Senate. It concurs in some facts and opinions with what we had before learnt thro other channels, and differs in some others, so as, on the whole, to leave us still in considerable uncertainty as to interesting points.—I have...
The Secretary of State, to whom was referred by the House of Representatives the Petition of Samuel Breck and others, Proprietors of a sail-cloth Manufactory in Boston, praying that they may have the exclusive Privilege of using particular Marks for designating the Sail-Cloth of their Manufactory, has had the same under Consideration and thereupon REPORTS, That it would, in his Opinion,...
The inclosed information relative to ransom & peace with the Algerines, being newly come to hand, I take the liberty of communicating it to you, & through you to the Senate. it concurs in some facts and opinions with what we had before learnt. thro other channels, and differs in some others, so as, on the whole, to leave us still in considerable uncertainty as to interesting points. I have the...
Your favor of the 10th. Novemr. I recd. some days ago—on my giving the two Mr. Dickensons notice of the contents, they came here & have disposed of their interest in the certificates to Mr. Robert Pollard of this place—And have granted Powers of Attorney to Mr. John Vaughan of Phila. his agent to Negotiate the business—To whom You will please deliver the Certificates. The Mr. Dickensons...
… Having spent 6 days in Richmond in hearing two Gent’n on each side argue the great Question respecting the recovery of British debts, I have for y’r amusement thrown together what I recollect of the General head of the Argument, which may not comprehend the whole of those since I took no notes, & give it from a faulty memory. They spake well on both sides, but Mr Henry was truly Great, & for...
Having spent 6 days in Richmond in hearing two Gentn. on each side argue the great Question respecting the recovery of British debts, I have for yr. amusement thrown together what I recollect of the General heads of the Argument, which may not comprehend the whole of those since I took no Notes, & give it from a faulty memory. They spake well on both sides, but Mr. Henry was truly great, & for...