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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...
“ Southwestern Territory, At Mr. Cobbs,” 9 Dec. 1791 . In Blount’s absence, acknowledges receipt of TJ’s to him of 22 Aug. 1791, “which was so much delayed on its passage that it never came to hand ‘till 8th. Nov. last.”—The information requested about Davidson county claims amount to 407,780 acres, which includes all allowable under the law of North Carolina except a few remaining preemption...
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...
… 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...
Yesterday afternoon Colo. Hamilton was desired, as soon as the Tariff was ready, to let it be known. Enclosed is his answer. Say whether the meeting shall be tomorrow, or on Monday morning? Yours sincerely ALS , DLC : Thomas Jefferson Papers. Jefferson endorsed this undated note as having been received on 9 Dec. 1791. The enclosed answer of Alexander Hamilton has not been positively...
The very kind Reply, Your Honor has been pleased to make to my Letter of Septr. 21. 1782. from Münich, (under Cover to Mr. Bosset de la Rochette, Minister at the Hague for the Courts of Ansbach and Baden; inclosing a Letter to my worthy Patron, H. Laurence Esqe., then an unfortunate Captive in the Tower, the London-Bastille!) has emboldened me, when at Hamburg, in March 1786. to crave Yr. H’s....
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,...
Yesterday afternoon Colo. Hamilton was desired, as soon as the Tariff was ready, to let it be known.—Enclosed is his answer .—Say whether the meeting shall be tomorrow, or on Monday morning?—Yours sincerely, RC ( DLC ); addressed: “Mr. Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 9 Dec. 1791 and so recorded in SJPL , in which entry reads: “G.W. to Th:J. tariff of duties with France.” The subject of...
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...