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May it please the honourable Gentlemen of the Senate to peruse the following thoughts dictated by humanity & love of my Country. A few minutes since I told General Knox I wished to be sent against the Indians as soon as possible, & that I knew some of the Senate allso wished it. General Knox replyed then lett them send you I am your friend. Therefore Gentlemen, I hope you will be pleased to...
[ Annapolis, December 27, 1791. On January 9, 1792, Hamilton wrote to Davidson : “I have recieved your letter of the 27th ultimo.” Letter not found. ] Davidson was collector of customs at Annapolis.
In order to enable me to answer your letter of the 21st instant, I directed the Comptroller general to furnish me with the necessary information upon the subject of your inquiry; and you will now receive an extract from his report. But as this may not be deemed satisfactory, I have given that Officer instructions to confer with you upon the subject; and, I hope, that after a full and candid...
I accept your proposals for Supplying the post of West point for the ensuing Year, at nine and one half cents per ration, pursuant to your letter of the 23rd. instant. I am Sir  Your Obt. Sert. Copy, RG 217, Miscellaneous Treasury Accounts, 1790–1894, Account No. 2052, National Archives; LS , sold at Swann Galleries, November 3, 1949, Lot 52.
Treasury Department, December 27, 1791. “I have examined the memorial of Wm. W. Smith for himself and as Administrator to Gilbert Tennent deceased and of Joseph Eaker by his Attorney George Hunter, and report the following state of facts and opinion thereon. That it appears from the books and documents appertaining to the late Hospital Department, that Wm. W. Smith continued in the service of...
When I proposed the alternatives contained in my letter of the 28th Ulto to Mr Carroll of Duddington it was done on the ground of accomodation; & under full persuation that, as the house of that Gentleman had been begun before the land was ceded, and had progressed between that and the ultimate decision on the lines of the Street which embraces part of it, no doubt would arise with respect to...
In the first place I beg forgiveness for intruding upon your Excellency with so strange an Epistle as this, but I hope your Excellency will pardon the intrusion as soon as you understand the Subject it arises from. It is better than 5 Months already, that I have carried the copy of this letter in my Pocket, fearing I should offend your Excellency by sending it, but I have at last overcome the...
Be pleased to pay to Thomas Johnson, David Stuart, and Daniel Carroll esquires, Commissioners of the Federal district, or to their order, or the order of any two of them—twenty-four thousand Dollars, in part of the Seventy-two thousand dollars given by the Assembly of Maryland, towards the defraying the expences of the public Bu[i]ldings within the said District. LB , DLC:GW . As the state of...
I have just received, and scarcely had time to read the enclosed. ⟨I wan⟩t to see you, and the heads of the ⟨oth⟩er Departments to morrow morning at nine Oclock on business of the War Department. Yrs Affectly ALS , DLC : Thomas Jefferson Papers. The enclosures were copies of Henry Knox’s reports to GW of 26 Dec. 1791 on the defeat of the army under Arthur St. Clair and proposals for further...
Your favor of the 12 Sepr last reached me a few Days ago. In the Proposition of S[chweizer] J[eannerett] & Co: I saw the Means of saving Somewhat to the United States without incurring the Odium of a Payment in depreciated Paper but from the Moment a Determination to pay in Value is adopted I heartily and entirely approve of the Rejection of their Offer. Before the Receipt of your Letter, Mr...
I thank you for having given me the perusal of the letter herewith returned. Lamentable! to see such a spirit of revolt among the Blacks. Where it will stop, is difficult to say. Yours sincerely ALS , PPAmP : Madeira-Vaughan Collection. Philadelphia merchant John Vaughan ( 1755 1756 –1841) was a son of Samuel Vaughan, who owned estates in the Caribbean islands. John Vaughan’s later purchase of...
Richmond, 27 Dec. 1791 . This letter will be delivered by Alexander Campbell, U.S. attorney in Richmond, and a man “well deserving of your politeness and attention, if convenient or agreeable to you to show him any.” Unable to visit Monticello while TJ was there, he wrote a letter “to be left at Colo. Bell’s in Charlottes Ville and forwarded to Monticello, which I hope you receivd.” He fears...
Don Joseph Jaudenes (at a dinner at the city tavern) told me he had received new instructions from his court to express to us the king’s dispositions to settle every thing on the most friendly footing, and to express his uneasiness at having recd. the communication of our sentiments thro’ the Chargé des affaires of France, while a direct communication was open between us, the matter having...
I have just received, and scarcely had time to read the enclosed.—[I wan]t to see you, and the heads of the [oth]er Departments to morrow morning at nine Oclock on business of the War Department.—Yrs. Affectly, RC ( DLC ); addressed: “Mr. Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 27 Dec. 1791. Entry in SJPL reads: “[G.W. to Th:J.] proposing consultation.” Washington enclosed copies of Secretary...