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I was duly honored with your Favor of 10th. March, & delayed acknowledging its Receit, fearing, I might be considered, as too prompt, & intrusive for a recent Introduction & Acquaintance. Early in this last Summer, I was assured; that the Author of “the Defence of the american Constitutions” would be closely attacked in the Fall. My Informant, was an intimate Friend of the Printer’s, whose...
the defeat of our late army & Considering them subject to similar disasters led me to invent something if possible to support them in future, & I believe I may with propriety inform your honour that I have happyly Obtaind it—Sir it is A Carriage on four Wheels piked all Round mounts two Cohorns or small Cannon severl Blunderbusses &&c— Mand by ten or twelve men About the size of A Common...
[To the Speaker of the House of Representatives] The Secretary of the Treasury, to whom the House of Representatives were pleased to refer the several petitions enumerated in the lists herewith transmitted, marked, A, B, and C, respectfully submits the following Report: The petitions in the list A. prefer claims for various supplies to the United States, during the late war: Those in the list...
I received your Letter by the Express on fryday Morning, previous to which I had been relieving a few by purchases of Stock upon the Strength of the second extention of fifty thousand Dollars At Noon I went into the Market, but the applications were so numerous & so vastly beyond my expectation, I found it necessary to declare I could take but very small sums from each. However notwithstanding...
The fluctuation of the price of the Stocks in the United States is a circumstance that cannot have failed to attract your attention nor to excite a temporary feeling in the minds of foreigners. Tho’ I doubt not it will be well explained by the Agents of those Citizens of other Countries who have vested their Monies in our funds, I think it necessary that some ideas should be communicated to...
I take the liberty of Offering myself to Your notice as a candidate for the Office of Treasurer of the mint. Whether in the course of my services in the army, I was so fortunate as to be known, and shall now be so happy as to be recollected by You Sir, I do not know, but those services will at least be proofs of my zeal for the American cause and revolution. The appointment of Attorney-General...
I have the honor to submit you a private letter from General Wilkinson, to Colonel Biddle with a view to exhibit the opinion he entertains of Hodgdon —The more I reflect on the state of the quarter master’s department, the more anxious I am, that a successor to Hodgdon should be immediately appointed. After the most diligent search, in quest of a suitable person for the office who is...
Richmond, 16 April 1792. Transmits a “copy of a letter sent to me by Colonel Arthur Campbell of the county of Washington as it may perhaps convey information useful to you.” LB , Vi : Executive Letter Book. The original enclosure has not been found, but it was most likely Arthur Campbell’s letter to Lee of 2 Mar. 1792 that reports: “Some indication of resistence seems to be given in the S. W....
I lay before you a copy of a letter from the Judges of the Circuit Court of the United States held for the New York District; and of their opinion and agreement respecting the “Act to provide for the settlement of the claims of Widows and Orphans barred by the limitations heretofore established, and to regulate the claims to Invalid Pensions.” D[S] , DNA : RG 46, Second Congress, 1791–1793,...
Your favor of the 22d. Feby. came to hand early in March. I return you my sincere thanks for the remarks, and information it contains; and shall always feel my self extreamly happy to have your future observations on any thing respecting our infant Country. Inclosed you will recive the Resolves passed by the Convention, [on] which our Constitution is to be builded. The emancipation of Slaves...