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Among the papers which I had the honor to present to You, several suggestions in regard to the compensations to the Inspectors of the Revenue for ports will be observed. When the directions of the Legislature in regard to foreign distilled Spirits, wines and teas are considered it will be perceived, that the duties of the port Inspectors of the Revenue, and those of the Inspectors of the...
[ Philadelphia, July 9, 1792. On July 30, 1792, Ellery wrote to Hamilton : “I have received your letter of the 9th of this month.” Letter not found. ]
Paris, July 9, 1792. “I wrote to you a Note on the sixth mentioning the Application of the Minister of the Marine. I have not heard from him since. Probably he is collecting the Accounts for I told the Minister of foreign Affairs that I must have the past Accounts settled before I could undertake any Thing new. At any Rate I shall soon get this Business done unless there be another Over Set in...
Pray draught a proper answer to the enclosed, approving of what the Director of the Mint has done, and is about to do; and requesting an estimate of the money which will be wanted to enable him to proceed in the business of Coining agreeably to what he proposes. ALS , DLC : Jefferson Papers. The enclosed letter from David Rittenhouse to GW of this date reads: “Tho’ a long continued state of...
Having had under consideration the letter of the Director of the mint of this day’s date, I hereby declare my approbation of the purchase he has made of the house and lot for the mint. of the employment of mr Voight as Coiner, of the procuring fifteen tons of copper, & proceeding to coin the cents and half cents of copper & dismes & half dismes of silver: and I leave to his discretion to have...
Although I did not acknowledge the receipt of the letter you wrote to me some time ago respecting Bowl[e]s, I was not unmindful of the contents: but upon consulting some Professional Gentlemen I was informed that his being brother to the noted Bowls was not, without some overt act of his own, sufft to lay hold of him. If nothing more happens than I am aware of at present, I shall leave this...
The first session of our Assembly ended the 29th. June, during which time only two acts of considerable importance passed, One respecting the Revenue, the other the Judiciary. The first occationed much altercation on the mode of taxing Land whether it should be by the acre only, or to class it in three qualities—it was ul[t]imately fixed at 2/ ⅌ 100 on all Grants and entrys. Each clamant to...
Thomas Jefferson personally appeared before me James Wilson one of the Judges of the Supreme court of the U.S. and made oath that this account between the U.S. of America and himself as their Minister Plenipotentiary, commencing May 9. 1784 and ending Jan. 29. 1792, contained in fourteen pages, is true and just to the best of his knolege and belief. Given under my hand this 9th. day of July...
I have the honor to enclose you sundry papers communicated to me by the British Minister residing here, which have been duly laid before the President of the United States, and further to solicit from your Excellency information as to the facts therein stated: and while I am authorized to assure you that the government is proceeding sincerely and steadily to obtain by the way of negociation a...
The Letter which I have the honor to hand you herewith is of an ancient date from Messieurs Havd. LeMesurier & Co., late of Havre de Grace. When I took my departure from that City in the month of September ulto., I expected to have presented you my personal respects in December or January then next ensuing; but the deranged and very unfortunate situation of both public and private affairs in...