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Treasury Department, Revenue Office, December 18, 1792. Encloses “an account of Abraham Hargis the Contractor for sinking and completing the well at the Cape Henlopen or Delaware light House.” Discusses the terms of the contract and compares it with the contract for the repair of the lighthouse at Cape Henry in Virginia. Discusses the compensation of the keeper of the Portland lighthouse. LC ,...
I am to acknowledge the receipt of your favor of yesterday. That the amount of the Monies received by you for Arms &c. sold to the State of South Carolina, may be ascertained according to the established usage of the Treasury Department, it will be necessary that you present an account thereof with the proper documents at the Auditors Office. A warrant will then issue upon you in favor of the...
Your favours of the 26 of November & 16 instant have duly come to hand. I am ashamed that the former has remained so long unacknowleged; though I am persuaded my friends would readily excuse my delinquencies could they appreciate my situation. Tis not the load of proper official business that alone engrosses me; though this would be enough to occupy any man. Tis not the extra attentions I am...
[ Philadelphia, December 18, 1792. ] Sends lists of officers of revenue cutters of New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, and Pennsylvania. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
I have communicated your Letter of yesterday to Mrs. Venables & Monroe. The latter has all the papers relating to the Subject in his possession, & I have the pleasure to inform you that your very reasonable Request will be speedily complied with. I have the honor to be with much Esteem Your most obedt.   humble Servt LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. This letter appears as document...
[ Philadelphia, December 18, 1792. On January 10, 1793, O’Hara wrote to Hamilton : “Being absent on Special business, I had not the honor to answer your letter of the 18th ulto. sooner.” Letter not found. ] O’Hara, who had emigrated from Ireland to the United States before the American Revolution, had served during the war in the quartermaster’s department. In the seventeen-eighties he settled...
William Richardson of the County of Caroline in the State of Maryland “Inspector of the Revenue for Survey No. 3. of the District of Maryland.” The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to send above the memorandum which he promised this morning to the President. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. See Tench Coxe to H, December 14, 1792 .
It is indispensable that your Account as Quarter Master General should be render’d to the Treasury, up to the end of the present year as soon as possible—and thenceforth regularly after the expiration of every Quarter. It is expected that this Arrangement will be strictly observ’d, it being essentially requisite that any future advances must of necessity be regulated by the issue. I am Sir,...
Your letter to the Secretary of State, dated if I recollect rightly, the 5th instant, intimating among other things, that you had failed in an attempt which had been made to import workmen from Scotland, equally with that for obtaining them from Holland, fills me with real concern: for I am very apprehensive if your next campaign in the Federal City is not marked with vigor, it will cast such...
By the President’s command T. Lear has the honor to request that the Secretary of State will have Commissions made out for the following persons; Samuel Odiorne, third mate of the New-Hampshire Revenue Cutter; to be dated 18th December 1792. Ebenezer Perkins, third mate of the Connecticut Cutter; to be dated 18th Decr 1792. William Loring, first mate of the New York Cutter; to be dated Novemr...