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I ought to have written you from New-York, of my safe arrival there in little more than three days, after a pleasant Journey, with only one constant companion from Boston, who was a French Gentleman now a Merchant in that place— We found the roads remarkably fine, and the Country at 20 Miles distanc from Boston presenting a more favorable appearance. Our journies were between 70 & 80 miles...
Pursuant to your letter of yesterday I had examination made, respecting the funds in the hands of the Collector of Norfolk It appearing however that all the monies at present in his hands have been drawn for I have to regret that the draught requested cannot be furnished. I am Sir with consideration   Your obedt Servt LS , Arch. des Aff. Etr., Corr. Pol., Etats-Unis Transcripts or photostats...
[ Philadelphia, August 10, 1793. The dealer’s catalogue description of this letter reads: “acknowledging draft of $2000.” Letter not found. ] LS , sold by Anderson Galleries, January 24, 1908, Item 122. Huntington was collector of customs at New London, Connecticut.
[ New York, August 10, 1793. On August 13, 1793, Hamilton wrote to King : “The Post of to day brought me your letter of the 10th.” Letter not found. ]
For the American Daily Advertiser. I have, I believe, sufficiently answered the charges, which the Jacobin has brought against the Executive of the United States. In doing this, it has been shewn, that the claim of a right on the part of France to fit out privateers in the ports of the United States, as derived from treaty, is without foundation. As this is the basis on which it has been...
I thank you for giving me the perusal of the letters to you, which are herewith returned. And I pray you to draught, on my behalf, what you may conceive to be a short, but proper & respectful response to the letter of the Chairman—or to the resolves—or to both as you shall judge best (for they come in a form so unusual that I scarcely know the mode that will be most eligable) and let me be...
Enclosed are letters concerning my services in the late American Army and also relative to my character and deportment as a private citizen, which I beg leave to submit to your Excellency’s perusal and consideration—My pretensions to the office of surveyor (vacant by the death of Wm Ballard) which I presume to solicit, are founded as well uppon the part I acted during the late revolution, as...
I thank you for giving me the perusal of the letters to you, which are herewith returned. And I pray you to draught, on my behalf, what you may conceive to be a short, but proper & respectful response to the letter of the Chairman—or to the resolves—or to both as you shall judge best (for they come in a form so unusual that I scarcely know the mode that will be most eligable) and let me be...
I have the honor to submit for your information a private letter from Brigadier Wilkinson dated the 28th June a letter from the Secretary of the South Western territory dated the 19th July and the extract from a letter of John Parrish dated at Detroit 9. July. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect Your obedient Servant LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . The letter from James Wilkinson to...
Ayant eût l’honneur de servir sous les Ordres de Votre Excellence, au Siége d’York toon, en qualité de sous Lieutenant des Chasseurs au Régiment de Gatinois, permettés que j’ose exposer à vos yeux l’infortune dans laqu’elle me plonge les malheurs de St Dominque où j’étois employé comme Capitaine d’une Compagnie dans ce Corps, qui a merité par la prise d’une Redoute au Siège de cette place, le...
The Petition of John Lynch of Baltimore Town late a Major in the Maryland line of the Continental Army—Most Respectfully Sheweth—That Your Petitioner from the Commencement, to the Conclusion of Hostilities, in our late Glorious Revolution, followed the Orders of his Beloved Commander in Chief, and bore an Active part in the Cause of America, As well in its hardships, as its Triumphs; during An...
St. Eustatius, 10 Aug. 1793. Clarkson having deputed him to act as consul during the President’s pleasure, and his absence, and several American citizens having applied to him for consular acts, he has thought it prudent, because of the interim governor’s refusal to recognize Clarkson as consul or to look at Clarkson’s deputation, to evince a respect for the laws of Holland and guard against...
Falmouth, 10 Aug. 1793. He wrote on 8 June to request a new consular commission from the President in place of the one mistakenly made out to Edward Fox. He encloses a somewhat incomplete list of American ships that arrived here. He has consistently interceded to procure the release of American sailors impressed here as British subjects; he has been successful in some late cases and hopes to...
The extreme uncertainty of the effects the present War in Europe may have upon the tranquillity and prosperity of this Country, and the fears We entertain on the subject, induce us to wish to become Citizens of the United States, so as at all events, to secure to ourselves under your Government, the invaluable priviledges of true Liberty and protection of property: And We are the more eager to...
I do myself the honor of enclosing the Copy of a letter from John Hamilton, esqr. British Consul at Norfolk. The communications contained in Mr. Hamilton’s letter have been transmitted by direction of the Executive, to the Commandants of the Militia of the Borough of Norfolk, and the Counties of Nansemond and Norfolk. I have the honor to be, with sentiments of respect and esteem, &c. FC ( Vi :...