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Mr. T. Coxe presents his Comps. to Mr. Hamilton and incloses to him the account of the purchase of Lands from Pattersons & Co, and the account of the purchase in the Case of Ruston, Coxe & Co from Jackson, Steedman & Co. This last is that which was made to cover the disappointment in the Event of an unfavorable final issue in the Case of Ball & Smith. Mr. Coxe also adds a general Note of the...
[ Philadelphia ] February 18 [ 1795 ]. “Begin your legal Career at New York by obliging an old Friend … to settle the Affair of Croghan’s Lands…. Wm. Peter’s Judgment is the first Incumbrance….” ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Peters was judge of the United States District Court of Pennsylvania from 1792 to 1828. George Croghan had been a land speculator and an Indian agent and...
Every moment’s reflection increases my chagrin and disgust at the failure of the propositions concerning the unsubscribed Debt. I am tortured by the idea that the Country should be so completely and so unnecessarily dishonored. A day of reckoning must come. I pray you, let the yeas and nays seperate the wheat from the chaff . I may otherwise have to feel the distress of wounding a friend by a...
Your Letter of the 20th of January relates to one of the most engaging subjects with which the human mind can be impressed. The Legislators of all enlightened Countries have thought the education of youth so important to the welfare of Society that it has been a primary object of their attention. It is a theme which merits the most serious Consideration of United America at this time; for, as...
Your letter of the 13th instt came to me yesterday. previous to which your other letters of the 24th & 30th Ulto had been duly received. About a fortnight ago, I saw and spoke to Mr Weston myself, respecting his visit to the Falls of Potomack; and wished, if he was able, that he would name the time he would, or expected, to be there. He answered, about the last of this month. That he had to...
I am sorry to find by your letter of the 29th Ult. wch I recd yesterday by Mr Turberville that my letter of Novr last had but just got to hand. Had it been received by you in due season, I might have obtained the carpenter I was enquiring after; and could have given you earlier information of the result of my enquiries respecting the schools to the northward. Not doing it, I concluded you had...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to submit to The President of the United States, certain documents, by which it appears that John Muir Collector for the District of Vienna in Maryland, has neglected his duty in failing to collect (or to institute in season, suits for the recovery of) bonds for duties due to the United States. This Collector has moreover failed to pay...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor of transmitting to the President, of the U. States—two official Certificates of settlements made at the Treasury, by which it appears that the United States are indebted, To Joshua Yeates and James Ross for compensations and expenses while acting under a commission from the President, on business relating to the Insurrection in Pennsylvania 832.30...
I was yesterday favored with yours of the 4th. of Decr. the only one yet recd. I had perfectly an[ti]cipated the secret causes & motives of the western business, and was extremely happy to find that the patriotism of the people in every quarter, left to its own voluntary impulse and without any information that was calculated to stimulate it, was sufficient to triumph over the schemes of...