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Your letter of the 12th Ulto came duly to hand, but the expectation that Congress would rise sooner than it really did, in the first place; and the supposition that Mr Craik would return home, so Soon as [it] did rise in the next, have delayed my acknowledgment of its receipt, and giving direction relative to the money paid you on my A/c by Judge Addison, until now. But learning from Doctr...
The enclosed letter from Doctr Brown (of Port tobacco) to Doctr Craik, was this day put into my hands by the latter; who speaks favourably of the Medical abilities of the former. I wish to be considered in no other light than as a Vehicle of the application to the President, through you; for of Doctr Brown I have no knowledge, and of his fitness I can say nothing. One thing however, merits...
Having no family I should be glad to go in the army May I take the liberty of asking your recommendation to be appointed an officer If you consider me worthy and competent which it will confer great obligations on your most Obedt huml. Servt ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). H’s endorsement reads: "asking an appt in the army. A H."
In Consequence of the polite Notice you were pleased to Afford my Application yesterday, I take the liberty to remind you that an Appointment to some Office in the Commissary’s department would be what I should wish, Any such to which you may suppose me Equal will be of Essential service to—sir Your Hble Servnt. ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). Acknowledges H’s letter of August...
5[Diary entry: 4 August 1798] (Washington Papers)
4. Morning—Clear & but little wind & that So. Easterly. Mer. at 76. Appearances of Rain all the forenoon. In the Afternoon heavy clouds and rain all around us but none fell here. Mer. 77 at Night.
The more I contemplate the detail of organizing the twelve regiments of Infantry, to be raised; the more I percieve the difficulty of effecting it, with a dispatch proportioned to the emergency, and to the Public expectation. If the course is to be, first to concenter information in this department, from all quarters of the United States; then to digest an arrangment, to communicate it to you...
I recollect you proposed to appoint Samuel Sitgreaves Esqr. to fill the place of Colo. Innes; and perhaps this has proceeded so far as to be unalterable; for I think I heard that it had been proposed to him, & that it would be gratefully accepted. I do not know that a fitter person, who would accept the office, could be appointed. I am convinced it will require a person of equal boldness and...
The letters enclosed, were sent up to your Office yesterday afternoon, and were returned to me. It is not the first, nor second time I have been served in this manner; but it may be considered as an evidence of the inattention with which the duties of your Office are discharged. I am Sir Your Hble Servant ALS (letterpress copy), DLC:GW . James McCrea Mease McRea (c.1765-1809) served as...
When I was at my fathers in the Month of June last he directed me to pay two years taxes on two Surveys of yours on Rough Creek into the treasury which I did to wit for the years 1796 & 1797 One third of the amount of the last years Taxes being reduced by our last Assembly it amounted to only £6.8. the Auditors rect for these I left at my fathers, and at the same time I entered your Lands with...
It will not, I presume, surprise you , my dear General Hamilton, that I, who was somewhat distinguished and punished for pertina c ious adherence to opinions and sentiments on great national questions diametrically opposite to those of your own on a former occasion, should now consider it my utmost pride and pleasure to think and act with those great luminous characters who effected the...