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I nominate Obadiah Trimmier of South Carolina to be a Commissioner of Valuations in the third Division of that state in the place of Robert Anderson resigned. Julius Nicholls Junior of South Carolina to be Inspector of survey Number three in that state, in the place of Eugene Brenen, whose Commission will expire at the End of the present session of the Senate DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S....
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully submits to the consideration of the President of the United States, the following observations upon the measures proper to be taken for obtaining an explanation of the 6th. article of the Treaty with Great Britain. It is believed, that the Letter of the Attorney General to the President dated August 1st 1799 contains a just and candid Statement of...
I received this week your Letters of Novbr 24th and 28th and this morning yours of decbr 3d,—the contents of which gave me much pleasure. it will be a real Subject of rejoicing to me, if we obtain mr Whitney for our pastor; it will greatly add to the pleasure I anticipate upon my return to Quincy to find that we are in possession of a Gentleman of mr Whitneys known and acknowledged talents, so...
Agreeable to Orders from Colo Hamtramck I marched my Company from the Garrisson at Presque Isle and arrived at this place the 30th Ulto. since which they have been transfered to the 1st Regt. I shall proceed to New York as soon as the roads are passable, but at present it is almost imposable to travel by reason of the late heavy rains, & the water communication being closed for this season— I...
Some time since I made application to the Pay Master General, through my friend Mr John Othoudt of New York, for the amount of my Pay & subsistence Accounts—He refers me to the Regimental Pay Master, who I am informed is dead, and if another should have been elected in his place it is probable that he is at the Head Quarters of the Regiment at Detroit—in this situation I have not known how to...
I take the liberty of enclosing a Return of Deserters now in confinement at this place— Permit me to intercede for the unfortunate Robt. Brown—belonging to Captn. Irvins Company—he has been in confinement upwards of a year—has been tried at Reading by the Court Martial assembled by your order—his confinement has been long & from some circumstances (known to me) I am induced to say hard—he has...
I this day received your letter circular bearing date the 20th. of Sep. last. Not expecting orders as Soon do not expect to leave this until Monday but if possible will sooner, and make no delay until I reach the destined place, after which will most implicitly comply with the other orders— I am with the highest Sentiments of respect &c Sir Yr. Ob H St. ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of...
8[Diary entry: 11 December 1799] (Washington Papers)
11. But little wind and Raining. Mer. 44 in the Morning and 38 at Night. About 9 oclock the Wind shifted to No. Wt. & it ceased raining but contd. Cloudy. Lord Fairfax, his Son Thos. and daughter—Mrs. Warner Washington & son Whiting—and Mr. Jno. Herbert dined here & returned after dinner.
The lease I have of your house terminates the 2nd of May next, Mr Sansom & others have built I believe 23 houses on the back of the lot where Mr Morris had built his large house, the rent of them is 200 dollars a year, they are in the modern taste. If you will accept that rent for the house I live in, I will not quit it. I give you this early notice, that your agent here, may be on the look...
I am very loth to trespass upon your precious time; but shall be happy with your leave to introduce to your notice the young Gentleman who takes the charge of this letter. It is his own request. He descended from that illustrious man Governor Winthrop the leader of our first rennoned ancestors; leaving what was called in those days a handsome fortune that he might plant the seeds of religion...