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1The Funeral, [14 July 1804] (Hamilton Papers)
On Saturday last the remains of Alexander Hamilton were committed to the grave with every possible testimony of respect and sorrow. That distant readers may form some idea of what passed on this mournful occasion, we shall here present them with a regular and correct account of the whole scene. The Military, under the command of Lieutenant Col. Morton, were drawn up in front of Mr. Church’s...
Yours of the 26th. Ult: would have been sooner answered, but for the two reasons that I hoped for a second from you subsequent to your expected interview with Mr. Swan, and that I wish’d to learn the post office nearest to you. Neither of these purposes has yet been fulfilled, and I shall address this to Leesburg. I regret extremely that any part of Col M’s property should be disposed of for...
The inclosed reclamations of Girod & Chote against the claims of Bapstropp to a monopoly of the Indian commerce supposed to be under the protection of the 3d article of the Louisiana convention, as well as some other claims to abusive grants, will probably force us to meet that question. The article has been worded with remarkeable caution on the part of our negociators. It is that the...
14 July 1804, New Orleans. “I enclose you the last number of the Moniteur , printed in this city. It contains an account of the proceedings of a number of citizens who had assembled for the purpose of praying Congress for redress of their grievances, and also a singular publication from the Marquis of Casa Calvo together with an address signed (it is said) by many of the ancient and...
14 July 1804, Bordeaux. “It having been represented to me that some of my Countrymen in London and Paris ⟨co⟩mment severely on my conduct respecting the Joseph & Phoebe of Castine from Virginia with Tobacco via Cowes the situation of which Vessel I mentioned to you in my respects of the 11th of April I have thought it a duty I owe myself to enclose you copies of my letters on this affair (in...
14 July 1804, Baltimore. “Mr Merry presents his best Respects to Mr Madison, and loses no Time to have the Honor of acquainting him that he received this Day, by the Post from Philadelphia, the Letter of the 7th. of this Month which Mr Madison had addressed to him at that Place.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, NFL , Great Britain, vol. 3). 1 p.; docketed by Wagner as received 17 July.
Generous motives, and impulses of sentiment in one person towards another who is susceptible of like virtues, renders apology for intrusions unnecessary. Since I have been here,—when intervals from public business would permit me—and they have been few indeed—I have employed those intervals in the execution of two objects—towit: a short biographical and geographical account of this part of our...
Agreeably to my promise just before I left Washington, I lately sent you the articles mentioned in the enclosed memorandum, which I procured about six weeks past immediately on the return of our fishing vessels from the Banks. It was some time before any good opportunity offered to forward them, and the vessel by which I was finally obliged to send them will proceed no further than Baltimore,...
I hope my destress Will plead on a apology for the liberty I have taken the person Who house genl Mason lived in four years, Col Cabell five Col Tregg six genl Tregg six years in philadelphia and this place I have lived in a house of Mr Law this three years and a half he has taken and sold at vandue a valuable property for nothing and my daughter and my self to lay on the hard boards it Would...
I recieved in due time your letter on the division of the Louisiana territory into districts, and since that I have been able to collect very satisfactory information on the same subject as well from persons from that country as from good maps. on the [whole I find] than to adopt the existing divisions, which are five in number and will require 5. Commandants of different grade. I would...