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The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully transmits to the President a Warrant for Three thousand Dollars, and requests that the President would be pleased to sign the Recd. on the back of the Warrant, in lieu of that signed by Cotton Tufts Esqr. for an equal amount paid by Genl. Lincoln, which it is proposed to leave in the Presidents hands. MHi : Adams Papers.
I have complied with your direction by sending under cover to the Post Master of Philadelphia an anonimous Note with Five hundred Dollars in a Letter to Mr. Allen President of the Health Committee—This generous donation will relieve many a distressed person. The Warrant stands charged to the Presidents account in the Treays as recd. by me in the character of Agent to the President . I have the...
The Secretary of the Treasury most respectfully reports to the President of the United States That the facts stated in the Report of the Secretary of State dated Decb. 19th. 1799. in relation to the official conduct of John M. Pintard appear to be proved, and are in the opinion of the undersigned, of such a nature and tendency as render his removal from Office necessary. All which is...
At the request of Richard Soderstrom Esqr. Consul Genl. of Sweden & charged with the management of Consular business for the Danish Govr. I have the honour to transmit a second representative on behalf of Wm. Smith who is confined in Gaol at Baltimore. I take the liberty to observe that the Collector has been requested to see that the Prisoner receives every degree of relief & comfort which...
I have the honour to enclose a Letter from the Honble. Richard Bland Lee Esquire of Virginia, presenting himself as a Candidate in case a vacancy should occur for the appointment of Commissioner for the City of Washington. It would be superfluous if not improper in me, to offer any observations on this application, as the President is perfectly acquainted with Mr. Lee’s character & pretensions...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honour to transmit to the President of the United States a Copy of a Letter to the Comr. of the Revenue dated the 27th. of June 1796, which states the principles of a compromise proposed to the Distillers of Spirits in Kentucky— CtHi : Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Papers.
The Secretary of the Treasury, has the honor of transmitting to the President of the United States, an authenticated copy of an Official Settlement at the Treasury, of his account as Vice President, accompanied with a Warrant on the Treasurer for the balance found due to him thereon, being one hundred and three Dollars & thirty Cents. MHi : Adams Papers.
I have recd. your Note of the 30th. of September—and enclose a Letter from the Post Master of Phila. acknowledging the Rect. of my anonimous Note to the President of the Health Office, and declaring the delivery of it according to direction. I took the only mode which occurred to me of fullfilling your direction, without exposing my own name in the public Papers. I have the honour to be / with...
I have the Honour to enclose a Letter from Mr. Harper recommending Mr. Cook to be the District Judge of Maryland.... I agree with Mr. Harper, that whoever may be appointed the residence of the Judge ought to be in Baltimore. I have the honour to be with / great respect / Sir, / your obedt. Sert. MHi : Adams Papers.
I feel a sincere pleasure in representing to the President, that the Citizens are returning to their Homes;—the City resumes its usual appearance, & by the beginning of the next Week I believe most of the Houses will be opened, as usual. I hope to have the pleasure of paying my respects to yourself and family, some day the next Week. No news of much importance has been recd. by the William...
I have the honour to transmit a Letter, which I have this morning received from Colo. Carrington, in favour of Francis S. Taylor, a Candidate for the Office of Collector of Norfolk; and also two Letters from Col. Carrington, in favour of Major James Gibbon another candidate for the same office. I have the honour to be / with the greatest respect / Sir, / your mo. obedt. Servt. MHi : Adams Papers.
I have the honour to transmit a Letter dated April 8th. 1799 from Nathl. Burwell Esqr. one of the Commissioners of Virginia.—This Letter was received in due season, after the date.—By the operation of a late Law of the State, a new appointment is now necessary.—I have no reason to doubt that Mr. William Fleet is a suitable character to fill the vacancy.— I have the honour to be / very...
Agreeably to the direction of the President of the United States—The Secretary of the Treasury, has the honor of transmitting for his consideration—two Official Statements; One of them exhibiting a view of the payments made at the Treasury on account of the President’s compensation to the 3d of March 1800—inclusive—the other in relation to the expenditure of the Sum appropriated for his...
I have the honor to acknowledge your letter of September 14—No person can more sincerely commisserate the situation of Mr Jarvis and his family than I do—and I am certain that the Comptroller who has directed the proceedings for the recovery of the debt due to the United States has been influenced by the same feelings—It is now about three years since Mr Jarvis was removed from Office and not...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully submits to the President of the United States, the following report upon the petition of Slocum Fowler.— The petitioner states that at the last February term of the District Court for the District of Rhode Island, judgment was recovered against him in favour of the United States, for the sum of four hundred dollars, being a penalty incurred by him in...
The Secretary of the Treasury in Obedience to the command of the President of the United States respectfully submits the following Report. That the facts stated in the petitions of Robert Wanton herewith transmitted, praying for the pardon of an offence committed by him against the Revenue Laws of the United States are verefied by the Letter of the Collector for the District of Boston and...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully submits the following observations, in obedience to the direction of the President of the United States. The project of a treaty proposed by the minister of His Britannic Majesty, for the reciprocal delivery of deserters from the land and naval service, does not sufficiently provide against the impressment of American Seamen, and is therefore deemed...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully transmits to the President of the United States, a communication from the Commissioner of the Revenue, covering two Letters to him & from the Collector of Providence on the subject of a proposal made to the said Collector for fixing & maintaining the stakes and Buoys in Providence River. It is the opinion of the Secretary, that it is adviseable to...
I have the honour to enclose a Report on the proposals of Henry Dearborn for erecting two Light Houses in North Carolina. The distresses in the City increase; attempts are making to draw all the people possible from the scene of danger; about fifteen hundred of the most indigent are encamped on the Common;—another Camp for such as are able to support themselves is forming, which may contain...
I have the honour to transmit a Letter from Otway Byrd Esquire, Collector of Norfolk, and Superintendant of the Revenue Cutter Virginia, advising of the resignation of Samuel Bright third mate of the said Cutter, and recommending Mr. Roe Latimer as a proper person to succeed him.—I have no reason to doubt of the propriety of the recommendation, and have enclosed a Commission for the...
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your several Letters dated August 15th, 23rd. 24th, 25th. 26th. 27th, & 30th. and have applied to the Secretary of State for Commissions to Richard Hunnewell Esqr to be Surveyor and Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Portland. On the petition of Mrs. Sylvester, I take the liberty to observe, that as her Husband John Sylvester, has expiated...
I have the honour to enclose a letter to General Lincoln directing the payment of the Sums which the President may require on account of his compensation. The Sum due on the 4th. of March last, was Six thousand Dollars, the further Sum of Two thousand Dollars monthly will if the President pleases to require the same be also advanced. The discontents in Northampton are not increasing, and no...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully represents to the President of the United States. That the account of the President of the United States—stands charged in the Books of the Treasury with fourteen thousand dollars advanced by Warrants of the Secretary in pursuance of the Act of March 2d. 1797.— for the purpose of closing which account, the Secretary transmits the draft of an...
I have the honour to acknowledge the President’s Letter of July 22d:—The Commission for Colo. Smith as Surveyor of the Port of New York was received and directed by me to be transmitted soon after my arrival at this place—His acknowledgment of the Commission was received about ten days since.— Presuming that it was the President’s intention that the usual commission of Inspector of the Revenue...
I have the honour to enclose a Letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue dated the 19th. instant, and submit it as my opinion, that the proposals of Mr. Martin Lincoln, for erecting a Light House on Gayhead, are reasonable, and that it is expedient to authorize a Contract conformably thereto. The Act of Massachusetts requires, that the lands which may be designated as the scite, and for the...
I have the honour to transmit a letter dated the 15th. instant, from William Payne Esquire, advising of his resignation of the Office of Commissioner of Direct Tax for the tenth Division in the State of Virginia, and recommending Augustine J. Smith Esquire, as his successor.— Having no reason to doubt that Mr. Smith is a suitable character to fill the vacancy, I enclose a blank commission for...
I have the honour to enclose a Letter from Laurence Muse Esqr. Collector of the District of Tappahannock in Virginia, mentioning the resignation of Peter Kemp, Surveyor & Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Urbanna in said District. Peter Kemp & Ralph Wormley Esqrs. recommend Peter Kemp junr. for the vacant offices:—and Mr. Muse the Collector, recommends Mr. Thomas Muse—Both the...
The Secy of the Treasy respectfully represents to the President of the United States. That Waterman Thomas Collector for the District of Waldoborough in the State of Massachusetts and Inspector of the Revenue for the said Port;—has neglected to comply with repeated instructions from the Offices of the Secy and Comptroller of the Treasy. requiring him to render his accounts, that no Weekly...
In compliance with my engagements, I have now the honour to inform the President that the following persons have become Candidates for the Office of Collector of the Customs for the district of Norfolk in Virginia, vacant by the decease of Colo. Otway Byrd, viz. William Davies, at present Collector of the Customs for the District of Richmond. James Gibbons, at present Surveyor of the Customs...
I arrived home on Saturday evening with my family;—I did not arrive at New York so soon as was expected by one day, this rendered it impossible for me to pay my respects to the President without being detained on the Road till this week, which would have been very inconvenient, I am desired by Genl. McPherson to inform the President that the Troops of the City & vicinity are desirous of...
I have the honour to transmit several applications and recommendations in favour of Miles King, Francis Taylor, W. H. Macon, Thomas Tinsley, James Gibbon, Abraham Archer, and W. Bentley, as Candidates for the Office of Collector of the district of Norfolk— I perceive nothing in these documents, which induces me to vary the representation which I had the honour to make on this subject, on the...
By the last post I received a letter from Joseph Allen Esquire by which I am informed that he declines the appointment of Commissioner for the seventh division of Massachusetts. To prevent delay, I shall write by this mail to Dwight Foster Esquire of Brookfield requesting him to recommend to the President some able, and fit character, who will accept the Office. I enclose a blank Commission to...
I arrived here on Sunday evening, to which place the Treasury offices had been removed. The state of the City is much more unpleasant than I expected to find it; business is nearly suspended; about fifteen hundred houses are entirely deserted, and more than half of the people have left the City—The mortality has not & I believe will not be great, as the danger of contagion will be generally...
I have the honour to enclose a Letter from John Skinner Esqr. one of the Commissioners of North Carolina, in answer to an enquiry made by me respecting three vacancies in that State. At present I am only prepared to state, that I have reason to believe that Mr. Joseph Graham is a proper character to succeed Wallace Alexander, who has declined—I have taken measures for ascertaining the...
I arrived here on Friday evening from Litchfield where I had been detained much longer than I expected, having left my father & brother, as I presume, in a fair way of recovery from Sickness. I have recd. two Letters, soliciting appointments, which I deem it my duty to transmit for consideration. Mr. Borland was recommended as a Candidate for an Inspectorship at the time a vancancy happened by...
By an Act of Congress passed on the 25th. of February 1799. entitled “An Act respecting Quarantine & Health Laws” it is directed “That there shall be purchased or erected, under the orders of the President of the United States, suitable Warehouses, with Wharves, & enclosures, where Goods & merchandize may be unladen & deposited from every Vessel which shall be subject to Quarantine or other...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully submits to the President of the United States – the following Report— That by an Act of Congress passed on the 7th. day of May 1800—entitled “An Act to enable the President of the United States to borrow Money for the public service” Authority is given to the President of the United States to borrow a Sum not exceeding Three Millions five hundred...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully reports, to the President of the United States. That it appears from the enclosed letter of Henry Miller Esquire, Supervisor for the District of Pennsylvania dated June 18th and the letter of William Nichols Inspector of the Revenue for the first survey of the said District, dated the 27th of June instant, that the said William Nichols has misapplied...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully submits to the President of the United States the following Report. That it appears from a communication from the Commissioner of the Revenue dated the 14th instant, a Copy whereof is subjoined, to be expedient to increase the Salary of the Keeper of the Light House on Cape Cod, from one hundred & fifty to Two hundred Dollars per Annum, in...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully submits to the President of the United States the following Report. That by an Act of Congress passed on the 16th. day of July 1798, entitled “An Act to enable the President of the United States to borrow money for the public service,” authority is given to the President of the United States to borrow a sum not exceeding five Millions of Dollars,...
I have after due reflection, considered it a duty which I owe to myself and family, to retire from the Office of Secretary of the Treasury; and accordingly I take the liberty to request, that the President would be pleased to accept my resignation, to take effect, if agreable to him, only at the close of the present year. In thus suggesting my wishes, I am influenced by a desire, of affording...
I have had the honour of receiving your Letters of the 18th. and 21st. The Letter from Mr. Pope to the President has been transmitted to the Commissioner of the Revenue (who is charged with the execution of the Laws concerning Light Houses) with the Presidents directions on the subject. The Commission returned for Mr. Dawes, includes not only his name, but those for the Commissioners for the...
I have the honor to transmit a letter dated the 18th instant from General Thomas Pozey, advising of his resignation of the Office of Commissioner of Direct Tax, for the eleventh Division in the State of Virginia, and recommending Captain William Taylor of Fredericksburgh as his successor. Having no reason to doubt that Mr Taylor is a suitable character to fill the vacancy—I enclose a blank...
The Secretary of the Treasury in compliance with the request of the President of the United States, signified in his Letter of September 20th.—respectfully submits the following facts and observations relative to certain subjects proper to be noticed in the Speech at the commencement of the ensuing Session of Congress. The Revenue of the United States, from Imports & Tonnage during one year...
I have the honor to transmit a copy of a letter from Jonathan Hunt Esquire, Commissioner for the first Division of Vermont dated August 26th. informing me, that Elijah Dewey who was named for the second Division, declines the appointment. Though I have no personal acquaintance with Mr. Hunt, yet I have every reason to believe, that confidence may be placed in his recommendation of Moses...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully represents to the President of the United States. That Adams Babcock of Boston has proposed to import at his own risque and expence Five hundred, or Two hundred and fifty Tons of salt Petre from India, upon condition, that the United States will agree to receive it at Sixteen Cents per pound. That the terms are thought by the Purveyor to be...
The Secy of the Treasy respectfully represents to the President of the United States. That it appears from the enclosed Report of Daniel Davis Esq. Atte. for the District of Maine and the documents therein refered to; that John Helby Marshal of the said District has collected large Sums of money on Executions in favour of the United States improperly which he has embezzled which have been...
I have the honour to transmit a Letter from Andrew Barrett Esqr. one of the Commissioners for the State of Delaware, resigning his office.—The Candidates are Elijah Barratt & John Vining Esqrs. Mr. Barratt is recommended by the Board of Commissioners, and by Mr. Bayard the Representative of the State in Congress.—I, therefore, take the liberty to submit to the President the expediency of...
I was unfortunate in not having the honour of paying my respects to you, on my return from Connecticut—I arrived at New York by water, the day after you left the City—Mrs. Wolcott has gained strength, but as she is not free from dubious symptoms, I feel extreme concern respecting her situation. Since my return I have been engaged in a scene of various and pressing business— that part which...
I have according to the Presidents desire continued to observe the progress of the sickness in Philadelphia.—I have been several times at my own House in Spruce Street & through all the central parts of the City—the panick has subsided, and all agree that the disorder is almost entirely confined to Southwark—The effect of the weather is uniform: cool weather & frosts are unfavourable to the...