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The enclosed is nearly correct—our Majorities are Something larger than there Stated— Our Three Senators for this district are undoubtedly elected—The Victory is complete and the Manner of it highly honorable—On the part of the Republicans there has been no indecency, no unfairness, no personal abuse—on the other Side, the influence and authority of Office have openly perverted and prostituted...
I have the honour to request, that I may be permitted to resign the office of Secretary of the Department of war, and that my resignation be accepted, to take place on the first day of June next. Explanations may be desired of some parts of the business of the War Department, while under my direction, which I shall be very ready to give, and can more conveniently do so by continuing in an...
Conformably to your directions, I requested, and had an interview, with Mr. Waln this morning and communicated to him, that if it would suit Mr. Whelen best, on account of his family and connections to hold an agency in the branch of the Purveyor at Philadelphia, at a salary from 1000 to 1200 Dollars per annum, in preference to the Principal office which would require the removal of his family...
The Secretary of State has the honor to inclose Mr. Rawles’ resignation of the office of Attorney of the United States for the district of Pennsylvania . MHi : Adams Papers.
Before I enter on the subject for which I have the honor of calling the attention of Your Excellency, I must apologize and ask your indulgence for intruding upon your far more important occupations. I trust, if any thing is amiss in this step, you will, by no means, attribute it to a want of respect; but rather excuse the Feelings of an Officer who, since the year 1765, has been brought up to...
I nominate Jared Ingersol Esqr. of Pensylvania to be Attorney of the United States for the District of Pensylvania in the place of William Rawle Esqr. who has resigned DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I have received your letter of the twenty fourth of April. At present things will continue as they are, a guard continuing to be furnished from the Artillerists at New Port. It is not improbable that the brigade under your command will be removed to Rhode Island before long. In that case the Artillerists will be releived agreeably to Major Jackson’s request. With great consideration   I am Sir...
As the Troops at the Scotch Plains, may be encamped during the summer you will look out for a convenient place for the purpose, agreeably to a conversation held between us on the Subject— With great consideration I am Sir yr. ob. Servt. ( LS , Lloyd W. Smith Collection, Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, New Jersey; Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers,...
The resignations of Lieutenants Noyce and Hinman are accepted—Their pay and emoluments will cease on the fifteenth instant. I have received your letter of the second instant relative to the inoculation of the troops— As the hot season is near at hand, and as the men will be so much debilitated by the disease as to be unfit for exercise for some time, I would prefer their not being inoculated,...
I hereby acknolege to have received from mr Anthony two sets of mr Trumbul’s prints of Bunker’s hill and the death of Montgomery, and to have paid him twenty eight dollars for them. if I possess any original subscription reciept it shall be returned; and if I did not then pay a moiety of the subscription (on which subject I cannot say a word by memory) I promise to pay it. RC ( CtY ). Joseph...
Je vais à présent m’occuper du travail que vous m’avez imposé. Je voudrais que ce pût être d’une maniere digne de vous et de l’importance du sujet. Mais je n’ôse l’esperer. un plan d’éducation qui ne commence pas par les petites ecoles est ce qu’on appelle en France une charrue devant les boeufs . Mon ami Pusy vous remettra cette Lettre; il est digne de toute votre estime; et dans la multitude...
I have received the letter you did me the honor to write me on the sixth day of this month, & consider the requests contained in it as very reasonable. They are readily agreed. I as Sir with much esteem / your most obedient & humble servant MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I nominate the Honorable John Marshall Esqr. of Virginia to be Secretary of the department of War, in the place of the Honorable James Mc. Henry Esqr, who has requested that he may be permitted to resign, & that his resignation be accepted, to take place on the first day of June next. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I take the Libberty to Recommend Genl. Wm. Allin of Providence State of Rhode Island as a Suteable Gentlemon to Conduct the Stamp Office at the seat of Government, he is an Active Accurate Man and Attentive to his Undertakeings and his morrel Carecter Stands Unimpeached, You’l please to Obsearve what he ses, in his Inclosed Letter to me on the Subject together with Genl. Schuylers Letter to him...
I take the liberty to inclose a note from Mr Waln received this moment, by which it appears that Mr Wheling declines the accommodation you were pleased to direct me to propose. I respectfully mention that I cannot forbear suggesting, that Mr. William’s pretensions are in my opinion very great, and that the peculiar situation in which he has been placed by his provisional appointment under your...
The inclosed letters were received to-day. I shall take the liberty to call for them to-morrow and to receive your orders respecting them or any of them. I have the honour to be with perfect consideration / Sir / your ob st. DLC : James McHenry Papers.
I do myself the honor, to inclose Copy of a Letter received from General Knox, dated the 19th. ulto. in answer to one from me, making certain enquiries, relative to the Claim of Silas Dinsmore late an Agent to the Cherokee Nation of Indians, already submitted to your consideration— I am Sir / with perfect consideration / your obedient / humble servant DLC : James McHenry Papers.
London, May 7, 1800. Congratulates Hamilton on his appointment by President Adams as commanding officer of the United States Army to replace George Washington. Reiterates his love for Catherine Church. ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. This letter is written in French. Colbert is mistaken. H did not replace Washington as the commanding officer of the Army. See H to Rufus King,...
In consequence of a communication, from General Wilkinson, it is fixed that the assembling of the reserved Corps on the lower parts of the Ohio shall be deferred until Autumn. You will make your arrangements accordingly. The troops arriving at Pittsburgh from this quarter are to be retained there, in order to be instructed and fitted for active service till further order. With gr Df , in the...
You have been informed of the loss of our Election in this City. It is also known that we have been unfortunate throughout Long Island & in West Chester. According to the Returns hitherto, it is too probable that we lose our Senators for this District. The moral certainty therefore is that there will be an Anti-fœderal Majority in the Ensuing Legislature, and this very high probability is that...
I have this moment recd. yours of the 4th. I have already detailed to you what was done on saturday evening. On this subject our friend Dexter is not perfectly right. I have had a conversation with him this morning. The view he takes of the subject is this—He says that however those who have an opportunity of personal observation may esteem the cha⟨ra⟩cter of Mr. Adams, as he is viewed by the...
Captains Brock, Gibson, Devin, and Grayson of the 4 Regiment, and Lieutenant Merriweather Lewis of the 1st. Regiment, have forwarded muster and pay Rolls of the recruits under their respective Commands at Staunton and its Vicinity, for December 1799, and January February and March 1800. which are examined and amount to 6147. Dollars. Captain Gibson has written to me that these troops will...
Enclosed are copies of letters to Majors Cass and Bewell—You will take the necessary measures for trans conveying their detachments from Wilmington and to continue to Pittsburg. The detachment of Major Bewell consists of sixty four men, that of Major Cass of thirty— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
You will immediately put things in readiness for sending to send the men under your command to New haven, taking the necessary measures, with the Contractor, for their transportation. They will be met at New Haven by the Deputy QM General with the means of their conveyance to Pittsburg. The recruiting service will still be continued under your — superintendence, and you will retain all the...
You will immediately put things in readiness for sending the men under your command to Pittsburg. The Deputy Quarter Master General has been instructed to take measures for their transportation, and will write to you on the subject. For such articles arms accoutrements and articles of camp equipage and utensils as you may stand in need of, you will make application founded on regular returns...
The troops enlisted by Majors Cass and Buell will put have been ordered to be put in readiness to march for Pittsburg The recruiting service will, however, still continue under those Officers. ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I enclose you copies of Contracts entered into with William Colfax Robert Colfax and Alexander Richards for the supply of Rations in the States of New York Rhode Island Massachusetts Vermont and New Hampshire—the Connecticut Contract shall be forwarded to morrow— To the best of my recollection they have been twice before sent— I am Sir Your obed Servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of...
I have the honour to enclose to you the Resignation of Philiman C. Blake 2d Lieutenant in the 1st. Regiment of Infantry, and Pay & Q. Master to my detachment. As he has a strong desire to enter on board the Navy and made arrangements for that purpose, he will impatiently wait your answer. Liut. Jacob Wilson of the 3d Regiment, who is with me and every way qualified to perform the duty of Q &...
It is with great regret, that I forward the enclosed letter to me, enfolding one to you, from Major Adlum. I however hope, that a further accomodation to him, of the few days, which his affairs seem to require, will prevent the necessity of his adhering to the election, which he has made, between an important sacrifice of private interest and the resignation of his commission. I have the honor...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receeipt of your Letter of the 3d. enclosing one from His Excellency Govr. Jay, stating in strong terms the complaints of Benjamin Cornwell and John Coles who have presumed to speak with indignation to His Excellency relative to their officers—who promised them 12 Dollrs. Bounty the one has received but seven Dollrs. & 50 Cents—of course 50 Cents are still...
I have recieved, my dear Cardinal, in due time your two letters of May 17. and Sep. 30. from Rome: and it gave me infinite pleasure to learn that you were in good health. what astonishing things had then taken place! how much more astonishing what has since happened! these latter events too having been immediately in the scene where you are, I am filled with anxiety to learn how they have...
I have duly recieved your letter of Sept. 15. and with that pleasure with which I always hear of your health. mr Barnes remits by this conveyance to Messrs. Van Staphorst & Hubbard for you 1082 Dollars, being the last dividends . I have got your land warrant located and have recieved for you the patent for 500. acres of land on the Scioto river. I am informed they are fine lands, and I believe...
Yours of Apr. 26 . came to hand the 2d. inst. we have recieved information, not absolutely to be relied on, that our envoys are arrived at Paris and were recieved with peculiar favor. I have seen a letter from a person there of the best information dated in January that the dispositions of the present government were so favorable that a carte blanche would be given to our envoys & that it...
I had the honor of your favor of the 23d Ultimo. by Mr Barnes, whose short stay here prevented me from enjoying the gratification of shewing such attentions as I could wish, independent of your friendly recommendation, to which I shall at all times be exceedingly happy to pay particular respect.—Though I believe he is not unfavourably impressed with the Situation & appearance of our new City,...
I nominate Israel Wheeler Esqr. of Pensylvania to be purveyor of public supplies for the United States in the place of Tench Francis Esqr. deceased. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I have the honor to transmit you the proceedings of a Court Martial held at Richmond for the Seal of Lieut James Triplett of the first regiment of Artillerists and Engineers— I have the honor to be / with great Respect / Your obed servant. DLC : James McHenry Papers.
Influenced by no motive but a desire to promote the popularity of the Presidents Administration, & the Public good, which in the present posture of American affairs, He beleives to be inseperable, The Secretary of the Navy ventures to obtrude some observations on the subject of a successor to Mr McHenry. All the present secretaries are from States on the North side of Patomak—That portion of...
I was informd yesterday afternoon that you had done me the honor to name me as the successor of Mr. McHenry. While I avow the impression made on me by this additional mark of your confidence—and impression which no time will efface—I must pray you sir to withdraw the nomination. No man is more intimately persuaded than myself, of the wisdom of that political system, which has been adopted by...
As tents may not arrive in time, I would thank you to take a convenient house within a small distance of the Camp at Scotch Plains for me and my suite. I expect to be there by the twentieth of the month. With great consideration   I am Sir   Yr. ob Servt. LS , Lloyd W. Smith Collection, Morristown Historical Park, Morristown, New Jersey; Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton...
Niagara [ New York ] May 8, 1800 . Reports that his investigation has uncovered evidence that “a discharged Soldier” was “guilty of Killing Indian horses” and that the Tuscaroras, who were present at the inquiries, “Seemed to be perfectly pleased” with the evidence obtained. States that he has been “Sollicited To give Some Assistance Towards establishing a road from Tantawantee” to Niagara and...
I thank you My Dear Sir for your letter of the 5th instant which was received yesterday. The measure you mention has been attempted but without much hope of success. Yet our friends are today in good spirits. The accounts from the Northward, apparently authentic, give us strong hope of still having a majority ⟨in⟩ our Legislature. But be this as it may, our welfare depends absolutely on a...
I beg leave to lay before you certain facts Contained in a letter which I have received from Lieutenant Pope relative to the situation in which he finds himself by an Official act in Obedience to an order of the Commanding Officer of this garrison— A Garrison Court Martial having Sentenced Thomas Solomons found guilty of Stealing ten dollars from R. A. Hawes, to fifteen days confinement and to...
Enclosed is a letter from Mr. Brooks of the Artillery. I think it will be expedient to continue to employ him as Agent for the payment of the troops at Staunton untill they reach their destination at Pittsburgh . As This was my idea originally, as these troops are under marching orders for Pittsburg you will have Mr. Brooks supplied with the requisite fund for discharging any arrears of pay...
Mr. Andrew Van Wort, for whom you have enclosed to me a letter of appointment as Second Lieutenant in the first regiment of Infantry, is dead. ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have received your letter of the seventh instant enclosing copies of the Contracts entered with William Colefax, Robt. Colefax, and Alexr Richards for the year eighteen hundred. Upon looking thro’ the bundle of Contracts, I find that there have I find upon a reexamination that they have never before ben sent to me ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have received your letter of the first instant, and you have liberty of absence, reporting to me frequently your the state of your health— I rely upon it that you will set out to join your company as soon as possible. It has been suggested to me that you have it in view to resign speedily—I have not credited this. respo as you must see, in that case the propriety of asking immediately If it...
I duly received your letter of the 2d of April which has lain by from the pressure of more urgent business. In breaking the silence now I wish only to prevent misapprehension as it may influence future cases. I am persuaded that in what you did you were actuated by a very praiseworthy zeal, and I perceive that there were circumstances from which you were led to infer a larger discretion than...
I have the honor to enclose you a Copy of a Contract entered into by Elijah and Simon House for ye supply of rations in ye. State of Connecticut— I am Sir Your obed Servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Army contract with Elijah and Simon House, October 4, 1799 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). A note on the cover of the LS from James McHenry reads:...
I have received your letter of the 5th. instant respecting the resignation of Captain Thomas Chandler of the 14. Regiment of Infantry. On recurring to the files of ye Office I find a letter from you of the 9. January Ulto. on ye same subject which in the hurry of business was omitted being attended to— You will be pleased to inform Captain Chandler that the President has accepted his...
I have the honor to enclose you the last Monthly Return and a Copy of my last letter to General Wilkinson I have the honor to be Sir with very great Respect your Most obedient and Very humble Servent ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Hamtramck to James Wilkinson, May 8, 1800 (copy, signed by Hamtramck, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).