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Some time past, I took the liberty to Mention a Gentleman, who I considered quallifyed to fill the office of a Judge, for the Southern District. should a Minute inquiry into the relative Circumstances, induce the President (from prudential Motives) to withold the Nomination, shall deem it a favour, to be endulg’d in Mentioning Mr: William H: Hill, a Gentleman of Respectabilty, who has practisd...
Should Cald on you before I Left Washington but the wether being So Very bad and your hous Crowded with Companey Deprived me of the Pleshur of Seeing you before I left, I Made Aplication to the Secretary of State and obtaind A patent, And an order for making Full trial at Fort Independence In Boston Harber, From the Secretary at War, Sir as I have Spent time and money to Serve my Cuntry and...
I was informed on Saturday Evening that you had done me the honor to nominate me to the Senate as Chief–Judge of the Circuit composed of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware I shall ever consider this circumstance as one of the most honorable incidents of my life—I regret exceedingly that I am obliged to decline the h onor you so kindly offer me. The Salary would not maintain my family I have...
I recd your Favr. enclosing Mr Patton’s Letter, and am greatly obliged for your Kindness in making those necessary Inquiries respecting the Land. The Sum demanded is beyond my Means. I could not, in my Purchase exceed 2000 £ for the Land alone; the other necessary Expences informing a Settlement would be considerable, & must be attended to as well as the Land. Mr Geo. C. Taylor has written to...
I am to get out of this place in ten days, upon my having paid a fine of two hundred dollars. The money is ready; but if I am to pay it, I shall be so much reduced in my finances, as hardly to be able to go up to Philadelphia. Mr. Jones has advised me to state the matter to you, with reference to a remission. I thought it my duty to do so; and under the supposition of that, I shall wait here...
At a moment when called by the voice of a nation to its highest station congratulations flow to you from all quarters shall an insignificant individual of it presume to offer you her’s. Yes my good Sir I flatter myself you will permit it, when I reflect on the many proofs of your good will towards me & persuaded that the effusions of a grateful remembrance can never want a welcome from the...
I ask leave to lay before you the inclosed Letter from Tho. Green Senr. about ninety-one Years of age to M. Clay of Virga. It will shew to you the State of things in the Massissippi Territory, which is shortly to be under your care, other written evidences are here but the age & Respectability of the writer of this Letter entitles him to attention. Mr Claiboun of Tinnessee would be pleased...
I am much indebted to you for the trouble you have been so good as to take with messrs. Jackson & Wharton, on the subject of my tobo. for tho’ I am under no obligation to have any thing to do with them, my tobo. having been sold to Mc.Murdo & Fisher of Richmond, yet had there been any fraud in the package of the tobo. I should have no hesitation to relieve them from it. but from your favors of...
The appointment to the Presidency of the US. has rendered it necessary for me to have a private secretary, and in selecting one I have thought it important to respect not only his capacity to aid in the private concerns of the houshold, but also to contribute to the mass of information which it is interesting for the administration to acquire. your knolege of the Western country, of the army...
Feb. 23 qu. Thos. Bee . chief judge } 5th Circ. qu. John Sitgreaves of N.C. distr. judge + Joseph Clay. of Georgia + Wm. Mc.lung: Kentuky. to be circuit judge of 6th. qu. Jacob Read . judge of distr. of S.C. vice Bee qu. Wm. H. Hill