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Havre de Grace [ Maryland ] August 14, 1799 . “… The men begin to be urgent for their Pay. To some there is three months due. I had much rather the proper Officer was appointed to this Duty. It is not agreeable to me to tell an Officer, who perhaps can not well afford it, he must lose the Bounty advanced.… Our recruiting money is nearly expended. The Paymaster, of the money appropriated to...
13742[Diary entry: 13 August 1798] (Washington Papers)
13. Morng. cloudy & so it contd. thro the day. In the afternoon a shower for a few Minutes. Mer. in the morning & 76 at Night.
I am indebted to you for two Letters one Which acknowledges the Recipt of the three Bills and one yesterday received which bears date Decbr 30th. I thank you Sir for all your kind attention to my affairs—I inclose to you a Bill of the amount which you say will be due to you; as I do not like to be in Debt, I Should like to have all the Bills due to the Capenters all discharged before we...
Trenton, October 25, 1799. “The secretary of war handed me your letter of the 24 instant, this morning with an authority in writing to employ an express to take money to the 8th and 9th Regiments. I am puting the business in train, and the day after tomorrow shall send the best clerk in my office, on my own horse to accomplish it. By this mode I may expect a regular account of the money on...
I, about a fortnight since, wrote to you on the subject of a relation of mine desirous of entering into our Navy and recommending him as a first Lieutenant; to which letter not having received an answer, I am apprehensive it may have miscarried. You will oblige me by your opinion as speedily as convenient how far there is a prospect for him. I anticipate that there may be scruples from his...
Your favour of the 1st instt has been received, and if it had been convenient, I should have been glad of your company as you travelled to Annapolis. As you propose however to send in your Servant, and I am generally on horse back between breakfast & dinner, that he may not be delayed, or disappointed, you will receive, enclosed, one letter for the Govr of Maryland (an old acquaintance of...
13747[Diary entry: 19 May 1797] (Washington Papers)
19. Wind at No. Et. & cloudy all day with moderate Rain from ½ after 10 until near two.
The H. of R. has been in conclave ever since 2. aclock yesterday. at 10. P.M. 17 ballots had been tried, & were invariably 8. 6. & 2 divided. I have not heard from the Capitol this morning I can venture nothing more by the post but my affectionate salutations, to yourself & mrs Madison. P.S. 1. P.M. the H. of R. suspended the balloting from 7. to 12. this morning, & after trying a few more...
Your favor of the 11th: instt: which has this moment come to hand, found me with pen in hand; on the very threshold of writing to you, for the purpose of offering you my very sincere & hearty congratulations upon the success of your Competitor Mr: Caldwell, who has obtained the appointment of Clerk to the Supreme Court of the U.S.— This exordium may appear singular to you, the more so, when...
I have two days since written to Mr. Adams a respectful letter on the subject I heretofore mentioned to you. Occupations at Court prevented its being sooner done. But I wait with impatience for the statement of facts which you promised me. It is plain that unless we give our reasons in some form or other—Mr. Adam’s personal friends seconded by the Jacobins will completely run us down in the...
[ New York, January 17, 1799. The summary of this letter reads: “On Duer’s wretched condition.” Letter not found. ] Letter listed in “Calendar Summary of Philip Church Schuyler and Alexander Hamilton Papers,” Personal Miscellaneous, Box 6, Schuyler, MS Division, New York Public Library. See H to Oliver Wolcott, Jr., August 22 , December 28, 1798 ; Wolcott to H, September 19, 1798 .
I was glad to hear by Charles that you were much better than when we saw you last. If you have missed the Ague, care, & Bark, is necessary to prevent a relapse; & this prudence requires. Monday next being the day fixed on by the Constitution of the Potomac Company for its annual meeting, & as you seem resolved to relinquish your present Office of President, I wish you would turn your thoughts...
I am much obliged by your letter of yesterday. tho’ I possess Emerson’s fluxions at home, & it was the book I used at College, yet it had escaped me that he had treated the question of the best form of a body for removing an obstacle in a single direction. that of the wedge offered itself so readily as the best, that I did not think of questioning it. nor does it now occur to me on what...
Letter not found: from Clement Biddle, 13 Jan. 1799. On 20 Jan. GW wrote Biddle : “Your letter of the 13 Inst, has been duly received.”
Mr. T. Coxe returns, with his best respects, the pamphlet Mr. Jefferson was so good as to lend him. It certainly has merit both for information, and reasoning. But Mr: Coxe would wish to see An Enquiry into the means of Prosperity to the United States well handled, before he would think it safe to settle finally the commercial course they ought to steer. Commerce would in his opinion be found...
13756[Diary entry: 3 September 1798] (Washington Papers)
3. Morning Calm & lowering—Mer. 65. Lowering all day with a little misting rain in the afternoon. Mer. 70 at N. In the Morning to breakfast came Genl. Marshall & Mr. Bushrod Washington and to dinner the Atty. Genl. Chas. Lee Mr. Herbert Mr. Keith & Doc. Craik. The last went away. John Marshall, after serving as one of the three American peace commissioners to France in 1797 had recently...
After having given you a short account of the civil, political, & military Constitution of Silesia, it will be proper to say something of its administration in ecclesiastical concerns; an object somewhat complicated in a province the inhabitants of which are divided with so near an equality of numbers into Roman catholics and protestants. I have in my former letters already given you a...
I wrote you some weeks since informing you that after the finishing some indispensable public Business important to the continuance & increase of the republican interest in this state I should go to Charleston & proceed from thence by Water either to Baltimore or to Washington as passages offered—Since this I am concerned to inform You that in my way down from Columbia stopping at this place I...
It would be an affectation in me, to dissemble the pleasure I feel, on receiving this kind address. My long experience of the Wisdom, Fortitude, and Patriotism, of the Senate of the United States, enhances in my estimation, the Value of those obliging expressions of your approbation of my conduct, which are a generous reward for the past, and an affecting encouragement to constancy and...
If I have not too much sense, I hope I have not enough of vanity to attribute the very kind & flattering message delivered to me by Dr: Reynolds in your name, to any but the true cause; the exagerated encomia of a most eloquent pleader. I came here as I thought to a country of Liberty and equality, phrases that may, & have been much distorted but can not be dishonoured, I do not find it such &...
13761[Diary entry: 30 December 1797] (Washington Papers)
30. Just such a day as yesterday—Mer. 20 to 40. Mrs. Washington came here and Mr. Wm. Dandridge to do business for me in the way of writing. William Dandridge probably did not stay long at Mount Vernon. The only mentions of him in the accounts after this date are an entry for $25 on 3 Feb. 1798, “By Cash given to Mr. Wm. Dandridge,” and a similar entry on 11 April (GW’s Cash Memorandum...
I have finally determined upon the course which the inclosed copy of a letter to Major Adlum of this date indicates— With great respect I have the honor to be Sir Yr. Obed Ser ( ADf , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
13763[Diary entry: 9 June 1797] (Washington Papers)
9. Very warm with the wind at So. Wt. and great appearances of Rain but none fell here.
When I reflect how often I have lately taken the freedom to address You especially relative to my private concerns, it is with much regret that I so soon again trouble You respecting them. A Circumstance, unexpected by me, occasions my present intrusion— Mr Lear has been appointed Secretary to General Washington—and has accepted the Office— This has caused a dissolution of our Copartnership,...
I thank you for your obliging Letter of the 31 st Ultimo I do not know that I should have replied to it before the 5 th. of next Month had not my Daughter receved a late Letter from you & in which you inform her that the Letters you had recived from America had determined you to proceed to Lisbon as soon as possible but that you was diserous of takeing London in your way, I need not tell you...
I have received your letter of the 17th inst. As fast as the Clothing is received from the Contractor it is packed and forwarded in equal proportions on the unsatisfied orders remaining on hand—I will without a moments delay send those to Easton for the Men you mention—but a t present only parts of the Clothing is in store—Yesterday I sent the secretary of War, a design for your standards—you...
Your letter of the 11th instant has been received; and I shall depend upon receiving samples of the Oznabrigs & Ticklenbirgs, with the prices annexed, so soon as you are enabled to give them; as I cannot much longer delay purchasing the quantity I want, and am now making partial purchases to supply immediate calls, & not on good terms. By the first regular Packett from Philadelphia I shall...
Your letter of the 2d Instant to My great Mortification found Me confined to My own house, owing to a Spraind & Verry Sore Ancle . But Trust as My Surgeon Docr. Beanes , informs Me I shall be in a Situation to Join My Core: About the first of August which Nothin shall prevent within the reach of possabillity Be Assured I feel the indulgance I wish most Truely to be with My Command—which I...
In writing freely as I have done yesterday and to-day in the inclosed letter to you, disclosing what is contemplated respecting your military station, far from being apprehensive of justly incurring blame I consider myself as performing a hazardous duty: but I am not conscious that the risque of incurring the displeasure of any man ever deterred me from doing what I conceived to be my duty. My...