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Since the thirteenth Day of September nine States have not been represented in Congress, and since the tenth Day of October last a sufficient Number for ordinary Business have not convened. No Progress therefore could be made in the Affairs of this Department, and that will continue to be the Case unless the Government shall be organized. Many Members of the new Congress are now here, but not...
New York, 15 Dec. 1788. Introduces the bearer, “Mr. Johnston, a citizen of this state, and a Member of a worthy and respectable Family in it,” who is sailing to Lisbon, “and ‘tho not determined to go on from thence to France, thinks it probable that he may visit it before his Return. My Respect for his Family, and good opinion with which his Character has impressed me, induce me to recommend...
on considering the Nature and necessity of the Extra Expences with which You think the united States should be charged, I was inclined to believe that Congress would view them in the same point of Light, and give orders accordingly. Altho’ none of these existing Acts, strictly construed, warrant such Charges, yet the Reasonableness & Propriety of them afford strong Reasons for their being...
My last to you was dated the 23d. September last. It mentioned my having received your Letters of 4th. 23d. and 30th. May. I have since been favored with four others, vizt. 29th. July and 3d. 10th. and 11th. August with the Papers mentioned to be enclosed. They have not been laid before Congress, although I transmitted them to the President for that Purpose; for a sufficient Number of Members...
On considering the nature and necessity of the Extra Expences with which You think the united States should be charged, I was inclined to believe that Congress would view them in the same point of Light, and give orders accordingly. Altho’ none of their existing Acts, strictly construed, warrant such charges, yet the Reasonableness and Propriety of them afford strong Reasons for their being...
My last to you was dated the 9th. June, since which I have been honored with yours of the 4th. 23d. and 30th. May last, which with the Papers that accompanied them were communicated to Congress. Two Copies of the Ratification of Mr. Adams last Contract have been transmitted to you, under Cover to Messrs. Willinks and Van Staphorsts, by Vessels bound to Amsterdam. A Triplicate will be enclosed...
Since the Date of my last, Viz. the 16th. Ult : I have been honored with yours of the 13th. and 16th. March with the Papers which were enclosed with the last. They were immediately communicated to Congress, and the latter referred to a Committee, who not having as yet reported, it is not in my Power to say what Congress may probably think proper to do or order relative to the Subject of it....
Office for Foreign Affairs [ New York ], 16 May 1788 . Since his last of 24 Apr. 1788, has received no letters from TJ, and there has been no event of importance “except the Accession of Maryland to the Number of the States which have adopted the proposed Constitution. Until that business is concluded I apprehend that our national Affairs will continue much at a Stand.” Barlow brings this and...
Since the 3 Nov r last I have been honored with your Favors of the 19. 22 & 24 September—8. & 27 October. 3 & 7 Nov r . 21 & 31 Dec r —and 5 Feb y last— all of which have been laid before Congress; but they have given me no orders respecting the Subjects of them— The State of The State of my Health was for a long Time such as to oblige me to omit some good Opportunities of writing to You...
Since the 3d. November last I have been honored with your Favors of the 19th. 22d. and 24th. September, 8th. and 27th October, 3d and 7th November, 21st and 31st December and 5th. February last—all of which have been laid before Congress; but they have given me no Orders respecting the Subjects of them. The State of my Health was for a long Time such as to oblige me to omit some good...