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I request you to be pleased to place in the Branch Bank at Boston two thousand dollars from the appropriations for Barbary Intercourse, to the credit of James L. Cathcart, who is to be charged with the same. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
I believe the fact is that no measures have been taken by the states indebted to the US. to discharge the balances due under the act of June 23. 1797. or, at any rate, that we have no notice of any such measures. will you be so good as to state this or any other fact on the subject in a form to be communicated to the H. of R. in compliance with their resoln of yesterday. Dec. 24. 05. NHi :...
Th: Jefferson asks the favor of a consultation with the Heads of Departments tomorrow at 11. Oclock, & that they will do him the favor to dine with him. NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
I inclose you a paper containing a Memorial of the legislature of Misipi. to Congress respecting their lands. I also send some observations of Doctr. Barnwell on the country about N. Orleans which I think you will like to read.—Burr has surrendered himself to Cowles Meade. NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
Be pleased to issue your warrant on the appropriation for the Contingent expenses of the Department of State for five hundred dollars, in favor o f Christopher S. Thom, who is to be charged and held accountable for the same. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
The inclosed certainly cannot be wrong: can it be taken amiss by mr Nicholson himself? to what place must I address it? I wish it to go by this day’s post, to cut off applications. NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
The inclosed bond is signed by mr Maury the father, who I have no doubt is worth the 10,000 D. therein named. he owns a valuable tra[ct of] land on which he lives, well improved as a farm, & a considerable number of negroes: and I question if he owes 10. Dollars in the world, having always been one of the most prudent & cautious men. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Be pleased to issue your warrant on the appropriations for the Contingent expenses of the Department of State for five hundred dollars in favor of Christopher S. Thom: He to be charged and held accountable for the same. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
I request you to be pleased to issue a warrant, on the appropriation for the relief of Seamen, for Seventy nine dollars 70/100, in favor of James Davidson Esqr., the holder of the enclosed Bill of Exchange for that amount drawn upon me by James Leander Cathcart, Consul of the United Sates, at Madeira, on the 31st. of Decr. last, who is to be charged with the same on the Books of the Treasury....
I am giving in my last nominations to the Senate. the place of Surveyor at Richmond having become vacant during their session must be filled during the same. two persons are proposed, William Wardlaw, & Ryland Randolph, both excellent men & republicans, well known to me personally: the former a Medical man, at his ease, the latter in want, of higher standing, and probably would be quite...
These recommenders are such good men that I think it will be best to make the nomination at once if the Senators & delegates know nothing to the contrary. will you be so good as to consult them? NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
will you be pleased to give the permission to Capt Brewster, & take any other measures you think best. NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
Be pleased to issue your Warrant on the appropriations for the Contingent Expenses of this Office for one thousand Dollars in favor of Stephen Pleasonton, who is to be charged and held accountable for the same. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
Thomas Jefferson asks the favor of a Consultation with the heads of Departments tomorrow at one Oclock on the subject of the message, & that they will add that of dining with him. NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
I inclose you a letter from Capt. Mc. Neill (formerly commander of one of our frigates) to Capt Tingey asking the command of the revenue cutter at Charleston. he was a good officer, reduced when the navy line was reduced; & therefore entitled to any proper thing we can do for him. I am induced to believe his claims better than those of any other. he is considered as a man of perfect fidelity....
9 September 1803, Department of State . Requests that “remittances may be made to Baring & Co. at London & Willinks & co. at Amsterdam” out of the appropriations stated in the enclosed estimate, which will “answer the demands of the public service” in those places until 1 Apr. 1804. Letterbook copy and letterbook copy of enclosure ( DNA : RG 59, DL , vol. 14). Letterbook copy 1 p.; copied into...
I request you to be pleased to issue your warrant on the appropriations for the relief of Seamen for $1068 3/100, in favor of James Davidson Junr., the holder of the enclosed bill for that amount, drawn erroneously on the Secretary of the Treasury, on the 10th. of February last, by Joseph Pulis, Consul of the United States at Malta, who is to be charged & held accountable for the same. I am...
I think the keeper of lighthouses should be dismissed for small degrees of remisness, because of the calamities which even these produce, & that the opinion of Colo. Newton in this case is of sufficient authority for the removal of the present keeper. DNA : RG 26—Light House Service.
J. Randolph has just called to ask a conversation with me, for which purpose he will be with me tomorrow morning, every thing therefore had better be suspended till that is over. NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
I have the honor to inform you that the money transferred to this place by the late Agent of the United States at London, on account of those interrested in the claim of Jere: Condy & Co. will be paid to the Treasurer of the United States, agreeably to the arrangement proposed in your letter of the 12th. inst. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
As it will be necessary to decide how this question of the Batture is to be settled, we must of course take the trouble of understanding it. I therefore send you a very able opinion of Derbigny’s to be returned when read to mr Rodney. happening to have the Encyclopedia which he quotes, I have turned to it & find it able and satisfactory. mr Rodney is in possession of the opinion of the court...
I request you to be pleased to cause a warrant for four hundred dollars to be issued on the appropriations for Barbary Intercourse, in favor of Thomas Triplitt; who is to be charged with the same on the books of the Treasury. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
The appointment of mr Alger, recommended by mr Milledge, as Commr. of loans, in the room of the one who is dead, is approved. extreme reluctance to appoint a violent federalist at Cherrystone’s induces a wish to defer it as long as can be admitted in the hope of hearing of some good republican to invest with it. RC ( NHi : Gallatin Papers); addressed: “The Secretary of the Treasury.”
[ New York, August 6, 1802. On August 13, 1802, Gallatin wrote to Hamilton : “I had the honor to receive your letter of the 6th instt.” Letter not found. ]
The inclosed may perhaps merit enquiry. persons to be consulted on the survey of the coast. Robert Patterson Ellicott Briggs Garnet Bp. Madison Hasler Moore of the treasury it would be well to enquire of them also whether they know any persons whom they can recommend as capable of acting in the different parts. I presume a capability of determining the longitude by lunar observations will be a...
Will you be so good as to peruse & return the inclosed? what Dupont says of N. Orleans will require a verbal explanation. he will probably be a very efficient instrument for us in that business, and I should very much wish to render him the personal service he asks as to paiments in Paris, if you find such an arrangement can be made agreeably to what is right & useful for us. it would lessen...
Can mr Gallatin enable Th:J. yet to give to the Senate the information they asked respecting the paiment of the Detroit militia in Detroit bills? NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
I really think Cross ought to be immediately removed: the clearance in our possession is evidence enough of the fact. but are we provided with a successor.   Hook & Reed should I think be called on to shew cause why they should not be removed.   can there not be appeals from the decision of that judge?   I propose to appoint Benjamin Harrison Comr. of loans for Virginia if you approve of it, &...
I intended to have sent the former papers respecting Gibbs, Chingoteague & the Folly landing to mr Smith for perusal; but without thought at the moment I returned them to you. if you will let me have them again I will get him to peruse them & confer about them. if the embargo is to be continued I am persuaded we must enlarge his number of seamen & employ more gunboats. NHi : Papers of Albert...
8 February 1803, Department of State. Asks that a $200 warrant be issued in the name of Peleg Wadsworth and charged to Richard O’Brien’s salary account. Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 59, DL , vol. 14). 1 p. This was presumably O’Brien’s annuity to his mother ( PJM-SS Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series (4 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va.,...
I return you the report with great approbation. one or two verbal changes, and, in one place, the striking out 2. or 3. lines, not affecting the sense, are all I have to suggest. the erasure is to avoid the producing an odious idea, which a few days now may shew to be unnecessary, and which, even if war takes place, may not be necessary. in the mean time the federalists would have the benefit...
Th: Jefferson asks the favor of a consultation with the heads of departments tomorrow at 12. a clock, & that they will add that of dining with him. NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
Will you be so good as to propose any corrections to the within which you may think it needs? I think in your note of yesterday you must have meant Cahokia, which is nearly opposite St. Louis, instead of Kaskaskias. is the fact I state true, that the road proposed is conformable to the wishes and interests of the best settled parts of the state of Ohio? NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
I have to request that you cause a warrant in favor of John Henry Purviance to be issued, to be paid out of the appropriations for foreign Intercourse, for seven hundred and sixty seven dollars and forty eight cents, the said Purviance to be charged therewith on the Books of the Treasury. I have the Honor &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
Be pleased to issue your warrant on the appropriation for the Contingent expenses of the Department of State, for seven hundred dollars in favor of Christopher S. Thom: he to be charged & held accountable for the same. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
I am closely confined by the run of visits from the members. can you therefore do me the favor to call on me this forenoon, to consult about the estimate you inclosed me yesterday, which gives me much uneasiness? NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
Be pleased to issue your warrant on the appropriations for the Contingent expenses of this Office, for five hundred dollars, in favor of William Whann Esqr., the holder of the enclosed Bill for that amount, drawn upon me, on the 22d. July last, by Meriwether Lewis Esqr., Governor of the Louisiana Territory, who is to be charged and held accountable for the same. I am &c. DNA : RG...
Th: Jefferson returns to mr Gallatin Gurley’s letter: no further intelligence being now expected on the subject of our affairs with Spain and some measures growing out of them requiring the earliest consideration possible, he asks the favor of mr Gallatin to attend if possible a cabinet meeting at Washington on the 4th. of October at 12. oclock. he presents him affectionate salutations. NHi :...
I have the honor to request that you cause a Warrant to be issued for Nine thousand dollars, payable out of the Mediterranean fund, in favor of James Davidson Jnr., he being the holder of the enclosed Bill for that amount drawn by Tobias Lear, Consul of the United States, at Algiers, on the Secretary of State, and dated the 31 Decr. 1807. The said Tobias Lear to be charged accordingly on the...
I have the honor to request that you cause a warrant to be issued on the appropriations for the relief of Seamen for four hundred thirty five dollars 16/100 in favor of James Davidson, the holder of the enclosed bill of Exchange drawn upon me by John B. Dabney Consul of the United States at Fayal, who is to be charged therewith on the Books of the Treasury. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic...
I think the instructions are perfectly just which provide that if a purchase be made of the Indians adjacent to the Connecticut reserve by the US. the public should be at the expence of surveying all the lines circumscribing their purchase. but if they make no purchase, then those for whom the survey is should pay the expence. it has been sometimes made a question whether Seller or Buyer...
I request you to be pleased to issue a warrant on the appropriations for Barbary Intercourse, for two thousand dollars, in favor of Nicholas Whelan, the holder of the enclosed bill of Exchange, drawn on the 20th. of Feby. 1806, in favor of Richard W. Meade, by James Simpson, Consul at Tripoli, who is to be charged, and held accountable for the same. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
I have the honor to request that you will issue your warrant for one thousand six hundred dollars, on the appropriation, for Barbary Intercourse, in favor of Wm: Whann Esqr., the assignee of a Bill drawn upon me, on the 28th. March last by James Simpson, Consul at Morocco; the said Simpson to be charged therewith on the Books of the Treasury. The Bill is inclosed. I am &c. DNA : RG...
I see nothing to alter in the inclosed except two or three verbal changes of the indefinable ‘shall’ for ‘will’. Dec. 8. 05. NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
I have recieved a complaint against McGillis, Collector of St. Mary’s, which comes from persons, who appear respectable from their offices, to wit, Counsellers &c. stating that he injures the revenue, & that they have forwarded the particular charges to you; and they affirm that his malpractices continue. are their charges serious & founded? affectte salutns. NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
Letter not found. 20 July 1801. Mentioned in JM to Pichon, 20 July 1801 . Concerns Pichon’s request for the payment of $11,000 credited to the French Republic on the Treasury Department books.
Be pleased to issue your warrant on the appropriation for Barbary Intercourse, for four thousand dollars, in favor of William Eaton; late Consul of the United States at Tunis. The said Eaton to be charged and held accountable. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
The appointment of a woman to office is an innovation for which the public is not prepared, nor am I. shall we appoint Springs or wait the further recommendations spoken of by Bloodworth.   Briggs has resigned; and I wish to consult with you, when convenient, on his successor, as well as on an Attorney General. affectionate salutations. NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
I have this moment recieved the embargo law, but I do not sign it till I have returned it to the Commee to correct 3 errors of enrollment one of which is material. this I can put off to tomorrow morning. in the mean time you can have it copied as if signed & dated tomow Mar. 12. only be so good as to let me have it again this evening or tomorrow morning NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
Th: Jefferson has desired the Post Master General to forward no papers to him at Monticello, after the mail which leaves Washington on the 4th. of May, as he will leave Monticello on the 13th. he salutes mr Gallatin with affection. NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.