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The Secretary of State, to whom has been referred by the President of the United States a Resolution of the House of Representatives of the 23d Inst., requesting the President to communicate to that House such information as he may have received relative to the Copper mines on the South side of Lake Superior, in pursuance of a Resolution of the 16th. April 1800, authorising the appointment of...
The enclosed Warrant is for a young Gentleman recommended by Col Burr. If you approve his Appointment be pleased to give the enclosed Warrant your Signature I have the honor to be, with the greatest respect Sir, your mo obt St. RC ( DLC ); in a clerk’s hand, signed by Smith; at foot of text: “President U:States.”; endorsed by TJ as received from the Navy Department on 29 Mch. and so recorded...
In answer to your enquiry of yesterday, whether a debtor can be Confined in Jail by the Marshal for his fees, I send you herewith Mr. Masons Statement of the law which shews, that he can, except where the Debtor is released under the Insolvent law —I have, in no instance however detained a man in Jail for his fees only— The Costs upon a debt of one dollar is as follows. Cost of warrant &...
General Stevens had command of the artillery in the Northern army during the late War and was distinguished for his bravery, his punctuality & his knowledge of his profession. His reputation & deportment in Civil life have corresponded with the expectations which might have been formed from his Military Conduct—Since the war he has resided in N york, has born various offices which he has...
From a conference with a Committee of the Senate , it is proposed to make the following alterations in the list of Officers by you nominated, for the Military establishment, which is submitted for your consideration, Captain Richard H. Greaton of the 2nd. rgt. to be withdrawn Captain John Whistler of the 1st to be introduced— Captain Campbell Smith of the 4th. to be withdrawn Captain Aaron...
General Stevens of New York has pending with the government a business of great moment , and wishes to be known to you in his true character, which is that of an upright & respectable citizen, who passed the revolutionary war with great reputation as a commander in the artillery. He is also a native of Massachusetts which may plead an apology for this representation from, Sir, Your most...
Permit me, Sir, to render you my sincere Thanks for the honor you did me in appointing me to the Office of Supervisor of the internal Revenue for the District of New York.—Being assured that the whole Office is soon to be abolished, and as I have been informed thro’ Mr. Dewitt Clinton that you entertain a favourable Opinion of my Integrity; I beg Leave to inform you that it will give me great...
The young gentleman for whom the enclosed is intended, has been recommended by Colo New for reinstatement in the Navy. With your approbation the enclosed letter shall be forwarded. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect Sir, your mo obt RC ( DLC ); in a clerk’s hand, signed by Smith; at foot of text: “Prest. UStates”; endorsed by TJ as received from the Navy Department on 30 Mch. and...
I am requested by the wife of Frederick Long to State his Case with a view to submit it to the President. at this length of time I cannot state the evidence with particularity, I can only speak generally. He was indicted upon two Counts, the one for stealing sundry articles, the other for receiving stolen goods knowing them to have been stolen. The evidence was, that he as a Cartman had...
as it has been my misfortune as yet not to obtain any Pay due a brother of mine for his services in the Continental army; and who after being taken as prisoner at the sorender of Charles Town South Carolinia: returnd to this State volentered himself with General Butler ; and in an action with the torys at Lynlys mill Lost his life—I administrator for the decd; to Major Thaus ajent for the...
Is it worth while to institute an enquiry? Banning is a very weak man. A.G. [ Reply by TJ :] I think he should be called on to shew that no inconvenience is produced by his non-residence, or be compelled to move to the port, or lose his office. MS ( NHi : Gallatin Papers); undated, but see below; on a scrap of paper, with an undated query from John Randolph to Gallatin written on the other...
North Carolina recomnds Laurence Mooney present surveyor of Winton has been absent, in Ireland, five years & his business done by deputy. he is returned and to be continued Frederick B. Sawyer present surveyor at Newbiggen Creek has removed 25 miles The above communicated by Mr. Johnson M.C. for N. Carolina who makes the enclosed recommendat[ions] MS ( DNA : RG 59 , LAR , 8:0397); undated; in...
I take the liberty to inform you that I have heard some uneasiness expressed at the arrangement of the officers made by the Secy. of War, under the law of this session . It is said that all the field officers are taken from the Eastern States. I am told they stand thus Artillery. Burbeck Col. Freeman Lt. Col. Jackson Majr. Porter ditto, Williams Massachusetts, McRea Virginia, Infantry,...
The enclosed I have received this morning . There are some incorrect statements in it with respect to me as well as yourself. His suggestions, in his opinion, ought to be regarded as Laws. I have prepared the dispatches for Capt Morris and have herewith sent them for your approbation— RC ( DLC ); undated; endorsed by TJ as received from the Navy Department on 1 Apr. 1802 and “Truxton’s...
The papers announce that the legislature is to rise in ten days. This critical and peculiar situation in which I am placed impels me, contrary to my intention, to address you once more before the conclusion of the Session. It was in the Month of Decemr. 1800, that a gentleman now in Washington then recently returned from that place, informed me here, that a number of the persons who were...
Je vous prie d’approuver que je mette sous votre enveloppe un Mémoire assez étendu que Je suis chargé de communiquer à Mr. Bushrood Washington, et qui interesse notre Ami la Fayette. J’ai déja pris la liberté de vous adresser la Lettre que le Ministre Barbé- Marbois a écrite au Général Davies, auquel je ne savais aucun autre moyen de la faire parvenir. Vous aurez sans doute eu la bonté de la...
I now inclose your account made up to the first of this month, by which there appears to be a balance due us of 45/8. The Hhd of Molasses you will observe from the account, was forwarded some days ago. The Cyder has since arrived, but we have not yet met with an opportunity of sending it up—but which shall be done by the very first that offers, together with the Corks. The bottles I am sorry...
The enclosed paper is I believe the only one printed here which contains the proceedings of the House of Commons on the provisional removal of the countervailing duties and the late arrangement respecting the sixth article— I have thought it might be agreeable to you Sir to receive the earliest intelligence on these interesting subjects and have therefore taken the liberty to send you the...
William Fitzhugh, Richard Conway, and Thomas Darne, have declined qualifying as justices of the peace for this county, in the place of those gentlemen I would propose, George Slacum, Presly Gunnell, and John Dundas, as characters best qualified in my opinion to succeed them, the two former are republicans, the latter a federalist, but who having long served the corporation as a magistrate...
J’ai oublié dans ma lettre d’hier de vous exposer ce que le service des Etats unis a couté à notre cher La Fayette. J’ai sous les yeux une note du Citoyen Morisot Avocat au Parlement qui dirigeait ses affaires d’interêt.—Cette note constate que depuis 1777 jusqu’en 1783 il a vendu pour Sept cent trente trois mille francs , ou environ cent quarante mille dollars de ses terres, et qu’il a en...
I yesterday forwarded the Cyder and Corks, together with some things written for by Mr. Randolph, at the request of your manager —by a boat belonging to one of the Faris’s . I observe in Mr. R’s list that the same number of Corks are mentioned as in yours; and as I expect they are intended for the same purpose, & bottles are not included in his—I hope they find that none will be required. I am...
I have the honor of transmitting to you herewith certain Resolutions of the Society for the Promotion of Agriculture Arts & Manufactures, which you will please to lay before the Society over which You preside & request their concurrence in the proposed measure—You will oblige our Society by causing the result thereof to be communicated to the Secretary at this City — I am with great respect...
Imperious necessity actuates me once again to address you, it’s I assure you both foreign from my feelings, & inclination to importune or trouble you on any business, more particular the present—it’s A liberty in me that causes many unpleasant sinsations, exclusive of those I feale from the reception of my last letter to you, disagreeable as it is my unfortunate condition is still more so, In...
I take up my pen not as heretofore to trouble you about myself or my affairs, but merely to inclose you for greater caution a copy of the list of seeds of which I sent you the original in my last of Jany. 23. It is at the request of M. de Liancourt who desires to obtain them for the Society of Agriculture. I mentioned to you the reasons for which he was anxious that I should obtain of you to...
I have the Honor to inform you that the letter for London which you sent me under Cover, came in time for the British Mail, which will be closed here on Wednesday the 7 inst., and go in the British Packet Lady Arabella for Falmouth. I have the Honor to be with great Respect, Sir, your most ob. & very humble Servant, RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “The Honrbl. Thomas Jefferson President of the...
J’ai reçu, le 1er aoust dernier, la lettre infiniment obligeante dont vous avez daigné m’honorer, de Washington, le 27 Juillet précédent. Mon passage de Newyork à Lorient m’a été, en conséquence, on ne peut plus agréable et je suis pénétré de reconnoissance des attentions dont m’ont comblé et me comblent encore Monsieur Livingston et sa famille. Arrivé à Paris, j’y ai présenté au Gouvernement...
Lieut: Jesse Lull having been rejected by the Senate, I take the liberty of proposing Peter Talman Capt: in the 1st. Regiment of Artillerists & Engineers, to be the first Lieut: in the Regiment of Artillery. I also take the liberty of proposing Henry Irwin of Pennsylvania, to be an Ensign in the 1st. Regt. of Infantry. Accept, Sir, the assurances of my high respect RC ( DLC ); in a clerk’s...
Mr Duane s’est chargé de vous remettre tous les ouvrages que vous m’avez demandés À l’égard de ceux que vous désirez faire venir de France Je les ai particulierement recommandés à mon Libraire, mon voyage projetée ne pouvant avoir lieu, par une Suite de Circonstances dont le detail ne Sauroit vous interesser— Jacques le Fataliste est attribué à Diderot par tous ceux qui sont familiarisés avec...
Si Votre Excellence, a la bonté de se rapeller, de moy et de m’avoir vû a Sette , lors de son retour d’un Voyage en Italie. J’espere qu’elle voudra bien pardonner, la liberté que Je prends, de luy Recommander, un honnete Laboureur nommé Raymond , natif de l’helvetie, qui v’a sétablir en Amerique avec son Epouze & ses cinq Enfants; il desire se raprocher d’une petite colonie Etablie par ses...
Your well known candor induses me, although I acknowledge it to be a painful task, to be under the disagreeable necessity, to solicit an appointment, under your administration. I am a young man, and commenced Bussiness in the Mercantile line, but, in consequence of my takeing a very active and decided part [in the] politics of the Day; became obnoxious to the Party who stile them[selves]...
I have the honor to enclose a copy of an Act, in relation to the Direct Tax, passed a few days ago, and a letter of Edward Croft, lately appointed a Commissioner for the first division of South carolina. The last section of the Act, was introduced on my particular suggestion, and with a view to the completion of the assessment in South Carolina; & I now respectfully submit to you the propriety...
The following gentleman are proposed to your consideration, as Candidates for military Agencies : (viz) For the Northern Department Peter Gansevoort , of Albany. For the middle Department William Linnard of Philadelphia. For the Southern Department Abraham D. Abrahams of Savannah. I have the honor to be, Sir, with high consideration, Yr. Obt. Servant RC ( DLC ); in a clerk’s hand, signed by...
The Case of the United States against Daniel McGinnis Daniel McGinnis having been much beat and abused by a certain James Carroll and others in the Month of July 1801 Gave information to the Grand Jury and a presentment was made by them at September Term 1801 Daniel McGinnis was recognised in the sum of fifty Dollars with John Barber and Alexander King his securities in the sum of twenty five...
Your letter inclosing Captain Lewises memorandum came to me regularly: I return him thanks for the information and express my gratitude to you for the credit you offerr me with the Georgia merchants. Long sickness or a broken limb should allways be deemed possible and provided for before hand.—Martha received the medal today: the execution is fine but Ceracchi was much better worth copying...
The Petition of James McGurk Respectfully sheweth— That he has Lately been tried in the Circuit Court of the Distorit of Columbia (for suposed murder) found guilty and sentenced to suffer death, which sentence no doubt will be put into Execution ere Long Unless Prevented by the interference of your Excellency, in whose benevelence only depends the excistance of the Unfortunate wretch James...
The paper “Sinking fund” is sent to show Steeles sentiments in 1799 & the project then existing to destroy the sinking fund. Steele did not understand fully the subject & is mistaken as to the application of a particular law; but it is immaterial to the general purpose— The letters from Baltimore give me hopes that we will not be losers by A. Brown’s failure — MS ( DLC ); entirely in...
The petition of Nathaniel Ingraham of Bristol in the District aforesaid, mariner, Respectfully sheweth, That at the February term of the District Court, for Rhode Island District, AD. 1801, an Action quitam was prosecuted against him by John West Leonard , who sued as well in behalf of the United States as of himself for the sum of Dollars:—That said Action was continued from said term to the...
Colle lettere di Milano mi pervengano sul punto che son di partenza le 2 sue dei 29 Aprile 1800 e 17 Marzo 1801. Da queste vedo, che sonosi smarrite tutte le mie dall’8 xbre 1797 al 6 xbre 1800, e che le sue pure a me dirette ànno avuta la meda. sorte. Dopo l’indicata mia del 6 xbre 800, nel mandarlene la copia, il 5 Febb. 801, aggiunsi una breve descrizione dei mali della povera Italia, dove...
While your attention is directed to so many, and such important Public objects, I feel considerable reluctance in claiming a share of it for the family of Gen: Stewart, which was known to you, and which I flatter myself you have not entirely forgotten. Permit me however with perfect reliance on your benevolence and politeness, to solicit your Patronage for the eldest son of that family; who is...
I have delayed my reply to your favour of March 22d. in order to inform myself more fully respecting some of the heads of your inquiry— My acquaintance with Dr Barnwell commenced about a year & a half since, in consequence of a communication he made to the A.P.S., which was ordered to be published, but was lost by the Printer. He has since then sometimes visited me, & conversed respecting...
I am this moment apprised that it is probable you will pass thro’ Stevensburg on the 15th. Inst: On that day, my junior pupils will undergo a public examination in the forenoon, & in the afternoon, original orations will be pronounced by the senior students. Indulging a hope, that you may find it convenient to honour the Academy with your presence, I take the liberty to observe, that few...
Shou’d the appointment of commissioners of bankruptcy be by law vested in the President of the United States, I have to request, that my son Henry Waggaman Edwards , of this city, may be appointed one of the commissioners for this district—He is well known to the Vice-President, and to Mr Granger—I am with the highest respect and most sincere regard Your Obed Servt RC ( DNA : RG 59 , LAR ); at...
Ogden versus Tucker Since Mr Ogden applied for those documents, Mr Pearson, the federalist mentioned in his letter, met Tucker & with another man’s assistance, assaulted & beat him. He was indicted & the federal Judges of the County of Burlington have fined him one dollar — Mr Ogden has called several times for an answer and he must have one. Will you be good enough to look at the two drafts...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully submits to the President of the United States the propriety of nominating a proper person to fill the office of Supervisor of the North west District. The duties have been heretofore performed by Thomas Worthington with the commission only of Inspector. But he cannot, without the commission of Supervisor, appoint collectors; and there are at present...
I have the honor of stating my ideas on the subject submitted to my consideration by your favor of yesterday. The Courts of the Columbia District, are national ones created by statute. Their powers are merely judicial, unless in particular instances particularly expressed, or necessarily implied. The mere establishment of these courts did not of course include, a particular extent of...
Upon examining the authorities I find it settled, at Common Law, 1. That the time and place of execution make no part of the Judgment in capital cases 4. Blac. Com. 404. 1 Hal. P.C. 368 . 2 Hawk. 658 2. That the Court having power to give Judgment of death, necessarily possesses the power of awarding execution 2 Hal. P.C. 406. 3. That formerly the Judge of the Court who pronounced Sentence...
Permit me to offer you the inclosed Letter which I received by yesterday’s Mail from Albany. I suspect from what Mr. L’Hommedieu has written to me, that the Conversation about an Association of Agricultural Societies which I heard from you, some time ago , has given rise to that Communication. In the absence of the President of the New York Society Mr. Livingston in France, the functions of...
I find among the papers in the council chamber an acct. adjusted by you between Houdon and the Commonwealth. Perhaps you have a copy of it at Monticello, which may be the document to which you wish to recur before you decide on his claim. If this paper is material it shall be sent to you, tho’ to me it appears as if it cod. not be, as the sole or principal question is, what the depreciation...
I had an inclination to address you for some time, I know So much of the Manœuvres of the p. office that I judged the attempt hazardous at best—if not highly dangerous—I do at this time alter my handwriting as much as possible to make the subject intelligible.—Now, to the point. The most dangerous man belonging to the City, Washington, is J Wheaton, Sergeant . his family is in Canada, his...
I have been honored with your favour of the 22d Ult. and feel, with a lively sense, the obligation I am under for the interest you were pleased to take in behalf of my friend, though the appointment has fallen on another worthy gentleman of the same name. I am not a little flattered with the notice you have taken of my cypher—Your alteration will certainly very much facilitate the labour of...