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I have the honor respectfully to submit to your consideration the inclosed Memoir. A few hundred copies have been prepared in order to subject it to the examination of my fellow citizens and to the judgment of gentlemen in public life. Enquiries into the means of attaining public good, and escaping public evil, can never do harm and may be useful if made with sobriety, honesty & industry. If...
As it is possible, that the bill to create a quartermasters department may become a law, and its operation upon my situation will be the most unexpected & inconvenient, I do myself the honor to submit myself to your consideration as a candidate for the office of Deputy Quarter Master at this place. I shall be willing, to obtain subsistence for myself & family, to perform any or all of the...
Ca. 26 May 1810. Discusses the need to encourage American manufactures and encloses some observations on a treasury report on the same subject. Lists merchandise now imported that might be produced in America (linen, iron, hemp, liquors), since European sources are likely to be cut off by war. Also stresses the need to encourage manufactures that will supply the means of national defense....
It would be a matter of surprize to you, if you were to learn that any person, who ever felt a solicitude for the public happiness & safety, were easy in the recent state of our foreign affairs. The provision in the treaty dismembring the Dutch Country on the avowed ground of a rule drawn from the French constitution . between France & Holland, the complicated but consolidated power of France...
The great intrinsic importance of Banking institutions, both associated and incorporated, will be considered, I trust, by you as a sufficient apology for this respectful solicitation of a small portion of your valuable time. The system of commerce and credit, and the laws of property in the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland have been considered, as on the whole, the most perfect in...
I have the honor to inclose to you a copy of a paper, which is written, in part, with a view to exemplify the mode in which it is considered, that the press and the operations of the offices or of some proper agents ought steadily to develope the cardinal truths and the practical details, on which are to be founded those vast and important aids, which internal trade can afford to Agriculture....
It is with sincere reluctance, that I trouble you upon the subject of a vacancy which I am told has been created, this day. It is understood that Capt. C. Irvine has been appointed Commissary Genl. I submit myself to your consideration for the office of Supt of military stores, of the duties of which I have had many occasions to think and much opportunity to acquire information. Tho it is not...
I am astonished to learn that Mr. B. Mifflin deputy Commy died yesterday suddenly. I entreat your consideration of my name for the office, or for that of Mr. Duncan, under all the circumstances of my family. I say with Sincerity that the times require my appointment to the D. Commys. office. Mr. Irvine is a mere lawyer, unacquainted with the walks of trade. I write at the dawn of day, having...
I had the honor to write you a hasty line at day light yesterday morning. Suffer me to obtrude upon you a few personal and public considerations. I sincerely believe that a considerable portion of our present difficulties have arisen from the injuries to the operations & system of supply, which have grown out of the measures since the spring of 1809 upon the subject of its organization. I am...
It is only from a desire to reserve from the public files of the war department an application, which might wear the appearance of complaint, where none is intended, that I have ventured to do my self the honor to address the requests in this letter to you. In the week preceding the cessation of my operations as Purveyor, I made applications to the war department for the name of an officer...
I respectfully trust you will excuse this second letter, when you know the circumstances, under which it is written. Since I had the honor to address you on the 17th. Instant, I have received very urgent tho’ polite applications from Jacob Eustis, Esquire, of Boston, Messrs. Gansevort & Lagrange of Albany & Aaron R. Levering, Esquire, of Baltimore all late agents for this office to Settle or...
Mr. Eustis, the late Secretary of War, on his way to Boston, remained two or three days here. During the time I conversed unreservedly with him. He informed me that it had been understood at Washington that I was in a very good way in business. I had no opportunity to learn from what source such a representation could have arisen. I understood that it had reached you & was probably credited by...
I really am unable to excuse myself, in my own mind, for the troublesome applications I have so repeatedly made to you. I have presumed far, in offering objects for my own benefit to your consideration. But the close of the busy and anxious session of congress, and the tranquil commencement of your new term, seem to make the present time a season of less pressing engagement, and I yield once...
In the course of my reflections upon the intended negociations at St. Petersburg, I find my mind equally solicitous for a pacific issue , and for an issue, which may be found regular at public law, as it was received and considered in 1783 & from thence till the commencement of the wars which have arisen from the late European revolutions. The Former object of solicitude is immediate peace:...
Mr Coxe has the honor respectfully to transmit the enclosed to the President, as the best disposition he can make of it, within the views of the writer. Mr. Coxe begs leave to remark, that he does not remember any thing very material, in the case of the gentleman applying, but believes he was employed in the care of the small foreign distillery near to Charleston. Mr. Coxe cannot suppress his...
I hope this letter will find you restored to that state of health which your personal happiness, and those of your family and your country require. The new revenues will occasion the want of suitable officers for a very difficult service. I have not seen any of the bills which create the offices. I understand that the office of Commissioner of the Revenue is restored, that there will be no...
I am encouraged by your goodness, expressed thro Mr Gallatin, to trouble you with a letter on the same subject as my last, after having obtained from my brother, of the House of Reps., the loan of his file of bills in relation to the revenues, and offices creating at this session. I have read & considered the bill relative to the office I formerly held, and I perceive that it is wisely...
I hope and trust, that the air and partial relaxation of Montpelier have restored you to the blessings of health, under the advantages of a constitution, which, tho not robust, has never been in any degree sacrificed to irregularity. Having seen the various laws in relation to the new revenues, which have been enacted, and hoping that you will indulge me with a few minutes upon my own subject,...
I presume you will receive, by the mail of this day, or tomorrow an account of the death of Gen. Macpherson. It took place last Night at his country house, near this city. This event has brought up to my mind the permission, which I had the honor to receive from you through Mr. Gallatin—to address you on the subject of the office on the expected occurrence of the event. Since Providence has...
I had the honor to receive your commission, of the 8th. instant for the office of Collector of the direct tax & internal revenues, thro the hands of the commissioner, to whom, in compliance with his printed circular, I made known my acceptance of that office instantly, by the return of the mail. I also proceeded to prepare & perform such other things, as the laws and instructions pointed out,...
It has been my lot to be a trespasser upon your goodness, which has been very great and to my whole family most important. An opportunity this day presents of avoiding the possible chance of objections that do not arise in your circle of authority. The post office in this city is vacated by the death of Capt. Robert Patton. It is a permanent office. It is I believe a valuable one. It is in the...
I think it my duty confidentially to make known to you, that I have drawn a respectful memorial to the S. of the U.S. upon the subject of the difficulties, which I conjectured would arise there, and some which from symptoms I suspect, base and malignant as they are, to have been imposed upon that honorable body. How highly ought I, under all the circumstances with which you are surrounded to...
A real necessity for relief, and not an intention to injure any one obliges me to make the address, which I have now the honor to present, with the most sincere regret. You will remember, that in the latter part of March 1812, a law was passed to abolish the Purveyors office and establish those of a commissary general & deputies. In the beginning of April W. Jones Esqre was appointed Commy...
I respectfully request permission to submit to your perusal the enclosed papers, merely for information. You will appreciate the injury to the service & myself from the unprecedented exclusion of a late officer from his books and papers. Mr. Mifflin, late deputy commissary, who first made the obstructions appears on the books a debtor in $444. & never returned an answer to my request that he...
In proportion as new, solemn and unlooked for duties and trials come upon you, I find myself supported by my confidence in your heart and mind and public & personal exertions. Three of my sons are gone to the field in the Philada. volunteer corps which marched last week, one remains assistant Secy to the general committee of defence, and is enrolled in a company which forms part of stationary...
The inclosed view of the British population is most respectfully submitted, at this crisis. Physical strength, except as to recruits to serve in the Atlantic, tho less than among the whites is a fair item, in relation to estimates of the value of even the E. Indian population. Seapoys, sailors, cutters of ship timber &ca are commonly derived from that country. But if we consider all the...
The Comme. of Defense determined, on Thursday (I think), the 15th., to request a comme: from each ward to be appointed to receive from them a communication, which they could not make publickly. Saturday, at 10. OClock, was appointed to make it: Committees were to be appointed in the short interval by the 120.000 persons (or the freemen among them) in the city and various suburbs. Notices were...
Mr. Cose most respectfully requests the favor of the President to peruse, in the democratic press of this 24 Septr., a paper on the subject of “ the balance of Naval power ” in the whole or parts of the 1. 2. 3 & 4th. inner Columns. This great and costly power, he humbly conceives, should be thoroughly investigated. It was new in 1791. It is so large & has so many sides, as not to be very...
From my knowledge of the Reverend Mr. W. White, Commr. of Loans & of John White Esqr Collector of the Revenue, I beg leave, on their application, respectfully to submit to you an opinion, that a Son & Nephew of those two gentlemen will be a safe & proper person to receive the honor of a place in the Corps of Cadets. I have the honor to be, Sir, your most respectful Servant, RC ( DNA : RG 94,...
The admission of new states, and particularly of Louisiana, and the representation, on consideration of slaves having been incorrectly used to create eastern dissatisfaction, in this Crisis of our country, it has appeared to be a duty to give those two points a careful examination. The inclosed paper relates to one of them, but it takes one more to do bare justice to that perverted topic. It...