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I have the honor to respectfully to represent to you, that the Governor of Pennsylvania has been pleased to commit to me, the Clerkship of one of the state courts. This Appointment renders it impracticable for me to finish the business of the old revenue service of the United States. The Mass of what remains relates to the secondary & subordinate officers, who have in most instances disputed...
Since I had the honor to submit to your consideration the object to which my recent memoir related, accounts from GBritain & India, the arrival of unprivileged American Vessels with invoices of cotton wool from in our ports and other circumstances have more deeply impressed me with the importance of the Subject. I beg leave to add the enclosed document A as an appendix to the Memoir. A region...
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 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...
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,...
An affair in which I have no interest, but that of a citizen, whose property is landed, has occurred to my observation with so much force, that I have considered it a duty to attempt to attract to it the most respectable notice. It is above thirty years since I submitted to you in our return from the convention at Annapolis, that the garden cultivation of cotton on the Chesapeak bay convinced...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
I had the honor by yesterdays mail, before entering upon my Pennsylvania office, to transmit to you a letter of resignation of the office, duties and agency of Supervisor &ca. This step was taken from an apprehension that an incompatibility of that duty & agency might occasion it to be considered impracticable for me to perform them, while I was Clerk of the genl. Quarter Sessions under...
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 have the honor most respectfully to state, that the Attorney General of Pennsylvania has expressed a second Opinion, that there is an incompatibility between the Office I hold under the State & an office under the United States. Wherefore it proves, as I mentioned in my resignation of the 14th. instant, which I had the honor to transmit to you, impracticable for me to perform the remaining...
I had some time ago the honor to apply to you for the favor of Warrants, as Midshipmen in the Navy for my Sons James Sidney Coxe & Henry Sidney Coxe. As I am not acquainted with the course, which it has appeared to you proper, or which it may be found practicable to adopt in those cases, I have taken the liberty, by this mail, to request of my friend Jonathan Roberts Esquire, to enquire, in...
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...
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 have the honor to offer to you my most grateful and respectful acknowledgements for the appointments of Midshipmen, conferred upon my two Sons, James & Henry. I have the particular satisfaction to state, that Commodore Rodgers, upon the evidence of Character & preparation in the case of the elder, has been so good as to station him on board the Guerriere frigate: and that Commodore Porter,...
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...
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....
During the last twelve or fifteen months two of my sons have pressed upon me an application to the government, in their behalf, for Warrants in the Navy. I have devoted myself to the Collegiate & professional education of my seven sons (one of whom I have lost) and hoped, that they would be able to establish themselves in civil life, subject to a volunteer exertion in the military service of...
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...
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...
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 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,...
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 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,...
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:...
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...