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Mr. Hamilton will have the honor of Dining with the Vice President on the 30th. of June agreeably to his Obliging invitation. MHi : Adams-Hull Collection.
I have the honor to inform the Vice President of the United States and to request him to inform cause an intimation to be given to the Honoble The Members of the Senate that at one OClock to day, an Oration will be delivered at St Pauls Church in commemoration of the declaration of Independence by a Member of the Society of the Cincinnati and that seats are provided for his and their...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to enclose to the Vice President of the United States the letter of the Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, with that of Captain Lyde. These papers were duly transmitted to the President of the United States, but could not be attended with any favorable consequences to Captain Lyde, as a commander for the Cutter in the Massachusetts Station had...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the Vice President and sends him the report of the Trustees of the Sinking Fund with the Documents referred to in it, in Triplicates according to the direction of the Board. He begs leave to remind The Vice President that this is the last day; of course it is necessary it should be presented to day. He is sorry that it could not have been...
mr. Hamilton presents his respectful Compliments to the Vice President—He may have heared, that the Treasurer was in the Market last night and may be at a loss concerning his authority. The ground of the operation is an Act of the Board of the 15th of August last appropriating a sum between three & four hundred Thousand Dollars, which mr. Hamilton considers as any sum short of 400,000 Dollars;...
I have just received a letter from Mr. Short which I wish to submit, in order to certain measures being taken upon it, to yourself and the heads of the executive departments, in pursuance of the President’s letter of the 4th. instant, which I take it for granted has been communicated to you by the Secretary of State. I request therefore that you will please to name a time and place for the...
In pursuance of the order of the Senate, I have the honor to transmit a return of the imports of the United States, so modified as to convey a considerable portion of the information which I conceive they require. I beg leave to observe, that this document is a part of a set of papers relative to imports, exports, and tonnage, which have been some time in preparation at the treasury. Some...
I have the honor to transmit to the Senate, in further obedience to their order, an estimate exhibiting the value, at the several places of shipment , of all foreign goods, wares and merchandize imported into the United States, during the year ending on the 30th. day of September 1790. The principal objects of this document are to exhibit the portion of our consumption which is supplied by...
In further obedience to the order of the Senate, I have the honor to transmit a return of the Tonnage of all the vessels employed in the import, coasting, and fishing trades of the United States, for one year, ending on the 30th September, 1790. This document will be found to exhibit the degree in which American and foreign vessels participate in every branch of the commerce of the United...
I have the honor to inform you that I have issued a warrant for the sum of five thousand two hundred and fifty six dollars in favor of the Secretary of the Senate (Samuel A. Otis Esq.) for the purpose of discharging the compensations due to the members of that body, grounded upon a pay roll certified by you to the 30th. ultimo inclusive. I take the liberty of communicating to the Senate that...
In obedience to the order of the Senate I have the honor to transmit you sundry papers relative to the exportation of fish. With perfect respect I have the honor to be, Sir / Your most obedt. / and most humble servt. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
In obedience to the order of the Senate, of the 8th instant, I have the honor to transmit thirteen returns exhibiting, as accurately as practicable, the various descriptions of vessels employed during the year ending the 30th September, 1790, in the import trade of each State at that time comprehended in the Union, together with the foreign places from whence they departed for the United...
In further pursuance of the order of the Senate, of the 8th instant, I have the honor to transmit a return of the exports from the United States, for one year, ending the 30th September, 1791, exhibiting the islands and countries to which those exports have been shipped. This document is completed so far as the returns have been received at the Treasury; but an additional is yet to be made of...
You will find enclosed your account, which I take the liberty to send, lest by not adverting to the state of it, some inconvenience might insue. You are I presume aware, that Mr. Clinton is to be your Competitor at the next election. I trust he could not have succeeded in any event, but the issue of his late election will not help his cause. Alas! Alas! If you have seen some of the last...
I have been duly favoured with your letter of the 4th Instant. A warrant for 1000 dollars in your favour has issued. If any authorisation from you had been sent to your Son or anyone else, your signature on the warrant would have been unnecessary. But as it is, it will be indispensable. Perhaps however the Treasurer may pay in expectation of it. The Question when the Vice President entered...
I trust you are sufficiently convinced of my respect for and attachment to you to render an apology for the liberty, I am going to take unnecessary—I learnt with pain that you may not probably be here ‘till late in the session—I fear that this will give some handle to your enemies to misrepresent—And though I am persuaded you are very indifferent personally to the event of a certain election,...
I have the honor to transmit herewith, persuant to the order of the Senate, of yesterday, the following documents—viz Books, No 1 and 2 , containing the current Cash Account between the United States and the Bank of the United States from the commencement of the operations of that Institution until this day. Files A, B, C, D A containing a series of accounts beginning the 16th of June 1792 and...
An order of yesterday from the House of Representatives renders it necessary that I should have recourse to the Treasurers Bank Books and the Accounts of the several Offices of Discount and Deposit which were lately transmitted to the Senate. I request that the Senate will be pleased to cause them to be returned. After the purpose has been answered they will be sent again to the Senate for...
By order of the President of the United States, I have the honor to transmit herewith... I. Copies of a power given by him to the Secretary of the Treasury for the time being dated the 28th of August 1790, for the negotiation of the loans authorized by the laws of the 4th and 12th of August 1790 and of certain instructions relative thereto dated on the same day. II. Copies of an authority...
In pursuance of the first part of the order of the Senate of the 23d of January past, I have the honor to send herewith Sundry Statements marked A, AB, B, a, D, E, F, and I beg the permission of the Senate to add the Copy of a letter dated yesterday; which served to transmit duplicates of the same documents of the House of Representatives; and which contains some explanation of them; a...
I have the honor to transmit herewith in further pursuance of the order of the Senate of the 23rd January past, three several statements marked A. B. C— A being a general account of Revenue and appropriation; exhibiting on one side all the Income of the United States, except from the proceeds of Loans foreign & domestic; to the end of the year 1792, on the other the respective amounts of all...
I have the honor to transmit herewith copies of sundry communications lately made to the House of Representatives, containing further information on subjects which appear to have been objects of inquiry before the Senate. I add the copy of the Treasurer’s last quarterly account heretofore omitted. With perfect respect / I have the honor to be Sir / Your most Obedient / & humble St DNA : RG...
I have the honor to transmit herewith at as early a period, as the possession of the necessary returns, have enabled me, sundry statements of the salaries, fees, emoluments, &c of persons holding civil offices under the United States, pursuant to an order of the Senate of the 7th of May last, and to be / with perfect Respect / & Esteem, / Sir / Your Obedt Servt DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S....
I have the honor to transmit to you a return of the Exports of the United States for one Year ending on the 30th: day of September 1792, exhibiting the Quantity of the various Articles thereof exported to the home dominions, and to the Colonial Dominions of all the foreign Nations with whom the United States have commercial intercourse.— I have the honor to be, / With perfect Respect, / Sir— /...
Having made the necessary examination into the means possessed by the Treasury for complying with a late order of the Senate and of the time which would be requisite for preparing them, I have the honor now to communicate the result— Several Custom-house returns of Exports amounting to a large sum having been rendered for a term longer than a quarter; it is found impossible to make up that...
I have received a late order of the Senate on the subject of a Petition of Arthur Hughes. Diligent search has been made for such a Petition, and it has not been found. Neither have I now a distinct recollection of ever having seen it. Whether therefore it may not have originally failed in the transmission to me, or may have become mislaid by a temporary displacement of the papers of my...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred the petition of Elisha Bennett, by an order of the Senate of the 20th. of November 1792, thereupon Respectfully Reports That the claim of the Petitioner is one, to the adjustment of which the power of the Treasury is competent. That it has been rejected at the Auditors Office for the following reasons— The only paper in that Office relating to...
The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by the Senate the petition of Barent I Staats respectfully reports thereupon as follows— The claim of the petitioner appears to be one of those, for the due consideration and adjustment of which, provision is made by the Act passed the 12th. of February 1793 relative to claims against the United States not barred by any act of Limitation, and...
Vice President—sends him a memoir which is the work of a Mr. La Rocque a French Gentleman who is said to be charged with exploring the ground for extensive Speculations in our vacant lands &c and which the Author is desirous of having placed under the eye of the Senate—How this can be done the Vice President can best judge or whether at all. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I beg leave through you to inform the Senate..... that pursuant to the second Section of the Act establishing the Treasury Department which expressly makes it the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury “to digest and prepare plans for the improvement and management of the Revenue and for the Support of public Credit ”... I have digested and prepared a plan, on the basis of the actual revenues ,...
Agreeably to the order of the Senate, I have the honor to transmit the plan for the support of Public Credit announced in my letter of the 16th instant together with sundry Statements connected with it—and to be Sir / Your most obedient & / humble servant DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
In obedience to the Resolution of the Senate of the United States of the 18th of February 1793—I have the honor to transmit to you herewith—A Report on the Memorial of a number of the Inhabitants of the States of Connecticut & Rhode Island, praying that a Light House may be erected at the expence of the United States, on Watch Hill in the State of Rhode Island. I am Sir, / With the truest...
1) Dr. Pierre Van Cortlandt Cr. £     1784 Feby To this sum due for the Clerkship of his son P. V. Cortlandt commenced 150     Dr. Jacob LeRoy & Sons Cr. 1784 To this sum due for the Clerkship of his son Jas. LeRoy commenced this day 150     this sum given up as Mr. LeRoy did not continue his Clerkship 150     May To opinion given in the case of Kelly & Lot 1.10.0 
I arrived My Dear Betsey at this place yesterday Evening not so much fatigued as I expected to have been but with my Cold somewhat increased. I am however better to day and hope to finish my business so as to return on Thursday. If a Vessel offers at the time and a fair wind I may take that mode of conveyance. I hope you have been attentive to your medicine. Remember Mrs. Powel on the...
In conformity to the intimation you were pleased to honor me with on evening last I have reflected on the etiquette proper to be observed by the President and now submit the ideas which have occurred to me on the subject. The public good requires as a primary object that the dignity of the office should be supported. Whatever is essential to this ought to be pursued though at the risk of...
The interview between us yesterday was altogether unexpected. I thought it proper to be candid. But I trust you will consider what I said as confidential. I mean to consult mutual friends; and to act agreeably to the most scrupulous delicacy. My final determination shall be communicated. If Whatever may be the issue it shall not be my fault, if it causes any interruption of that friendly...
I am miserable My beloved angel that I cannot yet come to you; but this abominable business still detains us & will do it for some days. I would willingly endure the fatigue of a journey to visit you, if it were but for a minute; but such is my situation and the expectation of those for whom I act, that I cannot get away for an hour. It cannot however much longer keep me from my beloved; and...
Eulogium on the late Major General Greene There is no duty that could have been assigned to me by this Society, which I should execute with greater alacrity than the one I am now called upon to perform. All the motives capable of interesting an ingenuous and feeling mind conspire to prompt me to its execution. To commemorate the talents virtues and exploits of great and good men is at all...
I received your letter by the last Post but one. I immediately sat about circulating an idea, that it would be injurious to the City to have Duane elected—as the probability was, that some very unfit character would be his successor. My object was to have this sentiment communicated to our members. But a stop was put to my measures, by a letter received from Burr, announcing that at a general...
Projet de M. hamilton, pour liquider les arrérages de la dette tant domestique qu’Etrangére des Etats Unis. Observations de M. de Moustier à ce sujet. Le 13. de ce mois, M. Hamilton à qui j’avois été faire la veille mon compliment sur sa nomination à la place de Secretaire du Departement des Finances, vint chés moi et m’entretint du projet qu’il avoit de proposer que le Congrès fit un emprunt...
[ New York, September 13, 1789. On September 19, 1789, Delany wrote to Hamilton : “I acknowledge the recpt of Yours … of the 13th Inst, one by the Post covering a Letter to the Comptrolle[r].” Letter not found. ] Delany was appointed collector of customs at Philadelphia on August 4, 1789.
Permit me to congratulate you on your appointment as Treasurer of the United States, and to assure you of the pleasure I feel in anticipating your co-operation with me in a station, in which a character like yours is so truly valuable. I need not observe to you how important it is, that you should be on the ground as speedily as possible. The call for your presence you will be sensible, is...
To the President, Directors & Company of the Bank of New York. Pay to Samuel Meredith Treasurer of the United States, or Order, the Sum of Twenty thousand Dollars; being the Amount of a Loan agreed to be made by the said Bank to the Secretary at War, in pursuance of an Appropriation made by an Act of Congress of the twentieth day of August 1789: for which this shall be your Warrant. Given...
You will probably have learned ere this reaches you, my appointment to the Office of Secretary of the Treasury. To the acceptance of this arduous trust, I have been not a little encouraged by the hope that my inviolable attachment to the principles which form the basis of public credit is so well and so generally understood as to insure me the confidence of those who have it most in their...
It is with pleasure I am able to inform you that you have been appointed Auditor in the Department of the Treasury. The salary of this office is 1500 Dollars. Your friends having expressed a doubt of your acceptance, I cannot forbear saying, that I shall be happy to find the doubt has been ill founded; as from the character I have received of you, I am persuaded you will be an acquisition to...
Having in consequence of my appointment as Secretary of the Treasury determined on William Duer Esquire as my Assistant, I have concluded from his situation with the late board that a delivery of the books papers and seal belonging to the department should be made to him. If this mode is agreeable to you I need only add that he is authorised on my part to carry it into execution. I have the...
The exigencies of Government require that I should without delay be informed of the amount of the Duties which have accrued in the several States, and of the Monies which have been already received in payment of them, and the periods at which the remainder will fall due. In this absolute precision is not expected, but a General Statement accurate enough in the main to be relied on. I request...
Mr. Hamilton will be obliged to Mr. Otis for certified extracts from the journals of the Senate respecting his own appointments that of the Door Keep Assistants &c & will be glad to know whether he has any & what Clks & when appointed. He wishes this information without delay. Friday Morning AL , RG 46, First Congress, 1789–1791, Letters Relating to Fiscal Matters, National Archives. Otis was...
[To the Speaker of the House of Representatives] The Secretary of the Treasury , in obedience to the Order of the House of Representatives of the 17th instant, Respectfully reports, That the schedule No. 1, contains an estimate of the total expenditure of the civil list, for the present year, amounting to two hundred and forty-three thousand three hundred and thirty-three dollars, and 78...
First. In relation to the late Government . For Congress Dol. 90ths. Dol. 90ths. THE annual allowance made by the United States, in Congress assembled, the 23d August 1787, including the salaries of the private Secretary & Steward, house rent, and expences of the household, is thereby fixed at 8,000 dollars per annum; which being estimated to the 3d of March, the time fixed for proceedings to...