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From a letter which I have lately received from Doctr Stuart, I learn that depredations continue to be made upon my land on four mile run, in the County of Fairfax; & that you were so obliging as to inform him, that you would use your endeavours to rescue it from further injury if I should request it. This offer is kind, and I thank you for having had the goodness to make it; and do hereby...
It was with sincere pleasure I received your letter from Boston; and with a heart of affection I welcome you to this country. Considerations of a political nature, added to those which were assigned by yourself or Mr Frestal of a sort more private but not less interesting to your friends left no doubt in my mind of the propriety of your remaining incog. until some plan advantageous to yourself...
I have waited (perhaps with more forbearance than I ought) to see, if without an application on my part, you would come forward with the Rents you owe me. As you have not done this, and no intimation of your intention to do it; and as it is not unfair to conclude from hence, that you mean to postpone the payment of them until the price of Tobo is at a low ebb, & then to discharge the whole in...
You inform me that you have it in contemplation to leave the United States for a time, if not forever; and request from me "such a testimonial of your character & conduct as justice may entitle you to." I know, sir, and with pleasure bear testimony to your patriotism, & to your bravery in action in the defence of the rights & liberties of your Country. In the offices you have held, military &...
Not knowing where to direct to your Brother Howell, I put my letter to him, under cover to you—and leave it open for your perusal. to be sealed before delivery. I have not the least knowledge of Mrs Dubarry—or the circumstance she relates—but, if her claim is just, I hope your Brother has more honor than to keep her out of it. Your letter of the 19th has been duly received—I hope Mrs Lewis’s...
I have received your letter of the 1st of December, and thank you as well for the readiness with which you have complied with my request to undertake the letting of my lands in your neighbourhood, as for the disposition which you express to render your best services in this way. In my letter to you of the 25 of June last (a duplicate of which was committed to the care of Mr Moore in August) I...
Your letter of the 10th instant I received after I had commenced my journey for Philadelphia. And being detained on the Road (at Spurrie[r]s Tavern by rain), I acknowledge the receipt of it, with a view principally, to let you know that you have furnished me with no data on which to decide whether I will take General Spottswoods horse, or not. You say his price was so far beyond what you...
Your letter of the 24th instant was received this day. It was not, I conceive, the intention of the Law which established the Seat of the general Government, that the President of the United States should enter into the detail of the business for the execution of which Commissioners were appointed. But it certainly is his duty, when charges of malpractice, or improper conduct are exhibited...
As I know you are well acquainted with the lands, and the encreased price of them, of late, in the vicinity of the Great falls of Potomack, I take the liberty of asking your opinion of the value of a small tract of (about) 300 acres, which I hold in Loudoun County, at difficult bridge, on the road from Alexandria to Leesburgh. That you may be enabled the better to judge of this matter, I shall...
Your favor of the 18th instt enclosing a statement of sales of lots in Coxburgh, belonging to us, has been duly received; and I thank you for the particular manner in which they are rendered. I did not mean to give you so much trouble. To know summarily what had been sold, and what remained on hand, was all I had in view. I hereby acknowledge the receipt of a Bank note (New York) for Sixteen...
Mr. Hammond starts three to one against you. RC ( DLC : TJ Papers, 79: 13729); undated; endorsed by TJ as received 1 Dec. 179[1]. Recorded in SJPL under that date. Washington’s note was a commentary on George Hammond’s 30 Nov. 1791 letter to TJ on alleged American violations of the Treaty of Paris.
The President requests Mr. Jefferson would bring with him the French Minister’s letter , communicating his powers to enter upon a New, and liberal Commercial Treaty. RC ( DLC ); partially dated; addressed: “Mr. Jeffer[son]”; endorsed by TJ as received 23 Aug. 1793. Recorded in SJPL . French Minister’s Letter : Edmond Charles Genet to TJ, 23 May 1793 .
I nominate, Ebenezer Tucker, of New Jersey, to be Collector and Inspector of the Revenue for the District of Little Egg harbour in that State. Roger Boyce, of Maryland, to be Collector and Inspector of the Revenue for the district of Havre de Grace, in Maryland. Asa Andrews, of Massachusetts, to be Collector and Inspector of the Revenue for the District of Ipswich in Massachusetts. DNA : RG...
In answer to your enquiry Concerning the Land I Sold to you, last year, I can inform you from my own Knowledge. It is part of the great dismal Swamp, about Miles from Norfolk Convenient to the Canal now Cutting, its soil extremely rich Covered with Cypress & Juniper, the under growth Cane &c. I am sir Yrs &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Letter not found: to unknown recipient, 27 Sept. 1792. Sold by Leavitt, Strebeigh & Co., New York, item 501, 15–17 Mar. 1869. Listed as “A.L.S, ‘G. W——n,’ 1 p. 4to, Mount Vernon.”
The address on the subject of my retirement which you have done me the honor to enclose by direction of the General Assembly of Virginia was received on the 25th. My acknowledgment of it is committed to your care—and for the polite and flattering manner in which you have executed the direction of the Legislature I pray you to accept my best thanks, and all the good wishes of Gentlemen Your...
At as early an hour this evening as you can make it convenient, I should be glad to see you. yrs sincerely & affecly Sparks transcript , MH . The only year of GW’s presidency in which 13 Dec. fell on a Tuesday was 1791.
Colo. Pickering will attend to the Suggestion of Mr McHenry, & then Return the letter, directed to Colo. T. Blount back, as requested. If there are any authorities which can be consulted on the Remonstrance of Mr Vear, it might be well to have recourse to them. The opinion I gave was from what I conceive to be consistent with propriety and us but, though I have no reason to it, it is always...
[ Philadelphia, November 28, 1795. Second letter of November 28 not found. ] In the “List of Letters from G—— Washington to General Hamilton,” Columbia University Libraries, two letters to H from Washington for November 28, 1795 , are listed.
In reply to your statement of the case of the Cadets, in the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers; I give it as my opinion that no promotion of them should take place at present, under the circumstances you have related. When I return to Philadelphia, it will be expected that you will bring forward the general plan for new modeling the Army agreeably to the late Act of Congress, at which time...
[ Philadelphia, September 6, 1796. Second letter of September 6 not found. ] In the “List of Letters from G—— Washington to General Hamilton,” Columbia University Libraries, two letters from Washington to H September 6, 1796, are listed.
As I cannot, without peculiar inconvenience to my private concerns, remain in this City beyond sunday next, I desire that all the business in your department which calls for my immediate attention, may be presented to me in the course of this week. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
The P——— would be glad to see Mr. Jefferson immediately, and requests him to bring the Copy of the P———t’s letter to the French King with him. RC ( DLC ); addressed: “Mr. Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 12 Mch. 1792. Entry in SJPL reads: “G. W. to Th: J. desiring to bring the Pr’s letter to the K. of France.”
The President of the United States has this day approved of, and affixed his signature to, the act, entitled “An act for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States. ” Printed Source--Senate Journal.
Hurried in closing my dispatches for the Post Office on Wednesday, I enclosed for you a wrong paper. The proper one is now sent, and I request that the other may be returned to. Gentlemen Your Most Obedt Servt NNGL .
I have directed my private Secretary to lay before you, a copy of the adoption, by the Legislature of South Carolina, of the articles proposed by Congress to the legislatures of the several states, as amendments to the constitution of the United States; together with the copy of a letter from the Governor of the state of South Carolina to the President of the United States, which have lately...
I nominate James A. Thompson to be collector and Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Yeocomico in Virginia vice Vincent Redman resigned. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I nominate David Russell of the State of Vermont to be Inspector of South Hero in the District of Vermont. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
The attachment, expressed by the resolutions of Shenandoah County, to the Constitution of the U. States; the importance of cultivating peace & harmony with all the world, by just & honorable means; and the grateful acknowledgment of the services rendered by the French nation, meet my full assent. For the favorable sentiments towards myself, I must entreat you, Sir, to communicate my thanks to...
The enclosed will, I think, throw the labouring Oar upon Mr. H—— and is approved of accordingly. RC ( DLC ); partially dated; addressed: “Secrety. of State”; endorsed by TJ as “recd. July 6. 92. on T.J’s lre of July 6. 92 to Mr Hammond.” Recorded in SJPL .
Letter not found: to Alexander Hamilton, 22 March 1796. On 24 March, Hamilton wrote GW: “I had the honor to receive yesterday your letter of the 22.”
I learn with much satisfaction from your letter of April 28. that you propose to undertake a history of the American revolution, and shall with pleasure procure you any aids I can towards the faithful execution of the work. I will therefore desire the heads of the Executive departments to communicate to you such papers of useful information in their respective offices as they, in their...
If you see any objections to the propositions contained in the enclosed pray furnish me with them as soon as convenient as I want to return an answer without delay. Yours &ca ALS , DLC : Jefferson Papers. According to Jefferson’s docket, he received this letter later this date. For the enclosed letter, see Alexander Hamilton to GW, 3 June . For Jefferson’s reply, see his letter to GW of 5 June .
If Mr Madison could make it convenient to spare half an hour from other matters, G. W. would be glad to see him at 11 oclock to day. AL (photocopy), NjP : Armstrong Photostats; AL , sold by Christie, Manson & Woods, International, Inc, 1993. No evidence has been found confirming the subject of this meeting.
The period not being yet arrived when the extension of the commerce of the United States in the Mediterranean may render a formal connection between them & malta important and reciprocally useful, I have only to acknowledge the receipt of your letter dated the 25th of february 1796; and to inform you, that it will be transferred to my Successor in Office, who will consider when it will be...
Letter not found: to Clement Biddle, 9 Sept. 1790. On Tuesday, 14 Sept. 1790, Biddle mentioned in a letter to Tobias Lear that he “had a few Lines from the President at Baltimore dated on Thursday.” GW’s letter to Biddle probably covered his 9 Sept. 1790 letter to David & Francis Clark (see Tobias Lear to GW, 26 Sept. 1790, n.7 ).
The President of the United States has this day approved and signed a resolution, which originated in the Senate, requesting that the President of the United States would cause to be communicated to the National Assembly of France the sense which Congress have of the tribute paid to the memory of Benjamin Franklin.” Printed Source--Senate Journal.
If you should have leizure between this and my return, to furnish me with your thoughts on Mr. Arthur Youngs queries (Transmitted to you some time ago) It would enable me to solve his questions soon afterwards. Yours always and sincerely RC ( NNP ); at foot of text: “Mr. Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 24 June 1793. For Young’s queries , see enclosure to Washington to TJ, 13 May 1793 .
Mr Dandridge having rejoined my family again, preceeds me to Philadelphia, in order to bring up, & facilitate my Recording. He will ease you of the trouble of Supplying Mr Kitts weekly calls; by placing the money you have receivd on my private account, in his hands, & furnishing him with more, if necessary, on account of my compensation as formerly. With very great esteem & regard I am Dear...
The President’s best respects and thanks to Mrs Powell, for the perusal of the Pamphlets herewith, accompany their return. AL , ViMtvL . The pamphlets have not been identified.
I am grieved to find that Mr. Short was, on the 22d. of April, without his Commission and Instructions—and that Mr. Morris was not then in Paris. RC ( DLC ); undated; addressed: “Secretary of State”; note by TJ at foot of text: “It proved afterwards that the ship carrying the instructions was wrecked”; endorsed by TJ as received 29 June 1792 and so recorded in SJL . Recorded in SJPL .
[ Mount Vernon, October 23, 1793. Letter not found. ] “List of Letters from G—— Washington to General Hamilton,” Columbia University Libraries.
Letter not found: to Anthony Whitting, 8 Jan. 1792. GW wrote Bushrod Washington on 8 Jan. 1792 : “Mr Whiting . . . is directed in a letter of this date, to wait upon Colo. Little.” Whitting himself alluded to the missing letter in his letters to GW of 15 and 22 January.
The enclosed Instructions for Mr Ellicot (as now amended) are approved—I was out when they came, or they would have been returned sooner. MHi .
Letter not found: to Tobias Lear, c.30 Mar. 1793. In a letter to Lear of 30 Mar. , GW wrote that because “the trifling incidents wch happened to occur on the road being related in the enclosed letter, I shall conclude.”
I have received your letter of yesterday’s date, and approving the measures sugg[e]sted therein, desire you will make arrangements for carrying them into effect with as little loss of time as may be. LB , DNA : RG 59, George Washington’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State. Jefferson’s letter to GW of 6 Sept. has not been found.
Pray send me Mr. Hammond’s communications to you on Thursday and your letter to him in answer;—and let me See you at Eight ’O clock this Morning. Yrs. RC ( DLC ); partially dated; addressed: “Mr. Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 7 July 1792. Recorded in SJPL . The President wished to see the British minister’s 5 July letter to TJ and TJ’s 6 July response , both of which dealt with the...
The President of the United States presents his best respects to the Governor, and has the honor to inform him that he shall be at home ’till 2 o’clock. The President of the United States need not express the pleasure it will give him to see the Governor—but, at the same time, he most earnestly begs that the Governor will not hazard his health on the occasion. Copy, DLC:GW . For background to...
Philadelphia, July 19, 1794. “Pay to The Director of the Mint, one thousand eight hundred & thirty five Dollars and thirty three Cents, to be applied to the purposes of that Establishment.” LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. David Rittenhouse.
The President presents his compliments to Mr Bingham. Takes the liberty of troubling him with the care of the enclosed letter to General Knox; and of wishing him, Mrs Bingham and the Party, a pleasant Journey, and Safe return. Recollecting that Mr Bingham, some days ago, was making some enquiries on the Subject of Manures, and having had several Copies of a propd Report sent to him by Sir John...