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As the Revenue Act has past the House & it is probable may now be before the Senate, I will take the freedom to hint to you the uneasiness that prevails here respecting the duty of 5 Cents fixed on Molasses, without permitting a drawback on the Rum exported to foreign Markets. 6 to 7000 Hhds. of Rum are exported from this State annually to foreign ports & the quantity is encreasing, as New...
By direction of the Boston Marine Society, I have the honor to forward you by the Honble. Mr. Otis a Certificate of your Admission as a Member of that Society the 6th of November 1788. I am with Respect Yr H Servt. MHi : Adams Papers.
It is sometime since I had the pleasure of addressing you but as I know it will not be displeasing to know the sentiments of your countrymen, on the determination of Congress not to assume the State Debts, I wou’d mention them.—the State Creditors think they are equally entitl’d to the benefits of the Genl. Government with the Continental Creditors. Their property or services were advanc’d for...
I have to acknowledge the Rect. of your esteem’d favor of the 20 Ulto. Our Genl. Assembly are now in session. their Conduct thus farr has been perfectly Federal, how long it may continue is uncertain. I am sorry that the assuming the State Debts & funding the Continental Debt are so long delay’d. so long as we are kept in suspence we are a prey to Speculators as most of our circulating Cash is...
By one of the last Posts by direction of the Boston Marine Society, I forwarded you a number of Papers respecting a Marine Hospital. I now forward you by the Bearer Mr Adams a Plan & Elevation of the Hospital that wou’d be erected by the Society cou’d they obtain permission you will please to make what use of it you may think proper. This Building on the place that is propos’d wou’d add...
I take the freedom to introduce to your notice Major Kent, a Grandson of the late Cap Kent of Charlestown. he goes to Philadelphia, to procure from Congress the same compensation for his services as the other Officers of the late Army receiv’d.—He enter’d the Army as a private in Col. Henry Jackson’s Regt. by his good conduct was soon promoted as an Officer and continued in the service ‘till...
A few Years since, Congress made a Treaty with the Emperor of Morocco. the Emperor, with whom that Treaty was made is since dead. the present Emperor is as much inclin’d to be friendly to the United States, as his Predicessor. but from some inattention on the Part of the United States he has never been complimented on his accession to the Throne.—by some Letters from Cadiz as late as Novr. I...
W Smith of N.H returns the enclosed letters with his respectful Compliments to the Vice-President—Mr Ames & M S have derived pleasure & improvement from the perusal They conceive that if the contents were generally known they would produce favorable impression in the public sentiments.— MHi : Adams Papers.