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I feel very sensibly the impropriety of Your Address to me in Senate yesterday. As it was a very indellicate departure from the line of Your Official duty, I did expect that You woud, while in the Chair, have made at least the same Apology You did out of it. Namely, that You meant me no offence. The strong desire I have of promoting and preserving harmony in that branch of the Legislature...
The Bearer of these Letters Mr. S. T. G. Mappa, late Commander of the armed citisens in the Province of Holland, was one of the most distinguished caracters of the Dutch Patriots. His abilities in different re Spects—his manners—his braverÿ & knowledge—his Sacrifices wil entitle him to your Excellencÿ’s protection. there the manÿ obligations with which your Excellency was pleased to honour me...
I am pleased to find that the President in his late Speech to both Houses of the American Parliament has specifically called their attention to Foreign Affairs and to those necessary provisions, preliminary to his nomination in that Department. The rising Consequence of this Country in the scale of Nations will doubtless be a subject of much political & commercial speculation in the European...
In may . . 89—while I was Engage in supperintending some work at the Congress House Mr Ottis requested I Should Direct the Execution of Several matter wanting in the Secretary office & committee Room’s to the Senate—Such as writing desks’s , tables & presses for papers which I accordingly ordered to be done and the cost thereof to be charged in a bill to the Senate of the United States for...
We may at length congratulate each other on well founded Expectations of a speedy Adoption of the Constitution by this State. Agreably to the Information in my last, our Genl. Assembly sat at Providence the last Week. The Opposers were to a Man upon the Ground except one Sick. The Town of Warwick having four Members, had heretofore a heavy Majority against Us, and had instructed against a...
From the knowledge I have formerly had of your benevolent disposition, & steady attention to the public good, I am encouraged to request your attention to a matter, which, if it answer the Inventor’s expectation, may be of great use in printing public securities &c, & entitle the author of the Invention to the notice of Congress.—Mr. Francis Bailey, a printer in this City, & the bearer of this...
This will be handed to you by Mr. Francis Bailey, printer of the Freemans Journal in this city. I esteem him as an intelligent, ingenious & honest man. He has lately invented a simple method of making ornaments, devices and eventypes for securities, certificates and other public papers, which cannot possibly be counterfeited. As soon as his invention shall be made known, it can be used by any...
Being on a Circuit of our Superior Courts, & finding a Vessel ready to sail for New-York, I embrace the occasion of congratulating your zeal on the effectual opperation of the federal Government. Its Quick progress to its present stage is a phenomenon in the history of Mankind. But in such new and perplexed concerns a perfect combination of the various parts cannot be expected; and it is a...
The House of Representatives have agreed to the appointment of a committee on their part, consisting of Messrs. Sherman, Thatcher, Hartley, White, and Jackson, to confer with the committee appointed on the part of the Senate, to consider and report whether or not the business begun previous to the late adjournment of Congress, shall now be proceeded in as if no adjournment had taken place....
This will be delivered to you be my esteemed Friend Mr. Nathan Reed, who was a very worthy Tutor to your eldest Son, and to mine, when at the University. He is a Gentleman whose acquaintance with the Principles of Natural Philosophy and the Mathematicks is very extensive, and he is more particularly well versed in the application of those Principles to the purposes of constructing usefull...