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I am just favd. with yours of the 30th. inst: and am glad to find your sentiments so decided as to the power of removal by the Presidt. Every letter to me, and as far as I know to others here, from Virga. ratifies the propriety of the decision of Congress. Our last discussions of moment have turned on the Compensations. The bill as gone to the Senate, allows Six dollars a day to the members of...
[ Philadelphia, May 8, 1794. On May 19, 1794, Carrington wrote to Hamilton : “Yours of the 8th. Instant covering a letter for Mr. Augustine Davis the post Master at this place was recd.” Letter not found. ] Davis was postmaster at Richmond, Virginia.
Accompanying this, I send a Letter by post to The Secy of State. I request the favor of you if there should be a probability of its remaining two or three days in the post office at Richmond waiting the regular post to Charlottsville, or on any other accot to have it directly conveyed to mr Jefferson by Express—in which case you will be good enough to let me Know the expense which may be...
[ Philadelphia, March 21, 1791. On April 4, 1791, Carrington wrote to Hamilton : “The private letter which you was so good as to accompany your Official communication with.…” Private letter not found. ] H to Carrington, March 21, 1791 .
Your letter of the 2d instant came duly to hand, and I shall wait the result of the proposed enquiry, respecting Colo. Innes, which I wish might be soon. The compliance with one request oftentimes begets another, and that is the case at present. You know, full well, that the office of State is vacant; but you may not know that I find difficulty in filling it. In the appointments to the great...
[ Philadelphia, June 15, 1793. On July 2, 1793, Carrington wrote to Hamilton : “I am favored with yours of the 15th. June.” Letter not found. ]
Although I have little reason to hope that, the offer I am going to make you will meet your approbation; yet, from full conviction in my mind, that no one could, or would discharge so important a trust with more energy and propriety than yourself, I am induced to make it. It is of the highest consequence to this Union, and to the Southern States in particular, that the public buildings in the...
[ Philadelphia, December 19, 1794. On December 26, 1794, Carrington wrote to Hamilton : “I have been favored with yours of the 19th. Instant.” Letter not found. ]
Letter not found. 2 January 1791. Acknowledged in Carrington to JM, 2 Feb. 1791 . Discusses the excise and militia bills. Requests Carrington’s ideas on a national bank.
Letter not found. 27 February 1791. Acknowledged in Carrington to JM, 20 Apr. 1791 (DLC). Concerns JM’s views of the legislation chartering the Bank of the United States, and the constitutional questions raised by a charter proposal. JM apparently suggests that the federal government lacks the power to establish banks.
Your favor of the 10th instant has been received. Since the Refusal by General Wood of the Office of Surveyor Genl, it has been offered to General Rufus Putnam, whom it is presumed will accept it. I do not recollect that Colo. Heths name was ever presented to me for this Office—If it had, and any assurance could have been given of his scientific qualifications, he would have been an eligible...
Letter not found. 10 January 1791. Acknowledged in Carrington to JM, 2 Feb. 1791 . Encloses Attorney General Randolph’s report on the judiciary.
Letter not found. 28 August 1791, Philadelphia. Acknowledged in Carrington to JM, 21 Sept. 1791 . Encloses note of Tench Coxe and concerns related business to which JM attended for Carrington.
I have received and thank you for your two letters of the 11 instant. When I asked your opinion concerning the most fit position for a branch of the Bank, I had no idea, that the question would have been decided with so much precipitation, as has happened. After some loose conversations with individual directors, in which the comparitive merits of different places were slightly discussed, &...
“Inclosed you will receive a return of Cloth &c. manufactured in my Neighbourhood. It may not be amiss to inform you that it is my opinion that the manufactures in my Survey carried on in private families consist principally if not all together of Cotton and Wool, most of the fine cloth is of cotton alone, made into such Cloth as Table linnen sheeting, Jeans for Breeches and Waistcoats, in...
[ Philadelphia, May 8, 1794. On May 19, 1794, Carrington wrote to Hamilton : “Yours of the 8th. Instant … was recd.… Yours of the same date directing that the Expences incurred in forwarding your letters … are … charges against the public has also been received.” Second letter of May 8 not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, December 1, 1794. On December 12, 1794, Carrington wrote to Hamilton : “I have been favored with yours of the 1st. Instant.” Letter not found. ]
Your favors of the 8th 13th & 20th Ulto have been duly received; the latter, enclosing one from Mr Henry. Your motives for forwarding my letter to that gentleman, and transposing the course of the business relative to it, meets my entire approbation; and opening his letter, in answer thereto, was an act of indispensable necessity—resulting therefrom—and of course is approved. I am not less...
Believing that I possess a share of your personal friendship and confidence and yielding to that which I feel towards you—persuaded also that our political creed is the same on two essential points , 1st the necessity of Union to the respectability and happiness of this Country and 2 the necessity of an efficient general government to maintain that Union—I have concluded to unbosom myself to...
[ Philadelphia, January 29, 1795. On February 7, 1795, Carrington wrote to Hamilton : “By the last mail I had the Honor to receive yours of the 29th. Ult.” Letter not found. ]
Expecting this to be nearly about the time you would wish to be receiving the reports respecting the manufactures of this State, I have made Out and now Inclose you such a one as (I conceived) you required of me; at least as nearly so, as was in my power, And I hope it may be such as will answer. You will understand the information was taken entirely from persons of this County, indeed I found...
[ Philadelphia, April 10, 1793. On April 26, 1793, Carrington wrote to Hamilton : “I am favored with your[s] of the 10th. Instant.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, March 21, 1791. “The compensation annexed to that office is to consist of a Salary of One Thousand dollars per Annum and one per Cent of the product of the duties on the Spirits which shall be distilled within your district.… The subdivision of your district into surveys of Inspection has been deferred by the President, to be done, in the course of his journey. He will write to...
Your favor of the 2d. inst: came to hand two days ago. Though I can not yield to the remarks on my proposition in the House of Reps. I am not the less indebted for the candor which dictated them. The nature of the domestic debt will account for the diversity of opinions among those who examine it. Those who are disinterested or being interested are superior to that biass, will be mutually...
I have bestowed on the confidential communication which you made to me the Evenening before the last, the attention which it merited. If the Attorney-generalship of the United States were even within my reach, a variety of considerations, too potent in their nature, to be overcome by either my wishes, or ambition, to become a servant of our National Government in so conspicuous an Office,...
Letter not found. 14 February 1790. Acknowledged in Carrington to JM, 2 Mar. 1790 . Explains his motion in Congress to discriminate between the original and present holders of public securities.
Your letter of the 23rd of November is this moment received. Governor Lee while in the Western Country informed me, after the Steps had been taken, that he had been under a necessity in two instances to facilitate the return of detachments of sick men, of calling upon Mr. Smith to advance Moneys to Them. The inconveniences of the Measure could not but strike at first view, yet the motives were...
Letter not found. 24 January 1790. Acknowledged in Carrington to JM, 5 Feb. 1790 , and mentioned in JM to Carrington, 2 Feb. 1790 . Discusses Carrington’s appointment as federal marshal for the Virginia district.
Wishing to fill the office of Attorney General of the United States with a gentleman of acknowledged abilities; and of the best disposition to promote the welfare of this country; permit me to ask you (confidentially) if Colo. Innes would, in all respects, do for such an appointment? That he possesses great natural endowments, I have always understood; and that he is a friend to the ⟨general...
Having been much hurried by my private affairs since I left you at So. Hampton Court, prevented my information of the State of Manufacturies in this port of my Survey. The inhabitants of Princess Anne County makes most of their Negroes Cloathing & their coarse Cloaths, with Shoes & Stockings. The Counties of Norfolk & Nansemond the Same. In the Town of Norfolk there is a very extensive...
I sent to Col: Innis a few days ago Copies of the Reports of Mr. Hamilton & Mr. Knox, with a request that in case you should be in Town you might have a perusal of them. It was not then in my power to send separate Copies; besides that they are too voluminous to be multiplied without exceeding the due share of room in the conveyance. The former Report is to be considered on monday next. Amidst...
With much pleasure I received your letter of the 22d Ulto; and if the sense of the great body of Citizens in Virginia should be expressed in the manner you seem to expect, it would give me, and I believe I might add, every friend to order and good government throughout the United States, very great satisfaction: More so than similar sentiments from any other State in the Union; for people...
Receive, I pray you, my thanks for your obliging favor of the 6th Instt, and for other unacknowledged lettrs of antecedant date. As, except in a single instance, they contained information only, nothing more was necessary than to know they had got safe to hand: this they did, and I feel myself much obliged in your attention to my request; as I always shall be for such communications as you may...
Letter not found: to Edward Carrington, 12 Feb. 1796 . On 24 Feb., Carrington wrote GW: “I have been honored with your favor of the 12th Instant.”