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I think it my Duty to inform your Excellency that such Difficulties occur in my Route, as should be guarded against on your approach. Colo: Bird shews every disposition to do his Duty, but the Situation of the Country renders many precautions necessary to enable him to do it. By his personal Exertions here, we have had forage, Straw & fuel, Aided as he was by a fatigue party in obtaining the...
I have carefully examined and considered the documents transmitted me on the twenty second instant respecting a doubt that has arisen between the Comptroller of the Treasury of the United States and the Comptroller General of Pennsylvania as to the manner of paying for the Tract of Land on Lake Erie agreeably to the Contract between the Members of Congress from this State and the late Board of...
I am honoured with your favor of yesterday on the subject of the laws of the U.S. furnished to you from my office. I would with pleasure add a third copy, but that, your Excellency will percieve, on turning to the act of Congress which establishes my department, that that has fixed the number of copies of the laws to be furnished by me to the Executives of the states, and of course that the...
I am honored with your’s of yesterday’s date relative to the French sailors in the jail of Philadelphia. The object of the original enquiry I took the liberty of making on that subject, was to know whether they were in the custody of the Executive or the Judiciary authority of the country: and being informed that it is in that of the Judiciary, the Federal Executive does not think itself...
I have the honor to acknolege the receipt of your favor of yesterday covering the letter of Mr. Serjeant in the case of ejectment Barclay v. Proctor, and have inclosed the letter to Mr. Pinckney with a recommendation to lend his aid to the sollicitations of the parties interested, whenever it shall be necessary for obtaining what is right. I have the honor to be with sentiments of the most...
Your Excellency’s letter to The President dated the 14th instant (which has been opened pursuant to general directions) was only delivered to Mr. Dandrige his Secy on the 17th at three oClock. The departure of The President for Mount Vernon on the morning of that day prevents my being able to reply to it at this time under his immediate direction. But antecedent communications with the...
Through the secretary of The Commonwealth I have received a copy of a letter circular from the secretary of the Treasury of The United States addressed to your Excellency on the subject of Certificates of state debt issued for Certificates of Continental debt and relative to the assumption thereof. As the regulations and provisions of this state enable such creditors to repossess themselves of...
I am directed by the President to acknowlege the Receipt on the 17th. of Your Excellency’s letter dated the 12th instant. The President feels with you the force of the motives which render undesireable an extension of correspondence on the subject in question. But the case being truly one of great importance and delicacy, these motives must yield, in a degree, to the propriety and utility of...
The President of the UStates has directed me to acknowlege the Receipt of your letter of the 5th instant and to communicate to you the following reply. In requesting an interview with you, on the subject of the recent disturbances in the Western parts of Pensylvania, the President, besides the desire of manifesting a respectful attention to the Chief Magistrate of a State immediately affected,...
I have had the honor to receive your Excellency’s letter of the 10th inst enclosing “a letter addressed to the Executive of the State of Pennsylvania by several very respectable Inhabitants of the County of Washington” representing the mischiefs which have been done for several years past in that County, by the Indians—expressing their apprehensions of further interruption—and requesting the...