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A variety of avocations has prevented my giving an earlier acknowledgment to your letter of the 17th of July. I will now thank you, Sir, to furnish me with an Acct of the quantity & cost of the materials which have been placed on Cape Henry by the Commissioners appointed by the Assembly of Virginia, for the purpose of building a Light-house—as you have been so obliging as to offer to do it. I...
Your letter of the 24th of October, containing an estimate of the cost of a Light-house which was to have been erected on Cape Henry—a draft of the same—and an account of materials placed upon the spot for the purpose of building, has been duly received; and I beg you to accept my thanks for your trouble in preparing & forwarding them—I am, Sir, Your most Obedt Servt Df , in the writing of...
[ New York, June 17, 1790. On June 27, 1790, Newton wrote to Hamilton : “Your favor of the 17th I received this day.” Letter not found. ] Newton was a Norfolk, Virginia, lawyer.
[ New York, July 25, 1790. On August 6, 1790, Newton wrote to Hamilton : “Your Letter of the 25th Ult. I received this day.” Letter not found. ]
[ Philadelphia, June 8, 1791. On June 8, 1791, Hamilton wrote to John McComb, Jr. : “I have this day written to Col. Thomas Newton.” Letter not found. ]
I Recd. yours dated the 25th July the 10th Instant together with sum Advertisements; I have fixed two Auxiliary officers in Northampton & two in Accomack above my house & one at My house, so that I beleve that the Destilaries are all within ten miles of an office except a few at Marenty Bay; I have informed my self Respecting the Manufactries as well as the length of time would allow. 45000...
Thine of the 26th. of last Mo. I received & set about with much chearfulness to comply with thy request, but thou’l be perhaps surprised at hearing that most of the people in these parts have got into such a spirit of Jealousy that they suspect some design unfavorable to them in every thing that is attempted of a public nature. “What are they going to Tax our Cloath too” was the reply of...
I was in the moment of my departure from Philadelphia for Virginia when I recieved your favor enquiring how far the law of nations is to govern in proceedings respecting foreign Consuls. The law of nations does not of itself extend to Consuls at all. They are not of the diplomatic class of characters to which alone that law extends of right. Convention indeed may give it to them, and sometimes...
I am sorry it is not in my power to give you such precise information relative to the subject of your Letter to me of the 9th instant as may be satisfactory to yourself, or serviceable to the object mentioned in it. I do not recollect ever to have seen the Will of the Revd Mr Green, so that I can say nothing from that; but I remember it was impressed on my mind that the woman Sarah, of whom...
I am to acknowledge the receipt of your letter to the President of the United States, communicating the collection of a sum of money for the relief of our Captive brethren in Algiers. The sensibility, displayed by those, who have contributed, is intitled to great respect. But notwithstanding the interest, which the President takes in the fate and happiness of our suffering fellow citizens, he...