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after very Sincere Congratulations upon Your Excellency’s Election to the distinguished Office of Chief Magistrate of the United States, I beg leave to Solicit your Excellency’s friendship in a Case deeply interesting indeed to me; but in which I conceive, if not mistaken, the Honor and Justice of the Union are also concerned. Your Excellency, I presume, is uninformed of the large Sums of...
Being informed you are about to fill up your nominations of Consuls for the United States, I beg leave to mention Alexander Contee; who has requested my application in his behalf, for the consulship at the port of London. Delicacy forbids my saying much of a Brother, and might restrain me likewise from doing him Justice; But I persuade myself that if your appointment for the above po⟨r⟩t is...
The exalted Station which your Excellency holds in the Government of the United States, is necessarily attended with the Inconvenience of various Applications for Appointments to Offices in the different Districts in the Union. In consiquence of the Ratification and Adoption of the New National Constitution by the Convention of the People of this State⟨,⟩ on the 29th Ulto, Officers, whose...
Being now a Citizen of Newport in the State of Rhode Island, & connected by marriage with a family there, who have suffer’d as well as myself for being firm friends to the late Revolution; I beg leave to Address your Excellency, & offer myself a Candidate for the Office of Collector in the Revenue of that State. If you, Sir, think this application worthy your Attention, permit me to refer to...
I had on the 29th Ulto the Satisfaction of addressing you after the Ratification of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Convention of this State. I have now the Honor of Inclosing the Ratification as then agreed upon by the Convention of the People of this State; the Legislature is now in Session in this Town, an appointment of Senators will undoubtedly take place in the...
I have taken the Liberty to enclose a Letter from Major Swan recommending Colonel Barton —I had not the pleasure of being known to that Gentleman untill the present. But I am intimately acquainted with Major Swan and have the fullest confidence in his recommendation of Col. Barton. I have the Honor to be sir your most respectfull and obedient ALS , DLC:GW . The enclosed letter was written by...
I have the honor to inform you, that in a few days, information furnished by the several Departments and otherwise collected, will be laid before the House of Representatives, for the purpose of obtaining appropriations of Money. As the expences &ca. of the Department of State will necessarily require an appropriation, I beg the favour of your directing information to be transmitted to me of...
The Memorial of the Inhabitants of Kaskaskia, la Prairie du Rocher, and Kahokia, County of St. Clair. Humbly Sheweth, That by an Act of the Congress of 20th. June 1788, it was declared that the Lands theretofore possessed by the said Inhabitants should be surveyed at their Expense, and that this Clause appears to them neither necessary nor adapted to quiet the Minds of the People. It does not...
Phillips has this moment handed me yours of the 5 th. and I now throw by a Qui tam in which I have been drudging this ½ hour, to thank you for your letter.— Whence comes this Listlessness—this depression of Spirits? What can relax the Elasticity of your Mind? I have often found myself in the same Situation. I felt it yesterday without being able to trace the least Cause. The Connection between...
I am directed to bring to the Senate, an enrolled bill, and an enrolled resolve, which are signed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Printed Source--Senate Journal.