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[ Quincy, Massachusetts, August 4, 1792. On August 16, 1792, Hamilton wrote to Adams : “I have been duly favoured with your letter of the 4th Instant.” Letter not found. ]
At a Meeting of The Commissioners of the Sinking fund, mentioned in the Act making provision for the reduction of the public debt, at the Senate Chamber April 9. 1794. Present, The Vice President of the United States, The Secretary of the Treasury, The Secretary of State, The Attorney General A report from Joseph Nourse, register of the Treasury, was read, stating that the dividends of...
The vice President of the United States and President of the Senate, the Chief Justice, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General respectfully report to Congress as follows: That pursuant to the act entitled “An Act, making provision for the reduction of the Public Debt” and in conformity to resolutions agreed upon by them and severally approved by the...
I have received, last night, a Letter from His Excellency Governor Jay, inclosing a Copy of an Act of the Legislature of New York for the further Defence of that State and for other Purposes. The Governor Observes that it appears to be the intention of that Act, that the Money appropriated in it, 150,000 dollars, Shall be laid out only in the manner which the National Government will recognize...
I do my self the honour to transmit to you my Accounts which remain unsettled, for the last two years and Eight months of my Administrations abroad in the service of the United States. I have left a Blank for my Salary. In my own opinion it is but Justice that it should be filled up with the Sum of two thousand five hundred Pounds sterling a year, because this was the contract under which I...
At the Instance of Mr. Hartley in behalf of his Friend Mr Francis Upton, I advised Mr Upton to apply to some Councillor in New York and particularly to Mr Hamilton, whose Reputation was known to me although his Person was not. Mr Hartley now requests for Mr Upton a Letter of Introduction. As a total Stranger but by Character, it would be very difficult to find a Pretence to excuse the Liberty...
Inclosed is a Copy of a Letter, recd this morning from Col. Smith. I am at present at a loss to judge of it. Will you be so kind without favour or affection to give me your candid opinion of it. Whether his request can be granted in the whole or in part without injustice to other officers. And whether it is consistent with the military Ideas. I pray your Answer as soon as possible. I am, Sir...
I have received the Letter you did me the honor to write me this morning and as the Secretary of State accidentally fell in before I had opportunity to answer it, we agreed to propose a meeting at his House at two o’Clock on Monday next. If that time and place are agreeable to you, and the Secretary at War, they will be particularly so to me who have the honor to be with great regard, Sir your...
I have received your favour of the 22d. of August recommending Col Toussard to be Inspector of Artillery. I have no Reason to suspect that your entire Confidence in his Honor and Fidelity is misplaced. But as his native Country is France and his Speech betrays his original, I am very apprehensive that in a French War, neither the Army nor the People, would be without their Jealousies and...
John Adams, President of the United States of America. To all who shall see these Presents Greeting: Know Ye, That reposing special Trust and Confidence in the Patriotism, Valour, Fidelity and Abilities of Alexander Hamilton I have nominated and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate do appoint him Inspector General of the Army with the rank of Major General in the Service of the...
I have received the Letter you did me the Honor to write me on the 24. of August: but not till the first of September: otherwise it would have been answered sooner. Mr Phillip Church, your Nephew whom you recommend to be a Captain of Infantry I have had the Pleasure to See, both in New York and Philadelphia, and have been so well Satisfied with all I know of him as to be very willing to...
A difference of opinion having arisen among those of the Trustees of the Sinking Fund, who are now in this City, respecting the construction of their authority under the Act making provision for the Reduction of the Public Debt, by which they are equally divided, your presence here towards settling the principle which is in question, in order to the future conduct of the business, has become...
The Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate, The Chief Justice, The Secretary of State, The Secretary of the Treasury, and the Attorney General, respectfully Report to Congress as follows, That pursuant to the Act intitled “An Act making provision for the Reduction of the Public Debt” and in conformity to Resolutions agreed upon by them and severally approved by The...
Mr Charles Adams, my second son, the Bearer of this Letter, I beg leave to introduce to you. He took his degree at our University of Cambridge this year, and is destined to the Study of the Law. I wish to get him into some office in New York, and should give the Preference to yours. But there are two Contingencies, one possible the other probable in the way. The first is that Congress may...
The President of the U S. requests the Secy of State, the Secy of the treasury, the Secy of War and the Atty. general to take into consideration the state of the nation and its foreign relations especially with France. These indeed may be so connected with these, with England Spain Holland and others that perhaps the former cannot be well weighed without the other. If our Envoys extraordinary...
Dr Daniel Parker of Norton introduced to me by General Cobb will have the Honour to deliver you this Letter. The Case of his Son is a very unfortunate one, and I beg Leave to introduce him to your kind offices. If the young Gentleman can be discharged with Propriety I am desirous it Should be done or, if he has dispositions and qualifications for any thing better than the station of a common...
I have received the Letter you did me the Honor to write me on the 20th and am glad to have had the opportunity of consenting to the Appointment of Officers who will do so much Credit in their Stations to the service as I believe Captain Church and Lieutenant Hamilton will do in theirs. I have recd from Hauteval a Packet of Addresses, one of which is inclosed. I dont think them of consequence...
At a Meeting of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund on the thirtieth day of May 1794. Present, The Vice President of the United States, The Secretary of the Treasury, The Secretary of State, The Attorney General. The Secretary of the Treasury having informed the board that there was in the Treasury the sum of one hundred thousand Dollars to be disposed of towards sinking the public Debt; it...
The itinerant Life I have led has prevented me from acknowledging the Receipt of your favour of May 24. till this time. Your Sentiments are very Satisfactory to me, and will be duly attended to. I anticipate Criticism in every Thing which relates to Col. Smith. But Criticism, now criticized so long, I regard no more than “Great George a Birthday Song.” Coll Smith Served through the War with...
[To the President of the Senate] The Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate, The Chief Justice, The Secretary of State, The Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General respectfully report to the Congress of the United States of America. That pursuant to the Act intitled an Act making provision for the reduction of the public debt and in conformity to two...
In pursuance of a resolution of the House of Representatives, bearing date of the 19th of this instant, we lay before them a copy of the journal of our Board, and a statement of the purchases made since our last report to Congress. We have the honor, sir, to be, your most obedient servants, ASP American State Papers, Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States...