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I have the honor to enclose you copies of certain communications which have been made to me, respecting the detention of the Registers of vessels of the United States in some of the Islands of his Christian Majesty, in order that such measures may be taken as shall appear adviseable towards preventing in future a practice, which has a tendency either to interfere with the policy of our Laws,...
Mr. Hamilton returns to Mr. Jefferson the draft of the letter to Mr. Grand, with his thanks for the trouble Mr. J is so obliging as to take. Mr. Hamilton has used the liberty given him of indicating some alterations, less from any reserves in his own mind than from uncertainty respecting the views of others. It is proposed that the words between should be omitted and those interlined inserted....
Treasury Department, April 30, 1790. “Agreeably to your desire, I have issued a warrant in your favour … for … two hundred and fifty dollars.…” LC , Papers of the Continental Congress, National Archives. See Jefferson to H, April 29, 1790 .
Mr. Hamilton presents his respectful compliments to Mr. Jefferson and returns him the letter from Mr. Writtenhouse on the subject of Mr. Barton. As Mr. Bartons merit is well ascertained, if Mr. H_____ can be of service to him in any other way he will take pleasure in being so. AL , Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress. This letter, which is dated April 20, 1790, and is from David...
I have the honor to transmit you a copy of a communication from the Auditor, respecting the account of Messrs. Gardoqui, from which it appears that their balance of 10,057 Rials of vellon and 22 maravedies, equal to five hundred and two dollars, eighty five Cents, is admitted by him. The promised explanations of the other accounts have not yet been transmitted to this office, but may be in the...
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...
Mr. Hamilton presents his Compliments to Mr. Jefferson. He has perused with much satisfaction the draft of his report on the subject of weights and measures. There is no view which Mr. H has yet taken of the matter which stands opposed to the alteration of the money-unit as at present contemplated by the regulations of Congress either in the way suggested in the report or in that mentioned in...
I inclose you a warrant for 500 Dollars for Col Humphreys use; and shall for the present take arrangements for paying his salary or allowance by a Credit on our Commissioners in Holland. Hereafter we will endeavour to put this matter upon some more convenient footing. I draw in your favour to avoid introducing Col Humphreys into the books of the Treasury which would excite more conjecture than...
I request the favour of you to furnish me with two Copies of each of the following acts certified or exemplified under the Great Seal. That intitled “An Act making provision for the debt of the United States” and that intitled “An Act making provision for the reduction of the public Debt” and also with two copies exemplified or certified in like manner of my Commission as Secretary of the...
Mr Hamilton presents his Compliments to the Secretary of State, and requests the favor of having two more authenticated Copies of his Commission as Secretary of the Treasury made out, and three Copies of his Commission or power for making the Loan, likewise authenticated. Mr Hamilton will probably stand in need of those Instruments before he will have an opportunity of Seeing Mr Jefferson....
During my absence from the seat of government, which will be for about two months, the removal of my office and other circumstances will call for advances of money which I am absolutely unable to calculate before hand. The following heads may give some idea what they will be. Dollars Sep. 30. for a quarter’s salaries 1504.16 “ Arrearage account about 325.   “ debts due here about 25.   “...
I have perused with attention your intended report to the President; and will, as I am sure is your wish, give you my opinion with frankness. As far as a summary examination enables me to judge, I agree in your interpretation of the Treaty. The exemption sought does not appear to be claimable as a right. But I am not equally well satisfied of the policy of granting it on the ground you...
I thank you for the printed papers you have been so obliging as to send. I cannot forbear a conjecture that the communications of the Chargé des affaires of France are rather expedients to improve a moment, in which it is perceived questions concerning navigation are to be discussed than the effects of serious instructions from his Court. Be this as it may I really have not thought of any...
I have perused the papers communicated to you by the Chargé des Affaires of France. The propositions to which they relate, as far as they are understood, appear to me inadmissible. The only advantage they offer to the United States is a prolongation of the time of reimbursement. The rate of interest is to remain the same, and the place of payment, according to the probable course of exchange,...
It was the intention of the President that you and myself should take such measures as appeared to us eligible towards carrying into execution the Resolution empowering him to procure Artists from Europe towards the establishment of a mint. It appears to me of great importance, if still practicable, to acquire Mr. Droz, And the terms mentioned in the enclosed note when applied to so preeminent...
The letter you sent me from Mr. Short & others which I have received, since mine to you, confirm the view of the subject therein taken. This you will perceive from the following passages extracted from one of them—“Since then (speaking of former overtures) another Company has presented itself for the same object, with a scheme by which the United States are to make the sacrifices on which they...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to inform the Secretary of State that there are in the bank of North America Bills at ten days sight for the sum of 32.175 Guilders, which the Cashier is directed to hold for him. A warrant is enclosed for the sum of 13000 dolls. in his favor, the money for which is intended to procure those bills for the purpose of obtaining a recognition of the...
It has occurred to me that it would be productive of very useful information if some Officer of the United States in each foreign Country, where there is one, were instructed to transmit, occasionally, a state of the coins of the Country specifying their respective standards weights, and values, and, periodically, a state of the market prices of gold and silver in coin and bullion, and of the...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the Secretary of State. He returns the draft of Ratification with some alterations to conform more accurately to the fact which are submitted. The Secretary of State will recollect that there is another loan (the contract for which was also forwarded to him) concluded by Messrs. Willinks & Van Staphorsts & of which likewise a Ratification...
Mr. Hamilton presents his compliments to the Secretary of State. He would think the turn of expression on the whole safer, if instead of what follows the words “depreciated medium” the following was substituted—“and that in the final liquidation of the payments, which shall have been made, due regard will be had for an equitable allowance for the circumstance of depreciation.” JCHW John C....
Mr. Hamilton presents his Compliments to Mr. Jefferson. Being engaged in making a comparative statement of the Trade between the U S & France & between the U S & G Britain; and being desirous of rendering it as candid as possible Mr. H will be obliged to Mr. Jefferson to point out to him the instances, in which the Regulations of France have made discriminations in favour of the U States, as...
In a conference with you, some time ago, I took occasion to mention the detention of the certificate of registry of a vessel of the United States in one of the French offices on occasion of a sale of the vessel. Several new instances having since occurred, I find it necessary to trouble you more particularly upon the subject. As the detention of these papers has taken place, as well in a port...
[ Philadelphia, January 25, 1792. On January 26, 1792, Jefferson wrote to Hamilton and referred to information “mentioned in your letter of yesterday.” Letter not found ].
[ Philadelphia, January 27, 1792. Letter not found. ] Letter recorded in Jefferson’s list of letters written and received ( AD , Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress).
In consequence of the application of Mr Andw. Ellicot, I have the honor to transmit you the official copy of the Survey of the tract of Land purchased by the State of Pennsylvania from the United States. As I conceive this as an original paper filed of record in this office in the Execution of an Act of the Legislature, I must ask the favor of your returning it to the Treasury as soon as you...
[ Philadelphia ] March 20, 179 [ 2 .] Explains why the “Treasurer was in the Market last night.” AL , Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress. H misdated this letter “Tuesday March 20 1791.” This letter is the same as H to John Adams, March 20, 1792 .
Mr. Hamilton requests Mr. Jefferson to inform him whether he has received from Mr. Hamilton’s Office copies of the correspondence between Mr. Ternant & him concerning the advance of the 400.000 Dollars. These copies were prepared sometime since & it is not ascertained whether they have been mislaid or forwarded to Mr. Jefferson. A line in answer will oblige. AL , Thomas Jefferson Papers,...
The following are the material facts in relation to the case of Rutgers agt. Waddington, as far as they are now recollected, and a confidence is entertained, that the statement is substantially accurate. The suit was brought in the Mayor’s court of the City of New York, for the occupation and injury of a brewhouse in that City, during the possession of it by the British army founded upon an...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his Compliments to The Secretary of State and requests that he will be pleased to cause the Patent for 214.285 acres when sealed & recorded to be delivered to the bearer The Rev Mr Cutler. AL , RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters, National Archives. For background to this letter, see H to George Washington, May 9, 1792 . Manasseh Cutler, a director of the Ohio...
Mr. Hamilton presents his respectful Compliments to The Secretary of State. He has perused with as much care and attention as time has permitted the draft of a letter in answer to that of Mr. Hammond of March 5th. Much strong ground has been taken and strongly maintained, particularly in relation to— 1   The recommendatory clauses of the Treaty 2   The previous infractions by G Britain as to...
I enclose you an extract of a letter, lately received from the Collector of Bermuda hundred, concerning a certain practice, which if persisted in, would interfere with the due execution of the laws; and would oblige to a line of conduct, that would involve in difficulties the French bottoms, which arrive in the United States. To avoid both the one and the other, this communication is made, in...
Mr. Hamilton presents his respectful compliments to Mr. Jefferson & requests to be favoured with a copy of his Report concerning the distillation of Fresh from Salt-Water. AL , Harvard College Library. A joint resolution of the Senate and House of Representatives of May 8, 1792, stipulated: “That the Secretary of the Treasury cause to be provided, for the use of the several collectors in the...
In consequence of the letter, which you sent me from Mr. Short, I find it will be convenient to draw on the Commissioners in Holland for the sum which is required pursuant to the third Section of the Act intitled “An Act making certain appropriations therein specified.” I therefore propose the following arrangement that the Treasurer draw bills, in your favour, for a sum in guilders equal to...
There are two funds out of which the expense you mention may be defrayed, one a sum originally of 10,000 Dollars, placed under the disposition of the President to defray the Contingent charges of government —another a sum of 5,000 Dollars appropriated at the last Session to satisfy demands liquidated and admitted at the Treasury for which there was no special appropriation. In this Case the...
Treasury Department, October 6, 1792. Requests information for report ordered by the Senate on May 7, 1792. LS , partly in the handwriting of H, Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress. The contents of this letter are essentially the same as those of “Treasury Department Circular,” September 13, 1792 .
I have it in contemplation to make arrangements for the payment of the debt, which appears on the Books of the Treasury, to be due to His Most Catholic Majesty, being for advances made on account of the United States during the late War with G Britain. I make this communication, in order that if any reasons against the payment exist in the knowlege of the Department of State they may be made...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to The Secretary of State requests him to name some hour tomorrow forenoon when it will be convenient to him to receive at his house the Secry of the Treasury & Attorney General on the subject of the sinking fund. AL , Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress. At the bottom of this letter Jefferson wrote: “This was to dispose of 50,000...
Mr. Hamilton presents his Compliments to Mr. Jefferson, requests to be informed, if there are any circumstances within his knowlege, more than are mentioned in the in-closed papers, which throw light upon the subject of them; particularly whether the discharge of the Vessels was communicated to The Baron De Steuben at the time it took place or at any time antecedent to the date of the Baron’s...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the Secretary of State; incloses a contract for a loan lately concluded which has been submitted to the President and approved. It is now transmitted in order that a ratification in the usual form may be prepared and executed. AL , Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress. See H to George Washington, October 31, 1792 , and Tobias Lear...
I have only considered the principal subject of the extracts from Mr. Morris’s letters, which you did me the honor to send me, namely the adjustment or liquidation of the payments to France, and am of Opinion, that the Idea which appears to be that of Mr. Morris is the safest now to be pursued vizt.—to ascertain the rate of exchange between Paris and Amsterdam, at each period of payment, as an...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respectful Compliments to The Secretary of State and sends two Copies of the Report of the Trustees of the Sinking Fund agreed upon last night with the requisite documents for each. This is the last day for presenting them; so that even if either House should not sit it will be proper to forward the Report to the Presiding Officer. The S of the T....
Mr. Hamilton regrets extremely that an unexpected occurrence has detained him so much beyond the hour mentioned to Mr. Jefferson, that he should fear interrupting him by calling. He requests Mr. Jefferson to mention some other early time convenient to him for the Interview. AL , Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress.
Mr. Hamilton presents his Compliments to Mr. Jefferson. On reflection he concluded it to be most in order to address his communication on the subject of Mr Ternant’s application to the President. A copy which is sent herewith will apprise Mr. Jefferson of its precise import. AL , Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress. See H to Jefferson, two letters, November 17, 1792 ; H to George...
Treasury Department, December 14, 1792. I … enclose … copies of two letters to me—with my answers thereto —which concern the Commerce between this Country & St Domingo.…” LS , Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress. Ambrose Vasse to H, November 21, 1792 ; H to Vasse, December 14, 1792 ; James Waters to H, December 6, 1792 ; H to Waters, December 10, 1792 .
I beg leave to suggest, that it would be useful for the Consuls of the United States, every where to be possessed of the Laws of the U States respecting Commerce & Navigation—giving it as a standing instruction, to make known in the best manner possible, in the parts where they reside those regulations, which are necessary to be complied with abroad by Merchants, & the Owners & Masters of...
I have the honor to inclose you the Copy of a letter I have received from Mr Geo Latimer of this City relating to some concerns of his, with the Govt of St Domingo, to which I have answered in substance as heretofore communicated to you on a similar subject. I have the honour to be   with Respect   Sir   Your Obed Servt LS , Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress. H misdated this letter...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respectful compliments to The Secretary of the State—requests he will meet the Comms. of the Sinking Fund at ten oClock tomorrow forenoon at the house of the Secy of the Treasury. The V President has been so obliging as to accommodate the place to the indifferent state of Mr. Hamilton’s health. AL , Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress.
Major Rochefontaine has presented at the Treasury an authenticated copy of a Register Certificate in his favour, from which it appears, that the original has been deposited with Mr Delamotte, vice consul of the united States at Havre in France. It being necessary, that the Treasury should be in possession of the original certificate, I have in the enclosed letter desired Major Rochefontaine to...
Mr Hamilton presents his Compliments to Mr. Jefferson. The enclosed letter, written by his Clerk, will, it is hoped, express his wish sufficiently to render it unnecessary to remodel it. As Col Rochefontaine informs him The vessel, by which the letter is intended to be sent, departs tomorrow Morning he will be obliged by its being returned to him with the proper certificate this Evening. AL ,...
The following is an extract from a letter of Mr Short to me, dated Hague November 2. 1792. “I should repeat perhaps what I formerly mentioned to you, that Mr. Jefferson on his departure from Paris left with me bills of exchange to the amount of I think 66,000 ₶ . This was destined to a particular object with which you are aquainted. He expected it would be immediately applied and therefore...