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The Secretary of the Treasury presents his Respects to The Secretary of State requests he will favour him with copies of all his communications to Mr. Genet in answer to applications concerning the Debt. They will be necessary to complete a Report on his last. Mr. Hamilton having acted from his knowlege of them in some instances without having them before him. AL , Thomas Jefferson Papers,...
I am to acknowledge the receipt of an extract of a letter from you to Mr. Hammond of the 5th. of September 1793. As a preliminary however to the Instructions to be given to the Collectors, it will be necessary that you inform me, whether Mr. Hammond has assented to the proposed arrangement as well as the number and names of the prizes that come within the description. I have the Honor to be  ...
Mr. Hamilton presents his Compliments to Mr. Jefferson. He has a confused recollection that there was something agreed upon with regard to prizes about which he was to write to the Collectors but which his state of his health at the time put out of his recollection. If Mr. Jefferson recollects it Mr. H will thank him for information. AL , Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress. This is...
I have taken the opinion of the Attorney General on the case of the St Domingo Vessels, mentioned in your letter of the 2d September last, which confirms that which I had before entertained, and on further reflection continue to entertain—namely that those vessels do not fall within the meaning of the 38th Section of the Collection Law respecting vessels that put into our Ports from distress...
Mr. Hamilton presents his Compliments to Mr. Jefferson informs him that he has abandonned the intention of sending Mr. Little on being satisfied that the business may as well be confided to the Capt of the Sloop. The Sloops name is the Hannah. The Capts. William Culver. The letter for our Consul at Havre is all that is now wanting to complete. AL , Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress....
The Secretary of The Treasury proposes to the Secretary of State a Meeting of the Trustees of the Sinking Fund at the Office of the Secy of State the day after tomorrow twelve oClock. If convenient to him he will please to give notice accordingly to The Atty General. If the Sy of the Treasury hears nothing to the contrary he will attend of course. AL , Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress.
[ Philadelphia ] July 26, 1793 . Transmits “Copies of two letters from the Commissioner of Loans for Virginia on the subject of Mr. Short’s stock.” Copy, William Short Papers, Library of Congress. For background to this letter, see John Hopkins to H, April 29 , July 16, 1793 ; H to Jefferson, July 10, 1793 .
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his Compliments to the Secretary of State. He has signed the Counterpart; but for the present leaves in the words as a privateer to consider jointly of some substitute the kind of vessel not being wholly indifferent & there being a doubt whether the general words would be descriptive enough. The letter supposed to have been received from the Commissioner...
Mr. Hamilton presents his Compliments to the Secretary of State—requests to be informed, if it will be convenient to him to meet the Secretary at War & Mr. H to day at twelve oClock. If it will, they will be at that hour at Mr. Jefferson’s office. AL , Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress.
The letters to Mr. Hammond & Mr. Pinckney appear to me proper, according to the facts stated in them. The object of that to Mr. Genet also appears to me desireable; but I am not wholly without scruple as to the proposition going from the UStates. ALS , Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress. For background to this letter, see Jefferson to H and Henry Knox, June 25, 1793 . H’s reply was...
Treasury Department, June 24, 1793. “… The Collectors have been furnished with all the Sea letters that have been received from your Department and … a demand exists at several of the Custom Houses for more.” LS , Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City. See “Treasury Department Circular to the Collectors of the Customs,” May 13–16, 1793 .
The Comptroller of the Treasury has reported to me that “On examining the subsisting contracts between the United States and the Government of France and the Farmers General and a comparison thereof with the foreign accounts and documents transmitted to the Treasury the following facts appear. That, previous to the Treaty of February 1778, the sum of Three millions of livres had been advanced...
It was not till within an hour, that I received your letter of the 1st with the papers accompanying it. I approve all the drafts of letters, as they stand, except that I have some doubt about the concluding sentence of that on the subject of Henfield . If the facts are (as I presume they are) established—may it not be construed into a wish, that there may be found no law to punish a conduct in...
I have the honor of your note, transmitting the copy of one from mr. Genet of yesterday. As our laws stand no transfer of any part of her cargo from one vessel to another within our Ports, can take place ’till after a regular entry and the paying or securing the payment of the duties. You are sensible, Sir, that I have no discretion to dispense with their requisitions. If the wines are to be...
A Perhaps the Secretary of State, revising the expression of this member of the sentence, will find terms to express his idea still more clearly and may avoid the use of a word of doubtful propriety “Contraventions.” B “but be attentive” C “mere” to be omitted D Considering that this Letter will probably become a matter of publicity to the world is it necessary to be so strong? Would not the...
A   Perhaps the Secretary of State, revising the expression of this member of the sentence, will find terms to express his idea still more clearly and may avoid the use of a word of doubtful propriety “Contraventions” B   “but be attentive” C   “mere” to be omitted D   Considering that this Letter will probably become a matter of publicity to the world is it necessary to be so strong? Would...
Philadelphia, May [ 12 ] 1793 . Transmits “the Copy of a letter of the 23d of April last from the Collector of the District of Nantucket to the Register of the Treasury” and “Copies of the declarations on the Registers, therein referred to.” LS , Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress. Although this letter is dated May 8, the enclosures were not submitted to H by Joseph Nourse until May...
I have this moment received your Letter of yesterday. It appears to me, as it does to you, that the position of the Collectors of the Customs will render them the most convenient channel of distribution for the Passports; nor do I perceive, that it can interfere with their other duties. It will be equally agreeable to me, that they be transmitted either directly from your office, or through...
I regret extremely, that I did not receive your letter respecting Mr. Ternant’s application till two oClock yesterday; after a warrant had issued in his favour for the sum requested. Agreeing intirely in opinion with you, that all applications from Diplomatic characters, as well those relating to pecuniary matters as others, ought to be addressed to your Department—I should have taken no step...
Mr. Hamilton presents his Compliments to the Secy of State—elects his office as likely to be most convenient to him where Mr. H will accordingly attend tomorrow at 10 oClock. Friday   April 5 AL , Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress. See H to Jefferson, April 4, 1793 .
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the Secretary of State, and proposes, if convenient to him, a Meeting of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, on Saturday. The Secretary of State will please to name the hour and place. AL , Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress. See Jefferson to H, March 23, 1793 ; H to Jefferson, March 24, 1793 .
Mr. Hamilton presents his Compliments to Mr. Jefferson. The warrant for the sum in question will be forwarded to him tomorrow. Mr. J may therefore count on finding the money ready to pay for the bills which he may engage, as early as he pleases tomorrow. AL , Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress. See Jefferson to H, March 23 , 31, 1793 ; George Washington to H, March 23, 1793 . In a...
I have the honor of your two notes of yesterday and today, respecting a proposed Meeting of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund. The first came to hand only within a half hour. As you mention, that the Attorney General has informed you, that “ on a conversation with me , it has been found convenient ” that a Meeting should take place—I cannot help inferring, there has been some...
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...
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 ,...
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...
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...
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 .
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...
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.
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 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...
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 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...
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...
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 .
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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 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...
[ 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 .
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, January 27, 1792. Letter not found. ] Letter recorded in Jefferson’s list of letters written and received ( AD , Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress).