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The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to The President & encloses the draft of a passport for the vessel of Mr. Fitzsimons which he understands the President had agreed to give. Mr Fitzsimons states that there will be on board, 8 barrels bread, 3 bbls Beef, 1 bbl pork & 1 barrel hams. All the articles but the last are understood to be intended for the subsistence of such of our...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the President and sends him the opinion required which occupied him the greatest part of last night. The Bill for extending the time of opening subscriptions passed yesterday unanimously to an order for engrossing. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. In the George Washington letter book this letter follows H’s signature on...
You will probably recollect that previous to your departure from this place, anticipating the event which has taken place with regard to the death of Mr Eveleigh, I took the liberty to mention to you that Mr. Woolcott the present Auditor would be in every respect worthy of your consideration as his successor in office. Now that the event has happened, a concern as anxious as it is natural for...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to The President, sends him for consideration, two letters on the subject of a proper site for a Custom House, on the New York side of Lake Champlain. The Secretary will have the honor of waiting on the President in a day or two to submit whatever further may occur & take his orders. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. These...
Mr. Hamilton will with pleasure execute the command of the President by the time appointed and have the honor of waiting upon him. AL , Photostat, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
I forbear to make any comments on that violent sense of duty which at this late and critical hour has compelled the virtuous mind of Mr. Coxe to make to you the communication contained in his letter of yesterday. I shall proceed to submit to The President with candour and truth my view of the case. Towards this it will be useful to cite the expressions of the Act referred to. They are these...
It appears probable that advantages will result from giving to the Citizens at large information on the subject of the disturbances which exist in the Western parts of Pennsylvania. With this view, if no objection to the measure should occur to you, I would cause a publication to be made of the Report which I had the honor to address to you, dated the 5th. instant. With the most perfect...
Doctor Craigie has communicated to me, a letter from Mr. Daniel Parker to him, dated, London the 12th of July, which mentions that he had just seen Mr. De Miranda, who had recently conversed with the Marquis Del Campo, from whom he had learnt that the Court of Spain had acceded to our right of navigating the Mississippi. Col: Smith has also read to me a passage out of another letter of the 6th...
Treasury Department, May 28, 1790. Submits “five Contracts made by the superintendant of the Light house, piers &c on the river and Bay of Delaware” and recommends that these Contracts be approved. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Mr Hamilton presents his respects to the President. He has written the Letter to Mr Clarkeson which the President desired, & which if not countermanded will go by post. But in the course of writting it, the following reflection has pressed upon his mind with so much force that he thinks it his duty to submit it to The President. Clarkeson held the office of Marshal, a troublesome &...
The Secretary of State in referring to you the question of the answer to be given to Mr. Hammond concerning compensation for certain captured vessels will I presume transmit to you the opinions of the other Gentlemen as well as his own. Besides the reasons hastily sketched in the memorandums given to the Secretary of State—there is one of a delicate nature which I did not think fit to put on a...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor of enclosing herewith the draft of a Passport for the President’s signature intended for the brigantine Lily, now at Baltimore. The case was here before the Secretary’s letter of yesterday was sent to the President, and was overlooked. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. See H to George Washington, May 1, 1794 ; H to Otho H. Williams,...
I have received your letter of the 6th. by the bearer. The draft was sent forward by Post on Tuesday. I shall prepare a paragraph with respect to the University & some others for consideration respecting other points which have occured. With true respect & attachment   I have the honor to be Sir   Yr. very obed serv ALS , MS Division, New York Public Library. For background to this letter, see...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to inform the President of the United States that in pursuance of his instructions, due public notice was given in the Gazettes of Virginia and of the principal sea ports of the United States, that proposals would be received at the Treasury office untill the 31st. Ultimo, for building by Contract a Light-house, and the necessary...
I had the honor of receiving your letter of the 27th. ulto., by the mail on the 2d. inst. and have in the interval made some enquiries relative to a successor to the late Collector of George town in south Carolina. I am apprehensive from the result, that the necessary information cannot be obtained but from the place, to which end the necessary steps will be taken. I shall also make the...
The seventh section of an Act of the 2d. of March last, intitled “An Act supplementary to the Act intitled An Act to provide more effectually for the collection of the Duties imposed by Law on goods, wares & merchandizes imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of Ships or Vessels,” provides “That the President of the United States may, if he shall judge it conducive to the public...
I have the honor to submit a letter from Wm. Bingham Esqr. of the 26 of febry. last, together with the papers which it enclosed. It would seem that the United States in Congress assembled have already put the affair in a situation to make the consequences of the Suit a public concern; in which case it would appear adviseable that measures should be taken for a regular defence on behalf of the...
Mr. Hamilton presenting his respects to The President, submits the enclosed Drafts. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. The enclosures have not been found, but on January 25, 1793, “The Secretary of the Tresy sent to the President the supplimentary arrangemt. respectg the Surveys of No. Carolina” ( JPP “Journal of the Proceedings of the President,” George Washington Papers,...
Answers to remaining Questions proposed by the President of The United States on the Question the Answer The War is plainly an offensive war on the part of France. Burlamaqui , an approved Writer Vol II Part IV Chap III Sections IV & V thus defines the different species of War “Neither are we to believe (says he) that he who first injures another begins by that an offensive War, and that the...
Memorandum of the substance of a Communication made on Thursday the Eighth of July 1790 to the Subscriber by Major Beckwith as by direction of Lord Dorchester. Major Beckwith began by stating that Lord Dorchester had directed him to make his acknowlegements for the politeness which had been shewn in respect to the desire he had intimated to pass by New York in his way to England; adding that...
I have the honor to transmit you a letter of the 8th. of August from Governor St. Clair, together with sundry papers which accompanied it; the whole relating to the subject of the Settlements which have been made under purchases from Judge Symmes. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Letter not found. On November 9, 1791, Washington sent St. Clair’s letter to H to Thomas...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the President. The state of health of his little boy & the situation of Mrs Hamilton in consequence of it, oblige him to request the President to excuse him from attending the interview with the Indians today & also to ask the President’s permission to make an excursion into the country for a few days to try the effect of exercise & change...
I have received information this morning of a nature which I think you ought to receive without delay. A Mr. Le Guen , a Frenchman, a client of mine and in whom I have inspired confidence, and who is apparently a discreet and decent man, called on me this morning to consult me on the expediency of his becoming naturalized, in order that certain events between France and the U States might not...
My late situation exposes me to applications which I cannot resist without appearing unkind. It is understood that Mr. Walker is about to resign the place of naval Officer. Mr. Jonathan Burrall Mr. Rogers (Walker’s Deputy) and Col Giles (the present Marshall) have all three mentioned the subject to me and requested me to express my opinion of their qualifications to you. As to Mr. Burrall...
I had the honor of writing to you by the post of Monday last, and then transmitted sundry papers respecting a Meeting at Pittsburg on the 21st of August, and other proceedings of a disorderly nature, in opposition to the Laws laying a duty on distilled spirits; and I added my opinion, that it was adviseable for the Government to take measures for suppressing these disorders, & enforcing the...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the President. The execution of the process by the marshal himself is, for many reasons, so important that it does not appear possible to dispense with it. If there should be any failure in the Deputy it would probably furnish a topic of censure and a source of much embarrassment. The impediment in point of health is to be regretted, but,...
I have the honor to inform you that I have fixed upon the last of January next as the day for the resignation of my office of Secretary of the Treasury I make the communication now, that there may be time to mature such an arrangement as shall appear to you proper to meet the vacancy when it occurs. With perfect respect & the truest attachment   I have the honor to be   Sir   Your very...
I have the honor of your letter of the 4th. instant addressed to the Secretary of State the Secretary at War and myself; to which due obedience shall be paid on my part. A letter from Mr. Short dated at Amsterdam the 2d. of December has just come to hand giving me an account of his proceedings to that period; a copy of which will be forwarded by the tuesday’s post. He informs me, among other...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the President. The enclosed permit has been prepared on the intimation of the Secretary of State, for the Spanish Commissioners. The Secretary is not informed whether the doubt on the subject of mr Hammond’s application was removed. The return of the enclosed will be considered as the evidence that it was. LC , George Washington Papers,...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to submit to the President of the United States, a contract made by the Collector of the District of Washington in North Carolina, for the stakage of all the shoals & channels of the State to the Northward of the District of Wilmington, which have been heretofore thus designated. The former stakes having generally to decay, or being...
I have received from Nathl. Gilman Esquire the Commissioner of Loans for New-Hampshire, a letter of the 27th. September informing me, that he has transmitted his commission to you, with a resignation of his Office. I beg leave on this occasion to call to your mind the name of Woodbury Langdon Esquire, who from my recollection of circumstances, and from the result of my enquiries to day,...
[ New York, July 20, 1795. On July 29, 1795, Washington wrote to Hamilton : “Your letters of the 20th and 21st Instt. found me at this place.” Letter of July 20 not found. ]
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to submit to the President of the United States the draft of a Report on the subject of the Act concerning distilled Spirits. There are one or two blanks in the draft, to the filling of which some additional examination & enquiry are requisite. The suggestions however to which they relate are true, as they stand, and the sense will be apparent. The...
I have analised the declaration which you have been pleased to make upon the copy of the paper of the first instant delivered by me to the committee of Inquiry into the state of the Treasury Department —and find, with regret, that the terms used are such as will enable those, who are disposed to construe every thing to my disadvantage, to affirm “That the Declaration of The President has...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to submit to the President of the United states, for his approbation, the enclosed Contract for timber, boards, Nails and Workmanship, for a Beacon to be placed near the Light-house on Sandy hook; the terms of which, he begs leave to observe are, in his opinion favourable to the U. States. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
The Bill supplementary to the Bank bill passed the House of representatives yesterday. General Schuyler informs me that the friends of the Bank proposed that it should pass to a second reading immediately, and that Mr. Carroll opposed it, and moved that it should be printed—that by rule of the House it was of necessity to comply with Mr. Carroll’s objection, a departure requiring unanimous...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to submit to the President a communication from the Commissioner of the revenue relating to contracts for the stakage of the shoals and channels of No. Carolina. He agrees in opinion with the Commissioner that it will be expedient to refuse No. 1. and ratify the others. It may even be better in the end, if a more eligible contract cannot be effected,...
I have the honor to send you the extract of a Letter of the 27 of December 1793 from our Commissioners in Holland, stating their having exceeded their instruction in the last Loan of 300.000 of Florins, by an allowance of 5 ⅌ Cent for charges instead of which was prescribed as a limit. Very much disposed to confide in the representation of those Gentlemen & believing there may be policy in not...
[ Philadelphia ] October 19, 1792 . “The Secretary of the Treasury … has the honor to observe that the absence of the Auditor renders it requisite for the President to designate the person who shall execute the duty of Auditor in his absence.… The first Clerk naturally presents himself to consideration; and will, it is believed, be adequate to all necessary business.” LC , George Washington...
The Secretary of the Treasury having, in consequence of the Act for the Establishment and support of Light houses, directed his Enquiries to that object begs leave most respectfully to submit the result to The President of the United States of America New Hampshire. In this State is only one Light house situated on a point of land on the Island of New-Castle, three miles from Portsmouth,...
I left the City of Philadelphia this Morning on my way to Newark as I mention’d to you previous to your departure. Nothing new had occurred. Mr. Belli was furnished with the requisite sum for the purchase of Dragoon Horses in Kentucke, in conformity to an arrangement, which I understand [from] the Secretary at War, was made pursuant to your direction. The Quarter Master General also has had an...
Treasury Department, August 15, 1791. Recommends that the President accept the bid of Conrad Hook and John Naverson for rebuilding the “Lantern Story and all the wooden work of the Light house” in South Carolina. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. See Tobias Lear to H, August 15, 1791 .
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the President & sends for his information & direction two letters, one from the Collector of Oxford, the other from mr Murray member from Maryland. The Secretary, if not directed otherwise, will by the post of tomorrow, desire the Collector to detain the prize until further order; lest not receiving early instruction he may surrender her...
I beg leave by way of explanation to submit the grounds of my opinion, that the President may vary his instructions of the 8th of August last in reference to the application of the last loan obtained in Holland. A summary of the preceding transactions will serve to throw light upon the subject. The President by his Commission of the 28 of August 1790, gave full power to the Secretary of the...
Treasury Department, August 5, 1790. “The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to submit to the President of the United states a contract … for shingling two houses, and building a breast-work for the foundation of the light-house at Cape-Henlopen He begs leave to offer an opinion, that the terms of this agreement appear to him advantageous to the United states.” LC , George...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to communicate to the President of the United States the copy of a letter which has this moment been received from the Collector of this port, informing of the arrival of two prizes sent in by the privateers Citizen Genet & Carmagnole. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Sharp Delany’s letter to H has not been found.
[ Philadelphia ] May 2, 1793 . “… encloses … a letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue on the subject of a Keeper of the Lt House for Cape Henlopen.” LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Letter from Tench Coxe not found. In an entry in JPP “Journal of the Proceedings of the President,” George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. for May 2, 1793, Coxe’s letter is described...
In answer to your enquiry of the 22d. inst. I have the honor to observe, that in the communications heretofore made, it is stated, that an additional two millions of Guilders had been already directed to be borrowed & a proposition is submitted to the consideration of the President for authorising a further loan of three millions of florins. One of the objects of the two million loan was the...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully submits to the President of the United States the Draft of an Agreement concerning the subscription on behalf of the U States to the Bank, agreeably to terms concerted with the Directors, in order that it may be considered by the President previous to it’s execution. The Secretary will wait upon the President for his Orders on Monday morning. LC ,...
I have the honor to transmit herewith the copy of a report intended to be presented to the House of representatives on the subject of a National Bank. This communication would have been earlier made if it had been in my power, but it has been impossible for me to prepare it sooner. With the most perfect respect   I have the honor to be   Sir, Your most Obedient & most humble Servant LC ,...