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I have just heared from the Senate that the Bill supplementary to that for incorporating the Bank went through a second reading and a question was taken upon it & only three or four dissentients : among these, Mr. Carrol and Mr. Monroe. It would have been passed this day without doubt; but the opponents insisted on the rule of the House, which made it impossible. It will be passed the first...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to The President of the United States. He has just ascertained that General Matthews would not accept. His son is older than was believed 29 years of age & has a family. As he will have the benefit of his fathers influence which is considerable and is a young man of real merit & as the appointment of any other candidate would be subject to...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to submit to the President of the United States a contract which has been recently transmitted from South Carolina for the Keeping of the Light house in that State. The terms are some what less than those of the Lighthouse Keeper at Cape Henlopen, and considering the expences of living in South Carolina it is humbly conceived they are...
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 New London, with Nathaniel Richards for supplying the Light house belonging to that Port. This Contract not having been originally made in a manner sufficiently explanatory of the business, was returned for the purpose of being put into such form as...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the President of the United States and sends him the Draft of a power concerning the intended Loans. If any thing more particular should occur to the President it may be the subject of a distinct instruction. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. For the enclosure, see Washington to H, March 15, 1791 .
[ Philadelphia ] March 27, 1791 . “I have embraced the first moment of leisure to execute your wish, on the subject to which the enclosed notes are applicable. They are neither so accurate nor so full, as I should have been glad to make them; but they are all that my situation has permitted. Nothing new has occurred in my Department worth mentioning. I thought that the following extract of a...
I have duly received the private letter which you did me the honor to write me of the 4. instant. It is to be lamented that our system is such as still to leave the public peace of the Union at the mercy of each state Government. This is not only the case as it regards direct interferences, but as it regards the inability of the National Government in many particulars to take those direct...
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...
I have just received a letter from Mr. King in these words—“Mr. Elliot, who it has been said was appointed will not come to America, owing say his friends here to a disinclination on his part which has arisen from the death of his eldest or only son. Mr. Seaton yesterday read me an abstract of a letter from London dated February 2. & written, as he observed, by a man of information, which...
[ Philadelphia, April 11, 1791. On May 7, 1791, Washington wrote to Hamilton : “I have received … the opinions offered in your letters of the 11th.” Second letter of April 11 not found. ]
I have the honor to send herewith a copy of my letter of the 10 inst: and of that from Mr. Short of the 2d. of December to which it refers; and also the copy of another letter from Mr. Short of the 25 of January. The result of my submission to the vice president and the heads of Departments has been, that they have unanimously advised me to instruct Mr. Short to proceed to open a second loan...
I am very sorry to have to inform you, that the Comptroller of the Treasury departed this life yesterday. His loss is sincerely to be regretted as that of a good officer & an honorable & amiable man. With the most perfect   respect, I & ADf , Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford; LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Nicholas Eveleigh had been appointed the first comptroller...
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...
I have been duly honored with your letter of the 13 inst: from Mt. Vernon; and, according to your desire, have informed Mr. Wolcott of your intention to appoint him Comptroller. This appointment gives me particular pleasure, as I am confident it will be a great & real improvement in the state of the Treasury Department. There can no material inconvenience attend the postponing a decision...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the president of the United States, and has the honor to enclose a Dispatch which he has just received from Georgia. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to submit to the president of the United States, a contract made between the superintendant of the Delaware lighthouse, and Joseph Anthony & Son for oil, the terms of which he humbly conceives to be as favourable to the United States, as could have been effected with any other person for an equal quantity. LC , George Washington Papers,...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to submit to the President of the United States, a contract between the superintendant of the establishments on Delaware river, & John Wilson, for building a Beacon-boat to be anchored on the shoals of the said river. On a comparison of the estimate of the said Wilson with that of Warwick Hale herein enclosed, and after due enquiry into...
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...
The Secretary of the Treasury having had the honor to lay before the president of the United States, the correspondence of Mr. Short respecting the loans made, & to be made, pursuant to the several Acts of Congress for that purpose, begs leave to note particularly for his consideration two circumstances which appear in that correspondence. First, that there are moments when large sums may be...
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 .
Treasury Department, August 15, 1791. Recommends that the President accept the bid of Robert McMahin “for plaistering, or rough casting the outside” of the lighthouse in South Carolina. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. See Tobias Lear to H, August 15, 1791 .
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to transmit herewith to the President of the United States the result of the enquiry on the subject of Mr. Drayton. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. H may have misdated this letter to Washington or it was misdated by the copyist, for “the result of the enquiry on the subject of Mr. Drayton” may be found in Oliver Wolcott, Jr., to...
I have the honor to enclose the copy of a letter from Mr. Brown of Kentucke, to Genl. Irvine, giving an account of some interesting particulars in the Western Country. Part of the letter, I have understood, has been forwarded to you, but not the whole. Genl. Irvine is of opinion that the waters will be still so far practicable as to permit the progress of the Troops under Genl. Butler; by the...
I have received a letter from the Minister of France, of which the inclosed is a copy. Having full authority from you in relation to payments to France, & there being funds out of which that which will constitute the succour requested may with propriety be made; and being fully persuaded that in so urgent & calamitous a case, you will be pleased with a ready acquiescence in what is desired, I...
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 has the honor respectfully to submit to the President of the United States a contract entered into by the Deputy Collector of Wilmington in North Carolina with James McStephens & Henry Toomer for the stakage of the shoals of Cape Fear River. The sum stipulated to be paid, not being considerable, the fixing of new sets of stakes being a part of the business, as...
Mr. Chew having confirmed the character received by you, of Mr. Barratt, I have written to Mr. Vining requesting him to ascertain whether the appointment will be acceptable to him. Mr. Houston of Georgia declines the offer made to him, on the score of want of a familiar acquaintance with figures, and its being inconsistant with the State of his affairs, to translate himself wholly to the seat...
The Post of this day has brought me your letter of the 7th. instant, the commands of which shall with great care & no less pleasure be executed. I wrote you on the sixth a letter; of which the enclosed is a copy. With the truest & most respectful attachment,   I have the honor   to remain   Sir, &c. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Letter not found.
Lord Wycomb having mentioned to me his intention to pay you his respects at Mount Vernon, I beg your permission to present him to you. The personal acquirements and merits of his Lordship conspire with a consideration for the friendly dispositions and liberal policy of his father, the Marquis of Lansdown, towards this country, to constitute a claim in his favour to cordial notice. I have the...
I have the honor of your letter of the 10th. instant. Mine to you of the 6th., which was sent by duplicates, will have informed you of the then state of the business of the Supervisorship of the District of Delaware. I have, within two days, received a letter from Mr. Vining stating that an absence from home had delayed the receipt of my letter, & the ascertaining of Mr. Barratt’s inclination...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to submit to the President of the United States a Contract between the Collector of New-London and Nathaniel Richards for the supply of the Light house in that District for one year to end on the first day of October 1792. This agreement is on terms somewhat more favorable than those of the preceding year. A Contract between the...
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 Portsmouth for keeping & supplying the Light house at the mouth of that harbour for six months. It is supposed that this agreement has been confined to the term of six months in order to a future commencement in the beginning of the year. The conditions...
[ Philadelphia, December 8, 1791. On December 9, 1791, Washington wrote to Thomas Jefferson: “Yesterday afternoon Colo. Hamilton was desired, as soon as the Tariff was ready, to let it be known. Enclosed is his answer.” Letter not found. ] GW John C. Fitzpatrick, ed., The Writings of George Washington (Washington, 1931–1944). , XXXI, 442.
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to communicate to the President a letter of the 7th. of January 1792. from the Collector of Alexandria, in answer to one written at the direction of the President; and also the Answer of the Collector of Boston to an enquiry in relation to the Keeper of the Lighthouse at Portland. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Letter from...
Treasury Department, January 23, 1792. Submits “the draft of a Report, pursuant to an order of the House of Representatives of the first day of November last.” LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. See “Report on the Public Debt and Loans,” January 23, 1792
Mr. Hamilton presents his respects to the President & submits the following alterations in the Letter— instead of “I shall be glad ” to say “it is my desire” or “it appears adviseable” that you prepare &c. Instead of “When our Constituents ” say “When the Community are called upon for considerable exertions, to relieve a part, which is suffering under the hand of an enemy, it is desireable to...
Treasury Department, February 4, 1792. Transmits “a Contract between the Superintendant of the establishments on Delaware river, & Thomas Conaroe the elder, for repairing the public Piers adjacent to Reeding Island.…” States “that the charge is not disproportioned to what has been usually paid in other similar cases.” LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. William Allibone.
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to communicate to the President some letters which have recently come to hand respecting the execution of the Excise Law in Kentuckey. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Letters not found. “An Act repealing, after the last day of June next, the duties heretofore laid upon Distilled Spirits imported from abroad, and laying others in...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to communicate for the information of the President a letter which he had just received from the Supervisor of North Carolina. The complexion of things there tho’ not pleasing is rather better than worse. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Letter not found. The supervisor of the revenue for North Carolina was William Polk.
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to inclose to the President of the United States, a contract made by the Superintendant of the Lighthouse on the Island of New Castle in the State of Hampshire with Titus Salter for supplying, keeping, lighting, & superintending the occasional repairs of that building. The terms of this Contract being the same as those in the last...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to return the President the papers received from Mr. Lear, which he has carefully perused, and will wait on the President tomorrow at ten o’Clock accordingly. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. The papers which H received from Tobias Lear were apparently the same ones that the President sent to the Secretary of State on February 24,...
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...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to inclose the List of appointments of Inspectors of the Revenue, which took place during the recess of the Senate, as well for ports as Surveys. The President will recollect that the Joseph McDowell who was truly contemplated is “ the younger ” of Pleasant Garden, though described in the Commission & in the List as “ the Elder. ” LC , George...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to communicate to the President of the U: States certain resolutions of the Bank of the U: States, in answer to communications from the Treasury. He will ask the President’s orders on Monday. The first resolution will particularly require attention. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. The reports and letters of the Bank of the United...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to submit to the President a letter which he has drafted in answer to one from the Minister Plenipotentiary of France, and which contains such Ideas as have appeared to him compatible with the Law, with the state of the Treasury and with a liberal attention to the conjuncture. He will wait on the President this evening for his orders, as Mr. Ternant...
Treasury Department, March 9, 1792. “The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to enclose to the President of the United States a petition to the President from Samuel Davis of the State of Rhode Island & providence plantations, together with the papers from the files of the Treasury relative thereto.…” LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. For background to this...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to submit to the President the draft of a report on the subject of ways & means for carrying into execution the Military bill. He will wait on the President tomorrow morning for his orders; as it is interesting there should be no avoidable delay. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. See “Report Relative to the Additional Supplies for...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to communicate to The President a letter which he has just received from Mr. Short. It communicates the agreeable information of a Loan at four per Cent. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. H received two letters from William Short announcing the Holland loan of December, 1791. See Short to H, December 23 , 28, 1791 .
[ Philadelphia, March, 1792 .] Sends list of names of persons recommended for positions of director of the Mint and treasurer of the Mint. AD , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. On verso H wrote: “Names which have occurred as for Director or Treasurer.” There are forty names in this list arranged by states. On April 13, 1792, Washington nominated David Rittenhouse of Pennsylvania...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the President of the United States. He was informed yesterday, by the Attorney General, that his opinion concerning the constitutionality of the Representation Bill was desired this morning. He now sends it with his reasons but more imperfectly stated than he could have wished—through want of time. He has never seen the bill, but from the...