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The Debt proper or the original Debt of the UStates in its primary form may be classed under four general heads I the Old emissions of Continental money II The Loan office Debt contracted for monies lent to the Government III the army debt contracted for the pay and commutation of the army IV the debt of the five Great Departments as they are called in the resolution of Congress being for...
At a meeting of the trustees of the sinking fund, July 13, 1792. Present: The Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Attorney General. The Secretary of the Treasury having informed the Board, that there were, at the disposal of the Board, pursuant to the 7th section of the act, entitled “An act supplementary to the act making provision for the debt of the United States”...
For this purpose, I waited on a very influential member of the American administration, who informed me that the fact was much as it had been communicated to the public, and that Mr. Genêt’s conduct was a direct violation of a formal compact, originally entered into with Mr. Ternant and subsequently confirmed by himself both in conversation and in writing, and on the faith of which the last...
[To the Speaker of the House of Representatives] The Secretary of the Treasury on the petition of William Finnie, referred to him by an order of the House of Representatives of the 25th. of September last, Respectfully Reports: That the relief sought by the petitioner relates to the following objects: First: An allowance for expences incident to his attendance at the seat of Government, for...
3255Anti-Defamer, [19 August 1792] (Hamilton Papers)
For the Fœderal Gazette Russel under an affected moderation veils the most insidious and malignant designs & slily propagates the basest slanders. This is evident from the following passage of his second paper. After stating a visionary and impracticable scheme for avoiding a war with the Indians —he proceeds thus—“But then, how many offices had been wanting, how many lucrative contracts would...
Objects to be communicated in Speech & Messages I Proclamation II Embarrassments on carrying into Execution the principles of neutrality; necessity of some auxiliary provisions by law III Expectation of indemnification given in relation to illegal captures IV State of our affairs with regard to G Britain to Spain to France—claim of Guarantee —propositions respecting Trade V Indian affairs....
The President communicated to the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of War and the Attorney General of the United States, a letter from William S. Smith Esqr. of the 28th of February past, to the Secretary of the Treasury, with sundry Papers—No. I. II. III & IV. relating to a negotiation for changing the form of the debt to France; and required their opinion what...
At a meeting of the heads of departments, and the Attorney general of the U. S. at the President’s, on the twenty sixth day of march 1794. The resolution of congress, of this date being submitted to them by the President for their opinion as to the best Mode of executing the same; It is advised unanimously, that the governors of the several States ought to be called upon to enforce the said...
One of the particulars in which our Envoy is alleged to have fallen short of what might and ought to have been done respects the time for the surrender of the Western posts. It is alleged, that there ought either to have been an immediate surrender or some guarantee or surety for the performance of the new promise. Both parts of the alternative presuppose that Great Britain was to have no will...
The Secretary of the Treasury in obedience to the order of the House of representatives of the twentieth day of January last referring to him the petition of the Merchants of Philadelphia trading to India and China; Respectfully reports: That the subject of the said petition involves the consideration of the general policy, which ought to be pursued by the United States, in relation to the...