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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...
Statement Shewing the Sums of Appropriation to the End of the Year 1792. Which Will Probably Not Be Required to Satisfy the Same. Balances of appropriation unexpended on the 31st December 1792. Balance which will probably not be required. Balance which will be required dolls: Cents. dolls. Cts dolls: Cents For discharging the warrants issued by the late board of Treasury, 32,176. 73
Received Philadelphia May 26. 1792 of Alexander Hamilton forty Dollars on account of the Society for establishing useful Manufactures. D , in the writing of H and signed by Pearce, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
Recd. August 24th. 1790. from the hon. Alexr. Hamilton Esqr two hundred dollars, which I promise to repay on demand. ADS , Papers of Tench Coxe in the Coxe Family Papers at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. At the bottom of this document Coxe wrote: “(repaid in Philada. ⅌ Acct. in sundries & Cash).”
For the Argus Camillus has stated several infractions of the Treaty of peace by us, besides that of the Trespass act, which according to the solution given by our own conduct to the question whether performance was to date from the provisional or definitive Treaty must have been prior to the British infraction by the detention of the posts —(viz) 1   An Act of South Carolina of March 26th 1784...
The executive government, though it will feel itself strengthened by, had not waited for, this approbation of the influential members of the community. It had long before been sensible of the necessity of immediately pursuing vigorous measures, and had been convinced that delay would confirm its opponents, and might probably commit, to the hazard of the contest, the preservation of its...
Although I have had no reason to suspect, that this government has ever deviated from the resolution, which I have formerly attributed to it, of declining to enter into any political connexion with Sweden and Denmark, I have nevertheless, since the receipt of your Lordship’s last instructions, renewed my enquiries upon the subject, in an incidental conversation with Mr. Hamilton, from whom I...
I explanation of fitting out privateers Charlestown put on footing of their being no law II Letter persisting in objection to it III reclaims Gideon Henfield IV very moderate answer that Courts will do right V Concerning Sloop Republican I Issuing Commissions a mere consular act—
In further obedience to the order of the Senate, I have the honor to transmit a return of the Tonnage of all the vessels employed in the import, coasting, and fishing trades of the United States, for one year, ending on the 30th September, 1790. This document will be found to exhibit the degree in which American and foreign vessels participate in every branch of the commerce of the United...
At Governor Simcoe’s desire I have the honor of inclosing the copy of a despatch, which I have received from that Gentleman, explanatory of the reasons that prompt him to decline a compliance with the request of the American Ministers (conveyed through me as stated in my No: 3) that he would contribute his assistance to their agent in the attempts to procure in that quarter a supply of...
In obedience to an order of the House, of the 2d instant, I transmit an abstract of the goods, wares, and merchandise, exported from each State, from the 1st October, 1790, to the 30th September, 1791. ASP American State Papers, Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States (Washington, 1832–1861). , Commerce and Navigation , I, 147. Journal of the House , I...
[ Philadelphia, March 10–April 17, 1794 ] “I have the honor of transmitting … a letter … which on the 10th. of March I addressed to the Secretary of State on the subject of the encroachments by the citizens of Vermont on the territory occupied by his Majesty’s arms. To this letter I have not as yet received any answer, though both Mr. Randolph and Mr. Hamilton have assured me that the...
Dol. 90ths Dol. 90ths Taken from Returns, dated March 7, 1789, New-Hampshire 3,170    March 7, 1789, Massachusetts, 7,699 30 May 14, 1789, Connecticut, 7,302 45 Jan. 1st., 1789, New-York, 15,246 Feb. 2, 1789, New-Jersey, 4,733  6 July 5, 1786, Pennsylvania, 11,220 30 For 1787, Virginia,  9,276 60 58,647 81 Conjectural {