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I am happy to be able, at length, to send you, answers to the objections, which were communicated in your letter of the 29th of July. They have unavoidably been drawn in haste, too much so, to do perfect justice to the subject, and have been copied just as they flowed from my heart and pen, without revision or correction. You will observe, that here and there some severity appears. I have not...
[ Philadelphia, August 11, 1792. On August 22, 1792, Washington wrote to Hamilton : “This will merely inform you that your letter of the 10th … and that of the 11th. Inst: have been duly received.” Letter of August 11 not found. ]
I have already written to you to go by the Post. This is barely to inform you, that I have made the communication you desired to Mr. Kean, who promises every possible exertion—and that Mr. Langdon has been here about a fortnight. With perfect respect & attachment I have the honor to be   Sir   Your obedient servant P.S I have made progress in certain answers; but shall scarcely be ready to...
I have been duly honored with your Letters of the 1st and 5th instant. A copy of the latter is enclosed according to your desire. You may depend upon it, Sir, that nothing shall be wanting in this Department to furnish all requisite supplies for the Army with efficiency & œconomy, and to bring to exact account all persons concerned in them as far as shall consist with the powers of the...
I received the most sincere pleasure at finding in our last conversation, that there was some relaxation in the disposition you had before discovered to decline a reelection. Since your departure, I have lost no opportunity of sounding the opinions of persons, whose opinions were worth knowing, on these two points—1st the effect of your declining upon the public affairs, and upon your own...
I have the honor to enclose a letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue of the 25th. of July, on the subject of a provisional Contract for the supply of the Lighthouse in New Hampshire; together with the Contract for your consideration & decision. I agree in the opinion expressed by the Commissioner of the Revenue. With the most perfect respect and truest attachment, I have the honor to be...
I have the honor to transmit herewith sundry papers relative to an arrangement, which has been concerted between the Commissioner of the Revenue and myself, on the subject of compensation to the Officers of Inspection, in consequence of additional latitude given to The President of the United States by the Act of the last Session entitled, An Act concerning the duties on spirits distilled...
Samuel Hobart, third Mate of the Cutter on the New Hampshire Station, has tendered his resignation and sent forward his Commission which I retain ’till your return not to encumber you with it at Mount Vernon. This occasions two vacancies, as to that Cutter, of first & third Mate. The Collector of Ports-mouth recommends the second Mate, John Adams, for first Mate, and a Benjamin Gunnison, who...
I wrote to you on Monday last, transmitting a resolution of the Commissioners of the Sinking fund. Nothing in the way of public business requiring your attention has since occurred. There is a matter I beg leave to mention to you confidentially in which your interposition, if you deem it adviseable, may have a good effect. I have long had it at heart that some good system of regulations for...
I have the honor to enclose a Resolution of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund of the 16th. inst:, for your consideration and approbation. My absence from Town and hurry after my return, prevented the making of the arrangement before you left this place. I shall hope to receive your determination previous to the day which limits the receiving of proposals, as the purchases must be made...
Treasury Department, July 8, 1792. Submits “the in-closed Contract between the Superintendant of the Delaware Lighthouse &c. and Benjamin Rice, for the making of two mooring chains for the use of the Beacon boats on the River Delaware.” LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. William Allibone was superintendent of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers for Philadelphia, Cape...
Mr. Hamilton presents his respects to the President & has the honor to enclose the sketch of a letter to be written by Mr. Lear to Mr. Langdon. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Woodbury Langdon, the brother of Senator John Langdon of New Hampshire, was a New Hampshire merchant and politician. In June, 1790, after he had served five years on the state superior court, he was...
Treasury Department, June 28, 1792. Submits “copy of a Report of this date from The Commissioner of the Revenue, on the subject of certain provisional contracts, which have been entered into for the stakeage of certain waters in North Carolina.” LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. See Tench Coxe to H, June 28, 1792 .
Treasury Department, June 26, 1792. Submits “a Report of the Commissioner of the Revenue on the subject of a certain Pier to be erected in the River Delaware.” Also submits “the Contract provisionally entered into between the Superintendant of the Delaware Lighthouse &c. and Thomas Davis and Thomas Connaroe Junior, as the best thing practicable.” LC , George Washington Papers, Library of...
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 ,...
Treasury Department, June 19, 1792. “The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to submit to the President of the Ud. States a provisional Contract entered into between the Superintendent of the Delaware Lighthouse and Abraham Hargis for sinking a Well for the accomodation of that Light house.… The Secretary has delayed this communication under an impression that the allowance was excessive,...
[ Philadelphia, May 31, 1792. ] “… the place of Keeper of the Light house on Thatcher’s Island in the State of Massachusetts has become vacant by the death of Mr. Hustin. The following persons are respectably recommended—Joseph Sayword—Henry White—Samuel Hustin, son of the deceas’d Keeper, and Rowe.…” LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. For background to this letter, see...
I returned here yesterday from New Ark, & find that nothing material has occurred in my absence. There is nothing new except what is contained in the papers, and what I doubt not has been announced to you from the War Department—the Convention between Hamtramck and certain Tribes on the Wabash. With the most perfect respect and truest attachment,   I have the honor to be &c. LC , George...
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...
I have the honor to send herewith an adjustment at the Treasury concerning the quantity of Acres in Warrants for army bounty rights, which ought to be deemed an equivalent for the 214,285 Acres of land mentioned in the second enacting clause of the Act intitled “An Act authorising the grant and conveyance of certain Lands to the Ohio Company of associates”; and a Certificate of the delivery of...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to transmit a fair copy of the Draft approved by the President this morning respecting the Port of Entry & Delivery in the District of Vermont. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. This enclosure, dated May 9, 1792, reads in part as follows: “I have appointed, and by these presents do appoint the Island of South Hero in Lake Champlain...
[ Philadelphia ] May 7, 1792 . “The Secretary of the Treasury … has the honor to enclose a copy of the Authorisation which the President signed this morning.” LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. See Washington to H, May 7, 1792 .
[ Philadelphia, May 5, 1792. The calendar description of this letter reads: “Enclosing Application of Thomas Mendenhall for position of Assay Master of the Mint.” Letter not found. ] RG 104, Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Bureau of the Mint, National Archives. From September 9 to December 18, 1790, Mendenhall had been superintendent of a paper mill in Chester County, Pennsylvania,...
Mr. Hamilton presents his respects to the President. Colo. Wigglesworth’s christian name is Edward. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. On the same day that this letter was written Washington nominated Wigglesworth collector of customs at Newburyport, Massachetts Massachusetts ( Executive Journal , I Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate (Washington, 1828). , 121)....
[ Philadelphia, May 1, 1792 . On May 2, 1792, Hamilton wrote to Washington: “The case was here before the Secretary’s letter of yesterday was sent to the President.” Letter not found. ]
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to communicate to the President authenticated copies of the Contracts for the three last loans made in Europe; that for 6000000 of Florins at Amsterdam bearing date the 14 of December 1791 at a rate of 5 ⅌ Cent Interest, that for 3000000 of Florins at Antwerp at a rate of 4½ ⅌ Cent Interest bearing date the 30th day of November 1791 and...
Treasury Department, April 24, 1792 . “The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to submit to the President of the United States, a Contract lately made between the Superintendant of the Delaware Lighthouse, and Joseph Anthony & Son of Philadelphia, for a quantity of Oil.…” LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. William Allibone.
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to present his respects to the President of the United States, and to submit to him the inclosed communications respecting an instance of misconduct in the Collector of Newbury Port. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. The collector of customs at Newburyport, Massachusetts, was Stephen Cross. On May 4, 1792, Cross was succeeded by...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to transmit to the President a copy of his letter of the 8th. of March to the Minister plenipotentiary of France, on the subject of an advance of money, and another of the Minister’s answer; in order that the President may be pleased to cause the necessary instructions to be sent through the proper Department to the Minister plenipotentiary of the...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to communicate to the President a resolution of the Trustees of the Sinking Fund as of this morning. A particular piece of urgent business prevents personally waiting on the President with it. It is very much to be desired that the resolution may receive the immediate decision of the President. It is upon the same principles with the last. LC ,...
Mr. Hamilton presents his respects to the President. Herewith are testimonials in favor of two candidates for the Office of Treasurer of the Mint, Wm. A McCrea who has been mentioned by Mr. Foster of the Senate, and James Abercrombie who is recommended by a number of respectable characters. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. McCrea, a resident of Delaware, applied for...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to represent to the President of the United States, that an application has been made at the Treasury by the honble Mr. Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania in behalf of the Administratrix of Nicholas F. Westphal deceased, for the discharge of a Claim due to the Estate of her late husband in virtue of the last clause of “An Act for the relief of...
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...
[ 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 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 .
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...
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 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...
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 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 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 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 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 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...
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.
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, 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
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...
[ 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.