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The Secretary of the Treasury submits to the President the draft of a letter on the subject of the proscribed privateers. Would it not be adviseable to communicate the matter to the French minister, & to request his cooperation in causing our ports to be no longer ⟨–⟩by those vessels? The appointments of Collectors for the Districts of Hampton & Snow-Hill is become urgent, the present...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects of the President of the United states and submits to his consideration some remarks on the Resolutions, which have passed the two Houses respecting the Lines of Virginia and North Carolina. The Secretary has taken this method of communication as the one best calculated to place the subject under the eye of the President with least trouble to...
Different reasons have conspired to prevent my writing to you since my return to New York —the multiplicity of my avocations, an imperfect state of health and the want of something material to communicate. The official letter herewith transmitted will inform you of the disposition of our military affairs which has been recently adopted by the Department of War. There shall be no want of...
I have the pleasure of your private letter of the 26th of August. The feelings and views which are manifested in that letter are such as I expected would exist. And I most sincerely regret the causes of the uneasy sensations you experience. It is my most anxious wish, as far as may depend upon me, to smooth the path of your administration, and to render it prosperous and happy. And if any...
Unwilling to take the liberty to ask you to give yourself any particular trouble on the subject I have written the enclosed letters. I beg you to dispose of them as you suppose will best answer the end in view—that is to obtain a speedy distribution of the State into Districts and sub-districts. With the truest attachment   I have the honor to be My Dear Sir   Your obed servant ALS , George...
I imagine your Excellency has been informed that in consequence of the resolution of Congress for granting commissions to Aide De Camps appointed under the former establishment, I have obtained one of Lieutenant Colonel in the army of the United States, bearing rank since the 1st of March 1777. It is become necessary to me to apply to your Excellency to know in what manner you foresee you will...
[ 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...
I have the honor to reply to your Letter of the 29th. of May, on the subject of the million of dollars granted by the Act of the 20 of March last. As a day or two must determine the question of the fund, and will probably produce the requisite disposition concerning it—measures may be taken provisionally on that supposition. I therefore send here with the draft of a power for making the loan...
Pursuant to the 13 section of the act entitled “an act making further provision for securing & collecting the duties on foreign & domestic distilled spirits, stills, wines & teas” passed the 5 June 1794; the Commissioner of the Revenue, in consultation with me, has prepared a plan for additional compensations to the Supervisors and other officers of Inspection, & for compensations to such new...
I am requested by Mr. Oudinarde to transmit you the Inclosed Account. I observed to him that it was a little extraordinary the account had not been presented before; and that it was probable your accounts with the public had been long since closed, and that, by the delay, you may have lost the opportunity of making it a public charge, as it ought to have been. But as the person was very...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully submits to the consideration of the President of the United States, a communication from the Commissioner of the revenue of the 6th instant, transmitting two proposals respecting the masons work for repairing the Tybee Lighthouse in Georgia. From the measures, which have been taken, it appears improbable that better terms are obtainable, and from such...
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...
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...
We beg leave to inform Your Excellency, that in the private report of our proceedings at Amboy dated the 26th. March, we omitted mentioning, (though it is to be inferred) that in the conversation which passed on the subject of accounts, it was explicitly declared by us, that if any particular sum should be accepted agreeable to the ideas of The British Gentlemen, it was not in any manner to be...
Capt Cochran of the British navy has requested my aid in recovering a family watch worn by his brother, who fell at York Town, (and now in the possession of _____ _____). In compliance with his request I have written the letter herewith (to_____ _____) which I take the liberty to convey through you, in hope that if you see no impropriety in it, you would add your influence to the endeavour to...
I wrote to you two days since by express from Washington. The judiciary corps with myself arrived here last Evening. The list of prisoners has been very considerably increased, probably to the amount of 150 but it is not yet so digested as to be forwarded. Governor Lee just informs me that he has received a letter from Marietta advising him of the apprehending of John Holcroff the reputed Tom...
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 .
When I left Philadelphia I did not doubt that a week would be the extent of my absence. But circumstances have unavoidably delayed me beyond that time, & at this moment I am under a necessity of embarking to accompany Mrs Hamilton on her way to Albany as far as Fish Kill, where I shall land & repair to Philadelphia. I hope & believe that no material inconvenience will attend my absence—& when...
In my passage through the Jerseys and since my arrival here I have taken particular pains to discover the public sentiment and I am more and more convinced that this is the critical opportunity for establishing the prosperity of this country on a solid foundation. I have conversed with men of information not only of this City but from different parts of the state; and they agree that there has...
[ Philadelphia ] April 25, 1794 . “The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to The President & sends a letter to him from Captn. Cochran.…” LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. This letter has not been found. It may have been from Robert Cochran, captain of the South Carolina revenue cutter.
I have been employed in making and have actually completed a rough draft on the following heads “ National University, Military Academy, Board of Agriculture, Establishment of such manufactories on public account as are relative to the equipment of army & navy, to the extent of the public demand for supply , & excluding all the branches already well established in the country.—The gradual &...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the President of the U. States and encloses herewith the draft of a passport for Capt. Montgomery, to which (if found right) the President’s signature is requested, in order that the vessel may be dispatched. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. James Montgomery was master of the General Greene , the revenue cutter for...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the President; submits the draft of an Act relative to the points lately determined upon by the President.
The enclosed letter from Mr. Hammond of the 6th instant was transmitted to me by the Secretary of State with a request that after satisfying myself of the step proper to be taken, I would communicate it to you & notify your determination to Mr. Hammond. The copy herewith sent of a letter from Mr. Rawle, exhibits the facts, which appear in the case; and reasoning from them, the conclusion is,...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to communicate to the President an authenticated copy of the Contract for the last Loan made in Holland, for three millions of florins, bearing date the 9th. of August 1792, at a rate of four per cent interest, of which Contract a ratification of the President as hereto-fore, is required. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of...
You probably saw some time since some animadversions on certain expressions of Governor Clinton respecting the Convention. You may have seen a piece signed a Republican, attempting to bring the fact into question and endeavouring to controvert the conclusions drawn from it, if true. My answer you will find in the inclosed. I trouble you with it merely from that anxiety which is natural to...
Mr. Hamilton presents his respects to The President. In compliance with the desire expressed by him, Mr. H has made a memorandum of certain points for consideration in preparing instructions for Mr. Jay, which are herewith sent. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. For information on John Jay’s appointment as special envoy to Great Britain, see the introductory note to H to...
I have received a letter of this date from Mr. Dandridge transmitting me two letters to you, one from Governor Mifflin, the other from John Wanton, and desiring that if any measures should be necessary to be taken relative to them, they should be reported to you. With regard to the communication from Govr. Mifflin, the subject of it will be put in a train of examination and the result will be...
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 respectfully submits to the consideration of the President of the United States a letter from the Commissioner of the revenue of the 15 instant, transmitting two proposals respecting the Carpenters work of the Tybee Lighthouse in Georgia. The Secretary agrees in sentiment with the Commissioner of the revenue that it is for the interest of the United States to...
[ New York, July 21, 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 21 not found. ]
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 .
The Secretary of the Treasury in obedience to the order of the President of the U States of the 6. instant, respectfully makes the following Report. The statement herewith transmitted marked A shews, on the credit side thereof, the amount of the fund arising from foreign Loans transferred to the United States, amounting to 2,965,643. Dollars & 47 Cents; and on the debit side thereof the amount...
In answer to the enquiry you have been pleased to make, I have the honor to inform you that nothing has been yet done upon the first section of the Act of the 20th of March last, which appropriates a million of dollars, to defray any expenses that may be incurred in relation to the intercourse between the United States and foreign nations; authorising the President if necessary to borrow the...
I have the honor to send herewith drafts of sundry passports for vessels to go with passengers to St. Domingo; but I begin to suspect that this is, or may be made a cover for carrying on mercantile speculations contrary to the true spirit of the Embargo, & in a manner liable to great inconveniency. It is easy to see that specie to a vast amount may be sent in such vessels to purchase West...
When last in Philadelphia you mentioned to me your wish that I should re dress a certain paper which you had prepared. As it is important that a thing of this kind should be done with great care and much at leisure touched & retouched, I submit a wish that as soon as you have given it the body you mean it to have that it may be sent to me. A few days since I transmitted you the copy of a...
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...
Treasury Department, March 22, 1793. Submits “a Communication from the Commissioner of the Revenue, of the 18 instant; concerning certain proposals for the maintenance and repairs of Buoys moored at & near the entrance of Charlestown Bay in South Carolina.” Discusses the merits of the proposals. Also encloses “Another communication from the Commissioner of the Revenue respecting a Clerical...
I received on the second instant your two letters of the 29th. of October with the inclosures. An answer has been delayed to ascertain the disposition of Mr. King, who through the summer has resided in the country and is only occasionally in Town. I am now able to inform you— he would not accept . Circumstances of the moment conspire with the disgust which a virtuous and independent mind feels...
[ Philadelphia ] April 25, 1794 . “The Secretary of the Treasury … has the honor to transmit a Memorial from Colo. Weissenfelt, which came enclosed to him.” LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Frederick Weissenfels of New York had been a colonel during the American Revolution. In an earlier memorial and letter to Washington, Weissenfels had requested an appointment in the...
The enclosed letter of the 27 of last month from the Collector of Tappahannock, relates to a subject equally delicate & disagreeable. It is my duty to add, that bills have returned protested to the amount of 3000 Dollars. This conduct, though I trust proceeding from no ill motive in the Collector, is of a nature so fatal to the punctual collection of the revenue, and at the same time so...
Philadelphia, April 12, 1794. Submits “two resolutions of the Commissioners of the Sinking fund of the 9th instant.” LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. See “Meeting of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund,” April 9, 1794 .
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully communicates to The President of the United States a letter of the 28 of April received yesterday from the Commissioner of the Revenue. In the early part of the ensuing week he will have the honor of waiting upon the president to submit his ideas on the several points raised, & take the President’s orders thereupon. LC , George Washington Papers,...
[New York, March 14, 1799. Second letter of March 14 not found.] In the “List of Letters from General Hamilton to General Washington,” Columbia University Libraries, two letters from H are listed for March 14, 1799.
Treasury Department, April 11, 1793. Encloses “a communication of the 9 instant from the Commissioner of the Revenue, this morning received, transmitting a Contract with Abishai Woodward as Superintendant of the workmen to be employed in completing the Lighthouse at Bald-Head.” Recommends that the contract be approved. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Letter from Tench Coxe...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the President & sends the enclosed for his decision —submitting his opinion that it is not adviseable to grant the permission requested. This case is not precisely within the rule already adopted as a general one. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. The enclosure was a letter which Jean Antoine Joseph Fauchet wrote 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
Herewith is an official letter submitting the draft of a Proclamation. I reserve some observations as most proper for a private letter. In the case of a former proclamation I observe it was under the seal of the UStates and countersigned by the Secretary of State. If the precedent was now to be formed I should express a doubt whether it was such an instrument as ought to be under the seal of...
The day before yesterday I received a letter from Mr. Woodbury Langdon declining the appointment offered him. There was a letter with it for you which I immediately forwarded. Since that time I have conversed with Mr. Langdon & have heared from Mr. Gilman; the former is warm in his recommendation of Mr. Keith Spence; he states that his insolvency was owing to the loss of a valuable ship &...
[ Philadelphia ] December 2, 1794 . “The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to send the President some additional communications from the Supervisor of Ohio District. The State of that scene renders the arrangement with regard to District Attorney delicate & important.” LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. On August 23, 1794, when the Senate was not in session, Washington...