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The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to The President—incloses him a letter which Mr. Coxe has just brought to him for his perusal. It is conceived that a reply may be given to this Letter, by Mr Coxe, which being published with the letter, may do good. If the President sees no objection, the idea will be pursued. It is said that papers have been received from England down to...
It appears probable that advantages will result from giving to the Citizens at large information on the subject of the disturbances which exist in the Western parts of Pennsylvania. With this view, if no objection to the measure should occur to you, I would cause a publication to be made of the Report which I had the honor to address to you, dated the 5th. instant. With the most perfect...
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...
A temporary absence from the seat of Government, & the extra avocations which have occupied me since my return have delayed my submitting to you the inclosed communication of the 15 of July from the Commissioner of the Revenue. The arrangement proposed is the result of a previous consultation between the Commissioner of the Revenue & myself, and appears to me proper. If adopted, it will remain...
The Secretary of War contemplated the sending about this time two months pay to the troops & mounted volunteers under General Scott. A law directs that the payments to the troops may be so regulated as that there shall be at no time in arrears more than two months pay. The requisite Treasury arrangements are made & every thing is ready for making the contemplated remittance to the army. But a...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to The President. The letter written to the President on the 16. respecting the publication of the Report of the 5. was written at the Secry. of State’s Office, where Mr H. expected a copy of it had been taken previous to its delivery. But when Mr. H. sent to enquire for a copy in order to the publication of it, he found none had been...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the President incloses a recommendation of persons for officers of the Revenue Cutter in South Carolina. Capt. Cochran who is now here expresses an opinion that as the person recommended for third Mate is very young, it will be adviseable to defer his appointment ’till some further trial of him. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his respects to the President. He sent yesterday for the papers necessary to furnish the particular instances of misconduct in certain officers of Pennsylvania, but on examination they prove not to be the right ones. There is probably not time to correct the error today; but the President may mention the circumstance to the Governor & inform him that he...
The state of my health since you were pleased to refer to me the letter from Governor Mifflin of the 22 of August has been such as to delay the necessary previous examination in order to a reply—and prevents now its being as full and particular as I had wished it to be. I premise for greater clearness that by official influence, I understand, that influence which is derived from Official...
[ Philadelphia ] September 4, 1794 . “The Secretary of the Treasury requests the favor of the President to send him the communication from the Governor, on which he not long since reported, containing imputations on the conduct of the officers of the UStates employed in the Western Counties. They will be useful in forming the reply to his last letter, in which a considerable progress has been...
Treasury Department, September 10, 1794. Encloses “a claim of Joseph Tatlow’s against the United States for his services as an Express in April 1794 from New Castle to Philada.” Asks “whether it ought not to be discharged out of the fund of twenty thousand Dollars appropriated the last Session of Congress to defray the Contingent charges of Government.” LC , George Washington Papers, Library...
Upon full reflection I entertain an opinion, that it is adviseable for me, on public ground, considering the connection between the immediate ostensible cause of the insurrection in the Western Country and my department, to go out upon the expedition against the insurgents. In a government like ours, it cannot but have a good effect for the person who is understood to be the adviser or...
The Secry. of the Treasury presents his respects to The President. He finds it will be impracticable for him without injury to the public service to leave town on Monday , but he will do it the day after & overtake the President. However he begs leave to inform the President that from the information received, there is no prospect of a pretty general assembling of the Pennsylvania & N Jersey...
I have the honor to transmit you two communications from the Commissioner of the Revenue dated the 24 & 25 instant, and to submit my opinion, that it is adviseable to ratify all the contracts to which they refer except that last mentioned with Green Parker. With perfect respect &c LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Tench Coxe’s first letter to H of September 25, 1794 , has not...
Col Mentges delivered me your letter from Hartley’s. Upon interrogating him, I do not find that there are more than two detachments of Militia on the way—one of New Jersey which by his account is likely to be pretty far advanced of Carlisle—the other of Pensylvania from Allen Town, about fifty or sixty, more in arrear. Mentges is not very perspicuous which may have led you to a different...
We arrived here this afternoon. A very heavy rain has rendered the march extremely arduous and distressing; but we find here much better shelter than was foreseen. Our baggage & stores are just beginning to arrive. The Jersey line & Brigade of Cavalry took the right hand road about five miles back. Tomorrow we shall continue our march & I hope that we shall conform to the general arrangement...
The very late arrival of the waggons the injury to a number of them & the dispersed situation of the troops render it impracticable to leave this place today as was inten[d]ed. But the baggage & stores go forward & tomorrow the troops must move. I apprehend no material derangement of the general plan. An express has been dispatched to Governor Lee advising him of the state of things here....
The Light Corps with the Jersey Infantry and Brigade of Cavalry are at Indian Creek in Legonien Valley, where they continue, ’till this division get up, which will be this Evening, as the march will commence in an hour. This division had, I believe, the worst road, and was besides encumbered with all the spare Stores, which has thrown it a day’s march behind the other. But by a letter received...
The New Jersey Infantry and Brigade of Cavalry are at this place. The Pensylvania Infantry will be here this Evening. The light Corps is advanced about two Miles. No official account, since that heretofore communicated has come from the left wing. But a person who came from Union-Town yesterday informs, the Morgan with the advance was there—the main body about twenty miles behind. I propose in...
I have returned to this place from Union Town. A letter from Governor Lee which goes with this probably informs you of the plan of future operations —but lest it should not I shall briefly state it. The right wing is to take a position with its left towards Budds ferry & its right toward Greensburgh. The left wing is to be posted between the Yocghagani & Monongalia with its left towards the...
Morgan with the whole of the light troops has crossed into Washington County. Dispositions of different corps are making to strike at once in the most disaffected scenes. It appears evident that to wait for preliminary investigations to apprehend the guilty upon process would defeat the object & produce delay beyond the patience of the troops or the time allowed by the season for operation....
I have the honor of your note of the 5 instant. Tomorrow the measures for apprehending persons & seizing stills will be carried into effect. I hope there will be found characters fit for examples & who can be made so. Col Hamilton Sheriff is now at our quarters come to make a voluntary surrender of himself. It is not yet certain how much can be proved against him; but otherwise he is a very...
I had the honor of writing to you three Days since by Mr. Vaughan. Nothing material has since occurred; except that a number of persons have been apprehended. Twenty of them are in confinement at this place—others have not yet arrived. Several of those in confinement are fit subjects for examples and it is probable from the evidence already collected & what is expected that enough for that...
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...
I wrote you the day before yesterday by express. Nothing material remains to be said. The army is generally in motion homeward; the Virginia line by way of Morgan Town to Winchester &c. The Maryland by way of Union Town to Williamsport &c. The Pensylvania & New Jersey by the old Pensylvania route to Bedford. The Judiciary is industrious in prosecuting the examinations of prisoners among whom...
I have the honor to inform you that I have fixed upon the last of January next as the day for the resignation of my office of Secretary of the Treasury I make the communication now, that there may be time to mature such an arrangement as shall appear to you proper to meet the vacancy when it occurs. With perfect respect & the truest attachment   I have the honor to be   Sir   Your very...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to make the following representation to The President of the United States, in order that he may determine on the expediency of laying the subject of it before Congress. The procuring of military supplies generally, is with great propriety, vested by law in the Department of the Treasury. That Department from situation, may be expected...
[ 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...
Treasury Department December 2, 1794. “The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to transmit to The President of the UStates, triplicates of a statement of Expenditures upon the funds heretofore appropriated for defraying the contingent charges of Government up to the 30 of September last.” LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. “An Act making appropriations for certain purposes...
Treasury Department, December 5, 1794. “The Secretary of The Treasury has the honor to submit to the President a letter from the Commissioner of The Revenue of the 3d. instant.… The present offer appears admissible. If the President thinks so—his approbation noted on the letter of the Commissioner of the revenue, will put the business in execution.” LC , George Washington Papers, Library of...
Treasury Department, December 19, 1794. Sends “a letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue of the 13 instant, on the subject of the Keeper of the Lighthouse … near Sherburn in Nantucket.” States that “it is advisable to appoint the person therein mentioned.” LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Tench Coxe to H, December 13, 1794 . On December 23, 1794, Coxe wrote to Stephen...
The present state & prospects of the Treasury render it necessary, without delay, to exercise the power vested in the President by the act passed the 18 instant, intitled “an act authorizing a Loan of two millions of Dollars.” To enable him to determine this a probable view of receipts & expenditures distributed quarter yearly is herewith presented, and the form of a power as usual to The...
Jany. 1. Cash in Command of the Treasury 600.000. Deficiency 1.265.000. 1.865.000. April 1. Receipts from Imports & tonnage ⅌ returns received, nearly 900.000. ⅌ Estimate on cases not returned 500.000. ⅌ Estimate on account of internal duties 150.000. Deficiency 2.315.000. 3.865.000
I have the honor of transmitting to you an account between the Collector of New York, and the United States, which has been adjusted at the Treasury, and a balance of Dolls. 1533. ⁸⁹⁄₁₀₀. stated to be due to the said Collector. As all claims of a similar nature with the foregoing have been hitherto paid out of the Fund destined to defray the Contingent Charges of Government, I have deemed...
Mr Hamilton will with pleasure execute the commands of the President by the time appointed and have the honor of waiting upon him. AL , Lloyd W. Smith Collection, Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, New Jersey. This letter is dated on the basis of an account for 1794 in George Washington’s handwriting which is attached to the letter.
For a considerable time past the Commissioner of Loans for New York, has laboured under a degree of bodily infirmity little suited to the arduous duties of his station. A belief that his demise would speedily have terminated the embarrassment, united with other considerations, has hitherto prevented me from officially representing his situation to you, & the possible inconvenience to the...
Mr Hamilton presents his respects to the President. He has written the Letter to Mr Clarkeson which the President desired, & which if not countermanded will go by post. But in the course of writting it, the following reflection has pressed upon his mind with so much force that he thinks it his duty to submit it to The President. Clarkeson held the office of Marshal, a troublesome &...
An application having been made to this Department, during your late absence with the Militia Army, for an advance of money on account of the Mint Establishment; the sum of Five thousand Dollars was accordingly furnished to the Treasurer as will appear by the enclosed documents. As all payments of this nature have been heretofore sanctioned by you, I have to request, that you will be pleas’d...
The act entitled “an act providing for the payment of certain instalments of the foreign Debts, and of the third instalment due on a Loan made of the Bank of the UStates,” passed the 8th. of this present month of January; empowers the President to cause to be paid the third installment of the 2.000.000 Loan of the Bank of the United States (which did accrue on the last of December 1794 being...
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...
In answer to an enquiry which you were pleased to make I have the honor to transmit a Communication from the Commissioner of the Revenue of the 25 of December. It is true that there have been some defects of execution, but they are by no means such as in my opinion warrant the strong declaration of Mr Butler and I think it probable that they are to be attributed more to that agent whom he...
In my Letter presenting a plan of additional compensations to Supervisors and other officers of Inspection &c. I omitted to mention a material circumstance in the Law, which claims the attention of the President. The section of the act which authorises further allowances, refers them to services rendered, “subsequent to the 30th. day of June next.” These are the words. The act passed the...
I have the honor to send you the extract of a Letter of the 27 of December 1793 from our Commissioners in Holland, stating their having exceeded their instruction in the last Loan of 300.000 of Florins, by an allowance of 5 ⅌ Cent for charges instead of which was prescribed as a limit. Very much disposed to confide in the representation of those Gentlemen & believing there may be policy in not...
An instalment of principal of 1.000.000 of Florins of the Dutch Debt is to be paid on the first of June next. Measures are in train to remit from hence; but there is a possibility, that the events of War may interfere with the execution of the arrangement and render it desirable to be able to attempt a postponement by a new Loan. I ask the permission of The President to give an eventual...
Mr. Wolcott has just informed me That the Secretary of State had called upon him, as by your direction, to confer on the subject of a person to be appointed Comptroller, in the event of his appointment as Secretary of the Treasury and intimated that you had concluded to take some Gentleman from the South—that Mr. Habersham, brother of the Collector of Savannah, was more particularly in your...
I have the honor to transmit to you herewith a copy of the opinion of the Attorney General, with respect to the time to which the expression, “ subsequent to the thirtieth day of June next ,” used in the 13 section of an act making further provision &c. &c. and passed the 5 of June 1794 must be understood to refer. I shall just observe, that my ideas on this subject correspond with the opinion...
Mr Hamilton respectfully informs The President that he will be obliged to keep back ’till Monday his Letter of resignation in order before he sends it to complete the signature of a number of Letters & papers which are in preparation. But it will reach the President in time to admit of a nomination on that day of a successor, if the President thinks fit. LC , George Washington Papers, Library...
Mr. Hamilton presents his respects to the President—sends him some memorandums of recommendations of officers of Inspection. With regard to the Supervisor of the So. Western Territory, he is of opinion that still further information is necessary. He believes Mr. William Nichols who is the brother of Colo. Nichols to be a fit person for Inspector of the Revenue for the first survey of...
I have the honor to send you the copy of a Letter of the 27 instant from the Collector of Philadelphia —of another letter of the 30 ultimo from that officer to the Atty. of the District of Pennsylvania, and of a deposition of Charles Hemes taken before Judge Peters. These documents establish an improper attempt of Mr. Petri the French Consul to evade a Law of the United States, and allow a...
Previous to the leaving my present Office there are a few points which I think it my duty to bring under the consideration of the President. The first regards the present state and arrangement of the Mint. It is certain that this establishment is capable of producing very important benefits to the community. At this moment when an unusually large and a sudden exportation of silver has produced...