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On the 18th. Instant Mr. Thomas had the Honor to address you on the Subject of the pensions paid to invalids by the state of N. Carolina, since which we have found that payments made by that State to Widows & orphans of deceased officers are in the same predicament. We therefore respectfully request that with your answer to Mr. Thomas’s letter you will favour us with your sentiments on the...
As there are sundry Credits to the State of N. Carolina existing on the books of the Treasury of the U.S. The vouchers of which the undersigned Agents of said State are not in possession of whereon to Support the claims of said State for such credits, We take the liberty to solicit that you will be so good as to direct the proper Officer to furnish us on or before the 30th instant with an...
[ Quincy, Massachusetts, August 4, 1792. On August 16, 1792, Hamilton wrote to Adams : “I have been duly favoured with your letter of the 4th Instant.” Letter not found. ]
I do my self the honour to transmit to you my Accounts which remain unsettled, for the last two years and Eight months of my Administrations abroad in the service of the United States. I have left a Blank for my Salary. In my own opinion it is but Justice that it should be filled up with the Sum of two thousand five hundred Pounds sterling a year, because this was the contract under which I...
I have received the Letter you did me the honor to write me this morning and as the Secretary of State accidentally fell in before I had opportunity to answer it, we agreed to propose a meeting at his House at two o’Clock on Monday next. If that time and place are agreeable to you, and the Secretary at War, they will be particularly so to me who have the honor to be with great regard, Sir your...
Mr Charles Adams, my second son, the Bearer of this Letter, I beg leave to introduce to you. He took his degree at our University of Cambridge this year, and is destined to the Study of the Law. I wish to get him into some office in New York, and should give the Preference to yours. But there are two Contingencies, one possible the other probable in the way. The first is that Congress may...
I have just received your favor of the 9th inst. with the inclosures, and agreeable to your directions, herewith return the former power cancelled, and the previous Schedule marked E. The word “your” instead of “his” sufficient Warrant, used at the close of the present, as well as the former power, is I presume not sufficiently material to need an alteration. I have the honor to be with the...
The Bankers of the United States at Amsterdam, have written to you upon the present state of affairs in this Country, which would in their opinion render the negotiation for eight hundred thousand Dollars, for which they have been commissioned altogether impracticable, even if they had received from Coll. Humphreys the intimation for which they are instructed to wait. Under these circumstances...
The Hague, February 2, 1795. Discusses the political situation and the money market in Europe. LC , Adams Family Papers, deposited in the Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston. This letter is incorrectly addressed to H as Secretary of the Treasury. He had resigned from that position on January 31, 1795, and was succeeded by Oliver Wolcott, Jr. See H to George Washington, January 31, 1795 ,...
One Month after Date I Promise to pay to Alexr. Hamilton Esq Or Order fifteen pounds for Value Red. ADS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
[ Kingston, New York, May 30, 1793. On June 15, 1793, Hamilton wrote to Addison and Van Gaasbeck : “I received two or three days since your letter of the 30th. of May.” Letter not found. ] Both Addison and Van Gaasbeck were residents of Kingston. Van Gaasbeck was elected to the House of Representatives from New York in March, 1793.
the Minister plenipotentiary of the french Republic presents his best compliments and his grateful thanks to M. hamilton for the Letters of introduction he was kind enough to give to him, and is very Sory to be prevented by a previous Engagement to call upon him on Saturday next to dine according to his polite invitation. the Minister before he leaves this city shall pay his Respects to Mr...
A Mr. G: Frances, lately from your Office, waited on Thas. Basen, and asked him if he recoleted any thing of a Certificate he had bought of him about two years ago. Basen Answered he did. Frances told Basen he was employed by you to purchase, & that he had of you 50 Dolls. for his trouble And that you then said the profits was to be applied to the benefit of the widow Green, but that you...
A number of your fellow Citizens desirous of expressing the sense they entertain of the important Services you have rendered your Country, have raised by Subscription a Sum of money to defray the expence of a Portrait of you, ⟨to⟩ be executed by Mr Trumbull, and placed in one of our public Buildings. We have therefore to request that you will b⟨e⟩ so condescending as to allow Mr Trumbull to...
Philadelphia, August 1, 1790. Expresses concern over delays in the approval of the contracts for repairs on the Cape Henlopen lighthouse and for the lighthouse keeper’s salary. ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives.
Philadelphia, October 12, 1789. “Some of my Friends, on finding I had an Inclination to apply for the appointment of Superintendant of the light house, Beacons Buoys and publick Piers, have put Into my hands A Recommendation … addressed to the president, which I have … Enclosed to him.… I … am at A loss whether to attend at the seat of government in person or not and should consider it as A...
Philadelphia, August 20, 1790. Complains of the difficulty of obtaining contractors for maintenance work on the aids to navigation in the Delaware River. Urges Hamilton to expedite approval of the contract for the repairs to the Cape Henlopen lighthouse. ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives.
Philadelphia, October 13, 1789. Asks Hamilton’s approval for payment of a pilot’s claim as reward for salvaging a floating beacon. ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives.
[ Philadelphia ] October 25, 1790 . “Enclosed Herewith is accounts of the Expenditures in the Office of Superintendance of the Light House at Cape Henelopen &c., from the first of July to the first of October from which there appears A Ballance in my hands of three hundred and fifty four Dollars and Twenty Eight & one half Cents.… Part of the afforesaid Ballance has been Since paid away and as...
Philadelphia, December 28, 1790. Discusses “the design of Erecting Piers Opposite to the Borough of Chester” on the Delaware River. ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Estimates, Delaware, National Archives.
Philadelphia, September 17, 1789. States that the port of Philadelphia lacks funds for the maintenance of aids to navigation in the Delaware River. Asks that United States funds be used for that purpose. ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives. Allibone was master warden of the port of Philadelphia.
[ Philadelphia ] March 16, 1792 . “Having Particularly Inspected the Condition of the Piers at mud Island, I have the honor to report, that the Pier destroyed by the Breaking up of the Ice, was not Removed intirely from its bed as at first Represented, But that all the upper part thereof Below low water mark was Torn away and now lays sunk. Just against the back part or upper side of what...
Philadelphia, September 28, 1791. Encloses estimates for “the Present quarter” and for “one year comencing the 15th of August.” Reports that the navigational aids in the Delaware River “are now in good order.” ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives. Allibone was master warden of the port of Philadelphia. Allibone was...
[ Philadelphia ] April 29, 1790 . Discusses proposals for improving navigation in Delaware River and Delaware Bay. ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives.
Philadelphia, September 26, 1789. Discusses aids to navigation in Delaware Bay and River. Suggests appointment of a superintendent for the entire Delaware district. Mentions a pending bill in Pennsylvania legislature which would cede to United States all state-owned navigational aids in Delaware River. ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States,...
Philadelphia, November 1, 1790. “I have annexed an abstract of Contracts and Services for which payment will be due in the Course of the present month to which I have added Estimate of the Expenditures for the present year up to the fifteenth of August Next.… It will appear from this abstract and Estimate that it is probable not more than three thousand five hundred Dollars will be wanted for...
Philadelphia, January 24, 1791. Proposes that two beacon boats on the Delaware River, both of which are “far advanced in a state of decay,” be replaced. ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives. H’s endorsement reads: “The within proposition appears eligible but Mr [Tench] Coxe will consider it & give me his opinion.”
[ Philadelphia ] April 27, 1792 . Encloses “a Coppy of an Invoice of Oil, which has been delivered this day by Joseph Anthony & Son, agreeably to Contract.” ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives. See H to George Washington, April 24, 1792 , and Tobias Lear to H, April 25, 1792 .
[ Philadelphia ] February 9, 1792. “Sometime about the setting in of the winter … the Inspector for Port Penn, having discovered that a Large quantity of the filling of the second Pier had been taken out, and several Coasters laying there at the same time, his suspicions led him to challenge them therewith, but as all persisted in denying the fact; And their Hatches being laid he could not...
Philadelphia, October 12, 1789. Discusses methods of maintaining “the Several Establishments” for aiding navigation “in the Bay and River Deleware.” Asks to be appointed superintendent of that district. ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives. For background to this document, see Sharp Delany to H, October 6, 1789 .
Philadelphia, June 15, 1790. Encloses a maintenance contract for the Delaware River establishment. ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives.
Philadelphia, July 5, 1790. Describes “a visit of Inspection to the several establishments” under Allibone’s supervision. Intends to draw up contracts for the repair of buoys, piers, and beacons. ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives.
Philadelphia, August 21, 1790. “Enclosed herewith is a new Contract with Abraham Hargis as keeper of the Light House at Cape Henlopen.… Mr. Hargis in agreeing to a reduction of his Sallary expresses a full confidence that when his comparative situation with respect to other Keepers of Light Houses, is fully Investigated, it will be augmented again, And alledges in support of that expectation...
[ Philadelphia ] March 13, 1792 . “Unpleasant as the task is, to be the Bearer of bad tidings, it has fallen to my lot; and it is no less then the entire loss & destruction of one of the Piers at mud Island, by the Breaking up of the Ice on thursday last, when the whole body thereof moved at once, with the flood tide and a heavy easterly wind, which forced it with great Violence for A long...
Philadelphia, January 7, 1790. Has received Hamilton’s letter of December 21, 1789 , and the necessary funds to maintain the aids to navigation in the Delaware River. LS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives. Letter not found.
[ Philadelphia ] December 23, 1791 . “I have the Honor to call your attention to a Short report on the state of the establishments under my care as follows: The Light House in good order and well Supplied with every thing Necessary for the ensuing Season—the Publick Piers in good repair. The usual exhanges of Beacons & Buoys and those which were relieved brot. up and deposited in their usual...
Philadelphia, October 25, 1790. Describes “repairs of the Piers Opposite to Reedy Island.” LS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives.
[ Philadelphia ] April 22, 1791 . “I have herewith enclosed a Contract with Joseph Anthony & Son, for the supply of Oil for one years Consumption of the Lighthouse at Cape Henlopen.… I have also enclosed a Contract with John Wilson for Building a Beaconboat to replace the One used at Brown Shoal, it being in a State of decay as will not admit of its being depended upon for another year.…” ALS...
[ Philadelphia, October 5, 1789. On April 29, 1790, Allibone wrote to Hamilton : “I did make mention of it in a letter of mine dated October 5th last.” Letter not found. ]
Philadelphia, April 29, 1790. “I have the Honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter dated april 21st Informing me of my appointment as Superintendant of the Light House and other establishments in the Bay and River Deleware, and containing Instructions for my Government therein, but find that no official Information had reached you, of the Legislature of Pennsylvania having made Cession...
[ Philadelphia, February 13, 1790. ] Encloses “Some observations Respecting Further Improvements in the Bay & River Delaware.” Sends a copy “of the Conveyance of A Lot of Land on Cape May.” ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives.
Philadelphia [ April, 1790 ]. Asks Hamilton’s opinion on Allibone’s recommendations for improving navigation in the Delaware River and Delaware Bay. ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives. See Allibone to H, April 29, 1790 .
Philadelphia, April 5, 1790. “… Agreeably to your circular letter, of the fifth of October last, the several establishments in the Bay and River Deleware have had every necessary attention paid to them.… A scarcity and rise in the article of oyl is likely to take place owing to the demand for the European Market, and the moment any is landed here it is bot. up for that purpose, this has...
Philadelphia, June 6, 1790. Encloses “A Contract with Abraham Hargis as keeper of the light House” at Henlopen. ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives.
Philadelphia, May 22, 1790. “I herewith Transmit … five several Contracts for supplies and services for the establishments in the Bay and River Deleware.… There will be two others sent forward as soon as they can be effected one for Keeping the light House & one for repairs of Piers.” ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives.
I have the Honor to Enclose a statement of what mony will be wanted in discharge of the engagments in the Office of Superintendant of the Delaware Light House &c for the present quarter up to the thirty first Instant and am with Highest Respect your most Obedient. Humble Servant ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives. “Statement...
Philadelphia, May 6, 1790. Proposes that supplies for the following year be purchased immediately to take advantage of favorable prices. Plans to inspect all navigational aids in Delaware River and Delaware Bay at the end of May. ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives.
[ Philadelphia ] October 21, 1789 . “Your Circular letter of the fifth Instt. came only to my hands this day.… The principal matters requested thereby have been sent forward by me sometime ago particularly the description of the Nature & Extent of the Several Establishments for the safety of the Navigation.…” ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States,...
Philadelphia, September 1, 1790. “Enclosed herewith is Contract with Thomas Connaroe for repairs of all the Publick Piers oposite to Reedy Island.… When this with all the other Contracts made for Supplies and Repairs are compleated, these Establishments will be in Such good condition that there is every reason to expect that after the present year, the annual expenditure therefor will be...
[ Philadelphia ] April 30, 1792 . “Since delivering the estimates and observations for Building a Pier at mud Island. I have made careful Enquiry into the vallue of the articles estimated. The result whereof is that the Smiths ask from 6d to 6d½ for that kind of Iron work, And the Price of Building Stone of Inferiour quality is 5/4 at the whaves & that of Superiour is 6/10. the Delaware paving...