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you will I hope pardon me if I intrude on your goodness thinking the multiplycity of business. you have to encounter With. has been the cause of my not hereing from you. which induces me to write the Second time. flatering myself it will be in your Power to Comply with my Request. which I shall make it my whole Study. to Remit it to you as soon as its in my power your Compyance dear Sir will...
The American Schooner named the Hawke Enroled and Licenced in this Office John Cook Master did on the 16 May last clear from this port for the port of St Marys in the United States during the period of the Embargo, but instead of proceeding to her place of destination while at Sea She altered her Voyage and proceeded to a Foreign Port in the West Indies vizt Port au Paix. While there Capn Cook...
The difficulty of makeing provision by a Genl. Law for the Regulation of Pilots and the Superintendence of the light houses, Buoys &c. appear to me to be insurmountable otherwise than by the Appointment of Commrs. in Each State (say 3) to reside at the principle port to give them Certain powers in the Act and authority to make bye Laws Subject to the Revision of the Presidt of the US. or...
On my return home, I found your letter of the 6th. instant. My answer is short; being no more, than this, that there is not a single fee or emolument incident to my office; that I have paid the expences without taking any account, as I expected no retribution; and that my salary is 1900 dollars per annum. I have the honor, sir, to be   with respect   Yr. mo. ob. serv. ALS , RG 46, Second...
[ November 10, 1794. On November 12, 1794, Oliver Wolcott, Jr., wrote to Smith: “Your letter of the 10th. instant covering a Contract dated the 10th. day of Oct. 1794 has in the absence of the Secretary of the Treasury been read by me.” Letter not found. ] Smith, John Adams’s son-in-law, had been supervisor of the revenue for the District of New York from 1791 to 1793. When this letter was...
I Should have written You some time Since, but a dangerous fit of Illness has prevented Me and I am Still too weak to write more than Just to intimate my Wishes, that You may loose no time in bringing my affair before Congress. Were I well enough to write much, I would give you a detail of my prospects in settling my affairs, but since that is not the Case I will only say that my independance,...
The last evening, a circumstance took place at this Station, which will clog the recruiting business in this quarter, and perhaps thro the United States The regulations established by the President of the United States for the recruiting service, permits an Officer to recruit from Eighteen, to Forty years of Age. Capt. Green the Commanding Officer, attach’d to this recruiting Station,...
I now Inclose you a list of articles furnished to Capt Bishops Company. I am sorry that the measure did not meet your entire approbation But I am well convinced: that he coud not have marched with them— If the weather Continues favourable I hope to be able to get my Regiment nearly coverd this week—I am using every exertion in my power to provide the necessary materials for the other Troops...
Having received full authority from mr William Short to superintend & controul the disposal of his property in the public funds, I take the liberty of desiring that no property of his of that kind, whether standing in his own name or in that of mr James Brown or any other person in trust for him may be permitted to be transferred or to [be] paid to any person whatever. I have the honor to be...
I have written to you several letters on a Variety of Subjects in which I thought the public Service was Interested But I Imagene the Subjects may have been thought too unimportant to attend to or your answer must have miscarried as I have not heard from you by the Two last mails— I have procured loans of money for several of my officers whose situations woud not permit them to Continue the...
The Quarterly Meeting of the Directors of the Society for estg. usef. Manuf. is postponed from the first to the Third Tuesday in July. The Meeting will therefore be held at Paterson on the 16 of July. You talked of meeting us and I hope therefore to have the Pleasure to see you there. Will you take the Trouble of communicating to Major L’Enfant the above Circumstance—probably he may accompany...
In the Appointment of the regimental Staff in the 13th. Regiment of the Army of the United States James Gordon has the Office of Quarter Master who is a 2d Lieutenant— I am told that another Officer will be appointed 2d Lieut. in the Regimt. to fill Gordon’s Vacancy in the Line—in such Case I take the Liberty to recommend Mr. Joseph Hickcox of Thompson in the State of Connecticut a young Man...
I was yesterday honored with the favour of your Letter of the 19th. instant. I immediately present you, my most respectful thankfulness and pray you to be So kind, Sir, as to ascribe the freedom of my last proceeding to the great desire I have to prove myself, as useful, as it is in my power, to the country, which has granted me with an asylum, a new existence. I am conscious that every...
I have to request in the absence of the Secretary of War, you will be pleased to direct the sum of five thousand dollars to be placed in the hands of the Treasurer, being for the use of the department of war, namely— For the pay of the recruits 2000. “   the recruiting service 1500 “   incidental expences 1500 Dollars 5000 I am Sir &c LC , RG 93, Letter Book, 1794, National Archives.
Providence, November 8, 1790. “The master of the Sloop Samuel of this place late commanded by John Arnold, being changed, I have this day certified on the Register, numbered 22., that Wm Flemming is the present master.…” Copy, RG 56, Letters from the Collector at Providence, National Archives . ; LS , Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence.
Department of State, January 3, 1795. “I beg leave to lay before you a letter of the 25th. ultimo from the Governor of Virginia with its inclosures. As they relate to a transaction during the embargo, which has been principally connected with the Treasury Department, I must request you to institute such inquiries, or furnish me with such information, as will possess me of the whole affair. I...
I will now according to my promise when I left St: Croix acquaint You of my safe arrival at Portsmouth the 27th. instant and write You a few lines about the present state of politics. You may think of our surprize, Sir, when we learned from an English Brig of war in the Channel that England had declared war against France and that hostilities had actually commenced. Who can foretell what will...
I have the Honor to inform you that the recruiting service in the circle under my Command has begun and as far as I can learn with tolerable success—from reflection & the best information I can obtain by visiting the sub district quarters, I am led to believe it would fecilitate the recruiting of the Regt. by delivering the cloathing to the recruits at the sub districts; that the Officers...
[ September 4, 1778 ]. Resigns his commission. ALS , RG 93, Miscellaneous Records, National Archives. Dorsey was a cornet, Fourth Continental Dragoons.
When I first received your orders for supplying the Cutter I attempted to bring the men to the established ration fixed by Congress. The moment our design was known a good Crew left the vessel. I was therefore obliged to supply as the Merchants supply or suffer the Cutter to remain in port. The latter I thought would be more difficult for me to justify than given the men the supply generally...
The inclosed is Sent for your peruseal, and the letter Sketched for Mr Flint for your consideration, and to be altered by you if necessary. If however approved to be Sent in its present form, be pleased to Sign it, and I shall, convey it to be signed by the Other Commissioners, at N York & delivered. Excuse my troubling you. With much Respect I am   Yours &ca LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of...
At the Circuit Court held in this Town on the 7th Instant, the Grand Jury found bills of Indictment against Metcalf Bowler and Zebedee Hunt Junr., Masters of the Brigantine Mariah and Schooner Nancy, for departing from the Harbour of Newport on a Forreign Voyage, in Violation of the Embargo Act passed the 26th of March last. Capt. Hunt being arraigned, pled Guilty to the Charge. The Court...
I am afraid that my parting words with you yesterday might possibly convey a meaning wch. I did not wish, my tongue allways serving me as a faulty interpreter. It forces me to trouble you with following explanation. It had been suggested to me that the controul of our finances was wished for by a person named yesterday (I believe now without foundation) & that attempts would be made to mislead...
Your Letter of 28th. Septr. came safe to hand & have to inform you that Majr. Hoop’s letter of the 30th august came to hand only ten days passed subscribed by yourself & indicating the Line of march I must beg leave to inform you that from the Period of the reception of Major Hoops letter till this time the Supervisor has been absent so that the procurement of Waggons &ct. to this moment has...
We received your favor of the [22] Instant and am obliged to you not only for your Acceptance of a very troublesome Challenge, but for the Alacrity with which you meet us in the field. We wish it would Afford you as many Laurels, as you are like to reap elsewhere! You have heard of the Enemy’s little Excursion to Peeks ⟨Kill⟩; we wish it may not encourage them, to make a more serious Attempt,...
By the President’s direction T. Lear has the honor to transmit to the Secretary of the Treasury a Copy of the Resolution of the House of representatives relative to the Loans made in Holland; with which the President requests the Secretary to comply as soon as he conveniently can. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. The enclosed resolution, passed by the House of...
I should divide New hampshire as followeth, The County of Rockingham to be one district for the recruiting service and Portsmouth or Exeter to be head quarters. The county of Hillsborough one district, & Amherst the head quarters. The county of Cheshire one district, & Keen the head quarters. The countys of Strafford & Grafton to be one district, & Plymouth or Gilmantown the head-quarters. I...
I have received your letter of the 16 instant enclosing the Commission of Captain Erasmus Babbet. You will be pleased to inform him that his resignation is accepted and that his pay and emoluments will cease on the 15: May next— I am Sir with great Respect Your obed Servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
When I wrote you on the 14th Int. on the Subject of the Suits of Messrs. Arnold & Dexter, my Intention was to have made application to the Superiour Court to be held in the County of Kent on the 28 Int. for a Special Jury to be Taken up for the purpose of assessing the Damages—but it is Mr. Barne’s opinion that no time will be gained by this Step as the verdict of the Jury cannot be...
I repaired to Oxford, where I entered into an agreement for the lease of the land of which I made mention in my letter of the 22d Ulto. The owner Mr John Nichols engages to lease to the United States, the whole of said lot described by certain metes & bounds, estimated to contain fifteen acres for the purpose of erecting hutts thereon & for quartering troops therein the two ensuing winter...
As you feel interested in favr. of any reasonable indulgence to Mr. Robertson, I think proper to inform you, that the propositions made by Colo. Burr & reduced to writing by him in my presence were agreed to &—that with the exception of Mr. R. there appears to be no sincere desire to come to an explanation—we have lost two years, in fruitless negotiations. Mr. Robertson appeared to be...
I pray you to accept a Copy of the medal voted me by Congress as a Small token of the great Respect and esteem with which I have the honor to be Dear Sir   Your very obt. st. ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Truxtun was appointed a captain in the United States Navy in 1794 and ranked fifth among the six captains appointed at that time. During the undeclared war with France, he...
Newport [ Rhode Island ] December 21, 1790 . “I have received your Letter of the 6th instant, and have acted accordingly.…” LC , Newport Historical Society, Newport, Rhode Island. Letter not found.
I have thought it proper to collect in one view, several small points respecting the service which have been noted from time to time, and which more or less appeared to me to deserve attention. they are presented for your decission. It is necessary that an Officer of higher rank than a Captain or of more force than the present Commandant should be ordered to take charge of the forts in this...
Reading [ Pennsylvania ] July 19, 1794 . “I was in Philadelphia ten days and every day I attended your Office three times expecting to have the pleasure of seeing you but all in vain.… I have settled my Accounts to the 5th July last and received the ballance. Provisions, Liquor and everything else is so very high that it is out of my Power to furnish at the rate heretofore, it is so triffleing...
I beg you will once more excuse the liberty your young friend takes in addressing you, it is I assure you owing to the great anxiety of mind I labor under respecting my appointment I have seen Col: Odgen since you left Town and find from his conversation that I am as far distant from receiving my Commission in his Regiment as ever, I believe he has given the preference to some other Person, I...
Both your favors of the 17th & 22nd. ult I had the pleasure to receive about the latter end of the month, since which this place has been a Scene of Confusion and distress. The Inhabitants flying for Shelter to the Interior part of the state, and the Militia moving up with a tardiness which has given me more real Concern than the Enemys depradations have done as It evinces either disaffection...
I embarked for this place on Wednesday last and arrived here yesterday. Captain Ingersoll has furnished me with a Musician. Major Fleming put up for me 100 Blank paper Cartridges for a four pounder; knowing that there were none of that Caliber at Albany, I took the liberty of requesting them. He will require your order for his delivery of them, which I will thank you to transmit me. The...
A question has arisen respecting the relative Rank of the Platoon Officers of the different Regiments. Some have supposed, that, when Officers are of the same grade, their relative Rank in their respective Regiments being the same, and the dates of their Commissions the same, that the Number of the Regiment determins the Rank, reckoning the lowest Number highest in Rank. Others have supposed...
I have the Honor to inclose you an invoice of Medicine & Hospital Stores, intended for the use of the Troops on the Mississippi & Mobile Rivers, which may I hope be purchased & shiped on the Vessel, which — the ordnance & Military Stores, for the sake of Oconomy, dispatch, & accommodation; I am the more particular in this instance, because the Season has been remarkably sickly on our South...
Since I had the honor of addressing you a few days ago, all the Hatts at present finished have been inspected and are now delivering at the public Store to the Amount of 1500. As there is no place fitted for their Reception otherwise than in bulk on the Floor, and no article is more liable to damage from the Moath than a wool hatt, I cannot but regret that those, which are undoubtedly the best...
For carrying into execution the provisions in that behalf made by the Act, entitled, “An Act making appropriations for the support of Government for the year one thousand seven hundred & ninety three”; I do hereby authorise you the said Secretary of the Treasury to agree and contract with the President, Directors and Company of the Bank of the United States for a loan or loans to the United...
By the President’s command T Lear has the honor to transmit to the Secretary of the treasury the proposals which have this day been submitted to the President, for rebuilding the lanthorn story & wooden work of the Light House in South Carolina which has lately been consumed by fire, and likewise proposals for plastering the same —All of which have been approved by the President of the United...
I have the honor to enclose abstracts from the Inspection Returns of the 11th, 12, & 13th Reg of Infantry, together with remarks on the situation of the Brigade Generally. The Inspection returns are herewith Presented, with the report of the Inspector. I am, With the greatest respect Sir, Your Obet Serv ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing "Inspection of the 7th April 1800....
Philadelphia, April 24, 1794. “Concurring, as I do, with you, that the treaty between the United States and Sweden, exempts the Vessels of the latter from the operation of the embargo, I beg leave to suggest to you, whether it may not be expedient to give instructions to the several Collectors accordingly.” LC , RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State, Vol. 6, January 2–June 26,...
Yesterday I wrote to you pretty fully —to day I have little to add beyond what is contained in the official communication. Whatever may be the declarations of a determination to submit, or exertions on the part of those whose indemnity depends upon a general acquiescence in the execution of the acts of Congress—there seems to be a necessity for some force being stationed here, to overawe the...
I have received your letter dated the 13 instant. It has been communicated to the President, from whom I have received instructions to make the following reply. The Plan you detail, for the disposition of the four regiments, on the former permanent establishment, as the result of communications with General Wilkinson, and the commander in chief, and according with the communications of the...
[ London, July 23, 1802. King’s description of this letter reads: “General Hamilton. Determination to return home &c.” Letter not found. ] Rufus King’s “Memorandum of private Letters, &c., dates & persons from 1796 to Augt 1802,” owned by Mr. James G. King, New York City.
[ Philadelphia, April 13–14, 1796. On April 15, 1796, Hamilton wrote to Rufus King and referred to “A letter by yesterday’s Post from our Friend Ames. Letter not found. ] Ames was a Federalist member of the House of Representatives from Massachusetts.
I receivd your kind favour of the 8th Instant & I humbly thank you for the indulgence you have given me, I shall strictly attend to your Orders, & report frequently my state of helth & situation, I am still confind to my room & have not been able to do any kind of buisness yet, I am in hopes as the warm season cums on I shall git about again, the report of my resigning must have arose from my...