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By the President’s command T. Lear has the honor to transmit to the Secretary of State the enclosed letters & papers from the Judge of the District of Rhode Island relating to the Ship Catharine. After the Secretary shall have considerd the enclosed documents the President wishes his opinion of the measures which should be taken on the subject. AL , DLC : Jefferson Papers. Jefferson’s docket...
The President sends to the Secretary of State the Counter part of An Agreement with the Bank of the U.S. for 800,000 dollars, to have the ratification prepared in the usual way for the President’s signature. AL , DLC : Jefferson Papers. Jefferson’s docket reads “Washington President June 13. 93. rec’d June 13.” The enclosure was an agreement of 31 May 1793 between Alexander Hamilton and the...
By the President’s command T. Lear has the honor to transmit to the Secretary of State, letters from Mr Seagrove, that the Secretary may take extracts therefrom for the purpose mentioned this day. The President wishes to know if the Copies of Mr Hammond’s letter which have been sent to the President were intended to be put into the hands of the Secretary of War to be transmitted by him to Mr...
The President of the United States requests that the Secretary of State will write to the Governor of New York, by the post of tomorrow, for authenticated Copies, under Seal, of the several treaties between the Six Nations and the Governors of New York from the year 1683; and especially those with Colo. Dongan. They were preserved under the old Government of New York, in the Office of the...
By the President’s command T. Lear has the honor to inform the Secretary of State, that the President has intended several times, when he has seen the Secretary latterly, to have mentioned his opinion respecting Mr Albion Coxe’s wages; but some other subject being introduced put it out of his mind. He now informs the Secretary, that it is his opinion, that Mr Coxe should be paid wages for the...
T. Lear has the honor to transmit to the Secretary of State the Commissions which were sent to the President for his signature, which they have received. T. Lear begs leave to observe that in the Commission of Mr Joy, it is expressed: “He demanding and receiving no Fees or Perquisites” —which appears to be contrary to the fourth Section of the Act passed during the last Session of Congress,...
T. Lear has the honor to return to the Secretary of State the letter which he this day sent to the President —and to inform him that the President expects the Gentlemen to be at his house on monday at nine o’clock to decide upon the other questions which are before them. T. Lear begs leave to observe to the Secretary (if it has slipped his memory) that Colo. Humphreys mentions in his letter of...
The enclosed letter came under cover to the President, and is by his direction transmitted to Mr Jefferson. The President sends likewise a letter from Mr Vall Travers to him, with a request that Mr Jefferson will peruse the same, and if it requires an acknowledgement that Mr Jefferson would give it to Mr Vall Travers. AL , DLC : Jefferson Papers. Jefferson mistakenly endorsed this letter as...
The President of the U.S. informs the Secretary of State that he has retained one of the proof Sheets of the federal City, and returns the others with the letter from Mr Blodget, which the President thinks had better be sent to the Commissioners by the mail, which will certainly reach G. Town on Monday. The President’s Cavalry are in such order that he cannot say with any precision when he...
The President orders T. Lear to return to the Secretary of State the letter from Mr Pinckney—the one from Mr Johnson and that from Mr Livingston, which have been submitted to the President’s perusal; and to observe that the President thinks it is to be regretted that Mr Pinckney does not say anything in his letters relative to certain matters which he was instructed to be particularly attentive...