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[ Philadelphia, April 25, 1794. On June 4, 1794, in a letter to George Washington, Hamilton referred to a letter from Tench Coxe “dated the 25 of April.” Letter not found. ]
The Snow St. Martin from St. Ubes bound to Charleston put into this port the 10th. March in distress, upon an examination she was found insufficient to be repaired. A Sale of the vessel and Cargo has since taken place. The Collector considers the Vessel and Cargo exempt from paying the Tonage & fees, in conformity with the Act providing for vessels in distress. I think the provision made by...
You have upon sundry occasions done me the favor to request my opinions upon the public Sentiment in Virginia. Conceiving that there can never have been an occurrence giving you greater anxiety than the present Insurgency in the Western parts of Pensylvania, or upon which a knowledge of the public opinions and dispositions here could be more interesting, I anticipate your request, and proceed...
Portland [ District of Maine ] October 19, 1799 . “Herewith I send you a return from the Quarter Master & Paymaster, of the several articles received in their Department, for the use of the 15th. Regiment with the several Articles wanting to compleat the number For the use of the Regt., together with my observations of their qualities &c.—generally they are good, & of a much better quality...
Raritan [ New Jersey ] July 14, 1785 . Hopes that his father will be given a new trial. Asks for Hamilton’s assistance. ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Hardenbergh was the son of Johannes Hardenbergh of Ulster County, New York. See “Cash Book,” March 1, 1782–1791, note 29 .
I done myself the pleasure to call at your Lodging’s this morning, at the particular Instance of my brother Wm Simmons, who is Extreemly Indisposed so as not to be able to wait upon you himself—for the purpose of speaking to you on the Subject of the Inclosed which is the copy of a Letter from Capt. Vance. The accountant conceived this a second Insult from that Officer, and at a loss how to...
On the receipt of your favor of the 5. covering the Opinion of the Attorney General on the Claims of the Contractors of the moving Army & the Post of West Point—The Parties concerned determined on an application to Congress praying them to empower the Proper Officers of the Treasury to determine on the Award presented to Congress by the referees. Mr. Joshua Sands now waits on you with our...
When I had last the pleasure of seeing you in Philada.; I told you, that our mutual friend Col Smith, had gone to Europe on his & my business, in order to try the experiment of borrowing money on the principles or plan of Cassineux & others—our Six ⅌ Cents being then at 14/ & the other parts bearing a ratio thereto—but the sudden rise so instantaneously succeeded his departure, as to leave no...
There have lately been two importations of Horses from England into this port—two in each. It was customary, under the laws of this state, which were silent on the subject, to consider live Stock as neither goods, wares nor merchandize; and they were consequently admitted duty free. The Laws of Congress are silent also, and the custom is continued. But I am not confident enough to rely upon...
I have the honor of enclosing an Abstract of the Monthly Recruiting Returns of the 12 Additional Regiments, as furnishing the most accurate account of the number of men enlisted, though from there having been but few Returns transmitted since March, it cannot be supposed to be a very exact statement. From other Documents in the Office, & from information presumed correct, though not official,...
I have been favoured with your letter of the 25th of November by Major Farlie. Sincerely do I wish that the several State Societies had, or would; adopt the alterations that were recommended by the General meeting in May 1784. I then thought, and have had no cause since to change my opinion, that if the Society of the Cincinnati mean to live in peace with the rest of their fellow Citizens,...
[ Philadelphia, June 16, 1794. On July 29, 1794, Tench Coxe wrote to Henry Knox: “I have this moment received your letter to the secy of the Treasy of the 28th inst: … It refers to one of yours to him of the 16th ult upon the subject of other rendezvous.” Letter of June 16 not found. ] LC , RG 75, Letters of Tench Coxe, Commissioner of the Revenue, Relating to the Procurement of Military,...
Boston, August 5, 1790. “I have been honoured with the receipt of your favor of the 30th. Ulto. by this evenings post. Immediately on knowing that the Act of this State making a Cession of the lighthouses &c had not been forwarded, I applied to the secretary for a copy of it which I obtained and have the pleasure to inclose.…” ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “B,” New Hampshire...
I am Honoured with your two Letters dated New york the 15. & 17. Instant Covering the Arangement of the 2 Regemt. of Artillerist & Ingeneurs designating the Command of Each Batallion & am pleased My station is at New York as from its healthy situation & polite inhabitants May promise Myself allmost every thing that Can Make a Soldiers Life agreable, whilst in garrison— I shall in Obediance to...
I fear that your opinion of Nov. 3d has been founded on a partial view of the case. You will remember that it has all along been a recd. opinion that the French had a right by Treaty to enjoy an indefinite asylum in our Ports: but that they could not claim the privilidge of selling Prizes in our Ports . The privilidge of an indefinite asylum in was also granted to British Ships of War &...
Papers furnished the Secretary of the Treasury, in Relation to the Payment of Baron Glaubecks Claim These are to certify that in Pursuance of an Act of the United States entitled “an Act to allow the Baron De Glaubeck the Pay of a Captain in the Army of the United States” passed on the 29th September 1789 the Auditor of the Treasury on the 16th. of november 1789 settled the Claim of said...
I take the liberty of enclosing you the proceedings of a Garrison Court Martial held at Fort Independance by my order that Capt. Gates was President; and as I entertain doubts relative to The approval of the two sentences, I beg leave to solicit your opinion on both cases. James Burrows was charged with sleeping on his post; which by the 13 Sectn. and 6 artl. of the rules of War, constitutes a...
[ Philadelphia ] July 23, 1794 . Encloses “the Bond given according to law by John Murray & Joseph Lindley for the faithful discharge of the Consular Office held by Monsr. de la Motte of Havre.” LC , RG 59, Domestic Letters of the Department of State, Vol. 7, June 27–November 30, 1794, National Archives. This is a reference to Section 6 of “An Act concerning Consuls and Vice-Consuls” ( 1 Stat....
I had the honour of receiving your Orders of the 20th. Ulto. Per Post directed to Greensburgh from which I presume you were unacquainted with my being Stationed and doing Duty at this post under the command of Capt Turner I am well aware tis the Duty of every Officer to Implicitly obey the commands of his superiors. but certain Situ ation s may be allowed to claim or at least solicit...
[ Albany, October 15, 1782. On October 15, 1782 , Hamilton wrote to Duer: “In answer to your letter of this date.” Letter not found. ]
I transmit a Letter from a Soldier at Fort Sumner soliciting his Discharge from the Service. You will be pleased to take such Order upon it, as it may require. I have the Honour to be Sir, Your most obedt Servt. ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I receiv’d a letter from you containing several enclosures the Evening before I left Annapolis, & in the hurry of departure the package was left behind. I have since repeatedly written to have it forwarded to me but as this has not yet been done, I conclude that it is mislaid & that I shall not receive it whilst here. I must rely altogether therefore on my memory for the contents & will only...
I received this morning your letter of the 16~ instant inclosing extracts from Lieutt. Coll. Smiths letter to you of 7~ instant. I cannot doubt the correctness of the Colonels representation relative to the state of the muskets. It is probable the old stock, long since provided, from which the delivery to his regiment may have been made is generally as he has represented. The muskets which...
I have received your letter of ye 21st. inst. requesting me to mention to you whether Lieut. Ross is in ye City of New York and not in charge of Captn McClellands company at Ellis’s Island, and if so, what it has proceeded from. Lieut. Hossack left this garrison about ye 13th. inst., previous to that time it was at my particular request Lieut. Ross remained in ye city, visiting ye garrison at...
Portsmouth [ New Hampshire ] April 18, 1796 . “I conceive it will be necessary for you to have the original note which I hold against Michael Wentworth deceased, in order to settle matters with Mr. Edward Goold. I intended to have left it with you on my return from Philadelphia, but forgot it when I was with you last.…” ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Langdon was a Portsmouth, New...
Th. Jefferson presents his respectful compliments to the Secretary of the treasury and incloses him the copy of a letter and table which he has addressed to the President of the United States, and which being on a subject whereon the Secretary of the Treasury and Th: J. have differed in opinion, he thinks it his duty to communicate to him. AL , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Jefferson’s...
I have received your letter of the 16th of Septemr. on the 27th of the same month, and am much obliged for your answers to my several questions, and for the consent you have given respecting the sales of vessels of which may be condemned. If measures had not been taken the Sloop Betsy would not have sold so high as she did. I told the Council for the Ushers, that their case having been fairly...
Treasury Department, Register’s Office, August 24, 1792. “I have carefully looked over the Journals of the late Congress and have therefrom selected their several Proceedings which relate to Indents.” ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LC , RG 53, Register of the Treasury, Estimates and Statements for 1792, Vol. “134-T,” National Archives. This enclosure is entitled “References to the...
[ Philadelphia, November 13–15, 1792. On July 19, 1797, Henry Seckel attested that sometime between November 13 and 15, 1792, “the said James Reynolds requested this Deponent to carry a letter for him to Alexander Hamilton … that this Deponent carried the said letter as requested.” Letter not found. ] “Reynolds Pamphlet,” August 31, 1797 . Seckel’s deposition is printed as document No. XXIII...
Your favours of the 17th & 18th were received last evening by post. The one referred to in your letter to Capt williams did not come to hand. I wish my opinion had not been asked relative to the present allowance made the keeper of the Light House at Portland as the sum given was named by me and thought to be as much as the public ought to give for keeping it in the best manner. I did not...