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I have the honor to enclose a copy of an Act, in relation to the Direct Tax, passed a few days ago, and a letter of Edward Croft, lately appointed a Commissioner for the first division of South carolina. The last section of the Act, was introduced on my particular suggestion, and with a view to the completion of the assessment in South Carolina; & I now respectfully submit to you the propriety...
The following gentleman are proposed to your consideration, as Candidates for military Agencies : (viz) For the Northern Department Peter Gansevoort , of Albany. For the middle Department William Linnard of Philadelphia. For the Southern Department Abraham D. Abrahams of Savannah. I have the honor to be, Sir, with high consideration, Yr. Obt. Servant RC ( DLC ); in a clerk’s hand, signed by...
The Case of the United States against Daniel McGinnis Daniel McGinnis having been much beat and abused by a certain James Carroll and others in the Month of July 1801 Gave information to the Grand Jury and a presentment was made by them at September Term 1801 Daniel McGinnis was recognised in the sum of fifty Dollars with John Barber and Alexander King his securities in the sum of twenty five...
Your letter inclosing Captain Lewises memorandum came to me regularly: I return him thanks for the information and express my gratitude to you for the credit you offerr me with the Georgia merchants. Long sickness or a broken limb should allways be deemed possible and provided for before hand.—Martha received the medal today: the execution is fine but Ceracchi was much better worth copying...
The Petition of James McGurk Respectfully sheweth— That he has Lately been tried in the Circuit Court of the Distorit of Columbia (for suposed murder) found guilty and sentenced to suffer death, which sentence no doubt will be put into Execution ere Long Unless Prevented by the interference of your Excellency, in whose benevelence only depends the excistance of the Unfortunate wretch James...
The paper “Sinking fund” is sent to show Steeles sentiments in 1799 & the project then existing to destroy the sinking fund. Steele did not understand fully the subject & is mistaken as to the application of a particular law; but it is immaterial to the general purpose— The letters from Baltimore give me hopes that we will not be losers by A. Brown’s failure — MS ( DLC ); entirely in...
The petition of Nathaniel Ingraham of Bristol in the District aforesaid, mariner, Respectfully sheweth, That at the February term of the District Court, for Rhode Island District, AD. 1801, an Action quitam was prosecuted against him by John West Leonard , who sued as well in behalf of the United States as of himself for the sum of Dollars:—That said Action was continued from said term to the...
Colle lettere di Milano mi pervengano sul punto che son di partenza le 2 sue dei 29 Aprile 1800 e 17 Marzo 1801. Da queste vedo, che sonosi smarrite tutte le mie dall’8 xbre 1797 al 6 xbre 1800, e che le sue pure a me dirette ànno avuta la meda. sorte. Dopo l’indicata mia del 6 xbre 800, nel mandarlene la copia, il 5 Febb. 801, aggiunsi una breve descrizione dei mali della povera Italia, dove...
While your attention is directed to so many, and such important Public objects, I feel considerable reluctance in claiming a share of it for the family of Gen: Stewart, which was known to you, and which I flatter myself you have not entirely forgotten. Permit me however with perfect reliance on your benevolence and politeness, to solicit your Patronage for the eldest son of that family; who is...
I have delayed my reply to your favour of March 22d. in order to inform myself more fully respecting some of the heads of your inquiry— My acquaintance with Dr Barnwell commenced about a year & a half since, in consequence of a communication he made to the A.P.S., which was ordered to be published, but was lost by the Printer. He has since then sometimes visited me, & conversed respecting...
I am this moment apprised that it is probable you will pass thro’ Stevensburg on the 15th. Inst: On that day, my junior pupils will undergo a public examination in the forenoon, & in the afternoon, original orations will be pronounced by the senior students. Indulging a hope, that you may find it convenient to honour the Academy with your presence, I take the liberty to observe, that few...
Shou’d the appointment of commissioners of bankruptcy be by law vested in the President of the United States, I have to request, that my son Henry Waggaman Edwards , of this city, may be appointed one of the commissioners for this district—He is well known to the Vice-President, and to Mr Granger—I am with the highest respect and most sincere regard Your Obed Servt RC ( DNA : RG 59 , LAR ); at...
Ogden versus Tucker Since Mr Ogden applied for those documents, Mr Pearson, the federalist mentioned in his letter, met Tucker & with another man’s assistance, assaulted & beat him. He was indicted & the federal Judges of the County of Burlington have fined him one dollar — Mr Ogden has called several times for an answer and he must have one. Will you be good enough to look at the two drafts...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully submits to the President of the United States the propriety of nominating a proper person to fill the office of Supervisor of the North west District. The duties have been heretofore performed by Thomas Worthington with the commission only of Inspector. But he cannot, without the commission of Supervisor, appoint collectors; and there are at present...
I have the honor of stating my ideas on the subject submitted to my consideration by your favor of yesterday. The Courts of the Columbia District, are national ones created by statute. Their powers are merely judicial, unless in particular instances particularly expressed, or necessarily implied. The mere establishment of these courts did not of course include, a particular extent of...
Upon examining the authorities I find it settled, at Common Law, 1. That the time and place of execution make no part of the Judgment in capital cases 4. Blac. Com. 404. 1 Hal. P.C. 368 . 2 Hawk. 658 2. That the Court having power to give Judgment of death, necessarily possesses the power of awarding execution 2 Hal. P.C. 406. 3. That formerly the Judge of the Court who pronounced Sentence...
Permit me to offer you the inclosed Letter which I received by yesterday’s Mail from Albany. I suspect from what Mr. L’Hommedieu has written to me, that the Conversation about an Association of Agricultural Societies which I heard from you, some time ago , has given rise to that Communication. In the absence of the President of the New York Society Mr. Livingston in France, the functions of...
I find among the papers in the council chamber an acct. adjusted by you between Houdon and the Commonwealth. Perhaps you have a copy of it at Monticello, which may be the document to which you wish to recur before you decide on his claim. If this paper is material it shall be sent to you, tho’ to me it appears as if it cod. not be, as the sole or principal question is, what the depreciation...
I had an inclination to address you for some time, I know So much of the Manœuvres of the p. office that I judged the attempt hazardous at best—if not highly dangerous—I do at this time alter my handwriting as much as possible to make the subject intelligible.—Now, to the point. The most dangerous man belonging to the City, Washington, is J Wheaton, Sergeant . his family is in Canada, his...
I have been honored with your favour of the 22d Ult. and feel, with a lively sense, the obligation I am under for the interest you were pleased to take in behalf of my friend, though the appointment has fallen on another worthy gentleman of the same name. I am not a little flattered with the notice you have taken of my cypher—Your alteration will certainly very much facilitate the labour of...
The Petition of James Carroll of the City of Washington, Blacksmith; Most humbly Sheweth, That at a Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, begun and held in the City of Washington, on the fourth Monday of June last, your Petitioner was fined at the suit of the United States in the sum of Twenty dollars and costs of suit; for an assault and battery on the body of John Veach, a black man,...
Les circonstances politiques et commerciales, entre la Contrée à laquelle je dois la naissance et celle qui m’a donné un généreux azyle, me semblent exiger que je fasse en France un voyage, que je colorerai sous des raisons et des affaires réelles de Commerce; mais dont le principal but sera de tenter encore de servir mes deux Patries de mon très grand Zêle et de mes faibles lumieres. Le...
In consequence of what you were pleased to mention this morning I send a rough sketch of a Resolve respecting a subject which I do not feel myself competent to act on I have examined the Essays of Nicholas King while he was in the employ of the Commissioners, and acting under the auspices of Doctor Thornton, from which it appears that their Idea was to carry a Water Street 80 feet wide through...
Draft of a Resolution for the City of Washington Resolved, as the opinion of the Board that a Plan of the City of Washington on which the public appropriations, as they are described in the several Acts of the Presidents of the U States directing the conveyance thereof to the Commissioners; the squares or Parcels of ground which have been divided, or prepared for division, as building lots;...
I am the unfortunate Claimant for the Ship Mentor; so long yr: Supplicant for Compensation, of the British Government for the Destruction of that Ship; and Cargo: in time of Peace; the pursuit of Superior Velocity , in the Sailing of Shipping, caused me to build that Ship; I having been bred in the Mercantile line of Trade from an early period of my life, made the Stepping of Masts, and form...
Vous recevrez sous peu de jours un second exemplaire de l’élégante traduction des Oeuvres de Senèque, (prix 9 dollars les 6 volumes brochés) & le Lucrèce Latin français. J’ai parcouru avec attention les catalogues des Principaux Libraires de Paris, Il n’y est fait aucune mention d’une Edition de Seneque, traduite par la Grange avec le texte original—ce qui me porte à croire qu’il n’en existe...
The Bearer, Mr: O Hebert is an english Gentleman of easy Circumstances, interested in a Patent Right for a Discovery of a Mode of applying Steam for the Cure of certain Disorders. Altho’ the Discovery is not altogether new, yet I believe the Mode of Application is perfectly so. I am willing for the Good of Humanity to suppose that it possesses all the Virtue attributed to it by it’s...
I have told you in my last Letter that I Soon Send you another the object of my Letter is that you Shall See how you Shall act in this Case Sir a few day’s ago—an affray took place on board the Spanish brig it Contain’s as follow’s the mariner’s having Consulted a lawyer about how they Could get Paid the Lawyer told them that must keep possesion brig until the monday following when he Should...
I am greatly obliged to you for your Favour , by the last Post. From the Examination, which I have been able, as yet, to give the Work, it appears to contain much valuable Information; & to do real Honour to the mathematical Talents of it’s Author. But for your Goodness, it is probable, I should have remained a Stranger to so interesting a Work; especially as the Americans have not been,...
The Secretary of State, to whom has been referred by the President of the United States a Resolution of the Senate passed on the 12th. day of this Month, requesting the President to cause to be laid before the Senate the Amount of claims preferred under the seventh Article of the Treaty of Amity, Commerce & Navigation with Great Britain, and of the sums awarded by the Commissioners and paid by...