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Reposing especial Trust and Confidence in your Abilities, Integrity, Prudence, and Patriotism, I have nominated and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate do appoint you the said Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, John Marshall and Elbridge Gerry, jointly and severally Envoys Extraordinary and Ministers Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the French Republic, authorizing you...
Know Ye, That for the purpose of terminating all differences between the United States of America and the French Republic, and of restoring and confirming perfect harmony and good understanding and re–establishing a commercial and friendly intercourse between them; and reposing a special Trust and Confidence in the Integrity, Prudence and Abilities of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, John Marshall...
1st. Is an Invasion of the United States, by France, to be apprehended whilst that Power continues at War with Great Britain? 2d. In case such an Invasion should take place, what part of the United States, in their opinion, is most likely to be first attacked? 3d. Is it probable that the French will, in the way of exchange or by other means, become possessed of the Floridas & Louisiana? 4th....
Queries—propounded by the Commander in Chief To Majors Genl Hamilton & Pinckney. 1st Is an Invasion of the United States, by France, to be apprehended whilst that Power continues at War with Great Britain? 2d In case such an Invasion should take place, what part of the United States, in their opinion, is most likely to be first attacked? 3d Is it probable that the French will, in the way of...
With sincere pleasure I acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 26th Ulto—learning by it that you may be so soon expected with your lady in Phila. to proceed on the Mission to Fr. If this letter should find you in Charleston, it is intended to express A regret that my original letters had not been received by you; and to ask, if there has been any miscarriage of a Mail in the Southern...
(Confidential) My dear Sir, Philadelphia Jany 22d 1794 Although I am not encouraged by the joint letter which I had the honor to receive from you, and our friend Mr E. Rutledge (under date of the 12th of June 1791); yet, in a measure to which I am strongly prompted both by judgment and inclination, I am unable to restrain myself from making a second application to you, similar to the former...
Not being able to recollect with certainty, whether I expressed to you my ardent desire that no favourable occasion might be omitted, by you, of Signifying how much it was my wish, and the wishes of the People of this country, that that friend to it—Mr de la Fayette—could be liberated from his confinement, is the cause of my giving you the trouble of this address. Not in my public character,...
The Officer of Secretary of State has become vacant by the resignation of Mr Randolph. Is the period yet arrived, when the situation of your private concerns would permit you to accept it? As a preliminary mean of information, I have resorted to your letter of the 24th of February 1794; and tho’ the time there allotted for this purpose, is not quite accomplished, there is not much wanting of...
The Secretary at War has informed you that the General Superintendence of the Recruiting service is confided to me, as an incident to the Inspectorship. As a preliminary to this, it is requisite to distribute the States respectively into Districts and subdistricts the latter to correspond with the number of Companies to be raised in each State assigning one company to each subdistrict & the...
A garden, you know, is a very usual refuge of a disappointed politician. Accordingly, I have purchased a few acres about 9 Miles from Town, have built a house and am cultivating a Garden. The melons in your country are very fine. Will you have the goodness to send me some seed both of the Water & Muss Melons? My daughter adds another request, which is for three or four of your peroquets. She...