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(Private) Dear Sir, Tuesday Morning 19th Augt—94. I sincerely condole with you & Mrs Randolph on your late loss; but as it was an event which had been long expected, I hope she will meet the stroke with fortitude. Under the circumstances wch exist it is by no means my desire that you should attend to the duties of yr Departmt in the City to day—unless it accords perfectly with your convenience...
With no small concern I see myself obliged to inform you, that no progress has been made in the negociation pending between the King my master and the United States on account of the reason I so often gave your predecessor, by writing and conversation, that His Majesty would enter into no Treaty if the powers delegated to the Ministers of the States were not ample or that they had private...
I have this instant received your note of even date with this, and desire if the request of the Attorney-General accords with the unanimous sentiments of yourself and the other two Secretaries, the power may be sent agreeably thereto. I request also, that all the information that can be obtained from the Inspector Neville & the Marshal, may be had as soon as they shall have arriv’d in the City;...
[ Philadelphia ] July [ 12 ] 1794 . “… The items in the inclosed accounts appear … most naturally and properly charges upon the fund for foreign intercourse. The fund alluded … contemplates matters of unforeseen casualty to which no other fund is applicable.” AL , RG 59, Consular Reports: Dublin, National Archives. H incorrectly dated this letter July 11, 1794. See Randolph to H, third letter...
[ Philadelphia, July 9, 1794. On July 12, 1794, Randolph acknowledged Hamilton’s “letter of the 9th. instant.” Letter not found. ]
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his Compliments to The Secretary of State—begs leave to inform him that his opinion on the question lately proposed respecting the instruction of Mr Jay eventually to establish by Treaty a Concert with Sweden & Denmark—is against the measure. The United States have peculiar advantages from situation which would thereby be thrown into common stock without...
My letter of the second Instant will have fulfilled your wish, as to the voucher for the money remitted at your request to Mr. Jay. If you will pay the nine Hundred Dollars concerning the payment to Mr. Skipwith to the Cashier of the Bank of the United States and declare the object of the payment, that matter will be put right. The advance by the Bank was informal & has not come upon the...
[ Philadelphia, July 2, 1794. On July 7, 1794, Hamilton wrote to Randolph : “My letter of the second Instant will have fulfilled your wish.” Letter not found. ]
The Commission for the Postmaster General, is signed and returned. The other for the Marshall of the District of North Carolina is also signed & forwarded by Post. Tomorrow I commence my journey for the Seat of the Governmt. ADfS , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB , DNA : RG 59, GW’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State. Randolph had sent these commissions for GW’s signature in...
Your letter of the 25th instt enclosing one from Mr G. Morris of the 7th of March, came duly to hand. The measures you have taken in consequence thereof, appear to be expedient & proper. I am sorry to find by his private letters (two of which I send for your perusal, & to be returned) that he & our other Ministers abroad, are continually repeating (& complaining of) their want of information...