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A foreign attachment at the suit of Paulus Kok against Theodosius Gerhardus Bosch was served on the Secretary of the Treasury and on the Register out of one of the Courts of Pennsylvania by William Will, Esquire, Sheriff of the City and County of Philadelphia, with summons, as garnishees. The Defendant was supposed by the Plaintiff to be a Creditor of the United States, which, in fact, is the...
Treasury Department, August 30, 1792. Requests Rawle’s opinion concerning Theodosius Fowler’s contract for supplying the Army. LS , Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Rawle was United States attorney for the District of Pennsylvania. With the exception of minor changes in wording, this letter is the same as the letter H sent to Richard Harison on this date.
I have the honour to inclose to you the original process served on the servant of Mr. Van Berkel minister resident of the United States, with the receipt by the constable of the money paid on that account, which originals were lodged with me by Mr. Van Berkel. I have the honour to be with great esteem Sir Your most obedt humble servt PrC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “Mr. Rawle.” FC ( Lb in DNA :...
I think you have a paper shewing the manner in which, the tracts to which Judge Sims & his associates are intitled were to be located—put into your hands for the purpose of drawing up a declaration &c concerning it. Be so good as to let Mr. Ludlow, who on behalf of the UStates is preparing a map, have a view of any such paper which may be in your possession. Yrs. with esteem ALS , Historical...
Whereas it appears to me, from the representation of several respectable persons, and from sundry affidavits, that William Kerr and Alexander Beer, who were lately indicted in the circuit-court of the United States, holden in the town of York, in the state of Pennsylvania, for a riot, were innocent of the offence, with which they stand charged; and they may be exposed to great trouble and...
By the inclosed papers you will perceive there is reason to believe that certain citizens of the United States have engaged in committing depredations on the property and commerce of some of the nations at peace with the United States. I have it in charge to express to you the desire of the Government that you would take such measures for apprehending and prosecuting them as shall be according...
By the inclosed papers you will perceive there is reason to believe that certain citizens of the United States have engaged in committing depredations on the property and commerce of some of the nations at peace with the United States. I have it in charge to express to you the desire of the Government that you would take such measures for apprehending and prosecuting them as shall be according...
It being left to the Executive to determine the case of the ship William, I will beg the favor of your information whether the parties had provided evidence on both sides as to the distance of the capture from the shore, and whether a copy of it could be furnished us? We shall thank you also for the authorities (a citation of them I mean) quoted on both sides to prove what is the distance to...
In answer to your letter of the 4th inst. I would advise to prepare the instruments in regard to Judge Symme’s purchase in the terms of the Act . This in an intermediate transaction must be safe on all sides. The Patents can adjust what may remain to be done and perhaps there may be opportunity in the mean time for an application to the legislature. With great consideration   I am Sir   Your...
You will doubtless recollect the case of the British ship William, taken by the Privateer Citoyen Genet, before the 5th. of June and within the limits of our Jurisdiction, as was alleged. On this allegation she was libelled in the district Court of Pennsylvania, and discharged by the Judge on the ground of incompetence of Jurisdiction. It then became the duty of the Executive to interpose. The...
I have to acknolege the receipt of your favor of the 9 th. inst. and in answer thereto to observe that where the witnesses who deposed on the former occasion can be procured, it would be proper they should be reexamined: where they cannot be procured, the depositions formerly taken may be sent to the Executive to give such weight to them as shall be thought proper. The arbitration being...
Inclosed you will find the Copy of a letter of the 4. instant from the Comptroller of the Treasury. The subject of it is particularly interesting to the public Credit. I request that you will adopt such prompt and efficacious measures as you shall deem advisable to bring the point of the liability of public Stock to attachment to a determination in the Court of the U States. Haveing heretofore...
In answer to your letter of the 18th. instant, received this day, I observe, that I wish it to be considered whether a proceeding cannot be instituted in some Court of the United States on behalf of the United States in the nature of a Bill of Interpleader, bringing all the parties interested before the Court to contest their respective rights and consequently the validity of the attachment....
Your letter to me officially of the 22 is received. I submit to you some observations in a private capacity. Does not the course of proceeding in Chancery provide for the case of absent parties—by allowing service of process on known agents & if the parties do not appear taking the bill pro confesso &c? It runs in my mind there are some rules of convenience in cases so situated, but I am at...
Opinion on requests made by John Cleves Symmes by his Letter of June 8th 1793 1 Point: The Alteration of the Contract pursuant to Act of the 12th of April 1792. To be done: Judge Symmes to execute an instrument declaratory of his consent: The President to execute another Act declaratory of his Consent. 2 Point   Letters Patent agreeably to the Act of May the 5th 1792. It appearing by...
I return you the papers concerning the Miamia Tract with one marked A, which will be directory to you, as to objects. You will be so good as to prepare without delay drafts of the respective instruments & to communicate them to me, for examination. The Grantees are to be described in the terms of the Acts. With consideration & esteem   I am Sir   Your obed ser ADf , Connecticut Historical...
The Secretary of the Treasury presents his Compliments to Mr. Rawle—requests that he will be so obliging as to call at the Treasury Office, tomorrow morning at Nine OClock, to converse on a matter of public business. It is expected that other persons concerned in it will be present. AL , Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Rawle was United States attorney for the District of...
Inclosed I have the honor of transmitting to you, the Copy of a letter from the Secretary of war to me of the 1st of May last, as also the Copy of an extract of a letter from General Wayne to him, relative to the bad quality of the hats & Shoes, furnished for the use of the Army by the Contractors for 1793. The President of the United States being of opinion, that the Contractors or Inspectors...
I am to acknowledge the receipt of your favor of the 14th Instant in reply to my letter to you of the 17th of July last on the subject of the bad quality of the Hats and Shoes furnished for the use of the Army for 1793. As in the event of instituting suits against the Contractors, it will be adviseable to go upon sure grounds. I have thought it proper to inform you, that the Inspectors under...
Persons to be excepted from the Amnesty 1 All those actually in arrest at the time of issuing the proclamation 2 David Bradford Edward Cook Daniel Hamilton Benjamin Parkinson John Holcroft Richard Holcroft Mc.Kinley } of Ohio County
Mr. Delaney has obtained information as to the fitting out of some privateers from this & a neighbouring port which I have desired him to communicate to you without delay. The most delicate considerations render it essential that whatever is now practicable should be done. Pray give the matter the most particular attention. With consideration & esteem   I am Sir   Your obed serv ALS ,...
[ New York, June 26, 1803. On June 27–July 29, 1803, Rawle wrote to Hamilton : “This morning I received your favor of the 26th. inst.” Letter not found. ] A native of Philadelphia, Rawle studied law in England at the Middle Temple from 1781 to 1782. In 1782 he returned to America, and in 1789 he was elected to the Pennsylvania Assembly. He was United States attorney for the District of...