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    • Biddle, Clement
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When you did me the honour to appoint me to the Office of Marshall of the Pennsylvania District, there was a prospect of its being at some time beneficial to me and I have ever held myself under the greatest Obligation to you for the Confidence placed in me by that Appointment, but I found that the Arrangements of the Judiciary System were such as would not compensate the marshalls for the...
Mr Randolph communicated to me your Orders that I should in person serve the process on the two men indicted for a riot in Washington County. A Sense of Duty and earnest desire to execute it in such manner as would be most conformable to your desire, would make me undertake the Service in person but I am apprehensive that I may be lay’d up in the Attempt, as I have not only had repeated...
I delivered the Letters inclosed in your’s from Baltimore and from mount Vernon of the 17th inst: to Messrs Clark on the receipt of them. I have desired mr Parrish to have a Hatt of the best quality agreably to your directions by the latter End of November. The returns of Inhabitants for the City and suburbs are nearly perfected but one district being incomplete prevents my making up an...
I am informed by the Friends of Mr Adam Gilchrist of his Application to your Excellency for the Appointment of Commissioner of Loans for the State of South Carolina and Conceive it my Duty to bear testimony to you of his long & faithful Services in my Department during the late War. This Gentleman was a Lieutenant in Colo. Hartleys Regiment and on the reduction of that Regiment accepted of an...
I was honourd with your Excellencys Letter of—— inst. which I immediately burnt on reading and should have answer’d it by yesterdays post but had not Obtained so full Information on the subject as I wished. Mr Abel James having met with misfortunes in Trade, assigned his Estate at Frankford to Mr Frederick Pigou of London, for whom Mr Drinker was agent for a Consideration of £8500 Currency—I...
With reluctance I trouble your Excellency on a subject relating to myself. Being informed that the Judiciary Bill is in forwardness and that there will probably be a Marshal of the federal Court for the district of Pennsylvania, I beg leave to inform you that on my retiring from the Army, I was appointed Marshal of the Court of Admiralty for this State and have filled the Office since that...
On receipt of your favour of 18th inst. I waited on Mrs Morris and left with her the Letter for Mrs Washington to be deliverd on her arrival, but as she will not be here in time to write you by this mornings post, I beg leave to inform you that she was on Wednesday Night at the head of Elk and was to reach Chester last night. This information I had from the Stage Office which furnishes the...