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We are of the opinion, that a passport ought to be granted for a vessel under the above restrictions. I am inclined to think the vessel ought sail not only by the permission, but in consequence of the directions of the President. The same opinion. DS , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters. This opinion appears at the bottom of a letter from Philadelphia merchant Thomas FitzSimons to Edmund...
Two persons have been mentioned to me as qualified & probably willing to go—one Mr Ralston, merchant; the other Mr Higginson, Lawyer. The latter is supposed to be the most competent, & would probably be in all respects acceptable. I mentioned them half an hour ago to the Secy of State. Upon an enquiry of his—he prefers the latter. Respectfully &c. LB , DLC:GW . Robert Ralston (1761–1836) was a...
I submit to, you the draft of instructions prepared for Mr L’Enfant—Similar instructions were yesterday transmitted, by the post, to Mr Vincent at Brunswick, and I presume he will be to day, or to morrow morning, in New York—I also submit, the copy of a letter to Governor Clinton, by Mr Vincent. Under therefore the circumstances of the case, I respectfully submit to your consideration, whether...
I have the honor to submit to your consideration the draft of a proposed letter to General Wayne. It appears that Colonel Pickering would not dislike the proposal of joining him provided the arrangements consequent upon the Post Office Bill now under consideration would permit the measure which however he doubts. If the purport of the letter should meet your approbation it may either be...
The secretary of State has the honor of inclosing to the President the opinions of the gentlemen upon two cases of passports. If the President should decide in their favor, it will be a relief to the parties that they should be issued without delay. The gentlemen also agree in the propriety of Mr Higginson, a young lawyer here, being sent to the West Indies to enter the appeals. If this be...
The message and papers appear to me to be right. The Minister of France has certified a copy of the letter, the original of which is sealed. To say therefore that the sealed letter shall not be sent, seems to argue such a distrust of his veracity, that it would be very unkindly received. It was not the opinion of Colo. Hamilton or myself, that it should be suppressed, after this assurance was...
I have the honor to submit a letter from Governor Blount dated 10th March 1794. with the enclosures. I have the honor to be with perfect respect Your obedient servant LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . The 10 March letter to Knox from William Blount, the governor of the Southwest Territory, and its enclosures have not been identified. GW returned these documents to Knox on 4 April ( JPP Dorothy...
I ought to have mentioned in the letter which I took the liberty to write to you a few days since what I had then chiefly in my mind abstracted from the personal consideration of health. I thought that perhaps it might come within your view at this juncture to send a commissioned person to Vienna to solicit the release of Mr la Fayette with powers to proceed to France on a like errand in favor...
E. Randolph has the honor of sending to the President in another parcel three letters from Mr Pinckney. A large bundle has arrived from Mr Short; many of which are triplicates; the others are probably interesting; but the whole have been in salt water are barely legible yet, and in some instances will require to be decyphered. Copy, DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB , DNA : RG 59, GW’s...
I have lately travelld through the N. England States Vermont—&c. The Generale topick was the times but principally the Sufferings of our Citizens among the Algerines—At Several places the Generale wish was that the President Would Issue his proclamation for a generale Contribution for their Relief—I heard one farmer Say he would give 5 Guinies another 2. no person said under a Dollar. Upon the...