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I wish the statements requested in my letter of yesterday may contain each particular payment not aggregates for periods. It runs in my mind that once there being no appropriation I procured an informal advance for The President from the bank—if this is so let me know the time & particulars. If the Account has been wound up to an exact adjustment since the period noticed by the calm observer,...
I have seen with pleasure your reply to the calm observer. I believe it is as far as you ought to go but more particular explanation will be useful & from me now a private man intirely proper. I therefore hope to receive as soon as may be the statements I requested. Yrs. ALS , Dartmouth College Library. For background to this letter, see H to George Washington, October 26, 1795, note 1 . For...
I wrote you yesterday for a statement of the advances & appropriations for the Department of State. I am very anxious that Fauchet’s whole letter should appear just as it is —strange whispers are in circulation of a nature foreign to Truth & implicating honest men with Rascals. Is it to come out? Can’t you send me a copy? I will observe any conditions you annex. The secret Journals & other...
At length I am able to send you the explanation I mentioned to you. The papers upon which it is founded are returned that you may compare & if necessary correct. You may by altering the body or by a note rectify any inaccuracy . You will observe marks in the margin which will require particular attention. A Let the distance if not so now be rightly stated. B insert the most usual sum or sums....
I perceive by Bache’s Paper of this Morning, that Mr Livingston has laid a Resolution on the Table, requesting the President to lay before the House a copy of the Instructions to Mr Jay “who negociated the Treaty with the King of G.B., communicated by his message of the 1st instt (Feb.) together with the corrispondence and documents relative to the said Treaty.” A request somewhat similar to...
Inclosed are two letters which I will thank you to hand on. I have just seen Livingston’s Motion concerning Instructions &c. My first impression is that the propriety of a compliance with the call, if made, is extremely doubtful. But much careful thought on the subject is requisite. Yrs truly PS. I hand you also a letter from Mrs. Church to Mr. Beametz —which I will thank you to send to Mr....
I have received your letter of the 18th. instant. The money paid me for you shall be placed to your Credit in the Office of Discount & Deposit as you desire. The British Ministry are as great fools, or as great rascals, as our Jacobins—else our Commerce would not continue to be distressed as it is by their Cruisers, nor would the Executive be embarrassed as it now is by the new proposition....
[ New York, May–August, 1796. ] “I have been applied to for an opinion concerning the Georgia Claim.… I will thank you for the Report of the Attorney General on that subject, to Congress.…” Copy, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. This is a reference to the claims of the Georgia Yazoo land companies which were organized in 1795. For information on these land grants and their revocation,...
Having considered your Report of the fifth instant, I do hereby authorize you to take suitable and legal measures for procuring by contract or otherwise as shall appear to be most for the public Interest, four Revenue Cutters, to be employed on the Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and South Carolina Stations. And I do hereby direct you to cause the Revenue Cutters belonging to the United...
The Patterson manufactory being defunct, the persons heretofore employed are thrown out of business and among them Mr. Marshall who erected & directed the Cotton Mill. As this man has proved that he understands himself & is a discreet well-moralled man I am loth that he should be under the necessity of leaving the Country. He is a man of some education. Besides a considerable knowlege of...
I perceive Congress are invading the Sinking Fund system. If this goes through & is sanctionned by the President the fabric of public Credit is prostrate & the Country & the President are disgraced. Treasury Bills & every expedient however costly to meet exigencies must be preferable in the event to such an overthrow of system. Yrs truly ALS , Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford; copy,...
According to an intimation I gave you at Philadelphia before I left it, I had now the Honour to request the favour of you to Send me a Quarters Salary, in a Post Note for Twelve hundred and fifty Dollars, and I hereby Authorize you to discharge the Warrant neccessary for that Purpose as fully as I could do, if I were Present. The Political World in this Quarter of it, is as Still and calm as a...
I called at your house the morning of my departure but you was not then up. While I was in the City we had a little conversation concerning an affair of an arrangement with Swan for effecting a remittance to Holland. I intended to have resumed it for two reasons, one because it has been represented to the disadvantage of the Conduct of the Treasury, another because Swan who lodged at the same...
By virtue of the Act entitled "an act making further provision for the expenses attending the intercourse of the United States with foreign nations;” and to continue in force the act entitled "an act providing the means of intercourse between the United States and foreign nations," passed on the 30th of May in the year 1796. I do hereby authorize and empower you, by yourself or any other...
By virtue of the Act entitled "an act making appropriations for the support of the military & naval Establishments for the year one thousand seven hundred & ninety six," passed on the first of June in the year one thousand seven hundred & ninety six. I do hereby authorize & empower you, by yourself, or any other person or persons to borrow on behalf of the United States, of the Bank of the...
Enclosed you have Bank Bills to the amount of Five hundred Dollars. From this fund I pray you to furnish Mr Frederick Kitt, my Household Steward with weekly sums as his occasions require—say from th i rty to 40 dollars according to circumstances. It will enable you also to pay the duties on two Pipes of wine wch I understand is in the Ganges for and on my Acct. As this Wine is in dble cases—I...
Pay to Timothy Pickering, Secretary of State, out of the proper fund, One thousand Dollars, to be applied by him in defraying the expenses attending the procuring copies of the proceedings of the british Vice admiralty courts in the cases of british spoliations committed on the commerce of the United States. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Pay to Timothy Pickering, Secretary of State, One thousand dollars, out of the sum appropriated to defray the Contingent charges of Government, to be applied by him to that use. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Pay to Timothy Pickering, Secretary of State, Five thousand dollars, to be applied by him pursuant to the act of Congress, entitled "an act for the relief & protection of American seamen", to the payment of the compensation of the Agents therein mentioned for their services & the incidental expenses attending the performance of the duties imposed on them by that act. DLC : Papers of George...
The post of today brought me a letter from you. From some recent information which I have obtained here, I have scarcely a doubt that the plan of the French is—1 to take all enemy property in our Ships contrary to the Treaty between the two Countries 2 to seize and carry in all our vessels laden with provisions for any English Port. Among this all that they choose to think enemy property will...
It appears to me material under our present prospects to complete the three frigates without delay. They may be useful with reference to the Algerines—they may be useful to convoy our vessels out of the reach of pickeroon privateers hovering on our Coast. I know you want money but could not the Merchants by secret movements be put in motion to make you a loan. I think something of this kind...
Your Letter of the 20th Instant with its enclosures was brought to Alexandria by the Post of Wednesday. I have no difficulty in deciding on the following appointments, & commissions may issue accordingly. Jonathan Jackson, to be Supervisor of Massachusetts; vice Nathal Gorham, deceased. John Brooks to take the place rendered vacant by the removal of Jona. Jackson—and Samuel Bradford, to be...
If in the opinion of Judges, it is thought best for my India wine to remain undisturbed where it now is, I am content it should remain there. I had, however, directed Mr Kitt (my household Steward) to learn when it would be ready for landing; and to have it brought up, and Stored in my own Cellar; where it would not only have been safe, but would also have remained undisturbed; which may not...
I learn from a Gentleman of character that a prize brought into Boston by a French Privateer is about to be sold. This being in direct breach of our Treaty with G Britain how does it happen? Though no particular law passed, the Treaty being the law of the land, Our custom houses can & ought to prevent the entry & sale of prizes, upon Executive instruction. If any thing is wanting to this end...
I have taken the liberty of putting two letters under cover to you; The one to Colo. Hamilton (in answer to that you forwarded to me) I pray you to put it under your cover, and send it on by the Post. The other for Mr Kitt (my household Steward) I leave open for your perusal, to save a repet it ion of the same sentiments, with respect to the money and Wine. With sincere esteem and regd I...
Your letter of the 28th Ulto with its enclosures, was received by the Mail on friday. I wanted no delay in the Commissioning of Mr Jno. Davis, to be Attorney for the District of Massachusetts; if to you, or those who were better acquainted with his professional knowledge (before he embarked in the Comptrollership) than I am, thought them competent to the duties thereof. That an entire Section...
Your private letter (without date) by the last Post, has been received. It is quite agreeable to me, that my Wine should remain in the Store of Messrs Willing & Francis, till I shall have occasion to remove it. There is little doubt, but the insertion in Browns Paper, of my sudden return, was put there to answer some insiduous purpose; for sure I am, nothing ever dropped from me to authorise...
When the letter herewith enclosed, dated the 4th instant was written in answer to yours of the 28th ulto; part of it, as you will perceive, was dictated under the impression of much hesitation & doubt; for I am not fond of rectifying Legislative mistakes by Executive Acts. I determined however to take the Attorney Generals opinion on the case: resolving, if it accorded with those which had...
I have had some conversation with some influential Members of the Bank of New York who are disposed to do all that shall be found possible. But I wish to know without exaggeration the least sum that will be a material relief to you & when & how the payments will be desired. Yrs. ALS , Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. For an explanation of the contents of this letter, see H to Wolcott,...
I have just received your letter of the 6th. The idea of selling Bank Stock is the worst of all & can only be urged on a plan of private speculation. Acquiescence may tempt the Bank to oppress hereafter for speculation purposes. I have talked to some Directors of the Bank of New York conformably to your first suggestion, respecting the deposit of Stock & it will not be expedient to change...