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I return the two Commission, inclosed in yours of the 11th. signed. The contracted Law of N. Carolina, if followed by all the states, would make short Work with the Fæderal Government. What will be the Result of these Things? Such a Law is enough to dissaffect an whole state and excite a Rebellion against the U.S. I am sir your most humble &c CtHi : Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Papers.
I thank you, Sir, for your favour of the 11th. which I received last night. The Termination of the Tryal of Fries is an important, an interesting and an affecting Event. I am unable to conjecture the grounds of Mr Lewis’s opinion, and wish I had a sketch of them. Is Fries a Native or a Foreigner? Is he a Man of Property and independent, or is he in Debt? What has been his previous Life,...
I return the commissions signed, which were inclosed in your favor of the 18th. I agree with you, that Mr Kemp ought to be appointed unless something more should appear, than is yet exibited in favor of Mr. Muse. I return all the recommendations. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
Inclosed is a recommendation of Mr Nathaniel Mayhew of Chilmark to be keeper of the light house on Gay head I am &c MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
The Rev. Joseph Thaxter of the vineyard recommends Mr. Noah Pease of Edgartown to be keeper of the light house in Gay head as appears by his letter inclosed by MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I have the honor to enclose to you, by the direction of the President, a letter from General Lincoln with a certificate signed by a number of the most respectable merchants of Boston, recommending Captain Silas Dagget of Martha’s Vineyard, to be keeper of the light house, to be erected on that Island. The president desires me to add that he has seen the man—was pleased with his civility and...
I have this moment recd your favour of the 1st.—The Letter you have written to the Collectors appears to be well considerd and I return the Copy approved as well as your plan of a temporary Arrangement for the Expenditure of the Fund for the relief of Sick and disabled Seamen. Castle Island is the most proper Place for Massachusetts and Dr Welsh I believe as good an Appointment as can be made....
Inclosed is a Petition from John Sylvester for a Pardon, a Copy of the Record of his Conviction, a Petition which he presented to Governor Sumner, and a Certificate and request Signed by a large Number of respectable and Worthy Citizens of Plymouth in his favour.— My answer to his Relation who brought me the Petition was that the Crime was of so serious a Nature, that, Whatever might be my...
In your Letter of the 13th, you hint that Attempts are making to draw into question the solidity of the Public Credit: but you have not explained the particulars and I am at a loss to conjecture the facts which you may allude to. Public Credit can never be Steady and really Solid without a fixed medium of Commerce. That We have not Such a Medium, you know has been an opinion, for several...
In your letter of the 13th. you hint that attempts are makeing to draw into question the solidity of the public credit but you have not explained the particulars and I am at a loss to conjecture the facts which you may allude to. Public credit can never be steady and really solid without a fixed medium of commerce. That we have not such a medium you know has been my opinion for several years....
I return you all the papers inclosed in your favor of the 19th. The proposal of Mr. Martin Lincoln is approved & the written instruments defineing the lands for the accomodation of the light house are signed / by Sir your humble servant MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I have recd your favour of June 29, and have read the Proposal inclosed in it from the Collectors of Phyladelphia and New York and request you to carry them into Execution. I perfectly agree with you in your preference of Brick to Wood. I return you Mr. Latimers and Mr. Sands’s Proposals. CtHi .
I have received the opinion of the heads of departments in the case of John Sylvester dated 5th. & agree in their opinion that John Sylvester ought not to be pardoned. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I return the commission signed, which you sent me in your letter of the 18th. I have left it in blank, that you may fill it, as you may find necessary or expedient. The recommendation of Mr Fleet is satisfactory. But I should be sorry that Mr. Burwell should be displeased if his election should fail. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
Inclosed is a letter or petition from the Indian proprietors of Gay head, recommending Mr. Nathaniel Mayhew to be keeper of the light house, which I pray you to file and consider with all other applications on the same subject. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
Inclosed is a letter from Mr. Thaxter relative to the light house on Gay head. I shall soon send you a drawing if not a model of an œconomical improvement of these lights of Mr. Cunnington, which appears to me, but I may be mistaken, of greater importance than the great question who shall be the keeper of one of them. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I return the blank commission signed which you did me the honor to inclose in your letter of the 20th & pray you to have it filled up for Augustine J Smith, whose satisfactory recommendation from William Payne Esqr. I return with it. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I have signed the blank e commission, inclosed in your letter of the 23d of July, that you may fill it up with the name of Captain William Taylor of Fredericksburg, in conformity to the recommendation of Gen Thomas Posey, if no other candidate occurs, whose pretensions are superior in your judgment. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I have received your report of the 24th of July 24th & have read the documents which attended to it, & now return them all to you. I agree with you, that a new appointment of a collector of Alexandria appears to be indispensibly required by the public interests. I hope we shall obtain information of the best character for a successor. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
With the blank commission signed I here return all the applications & recommendations inclosed in your favor of 24th of July.—If it is your ultimate judgment that Charles Simms ought to be prefered, you will please to have his name inserted. The recommendations of Mr Porter however seem to be very respectable. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
Inclosed is a petition from New Bedford in favor of Thomas West to be keeper of the light house at Gay head MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
Inclosed is a letter of the 1st of this month from John Coffin Jones Esqr recommending Dr. Benj. Mason to be physician to the marine hospital at Newport. I recommend this letter & subject to your consideration among all other applications of a like nature. Dr. Welsh speaks as handsomely of Dr. Mason as Mr. Jones writes. A certificate from Dr Howard Secretary to the board of overseers or...
I return the blank commission signed that you may fill with the name of Alexander Freeland to be collector & inspector of Great egg harbor, if no other candidate presents of superior merit in your estimation. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I have received your favor of the 1st. and read all the ——— papers inclosed with much pain as I had conceived of Mr. Tucker, without honouring very much of him, a good deal of regard for him. I have signed the blank commission to be filled with the name of William Watson, the recommendation of him being sufficient, & the expediency of a new appointment apparent. I return all the papers with...
Inclosed is a letter from Ebenezer Skiff, with many recommendations from select men, Minister &c to be keeper of the light house at Gay Head. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I return signed the blank commission inclosed in your favor of the 14th to be filled with the name of Roe Latimer as you proposed MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I have received your favor of the 17th, incloseing a letter from R. B. Lee Esqr. requesting an appointment as commissioner of the federal city, in case of a vacancy. The pretensions of this honorable & worthy candidate will be weighed with all others, whenever such an appointment shall become necessary. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
Inclosed is a letter from Gen Lincoln, incloseing a certificate from the marine society in favor of Capt Dagget & a letter from Benjamin Allen to him, recommending Mathew Tilton to be keeper of the light at Gay Head. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
Inclosed is a letter from Gen Lincoln with several inclosures, recommending persons for keeper of the light house at Gay head. I believe the Generals ideas are just on this subject, & pray you to decide among all the candidates. Capt Dagget I am confident will only exercise the office by some other. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I pray you to write me no letters to reach Quincy or Boston after the 29th. On next Monday sennight, I shall set out for Trenton and reach it at latest by the 15 of Oct. I also request that you would write to the Attorney Gen. & the American commissioners to meet us all at Trenton, at as early a day after the 15th as you shall judge proper. I also desire that all this may be kept as secret as...
I return you all the papers inclosed in yours of the 13th, & I pray you to acquaint Ebenezer Skiff & Gen. Lincoln that Ebenezer Skiff is appointed Keeper of the light house at Gay head. With great regard MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I return signed the commission to be filled with the name of Robert Pringle as recommended by you & Mr. Read. I will accquaint Gen. Lincoln that Ebenezer Skiff is appointed keeper of the light house at Gayhead. I hope to salute you not long after the 10th Oct MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I beg leave to solicit your Sentiments on the Communication of Information or Recommendations necessary or expedient to be made to Congress at their approaching session. Your Observations on the State of the Nation at large, the State of Europe, the Mission to France, the Rebellion in Pennsylvania the Negotiations with St. Domingo, the Interruption of the board or boards of Commissioners, and...
By Some Accident or other the Original Papers concerning the Conspiracy against the Laws and the Beginnings of the late Insurrection in Pennsylvania were never laid before me. I believe they were transmitted to You by the Judge and the Marshall. How far it will be necessary to communicate the Facts, in detail to Congress you will be So good as to consider and I Should be obliged to you for...
The papers from the Accountant of the War office, which accompany this, are referred by the President of the U:S to the Secretary of the Treasury for his opinion & report, concerning the proper course to be taken in these cases. The President refers a petition of Richard Graham for a pardon, to the Secretary of the Treasury for his opinion & report. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
The President requests the several heads of Departments, to take the most prudent and economical arrangements, for the removal of the public offices, clerks, and papers, according to their own best judgment, as soon as may be convenient, in such manner that the public offices may be opened in the City of Washington for the despatch of business, by the 15th of June. Printed Source--George...
I thank you for your Report of the Sixteenth of this month, and for your early Attention to the important subject of the Loan. I have Subscribed, and Send you with this, an Authorization to borrow to the amount of the Law: but if the public Exigencies can be Satisfied with a part of it, your own public Spirit of Œconomy will induce you to confine your Self to Such part. The Rate of Interest is...
Questions 1. Among the three Criminals under sentence of death is there any discrimination in the essential Circumstances of their Cases which would would justify a determination to pardon or reprieve one or two and execute the other? 2. Is the Execution of one or more, so indispensably demanded by public Justice and by the Security of the public Peace, that Mercy cannot be extended to all...
Inclosed is a Petition of Samuel Spring, for a Pardon, of the Crime of forging and passing Counterfeit Bills of the Bank of the United States. The Petition will be better placed among your files than mine: but the offence is of a nature so heinous that without your Advice I shall mitigate nothing of the Punishment. Col Smith writes that he has not received his Commission: I pray you to send it...
The inclosed letter from Will Channing or Will Chowning I cannot determine which by the hand writing, is most proper to be referred to your consideration. He is or has been deputy collector of at Tappahannock. With sincere regard & MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
In Answer to your Letter of the 26 of July, I have to inform you that although you omitted to enclose to me the Letter from John Cowper Esq as you intended yet as there are no Candidates for the office, that I know of, who ought to excite any hestitation, I am well Satisfied that you Should apply to the Secretary of State for Commissions for Mr Claude Thompson to be Collector of the Customs...
I received on Saturday night your favor of Aug 1st, & thank you for your care in transmitting the commission of Inspector, as well as that of Surveyor to Mr. Smith. I have signed the pardon of Slocum Fowler & return it to you with all the other papers inclosed. With great esteem. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I received but last night your favor of the 4th. The papers containing applications & recommendations for the collectorship of the port of Louisville in Kentucky I have read & agree with you that Mr James McConnel appears to be the person most suitable to receive the appointment to succeed Col. Richard Taylor resigned & you may send him a commission accordingly. I return all these papers &...
Inclosed is a letter from Mr. Thatcher another from Mr. Parker & a certificate of a number of respectable men recommending Mr. James Fosdick of Portland to be Surveyor in the place of Col Lunt deceased. You will please to file these with all other papers you may receive relative to the same to the same subject & consider them all together. I know not that the circumstances of the relation...
The inclosed letter from Judge Bradbury, recommending Capt. Joseph Titcomb of Portland to be Surveyor in the place of Col Lunt deceased. I pray you to file with the testimonies in favor of Mr Fosdick, which I sent you yesterday & all others With high regard & MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
Inclosed is a letter from Daniel Davis District Attorney for Maine Another from Woodbury Storer—another from the collector Mr. Nath. Fosdick in favor of Ebenezer Mayo to be Surveyor in place of Col Lunt deceased. I add a letter of Mr Smith. Which of the three candidates ought to have the preference Mayo, Titcomb or Fosdick is somewhat difficult to determine, as each has recommendation from...
Mrs Nabby Sylvester, the signer of the inclosed petition, came to me this morning to present it. She has the appearance of a virtuous & discreet woman. Left as she is with an helpless family of children, among whom is a pair of twins very young, she seems to me to be an object of compassion & of charity. I know not whether the law authorizes me to grant her request. The fine is yet in the...
Inclosed is a letter from Mr. John C. Jones of Boston, recommending Capt Joseph Coffin Boyd, to fill the place of Col Lunt. Also a letter from Richard Hunnewell, requesting the office for himself. Thus you see we have an ample choice of candidates. Fosdick, Titcomb Mayo Boyd & Hunnewell, all well qualified & recommended by very respectable men. The last however appears to me to have the best...
Enclosed is a letter from Mr. Sam Freeman of Falmouth, in favor of Mr. Joseph Titcomb, but although Mr. Freeman is a very respectable man, & I doubt not Mr. Titcomb is so too, I still am of opinion in favor of Col Hunnewell for the office of Surveyor, for reasons mentioned in a former letter I am with sincere esteem MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
In answer to your favor of August 27 I consent to the appointment of Edward Pennington to be first mate, Donard Rimbley to be second mate & Richard Hrabowski to be third mate of the Revenue Cutter on the South Carolina station. I return you all the papers inclosed in yours. Enclosed also is a letter from Paul Dudley Sargeant proposing to be Surveyor of Portland. Although this gentleman...