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Impress’d with the most perfect sense of your every attention to the interests of the Citizens of America, in every part of the world I am induced to observe that in the present state of European Politics, the appointment of Consul from the United States to the Island of St Domingo, would be of great benefit to the Commercial interests of America: should you in your wisdom be pleased to take...
Letter not found: from William Augustine Washington, May 1793. GW wrote Anthony Whitting on 2 June that “Colo. Washington wrote to me a few days ago” to report that “one load of lime & two of Shells” had been delivered. For William Augustine Washington’s efforts to acquire oyster shells for his uncle, see his letter to GW of 14 May .
I am duly honor’d by the receipt of your Duplicate under Cover of your letter of 24th Inst. since when I have made the most diligent enquiry rispecting the flour & Tobacco, & cannot say any thing more flattering on the Subject than was contain’d in my letter by Saturday’s Post, which I hope you have e’er this received—indeed I have not been actually offer’d more than 31/ & 33/ @ 90 days but I...
Th: Jefferson has the honor to send the President draughts of letters on the subjects discussed in his presence the other day, meant merely as a ground-work for the gentlemen to propose amendments to. he shall be able to send another in the course of to-day, so that the whole would be ready for consideration tomorrow, if the President should think proper to have them considered before the...
Th: Jefferson has now the honor of inclosing to the President the draught of a letter to mister Genet on the subject of the departure of the privateer. also a letter just recd from Colo. Humphreys. AL , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB , DNA : RG 59, George Washington’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State; LB (photocopy), DLC:GW . Tobias Lear’s docket on the AL
By the President’s command T. Lear has the honor to return to the Secretary of State, the draughts & Copies of letters which he sent to the President this day —And to inform the Secretary, that the President is so much indisposed that he does not think he shall be able to meet the Gentlemen at his House tomorrow (the President having had a high fever upon him for 2 or 3 days past, and it still...
Will you please to submit to the President of the United States, the enclosed extract of a letter from major Craig, dated at Pittsburg the 24th instant. Your’s sincerely LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . Maj. Isaac Craig (1746–1826) of Pennsylvania, a Revolutionary War veteran, served as deputy quartermaster general 1792–96. Craig’s letter to Knox of 24 May has not been identified, but it apparently...
Agreably to the directions of the President of the United States I transmit you the minutes of the proceedings on the 29th instant. Please to inform the President that Colonel Willet declines the preferred Mission to the Creeks, on the ground, that his broken leg will not admit his bearing the fatigues of the Journey. I am Dear Sir Your affectionate humble Servant ALS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW ....
Fully and deeply impressed with the wisdom, propriety and policy of the measure, which you have lately adopted in issuing your proclamation, wherein it is declared that the duty and interest of the united States require, that they should with sincerity, and good faith adopt and pursue a conduct, friendly and impartial towards the Belligerent powers therein mentioned; And Contemplating with...
If I was not convinced of your benevolence from the consent of every one, I should not dare apply to you with the history of an embarrasment I am under. Without preface then, I am to inform you, that in consequence of not having heard from home (from What accident or miscarriage I am at a loss to decide) for almost five months—I have contracted a number of debts, which are urged against me for...