Calendar of Applications and Recommendations for Office During the Presidency of George Washington

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1901 - Applications for office - 146 pages
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Page v - Capital city should be fixed or of combining every necessary consideration in the choice of situation, and although the means now within the power of the country are not such as to pursue the design to any great extent it will be obvious that the plan should be drawn on such a scale as to leave room for the aggrandizement and embellishment which the increase of the wealth of the nation will permit it to pursue at any period, however remote.
Page v - ... embellishment which the increase of the wealth of the Nation will permit it to pursue at any period however remote — viewing the matter in this light I am fully sensible of the extent of the undertaking and under the hope of the continuation of the indulgence you have hitherto honored me with I now presume to sollicit [sic] the favor of being employed in this Business.
Page v - Capital city should be fixed, or of combining every necessary consideration in the choice of situation — and altho' the means now within the power of the country are not such as to pursue the design to any great extent, it will be obvious that the plan should be drawn on such a scale as to leave room for that...
Page vi - ... myself your Excellency will excuse the freedom with which I impart to you my ideas on this subject indeed my Confidence in this Business arises in a great measure from a persuasion that the subject has already engaged your attention, having had the honor to belong to the Corps of Engineer acting under your orders during the late war, and being the only officer of that Corps remaining on the Continent...
Page v - And now that I am addressing your Excellency I will avail myself of the occasion to call to your attention an object of at least equal importance to the dignity of the Nation, and in which her quiet and prosperity is intimately connected I mean the protection of the...
Page v - ... the execution of the business that your Excellency will not be surprised that my ambition and the desire I have of becoming a useful citizen should lead me to wish a share in the undertaking.
Page vi - I have been with a desir to merite your good opinion nothing will be wanting to compleat my happiness if the remembrance of my former services connected with a variety of peculiar circumstances during fourteen years residence in this Country can plead with your Excellency in Support of the favour I Sollicite. "I have the honor to be with a profound respect your Excellency Most humble and obeident Servant, PC L'Enfant"1 "The President of the United States.
Page 52 - ... Greenway, Joseph, Alexandria, September 15, 1790. Applies for appointment to command a revenue cutter. He was lieutenant in the Navy of the Revolution and was made prisoner in the Delaware frigate, then engaged in the merchant service. Recommended by Wm. Herbert, R. Hooe, and others. Griffin, Cyrus (g), New York, July 10, 1789. Applies for appointment in the diplomatic service or as a judge of the Supreme Court. Elizabeth Town, August 14, 1789. Renews his application. Griffin, John, Williamsburg,...
Page 40 - ... Rittenhouse recommends him. He has great mechanical skill. Moore Street, No. 6, August 20, 1789. Applies for a reappointment to run the line between the western boundary of New York and the lands belonging to the United States. He hopes no opposition will arise from Mr. Gorham. Philadelphia, February 1, 1791. Applies for appointment to run the line between the country of the Creek Indians and the United States. New York, August 22, 1789. Robert Andrews, professor of mathematics in the College...
Page v - I flatter Myself your Excellency will excuse the freedom with which I impart to you my ideas on this Subject indeed my confidence in this Business arises in a great measure from a persuasion that the subject has already engaged your attention. "having had the honor to belong to the Corps of Engineer...

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