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I take the Liberty this way to introduce to your Notice General Ebenezer Stevens , my Friend, and Companion, in the War; He Commanded my Artillery at Ticonderoga in 76, & again at Saratoga in 77, and assisted in the Capture of Lord Cornwallis Army at York. His many Emminent Services, will I am [sure] merit your Notice. Throughout the war, & [for] Years after The Peace, he was a most decided...
Let the Land rejoice, for you have bought Louisiana for a Song. never was a happier moment Seized, for concluding so Glorious a Negotiation: I took the Liberty to write you about a Week ago; in that letter I introduced Colonel Wm: Smith to your Future Notice, when the necessary appointment of Officers for your new acquisition shall take place, though I mention’d him, & gave my Reasons for it,...
To relieve your mind from the Fatigue of National Affairs, which must necessarily oppress it; I send you the inclosed from the pen of my ingenious friend, & relation , John Garnet; I take this Liberty, knowing how much you wish to be early acquainted with all Discoveries tending to Enlighten Mankind.—perhaps it may be the means of bringing two Men of Science to an intimate acquaintance;—Mr:...
From my Heart I congratulate your Excellency, upon the Glorious success of The Embassy you sent to France, it must ly strike the Mind of every true Friend to Freedom in the United States, as the Greatest, & most Beneficial Event, that has taken place since the Declaration of Independence. The Fame of Your Political Wisdom is now so permanently Establish’d, that it is past the power of a...
I am charm’d with your instituting Gunn Boats; for I believe them to be the properest Defence for large Harbours that has hitherto been imagin’d; these, Cooperating with small Batteries of Heavy Guns, upon the projecting Heights near the Water, are much better, & infinitely less expensive than Fix’d, and large Fortifications; the French, who are the best Judges, of Artillery and Engineering of...
Wednesday Noon Our Whigg Printer sent me your Message to Congress; he delivered it to The public in a seperate publication; I read it Greedily; It has fix’d your Fame upon an everlasting Foundation.—I am not surprized I did not receive an Answer to my two last Letters ; for however you might be disposed to listen to my Recomendations, you could say nothing conclusive until the Louisiana...
Feeling an irresistable impulse for the Glory of your Administration; & convinced your Friendship will Pardon the Intrusion; I cannot forbear addressing you upon the present Political Crisis.—The Governour, & the Intendant of New Orleans, in shutting that Port, & refusing a depot for our Produce down the River; Strikes me as a preconcerted Measure between the Ministers of France & Spain; but...