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My [ sic ] Armstrong has Sacrificed his Seat in the Senate, to his patriotism; he resigned about the 3d. Inst: afflicted with an inveterate Rheumatism, that has Tormented him all the Winter, he found himself unable to attend his Duty in Congress, and forthwith sent his Resignation to the Legislature, then in Session at Albany; this should, & I have no doubt will, have its weight with every...
This will be presented to you by my Old Friend, & Companion in the War, General Ebenezer Stevens; for particulars more explanatory relating to Him, I must refer you to my Letter to The president, which goes by the same conveyance. Read that, with attention; and you will be satisfied with the Information I wish you fully to understand. The less his political Merit, the more generosity in your...
Mr: Garnett, who does me the Favour to present you this Letter, is my particular Friend; He goes upon a Vissit of Curiosity to Washington; he is a Scientific philosophic Man; his present rage is for Agriculture. About five years since, he bought a Farm upon Rariton, within a Mile of Brunswick, where he is trying all manner of projects, in Cultivation, New, & Old; and every thing that...
§ From Horatio Gates. 5 August 1805, Rose Hill. “Saturdays News paper acquainted me with your Arrival at Philadelphia; if you intend farther Northward, I have the satisfaction to Offer you Rose Hill, during your stay near New York; there you will find ease, fine Air, fine Water, & every Accomodation you can desire; Mrs: Gates Joins me in presenting her kindest Compliments to Mrs. Maddison, and...
I take the Liberty to introduce to your Notice Mr: Temple; the Brother of Sir Grenville Temple & the Nephew of Our Ambassador in Spain; He has lately quitted The British Army, at the Instance of His Uncle; who it is presumed intends Him for his Heir. There is something very singular, & extraordinary, in the early life of this young Gentleman; He was upon service with his Regiment in three...
§ From Horatio Gates. 24 January 1806, New York. “Inclosed is a Letter I recived from General Moreau [not found], sent to me by the Marquis Lafayette; Mr. Temple Bowdoin intended to have calld for it, but leaving Town in bad Wether he neglected to do it, it was to have accompanied my Letter to you by that Gentleman. War in Disguise makes much Stir here! I never will beleive Armstrong is...
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:...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...