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[ Durham, N.H., 17 Apr. 1787 . Recorded in SJL as received 26 Sep. 1787 (not found); enclosed in Sullivan to TJ, 29 May 1787 . See Sullivan to TJ, 16 Apr. 1787 ; TJ to Sullivan, 5 Oct. 1787 .]
[ Durham, 3 Apr. 1784 . Noted in SJL as received 23 Apr. 1784. Not found.]
I have now the honor to inclose answers to your Queries respecting the Moose , and beg you will excuse the long delay. It was late in February when I arrived at Durham and being deeply impressed with the necessity of having your Queries answered with the greatest exactness I wrote to persons in various parts of the Country but have as yet received no answers but the inclosed. My principal...
To his Excellency General Washington The humble Petition of John Sullivan Humbly Sheweth—That your Excellencys Petitioner is a Native of the County of Kerry in the Kingdom of Ireland that he had a Brother by the Mothers side whose name was Timothy Mahony who was Clerk to Mr Sullivan of Massachusets Bay as appears by the last Account that came from him. That—Your Excellencys Petitioner has...
I have the honor to inclose your Excellency a petition from Mr. Darby to his most Christian majesty respecting a vessell condemned at port au prince with Copies of Depositions to Support the facts therein alledged. Your Excellencey will at once Discover how Injuriously Mr. Darbey has been treated and how by the Art and Design of the Two French Merchants mentioned he has suffered a Loss which...
I have the honor to inclose to your Excellencey some Letters to persons in France which beg you will take the trouble to forward. This Country affords at present nothing that could give your Excellency pleasure to have a relation of. The Scarcity of Cash is universal and is in this Northern part more severely felt on Account of an Act intituled an Act to regulate Navigation and Commerce. This...
By my Last I informed you that I had drawn on you for forty five pounds sterling, but Bills on france not having a market here at this time the Bills are returned, and I now Draw on you in favor of Colo. William Smith Secretary to Mr. Adams for forty six pounds seventeen shillings and ten pence being the Ballance of my Account forwarded by Capt. Samuel Pierce, which Draught I doubt not you...
Capt. Pierce having been detained by Contrary winds I took an opportunity of sending to Barstead for a pair of Roe Bucks Horns. This Kind of Deer is very uncommon in America and his horns a very great Curiosity. The horns never grow Larger than those I send nor do those of the spike horned Buck ever exceed in size those I send you. These come free of Charge from your Excellenceys most obedt....
I have selected the papers you were pleased to mention, have numbred them from one to Thirty and noted their Contents in the enclosed Minutes. In my state of objections which I beg you will peruse I omitted to mention that the Claimants have upon obtaining the Decree brought Trover for the vessel and Cargoe and attached the Cargoe of goods to a very great amount which are now held to respond...
Perhaps you may think it strange that I have not forwarded the Articles I promised, but want of opportunity prevented till I found it in my power to forward to your Excellency the whole Skeleton of a Moose which is now on Connecticut River and I expect it in a sleigh as soon as the Roads are broken through the snow which is now very Deep and no time shall be Lost in forwarding the same to your...