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As your Excellency is about to visit the Metropolis of this State, and as I have no House in that Town, will your Excellencey have the goodness to indulge me with the honor of your company with your Suite to a family Dinner at my House in Durham on Wednesday next—Your Excellencey will please to excuse my a⟨sking⟩ the favor at so late a Day; and indeed my ⟨mutilated⟩ inclination led me to...
having the happiness to be informed that your Excellencey intends honoring this State with a visit, will you have the goodness to direct one of your aids to inform at what time you expect to leave Newbury, that your excellencey may be met at the Line and escorted to whatever Town you may think proper to honor with your presence; your Excellency may rely that although every Inhabitant of this...
Being informed by Judge Livermore that Mr Pickering and myself are nominated for this District; may I ask the favor of your influence in my behalf; you know both our standing in the Law Department, & know that he never had the preference there given him; you know the part I took in the American Contest, and cannot be ignorant that he refused from the commencement of Hostilities untill 1780 to...
Durham in New Hampshire much Esteemed Sir September 27th 1789 Sensible that your Excellencys exalted Station drew with it an Increase of Cares difficulties and ill judged applications I therefore amidst the dealing out of offices & making the necessary appointments have remained Silent untill your Excellencey saw the proper opportunity of reminding me that my Services were not forgotten but...
Capt Roche who was employed by me in consequence of your directions to forward the news of New Hampshires having adopted the new Constitution, called on me this Day with the Inclosed Account, the Ballance of which I paid him in Cash and have taken the Liberty of drawing on you for the same with the addition of seven shillings more which is the Loss by Discount & postage at 3 1/2 per Cent. His...
I am directed by the society of the Cincinnati in New Hampshire to convey their congratulations to your Excellency, and to the society in general, on the ratification of the new Constitution, by a sufficient number of States, not only to establish it as a national form of Government, but thereby to fix upon a permanent basis, those liberties, for which, under the direction and order of your...
Before your Moose and other Articles were on their way I found myself under the Necessity of Drawing on you for forty five pounds Sterling, not exactly knowing the amount of Expences attending or that might attend the Business. Capt. Pierce was to have carried them but unfortunately Left them. I afterward sent the Box to Boston to the Care of Mr. De la Tombe and am informed that it is now on...
The Box I wrote you of containing the Skin Skeleton and Horns of a moose together with the Horns of the Deer, Elk, Carribou, Roe Buck and Spike horned Buck, was Left by Captain Pierce either through Accident or Design. He sailed the 2d. Instant. I now send it by Capt. Seaward to Boston, who Engages to put it on board some vessel bound to Havre De Grace and in Case of none being ready for...
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....
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...
This Letter comes by my good friend Captain Samuel Pierce on board of whose vessel I send a Large Box containing the Articles mentioned in the Inclosed Account, which will show you the amount of Expences. A copy of my directions to him which I also inclose will show the means used by me to forward those expensive Curiosities to you. Capt. Pierce from motives of friendship for me has engaged to...
[ 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 .]
Upon the receipt of your favor of the 7th. of January 1786 I found that every thing I have done toward procuring for you the Skin and Skeleton of a moose would not answer your Expectations, the bones not being left in the skin or proper Care taken to preserve and dress the skin with the hair on so that no proper resemblance of the Animal could be had. But upon receiving your Letter I...
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...
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...
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 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...
The state meeting of the Cincinnati in New Hampshire have received and considered the proceedings of the General Meeting held at Philadelphia in May Last[.] when we view the respectable Characters which attended that Meeting and call to mind the repeated proofs they have given of their great abilities and penetration Nothing But the clearest conviction could bring us to believe an Error or an...
I was some time since honored with your favor of the 27th of April and postponed my answer in order to obtain Mr. Dores answer to your Queries respecting the Moose. I now inclose you Mr. Hasseys answer to my Letter with answers to your Queries taken by him from Mr. Dore and the other Hunters in that Quarter. I also send you answers from Gilbert Warren a famous hunter in the province of Main....
[ 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...
Your Excellencys favor of the 28th of December, respecting the attendance of our Delegates at the General Meeting of the Society of the Cincinnati on the first Monday of May; came to hand the first Instant—the Contents have been communicated & a Meeting appointed on the second of April, at which time I doubt not Delegates will be chosen & the proper steps taken to insure a punctual attendance....
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...
The Inclosed Letter is an answer to a Letter received from Baron Stubend inclosing the plan for forming the society of Cincinnati. since writing the inclosed I have had the pleasure of being informed that your Excellency, has honored the society by becoming The president, I therefore take the Liberty of forwarding to your Excellency my answer for your perusal and should be happy in receiving...
I again take the liberty of troubling Yr Excellency with a Letter for Colo. Holland which incloses a Resolve of our assembly rescinding a former one respecting his wifes admittance to visit her Children in this State—& beg Your Excellency will please to forward it by a flag to New York. I have the honor to be with the most perfect Esteem Dear General Your most obedt & very humble Servant DLC :...
The bearer hereof Mr Foxwell Curles Cutt, is Sent by Nathan Lord Esqr. of Massa. to visit his Son who is now prisoner at New york: & probably to carry him some necessaries, may I intreat your Excellency to permit him to go in for that purpose & to order him a Flagg as Speedily after his arrival as Circumstances will admit. I beg Leave to mention to your Excellency that the young Gentleman now...
I must beg you to pardon the freedom I have taken in enclosing two Letters with a Resolve of our Assembly to Your Excellency and requesting the favor of you to Send them by a Flag to New york. having taken my Leave of the political and Military World your excellency can expect, nothing interesting or entertaing from my Pen, I shall therefore only beg Leave to assure You that, I participate in...
I have the honor to recommend to your Excellencys notice the bearer Capt. Selin who is Soliciting a Captaincy in Hazens Regiment. As he have Served with me I take the Liberty of assuring your Excellency that he is truly a Deserving officer And will do honor to the appointment if confered upon him. I have the Honor to be with much respect your Excellencys most obedt Servt DLC : Papers of George...
Though I have nothing Important to write your Excellency at This moment I take the Liberty by his Excellencey the Chevalier de La Luzerne to assure you of my Earnest wishes for your Success against New york & That Every Effort of mine Shall be Employed while I remain in Congress to Second your attempt to fulfil (or Even if possible to anticipate) your wishes: my time in Congress will Soon...
My being on a Committee appointed to Confer with the Minister of France upon European affairs and to Draw up Instructions for our Minister appointed to negotiate a peace has Deprived me untill now of the pleasure of acknowledging the receipt of your Excellencys Letter of the 29th Ulto; or rather the Duplicate--altho I am not pleased at the originals falling into the Enemys hands I think that...