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2351[Diary entry: 10 October 1773] (Washington Papers)
10. Clear and pleasant—but little Wind & that rather Southerly.
Upon my return home from the Annapolis Races (from whence I wrote you, committing the Letter to the care of Captn McGachen of Baltimore Town, who assured me it should be forwarded the Week after) I receivd a Letter from Lord Dunmore our Governor, containing the following Paragraph, which I inclose for your information, agreeable to my promise. I last Post receiv’d yours of the 12th Instt (that...
having dispos’d of Three bbls of flour as pr Sales Furnishd, the neet proceeds of which I have Remitd as pr advice of Mrs Washington, in the brigtn. Charming Nancy my self Master, the Danger of the Sea & Seizure Exceptd, Which when Reced place to the Credit of your Humble Servt m. Rais Sales of Two bbls of Supr fine flour weighg 14 Ruves ⟨&⟩ 9 lbs. @ 300 Rais pr Ruve 12.853 Do. of one bbl of...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I have not heard from you since your Goods arriv’d. I hope they got safe to hand, and that they please. I write this Line just to let you know I am well, Thanks to God, and to cover a Paper of mine printed here, which I send because you desired I would send you what I published from time to time, and I am willing to oblige you; but often they are things out...
2355[Diary entry: 9 October 1773] (Washington Papers)
9. At home all day. Mr. Tilghman & Mr. [Herbert] Came here & stayd all Night.
2356[Diary entry: 9 October 1773] (Washington Papers)
9. Cloudy & threatning forenoon but clear afterwards. Wind Easterly.
2357[Diary entry: 8 October 1773] (Washington Papers)
8. I continued at home all day. After Breakfast Mr. Thompson went away.
2358[Diary entry: 8 October 1773] (Washington Papers)
8. Very like for Rain all the forenoon but Clear afterwds. Wind at East—but not much of it.
2359[Diary entry: 7 October 1773] (Washington Papers)
7. At home all day. In the Afternoon Mr. Richd. Thompson came and stayed all Night. Richard Thompson was interested in leasing some of the Ohio lands that GW was advertising for sale but considered the terms unrealistic. In a letter of 30 Sept. 1773 to GW , Thompson laid down what he considered to be appropriate terms and informed GW of his intention to visit him soon to discuss the matter.
2360[Diary entry: 7 October 1773] (Washington Papers)
7. Lowering most part of the day. Wind Northerly.
ALS : American Philosophical Society I must, I find, stay another Winter here absent from you and my Family, but positively nothing shall prevent, God willing, my Returning in the Spring. I had no Line from you by the last Packet, but had the Satisfaction of hearing you were well. I thank God, my Health continues; but I cannot in the course of things expect it much longer, which makes me the...
Reprinted from William Duane, ed., The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin … (6 vols., Philadelphia, 1808–18), VI , 332–4. I wrote to you on the 1st of last month, since which I have received yours of July 29, from New York. I know not what letters of mine governor H. could mean, as advising the people to insist on their independency. But whatever they were, I suppose he has sent copies of them...
ALS : First Federal Savings & Loan Association, Boston (1958) Inclos’d is the Receipt for the Organ which I wish safe to hand, and that it may please. My Love to the Family, and to my Sister. I shall write fully to you per some Boston Ship when I have a little time. I am ever, Your affectionate Friend See Jonathan’s request in his letter above, June 28. He acknowledged receipt of the organ on...
2364[Diary entry: 6 October 1773] (Washington Papers)
6. At home all day.
2365[Diary entry: 6 October 1773] (Washington Papers)
6. Raining all the forenoon with the Wind Easterly & pretty fresh.
I am almost ashamed to trouble you in the same year with such frequent orders for Goods; but as I am under a necessity of making some Repairs to, and alteration in my House, and did not get an Acct before, from the Undertaker of all the materials wanting, it must plead my excuse for requesting you to send me the under mentioned Articles—as also for the following Books for the use of Mr Custis,...
2367[Diary entry: 5 October 1773] (Washington Papers)
5. Went a hunting in the Neck with Mr. Custis & Lund Washington. Found a Fox & after runng. it two hours & half lost it.
2368[Diary entry: 5 October 1773] (Washington Papers)
5. Still clear and Warm wind from the same Quarter.
2369[Diary entry: 4 October 1773] (Washington Papers)
4. At home all day. Mr. Thos. Triplet came here.
2370[Diary entry: 4 October 1773] (Washington Papers)
4. Still Clear with but little Wind and that at the same point.
2371[Diary entry: 3 October 1773] (Washington Papers)
3. At home all day. Alone.
2372[Diary entry: 3 October 1773] (Washington Papers)
3. Clear, Wind at So. West & Warm.
2373[Diary entry: 2 October 1773] (Washington Papers)
2. Set of on my return home. Dined at Marlborough & lodged at home. Mr. Custis coming with me. The town of Upper Marlboro was frequently called Marlboro. Jacky Custis, who had left King’s College to return home for a holiday, evidently met GW in Annapolis. He carried with him highly laudatory letters from Dr. Cooper and from John Vardill, one of his tutors. Vardill wrote that Jacky “has...
2374[Diary entry: 2 October 1773] (Washington Papers)
2. Raining in the Morning with fine mists through the day.
I had forgot to request the favour of you To order down by the vessel that comes For the Wheat a Cask of the best flower. It will save me the trouble of sending to Mr Brent’s Mill which in winter is sometimes daingerous. You’l Much Oblige Sr your Obt Humle Sart ALS , DLC:GW . The letter is docketed on the reverse “Memorandom for Mr Cowan.” Thomas Oliver seems to have been a manager at...
2376[Diary entry: 1 October 1773] (Washington Papers)
Octr. 1st. Still at Annapolis. Dined with Mr. Ogle. Spent the Evening at the Governors. Benjamin Ogle (1746–1808) was elected governor of Maryland in 1798. He was the son of Samuel Ogle (d. 1752) who served three times as governor of Maryland in the colonial period. In the Monday sweepstakes, Ogle’s horse came in second out of three.
2377[Diary entry: 1 October 1773] (Washington Papers)
Octr. 1st. Raining more or less all day—with the Wind fresh from the No. Et.
This is To Let you know That I have paid your money To Capt. Crawford who says it has been alreydey paid and I have Found all my affairs out heare well but very hard seet To Get any Carpenters work don and seems as hard seet To Get wagons To move me out and very dear if I Geet aney and I am affraid I shall not Com down before you seet out for Williamsburg but as our out Goings is Great at...
“Préface” printed in Jacques Barbeu-Dubourg, ed., Œuvres de M. Franklin … (2 vols., Paris, 1773), I , [i]-viii; “Discours préliminaire” printed in ibid. , II , [i]-viii; AD (draft of “Préface”): American Philosophical Society For almost twenty years, since Dalibard had brought out his translations of Experiments and Observations in 1752 and 1756, Europeans with no knowledge of English had been...
2380[September 1773] (Washington Papers)
Septr. 1. Went with Mrs. Washington and Nelly Calvert to Mr. Digges’s. Din’d & returnd in the Aftern. 2. Rid to Belvoir, Mill, & Mill Plantation. Found Mr. Magowan here upon my return. 3. At home all day. 4. Went with Mr. Magowan &ca. to the Barbicue at Accatinck. 5. Went up with him and Miss Nelly Calvert to Alexa. Church. Returnd to Dinner. 6. At home all day. Mr. Wilper came to Dinner and...
Septr. 1. Wind fresh all day from the Southward with small Showers of Rain. 2. Wind Northwardly in the Morning & a little Cool but calm afterwards & Warm. 3. Clear and Warm in the forenoon with but little Wind. Evening Cloudy & like for Rain very little fell however. 4. Great appearances again for a Settled Rain but it went of again without any. 5. Clear and Cool. Wind pretty fresh from the...
2382Cash Accounts, September 1773 (Washington Papers)
Cash Septr 13— To Cash won at Cards £ 0. 7. 6 20— To Cash of David Rankin for Rent 4. 0. 0 23— To Ditto Recd from Mr Herbert on acct of Fishing 21. 0. 0 Contra 2— By Cash paid Willm Roberts 25. 0. 0 By Ditto sent to the Ann[apoli]s Printer 1. 4. 0 4— By Do pd John Javins for 20 Bls Wheat M. 4. 0. 0 By Charity
ALS (letterbook draft): American Philosophical Society I rejoic’d as much as any Friend could do, at the News we receiv’d here from time to time of your Successes in your Profession, and of the safe Recovery of your illustrious Patients of that most amiable Family: But it griev’d us all at the same time to hear that you did not yourself enjoy Health in that Country. Surely their known Goodness...
2384[Diary entry: 30 September 1773] (Washington Papers)
30th. Dined at Mr. Ridouts & spent the Afternoon & Evening at Mr. Jenifers. GW may mean Maj. Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer rather than his brother Daniel Jenifer. During the years that Maj. Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer served on the governor’s council in Maryland, he lived at Retreat, his home near Port Tobacco in Charles County, Md. He later moved to Stepney, a few miles south of Annapolis in...
2385[Diary entry: 30 September 1773] (Washington Papers)
30. Raining more or less all day with the Wind at No. Et.
In Answer to your Favour of the 22d Current, I really find myself much discouraged by the Terms you propose to rent or lease out Lands on, that are situated on the Waters of the Ohio; and must confess that I think it impracticable for any one to comply with them, and to me they appear to be entirely inadmissible. My Objections are not confined to any particular Article, but if you please, I...
2387[Diary entry: 29 September 1773] (Washington Papers)
29. Dined at Mr. Sprigs & went to the Play in the Evening. Today’s race was run in three heats of three miles each, for a purse of £50. Richard Sprigg (1739–1798), only son of Thomas and Elizabeth Galloway Sprigg, was born at West River Farm (later known as Cedar Park) in Anne Arundel County, Md. ( KELLY [1] J. Reaney Kelly. “Cedar Park, Its People and Its History.” Maryland Historical...
2388[Diary entry: 29 September 1773] (Washington Papers)
29. Very Warm with the Wind fresh from the Southward. In the Evening it began to Rain.
Whereas Peter Jefferson did by his last will and testament bequeath to Jane Jefferson his wife one sixth part of all his slaves during her life, with power by deed or will to appoint the same to any of his children as she should think proper, and on his death partition having been made, the several slaves hereafter named with divers others were alloted to the said Jane: and whereas Thomas...
2390[Diary entry: 28 September 1773] (Washington Papers)
28. Again Dined at the Govrs. and went to the Play & Ball in the Evening. Tuesday’s race was for the Jockey Club purse of 100 guineas, limited to horses of club members. The play was given by the American Company, which played through September in Annapolis. The ball was announced in the newspaper: “Assemblies as usual, on Tuesday and Friday” ( Md. Gaz. , 9 Sept. 1773).
2391[Diary entry: 28 September 1773] (Washington Papers)
28. Still Clear and very warm Wind fresh from the Southwd.
Letter not found: to John Armstrong, 28 Sept. 1773. On 24 Dec. Armstrong wrote GW : “Your favours of the 28th Sepr from Annapolis . . . I now most gratefully acknowledge.”
2393[Diary entry: 27 September 1773] (Washington Papers)
27. Dined at the Govrs. and went to the Play in the Evening. Five days of racing began this day with a three-horse sweepstakes. As usual, all races began at 11:00 A.M.
2394[Diary entry: 27 September 1773] (Washington Papers)
27. Clear & very warm with but little Wind and that Southerly.
As neither Mrs Savage nor I have had the honor of hearing from you since your Letter of the 20th of Sepr Seventy two, we begin to apprehend her affairs are not in that prosperous situation we had reason to hope from your favors of that date, from this reflection, and from Mrs Savages anxiety on account of her Circumstances being on so precarious a foundation, Life is almost a burthen to heavy...
If it is not now too late, nor any former claim has been made in behalf of the Heirs of James Towers for a proportion of the Lands granted to the Virginia Troops who first went out with you—I beg this may be noticed as such and that you will be so good as inform me what is necessary to be done on my part to serve his relations—I think Mr Towers was a Lieutenant, whatever his share may...
ALS : American Philosophical Society With this I return you Mr. Winthrop’s letter , according to your desire, thanking you for your endeavours to serve me in America, though I find, as I was apprehensive, that the scheme would not answer. Please to return my thanks to the professor for his candid and judicious remarks on my History of Opticks , which will be much improved by them, if it should...
2398[Diary entry: 26 September 1773] (Washington Papers)
26. I set of for Annapolis Races. Dined at Rollins’s & got into Annapolis between five & Six Oclock. Spent the Evening & lodged at the Governors. Most of the Rollins (Rawlins, Rawlings) families of Maryland lived in the South River and West River neighborhoods of Anne Arundel County, Md. For their presence on GW’s probable route, see COLLES Christopher Colles. A Survey of the Roads of the...
2399[Diary entry: 26 September 1773] (Washington Papers)
26. Clear and very warm with but little Wind.
In my Passage down the ohio in the Fall of the year 1770 I made choice of a piece of Land, being the first bottom on the So. East side the river above Capteening, as also a little above a place where the effects of a hurricane appear among the Trees, & opposite to a Creek on the other side near the upper end of the bottom, call’d Pipe Creek. The next Spring, when Capt: Crawford went down the...