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I never was more Embarrassed about the propriety of writing a letter than I am at this Moment and nothing but the information which I have received that some Applications will be made to you on the same subject by others, wou’d have induced me—at this time to take the liberty which I Now do—Fearing therefore that the omission of writing to you might operate against me at a future day, I am...
Letter not found: from Thomas Barclay, 9 Sept. 1788. On 18 Sept. GW wrote to Barclay : “Your favor of the 9th instant came duly to hand.”
I Beleive you will be much pleased to hear that I am going to Draw a Very Troublesom family from your Neighborhood. My Stay in America must unavoidably be longer than I intended, and therefore I think it Best that Mrs. Barclay and the Children join me here. I have not settled my accounts with Congress though they have been ready for Inspection for some time. The balance due to me from the...
[ New York, 30 Nov. 1787 . A letter from Barclay of this date is recorded in SJL Index, which letter was enclosed in the Commissioners of the Treasury to TJ, 5 Dec.1787 , received 26 Jan. 1788, and enclosed in TJ to William F. Ast, 9 Feb. 1788 , q.v.; see also TJ to Ast, 19 June 1788 . Not found.]
[ L’Orient, 2 Aug. 1787. Recorded in SJL as received 7 Aug. 1787, together with a letter of Zachariah Loreilhe [ca. 3] Aug., q.v., in which Barclay’s letter was probably enclosed. Not found.]
I do myself the honor to inclose to your Excellency a letter from Mr. Andrew Huntington of Norwich in Connecticut, covering a Memorial to the Marechal De Castries relative to a demand which he makes for supplies furnish’d some French Prisoners in America by order of Mr. Holker, and which Letter and Memorial I did not receive untill this day though it is dated in May 1786. I do not think that...
We have had a continued set of hard blowing Westerly Winds for three Weeks, but the weather is now moderate and promises a change favorable to my Embarkation. The only excuse for the trouble I have given you lately, is the situation I have been in, and to increase it I must now mention the Error committed by me in the Sketches of the little Accounts which I sent you. The expence of the China...
Permit me to trouble you once more before my departure on the subject of two Affairs in which the Interest of the United States has been for some years engaged. In 1783 Messrs. LaVayse and Puchelberg of this Town made some Purchases at Public Auction of sundry Prize Goods brought in here by Captain John Barry of the Alliance Frigate on which a balance of 72263.15.6 Livres is still due, and...
This accompanies a Letter address’d to you and Mr. Jefferson on the subject of my Transactions at Morocco, having transmitted a Copy of it to Mr. Jefferson by Post, the Accounts which are too extensive to be sent that way will go by the first safe private Conveyance to Paris and from thence toyou—I shall take with me to America Duplicates of the whole, therefore you have only to let the papers...
Since writing the letter which accompanies this I found the Following Memorandums in a Book of mine. It will Enable you to fill up one of the Blanks in the little Account I sent you. Mr. Jefferson 2 Dozens Madiera wine 30 livs. ⅌ Doz. 60 1½ Doz. Frontignan 24 36 1½ of Muscat 18 27 2 Pounds of tea 16 139 Received Twenty four livres 24 livs.