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I find on inquiring that you are elected Vice-president, having three or four times the number of votes of any other candidate. Maryland threw away their votes on Colo Harrison & South Carolina on Governor Rutledge, being with some other states which were not unaminous for you, apprehensive that this was a necessary step to prevent your election to the chair—in this point they were mistaken,...
I have received your letter requesting “any explanation which may serve to throw further light on the subject” of the Baron de Steuben’s claims, & inclosing an extract of a report lately made thereon. In answer thereto, I must observe, that the distance of the period at which the Baron arrived at York Town is such, as to make it difficult if not impossible for a person to be very particular or...
The proceedings of the Convention being this day published, I embrace the Oppertunity of tranmitting them by a Vessel which is to sail this morning for London. There were only three dissentients Governor Randolph & Colo Mason from Virginia & your friend who now addresses you, from Massachusetts. The objections you will easily conceive without their being enumerated: & they will probably be...
I intended by this Conveyance to have sent You a History of the Times, but by various Engagements I am prevented from fulfilling my Wishes—Will You be so obliging as to send by one of your Domestics, the Letter to M r Quin, & the other to the India House?—two such Enterprizes in one Year as to marry a Wife & purchase a Farm will I hope apologize a little While longer for my Delay in writing to...
A few Days since, I rec d your Letter of the 13 th of Decr last, without either of the Arrets therein referred to. from the Cover of the Letter, which is inclosed for your Inspection, I suspect it has been opened, previously to my receiving it; if so, I should be well pleased to know who the person is that is so very curious as to loose his Sense of Honor in this Matter. When I left New York,...
A few Days since, I rec d your Letter of the 13 th of Dec r last, without either of the Arrets therein referred to. from the Cover of the Letter, which is inclosed for your Inspection, I suspect it has been opened, previously to my receiving it; if so, I should be well pleased to know who the person is that is so very curious as to loose his Sense of Honor in this Matter. When I left New York,...
I have but one of your Favours unanswered, which was duly delivered by M r Wingrove, a very intelligent & worthy Character. I wish it was in the, power of Congress to comply with his Wishes, but general Regulations will not admit thereof. I am discontinued agreably to the Confederation from my Seat in the Councils of America, & will You beleive it? I have commenced private Life, By an alliance...
Since my last of the 3 d of August I am favoured with yours of the 26 th of June, 6 th of July, 26 th of August & 11 th of September, & am much obliged to You for the papers inclosed in the July Letter, as well as for the useful Information contained in all of them. The Conduct of the Court of London, clearly indicates, & convinces Us on this Side the Atlantic that they have an unfriendly...
I intended by the last packet to have answered your Letter of the 11th. of May, for which I am much indebted to you: but was accidentally prevented by her having sailed the Day before I expected it. I cannot account for the Detention of your Letter by Colo. Le Mair: And will give you notice, if the Commissioners’ Letter by him to Congress, has not been received. Your Reasoning, respecting...
We have the honor of addressing this by our worthy friend, the honorable Mr. Sayre, who was formerly Sheriff of London. The active part, which at the commencement of the revolution, he took in favor of America, is, we presume, too well known to you, to require a relation: and the loss he sustained, in consequence of his opposition to the british ministry, is not less a matter of general...