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It may not be amiss, to acquaint your Excellency, that Council have declined recommending persons desirous of passing into the enemys lines, from this state, and have referred back to Congress, a business, wherein they found others in publick stations interfering, without any reprehension from that Honorable Body, altho the irregularity has been laid before them several months since. At the...
24 February 1777 . “The Bearer John White Esquire is appointed Colonel of the fourth Battalion of Musquetry, for the State of Georgia; and as we are in great want of Men, we are obliged to send him to the northern States, on the recruiting Service.... Your Excellency we are well assured will give him every indulgence & encouragement, when we inform you of our alarming Situation, surrounded...
Your memorlist Sweth that he has ever since the begining of the Year 1766 been in Publick Service; And has not for allmost three years had any pay for his Services, Nor Cloathing except two Shirts and a pair or two of Shoes. Your memorlist would be glad that your Excellancy would consider his situation, And point out a method for him to get his pay and Cloathing according to his Appointment As...
The Quantity of Rum mentioned in Col. Trumbulls Return of publick Stores, and the Accounts I recieve of large Stocks of Whiskey lying in several Magazines in this State, induced me to think this a very proper Juncture to attempt a Reduction of the present exorbitant Price of the last Article. To effect this I had some thoughts of not purchasing any more Whiskey for the present unless it could...
On the 14th Ulto I had the Honour of recieving your Excellency’s Letter, in Baltimore. Both my duty and Inclination prompted me to answer it much sooner, but a severe Fit of Sickness, out of which I am even yet but very imperfectly recovered, has ⟨here⟩to prevented me—Words can not pain the Distress I feel in being at the Head of a Department, the Deficiencies in which, have occasioned your...
I am favoured with yours of the 5th. It is much to be lamented that from many unfortunate concurring Circumstances, there is sufficient Ground for General Heath’s Remonstrance—I have not been inattentive to that Quarter, but I have not the appointment of Agents. The Assistant Commissaries are all appointed by the Depy Commissary General of Purchases for the District, and Congress, with whom...
ALS : American Philosophical Society You was entitled to a Civick crown on my account a great many years ago when at the University of St. Andrews you gave a turn to the carreer of a disorder which then threatned my Life. You have since that time done so much and Heaven has at last been pleased to bless & to Crown your endeavours with so much success that Civic Crowns of a more importent...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Je prend la liberté d’adresser a votre excellence deux catalogues de ma Bibliotheque. Je vous prie d’en faire passer un dans votre Cour; Cette Bibliotheque est composée de Livres tres rares, Surtout en histoire naturelle. Je desirerois Bien de La vendre en gros, j’accorderais meme des Conditions for avantageuses a L’acquereur. Ce seroit Bien dommage de la...
You are acquainted with my unhappy situation I was in hopes the Court ordered yesterday would have set & put an end to it one way or the other, but from the Troops Marching from this place I cannot tel when to expect it. This together with my Domestick affairs make me miserable indeed. You were well acquainted with my behaviour in the course of the last War during of which I hope I acquited my...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Je suis instruit que Mr. le Prieur de Cardonne vous a fait une visite il y a eu Mercredi huit jours, et qu’il vous a donné un volume de mon traité sur les moutures que vous lui avez promis de me faire l’honneur de venir manger ma soupe Dimanche 29, je sais aussi qu’il vous a ecrit depuis pour vous renouveller la mémoire de cette promesse et les offres de...