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L(?): American Philosophical Society Après un travail assidu de plus de trente années Je Suis parvenu a perfectionner la Mouture économique et a la faire Connoitre dans les Provinces ou elle étoit ignorée. Ce fait est Constaté tant par des Procès Verbaux qui ont eu lieu dans Ces Provinces que par le Rapport des administrateurs de l’hopital Général de Paris. Par Mes procèdés Cet hopital épargne...
AL : American Philosophical Society M. de Buffon fait trop de cas des occasions de voir Monsieur franklin pour manquer celle qu’il a la bonté de lui offrir: il aura donc l’honneur de se rendre jeudy avant deux heures à Passy et il lui fait en attendant mille complimens et à Monsieur son fils. Georges-Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon, needs no introduction. The great naturalist had expressed his...
ALS : American Philosophical Society <Autun in Burgundy, June 1, 1778, in French: The vicomte de Mauroy, réformé two and a half years ago as lieutenant colonel of grenadiers, contracted with Mr. Deane and left for America in April, 1777, as a major general. Before his departure he gave me, his intimate friend, his power of attorney. In June he wrote me from Charleston, where he had just...
I am very sorry to inform you that Cols. Whites & Baylors regements of Light Dragoons have this Day met with the loss of every horse and I fear the greatest part of their men; two nights agoe they with the remains of Polaskeys legion & Col. Orees horse crosd santee river they about 9 OClock this morning met with a party of the enemye’s horse consisting of Capt. Quarter Master Sargent & 12...
I am informed from good authority that Epafroditus Rudder, Cornett in Baylors Regiment of horse, did impress the stud Horse of David Deardins (of Mecklenburg County) Cal’d Romulous which was apprais’d to £750 Specie, that horse he has since swoped with Col. George Gibson for a gelden and gets Two Hogsheads of tobacco to boot. I am informed the within by Cornett Rudder , Frances Ruffin of...
ALS : American Philosophical Society <La Charité-sur-Loire, September 14, 1777, in French: Now that all rejoice over the success of your compatriots, allow an unknown voice to congratulate you on their defending the rights of humanity, that often reviled humanity that you honor. Let me tell you of a plan that you may find useful. America needs many things from friendly powers; I have some to...
To his Excellency General Washington The Citizens of Annapolis feel themselves happy in having an opportunity personally to express their affection for, and gratitude to your Excellency. Your private character forces admiration from the foes of virtue and freedom. We derive peculiar pleasure from the contemplation that the successes at Trenton and Princetown, laid the corner stone of our...
I have to Inform your Excellency that at Sunset this Evening, came from the Wtward one 20 gun Ship one Brig & 2 Schooners, the Latter being so far in the Rear of the Ship ’twas dark before they came up, therefore cou’d not ’tell whether they were armed or not Can send your Excellency a Mess of Black fish whenever ’tis agreable they are now in Cur. I have the Honor to be your Excellencys Mot...
I have to Inform your Excellency that the Fleet of Transports which lay at Frogs Neck have this morning made their appearence Round the Point they are now lying at Anchor, they are so Intersperced amonge the Islands that it is difficult to Assertain their Number their appears to be near 20 Ships I shall Acquaint your Excellency of there first movement, the Fleet mentioned in my Report of Last...
I have to acquaint your Excellency that I did not Inform myself any better as to the Shiping by going below, as they lie Chiefly behind the Islands, therefor was not able to discover whether there was Troops on Board or not. there appears to be 30 or 40 Sail of them, (I mean of those Transports from N. York) Chiefly Ships—Lt Hurlbut is Just Returned from Et Chester and can give no further...