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I now have my Machinery &c. at Work, and should be glad to be informed when the President of the United States and his Lady, would be pleased to Honor me with their Company, to take a look at them. Mrs Hamilton has likewise a desire to see them, when the President and his Lady, is pleased to fix the time, I will let her know, if it is agreeable to them. Your answer by the bearer, if convenient...
Received Philadelphia May 26. 1792 of Alexander Hamilton forty Dollars on account of the Society for establishing useful Manufactures. D , in the writing of H and signed by Pearce, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
Received Philadelphia July 18. 1792 of Alexander Hamilton Two hundred & fifty Dollars on account of the Society for establishing useful manufactures. D , in the handwriting of H and signed by Pearce, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
Received July 24. 1792 of Alexander Hamilton seventy five Dollars on account of the Manufacturing Society. D , in the handwriting of H and signed by Pearce, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. The Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures.
Having taken into Consideration your kind request of this Morning, we respectfully Submit the following to your Approbation, but first we beg to be Understood that we entertain bothe Esteem and Friendship for Major L’Enfant and Col: Cummings whose behaviour since their Appointment has every way Satisfied and pleased us, and nothing herein is meant in the most distant manner to glance at them....
Your favour of the 15th. Inst: came to hand on Saturday last, and have to Inform you that the true Account of our Machine was publish’d in the N. York Daily Advertiser of the 24th. Inst: in that Statement we carefully avoided every Exaggeration; we have divided our Machine for the Convenience of Stopping, Oiling, Cleaning &c into Twelve parts, each of these Divisions we calculate as equal to...
I received your agreeable Letter dated Augt 26th in whh you offer me one hundred Guineas, ⅌ Annum, to Superintend your Mount Vernon Estate, providid all matters can be adjusted to the mutual convenience, & Satisfaction, of each of us. on those terms I will accept the Superintendency of Mount Vernon—and am well pleased at your proposition of meeting you at the place , which I will do, at the...
Articles of Agreement made and entered into this twenty third day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & ninety three, by & between George Washington, President of the United States, on one part; and William Pearce of Kent County in the State of Maryland, on the other part—Witness, that for and in consideration of the wages and allowances herein after mentioned, the...
I Recevd you Letter with a Coppy of our Agreement —you Inform me that I am to Live this winter at your mansion House which I shall Like Very well as it will be giving me an oppertunity of Giting acquainted with the Business there—But after that If it should be agreeable to you I had Rather Live in the house you intended for me as I have Several small Children and I should Like to keep them at...
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 24 Dec. 1793. On 28 Dec. GW wrote Pearce , “Your letter of the 24th instant . . . came to hand yesterday.”
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 7 Jan. 1794. GW wrote Pearce on 12 Jan. acknowledging receipt of “yours of the 7th Instt.”
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 14 Jan. 1794. In a letter to Pearce of 19 Jan. , GW acknowledged receipt of “Your letter of the 14th instt.”
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 22 Jan. 1794. GW wrote Pearce on 26 Jan. that his “letter of the 22d and the Reports, came duly to hand.”
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 28 Jan. 1794. GW wrote Pearce on 9 Feb. acknowledging receipt of “your letter of the 28th of last month.”
I Receved your Letter of the 26 Janry and a bank note of 100 dollars—I took notice that you had put down in the notes in the plan of Rotation—that Corn might be planted in such parts of the fields that ware alloted for the Buck wheat—as would produce it —If the feilds that ware alloted for Corn was not Likely to produce a Soficient Quantity To answear the Several demands that would be for that...
I Recevd your letter of the 3rd Instant with Mr Howel Lewiss Draught on Mr Ross which he acknoledgs to pay within the time limmited. I have paid Mr Dulany for Mrs French & Taken his Rece[i]p[t] as you directed me. Mr Stewarts Daughter at River farm is Dead—she died Last thirsday night & that is the Reason he gave in no Report for last week. The new barn is not yet done, but Green Sais that...
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 15 Feb. 1794. GW wrote Pearce on 22 Feb. acknowledging “Your letter of the 15th instt.” [GW’s letter to Pearce of 22 Feb. 1794 was misdated in Presidential Series 15 and will appear in Presidential Series 17 dated 22 February 1795. Because of this date change our assertion of a 15 February 1794 letter from Pearce to GW is incorrect.]
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 17 Feb. 1794. GW wrote Pearce on 24 Feb. that “Your letter of the 17th instant came safe.”
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 25 Feb. 1794. GW wrote Pearce on 2 March that “Your letter of the 25th Ulto . . . came to hand this day.”
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 3 March 1794. GW wrote Pearce on 9 March that “Your letter of the 3d instt is this moment received.”
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 11 March 1794. GW wrote Pearce in a letter of 16–17 March that “Your letter of the 11th with its enclosures came to hand at the usual time.”
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 18 March 1794. In a letter to Burgess Ball of 23 March , GW mentioned “a letter I have just received from my Manager, Mr Pearce, dated the 18th instt.”
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 25 March 1794. GW wrote Pearce on 30 March that “The Reports, and your letter of the 25th instt have been duly recd.”
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 1 April 1794. GW wrote Pearce on 6 April acknowledging receipt of “Your letter & Reports of the 1st instant.”
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 9 April 1794. GW wrote Pearce on 13 April that “your letter of the 9th instt (which with the weekly reports) have been duly received.”
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 15 April 1794. GW wrote Pearce on 20 April acknowledging receipt of “Your letter of the 15th, with the weekly reports.”
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 22 April 1794. GW wrote Pearce on 27 April that “Your letter of the 22d instant with its enclosures came duly to hand.”
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 29 April 1794. GW wrote Pearce on 4 May that “Your letter of the 29th ulto, and the reports which were enclosed, came duly to hand.”
Letter not found : from William Pearce, 6 May 1794. On 11 May, GW wrote Pearce : "The Weekly reports enclosed in your letter of the 6th instant, have been duly received."
Letter not found : from William Pearce, 11 May 1794. On 18 May, GW wrote Pearce : "I am sorry to find by your letter of the 11th Instt that the Crops & every thing else were suffering from a drought."
Letter not found : from William Pearce, 18 May 1794. On 25 May, GW wrote Pearce : "I learn with concern from your letter of the 18th instant, that your crops were still labouring under a drought."
Letter not found : from William Pearce, 27 May 1794. In GW’s letter to Pearce of 1 June , he writes, "I am glad to find by your letter of the 27th ulto that you had had some good rains"; in Pearce’s second letter to GW of 4 June , he refers to "my Letter of the 27th."
I Received your letter of the 25th of May the Cause of your drilled wheat and I[n]deed the whole Crop being so bad—Must have been from the long Drought last fall which prevented a Great Deal from Coming up and I beleive what did Come up did not Git soficient Strength to stand the winters frost—and what did live through the winter was Very much Injured this spring by the long dry spell we...
In reading your letter that I Recevd this Evening I find you have advised me to take good security for the flour —I did Intend to mention to you that he has Given me Alexander Smyth as one of the Indorsers and Jams Duglass for the other and I am Told by Doctor Craik and Several others that the Security is good. I am Sir with the greatest respect You[r] Huml. Servt P.S. I am not sure wheathr I...
Letter not found : from William Pearce, 8 June 1794. On 15 June, GW wrote Pearce : "Your letter of the 8th with its enclosures I received yesterday."
Letter not found : from William Pearce, 9 July 1794. On 13 July, GW wrote Pearce : "Your letter of the 9th, with the Reports of the preceeding week came to my hands yesterday."
Letter not found : from William Pearce, 16 July 1794. On 20 July, GW wrote Pearce : "Yesterday brought me your letter . . . dated the 16th instt."
Letter not found : from William Pearce, 23 July 1794. On 27 July, GW wrote Pearce : "Your letter of the 23d and the reports, have been duly received."
Letter not found : from William Pearce, 27 July 1794. On 3 Aug., GW wrote Pearce : "Your letter of the 27th Ulto, and the reports, I received yesterday as usual."
Letter not found : from William Pearce, 3 Aug. 1794. On 10 Aug., GW wrote Pearce : "I have duly received your letter of the 3d, with the reports of the preceeding week."
Letter not found : from William Pearce, 10 Aug. 1794. On 17 Aug., GW wrote Pearce : "Your letter of the 10th has been duly received."
Letter not found : from William Pearce, 16 Aug. 1794. On 24 Aug., GW wrote Pearce: "In reply to your letter of the 16th which, with the reports, came duly to hand."
Letter not found : from William Pearce, 24 Aug. 1794. On 31 Aug., GW wrote Pearce : "In your last letter of the 24th instt came a copy of the conditions of Colo. Lyles Bond."
I Receved your letter of 24th Instt, Mr Groves the person who I have imployed as overseer For Union farm, is a Maried Man & has four Children he Comes well recommended—from Several others as well as the Mr Masons, and he is said to be Very attentive to his Business & Carefull of his stock If he should a[n]swear this description I shall not be Affraid but the business will be Carried on well,...
Letter not found : from William Pearce, 14 Sept. 1794. On 21 Sept., GW wrote Pearce : "Your letter of the 14th instt and the weekly reports, have been recd."
Letter not found : from William Pearce, 21 Sept. 1794. On 28 Sept., GW wrote Pearce : "I have received your letter of the 21st instt, and the Reports of the preceeding week."
Letter not found : from William Pearce, 28 Sept. 1794. On 2 Nov., GW wrote Pearce: "I have received your several letters of the 28th of Septr—and 5th 17th and 23d of last month" ( ViMtvL ).
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 5 Oct. 1794. On 2 Nov., GW wrote Pearce: “I have received your several letters of the 28th of Septr—and 5th 17th and 23d of last month.”
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 17 Oct. 1794. On 2 Nov., GW wrote Pearce: “I have received your several letters of the 28th of Septr—and 5th 17th and 23d of last month.”
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 23 Oct. 1794. On 2 Nov., GW wrote Pearce: “I have received your several letters of the 28th of Septr—and 5th 17th and 23d of last month.”