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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.”