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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 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...
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, 20 March 1796. On 27 March, GW wrote Pearce: “Yesterday brought me your letter of the 20th instant.”
1797 January 20th Dr. Mansion house for the work of 8 hands Amt ⅌ Week 48 days Cr. By hauling Hay & Straw for Horses & Cattle 4 " Hauling Timber for the Carpenters 2 " going to Mill 2 days & Hauling Wood to burn Shells 1 d. 3 " Hauling Wood 8 days cuting of Wood 12 days 20 " Hauling Salt from Alexria 1 " Heaping of Manure 18 " Picking potatoes of frost bitt ones
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 8 March 1795. On 15 March, GW wrote Pearce: “I have received your letter of the 8th instt, with the reports of the preceeding week.”
I Received your letter of the 6th Inst. I will do Every thing In my power to forward the Business of hedgeing: and hope to Suckseed so as To Give you Satisfaction. for I have no wish more at heart than to do your business well—and to Merit your approbation tharein. I am haveing a Cow shed made at Dogue Run farm, which will soon be Compleeted, with a Farm yard to It for the purpose of Raising...
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 28 June 1795. On 5 July, GW wrote Pearce: “Your letter of the 28th, with the enclosed reports, was duly received.”
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 1 March 1795. On 8 March, GW referred to Pearce’s “letter of the 1st of this instt.”
1797 Feby 25 Dr. Mansion house for the work of 8 hands ⅌ Week 48 Cr. By Waggon hauling Stocks at Dogue run 2 " do hauling Posts & Rails 3 " do hauling Hay to Mansion house 1 " 3 horse Cart hauling Posts & Rails 2 " do hauling Manure to Garden 3 " do hauling Meal & Bran from Mill 1
A Meteorological Account of the Weather Kept at Mt Vernon Novr 13 In the Mor n g 49 S Cloudy 54 SW Clear 52 SW Clear 14th 48 SW Cloudy 53 SW Clear 51 SW Clear 15th 48
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 14 Feb. 1796 . On 21 Feb., GW wrote Pearce: “Since my last to you, I have received your letters of the 7th & 14th Instant.”
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 22 March 1795. On 29 March, GW wrote Pearce: “I have received your letter of the 22d instt with its enclosures.”
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 ).
April 10th In the Morng 50 NE Clear 55 NE Clear 54 N Clear 11th 50 NE Cloudy 60 NE Clear 57 NE Clear 12th 54 SW Clear 62
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 28 Feb. 1796 . On 9 March, GW wrote Pearce: “I did not receive your letter of the 28th Ulto, until eight o’clock last night.”
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.”
I Receved your letter of the 15th Inst. Since I wrote to you Respecting Mr Washingtons Intention to Survey his Land that a Joins yous, I have Receved a note from him Informing me that he shall Git an order at March Court for surveying it—and he wishes to Mark and set bounds—I would have attended to this Business before but I never Can find a day to spare from the business here. the oats will...
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 29 March 1795. On 5 April, GW wrote Pearce acknowledging “your last report enclosed in your letter of the 29th ulto” ( ViMtvL ).
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, 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, 24 Jan. 1796 . On 31 Jan., GW wrote Pearce: “Your letter of the 24th inst. with the reports, came to hand, at the usual time, yesterday.”
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 16 Aug. 1795. GW wrote Pearce on 23 Aug., “Your letter of the 16th instant, covering the ⟨wee⟩kly reports, came to my hands 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, 30 Aug. 1795. On 6 Sept., GW wrote Pearce, “ I was glad to find by your letter of the 30th of August, and the reports of the preceeding week.”
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 3 May 1795. On 10 May, GW wrote Pearce: “Your letter of the 3d instt, with the Reports of the preeceding week, was received yesterday.”
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, 27 Dec. 1795 . On 3 Jan. 1796, GW wrote Pearce: “Your letter of the 27th with the reports came to hand yesterday.”
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 16 Nov. 1794. On 23 Nov., GW wrote to Pearce: “Your letter of the 16th with the reports—except the Carpenters, which I have been without for several weeks—came to my hands yesterday.”
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, 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, 5 July 1795. On 12 July, GW wrote Pearce: “Your letter of the 5th, and the reports of the preceeding week, have been received.”
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 13 March 1796. On 20 March, GW wrote Pearce: “Your letter of the 13th instt and the reports of the preceeding week came duly to hand yesterday.”
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 21 June 1795. On 28 June, GW wrote Pearce: “I have received your letter of the 21st with its enclosures.”
A Meteorological Account of the weather kept at Mt Vernon October 16 In the Morning 65 W. Raining 69 SW Clear 67 NW Clear 17th 63 NW Clear 67 NW Clear 64 N Clear 18th 55 NW Clear 67
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...
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."
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 7 Dec. 1794. On 14 Dec., GW wrote Pearce: “Your letter of the 7th instt, enclosing the reports of the preceeding week, came duly to hand.”
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...
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, 27–29 March 1796. On 3 April, GW wrote Pearce: “Your letter of the 27th Ulto, with a Postscript of the 29th, came duly to hand yesterday.”
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 21 Dec. 1794. On 28 Dec., GW wrote to Pearce: “I have duly received your letter of the 21st instt with its enclosures.”
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.]
A Meteorrological Acct of the Weather kept at Mt Vernon Novr 6th In the Morning 48 DE foggy 54 E foggy 52 E Cloudy 7th 50 NE foggy 55 NE foggy 52 NE Cloudy 8th 52 SW foggy 56
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, 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, 4 Jan. 1795. On 11 Jan., GW wrote Pearce: “Your letter of the 4th instt, with the reports, is received.”
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 25 Jan. 1795. On 1 Feb., GW wrote Pearce: “your l⟨e⟩tter of the 25th Ulto … came safe.”
A Meterological Account of the Weather kept at Mount Vernon 1797 Jany 8 26 NW Clear 30 NW Clear 26 NW Clear 9 20 NW Clear 27 NW Clear 27 NW Clear 10 16 N. Clear