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ALS : American Philosophical Society I recived Yours of the 2d instant from Mr. Maylon [Moylan] along with the Dispatches for Congress which I will secure readey for Sinking in case of danger according to Your Orders. When the dispatches came to hand I was all clear for sea, and now onley wates for a favorable opportunity. Ther is certin information of seven saile of English Cruizers off Bil:...
To your request that I would give you my sentiments on the important subject of your Commission which so much interests the defence of these Colonies I answer. Of all pursuits that men have yet engaged in none is more subject to misfortune, imposition, and disappointment than that of minerals. Few are, or from the mysterious and complex nature of the thing can be judges of the matter. Few have...
I have recent grounds to believe that it is intended to carry into effect the expedition on the part of the English against upper Louisiana, by violating the territory of the US. according to what I informed you in my letter of the 2d March last; I must add that I know to a certainty that the English have made propositions to General Clarke in Georgia, in order to obtain his powerful influence...
The American Consulate in this City, & destrict, having been left to my charge, by, & in the absence of my Son, who is the appointed Consul; I beg leave to assure you of my attention to the dutys annexed to that important trust, & that however arduous the task may now become on account of the present unhappy State of things: I have – with alacrity and firmness – asserted the grievances, and...
This is the second time I have taken the liberty of trespassing on your Excellency’s time & with due reverence have now to repeat my request that you will have the goodness to listen to the Justice of my cause. In case the false rumours that have been circulated & publish’d against me by my rivals & enemys should have in any degree alter’d the good opinion I meritted of your Excellency, in the...
I have the honor to inform you, I arrived at Baltimore, from Cadiz, on the 23d. august last: Since which have had the honor to present myself to the Secretary of State, and during my stay at the Federal-City, I was attacked with Sickness; and when at Baltimore it nearly cost me my life; while convalescent I came on to this City, where I have had a very severe relapse, which has prevented me...
Consideratien op Art. 22. & 23. van het project Tractaat tusschen Haar Hoog Mog. en de Vereenigde Staaten van America. Wanneer men den generaalen inhoud van die twee Artt. admitteerde, en dús van wegens Hún Hoog Mog. toegaf, dat dit geheele Tractaat in alle zyne Clausulen en Artt. nú en voor ’t vervolg verstaan zal moeten worden niet te contrarieren aan de Stipúlatien, voorkomende in de twee...
Considerations on Articles 22 & 23 of the draft treaty between their High Mightinesses and the United States of America. If one admitted the general content of those two articles, and thus because their High Mightinesses conceded that this complete treaty, in all its clauses and articles, now and henceforth should be understood not to go against the stipulations of the two treaties already...
J’ai l’honneúr de faire parvenir ci joint a votre Excellence les considerations, que j’eus le plaisir de lúi communiqúer hier de boúche. En eclaircissant ainsi mes idées et celles de ma ville quant aux Articles differentiaúx dú projet Traité entre les deúx Republiqúes, j’espere, qúe cela pourra contribúer en quelqúe Sorte a ún accommodement Salútaire, Súr ún point, d’ont noús convenous...
I have the honor of enclosing to your excellency the considerations we discussed yesterday. By clarifying my ideas and those of my city regarding the differentiating articles in the treaty plan between the two republics, I hope this can contribute in some way toward a good compromise on a point that, if I am not mistaken, we agree on entirely in principle. I am delighted to have this...