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ALS : American Philosophical Society Our worthy Friend Mr Oster just now called to let me know he goes on board Ship amediately, as there is seldom a week passes, but he sees the Family two or three times, he will tell you how we all look, he caught me to day playing with the Children and rabbits, I see Betsy the day before yesterday she is with Miss Beckwith who is like to do extreamly well,...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I cannot let Coll Cambray go without a line to you tho I sit up to write in bed— I have had a fit of the Bilious Cholic that lasted twenty four hours, it went off yesterday but has left me very weak and with a bad head ake, I hope a good nights sleep will quite restore me, and then I shall be able to write you a long letter by Mr Oster who goes in a day or...
Translation: reprinted from Alexandre-Marie Quesnay de Beaurepaire, Mémoire, statuts et prospectus, concernant l’Académie des sciences et beaux-Arts des Etats-Unis de l’Amérique, établie à Richemond … (2nd ed., Paris, 1788), pp. 22–3. Avec cette Lettre, vous recevrez un projet pour une Académie Française qui doit s’ériger ici; c’est un plan fort étendu, & qui fera honneur au Monsieur qui l’a...
(I) and (II) ALS : American Philosophical Society Coll Cambray, who we shall miss very much, is the bearer of this, he will tell you how all the Family do, I paraded all the Children to day on purpose for him to tell you how they look’d, and if he does not say they are fine and handsome, I know not were he will find his beauties—the news papers that came since Major Franks’ paket was made up I...
ALS : Yale University Library Yesterday which was your birthday —and which I allways keep in the most festive Manner in my power—Willy & Eliza invited their Friends to a little dance, and made about sixty young folks, as happy as twas possible for People to be in this World. My children quite in an extacy, even little Deby had her share in the beginning of the evening— I have not the least...
ALS and copy: University of Pennsylvania Library I do not know how I could employ myself more agreeably on the beginning of the new Year, than by writing to my dear Papa, wishing him many happy returns of it, and that I may live to begin and end many of them with him is my sincere prayer, who knows what a Peace may produce— In Mr Bache’s letter you desire I would continue my histories of the...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Mr Restiff called to let me know he was going to France, I allways promiss’d him a letter when he return’d: he is an exceeding good Young Man, has been often at our House and can tell you how we all look—as I have just wrote you a long letter, and shall write you again in a few days by Coll Cambray, shall only add the Love and duty of an Afectionate...
ALS : American Philosophical Society By this Vessel you will receive a tin and a Wooden box; both with grafts of the best new town Pippins which Mr Powell was obliging enough to procure, each of the grafts has a peice of the Old wood remaining to it, the wooden [ torn: box] was put up by him in a particular manner with wax and tallow, the other by Mr Bache according to your directions, Mr...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I should think it wrong to let any opportunity slip without informing you of the Welfare of my little Family, they are well and lovely the Youngest, one Year old this day, and as an infant she is perfect, I have just weaned her, Willy a fine tall straight Lad, this week he began to go to dancing School, Betsy and Lous go to my Old Madam Marsh, how happy...
ALS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania I have lately heard you were well, but do not often hear from you, many letters I beleive are taken, one of Benny’s to you, dated March last, was sent me out of New York by my Brother, who was well two weeks ago he tells me Sr Harry Clinton sent it to him suposing it to be from his son, but says your letter in which it was inclosed was lost— You have...
ALS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania; AL (draft [partial]): Yale University Library The Gentleman who brings you this, I beleive you are acquainted with, as I have often heard him speak of you, he has been obliging enough to call on me, and has promised to deliver my letters into your own hands, Mr Morris’s Sons go under his care to Geneeva, how delighted little Benjamin will be to have...
ALS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania I wrote you lately by the Ship Delaware Capt Prowl, and by Major Franks, which letters I hope may get safe to hand, this will be delivered to you by the Son of an Old Friend by whom Mr Bache has wrote, his Fathers kindness to me in your Absence when I was ill of the Measles, and afterwards in sending his Carriage every day for me to ride I shall never...
ALS : University of Pennsylvania Library Major Franks, a young Gentleman who has been in the American Army since the beginning of the War, will deliver you this, I beg leave to introduce Him to your notice and Friendship, he can acquaint you all about the Children and Family, as he very frequently saw us all together— there is a Vesel to sail in a few days by which I shall write largely,...
ALS : Yale University Library We were made very happy by Temples Letter informing us You were perfectly well since your last fit of the Gout. I hope you may long continue so— The things you sent me by Ct. Smith came to hand safe he arrived in Boston, and I got them brought in a Waggon that was comming, almost all the goods in the same Waggon got wet Crossing the North River, I had the good...
ALS : Yale University Library Your letter by Capt Read has afforded us great Pleasure, tis’ a long time since we have been made so happy, our little Benjamins improvement has delighted us, Your answer to his letter is one of the best in the world, William shall get it by heart, and I hope they will neither of them ever forget it— the letter you mention to have wrote telling us Benny had...
ALS : Yale University Library I have been much disapointed so many Vessels have arrived lately and not one single line from you, and if a Mr Esra Johnes had not called to let me know how you all did, we should not have heard wether you were well or not, the account he gives us of your health and spirits is very pleasing to us—tis but a few days since I came from Mr Duffields, were I have been...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I was willing to take the latest day of Mr Myer’s staying to write to you, as my little Boy was then in the small Pox, that I might have it in my power to tell you it was over. It is and very happily, I happened to miss the time of Mr M.’s going, so that he only took a small letter of recommendation, which I had given him before— this will be handed to you...
ALS : American Philosophical Society My Friend and neighbour Mrs Wistar has been to request Mr Bache would write a few lines to introduce Mr. Ashton to you, as he is not at home I take that liberty, Mr Ashton has been in partnership with Mr John Gibson, and bears the Character of a very worthy good man, it will not be long before he will return and I hope will bring us the pleasing accounts of...
ALS : American Philosophical Society This Letter will be handed you by Coll Fluery, who is not only a Hero but a man of merrit, the same which took the Standard at Stony point, he is a favorite of General Washingtons, and Baron Stuben’s the latter of which Gentlemen introduced him to Mr B: and me, one of the papers you sent over was to enquire him out, he says he has wrote often to his...
ALS : American Philosophical Society We wrote to you fully some days ago, but Mr Gerard staying longer than he expected gives me an opportunity of telling you we still continue well, and of sending you some more Newspapers, it has been my earnest wish that Mr G: might be detaind a few days longer still, as I wanted him to stand Godfather to a little stranger that is hourly expected, and is to...
ALS and AL (draft): American Philosophical Society Every body seems to be sorry that Mr Gerard is going to leave Philada. but particularly this Family whose esteem he has entirely gain’d, he is kind enough to take charge of a Box of Squirril skins for Temple in which is a parcel of news papers for you, and a peice of homespun Silk which I have long wish’d to send you for the Queen whose...
ALS : New York Public Library I did myself the pleasure of writing a long letter to you very lately, but am afraid it is taken as I beleive many of yours are, I am unwilling to think you neglect us, tho Mr Ingersolls coming from France without letters from you has given me great uneasyness, he lodged too in the same house with little Ben, and not a line from him, I hope soon however to be made...
ALS : American Philosophical Society This is the first opportunity I have had since my return home of writing to you. We found the House and Furniture in much better order than we could expect, which was owing to the care the Miss Cliftons took of all we left behind. My being removed four days after my little Girl was born made it impossible for me to remove half the things we did in our...
ALS : Musée national de la coopération franco-américaine, Blérancourt, France We have been impatiently waiting to hear of your Arrival for some time. It was seventeen weeks Yesterday since you left us, a day I never shall forget, how happy shall we be to hear you are all safe arrived and well. You had not left us long before we were obliged to leave Town. I never shall forget nor forgive them...