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ALS : American Philosophical Society I had the honor to furnish your Excellency a small Account, I think it was in the year 1781, of some articles shipped by your orders for Mr. Richd Bache of Philada.— In the Letter which accompany’d the Account I mention’d my intentions of drawing for the amount, which however never was done;— Your Excellency will oblige me greatly by ordering said Account...
AL : American Philosophical Society Mr: Nesbitt’s most respectful Compliments wait on Doctor Franklin, & requests that he will grant a Pasport for a Gentleman (a Mr. Bacon) who goes for England tomorrow. If Dr. Franklin has any Commands for England, Mr Bacon may be depended upon. Possibly the Bacon who received a passport the previous June: XXXVI , 379.
ALS : American Philosophical Society I receiv’d in course the honor of your Excellencys Letter of the 30th Ulto: inclosing one for the Captains Cain Josiah & Deale, which I have deliver’d them.— They are extremely sensible of your Excellencys attention to their request, & beg that you will accept of their most sincere thanks.— Inclosed, I have the honor to transmit you a Letter from them.— I...
ALS : American Philosophical Society The Captains Cain, Josiah & Deale, of the Ships St. James, Lady Washington, & Queen of France, arrived in this port the 19th. Inst &, have communicated to me the Contents of a Letter they have had the honor to address Your Excellency this day. These Gentlemen have from the first of the American War, engag’d their lives and Fortune in the Contest, & I am...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I take the liberty to request that your Excellency will furnish me with a Commission, to Command a Letter of Marque , for Captain Thomas Bell, formerly Commander of the Luzerne, now of the Renette, bound from this Port to Philadelphia;— I must likewise trouble your Excellency for Copy of the Instructions, and Bond that is given on receiving a Commission,...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I receiv’d in Course the honor of your Excellencys Letter of the 21st: ulto— allowing Captain Kinnears Exchange for Captn. Bell, for which I beg you to receive Captain Bells & my most unfeigned thanks. Capt Kinnear is not a Ransomer, but a Prisoner of war. I receiv’d a Letter by the last Vessell from Philada. from a Mr. Wm. Trent of that City, who informs...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I had the honor to write you a few days past relative to Captn Bell & take the liberty once more to beg your Excellencys attention to what I requested in his favor.— Mr. Berard, a very Considerable Merchant in this place, who has frequently done business for Gentlemen in America, has this Evening inform’d me, that he found some difficulty in procuring a...
ALS : American Philosophical Society When I had the honor last of waiting on your Excellency at Passy, you were pleas’d to promise to give orders at Nantes for the Release of Captain Kinnear in Exchange for Captn Bell. The Death of Mr: Schweighauser no doubt is the Cause that nothing has hitherto been done in this affair, and unless your Excellency will please to give fresh orders to the...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Having occasion to be absent a few days on business, I gave orders to reply to the Letter you honor’d me with of the 14th Ulto: & concluded untill this day, it had been duly answer’d.— My surprize & vexation was extreme to find it had not. One of the Packets for America, I have forwarded by the Ship Anne, Captain Josiah, who sail’d the 3d Inst., the other...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Mr. Stephen Willson, a young Gentleman lately arrivd from America will have the honor to deliver you this Letter. He is recommended to me by my friends in Philadelphia in the warmest manner, & doubt not but he will prove himself entirely worthy of your Excellencys favor & protection— I have the honor to remain wth. Sentiments of the greatest respect Sir...