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Do you remember, my Dear general, of the first repast that we have made together at Rod island. I did you remark from the Soup the difference of the character of our two nations, the french in burning their throat, and all the americans waiting wisely of the time that it was cooled. I believe, my dear general, you have Seen Since a year that our nation has not change of character. We go very...
The king of England, my Dear general, has recovered his health, and the humour which Was in his head has retaken its ordinary Course—he has retaken his fonctions and works with all his ministers and gives his audiences—the marquis of La Luzerne our ambassador which has Seen him half an hour, did write me that he had found him perfectly well and not even lean’d as he was told—M. Pitt and his...
I have seen with great pleasure, my Dear General, the Governor morisse and I have been charmed with the good News he gave me of your health —We hope that you are going to put yourself again at the head of a fine and good government—I expected not when I left you that your Constitution would be sooner and more solidly setled than our[s]. our Generals States are to begin at the end of april—I...
I received your letter by Which you recommend to me Mr Barlow, and I Made him all the good reception that he deserves by himself and by the honourable commendation that you give to him. We come out, my Dear General, of an assembly of chief men Where We treated the Wearisome preface of a Drama Which is to become of a great concern and of Which We must Expect a fine unravelling. our sovereing...
Letter not found: from Rochambeau, 5 Oct. 1788. On 13 Oct. 1789 GW wrote to Rochambeau : “I have been honored with the receipt of your letter ... of the 5th October 1788.”
I have received, but Since a few days, the letter of the 8th January the last, which you have honoured me with—I See in it with the greatest Satisfaction that your confederation is to take a solid and respectable form, and that you are going to play at its head a part where your Virtues and your merit naturally place you. our constitution, tho’ monarchical, is in a moment of crisis that has...
I have received by M. Shippen’s hands the letter which you have honoured me with, and I made him the reception that he deserves by himself, and Especially, being honoured of your recommandation. I formerly received another one of you by the way of M. Rutlege bearing also your recommandation for that gentleman, but as I was in the Country when he Came to Paris, that has deprived me of the...
it is dreadful to live So far that we do from one another. I receive but in this moment the letter wherewith you have honoured me on the 31th July ultimate, that you put abord of an English Ship, which after he had made its trade has, at last Send it to havre this last days. But whatever was the cause of the tardy news I receive from you, I am always charmed to See that my Dear General and my...
I come, my Dear General, to read in the public papers your letter to the general assembly of Virginia, by Which you refuse the fifty shares that have been, by it, offered to you. there I have well Known again your character and your Virtues, and I am very glad to see in a corrupted age how they make Still a great account of this rare exemples of generosity. I come, my Dear general to make a...
it comes to have, in the parliament of England, a scene of a great Concern. The question was to Know if they Should fortify the harbours of the Kingdom, having at their head M. Pitt and the Duc of Richmond that were for the affirmative. The house of parliament has been divided, and the voice of the Speaker has decided for the negative. So much the worse, I believe, because the Enormous Sums...
I but receive now the letter Which you honoured me With on September the 7th ultimo. I Send at once to Captain Pusignan your answer, and I hope you Will be henceforth got clear from all those troublesome askings. I am Enchanted of the continuation of your good health, of the calm that you are enjoing in the bosom of your family, and under the Shadow of your Laurels. The Storms Which threatened...
I come, my Dear Général, of taking leave from Doctor franklin. I could not See without being moved to pity that respectable man at eighty years old, with a very sharp and weighty cause of sickness, having the courage to undertake So a long voyage to go and die in the bosom of his native country. it will be impossible to him, at his coming-back in america, to go and visit you, but I told him...
I have Received by the Marquis de la fayette’s hands the two letters wherewith you have honoured me on August the 20th and November the 25th ultimate, you may believe that Since his coming-back you are the main subject of our conversations. I have been ravished to Learn that you Was Philosophically Enjoying of the glory and of the Général consideration that the part which you had in the most...
I have the honour of Sending to you the new promotion Which has been done lately for the order of Cincinnatus according to the resolutions of the last meeting of the general Society. I also inclose in it the copy of a letter from M. le Mal de segur bearing the permission of his majesty for these new aggregated. you will See by it, at the Same time, that his majesty Stops all kind of farther...
je ne veux pas, mon cher general, laisser partir le marquis de la fayette Sans Le charger de mes plus tendres complimens pour vous, et de vous renouveller les assurances de L’attachement le plus eternel que je vous ay voüé. je voudrois bien qu’il eut le talent de vous persuader de venir nous voir, et que tout cela put S’arranger Sans Se brouiller avec madame Washington. nous avons icy le roy...
The letter Which you have honoured me With, the 1st of february ultime, has made the greatest pleasure to me, and your title of particulary Citizen Cannot but increases the Sentiments of Veneration, and of the most tender affection that I have devoted to you for all my life, it is the finest End of the highest Employement that ever man has filled. I owe to let you Know, my Dear Général, that...
You Will be, my Dear Général, Single confidant of this letter. I did foresee the ministry on the way Wherewith could be received here the defferent Demands that I have made to you, in order to increase or make Some additions in the Society of Cincinnatus, one did answer me that the King had a great repugnancy to permit to his Subjects any Stranger order, and it Was but by a particular...
here is, my Dear Général, one demand for the order of Cincinnatus of the most remarkable Kind, and which appears to me deserve the attention of the Society, here is inclosed the letter that M. de Lilancourt, before a general commander in St Domingo, has wrote to me upon this Subject. all the facts are exact in it, and you Know perfectly, well as me, how much obligations we owe to him for...
Give me leave my dear Général to intrust you with friendship in one observation Which did not Escape to the regiments that composed our army. They find that the général society has given too much or too little extent to its favour, in granting it to all the Colonels and Stoping to them. I do not ask it for the Lieutenant colonels and majors because it is to the choice or favour that they owe...
I have received the letter which your Excellency honoured me with, dated the 29th of last October Which Major L’Enfant delivered me. I can not better answer to the honourable invitation that you are willing to make me as well as to the general officers and colonels of the french army auxiliary in America, than by Sending you. 1e. The answer of the marshal De Segur minister of war giving the...
La lettre Mon cher Général du 10 mai dont Vous m’avez honoré m’a fait le plus grand plaisir. Je Vous Vois à la fin de Vos travaux et avec le desir de Venir en france; tachez, Mon cher Général d’effectuer ce projet, que rien ne s’oppose à cette idée, et Venez recevoir dans un pays qui Vous honore et Vous a toujours admiré les applaudissemens que l’on doit à un grand homme. Vous pouvez compter...
j’ay deja eu lhonneur mon cher general, de vous ecrire pour bien des occasions, et nous n’avons aucune nouvelle de l’amerique depuis monne arrivée dans ce pais cy, je profite de l’occasion de Me. izova pour vous faire passer cette lettre cy. la fameuse coalition de fox et de north ragit l’angleterre. Schelburne et le pati de bedfort forment a present l’opposition; on dit que nous allons avoir...
I have received your Excellency’s Letter mentioning your having sent to Philadelphia the two pieces of Canon that I might see the inscriptions and Devices previous to my Departure. Tho’ I was gone before they arrived there, Give me Leave to observe, Sir, that your usual attention and politeness has shewn itself to the Last moment, of which this is a fresh proof. I write to the Chevalier De La...
I send here inclosed to your Excellency some Letters which came to me by the Chevalier de La Luzerne, some of which are for you and family and I don’t know how they came to be sent to me. I send to your Excellency Likewise an Extract of a Letter I have received from Mr De Vaudreuil, which gives very bad intelligence as to Gibraltar. The first division of the french corps set off to morrow ....
I beg of your Excellency to forward with speed to the Chevalier de La Luzerne, the inclosed packett containing Mr De Vaudreuils Letters and Mine. All our Artillery and heavy baggages are imbarked, the troops are here pretty well barracked, in expectation of the moment that Mr De Vaudreuil shall demand them, and then I’ll give up the command of them to the Barron de Viomenil to conduct them to...
I have received your Excellency’s Letter of the 12th instant. It seems very clear to me by the report which I have sent you from Newport and by the intelligence which you have given me from the Newyork papers of the 5th that the evacuation of Charlestown has been made on the 1st instant, and I expect that your Excellencys next Letter will bring me a confirmation of it. The Letter which Sir Guy...
The troops are arriving here with a pretty fair weather, but, between us, I believe our navy will not be ready before the end of this month, I beg of your Excellency to forward this Letter with speed to the Chevalier de La Luzerne and to send me word of every thing which may come to your knowledge, relative to the evacuation of Charlestown. a seafaring man has said here that at the beginning...
I have the honor to send to your Excellency a Letter for Sir Guy Carleton, which I beg you would forward to him by the first opportunity. I beg you will send with all possible speed to the chevalier de La Luzerne, the inclosed packett for business requiring great diligence. I have received your Excellency’s Letter of the 3d inst. and I am going to send to Mr De Vaudreuil that which you write...
At the moment of my departure for Boston this morning, I received a Letter from Mr De Vaudreuil, saying that he is sorry to have appointed the 8th of next month for my arrival with my troops at Boston, because the men of war at Portsmouth are not yet ready and he does not believe that he will be in readiness to set sail before the 20th November. In consequence of which, I have resolved to stay...
I have received your Excellency’s Letter; in which was inclosed a Letter for the Marquis de Vaudreuil, which I have sent on directly. I beg you would spend speedily to Sir Guy Carleton the Letter herein inclosed It is to demand the servants of the Marquis de Laval and the Prince de Broglio who have been forgot, more thro’ the fault of the secretary of Baron de Viomenil who had forgot to put...