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The other week the disputed line of the land you sold to Matthew Ritchie was run by Mr Morgan and another surveyor and settled by consent of Mr Reid who contended. There was very little difference between it and that last marked by Mr Morgan. An old line had been run probably a line of experiment and Reid had run his lines by it. The quantity may be considered as in Morgan’s survey. Some time...
Letter not found: from Elias Boudinot, 8 Nov. 1799. On 13 Nov. GW wrote Boudinot : “Your favour of the 8th instt was received by the last Mail to Alexand[ri]a.”
Letter not found: from Timothy Pickering, 5 Nov. 1799. GW wrote Pickering on 24 Nov. : “Your favour of the 5th instant came to hand in due course.”
In obedience to your orders I left Mount Vernon on Monday the 28th of Octr to communicate to Colo. Parker your instructions respecting hutting the Troops at Harper’s Ferry. I reached the Camp at Harper’s Ferry on the eveng of the 29th; and finding that Colo. Parker was gone to Winchester, I sent an Express for him immediately. In the afternoon of the 30th Colo. Parker arrived in Camp, when I...
Letter not found: from Ralph Wormeley, Jr., 3 Nov. 1799. On 18 Nov. GW wrote Wormeley : “Your favour of the 3d Instant came duly to hand.”
I last evening Received your letters of the 26th 27th & 28th Instant. I Cannot Recollect any expression in my letter to Genl Hamilton which I supposed Coud have Induced him to Suppose that I meant to Substitute Barracks instead of Hutts. I merely Informed him that as there was not on the Public Ground materials Sufficient to Cover the whole of The Troops that I had Requested Mr Mackie to...
I arrived at this place yesterday afternoon, and finding that Colo. Parker had gone to Winchester I dispatched a messinger for him (one of the Soldiers). He got here this afternoon, when I delivered him your letters. The huts for the 8th Regt are in a state of forwardness; 22 of them are finished to the roofs; several of which are now covering, they are 16 feet sqr. and intended for 12 men...
Letter not found: from Allyn Prior, 30 Oct. 1799. On 1 Nov. GW wrote Prior : “Your letter of the 30th Ulto came to my hands yesterday afternoon.”
In Concequence of the arrangements that I had previously made I arrived here on the 22nd Instant & proceeded Immediately to Cuting Timber for Huting the Troops. on making an estimate of the Timber & Boards or plank that will be necessary for Covering the three Regiments, I find It utterly Impracticable to procure a Sufficiency, as the Rivers are Too low to Transport it by water from the upper...
(Private) (& Confidential) Sir, Trenton [N.J.] Oct. 24. 1799 I am this evening honoured with your letter of the 20th. When I last wrote you, I had grounds to expect, on the President’s arrival; that the mission to France would be suspended, until the fate of its government should be known. This great question I supposed (& my colleagues had formed the same expectation) would be a subject of...
I find that I omitted m in my official reply to avail say any thing on the subject of Major Campbell. On the appointments of this kind for the Troops South of Potowmack it is my intention particularly to consult General Pinckney with the advantage of the observations he shall make on the spot. But I do not publish this lest I should subject the General to embarrassment & ill will. Very Affect...
On my return from Trenton, the day before yesterday, I found your private letter of the 13th. as well as yr. public letter of the 15th. instant. The News papers have probably informed you that poor Avery is dead of yellow fever. The President has resolved to send the commissioners to France notwithstanding the change of affairs there. He is not understood to have consulted either of his...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt two days since of your letter of the 15th. instant, at which time I also received one from Col: Parker, informing me of the selection of ground which he had made. You will see by the enclosed letter to him the impression which his communication has made on my mind. I trust that it must be erroneous, since my supposition does not agree with the spirit...
On my return from Trenton, the day before yesterday, I found your private letter of the 13th as well as yr public letter of the 15th instant. The News papers have probably informed you that poor Avery is dead of the yellow fever. The President has resolved to send the commissioners to France notwithstanding the change of affairs there. He is not understood to have consulted either of his...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt two days since of your letter of the 15th instant, at which time I also received one from Col: Parker, informing me of the selection of ground which he had made. You will see by the enclosed letter to him the impression which his communication has made on my mind. I trust that it must be erroneous, since my supposition does not agree with the spirit...
Letter not found: from John Gill, 19 Oct. 1799. On 22 Oct. GW wrote Gill : “I have been duly favoured with your letter of the 19th instant.”
Letter not found: from Daniel Morgan, 19 Oct. 1799. On 26 Oct. GW wrote Morgan : “I have been duly favoured with your letter of the 19th instant.”
I ought ’ere now to have acknowledg’d the receipt of & to have returned you my most grateful thanks for your very kind letter of the 26 June, which came to my hands about the middle of Augt at Brighton (a bathing place on the channel ) whither I had gone for a few weeks relaxation. Its coming to me at that place, a desire to examine thoroughly the path which I shd follow in consequence of it,...
Letter not found: from John Gill, 16 Oct. 1799. On 19 Oct. GW wrote Gill indicating that he had received Gill’s “letter of the 16th.”
Letter not found: from Benjamin Stoddert, 16 Oct. 1799. On 20 Oct. GW wrote Stoddert: “Your favor of the 16th instant was received this morning.”
The enclosed abstract was founded on returns actually received in the office of the Adjutant General. From subsequent letters it appears that many recruits have been enlisted since the date of those returns. With the Highest respect I have the honor to be Sir your obt Set LS , DLC:GW ; Df , DLC : Hamilton Papers. Hamilton wrote GW again from Trenton on 17 Oct. before returning to New York on...
I had the honor to Receive your letter of the 28th Ultimo on Saturday last accompanied by one from Genl Hamilton. I fortunately met with Colo. Lear at this place yesterday morning & with him Carefully examined the different Situations in the Vicinity of the arsenal at Harper’s ferry. After the most mature deliberations I have with the intire Concurrence of Colo. Lear Given a Dicided preference...
(private) Sir, Trenton [N.J.] Oct. 9. 1799. I received yesterday the inclosed letter from Mr Murray. The President is on his way to this place. Govr Davie has been here a week; and Mr Ellsworth writes me, in a letter recd this morning, that he will arrive himself by Friday morning. The question about the mission to France will, I expect, be then settled. The state of the President’s mind, when...
Letter not found: from Daniel Morgan, 8 Oct. 1799. In one of two letters that GW wrote Morgan on 26 Oct. he referred to Morgan’s “favour of the 8th instt.”
Letter not found: from William Augustine Washington, 8 Oct. 1799. On 29 Oct. GW wrote his nephew : “Your letter of the 8th instant has been duly received.”
I had the Honour to receive your favour of the 25th of June last, some weeks ago; I am very much obliged to you for what you have done respecting the Prints but sorry that you should have had so much trouble with them. The wonderful Events of this Campaign in Europe have entirely contradicted my speculations of last Spring, and have at least removed to a greater distance the Danger which I...
Letter not found: from Benjamin Goodhue, 3 Oct. 1799. GW wrote Goodhue on 22 Nov. : “Your favour of the 3d of Octr never came to my hands until last night.”
Letter not found: from William Thornton, 3 Oct. 1799. On 6 Oct. GW wrote Thornton : “Your letter of the 3d was recd last Night.”
Letter not found: from John Avery, 2 Oct. 1799. On 13 Oct. GW wrote Avery : “I have received your letter of the 2d instant.” Avery’s letter of 13 Oct. is printed as a note to GW’s letter to Avery of 25 September .
Letter not found: from Alexander Spotswood, 30 Sept. 1799. On 27 Oct. GW wrote Spotswood : “Your letter of the 30th ulto came duly to hand.”