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Be pleased to accept my warmest Thanks for the very agreable Communications made by your Excellency’s Letter of this Date which I have this Moment received. I sincerely congratulate your Excellency on this most interesting Event. I have the Honor to be with the highest Respect & Esteem Your Excellency’s most Obedient Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Letter not found : from George Measam, 6 July 1779. Measam wrote GW on 7 July: “In my Letter of yesterday I forgot to mention to your Excellency.” GW also wrote Measam on 31 July: “I duly received your several Letters of the 6th—7th & 25th Instant.”
Last evenings post brought me your letter—acknowledging the receipt of my letter of the first instant with a bank note of one hundred dollars on Acct of my Brother Howell—his absence prevents my saying any thing with respect to the interest, which he certainly ought to have consider’d when he forwarded the principal, he is at present over the ridge with his family. by the first opportunity—I...
Letter not found: from Col. George Baylor, 2 June 1777. GW wrote Baylor on 19 June : “Yours of the 2d Instt I received by Yesterdays Post.”
Letter not found: from George Eimbeck, 28 April 1794. An entry in GW’s executive journal for 15 May reads: “Received a letter from Geo. Eimbeck, Savanna 28 April 1794 on the subject of obtaining his pay &c. for services in the last war. Referred it to The Secy. of War” ( JPP Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797 . Charlottesville, Va., 1981. , 303). For...
Letter not found : from George Gregory, 31 Jan. 1776. A letter of 9 Feb. to Gregory, apparently written for GW by George Lewis, begins: “Your Letter, to his Excellency of the 31st ultimo is come to hand, I have it in command from him to informe you that he has Laid it down as an invariable rule (for the present) not to grant Liberty to any Prisoners of War, to remove from the Place, to which...
Letter not found: from George Measam, 1 Dec. 1778. On 14 Dec., GW wrote Measam : “I received your two letters of the 1st and 4th Inst. this morning.”
Letter not found: from George Steptoe Washington, 7 Aug. 1799. On 14 Aug. Tobias Lear wrote George Steptoe Washington: “The General has received your letter of the 7th inst.” ( DLC:GW ).
Permit me to solicit your Excellency in favor of Mr McDonald, a Volunteer of the 76th Regiment, who having received a pass into New York from Brigadier General Hazen is detained at this Post, it not proving a regular permit. I have enclosed General Hazens Pass. I have therefore to solicit Your Excellency’s permission that Mr McDonald may go into New York, he having his Commanding Officer’s...
I am infinitely obliged to your Excellency by forwarding the Dispatches which contain an Account of the conclusion of a general Peace. I most sincerely congratulate your Excellency and Family on this joyful Event. As the Legislature will rise—this Day I shall do myself the Honor, as soon after as possible, of visiting you on the Occasion. I have the Honor to be with perfect Respect & Esteem...
Letter not found: from George Clinton, 26 Dec. 1784. On 5 April 1785 GW wrote to Clinton : “Your other letter of the 26th of December came duely to hand.”
Letter not found: from George William Fairfax, 31 Mar. 1774 . On 30 June 1786 GW wrote Fairfax : “I was restrained by your instructions of the 31st of March 1774 from executing deeds for the Land.”
Mr Ralph presents his respects to The President of The United states, and encloses a plan for establishing a free-school in the city of Washington. Mr Ralph has been deputed to solicit The President’s patronage; and, he purposes to inquire, at 1 oClock, if his Excellency be at leisure. AL , DLC:GW . The Rev. George Ralph (c.1752–1813) was rector of Christ Church, Washington Parish. He later...
Letter not found: from George Augustine Washington, 5 Aug. 1787. On 12 Aug. GW wrote George Augustine : “This letter is in acknowledgement of yours of the 5th Instt.”
I take the Liberty of acquainting your Excellency, that I waited your commands at Chatham, according to my Letter of the 14th, in expectation of receiving an answer to the Dispatches I brought from Sir Guy Carleton; but presuming it may have been set by some other conveyance, & not having it in my Power to stay any longer, I am now on my return to New York. I have the Honor to be Sir with the...
Letter not found: from George Steptoe Washington, 10 Dec. 1790. In his letter to George Steptoe Washington of 19 Dec. 1790, GW wrote “From the tenor of your letter of the 10th inst. which came to my hands on thursday last, it does not appear that Lawrence is to come on to this place with you, for he is not mentioned in any part of the letter.”
Letter not found: from George Clinton, c.21 July 1795. On 27 July, GW wrote Edmund Randolph: “My Letters for the Post Office in Alexandria, had been sent off some hours before the enclosed dispatches were put into my hands, by the young Gentleman whose name is mentioned in Govr Clintons letter to me, also forwarded.”
Letter not found: from Lt. Col. George Baylor, 1 Jan. 1777. On 9 Jan. GW wrote to Baylor : “Your Letter of the 1st from Baltimore came to my hands this day.
Letter not found: from George Clinton, 18 Dec. 1793. On 25 Dec., GW wrote Clinton : “Your favor of the 18th instt enclosing a statement of sales of lots in Coxburgh, belonging to us, has been duly received.”
Letter not found: from George Clinton, 27 July 1775. On 25 Aug. GW wrote to Clinton : “Mr White presented me with your favour of the 27th Ulto.”
Letter not found: from George Mercer, 28 Mar. 1770. On 7 Nov. 1771 GW wrote to Mercer : “I have been favourd with two Letters from You—one of them dated the 28th of March 1770.”
I begg you to accept of my grateful Acknowledgment for the kind concern you are pleased to express for my ill State of Health, My disorder has been extreamly painful & of long duration; but I flatter myself I am now recovering, tho’ very slowly—Mrs Clinton and my Family join in best Respects to you & Mrs Washington with Dear Sir your sincere and Affectionate Humble Servant NHi : Vail Collection.
Letter not found: from George Clinton, 12 Nov. 1784. On 25 Nov. GW wrote to Clinton : “A few days ago I had the pleasure to receive your favor of the 12th Instt.”
Letter not found: from George Augustine Washington, 10 or 11 June 1787. On 15 June GW wrote George Augustine Washington “to acknowledge the receipt of the letters from Mount Vernon of the 10th & 11th,” one of which may have been from Mrs. Washington.
Letter not found: from George William Fairfax, June 1774. On 25 July 1775 GW wrote to Fairfax : “I have received no Letter from you since the one dated in June 1774.”
Letter not found: from George Augustine Washington, c.31 July–20 Aug. 1790. In a letter to GW of 20 Aug. 1790 , George Augustine Washington wrote, “my Letter subsequent to the 30th Ulto would give you information of the safe arrival of Will and the order in which the things were rcd sent in the same Vessel.”
Letter not found: from George Walton, 15 Mar. 1789. On 29 May GW wrote to Walton : “I have received by Colonel Gunn your honors letters of the 11th and 15th of March.”
Letter not found: from George Augustine Washington, 28 May 1787. On 3 June GW wrote George Augustine Washington : “I am sorry to find by your letter of the 28th Ulto . . .”
I had the honor of addressing a letter to Your Excellency from Baltimore on the Subject of our state proceedings respecting the Order of Cincinnati. I have never been able to procure the printed Copies till lately which are now inclosed with a Copy also of the proceeding of the Georgia line. Wishing You the compliments of the season. Am with every Sentiment of Esteem Your Most Obt Servt DSoC .
Inclosed you have the Information procured by Major Wychoff—He was unavoidably detained on the Island beyond the Time fixed for his Return, and altho he made his Report to me some Days ago—I conceived it unnecessary to forward it by Express to your Excellency & the present is the first private Conveyance that has offered. I have the Honor to be with Sentiments of the highest Respect & Esteem...