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MS not found; reprinted from [Jared Sparks, ed.], A Collection of the Familiar Letters and Miscellaneous Papers of Benjamin Franklin (Boston, 1833), pp. 80–1. You may remember, that about ten years since, when I was at Boston, you and my brother sent directions here to attach on Grant’s right to some land here, by virtue of a mortgage given him by one Pitt. Nothing effectual could be done in...
Invoice of Goods Shippd on board the Nelly John Johnstoun on the proper acct and risque of George Washington and go to him consigned. Edwd Hippisley Linnen 5 ps. Oznabrig qty 549 Ells @9¼ £ 21. 3. 2 ½ ps. Hessen pr Wr 18/ ps. . 9.   2 ps. Irish 3 qt. 50 yards 13d. 2.14. 2 2 ps. Ditto 133 qt. 46 yards 18d. 3. 9.   1 ps. long Lawn 150/ 7.10.   1 ps. corded Dimothy 65/ 3. 5.   1 dozn red and...
Letter not found: from Richard Washington, 13 April 1763. On 27 Sept. GW wrote to Richard Washington : “Collo. Fairfax presented me with your obliging favour of the 13th of April last.”
ALS : Yale University Library By the Harriot Packet, which arrived last Saturday at New York, I received your Favours of Dec. 7. and January 8. and congratulate you cordially on your Appointment to the Secretary’s Office, in which I wish you all Happiness. I am just setting out on a Journey to Virginia, to settle Accounts with the Executors of my late Colleague Mr. Hunter, and recover the...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I wrote you a long Letter of the 8th and 29th of March on various Subjects, too long to copy unless it should be lost. But as Messrs. Coxe are sending Copies of their Request and Power to you, I must repeat so much of my Letter as related thereto. [Here Franklin copied verbatim the long paragraph which formed the largest part of the postscript dated March...
Love sweetens Life, and Life sometimes destroys Love. Beauty is desirable and Deformity detestible; Therefore Beauty is not Deformity nor Deformity, Beauty. Hope springs eternal in the human Breast, I hope to be happyer next Fall than I am at present, and this Hope makes me happyer now than I should be without it.—I am at Braintree but I wish I was at Weymouth! What strange Revolutions take...
Invoice of Goods Shipd on board the Nautilus Captn Boyes—for the use of George Washington—Potomack Rivr Richd Farrer & Co. China 1 Compleat sett Table China fine blue & white consisting of—11 long Dishes 24 plates 12 Soop plates 1 Tureen Covr & Dish 4 Sauce Boats 4 Salts [£]12. 0.0 2 Dozn best wt. Enamelld Wine Glasses .10.  6 Beer Glasses Ditto . 3.6 6 larger Do . 5.  6 Quart Decanters Cutt...
4658April 24, 1763 (Washington Papers)
15 Negroe Sharers 2 Overseer 17 in all 126 head of Cattle besides Calves—9 of this spring 52 head of sheep besides Lambs—13 8 Sows for Breeding 16 for Porkers at the Fall 18 —of 6 Months old 32 —of 6 Weeks Ditto 28 young Pigs
15 Negroe Sharers 2 Overseer 17 in all 126 head of Cattle besides Calves—9 of this spring 52 head of sheep besides Lambs—13 8 Sows for Breeding 16 for Porkers at the Fall 18 —of 6 Months old 32 —of 6 Weeks Ditto 28 young Pigs
Your favours of the 24th of April 29th July and first of December now lye before me, and I coud heartily have wished that the last had brought an Acct of the Tobaccos lost in the Deliverance and Joseph which remains along while I think in an undeterminate manner. You will please to observe that the 20 Hhds pr the Deliverance is part of the Estate of Danl Parke Custis Esqr. deceasd, because it...
In my Letter of the 11th of Septr last you were advised of 6 hhds Tobo on board the Johnson on Acct of Master Custis which I hope before this are safe arrived, and come to a better Market than the last. This Tobacco belongs to the young Gentleman himself, and must be carried to a new Acct raised in his own name and the Balle of £17.8.2 due from the late Collo. Custis’s Estate you will Debit me...
Be pleased to send me a genteel sute of Cloaths made of superfine broad Cloth handsomely chosen; I shoud have Inclosed you my measure but in a general way they are so badly taken here that I am convinced it woud be of very little service; I woud have you therefore take measure of a Gentleman who wears well made Cloaths of the following size—to wit—Six feet high & proportionably made; if any...
My Letters of the 18th & 30th of Septr & 15th Novr following fully explains my sentiments relative to the Tobacco’s lately Shipped, and other matters therein mentioned; but I have your favours of the 10th & 24th of August 30th of Octor & 4th of Decr now lying before me, & shall remark upon, and answer such parts of them as require it. In regard to the Estates Balle then in your hands, I must...
Your Letters of the 18th Jany & 2d of Mar. came to my hands at the sametime about the 10th Instt. I knew of no ship then on the point of Sailing for any part of Great Britain, and therefore have been unavoidably silent till now; indeed I coud have given but a very unsatisfactory answer before this. I participated in the pleasing prospect which seemed to flatter your wishes about the time of...
My acquaintance and friend Collo. Robert Stewart, late of the Virginia Regiment, will pay you on my Acct Bills of Excha: or money to the amount of £302 Sterl. which please to receive & place to the Credit of Gentn Yr Most Hble Servt ALB , DLC:GW . GW probably wrote this on the same day, 27 April, that he wrote the letter to Robert Stewart in which this was enclosed. See GW to Stewart, 2 May...
At the recommendation of Fielding Lewis Esqr. I am induced to give you the trouble of sending me a Pipe of the best Madeira Wine for the amount of which please to draw on Robert Cary Esqr. and Co. Merchts in London who are advised thereof. I woud choose a rich oily Wine, and if the present vintage shoud not be good, to have it of the last, or in short of any other which you can recommend—You...
The other side is Copy of my last (of the 6th Augt) if it shoud have miscaried please still to forward the Wine and draw as there directed but instead of Messrs Ringold and Gallaways Vessels if you are furnished with no oppertunity directly to Potomack River please to send the wine to Norfolk in Virginia to the care of Collo. Tucker who can readily forward it to Gentn Yr Most Obedt Servt ALB ,...
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4669[May 1763] (Washington Papers)
Overseer—Cluning 9 Negroe Sharers 10 in all 100,000 holes of Corn { 110,000 } lately countd 120,000 Tobo. Hills 106,100 7 Work steers 56 head Cattle 13 old Sheep 12
4670At Bridge Quarter, May 1763 (Washington Papers)
Overseer—Cluning 9 Negroe Sharers 10 in all 100,000 holes of Corn { 110,000 } lately countd 120,000 Tobo. Hills 106,100 7 Work steers 56 head Cattle 13 old Sheep 12
4671At Ship Landing, May 1763 (Washington Papers)
Willm. Jackson 7 Negroe Sharers 8 in all 70,000 Corn holes { 77,056 } Countd 80,000 Tobo. Hills 81,158 45 Head Cattle 1 Boar 10 young hogs 15 Six Weeks old
4672Cash Accounts, May 1763 (Washington Papers)
Cash May 3— To Ditto [cash] for Burgesses Wages £ 33.18. 6 To Ditto of Mr [Joseph] Valentine for Marsh Acct 2.15.0 of Ditto Rent for Monconck 4. Ditto Int. of Mr Wm Dand[ridg]e 22.0.5 Ditto for Corn Sold 132. 160.15. 5 4— To Collo. Basset Balle Acct 86. 7. 8 To Cash for a Trip to the Dismal of Collo. Lewis £ 3.0. 0 of Collo. Bassett 3.     of Dr Walker   3.     9.     of G. Washington   3.    
4673Guardian Accounts, 2 May 1763 (Washington Papers)
Mr John P. Custis Dr 1763 sterling Currency April To Robert Cary Esqr. for my order him £1317. 4. 9 To 80 head of cattle omitted in your former Acct £100. 0.0 To ⅓ of £32.7 doubly credited Vizt Abner Clopton’s note for £3.0.4 Edward Pye Chamberlayne’s for £12 & Mr Mossom’s Bond for £17.6.8 10.15.8 To 2 pair yarn Hose for your boy Julius . 5.  To the Publick for taking up your Negroe Jemmy 180...
With some difficulty I have at last procured the Inclosed which you will please to make use of as occasion may require. I was upon the point of forwarding these, and my Letters to you, by the Betcy a Ship from James River bound for London when Collo. Hunter arrived and informed me that he left you the 15th or 16th Ulto at New York and that your Imbarkation for England seemed to be matter of...
The Inclosed for my friend Collo. Stewart is of some consequence, and I take the liberty of recommending of it to your care—If he should be Imbarked for England as I must suppose he is before this (by his Letters) pray be so good as to forward the packet to him by a safe conveyance—if in York you will do me a favour in delivering of it—and in either case of hearing by Post whether it got safe...
ALS : Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery I have been from Philadelphia about 3 Weeks on a Journey hither upon the Business of the Post Office, but am now returning home, where I hope to find some Letters from you, as I hear that two Pacquets are arrived at New York since I came out. I have answer’d the Letters receiv’d from you by my Son, and have little to add. I congratulate you...
4677[Diary entry: 13 May 1763] (Washington Papers)
May 13. Told my sheep & cut & Marked Lambs as follows—viz. Ewes in all here 119 Ewe Lambs at H. 27 At Rivr. Side 1 R. Lambs for Killg. 13 At Creek 5 Weather Lms. 13 Wea thrs. at home 18 At Creek Qr. 7 at Creek Qr.
ALS : American Philosophical Society I am just return’d from Virginia, and find your Favour of April 11. I purpose setting out with my Colleague Mr. Foxcroft for New England, the Beginning of next Month, and hope soon for the Pleasure of seeing you; but have no Expectation of bringing my Dame to undertake such a Journey; and have not yet ask’d her Opinion of Sally’s going. My Love to Brother...
ALS : American Philosophical Society It gives us great pleasure to hear of your good Health, but are no less Mortified than you in not having the pleasure to see you, and do assure you that Mrs. Hick was so afraid of being out of the way when you call’d, that I could not prevail with her to go abroad for this three weeks past: but has now given up all thoughts of seeing you, for this year at...
ALS : Yale University Library I have now before me your Favours of Jany. 31. and March 1. the Receipt of which I ought sooner to have acknowledged. Your kind Congratulations on my Arrival and the Advancement of my Son, are extremely obliging. I think I have read somewhere that Fahrenheit’s o was what he understood to be the greatest Cold of Siberia, Greenland, or any inhabited Country. So he...
4681Cash Accounts, June 1763 (Washington Papers)
Cash June 8— To Cash for 2 Barrels of Corn £ 1. 5.0 10— To Ditto for D. Ditto 1. 5.0 14— To Ditto for Ditto 0.12.6 24— To Ditto for Ditto 0.12.6 Contra June 1— By Servants at Collo. [Burwell] Bassets 0. 5.0 By 1 Yd Cat Gut 10/—3 Yds Ribbon 4/6 0.14.6 By Club at Todds 5/—Exps. at Siers’s 9/
ALS : Yale University Library In my last of April 14. I acquainted you that I was then just setting out for Virginia, in order to settle Accounts with Mr. Hunter’s Executors who reside there, and to obtain the Ballance I conceiv’d due to the General Post-Office from his Estate of more than £400 Sterling, out of which they would have deducted a Demand of £372. 12 s . 8 d ., which I finally...
ALS : Yale University Library I have just received your Favour of Feb. 28. being but lately returned home from Virginia. Dr. Kelly in his Letter, appears the same sensible, worthy, friendly Man I ever found him; and Smith, as usual, just his Reverse. I have done with him: For I believe no body here will prevail with me to give him another Meeting. I communicated your Postscript to B Mecom, and...
We whose names are underwritten do agree to form a Body of Adventurers by the name of the Mississipi Company, with a view to explore and settle some Tracts of Land upon the Mississipi and its Waters; and the better to succeed in this design have determined on the following Rules and Regulation’s. First. it is proposed that the Company shall consist of Fifty Members and no more, who are to...
Both your favours of the 27th April & 2d May, Covering your Bills for £302 Sterg I recd from Mr Robinson last week and would have instantly acknowledg’d the rect of them but that I knew the Bearer would set out for Virginia in a few days which is a better and perhaps a safer conveyance than by Post the irregularity of which I have long since been convinc’d off—But where shall I find words to...
ALS : Mary A. Benjamin, New York City (1962); copy: American Philosophical Society On my Return from Virginia lately, I found your agreable Favour of April 24. by which I had the Pleasure of learning that you and Mr. Greene and your little ones were well. Your Invitation is extreamly obliging, and certainly I could not have forgiven myself if I had pass’d thro’ New England without calling to...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Supposing the Catalogue of our American Ores and Minerals collected by the late Mr. Hazard, might afford you some Amusement, I send my Letter to Mr. Tissington open to you, and give you the Trouble of forwarding it to him when you have perus’d it. The Bearer of this is Mr. James Logan Son of my Learned Friend of that Name. I beg Leave to recommend him to...
ALS : American Philosophical Society The Going away of Ships are So uncertain, and I am So Frequent out of Town—I write this Letter to my Dear Friend premature because I do not Inclose a receipt for the Box which I expect to do in my Next if I am not out of Town when the Ship Sails. The Box comes by Capt. Friend in the Carolina. In it is Books and Catologues for Lib: Company, Some for J:...
LS : Yale University Library; draft (incomplete): American Philosophical Society This letter marks the first stage of the inspection trip Franklin and Foxcroft took through New Jersey, New York, and New England between June 7 and November 5, 1763. Lasting just two days less than five months, this was the longest time Franklin was ever away from home on post-office business. Accompanied most of...
In consequence of the royal proclamation George III issued four months after his accession, which is summarized in the preamble below, Franklin and Foxcroft prepared and had printed this form of certificate to protect their local postmasters from any interruptions in the performance of their duties. The certificate was, of course, not itself the postmaster’s commission, but rather an...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I have your Favours of Mar. 10. and April 4. Your being in Parliament gives me great Pleasure; it will afford you many Opportunities of patronizing effectually the important Interests of your America. I rejoice to hear your Work is finished: and feel already the Obligations we shall all be under to you for it. You mention a Proposal to charge us here with...
ALS : Dartmouth College Library I wrote to my dear Friend’s good Mama to day, and said I should hardly have time to write to you; but finding a spare half Hour, I will indulge myself in the Pleasure of spending it with you. I have just receiv’d your most agreable Epistle of March 11. The Ease, the Smoothness, the Purity of Diction, and Delicacy of Sentiment, that always appear in your Letters,...
ALS : Yale University Library I am here in my Way to New England, where I expect to be till towards the End of Summer. I have writ to you lately and have nothing to add. ’Tis against my Conscience to put you to the Charge of a Shilling for a Letter that has nothing in it to any Purpose, but as I have wrote to some of your Acquaintance by this Opportunity, I was afraid you would not forgive me...
A List of Lands entered agreable to Act of Assembly made in November 1762 and given in with the List of Tythables in Fairfax Cty 10th June 1763 to Collo. Jno. Carlyle George Washington Walter Magowan, Thoms Bishop, Robt Haims, Matths Seal. House Servts &ca : Breechy, Schomberg, Jack, Doll, Jenny, Betty, Sarah, Kate, Betty, Sall, Moll, Jack, Jack, Jack, Ned, Charles, Davy. Carpenters: Turner...
MS letter: American Philosophical Society It is the greatest necessity that urges me to give You this trouble; as I have not been favoured with an answer of the first, sent by Mrs. Franklin, made me think it is unwarranted, but flatter myself You’l excuse both. As you are on a Journey and not expected to be back for some Weeks, and as the circumstance will not allow to wait till then, and am...
The Inclosed presents you a Copy of my Letter of the 26th of April, since which your favour of the 7th of March advising of the Nautilus’s arrival is come to hand. Your taking no notice in that or any other Letter of one I wrote you from Williamsburg on the 15th of November, inclosing my several Invoices, gives me some uneasiness, as a disappointment of the Goods therein required woud put me...
ALS : American Philosophical Society We left Woodbridge on Tuesday Morning and went to Eliz. Town, where I found our Children return’d from the Falls and very well: The Corporation were to have a Dinner that day at the Point for their Entertainment, and prevail’d on us to stay. There was all the principal People and a great many Ladies: after Dinner we set out and got here before dark. We...
Copy: Yale University Library I had the pleasure to receive your Letter of the 14th. of April, on Wednesday the 8th. Instant, and the same day laid it before His Majesty’s PostMaster General, who were extremely well satisfied and promise Themselves great Information from your Correspondence. They are very glad to find that before you had received my Letters to you of the 12th. of March, your...
ALS : American Philosophical Society We are thus far on our Way to Boston, and hope to be there in about three Weeks. I purpose to lodge at your House if you can conveniently receive me. Sally is now with her Brother at Amboy, and will be here in a few Days. If I can well do it, I shall bring her with me; and if you cannot accommodate us both, one of us may lodge at Cousin Williams’s; on...
I Arnt book larnt enuff, to rite so polytly, as the great gentlefolks, that rite in the News-Papers, about Pollyticks. I think it is pitty, they should know how to rite so well, saving they made a better use ont. And that they might do, if they would rite about something else. They do say we are a matter a million of muney in det. If so be the matter be so, I dont see but the Cunstibles must...