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1951[June 1756] (Adams Papers)
Drank Tea at the Majors. The Reasoning of Mathematicians is founded on certain and infallible Principles. Every Word they Use, conveys a determinate Idea, and by accurate Definitions they excite the same Ideas in the mind of the Reader that were in the mind of the Writer. When they have defined the Terms they intend to make use of, they premise a few Axioms, or Self evident Principles, that...
1952June 1756. 1 Tuesday. (Adams Papers)
Drank Tea at the Majors. The Reasoning of Mathematicians is founded on certain and infallible Principles. Every Word they Use, conveys a determinate Idea, and by accurate Definitions they excite the same Ideas in the mind of the Reader that were in the mind of the Writer. When they have defined the Terms they intend to make use of, they premise a few Axioms, or Self evident Principles, that...
1953Orders, 1 June 1756 (Washington Papers)
The Company of artificers being intended to assist in building a Fort at this place, are to do no Duty as Soldiers—They are to get their Tools in order, and go to work to-morrow morning. A Return to be given in immediately of all the men fit for Duty in Town; mentioning those who are good Carpenters. His Honour, Governour Dinwiddie, has approved of the Sentence of the General Court martial,...
We have this day Sent twenty Seven Soldiers Inlisted the twenty Sixth day of last Month, under the Comand of Majr Wood Jones to be delivered to the Officer appointed by the Govr to receive them at Fredricksburg. the whole Number Inlisted Voluntarily. Most of them are Men of Midling fortunes and were in good Bussiness and we beleive go with a hearty desire to Serve their Country. many being...
The Bearer hereof Mr Richd Baker has been very active in getting Men from the Isle of White County & unless he had engag’d to go with them none wou’d have enlisted, his Friends have applied to me for a Commission, which I cou’d not regularly give, not knowing what Vacancies may be. I therefore take this Method of recommending him to You, & if You can fill up a Vacancy by giving him a...
19562 Wednesday. (Adams Papers)
Went to Spencer in the afternoon.—When we come into the World, our minds are destitute of all Sorts of Ideas. Our senses inform us of various Qualities in the substances around us. As we grow up our Acquaintance with Things enlarges and spreads. Colours are painted in our minds through our Eyes. All the various Modulations of Sounds, enter by our Ears. Fragrance and Fœtor, are perceived by the...
1957Orders, 2 June 1756 (Washington Papers)
Captain Bell and his men are to march immediately to Conogochieg—Captain Peachy and Charles Lewis Lieutenants Bullet and Lowry; Ensigns Hubbard and McCarty, are to remain in town: The rest of the Officers are to set out immediately for Fredericksburgh. Colonel Washington will receive the Draughts which arrived here yesterday. They are to be drawn up at five o’clock this afternoon for that...
I received yours, and observe the contents: The Bearer added, that seven other Indians were seen. This I gave no credit to, as it was not certified in the Letter. The Assembly have resolved that their Troops shall not march out of the Colony: whether this is binding on the whole, or only the Draughts, I know not; therefore I would not advise your going into Maryland, unless it be to procure...
I have Governor Dinwiddie’s orders to remove the Cannon &c. from Rock-creek to Winchester: In consequence thereof, I have ordered down ten waggons for that purpose: and desire that you will deliver them and all the appurtenances thereunto belonging; together with about five hundred weight of Rice or Barley: as I understand, a large quantity of one or the other was lodged in the Stores under...
I herewith send you three hundred and eighty-nine pounds, ten shillings, to pay off your company until the first of July; by Mr Jones, who is desired to send an Express (who you are to pay) immediately, to let you know of it: Upon which you must send an Officer and a proper Guard to receive it. Major Lewis received cash to pay off the arrears of all your Company. Whilper can not expect to...