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Your Letter of March last I have but lately received. It was Sent by the Post, I suppose from Newport. When the Gentleman you recom­ mend in it, Monsr. Petry, comes here, it will give me pleasure to make Boston agreable to him. I wish we could have had more of your assistance in compleating the plan of government. Some of the alterations made in it after you left us, were by no means for the...
The Letter your Excellency honour’d me with dated the 7th. of last Month, I duly received. The Pleasures of Amsterdam must be sad indeed, when you wish for the Gout as a Remedy for your Ennui : If I may judge from the Sufferings of my poor Grand father, I fancy you would prefer the Malady to the Cure. Capt. Bell and Capt. Josiah are arrived at L’Orient, from Philada. a small Vessel likewise is...
AL (draft) and copy: Library of Congress I received yesterday the Letter you did me the honour of writing to me, and in answer acquaint you, That about the Year 1742, there was in Philadelphia a Joseph Redmond, a Native of Ireland, Captain of a good Ship, which sail’d between that Port & some Part of Europe; but he did not use that Trade many Years, and as it is long since I heard any thing of...
AL : American Philosophical Society J’ai été bien faché que les Affaires m’avoient empeché de voir ma trés chere fille hier au soir: Je me dedomagerai aujourdhui à cinq heures, car je me trouve toujours heureux quand je suis avec elle, jouissant de sa douce Societé, la voyant & l’entendant parler. C’est une espece de folie de dire cela; parceque c’est inutile, les Actions parlant plus...
ALS : American Philosophical Society; copy: Massachusetts Historical Society I had the honour of writing to you by Mr. Guild some months ago. He probably acquainted you, there was a Bill then depending in our Assembly for incorporating a philosophical Society. It has been compleated, and the Society formed, under the name of The American Academy of Arts & Sciences. They have had several...
it was not in my power to finish sooner with Congress the business of the legion & yet I have not anny prospect of Establishing, that Corps on a proper footing & according to the Command I received from your Excellency—the board of war tells me, that, they Have no Clothing , arms , nor horses & that they do not Expect to hHve money to putchass thoses articles for the time they shall be wanted,...
I have it in command from the General, who is gone to West Point to transmit your Excellency the purport of the favorable intelligence received last Night by Express from Trenton. The Pennsylvanians have given a decided & unequivocal proof of their attachment to the Country, and determination not to join the Enemy; by delivering up to General Wayne, an Emissary sent by the Enemy to tamper with...
I do myself the honor to enclose your Excellency an extract of a letter from Brigr Genl Morgan, the authenticity of which depends solely on the report of the Baron Glaubier. The memorandum which your Excellency will recieve herewith of the Corps under the command of Lord Cornwallis in S. Carolina, is the best I have been enabled to obtain, and I believe their strength is well ascertained....
Your Excellencys private letter of the 13th of Decem. I have had the pleasure to receive and thank you kindly for the information respecting the health of Mrs Greene and family. It is the first hint I have had since I left the Northern Army. General de Portail who will deliver your Excellency this letter is pretty well acquainted with our situation, and can give you a better account of the...
I have ordered a Detachment to consist of two Battalions of 250 rank & file each, properly Officered from the Massachusetts Line. One Battalion of 250 rank & file from the Connecticutt Line—One Battalion of 100 rank & file from the New Hampshire Line—and one Battallion of 200 rank & file, half from Colonel Hazens regiment, & the other half from the Detachment on the Lines, in the whole five...
I was favored last Night with a Letter from the Comittee of Congress dated the 9th Instant by which I am informed that the Mutineers were on their March to Trenton, that matters wore a favourable Aspect with regard to them and have more great Hopes that every thing woud be accomodated in an amicable Manner. But as there is no mention made of the Principals I fear Governor Reeds Proposals must...
I had the honor to address your Excellency the 8th inst. giving you a detail of what had passed down to that date. The Enemy laying Still at Westover on the 9th, and some Vessels which had lain at the mouth of the Appamatox, dropping down that Day to their Fleet, I thought it Evident they had no design against Petersburg, and therefore ordered the few Militia who were assembled there to march...
In mine of the 9th I had the Honor of giving you a particular account of our proceedings & Situation, yesterday Our Sergts or Commanders agreed as a preliminary to give us up the two Spies & Most all such Soldiers as were entitled to their Discharges (which are but few) should Immediately give up their Arms & retire—there were Articles which they took the Voice of the Soldiers on—who agreed to...
In answer to your Excellency’s favor of yesterday , I would observe that it is necessary the good arms and prepared ammunition should continue here to be issued to the militia, as they arrive. If there should be danger, which I do not conceive there is at present, the arms &c. may be removed in boats, of which I have a number collected. There is a considerable quantity of loose ammunition...
I am favored with your Excellencys Letter of the 9th. Upon the principles of a united opposition against the invaders of the United States, it certainly must be agreed, that when one of those States are actually invaded by the Common Enemy, the expences incurred by such invasion, must be common also. This Naturally throws the provision for such Troops as shall be employed on such particular...
I am favored with your letters of yesterday and this day . The peices of artillery at Cumberland were ordered on the first news of this invasion to be carried up the river to Newcastle and on hearing of their arrival there I ordered them to the forks of James river 50 miles above this but very convenient to be brought down by water whenever wanting. Indeed I think in future to divide our...
The enemy moved down the river from Westover yesterday. I wrote by express to Genl. Nelson this morning to desire that if they should pass Burwell’s ferry (which would prove that they mean nothing against Wmsburg or York) he would in that point of time send off an express to you that you might thereby know that your whole attention should be pointed to Fredsbg. They have had the winds at their...
I was honor’d with your Excellency’s Letter of Yesterday at this place. Two Hundred of Spotsylvania Militia will be here by the Afternoon, they are well arm’d and equipt, I had also embodied about 150 of the Stafford Militia besides a Body of Volunteers which are now on their march, those are also very well found. I had call’d on the Counties of Loudoun Fauquier Prince William, Fairfax Orange,...
4837912. Fryday. (Adams Papers)
Mr. Mitchel, Mr. Luzac, Dr. Waterhouse, Mr. Thaxter and my two Sons supped with me at the Cour de Holland.
Ce n’est pas proprement le Courier attendu, mais une Lettre des Plénipotentiaires de Petersbourg qui est arrivée, datée du 19 Dec. O.S. dernier, annonçant que l’Impératrice étoit contente de tout, quelle avoit vu les 2 derniers Memes. Britanniques présentés par S. J. Y. à L. h. P., et qu’elle en avoit été plus indignée qu’étonnée: que la Signature devoit se faire le 23e. O.S. c’est-à-dire, 4...
This is not the expected post, but rather a letter dated the 19th of last December O.S. that has arrived from the plenipotentiaries at St. Petersburg, announcing that the Empress was satisfied with the situation; that she has seen the last two British memorials presented by Sir Joseph Yorke to Their High Mightinesses and is more indignant than surprised by them; that the convention would be...
New Windsor [ New York ] January 12, 1781 . Asks board to issue commissions to the officers appointed by Colonel Charles Armand in Armand’s corps. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Draft and copy: Library of Congress I received the Letter you did me the honour of writing to me on the 21st of last Month, & return you my Thanks, for your Care in forwarding from time to time the Articles sent me from England. I have sent several times, since the recipt of your Letter, to enquire at the Bureau des Dilligences de Lille for the Case containg Stationary Ware & the Box containg...
Two copies: Library of Congress I received the Letter you wrote me on the 9th. Inst. desiring me to procure you some Employ.— Being myself in want of a Sober & Honest Man to take care of my Family & serve me as Maitre d’Hotel or Steward; if you are willing & capable of filling such a Place you may come here and make a Trial for a Quarter. The Wages I give, are six hundred Livs. Tournois pr...
ALS : American Philosophical Society; AL (draft): Algemeen Rijksarchief De retour ici d’Amsterdam, j’espere que vous avez reçu celles que j’ai eu l’honneur de vous écrire de là. Nous partimes Samed matin, Mr. Adams, Mr. Searle & moi, par Leide & La Haie, pour Rotterdam, où nous avons laissé Mr. Searle continuer sa route pour Bruxelles & Paris; & Mr. Adams, de son côté, partit hier pour...
ALS : American Philosophical Society With the fullest confidence of your Excellencys readiness in assisting those who are distressed, particularily when such distresses, happen in the Course of human affairs and not brought upon men for any act of theirs, I flatter myself, that my Pardon for the Liberty I take, and the request I make will be most cordialy Granted. My worthy Fellow-Citizens of...
48387General Orders, 12 January 1781 (Washington Papers)
The term for renewal of Tickets in the 4th Class of the United States Lottery is extended to eight weeks instead of Six and which will expire the 8th of February. The Adventurers in the 3d Class who purchased tickets at the Pay office and chuse to renew in the 4th are requested to consign the exchanges to the regimental Paymasters who will give receipts for the amount as money advanced on...
I have recd your favor of yesterday. On my part there is not the smallest objection to your accompanying Colo. Laurens to France, but the permission must come from Congress. The offer which you make of equipping your Corps with Cloathing & Accoutrements (the cost of wch to be repaid in three or 4 years, and the interest annually) is generous; and among many other proofs of your Zeal & ability...
Congress having authorised me to appoint officers for Col. Armands corps, I have given him directions for the purpose, as he is better acquainted than I am, with the characters, that will suit him. I am to request on his furnishing the Board with an arrangement that they will be pleased to issue Commissions. He expects to go to France and dispatch being necessary to his plan, I have thought...
being arrived at Newport, I find myself very happy; not because my health is rather improved than impaired by a long and fatiguing journey, nor because I have seen the vast and interesting theatre of the most memorable transactions, but because I had the opportunity to Know the first personage who shines upon it, and to add the feelings of my heart to those suitle which he had inspired my soul...