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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...