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I take the Libberty to Recommend Genl. Wm. Allin of Providence State of Rhode Island as a Suteable Gentlemon to Conduct the Stamp Office at the seat of Government, he is an Active Accurate Man and Attentive to his Undertakeings and his morrel Carecter Stands Unimpeached, You’l please to Obsearve what he ses, in his Inclosed Letter to me on the Subject together with Genl. Schuylers Letter to him...
I have had the honor to receive by the last Mail your favor of the 9th. Instant. Doctor Brown left this Country in April last & reached New Orleans early in May. He has since returned to Natchez & intends to remain in that neighbourhood during the sickly season, after which he will probably establish himself in N. Orleans. The letters you enclosed to me for Dr. Brown were forwarded by the Mail...
Since my return to this State many opportunities of collecting the sense of the people have offered, & I can now with confidence assure you that they are almost unanimous in their opposition to a War with France, also in thier disapprobation of several Acts of the Genl Government as being unconstitutional. At almost every Court House crouded meetings have been held for the purpose of taking...
[ Providence, March 28, 1793. On April 5, 1793, Hamilton wrote to Brown : “Your letter of the 28th. of March came to hand yesterday.” Letter not found. ]
The inclosed Letter reached my Hand this Morning. I hasten to forward it to you by this Days Mail, that you may have the earliest possible information of the Measure to which it relates. There is probably very little produce of the Western Country now at New Orleans, or on its way to that Market, but very large quantities are in readiness for exportation at the first rise of our Rivers, &...
I have the Pleasure to inform you that I have forwarded to Mr. Peale a Present to the Sosiety, of Curious Matter. It consists of Part of the skull Bone , the neck Joint on the head, the Pith of the left Horn now Twenty one Inches in Circumference, the end off & in a decay’d State. I suppose it to have been Part of the head of the Animal whose large Bones are found in so many Parts of America &...
I arrived here last evening much fatigued with my Journey. The Roads were much worse than usual occasioned by excessive rains, the Stages rather indifferent & I was so unfortunate as to have to travel the whole distance without any company except my Servant. I have no prospect of a passage from hence down the River in any short time shall therefore set out by land immediately after Breakfast...
The Bearer is one of the Swiss Emigrants who have commenced the culture of the Vine in Kentucky & on the Banks of the Ohio. He requests to have the honor of presenting to you in testimony of their respect, a sample of Wine made by them last Autumn at their Vineyard in Kentucky. Yo mo ob Ser DLC : Papers of James Madison.
I have had the honor to receive your favors of the 9th. & 21st. of April for which accept my thanks. My hopes respecting the Success of the new Constitution in Virginia are in some measure revived by the information you have given me upon that Subject but am still sorry to find that the number of friends & foes are so nearly divided as to render the Vote of Kentucky of critical importance for...
After Congrattulateing You on the Happy Event of this State’s Adopting the New Constitution which had they have known their True Interest would have beene the First in the Union, Suffer us to Recommend to Your Favour and promotion to the Respective offices of Collecter, Navil Officer and Survayer of this District all of whome, being Gentlemen of Good Carrectors and in Every Respect proper...
Mr. Brown presents his best respects to the President of the United States and accepts with pleasure his polite invitation for Saturday next. PHi .
The Federalest of this State are Very much Alarmed that the tunnage Act Should be as is generly Supposed to be put in force Immediately on all Vessells of this State, tho the produce of the State May go Free of Impost, the Federalests are allso further Agreaved by a Law of this State Which Makes them First pay a Contenentell impost fee on in spetia, which will not Exempt them from the payment...
The Letter herewith inclosed was this day handed to me by Mr Baldwin to be forwarded to you. He recd. it from Mr Lee through a Chanel which forbids him to suspect that it has passed through the hands of the Inquisition . To avoid the probable effects of illiberal curiosity so prevalent at the present day, I shall put this packet under Cover addressed to our mutual friend Colo. Bell of...
I take the liberty to inclose for your inspection a letter recd. from Judge Cobourn who last Winter made application through me for an appointment to the Bench of some one of the Territories of the U States. At that time I did not know that he had any knowledge of the French Language. Mr Cobourn for several Years past has filled a seat on the Bench of the General Court of this State with great...
Your favor of the 28th May came to hand a few days ago for which accept my warmest Acknowledgements. I am well convinced of the Justness of your remarks respecting the importance of strengthening and maintaining the connection between the District of Kentucky and the Maritime States: During my residence in that Country it was my constant care to cultivate that Idea But I am sorry to inform you...
Copy with DS by Nicholas Brown: John Carter Brown Library <[Before Jan. 20, 1776]: Agreed between John Brown on the one part and members of the committee on the other that a voyage or voyages will be undertaken to procure thirty-six tons of gunpowder (or, failing that, sufficient saltpetre and sulphur to make up the same amount), 1,000 stand of good arms, 1,000 gun locks, twenty tons of lead,...
Copy: John Carter Brown Library <Philadelphia, February 6, 1776: The Browns will procure in Europe 10,000 good blankets at approximately 4 s. 6 d. to 5 s. sterling apiece; 9,200 yards of blue and brown broadcloth for uniforms and 800 yards of different colors for facings, most of the cloth, being for privates, at about 4 s. sterling per yard and the rest, for officers, at 6 s. ; ten tons of...
I was this day duely favord with yours of the 24th. of Septr. & the 12th. of October for which accept my thanks. The Convention elected pursuant to the recommendati[o]n of the late Convention met at this place the 1st. Instant & came to a determination that it was most advisable for this District to renew there application to the State of Virga. for an Independent Government—agreeable to the...
Genrl. Brown and Mrs. Brown accept with pleasure the invitation of the President and Mrs. Madison for Thursday. PHi .
We Are Sorry to Inform You that the Members of the Convention of this State as Chose on Monday the 8th. Inst. to Consider and Determin on the New Constitution are by a Majority of About 8 or 10, AnteFedderal Viz about Thirty Deligates for the Adoption of the Constitution and about Forty Against it & for Continuing out of the Union and will we suppose Adjourn the Convention to some Futer Day...
The Bearer J. F. Dufour is one of the Swiss Emigrants who have commenced the culture of the Vine in Kentucky & on the Banks of the Ohio He requests the honor of presenting to you a testimony of their high respect, a sample of Wines made by them last Autum at their first Vineyard in Kentucky, & will return highly gratified should the first fruits of their infant establishment be found worthy of...
I herewith inclose you two Letters which were this Morning brought for you to our Lodgings—also the News Papers of this day which contain all intelligence in circulation here worthy your Notice. The French Packett arrived a day or two ago (being the first since you left us). I hear it has brought some public Dispatches but am not yet inform’d of their Contents. Nine States have not appeard in...
Thinking it probable that the vacancy occasioned by the death of Mr Clark late first Judge for the Indiana Territory has not yet been filled, I take the liberty hereby to recommend to your Notice, William Garrard Esqr. of this State, as well quallified for that Office. Mr Garrard is son of Colo Garrard our present Governor, & now about thirty two years of age. He completed his Education at...
This will be handed you by M r Cosby , who waits on you for the purpose of obtaining a contract for the erection of Such buildings as may be thought necessary, at this time, for the University of Virg a ; and who has requested me to state to you my opinion of his character, and of his fitness for the undertaking. M r Cosby has never done any work for me; nor have I ever, critically, examined...
You probably may recollect that previous to my leaving Washington I spoke to you in favor of Major John Hunter of this place who wished to obtain the appointment of Commandant of a Post in upper Louisiana. Since my return home Maj’r Hunter has since renewed his applications to me on that subject & informs that it will be perfectly agreeable to him to be transferred to the Army at the...
28 September 1804, New York. “Having been extremely sick for some time, I was advised by my Physicians at St. Thomas, to come to this Country for the purpose of recruiting my health, but ⟨at⟩ present find very little benefit. I left my business to be ⟨tra⟩nsacted (in my abscence) by Mr. Owen Eivers, who is a Partner ⟨in⟩ the House I am concerned in there. He is a Gentleman I have the greatest...
28 March 1805, New York . “My Continued indisposition prevented my return to st. Thomas, but I hope to have <m>y health so far reestablished, in a few Weeks as to be <a>ble to go out to that port. “I have this evening received a Letter from Mr. Owen Ewers (who transacts my business at st. Thomas) dated the 14th inst. and find, he had not then been able to forward to you the Returns; agreeable...
§ From John F. Brown. 12 August 1805, New York . “Since I had the Honor of addressing you last, I find my health continues in a bad State, and the opinion of my physicians is, that a Warm Climate would operate against my Complaint, and advise my continuing in this Country, I am therefore under the Necessity of Requesting you, to Accept my Resignation of Consul at the Port of St. Thomas. Mr....
Letter not found: from Joseph Brown, 12 Sept. 1785. On 30 May 1786 GW wrote Brown : “I have been favored with your letter of 12th September.” See note 1 in GW’s letter .
A few years ago I had the honour to address to your Excellency a pair of Prints, one of Yourself, another of the late General Green, the receipt of which you did me the favour to acknowledge, another pair of them very elegantly framed were sent to Congress, whose acceptance of them, I requested on condition of their being hung up in some public part of the Building wherein they held their...