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My name is Buckner, I am a wayfaring man at present, and am in great necessity. I keep my accompts regularly inserted, and am reputed to be a man of as much veracity, and have as good credit as any man in the state of Virginia. I Would wish to borrow thirty dollars of you, and I would make a point of paying you in the fall. I have an estate of two thousand dollars coming to me in the fall, (in...
You may think it a little extraordinary that I Approach you as I am about to do I am induced by our early, and former acquaintance which stamp’d in my nature a kind of intimacy that will expire only with my nature itself—I am induced from a second motive to bring to your notice a Friend of whom (perhaps) you may have no knowledge, the person I Speak of is Elijah Sparks Esqr. Attorney at Law...
From our early and long acquaintance I make bold to address you hoping I shall not much intrude on your time and patience while I introduce to your notice a Gent. a friend of mine, living in Lawrenceburg Darbourn Cty Indiana Territory. The Gent. of whom I speak is Elijah Sparks Esqr. Attorney at Law. The presentation I shall give of this Gent. may be depended on. His attatchment to the...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Je suis instruit que Mr. le Prieur de Cardonne vous a fait une visite il y a eu Mercredi huit jours, et qu’il vous a donné un volume de mon traité sur les moutures que vous lui avez promis de me faire l’honneur de venir manger ma soupe Dimanche 29, je sais aussi qu’il vous a ecrit depuis pour vous renouveller la mémoire de cette promesse et les offres de...
L(?): American Philosophical Society Après un travail assidu de plus de trente années Je Suis parvenu a perfectionner la Mouture économique et a la faire Connoitre dans les Provinces ou elle étoit ignorée. Ce fait est Constaté tant par des Procès Verbaux qui ont eu lieu dans Ces Provinces que par le Rapport des administrateurs de l’hopital Général de Paris. Par Mes procèdés Cet hopital épargne...
It is with much reluctance we address ourselves to you on the present occasion, but as we think our interest as well as that of the City of Washington materially concerned, we have thought it necessary to make you acquainted with the subject on which this application is founded, in order to see how far the Comms. of the City have acted with Propriety towards us. We, together with Mr Robt S....
By this days mail I have Recd. yours of the 29th. March—as I had before order’d Capt. Bissell to march Yesterday with his Recruits for this Place and Capt McClary is Immediately on Receiving the order which I sent him; I was at a Stand whether to Let them come on, or to order Bissell to Return and McClary to holt at Westminster, I Took the opinion of Govenr. Tichenor, who was Clearly of...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter of the 10th. and also of the 14th. Instant, both of which came by yesterdays mail— Lieut. Dwight is at Manchester 20 Miles from this where I had sent him for the purpose of Recruiting. he shall leave this for New York by the next Stage— The General Court Martial of which Capt McClary is appointed President shall be Assembled as soon as...
I received your order of the 23rd. Ulto. on the 9th. Instant, and gave Orders accordingly. Seven of my Officers have since arrived at this place, with all possible dispatch, however it appears they were too late for the purpose of enlisting good Men, and indeed recruiting here appears to be nearly at an end, as the troops have left the ground. I shall continue in this place, with the Officers...
I arrived here on the 15th. Instant, the Officers named as having bin Orderd have not come in and I have not herd any thing from any of them— Elijah Payne Esqr. is said to be Agent for the War Department but lives in the Northern part of the State and is now attending the Assemby at Windsor. should I not receve any furder Orders from the Genl. by this days Mail and the Officers should not come...
I have been honored with yours of the 30th. of Novr., the Clothing mentioned in yours has this Day arrived at this place compleat for two Companies, Coats and Vest included. The Pay Master is now dividing them to the Captains and to Morrow Capt. Bissel will leave this Place for Westminster with two Lieutenants. Capt. McClary will start at the same time with one Lieut. for Newbury. I fear that...
There has not any of the Officers Orderd to this State to be under my Command Arrived nether have I had any information from either of them—I have seene Mr. Jones and Mr. Leverit the princible Contractors for this State, and with them have made the arrangments for Recruiting I am Sir with great Respect Your Huml Servt ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have bin honored with your Orders of the 20th. Sepr. which I Recd. Two weeks after date, fereing that I should not be at Bennington so soon as you expected I immediately left Connecticut and am now within 14 miles of that place— The mail is now on the way to Philadelphia which is the reason of my writing at this time, another will not goe till next week— I have the honor to be Sir with great...
I have been honored with yours of the 18th Instant which came by the last Mail. The Mail which was to come in last week has not arrived. I have Ordered the Recruits to be marched to this place leaving one Officer at each Rendezvous untill I receive your further Orders—I have taken the Liberty to Order Lieut Richmond to New York with orders to Report himself to the General he will give every...
I have been honored with yours of the 3rd Instant which shall be strictly attended to— Lieut Richmond having made application to me for leave of absence to go to New Brunswick stating that he has business of consequence to himself which cannot be done in his absence— I have permitted him to go to New York and receive further indulgence from the Genl. if you should see proper—Some of the...
The Soldier which I sent to Capt. Bissell has return’d with a Letter from the Capt., in Consequence of bad wether & bad Roads he did not march untill the 12th Instant and then met my Orders within a few miles of Westminster, and has Return’d back. I have not hear’d whether Capt. McClary has march’d or not; but expect that he has— ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Capt. M c Clary and Lieut Richmond arrived here last Evening and Reported themselves to me—I have Orderd Capt. McClary to Newbury to Superintend the Recruting in that Subdistrict and have appointed Lieut. Richmond as the next senior Officer to Superintend the Recruting for the other Company and as it will be necessary for him to be with me he will commenc Recruting in this town— I have the...
It was my Intention that Lieut Richmon should have went to New York before this, but Capt. McClaries Muster and Pay Roll and Recruiting Accts. did not Arrive untill last Evening, the Rods a cross the Mountains are almost impossable the Snow at this time is three feet Deep, I have directed Capts. Bissell and McClary to march with there Recruits and to Leave one Serjt. at each of there...
By the last Mail I was honored with yours of the 22nd. of March Enclosing a Copy of your Letter to the Secretary of War, by whom this charge has been exhibited I do not know—Had they first called on me for an explanation I think it would have been treating the matter with more delicacy, and if I had not given such an explanation as would been satisfactory then to have taken other steps—Altho...
I have been honored with yours of the 26th. Ulto. I have also received the General Order of the 1st. Instant which dissolves the General Court Martial of which Capt. McClary was president, had not this been the case I should have thought myself authorised to have substituted Capt. Bissel as president and ordered the Court to sit again for the trial of two Villians one of which is said to have...
I have this day bin inform by Esqr Peters that he saw an Order Published in the Philadelphia papers for all Officers on Command or Furlough to Report themselves to Major Genl. Hamilton, if so I am Very Sorry that I had not have seene it that I might have bin one of the first not only to have Reported myself, but to have Congratilateed you on you appointment in the Army which I now most...
Some time since I sent on my Account for pay Subsistenc and forrage to the Accountent, he wrote me that he had handed it over to Colol. Swan Esqr. Pay Master Genl. for his examination and payment. I then wrote the Pay master Genl. and Reced. the enclosed for Answer— I expect by this time that some arrangments have bin made in that department, so as that the Bearer my friend Mr. Wadsworth can...
Agreable to your Aadvertisement I have Explored your tract of land lying on the bank of the Ohio five or six Miles below the little Kenhaway the situation of which pleases me. I will Give you five dollars ⅌ Acre for the tract and make the payment agreable to the mode prescribed in your advertisemt. I am Sir your Excelences Most Obedient humble Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I did myself the honor to address your Excellency a few lines from Washington under date 30th Ulto. on the subject of my Memorial, In which I alluded to the unfavorable result which the Hone Secretary derivd from the Subject And the unaccountable course by which he arrived at such result and concluded that it would be improper to trouble your Excellency with the detail of the subject,...
26 July 1813, Washington. “I had recently the honor to commit to the honorable Secretary acting at the head of the Treasury some communications which I understand containd a request that he would lay them before you and which would I trust apologise for the liberty I take and at the same time explain in some measure the nature of the injuries and injustice (which still threatning to press...
Pursuant to the reference which your Excellency made of the subject of my Memorial to the Honorable Secretary of the Treasury I have waited on that Gentleman and after some introductory conversation, submitted to him some evidence on the subject of it —circumstances not permitting me an opportunity of much personal discussion I have stated otherwise some points for his consideration And in an...
M. de Buffon fait bien des remercimens à Monsieur Jefferson de la peau de l’animal qu’il a eu la bonté de lui envoyer. Si sa santé lui permettoit, M. de Buffon auroit l’honneur d’aller lui témoigner sa reconnoissance, mais comme il ne peut sortir, il espère que Monsieur Jefferson voudra bien venir avec M. de Chastelux diner au Jardin Tel jour qu’il leur conviendra. Ce Cougar de Pensilvanie ne...
J’aurois Répondu plutot à la Lettre que vous m’avés fait l’honneur de m’écrire, sans ma Santé qui n’est pas aussi bonne que celle de M. Francklin; car je vois par sa signature au bas du titre que vous avés eu la bonté de m’envoyer, qu’il se porte très bien. J’écrirai incessament à cet illustre président de la société philosophique amèricaine, pour le prier de recevoir et de faire agréer à ces...
AL : American Philosophical Society M. de Buffon fait trop de cas des occasions de voir Monsieur franklin pour manquer celle qu’il a la bonté de lui offrir: il aura donc l’honneur de se rendre jeudy avant deux heures à Passy et il lui fait en attendant mille complimens et à Monsieur son fils. Georges-Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon, needs no introduction. The great naturalist had expressed his...
[ Jardin du Roi, Paris, 27 Mch. 1787 . Recorded in SJL as received 3 May 1787 at Aix-en-Provence. Not found.]