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Having a very Convenient opportunity of Conveying a Line to you, by the Revd. Mr. Whitney (who being an invalid, sets out tomorrow on a journey to Philadelphia for his health,) I cannot but embrace it, just to let you know that though you are separated from me by a great distance of way, yet that you , and the respectable body to which you belong are often in my thoughts. I rejoice to find...
Genet has the honor to thank Mr. Adams, who must already know that the Russell , of Byron’s squadron, returned to Plymouth on the 23d, in very poor condition, after having been separated from the squadron on 8 July, at the Grand Banks, by a violent storm which must have damaged the entire squadron, but about which he cannot give any news. RC ( Adams Papers ); docketed: “Genet.” The report on...
From the short personal acquaintance with you when here in Nov. 1792, have ventured to request your attention, if consistent, & it shou’d come before Senate, to my very unfortunate son Wm. Seymours application to Congress for relief in the total loss of his leg, above the knee, at the Storm made by the Brittish Troops upon Fort Griswold on the 6th. of Sepr 1781—The House of Representatives, at...
First and foremost, become a reconciling advocate for me with your dear lovely Portia, who, from the most rational tender attachment to you, is as angry with me as her judiciously patriotic Spirit will allow, upon a foundation which I hope you have been acquainted with, long e’er this day. This hint must pass for an acknowledgement of the receipt of her letter of Decr. 19th. and for all the...
C’est du choc des idées, Monsieur, que naît la vérité: M. Turgot ne pouvoit pas être combatue par un plus digne adversaire; tous deux amans de la liberté et du bonheur des hommes, vous tendez au même but par differens moiens, et vous les aurez tous les deux éclairés. C’est M. de Valnais qui m’a apporté votre Livre, et mon sèjour habituel à Versailles pour l’Assemblée de Notables ne me permet...
Feby 1. Continued very ill but having company at Dinner made an effort to struggle against my indisposition with a view to receive my expected guest’s—It was however and at four o’clock having gone through the labour of receiving many morning visitors I was under the necessity of retiring to my chamber—She was unusually gay and excellent and all the company sociable and merry—The party...
Lest the date of my letter should alarm your Excellency, I am happy in prefacing it with an assurance that your dear little Boy, who is now at my elbow, is perfectly well. Mr. Gillon (to the baseness of whose character no term of reproach is equal) has, after adding insult to injury landed us in Spain. I would enter into the detail of his unparalleled villainies—but the late hour at which I...
I have the Honor of transmitting to you herewith enclosed, a Copy of a Report on the Case of the Brig Jane and Elizabeth of Portsmouth in New Hampshire seized by a british man of War at Barbadoes; together with Copies of the Papers on that Subject annexed to it.— The Conduct of the Captain of the Boreas as stated in these Papers appears very exceptionable, but unfortunately for the Brig, her...
Sir By the hand of Doctor Warner Consul Logie Doctor which Returns to London I hope you will Ricvied these few Lines He has attended us Since being in algiers By order of Count D’Espilly when under his protection Since as we Could Not Claim any wieght to the Spanish Hospitle without going into it which was Not agreable without Dangeros ill I think he has paid unfriendly attention to Me as I...
May it please Yoúr Excellency; to receive with the assúrance of oúr most respectfúll regard, the compliments of Mr. Ch. H Themmen of Groninqúe, who charged ús there with in a Letter; and promises to procúre ús by his frend a packet for Yoúr Excellency, which Mr. Francis Dana from Paris charged ús to forward; whe shall comply there with the moment we receive it; it hath been left as Mr. Themmen...