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183151General Orders, 9 October 1775 (Washington Papers)
If any Negroe is found straggling after Taptoo beating about the Camp, or about any of the roads or Villages, near the encampments at Roxbury, or Cambridge; they are to be seized and confined until Sun-rise, in the Guard, nearest to the place where such Negroe is taken up. Varick transcript , DLC:GW .
1797. Nov. 30. good cautions to prevent fire . Adams & Larkin’s paper of this date. Dec. 1. Pleasant’s paper . an excellent piece on the bank of the US. shewing they draw 960,000 D. profits on 2. millions actual cash which is 48. per cent. Bache’s. Mc.kain’s charge on the subject of libels . 1798. Feb. 3. & 5 16. Brown’s paper, 3 excellent pieces (by Tenche Coxe ) the 1st. fixg. the dates of...
183153[Diary entry: 15 August 1769] (Washington Papers)
15. Had my Horses brought in to carry Colo. Loyd as far as Hedges on his return home & rid with him as far as Sleepy Creek. Returnd to Dinner & had Mr. Barclay & a Mr. Brown to dine with me.
1. The “denomination of Vessel” would be an useful, and not a difficult column. It ought of course to be filled with the word Ship or Snow or Brig or Schooner or Sloop as the fact may be. 2. If the column mentioned under head 1 be introduced, that which is now entitled “ Ship’s Name” should be varied to Vessels name. 3. Between the column for the “
Draft: American Philosophical Society On Sept. 21, 1764, Franklin and Foxcroft recommended that the proposed new postal act change the schedule of rates between colonial offices from one based chiefly on a few specified places to one stated in general terms of mileage alone, thereby eliminating several inconsistencies resulting from the earlier method. The postmasters general adopted this...
I am now lodged in Mr. Barclays House, which he hires of the Comte de Rouault . There is a large Garden, full of all Vegetables and Fruits as Grapes, Pears, Peaches. There is besides a large Flower Garden. From the Windows in my Chamber and more distinctly, from those of the Chambers, one Story higher, you have a View of the Village of Isis Issy , of the Castle Royal of Muydon Meudon , of the...
183157[Diary entry: 12 July 1788] (Washington Papers)
Saturday 12th. Thermometer at 78 in the Morning—86 at Noon And 85 at Night. Morning calm & clear—So. Westerly Wind thereafter. Visited the Plantations at the Ferry, Frenchs, Dogue run and Muddy hole. At the first—Four Cradlers were cutting Wheat in No. 6 and binding it—but after cutting that which stood tolerably well would go to French’s. At French’s—all hands (Plow drivers included) were...
183158[Diary entry: 6 August 1766] (Washington Papers)
6. Began to Sow Do. at Muddy hole. Finished Sowg. Do. in clovr. patch at the Mill—9 Bushels.
183159[Diary entry: 12 November 1769] (Washington Papers)
12. Stayd at Eltham all day.
183160[November 1770 (2)] (Washington Papers)
1. Went up the Great Kanhawa abt. 10 Miles with the People that were with me. 2. Hunting the most part of the day. The Canoe went up abt. 5 Miles further. 3. Returnd down the River again and Incampd at the Mouth. 4. Proceeded up the Ohio on our return to Fort Pitt. Incampd abt. 9 Miles below the rapid at the Grt. Bent. 5. Walk’d across a Neck of Land to the Rapid and Incampd about ⟨ ⟩ Miles...
Charles Pinckney moved to require the approval of two-thirds of each house to pass an act regulating foreign and interstate commerce, insisting that any regulatory power over trade was a concession made by the South. Mr. Madison went into a pretty full view of the subject. He observed that the disadvantage to the S. States from a navigation act, lay cheifly in a temporary rise of freight,...
183162[Diary entry: 8 December 1772] (Washington Papers)
8. Rid over Muddy hole, Doeg Run, & Mill Plantations before Dinner. In the Eveng. my Brothrs. Jno. & Chas. & Mr. Jno. Smith came. John Smith is probably John Smith (1750–1836), son of John Smith of Cabin Point. By this time the elder Smith’s lands, Fleets Bay plantation in Northumberland County and a large tract in Gloucester County, had been sold to satisfy the enormous debts of his estate,...
Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that if any riot, assembly or rout of people against the law, be made in any part of the commonwealth, the Justices of Peace, three, or two of them at the least, and the sheriff or under sheriff of the county where such riot, assembly or rout shall be made, shall come with the power of the county (if need be) to arrest them, and shall arrest them. And the...
183164[Diary entry: 2 July 1770] (Washington Papers)
2. Went into my Wheat field before diner. Mr. Davis a Midshipman dined here.
The only merit of Cardelli’s busts of Madison & Monroe is a strikingly faithful resemblance. The drawing of the busts sin against all rules of nature and art. mr Causici has therefore offered me to execute them himself, moulding the heads entirely upon Cardelli’s, so as to exhibit the features as correctly, and an ensemble more acceptable to a critical eye. The work-man he employs to cast his...
I have seen the model of Mr Rumsey’s Boats constructed to work against stream; have examined the power upon which it acts; have been an eye witness to an actual experiment in running water of some rapidity; & do give it as my opinion (altho’ I had little faith before) that he has discovered the art of propelling Boats, by mechanism & small manual assistance, against rapid currents: that the...
At a meeting of the Visitors &c. held at Charlottesville 7. Oct: 1817. On information of the amount of the subscriptions to the Central College, known to be made, and others understood to be so, the board resolves, that the Pavilion now erecting be completed as heretofore directed, with the 20. dormitories attached to it, and that two other pavilions be contracted for and executed the next...
The executive government, though it will feel itself strengthened by, had not waited for, this approbation of the influential members of the community. It had long before been sensible of the necessity of immediately pursuing vigorous measures, and had been convinced that delay would confirm its opponents, and might probably commit, to the hazard of the contest, the preservation of its...
183169[Diary entry: 31 October 1785] (Washington Papers)
Monday 31st. Thermometer at 52 in the Morng. 54 at Noon and 56 at Night. A raw and moist air, with a westerly wind & lowering Sun. Mr. Shaw returned to Breakfast, & Mrs. Stuart, Miss Allan &ca. went away after it. A Captn. Fullerton came here to Dinner on business of the State Society of the Cincinnati of Pensylvania; for whom I signed 250 Diplomas as President. Went away after. Sent half a...
183170General Orders, 15 May 1778 (Washington Papers)
General McIntosh being appointed to a separate Command and requiring a little time to prepare for it, Coll Clark is to take the immediate command of the North Carolina Brigade & discharge the several duties of Coll Commandant ’till further orders. except administring the oath to the officers (agreeable to former orders) which General McIntosh is to continue to do while he stays in Camp. James...
183171[Diary entry: 10 March 1772] (Washington Papers)
10. Dined and Spent the Evening at the Palace.
183172Friday 7th. (Adams Papers)
This morning we set away from Manzilla with good weather and roads but very cold. We stopt and dined at a little village the name of which I donot know and at 5 o clock P M arrived at St. Juan le Segun Sahagún which is a Small city at 6 Leagues from Manzillo. Referred to by Dana as Burgo, or more precisely, El Burgo Ranero ( Dana, Journal ).
AD (draft): Library of Congress; copies: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, American Philosophical Society (two); copies of French translation: Library of Congress (two), Bibliothèque de l’Institut de France In this series of speculations, Franklin tried to combine into one theory his long-held beliefs about light, heat, and fire. The concept he used to link these phenomena—the subtle...
18317415th. (Adams Papers)
After passing the day as usual at the office, Townsend, came spent the evening and supp’d with me. The weather for these three or four days past has been excessive cold; but has moderated greatly this evening. After supper I amused myself an hour or two with writing. And I have been reading two or three of Shakespear’s historical plays. I believe I should improve my reading to greater...
183175[Diary entry: 11 March 1799] (Washington Papers)
11. Mer. at 32 in the Morning and Wind at No. Wt. Afterwards So. Et. & very lowering. Mer. 34 at Night.
183176[Diary entry: 7 December 1785] (Washington Papers)
Wednesday 7th. Thermometer at 52 in the Morning & 59 at Noon—but removing it afterwards out of the room where the fire was, into the East Entry leading in to my Study, this circumstance with the encrease of the cold fell the Mercury to 42. Morning clear calm & pleast.; but the wind coming out violently from the No. West about half after eight Oclock, it turned cold & uncomfortable. Doctr....
183177[Diary entry: 1 January 1775] (Washington Papers)
Jan. 1. Calm, clear, warm, & exceeding pleasant.
183178General Orders, 26 May 1783 (Washington Papers)
For the day tomorrow Brigr Genl Patterson B. Qr Mr from the 1st Massa. B. The Jersey regiment gives the Guards and the Maryland Detachment the fatigues tomorrow. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
183179[Diary entry: 18 July 1787] (Washington Papers)
Wednesday 18th. Dined at Mr. Milligan’s and drank Tea at Mrs. Meridiths.
“Having discovered that judge Workman had been promoting some enterprise of moment, I put in motion a couple of “adroit intrigants” to develope his projects. One of them soon discovered that he had proposed to three persons of distinction, the idea of establishing the independence of this territory, and afterwards revolutionizing Mexico; but they were all bound to secrecy, and I found, after...
Verbal answer proposed to the President to be made to the Committee who are to wait on him with the resolution of the 10th. inst. congratulatory on the completion and acceptance of the French constitution. That the President will, in his answer, communicate to the king of the French, the sentiments expressed by the H. of representatives in the resolution which the committee has delivered him....
Printed text ( JCC Worthington Chauncey Ford et al ., eds., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 (34 vols.; Washington, 1904–37). , XXI, 1113). A motion was made by the delegates of Virginia, That the first Tuesday of December next, be assigned for the consideration of the report of the committee, to whom were referred the cessions of New York, Virginia, Connecticut, and the...
Sent to Monticello. Mar. 10. 06. No. 1. 2. two pipes Marsalla 3. 4. two Qr. casks Bucellas & Termo. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
1831841778 Oct. 8. Thursday (Adams Papers)
Captain Richard Grinnell was taken and carried into Guernsey by the Speedwell Cutter Captain Abraham Bushell of 12 Guns pierced for 14. The Town of Guernsey the Capital of the Island, is fortified with one Fort upon an Island called Castle Island, within a Quarter of a Mile of the Town, right before it. There are between Eighty and an hundred Pieces of Cannon, in the Fort, but both Guns and...
183185[Diary entry: 22 November 1772] (Washington Papers)
22. Cloudy, with Rain more or less all day.
183186[Diary entry: 4 May 1762] (Washington Papers)
4. Finished Planting Corn at all Places.
183187[Diary entry: 29 August 1799] (Washington Papers)
29. Morning very lowering with a brisk Southerly wind, Mer. 70 & at Night 76. A good deal of rain fell to the No., & No. Wt. of us, with thunder & light[ning]. A few drops fell here—but not more than enough to lay the dust.
183188[Diary entry: 26 June 1795] (Washington Papers)
26. Do. No. Wt. Clear & cooler all day.
Although I have had no reason to suspect, that this government has ever deviated from the resolution, which I have formerly attributed to it, of declining to enter into any political connexion with Sweden and Denmark, I have nevertheless, since the receipt of your Lordship’s last instructions, renewed my enquiries upon the subject, in an incidental conversation with Mr. Hamilton, from whom I...
183190[Diary entry: 16 February 1771] (Washington Papers)
16. Still at Colchester upon the same business and in the same Company till 8 Oclock at Night.
183191[Diary entry: 5 August 1769] (Washington Papers)
5. Warm morning & hot day with a thunder shower—to the Westward.
183192[Diary entry: 2 August 1788] (Washington Papers)
Saturday 2d. Thermometer at 68 in the Morning 77 at Noon and 73 at Night. Wind Southerly all day and tolerably clear. Visited all the Plantations. At the Ferry—Six plows were turning in B. Wheat—three of them from Frenchs. Tried the Patent Plow sent me by Major Snowden, whh. run easy and did good work. Gathered up the thin wheat wch. had been cut down some days ago. At Frenchs—The hands were...
183193[Diary entry: 13 May 1771] (Washington Papers)
13. Rid to the Brick House with Colo. Bassett and returnd to Dinner.
June. 7. 93. Mr. Beckley, who is returned from N. York within a few days, tells me that while he was there Sr. John Temple, Consul genl. of the Northern states for Gr. Br. shewed him a letter from Sr. Gregory Page Turner a member of parliament for a borough in Yorkshire , who he said had been a member for 25 years, and always confidential for the ministers, in which he permitted him to read...
183195[Diary entry: 2 November 1769] (Washington Papers)
2. Misty & Raining all day. Wind Eastwardly tho but little of it.
183196[Diary entry: 24 March 1785] (Washington Papers)
Thursday 24th. Mercury at 40 in the Morning—45 at Noon and 45 at Night. Wind Southerly. The Sun, tho’ it rose clear had a Watery look and soon became obscured. The Weather very lowering. About 4 Oclock it began to Snow (fine Snow) & continued to do so with a small mixture of rain until I went to bed. Finding the Trees round the Walks in my wildernesses rather too thin I doubled them by putting...
183197Memorandum, 17 June 1757 (Washington Papers)
Colo. Stanwix Send Colo. Carlyle’s Letter to him. Inform him that the Enemy have Mortar’s—by the Indians Intelligence. AD , NN : Washington Collection. See the source note, Memoranda, 7 June 1757 . See GW to John Stanwix, 20 June 1757 .
Memoranda for the President Information having been recieved in October last that many intruders had settled on the lands of the Cherokees & Chickasaws; the letter from Genl. Dearborn to Colo. Meigs was written to have them ordered off, & to inform them they would be removed by military force in the spring if still on the lands. These orders remain still to be given, & they should go to the...
183199[June 1787] (Washington Papers)
Friday 1st. June. Attending in Convention and nothing being suffered to transpire no minutes of the proceedings has been, or will be inserted in this diary. Dined with Mr. John Penn, and spent the evening at a superb entertainment at Bush-hill given by Mr. Hamilton—at which were more than an hundred guests. Saturday 2d. Majr. Jenifer coming in with sufficient powers for the purpose, gave a...
183200[Diary entry: 21 November 1785] (Washington Papers)
Monday 21st. Thermometer at 48 in the Morning— at Noon and at N. Lowering morning, with the wind at No. Et. About half after ten A.M. it began to Snow & continued to do so (of a Wet kind) until Night, when it ceased tho’ the ground was not covered more than an Inch thick. Colo. Harrison & Doctr. Craik left this after Breakfast, and I went up to Alexandria with G. Washington to meet the...