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We have received from Congress a Resolution by which We are to be impowered to negotiate a Treaty of Commerce with G. B. My self Mr. Franklin and Mr. Jay. This will detain me in Europe this Winter. If this Letter arrives in Season, that you can come to me this Fall with Miss Nabby, I shall be Supreamly happy to see you. But Still Things are so unsettled in Congress that you may expect to...
6522[Diary entry: 17 July 1768] (Washington Papers)
17. Wind Westwardly and little of it. Day moderate.
Notwithstanding the conviction I am under of the labour which is imposed upon you by Public Individuals as well as public bodies—Yet, as you have began, so I would wish you to finish, the good work in a short reply to the Address of the House of Representatives (which I now enclose) that there may be an accordance in this business. Thursday 12 O’clock, I have appointed to receive the Address....
The American Minister and Mrs Adams will do themselves the honour of attending upon her Majesty, at the Queen’s House on Monday the 12th of August, at 9 o clock, conformally to the invitation which by her Majesty’s Command they have received from Mr Disbrowe. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
Un des avantages que j’attendais d’une létre que M. le Mis. dela Fayette m’a remise, par laquelle il veut bien me recomander a vous, etait de vous la présenter moimême, de vous exposer le Plan de l’Entreprise que je vais faire, sur les bords du clinch. Une traversée de 85 jours, du hâvre de Graces ici, moitié plus longue que je ne l’avais compté, ne me laisse pas disposer d’un instant, et me...
I presume you will consider it reather as novel to receive an address from a stranger on a subject that he knows not that you ever in the least interested your self in,— The subject is that of Manufactureing of Cotton, a business that is well known to be carried on extensively in the N E States , A business for which I have lately exchanged the Manufactureing of Paper and that which I wish to...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I confirm the contents of my two letters which I had the pleasure to write you from hence on the 13th. & 17th. May last, to which I hope you paid the necessary attention. By the last post I received a letter from our very worthy friend Dr. P——who desires me, in case I shall return thro’ Paris, to communicate to you certain events respecting his parting from...
RC (Mrs. Henry M. Sage, Albany, N.Y., 1958). The inclosed is a state of my receipts and expences from the 20 of March to the 20 of Sepr. being two complete quarters. I am sensible that the law directs that it should have been transmitted at the end of the first quarter, but my account of extra expences, being mixed with that of some Gentlemen of the family who were absent, I could not then do...
I have duly recieved the honor of your favor of the 4 th and the pastoral letter it covered to the Catholics of Norfolk. it is from this I have the first information that I had been thought worthy of the address of a printed letter by some of the members of the church there. my principles require me to take no part in the religious controversies of other sects. contented with enjoying freedom...
[ Treasury Department, April 17, 1790. The description in the dealer’s catalogue of this letter reads: “At his request, Hamilton has issued a warrant in his favor on Samuel Meredith for $20,000. ‘I wish you had indicated to me what sum would be requisite to execute the object of exchanging the certificates of your State.’” Letter not found. ] LS , sold by Kenneth W. Rendell, Inc., Catalogue...
By the liberty you gave me I send you hear inclosed a letter that I have wrote to my mama to give her the conveyance of her letters to me as you was so kind as to offer me and mine to my friends. I beg Sir you will except my sinscer thanks for your goodness, and am very sincible of your kind wishis towards my wellfare. I was very happy to hear that the fire happened in the south end of the...
I Wrote to you from Moble that I Wold be with you by the Last of this Month but I wold not be abel to be of as Soon as I Supposed but am Now on my way and wold be in albermarl as Soon as I Can perform the Jurney at Least I will be with in the State befor my Business Sets in a New and wold be hopey If thay Cold be a berth Procourd in your mills as that be a Cuntrey that I much admired admire...
I have the honor to enclose for the consideration of the Board of Directors, the draft of an Agreement, for carrying into execution the Eleventh Section of the Act, which incorporates the subscribers to the Bank of the united States. They will perceive that it is substantially in conformity to the suggestions, contained in your letter of the 29th of last month. As far as there may be any...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor of transmitting to the President of the United States, two official Certificates of settlements made at the Treasury, by which it appears that the Ud States are indebted, To Aquila Giles, Marshal of the District of New York, for four hundred and forty six days custody of the privateer sloop Polly, & the expenses attendant thereon; seized by order of...
I have recd your Address to the President Senate and House of Representatives. Misunderstandings and Differences cannot always be avoided between Individuals or Nations, unless both Parties are sincere and candid. Perhaps not always, even when they are so. Certain partial distinctions, have prevailed to give a Pretext, or rather an Invitation and Encouragement to France to believe that We are...
I have the pleasure to transmit Your Excellency the inclosed Copy of a Letter from Brigadr Genl Wayne, which this moment came to hand. I congratulate you upon our success—and what makes it still more agreable, from the report of Capn Fishbourn who brought me Genl Wayne’s Letter, the post was gained with but very inconsiderable loss on our part. I have not yet obtained the particulars of the...
The inclosed is a case of the first impression and therefore needs consideration. the Louisianians have been heretofore allowed an appeal from their Govr. to the Govr. Genl. at Cuba. this seems intended as such an appeal. but tho’ Congress have authorised me to give to any person all the powers of the officers of the then existing government, yet I do not know that this includes the Govr....
Your Parties having destroyed several Mills in the adjacent Country, which can only distress the peaceable Inhabitants residing in their Houses, I am constrained from a Regard to their Sufferings, and a sense of the Duty I owe to the Public, to forewarn you of the Calamities which may ensue, and to express my abhorrence of such a Proceeding: At the same Time I am inclined to believe, that the...
6539[December 1769] (Adams Papers)
At my Office reading Sidney. I have been musing this evening upon a Report of the Case of the 4. Sailors, who were tryed last June, before the Special Court of Admiralty, for killing Lt. Panton. A Publication only of the Record, I mean the Articles, Plea to the Jurisdiction, Testimonies of Witnesses, &c. would be of great Utility. The Arguments which were used, are scarcely worth publishing....
6540[Diary entry: 14 August 1787] (Washington Papers)
Tuesday 14th. Dined & drank Tea at home.
Mr. Eppes has this morning received yours of Dec. the 11. and poor Dear Polly has been in tears, tho after much ado she is so far pacified as to wipe her eyes and set down to write to you. We have endeavoured to amuse her by every little account of what children look upon to be Luxurys, and tell her they are to be found in France, but to all She turns a deef Ear. Her avertion to going is such...
In my last Letters I informed you that after every exertion on my part & those of the French Ambassador, I had no hope of sending you the Convention ratified. That by secret intelligence I could implicitly rely on, I had discovered Mr. Cevallos’s plan, which was, to do nothing with it for a year or Eighteen Months, from the foolish pride of retaliating on us the time it had inevitably been...
6543General Orders, 21 January 1781 (Washington Papers)
At a Brigade General court martial held by order of Lieutenant Colonel commandant Brooks commanding the 3d Massachusetts’ brigade the 22d of december last Major Wiley President. Charles Watts soldier in the 10th Massachusetts regiment was tried for "Absenting himself from his regiment without leave and attempting to go to the enemy." The Court after maturely considering the Evidence find the...
6544[Diary entry: 28 June 1774] (Washington Papers)
28. Exceeding Warm, wind being Southerly with great appearances of Rain—but none fell here.
10 October 1812. The petitioners request that JM turn his attention to their port, which they consider endangered by the existing state of affairs and their incapacity to defend themselves against enemy attack. “That we are exposed to such an attack a reference to a survey of this coast will shew and experience has testified to its probability. Having before stated these circumstances in a...
A Vessel from N York to Liverpoole which saild the 24th. June, brings advice that Clinton had got back to that quarter and gone up the No. River with 10,000 Men and several small boats. About a month ago an intimate friend shewd letters from that General mentioning that his intention was to try if Washingtons lines were forcible; I make no doubt this is the scheme he is upon—He will most...
I know not in what light my conduct or character may at the present moment be viewed by the Government of my Country. I flatter myself however that I have some claim to its good opinion and conscious of having done much to merit it, I take the liberty of solliciting of its Chief Magistrate a favour which if accorded will be a test of my Countrees confidence & a mark (a flattering one indeed)...
In addition to former favours I have to Request the goodness of you to be so Verry oblidgeing to Solicite James Monroe Esq by Letter to be So Very good as to grant me the Appointment of Minister Plenip ty to Portugall or Mexieco as I Beleive myself Qualified for Business of any kind Having Served my Country faithfully in Peace and war I think myself Entitled to Enjoy its favours in any Degree...
LS : American Philosophical Society; copy: Yale University Library I received your favour of the 12th. inst. after I had written my Answer to yours of the 2d: & 4th. so I let that go as it is and you have it accordingly inclosed— Immediately on the arrival of Monsr. de Chaumonts Courier with his and your Packets Mr: de Montaudoin sent for me to Answer his Interrogatories & justify my cause,—I...
The bearer of this Doctr. Buchanan is desirous of being employed at Fort Jay, he has been with Doctr. Bailey for some time in the Practice of his profession, who is much pleased with his abilities, should you think proper to appoint him, I am confident he would give Satisfaction— I am sir, with Consideration Your Hble St. ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). A note on the cover...