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To relief a while mÿ distressed mind I take up again your interesting favour of July 13—but do not expect, I make no pretence to it, that I Shall answer it as it deserves, as I Should wish—It is but Seldom, that I can persuade myself to come up to this pitch—but I am fully convinced of your indulgence. I know that even an indifferent line is not unacceptable to your kindness. I entered Some...
I was sincerely grieved to find that you been indisposed. Your obliging letter of the 13th. has given me some relief. I pray that your next may announce your perfect recovery. No man in the United States wishes you the full and compleat enjoyment of all earthly Blessings more sincerely than I do, and Good health is with great justice ranked amongst the very first of them. Colo. Heth’s letter...
AL : American Philosophical Society Mils bonjour au cher et respectable papa. Sa petite famme de poche envoye savoire de cest [ses] nouvelle. Elle espere que sa chute ne l’aura pas incomode; elle luy demande par la meme ocasion se qu’il fait se soire parce que cest [ses] amis on le plus grand besoint de le voire pour calmer leur douleur il irois passe la soire avec luy car iere [hier] aux...
Your favor of the 11th: instt: which has this moment come to hand, found me with pen in hand; on the very threshold of writing to you, for the purpose of offering you my very sincere & hearty congratulations upon the success of your Competitor Mr: Caldwell, who has obtained the appointment of Clerk to the Supreme Court of the U.S.— This exordium may appear singular to you, the more so, when...
Your favor of the 17th. found me on a short visit to this place, & I observe in it with great pleasure a continuance of your approbation of the course we are pursuing, and particularly the satisfaction you express with the last inaugural address. the first was from the nature of the case all profession & promise. performance therefore seemed to be the proper office of the second, but the...
183156[Diary entry: 9 February 1773] (Washington Papers)
9th. Doctr. Rumney continued all day, & Night. After an early Dinner I set of to Mr. Robt. Alexanders upon Fox hunting Party & in the Afternoon, Young Mr. Danl. Dulany Revd. Mr. Montgomerie, Mr. Tilghman & Jno. Custis came here & stayd all [night]. This Daniel Dulany (1750–1824) was called Daniel Jr. or Daniel III and was the son of Daniel Dulany the younger (1722–1797) and Rebecca Tasker...
In my late note from Warminster, covering the James River pamphlets, I indicated my intention to write you again very shortly. I attended Nelson Court on Monday, & came down in yesterday’s stage to this place. Having passed to-day at the University, I was preparing to take Montpellier in on way to Fredericksburg & Corrottoman & thence to Wms.burg. But hearing this evening that the Steam Boat...
[ Annapolis, 18 Dec. 1783 . Entry in SJL reads: “Sp. H. Del. European intelligence.—extract from letter of Ministers.” Letter and enclosure not found, but see preceding document and note.]
I did myself the Honor to inclose Your Excellency a return by the last post of the troops at Cumberland; since that time a detachment from the Eastern Shore has got in, The return I do myself the Honor to inclose—I flatter myself as soon as the promis’d Clothing arrives that I shall be able to equip & send in 200 Men. The House of Assembly are now sitting, but have done nothing of consequence...
Being called to Holland at a very few hours warning I have only time to notify you that I shall be absent from this place three or four weeks to come. In the mean time should any thing pressing occur, Mr. Short, my secretary will attend to it. I have the honour to be with great esteem Sir Your most obedt. humble servt., PrC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “M. Limozin M. Carnes M. Bondfeild.”
Your Excellencys several favors, of the 17th, 24th & 31st of July, were received at Head Quarters during my Absence, and have been presented to me on my Return last Evening, which I effected by Water from Albany. My Tour having been extended as far Northward at Crown point, and Westward to Fort Schuyler & its District, and my movements having been pretty rapid, my Horses, which are not yet...
As sister Ellen is writing to mama my Dear Virginia , I will write also by this opportunity, to you, for I suppose you will expect a letter in return for the one you favour’d me with when you were here . we arriv’d here in safety after a journey pleasant enough, for the weather was very fine except being rather cold, mornings & evenings, but we were well wrapt up, having a cloak apiece of...
I am Sorry to find Phylanthrop, attempting to vindicate the high flying, Maxims, the arbitrary Precedents, and the Tyrannical Practices of that self sufficient Innovator that arrogant, pedantical Tyrant King James the first. This Exception in the Dedimus, is laying the Ax to the Root of the Tree of Liberty. It is Hewing it down, or tearing it up, as Nero swore he would Virtue by the Roots....
I received your letter and have endeavoured to recollect the conversation you mention, soon after my Election to the Presidents Office. Much of it is still fresh in my memory, but the orders you think you received from me relative to the uniform of the Army have no traces in my mind. I recollect saying that I should look to you for all necessary information and representations respecting the...
My letter by the last Post informed you that our beloved Friend Mrs. Payne was ill beyond the reach of recovery. Alas! My prediction was too fatally verified, she continued without any alteration except an encreased debility until Wednesday evening last when she expired. The shock which her sickness & death produced upon the health & spirits of my poor sick Wife has been alarming in the...
Since I wrote Your Excellency the two columns of the enemy which were only as I apprehend two Regiments marching by files, to envelop the party of Cavalry with which I was reconnoitring —have retired from the woods into which they were gliding on our right and left—their advanced videts have been withdrawn, and the whole appears to be moving off. I am with the greatest respect Your Excellencys...
One of my lookouts has this moment Returned from his station at Hobdeys; The Enemy this morning sank a Brig. and schooner, loaded with Canon and Carriages at the salt marshes just below Town. No other Intelligence that can be depended on, he says he saw an Eastern shore Man that crossed the Bay last Night, who said a British Fleet was of the Cape, This I scarely believe. I am with much Esteem...
AL : American Philosophical Society Le Cher. Grand prie Son Excellençe Monsieur Le Docteur Francklin & Monsieur Son Fils de luy faire l’honneur de Diner chez luy Lundy prochain 16 de ce mois, avec M. Le Duc De La Vauguyon. The duc de La Vauguyon had returned to Versailles with his wife on account of her ill health: La Vauguyon to Vergennes, Nov. 8, 1782; Laurent Bérenger to Vergennes, Nov. 29,...
I had destined a sum of rent due to me July 1. to pay the am t of my last year’s acc t to you, 611.17 which however not being yet recieved I inclose you an order for that sum payable Jan. 1. ensuing being the earliest I can command with certainty. this will be due for wheat sold & payable then. mr Yancey had supposed we should have 1000. 6. for m but as we proceed in fanning , it appears to...
ALS : American Philosophical Society; AL (draft): Algemeen Rijksarchief <The Hague, January 12[-14], 1779: The States of Holland reassemble tomorrow. The French ambassador has received an express message from his court. January 13: I learn that Amsterdam will have permission to trade with the French West Indies, and I have been authorized to inform certain friendly merchant houses of this....
His Excelly having resolved to equip two armed Vessels has impowired you to negotiate this Business in which the followg Directions are to be observed. Copy in Joseph Reed’s writing, DLC:GW ; Varick transcript , DLC:GW . Although Reed’s copy has no dateline, it is endorsed “Octr 4th 1775.” The Varick transcript includes the closing, “I am, Gentn Your Most Obt Servt G. Washington.” GW left much...
In your letter of the 22d of April, you have been pleased to observe Sir in answer to mine of the 12th same month concerning the capture of the Danish ship Mercator by Captain Maley of the United States, that proper instructions should be given to an attorney as soon as I had signified the District in which I wished the judicial proceeding to be instituted. As for the present moment I reside...
I have recd. yours of with the preceding one on the same subject. I sincerely wish the success to your Biographical Undertaking which your exertions merit; both for your own sake, and for the gratification it is capable of affording to the Public. But having not yet perused the half volume I possess, I can not say more than was said in the few lines heretofore dropt you. In truth, considering...
What would I not give for an Arrival from America? or for certain Advice from London of the Appointment of a Ministry, or for the Arrival here of a Minister to Sign the definitive Treaty? What would I not give for an Arrival from America or for Advice from London what the Ministry intend to do? Mr. Hartley is now here but We advance slowly to the definitive Treaty. I can now have no hopes of...
I have two days since written to Mr. Adams a respectful letter on the subject I heretofore mentioned to you. Occupations at Court prevented its being sooner done. But I wait with impatience for the statement of facts which you promised me. It is plain that unless we give our reasons in some form or other—Mr. Adam’s personal friends seconded by the Jacobins will completely run us down in the...
I have this moment arrived here, and the first thing I do is to announce it to you. I left this morning the Chateau de Laye and came by water diligence to this place. It is my first navigation in France and I am much pleased with it. We were from 10. o’clock to five en route of which one hour was spent in dining, the rest in passing through such a variety of pleasing and rich prospect as...
Dans 2 ou 3 semaines je dois partir pour l’ Europe , où je compte rester plusieurs mois. si je puis vous y être utile à quelque chose vous pouvez compter sur mon zèle et mon exactitude. Mes affaires seront continuées pendant mon absence par mon ami Mr. J. Laval qui a bien voulu s’en charger. Vous pouvez, en toute confiance, vous adresser à lui pour toutes les mêmes choses pour lesquelles vous...
I am to acknolege the reciept of your favor of the 23d. of June, and of the copy of the Corn law, which was the first information I had of it’s passage, and is now the only information of it’s form. You observe that some masters of vessels refuse to comply with your requisitions to furnish the particulars of your reports. To this we are obliged to submit until the legislature shall go thro...
[ Richmond?, 13 June 1780 . TJ’s letter to Speaker Harrison, 14 June 1780, q.v. , states that Todd had addressed TJ on 13 June asking for indemnification for losses in connection with the proposed settlement at the mouth of the Ohio. Todd’s letter was transmitted to the Assembly but has not been located (JHD, May 1780, 1827 edn., p. 46).]
Orangetown [ New York ] August 16, 1780 . Is pleased that “our ideas are substantially the same.” States that another British expedition is reported. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Deeply impressed with a sense of the invalueable rights of equal liberty, as the unalienable gift of Heaven to man,—I early enrolled myself their votary, and as far as was in my power commenced their defender,—When the invaded rights of the American colonists beat loud to arms, I was among the first to obey the call, and sacrificed nearly eight years of the prime of my life in the field, and...
I shall be obliged to you for some of the Plaister of Paris, or that white powder with which you take (in wax) the Model of the Mouth for your false teeth—and directions how to mix, & make use of it—When you have done this, I can then give you such a Model as will enable you to furnish me with what I want. Mr Pierce, Pay master Genl who is the bearer of this, & will return immediately back to...
In answer to Your Letter of the 4th Instant which I had the Honor of receiving the 12th—I beg leave to inform You, that from the diminution of our force at Fort pitt by the expiration of the Men’s inlistments and the impracticability of replacing them from hence there is no prospect of our undertaking shortly any offensive operations in that Quarter. I would not wish this however to delay the...
When I agreed to accept the appointment of Comptroller of the Treasury for a time it was not on the presumption that it would be permanent, but I freely confess that I conceived it was meant as a compliment and with a desire to forward my views in public life beyond the appointment I held as Marshal of the Pennsylvan⟨ia⟩ District, in which I have sacrificed both time and property—Whatever...
A number of very respectable merchants in the town of Boston have lately been imposed upon and defrauded of property to a very large amount, by two persons whose names are William Campbell, and William Huntington, who after geting the property into their hands have abscounded, and as is Supposed gone to New York, such practices being detested by all civilized nations, and persons whose breasts...
183186[Diary entry: 6 June 1773] (Washington Papers)
6. Breakfasted at Slades 10 Miles from Suttons & dind and lodgd at Baltimore Town. Slade’s tavern was probably located on My Lady’s Manor in Baltimore County, Md., a few miles east of the present town of Cockeysville.
A Plan has been formed for establishing uniformity of discipline and manoeuvres throughout the army by instituting an inspectorship— and the troops in camp have already derived evident advantage from the execution—Baron de Steuben a Prussian Officer of high rank and great experience acts as Inspector General and has under him two ranks of inspectors; the first superintend several divisions of...
I received yours of the 11th last night, and I beg you will present my particular thanks to Capt. Betts and such others of the Officers and men, as well of the Militia as of the Continental troops, who distinguished themselves upon the present occasion—I shall be obliged to you to take the speediest measures to procure me an exact detail of the mischief done by the enemy at the different...
I consider it my duty, acting as American Consul, to transmit to you a Copy of the judgment of the Court of Justice at this Island, against James Quick, Francis MacGoaly and Samuel Wheeler, three men calling themselves Citizens of the United States of America. It appears that in consequence of Mutinous conduct of these men on board the Schooner Atlantic of New York, commanded by Samuel C....
The Bearer Mr Charles Tomkies an officer in Colo. Byrds Regiment will deliver you this, and shall be obliged to you for any thing wherein you can be serviceable to him, not dobting your readiness to oblige me in a thing of this sort, I have taken upon me to recommend him to you as a Gentleman of worth & particular friend of mine. I heartily wish you success, & may all happiness attend you. I...
ALS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania I had the Honor to Write your Excellency, the 28: of Last Month, to Which I have not been favor’d With an Answer,— Mr. Nesbitt, has Likewise mentiond my Situation to you— I have this Day, recieved A Letter from Captn. John Kinnear, the person for Whom it was proposed I should be Exchanged, Who Engages in Case he Gets his Liberty on Parole, to Make his...
I had the honour to write to you on the 15. of last month, since when I have received by General Miranda who has arrived here, a letter from Mr. N. Vansittart⟨,⟩; a member of the British parliament, and who was likewise a member of the late Administration of Mr. Addington. Mr. Vansittart being a man of distinguished Probity, and in a situation to understand fully the subject on which he...
I wrote you a few words yesterday merely to apprize you of my arrival. I am likely to be confined here with the Doctors some weeks, God knows how many, and now send you a letter from D. Stewart whom I did not see, for his state of health made it improper to call on him: & another from J. Campbell the Poet. all Campbell expects is, the patronage of the university & of yourself for his young...
ALS : American Philosophical Society <Cologne, February 10, 1778, in French: I have waited for a chance to convince you of my zeal for your service, and now hear that you have cordially received a young man from Aixla-Chapelle. God has endowed me with few of this world’s goods, but has trained me in jurisprudence, arithmetic and accounting; if you have any employment for me, I will furnish my...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I depend upon your goodness to Excuse this Liberty, and to grant me the favour I am Soliciting which is the Cause that Urges me to it. Been Just arived here, from English prison where I have been Confind Since the 28 of august last, captured In a Briganting Caled the Retaliation Phylip Kolock Comd. belonging to Messrs. Moris—& Ord—in Philadelphya Bound to...
[ New York, January 17, 1799. The summary of this letter reads: “On Duer’s wretched condition.” Letter not found. ] Letter listed in “Calendar Summary of Philip Church Schuyler and Alexander Hamilton Papers,” Personal Miscellaneous, Box 6, Schuyler, MS Division, New York Public Library. See H to Oliver Wolcott, Jr., August 22 , December 28, 1798 ; Wolcott to H, September 19, 1798 .
183197Decr. 31st. 1766. (Adams Papers)
“Whatever tends to create in the Minds of the People, a Contempt of the Persons of those who hold the highest Offices in the State, tends to a Belief that Subordination is not necessary, and is no essential Part of Government.”—Now I dont See the Truth of this. Should any one say that the Steeple of Dr. Sewals Meeting was old, and decay’d and rotten, and in danger of falling on the Heads of...
Presuming you are a member of the house on which the inclosed bill is drawn, I take the liberty of forwarding it to yourself, with a request that when at maturity you will be so good as to pay have it paid to the order of Gibson & Jefferson of Richmond Your friends at Warren & Carsbrook were well three days ago. the former were expecting mrs Hollins erelong. we presume you will accompany her,...
Norfolk [ Virginia ] August 29, 1792 . “I now in-close you a letter I have just received from Mr Jno. McCoomb respecting the Light house. The terms of payment you are so well acquainted with that there needs no comment from me on it. I have to observe that Mr. McComb is deserving of every indulgence from the public for his activity in executing the work, the whole of which I expect will be...
The Secretary of the Treasury respectfully transmits to the President of the United States, a Letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue dated the 7th instant, covering proposals by Thomas Dodge and Jonathan Beck junior dated at Newbury Port on the 16th of June 1795 for erecting a Lighthouse on Plumb-Island in Massachusetts. It appears that the same persons proposed in May 1794 to erect the...