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ALS : University of Virginia Library; AL : American Philosophical Society, United States Naval Academy Museum; copy: National Archives <Brest, May 9, 1778: I arrived last night with the British warship Drake , and will soon give you an account of the cruise. I have almost two hundred prisoners, but there is danger they may be surrendered without an exchange. I plan to refit the Drake as fast...
ALS or LS : American Philosophical Society We take the Liberty of forwarding you inclosed two Letters that have come to our Hands for you. Two French Vessels have arrived here within these few Days from Charles Town South-Carolina. Do not learn by them there was any thing new. We have the Honor to be with greatest Respect Sir Your most obedient and humble Servants Addressed: To / The Honorable...
ALS : American Philosophical Society We understand that there is a Ship belonging to Bordeaux that is arrived to Bilbao from Virginia, which has conducted there a Member of the Congress, together with a Pilote, and hearing that this Gentleman intends returning to his Country with the Pilote by the first and good opportunity; there is here a very fine Fregate called the Bergere Capt. Saujon...
ALS : University of Pennsylvania Library I’ve just receiv’d your kind favour of April 28. by which you let me know the paper I wanted is not yet publish’d. I’m afraid there is a mistake Since that very same paper came last night to my hands by a way which I made no great dependance on. I was to take the liberty of informing you of it that you might not be at the trouble of procuring a Copy. I...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Vous me trouverez bien ingrat de n’avoir pas encore été me mettre à vos pieds et vous témoigner ma reconnoissance. Une multitude d’occupations m’a dérangé jusqu’à présent et m’a privé du plaisir que j’aurois eu à remplir ce devoir. Je vous prie, Monsieur, d’en croire ces protestations et tous les regrets que j’en ai. Je me dédomagerai au premier moment en...
28856General Orders, 9 May 1778 (Washington Papers)
The hours appointed for the Exercise of the Troops having been changed makes it necessary to alter the hours appointed for the Drummers to practise which will for the future be from five to six in the morning and from four to five in the afternoon, any Drummer that shall be found practising at any other than the time mentioned above shall be severely punished—The Adjutants of the several...
I have received your favor of the 6th instant inclosing a copy of a letter from you to Capt. Wm Scull and a Resolution of Congress of the 13th April the employment proposed for Capt. Scull will prevent his completing the Survey which I had directed him to make—and so far interfere with my views—but as he is in the neighborhood of the country which you intend to have surveyed, and the...
Having maturely considered the state of facts and representations submitted to us in Council, by His Excellency the Commander in Chief, with a request, that “each member, after a full and candid discussion of the matter in council would furnish him with his sentiments on some general plan, which considering all circumstances, ought to be adopted for the operations of the ensuing campaign.” We...
Yesterday morning the Enemy came up the River with five armed Vessells, & between twenty & thirty flat bottom’d Boats—they landed at Bordentown & burnt two of Mr Bordens Houses, the two Frigates, & a great Number of other Vessells that were lodged in the different Creeks—they then proceeded up the River, to the lower end of Biles Island, where they remained all night—the few men I had...
My last to Your Excellency was dated the 6th by Sharp. This will be accompanied by a Petition of Lt Colo. Dircks which I am directed to transmit & to request Your Excellency will do or advise therein as Your Excellency shall judge conducive to public service. Also by, several printed Acts of Congress of the 6th Instant contained in a pennsylvania Gazette announcing such parts of the Treaty of...
Your Excellency’s Letter was delivered to me in the absence of the Governor & Council. In answer to which, I am to Observe, that no particular provision has been made by our Assembly for Recruiting the German Battalion, further than a general License to raise Men in the different parts of this State. The Inconveniencies that had been experienced by enlisting the Inhabitants, to serve in the...
I was honoured with yours of the 27th Ulto which needs no reply, I also rec’d your answer to what I had wrote respecting Colo. Armand & did not think it necessary to trouble you further on that Subject. In a letter from my Friend Isaac Governeur Esqr. dated Curracoa 11th Feby 1778, which reached me a few days since, is the following paragraph “there is also a small Box Containing one dozn...
288631778. May. 10. Sunday. (Adams Papers)
Messieurs Brattle, Waldo, Joy, Johonnot, Green and Austin dined with Us, at Passi. After dinner We walked in the Bois du Boulogne, as far as the new Seat of the Count D’Artois, where We saw Mr. Turgot, Mr. and Mm. La Fréte, and much other Company. Sunday in this Country is devoted to Amusements and Diversions. There are more Games, Plays, and Sports of every Kind on this day, than on any...
28864[May 10. Sunday. 1778.] (Adams Papers)
May 10. Sunday. 1778. Messieurs Brattle, Waldo, Joy, Johonnot, Green and Austin, dined with Us, at Passi. After dinner We walked in the Bois de Boulogne, as far as the new Seat of the Count D’Artois, which he called Baggatelle, where We saw Mr. Turgot, Mr. and Madam La Frété and much other Company, Sunday in this Country being devoted to diversions, Exercises and Amusements. There were more...
J’ay L’honneur de vous informer que je Possede des Secrets que je regarde comme Specifiques En ce qu’ils guerissent En très peu de temps les chûtes tant vieilles que nouvelles et même Sur des Sujets que L’on regarderoit Comme incurables, dont j’ay 26. Certificats de guerison, Et au moyen de mes Secrets on parviendroit Encore à Eviter d’envoyer aux Eaux tous les Officiers et Soldats blessés En...
I have the honor to inform you that I possess certain secret remedies that I consider as specific because they very rapidly cure collapses, old as well as new, even in subjects considered incurable, and for which I have 26 certificates of cure. Thanks to my secrets one could avoid sending officers and soldiers wounded in time of war to the waters and have them leave the hospitals, thus...
His Excellency has received yours from Horsam meeting House. He is a good deal surprized that you left your Artillery behind as one principal aim of the detachment was to protect the Vessels in the River in which Cannon would be essential. His Question to you on the subject was rather intended to indicate his desire that you should take cannon with your Party. He desires you will immediately...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Me voila enfin dans ma chaumiere mon cher Monsieur franklin, ou il y a un siecle que je fait le projet d’avoir L’honeur de Vous ecrire, sans avoir jamais pu l’executter, des soins et des affaires indispensables, m’en ont ravis la Liberté. Mais je tient un Moment qui ne m’echappera pas, et que je n’employerois qu’a vous dire combien tendrement je vous aime...
ALS : University of Pennsylvania Library Je ne puis résister, Monsieur, au désir de vous assurer moi meme de ma reconnoissance pour la protection que vous voulés bien accorder à Mr. le chevalier de Bazantin pris par les anglois se rendant à votre armée et détenu aux prisons de st. augustin dans la floride; c’est un gentilhomme de mes voisins auquel il ne manque, pour vous interresser...
AL : American Philosophical Society Dr. P. is very Sorry the bearer of this has any reason for giving Dr. Franklin any farther trouble; but he doubts not but Dr. F—— will receive him with his accustomed goodness. Is there any truth in the Stories propagated here that the Congress is divided; that Genl: Washington is grown unpopular; that his army deserts in great numbers; and that the...
28871General Orders, 10 May 1778 (Washington Papers)
Varick transcript , DLC:GW . Captain Paul Brigham of the 8th Connecticut Regiment wrote in his diary on this date that Israel Evans, chaplain of Brig. Gen. Enoch Poor’s brigade, “Preached to the Division his Excellency attended with the Lady washington” ( “Brigham Diary,” Edward A. Hoyt, ed. “A Revolutionary Diary of Captain Paul Brigham, November 19, 1777–September 4, 1778.” Vermont History...
By desire of Governor C[o]oke & Captain Wm Chace of Rhode Island, I transmit to your Lordship the inclosed Letters, which came some days ago addressed to my care. At the same time I would take the liberty to offer your Lordship my request for the release of John Chace, the Object of those Letters, and who is a prisoner on board one of the Ships under your Lordship’s command. In the case of...
Notwithstanding the ineffectual overtures that have been hitherto made for the Release of prisoners, and for establishing a permanent Cartel which might regulate the Exchange of such as may be captured in future, I am induced from an apprehension of the sufferings of the unfortunate men in my possession during the approaching hot season, from the wants of those in yours, and from the...
Letter not found : from Major General Stirling, 10 May 1778. On 11 May , GW wrote Stirling: “I have received your Letter of yesterdays date.”
i have been honoured by your favour of the 1st instant, inclosing a letter for Mr Penet, which i have Sent yesterday to Portsmouth, having there a Vessel of mine who Shall Sail immediately for france. i heartily wish you would give me the means of proving your excellency my zeal & my most respectful regard in applying to me for whatever may be of my province. if i had not been afraid of making...
28876May 11. Monday. (Adams Papers)
Dined at Mr. Sorins, at Passi.
28877[May 11. Monday.] (Adams Papers)
May 11. Monday. Dined at Mr. Sorins, at Passi. Here, if I mistake not I dined with a Bishop, and another Gentleman and Lady. The Lady was known by the Husband to be the Mistress of the Bishop, and it was no Secret to any body. The Bishop was reported to have made some compensation to the Husband, by procuring him some little Employment and by contributing some what largely to the Expences of...
Une famille honete, se sert de mon entremise pour avoir lhonneur de vous demander, si Mr de Roche Fremoy est toujour em­ ployé dans larmée de Mr le general Waginton; jose esperer Monsieur que vous daigneres maccorder la grace, de me fournir touts les eclaircissements que vous deves avoir sur le compte de cet officier, dont on nentend, plus parler deja depuis quelque temps; jay lhonneur detre...
A respected family has requested me to please ask you if Mr. de Roche Fremoy is still employed in the army of General Washington. I dare hope, sir, that you will do me the honor of giving me any information you must have concerning this officer, who has not been heard of for quite some time now. I have the honor to be, with the utmost respect, your very humble and very obedient servant If you...
Your Excellencies are before this Time informed of the Gallant Action performed by Capt. Jones, who has no doubt also informed you of his Intentions relative to the Drake Sloop of War. I happened to be at Morlaix when this News reached me, and as I thought my presence would be of Service I came immediately hither. Capt. Jones informs me that he has immediate occasion for about £2000 Sterling,...
[ Valley Forge ] May 11, 1778 . Is disappointed that so few militiamen are available. Asks that a plan be devised to keep the militia in constant readiness for the field, and that 400 militiamen be kept between the Delaware and the Schuylkill. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
ALS : American Philosophical Society I am this moment informed by a Gentleman from Brest, that the Ranger Frigate Cap: J. Jones arrived in that port with a prize of 16 Guns the 8th. Instant after laying a Town on the Coast of Ireland under contribution. I have not yet learned any further particulars of his Voyage, but I suppose Cap: Jones will inform you of them when he gets ashore. I have the...
ALS : American Philosophical Society <Brest, May 11, 1778: You will have heard the news of Capt. Jones. He needs about £2,000, he tells me, to equip the Drake before the French court intervenes; he can only draw on you.> Published in Taylor, Adams Papers , VI , 107–8.
28884General Orders, 11 May 1778 (Washington Papers)
A Court of Enquiry to sit tomorrow morning nine ôClock at General Varnum’s Hut to take into Consideration a Complaint exhibited by Coll Greene against Coll Steward—Brigadier General Varnum is appointed President—Colonels Grayson & Biggelow Lieutena[n]t Colonels Wiessenfels and Brearly & Major Ward will attend as Members. The General Officers are requested to attend at Head-Quarters tomorrow at...
Your favor of the third instant I receivd by Capt. Lewis and shall endeavour to merit your approbation, by dispaching the business in which I am engaged. I have not heard from Colo. Bland respecting your orders for sending the Recruits and Horses to Camp in Squads. but I have agreeable to your former directions sent off forty Men and fifty Horses. they left this two days since. On my arrival...
Having been disappointed by a Series of Accidents in visiting you the Winter past, I am now oblidged, to lay aside all Thoughts of gratifying Myself in the wish of seeing you shortly, in Duty to the Gentlemen of Fairfax, who elected Me, so honorably to myself, their Representative. I suffer no smal Uneasiness at being absent so long from the House. I was in Hopes to have carried my Colleague...
I have lately had an offer made me in the civil Department of this State, which I think to my Interest to accept. The post I held in the Army, is for several Reasons undisirable to me: I therefore beg Leave Sir to decline a Continuance of it. From the frequent Applications on this Subject, I fear it is troublesome to you: but the Concurrence of many Circumstances I hope may plead my Apology...
I was, some little time past, empowered by Congress to call for 5000 Militia from the States of Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland. This Resolve was, I beleive, occasioned by a report, which has proved groundless, that the Enemy intended suddenly to evacuate Rhode Island —to draw part of their force from New York, and attack this Army before its expected reenforcements arrived. Finding no...
Brigadier General Potters return from the Westward, affords me an opportunity of releiving you in the command of the pennsylvania Militia, which must have been fatiguing, considering the smallness of your numbers, and the constant motion which you have consequently been obliged to be in. As General Potter is in a great measure a stranger to the Country and to the people among whom he is to...
I take the liberty to transmit to Congress a copy of a Letter from General Howe, which I received at three O’Clock this afternoon. The contents are exceedingly interesting to the unhappy prisoners in his hands. I thought it my duty to forward ’em immediately, and I must request that Congress will be pleased to inform me, as soon as possible, what line of conduct I am to pursue upon this...
Since my last of the 6th Instant by Sharp I have not received any of Your Excellency’s favors. Colonel Gimad takes the trouble of conveying this & also of a Packet containing 50 Copies of an Address by Congress to the Inhabitants of the United States of America—Your Excellency will be pleased to direct a dispersion of these papers so as most effectually to answer the purposes intended....
The Legislator of the State of New york agreable to the Resolution of Congress of the 26th Febr. Last have Raised their men for Compleating the Continintal Battalions of Said State, with Direction to Deliver them here to an officer to be appointed by your Exellency for that purpose, but as no officer is yet here with Such Authority, have taken the Liberty of forwarding a line to your...
I am favd with yours of the 6th instant inclosing a Return of the Troops under your command. From the accounts which I had received, I expected that the Connecticut Regiments had been much fuller. That the persons who are draughted should procure substitutes of any kind to releive themselves is not to be wondered at; but that the Officers who are appointed to receive the Draughts should suffer...
I am now at the Cross roads refreshing the Men Major Haws sent me a light horse by way of crooked Billet that he was near there on his way to joyn me with the Cannon and Provisions I have heard nothing certain from Trenton or Bordenton to day but some flying reports that the Enemy was gone back when I get farther Inteligen[c]e I will inform you and am your Excellencys most obedient Humble...
I have received your Letter of yesterdays date. I had no particular person in view when I issued the order respecting the slow progress of the works, at the same time, I acknowledge, that I am exceedingly mortified at seeing, & beholding the delay of them—whether unavoidable, or not, I do not undertake to determine. Colos. Brealey & Barber informs me that the Officers of their Regiments are...
I have been duly honoured with your favour of the 5th. It is matter of regret, that the want of arms and the other causes you assign afford but an unpromising prospect as to the number of militia which might be drawn out from this state, on any emergency. The Quarter Masters and commissarys departments are still far behind hand, not having yet had time to recover from the disordered and...
We have once more ventured into the field of composition as the inclosed Address will shew you. And I have the pleasure to acquaint you that Congress have unanimously ratified the Treaties with France, and directed the ratifications to be presented for exchange in due season. The inclosed pamphlet I t[ake to] be a production of Dr. Franklin. It is well written, and was published first in...
AL (draft): American Philosophical Society It was with greater Inconvenience to myself, than you perhaps imagined that I furnished you with the 38 Guineas before, and now with 12 more, which make the whole 50 Guineas. I have too many Occasions for Money here, and too little to answer them. But I have relied and do rely on your Honour and Punctuality for the speedy Repayment: I wish you and...
28899May 12. Tuesday. (Adams Papers)
Dined, at Mr. Dupré’s, at the Montagne. The Gardens and the Prospect are very fine. It lies adjoining to the Seat of the President of the Parliament of Paris. We met his Lady, who desired the Gentlemen to shew Us the Place, but not the Whole, for she wished to enjoy our Company, there, at her own Invitation, and she chose to reserve a Part of the Curiosities of the Place as an Inducement to Us...
28900[May 12. Tuesday. 1778.] (Adams Papers)
May 12. Tuesday. 1778. Mr. Deane had left the care of his Son Jesse with Dr. Franklin and Dr. Bancroft, so that I had no longer any responsibility, on his Account. Mr. Vernon had chosen to remain at Bourdeaux, although I had proposed to him to come to Passi and assist me as my private Secretary, a Situation which would at least have borne all his Expences, and initiated him very early, into...