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ALS : American Philosophical Society <Bordeaux, June 6, 1778: Since Captain Tucker left I have had to settle additional charges, of which I enclose details. The conspiracy has been diligently investigated by the intendant, but nothing can be proved. > Published in Taylor, Adams Papers , VI , 185–6. He left Bordeaux on May 17 and put to sea on June 6: ibid. , p. 109 n. He is referring back to a...
Copies: Library of Congress (two), Massachusetts Historical Society Je suis informé, Messieurs, que le Sr. Bersolle après avoir fait des avances assez considerables au Capitaine Jones commandant la fregate des Etats unis de l’Amerique le Ranger, s’est fait donner par ce Capitaine une lettre de Change dont vous avez refusé de faire acquitter le montant. Comme le Sr. Bersolle se trouve par là...
ALS : American Philosophical Society; AL (draft): National Archives; AL : United States Naval Academy Museum Your much esteemed favor of the 1st. Current, which I received last Night lays me under a most singular Obligation: I cannot but be deeply sensible of the Honor which is confered upon me by the Proposition; and I really think it affords a very fair prospect of Success. In a few days the...
29454General Orders, 6 June 1778 (Washington Papers)
At a General Court Martial whereof Coll Chambers was President June 2nd 1778—Captn Stake of the 10th Pennsylvania Regiment tried for propagating a report that Coll George Nagle was seen on the 15th of May drinking either Tea or Coffee in Serjeant Howcraft’s tent with his Whore, her Mother, the said Howcraft and his Family to the Prejudice of good Order & military discipline. The Court having...
I have been favoured with yours of the 11th Ultimo. The fourty men and fifty horse you mention in your letter are not yet arrived at Camp. I have no new matter to recommend: you will use your endeavours in getting the swords and pistols completed as soon as possible. I am dear Sir your very hble servt LS , in James McHenry’s writing, NjP : Armstrong Collection; Df , DLC:GW ; Varick transcript...
I have lately recd 1900 Stand of Arms from the Eastward, which will nearly, if not quite, compleat the number of Men who are at present in want—But we are exceedingly distressed for Cartouch Boxes. By an exact return made a few days ago 1700 were wanting for the new Recruits, and to replace the old ones worn out in the last Campaign. Since this a number of Recruits from N. Yk & Maryland have...
On thursday I received the favor of your two Letters of the 3d Instant. The packet addressed to the president of Congress has been forwarded to him. In consequence of your Letter on the subject of prisoners, and a Note to Mr Boudinot from Mr Loring, I authorised Lt Colo. Hamilton, One of my Aids, to meet the latter ⟨and⟩ to make such propositions for an exchange, as the situation of the...
I this moment, recieved the inclosed from General Maxwell —in consequence of which, the Troops at this Post, are prepareing to march down the River. An Express, from the other side of the River informs me, there is a large Detachment of the Enemy, advancing towards Newtown—a plundering Party I suppose. I have the honor to be, Your Excellency’s most Ob. St P.S. The Tories in Bucks County, are...
Inclosed is a copy of the establishment of the Marechaussé, as passed in Congress the 20th Ulto —This Corps is to be armed and accoutred in the manner of Light Dragoons—You will therefore provide with all possible expedition sixty three horses, with proper Saddles and bridles—as the nature of the duty will principally require patroling within the distance of a mile from the pickets, the horses...
I have been honored with your favor of the 20th Ultimo. Several Detachments are now on their march to join you. Mr Parker the pay Master of Colonel H. Jackson’s Regiment has in charge for you Seven & a half pounds of Sealing Wax—hope it will come safe to hand. We are pushing on the Stores of all kinds with the utmost expedition. Mr Agent Bradford has just informed me that he has received 28...
the Millitia are free and leaves this tomorrow Morning except thirtten men from Bucks, and about ten from Phila. County just arived; application is made by the President of Bucks County Sessions for a party of men to Bring the Prisoners, sent to Eastown, by the Majurtry of that County to Plumstead Township, where June Court is to be held Next Week, I have thaught proper to order these two...
Referring to my Letter of yesterday’s date forwarded by the hands of Messenger Davis I proceed to inform Your Excellency that having laid before Congress the Letters from Lord Viscount Howe & Sir H. Clinton I have received instructions from the House to return the necessary replies. Accordingly, Your Excellency will find within this Inclosure a packet directed to His Lordship & another to Sir...
I am this day favd with yours of Yesterday. What Men are now upon their way to Easton may be sent from thence to join the Regiments now here. Those that remain in the State may, as you advise, be delivered, as they are collected, to Colo. Dubois’s Regiment. That Regiment was much reduced by the loss it sustained at the Storm of Fort Montgomery and Colo. Gansevoorts which is at Fort Schuyler is...
The Duty of the Service keep me from present My Self to your Excellency my homage, I Send for this Purpose Mr De Segond he Will have the honour to tell you What of Want their Effect Will Depend from your Goodness & I Call upon them. I am With Respect Sir, your humble & obedient Servant ALS , PHi : Society Collection. Jacques-Marie-Blaise, Chevalier de Segond de Sederon (1758–1832), joined the...
294651778 June 7. (Adams Papers)
Went to Versailles in Company with Mr. Lee, Mr. Izzard and his Lady, Mr. Lloyd and his Lady and Mr. Francis. Saw the grand Procession of the Knights du St. Esprit or de le Cordon blue. At 9 O Clock at Night went to the grand Couvert, and saw the King, Queen and Royal Family at Supper. Had a fine Seat and Situation close by the Royal Family, and had a distinct and full View of the royal Pair....
29466[June 7. 1778] (Adams Papers)
June 7. 1778. Went to Versailles in Company with Mr. Lee, Mr. Izard and his Lady, Mr. Lloyd and his Lady and Mr. Francis Francés , a Gentleman who spoke the English Language very well, having resided many Years in England in some diplomatique Character, and who undertook upon this Occasion to conduct Us. Our Objects were to see the Ceremonies and the Procession of the Knights of the Holy...
Your Billit was deliverd to me a Day or two ago. I am much obliged to you for your kind offer but indeed Sir I know not where to find my Friend, my Imagination wanders like the Son of Ulyssus from Sea to Sea and from Shoar to Shoar. Tis now four months since the Boston saild in all which time we have never heard a word from our Friend’s. Our Enemies tell us that She is taken and carried into...
we being so far from one another that I cannot Leave my pen out of my hand & I hope that my Letters will not be troublesome to you Yesterday my Pappa received a number of news papers from america in one of which I read that you had got an account of doctor Franklins being asasinated but I beg you would not regard any of those Storys, of which I expect you will hear a great number give my duty...
We are yet in A State of Uncertainty whether you are Arrived in France or England, and Consequently whether you are now Acting As An Embassador or suffering as Prisoner. All we know is that the last Ship from France brings no Account of you tho’ you had been out 7 weeks when she left Rochfort. The Enemy have Circulated a Report that the Boston was taken, and mention the Name of the Ship that...
ALS : Library of Congress The Bearer of this M. Roulhac being about to establish a House of Commerce at Charlestown, his Friends here who are Persons of Distinction request me to recommend him to some Persons of Note in your Province, for their Protection and Counsel on Occasion. The Character he bears here is extreamly good; I beg leave therefore to introduce him to your Excellency, and to...
ALS : American Philosophical Society; copy: National Archives <Granville in Normandy, June 7, 1778, in French: Last year I sent a ship to fish for cod on the Newfoundland Banks. On Sept. 17 she was boarded from the privateer Bellona out of Marblehead, Capt. Thomas Stevens, and forced to accept seven English prisoners who had no food or other necessities. These extra mouths forced her to return...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Comme j’ai l’honneur d’etre en correspondence avec Mgr. le Duc de Charost, Pair de France, j’ai prié Mgr. le Duc de vouloir daigner à vous faire remettre celle-ci, ne sachant pas votre adresse. Vous serés, Monsieur, peut-étre fort étonne de la liberté, que je prens, mais voici le bût de ma franchise. J’ai été toujours un Defenseur zelé des Republiquains et...
29473General Orders, 7 June 1778 (Washington Papers)
The Court-Martial whereof Coll Chambers is President is dissolved, and another ordered to sit tomorrow at the usual Place to try all persons that shall be brought before them—Coll Livingston will Preside—Each Brigade will give a Captain for the Court. A General Court-Martial to sit tomorrow at nine ôClock at the Gulph-Mill to try all such Persons as shall be brought before them—Lieutt Coll...
I have been duly honoured with your Favors of the 4 & 5 Inst., and with the Resolutions and papers to which they refer. I have taken measures to communicate the New Establishment of the Army through the Line, and the sooner the arrangements can be made the better. Should there appear further regulations necessary, I shall take the liberty to offer my Sentiments respecting them. My principal...
This is the ninth Day since I have been in York—regularly attending each day upon the Board of warr, & seem not to be much forwarder in my Expedition than at first. no stores, Arms or Amunition provided yet, nor certainty how, or where to get them. A Resolve of Congress passed as early as the 2d May for raising two new Regiments for this very purpose Lies dormant here still, & no attempt made...
The Horse you required are forwarded, the troops ariv’d here last Night, and I hoped to have had the pleasure of seeing you in Camp to day, but the weather proving very wet, will Delay our getting up ’till Tomorrow—Capt. Lansdale has just return’d & also Mr Thornton, you’l observe below the Number of Ships, and where Anchored, they bring Intelligence of; which I believe may be depended on, as...
Your favor of the 8th past came duly to hand & the Letter inclosed in it for your Son safely delivered. I have given him a Cornacy in Baylors Regiment of light Dragoons, with which he seems to be pleased, and I have not a doubt will do honor to himself & the Corps, as he is spirited & possesses a fund of good sense, and good humour which cannot fail of rendering him agreeable to the Regiment...
My Colleague Mister Drayton having shewn me about a fortnight ago the draught of a Report which he had prepared, stating charges against the General Officers who lately abandoned Tyconderoga & flattering me with assurances that he would soon offer it to Congress I delayed replying to Your Excellency’s favor of the 29th Ulto hoping for ground to intimate that, that business was ready to be...
29479June 8 (Adams Papers)
Dined with Mr. Alexander, and went to the Concert. From this point until the following spring the Diary entries are very sporadic. In his Autobiography JA says that after residing a few months at Passy he grew “afraid to keep any Journal at all: For I had reason to believe, that the house was full of Spies, some of whom were among my own Servants, and if my Journal should fall into the hands...
29480[June 8. 1778.] (Adams Papers)
June 8. 1778. Dined with Mr. Alexander, and went to the Concert. There were two Gentlemen of the Name of Alexander, originally from Scotland, who came to France and took a house in the Neighbourhood of Passi. One was a Bachelor who had lived in the West Indies and was supposed to be a Man of Property. The other had a Family consisting of several Daughters one of whom Mr. Williams afterwards...
There is a french Ship Arrived last fryday from France itt is said came Out about the same time the last Vessells. Whether they the same day cant learn, but there is a report that the Boston was Arrived. I dont find any letters about itt, but wish itt may be true and cant but hope there may be some truth in itt. I cant find that the report from New York had any foundation for the report. RC (...
I do myself, the Honour to transmit you a Small Bundle of Newspapers, for your Perusal, out of which you will Select any Thing that you think proper for Publication, in your very valuable Collection of Affairs D’Angleterre et L’Amerique. Looking over the Remembrancer, for the Year 1775,1 found to my Surprize, having never seen this Remembrancer before, two Letters from a Gentleman in the...
The News papers you So kindly transmit me will be carefully perus’d and will afford, I dare say, many interesting articles to my publication which has no other aim than paying to your Country the justice that is due to enlighten’d courage. I had noted in the remembrancer the letters you mention the 1st. of which begins with these words You have no doubt. To be Sure they’ll please excessively...
I fear I omitted to send the Resolve of May 5th. with 3 past Packets. I shall be vexed if it does not reach you with the Ratifications as, on the Timing of it depends much of its Propriety. I was strangely betrayed by its having been dated the 4th. in a mistaken Alteration, when A.B.C. were sent Eastward. By Letters Yesterday from Mr. Beaumarchais I find Mr. Deane is probably on this Continent...
Agreeable to the directions of the Honorable Marine Committee, We have provided the Scooner Dispatch, Corbin Barns Master, for the purpose of Conveying to you some Packetts of Great Importance; which are to be forwarded to you through the Council of this State. We have therefore only to wish them Safe to your hands, and to desire that your Orders may be given to furnish the Captain, with such...
[ Valley Forge ] June 8, 1778 . Instructs Greene to find a new camp site. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
ALS : Stanley R. Becker, East Hampton, New York (1976); transcript: Library of Congress I wrote you a few Lines the 25th of last Month, mentioning that we had here 200 English Prisoners, and desiring you to propose an Exchange. I hope you receiv’d my Letter and that I shall soon be favour’d with an Answer. We are oblig’d to keep the Prisoners on Shipboard where I doubt they cannot be...
LS : American Philosophical Society; copy: Library of Congress <Boston, June 8, 1778: At the direction of the marine committee we have provided the schooner Dispatch , Capt. Barnes, in order to bring you packets of great importance forwarded by the Council of this state. We hope they arrive safely, and ask that you furnish the captain the necessary supplies, expenses while in port, a month’s...
Two copies: Library of Congress J’ai l’honneur de vous communiquer, Monsieur, La Copie d’une Lettre que m’a ecrite M. Le Seurre Consul du Roi à Nice. Elle contient une demande qui Lui a été faite de La Part d’un Capitaine nommé Henri Botson qui se dit être fort connu d’un de vos Amis, et tres attaché aux E.U. de l’Amerique septentrionale. Vous etes, Monsieur, plus a portée que moi de juger des...
29490General Orders, 8 June 1778 (Washington Papers)
Captn John Mercer of 3rd Virginia Regt is appointed to act as Aide-de-Camp to Majr Genl Lee & is to be accordingly respected. Varick transcript , DLC:GW .
Letter not found : to Philemon Dickinson, 8 June 1778. On 10 June, Dickinson wrote GW in reference to “your Excellency’s letter of the 8th instant.”
By this Conveyance I have the honour to send Your Excellency, the last Accounts of the proceedings of the Enemy, as well upon Lake Champlain, as New York. I have long been of Opinion, that provided the ensuing Campaign, is Offensive on the side of the British, their Operations will be up the North River, and intirely bent to Attack the Eastern States; this is in some degree, an opinion...
As the Removal of the Troops under Genl Smallwoods Command will leave our Stores at the head of Elk exposed, and their only protection will be such as they may derive from the Militia of the Country You are without loss of time to have every thing of value in your magazines thereabouts, transported to the most convenient place for the purposes of the army. I am &c. As Genl Smallwood with his...
The very sickly situation of the camp, and the danger of its becoming still more alarming makes it improper we should remain longer on the present ground. You will be pleased in the course of this day, to reconnoitre a new camp, with the aid of the chief Engineer. The object, principally to be attended to, is a wholesome situation, convenient for the accommodation of the men, well provided...
I have inclosed you the proceedings, and Sentence of a Court Martial on the tryal of Capt. Norwood, it gives me much pain to trouble you with such business, when I am sensible your engagements are pressing, and your time taken up with bussiness of much more Importance, but from pure Motives of Public good, I find myself constrained to trespass on you thus far, to prevent in future the Service...
As the Stores at the head of Elke will by the removal of the Troops under Genl Smallwoods Command have no other protection than such as may be afforded by the Militia in that neighborhood—you are to have all the magazines of your Department transported without loss of time to the most convenient place for the purposes of the Army. I am &c. Df , in John Laurens’s writing, DLC:GW ; Varick...
I am sorry that I am under the necessity of troubling your Excellency, with the neglect with which I have been treated since I made my escape from Philada it is now ten weeks I have been waiting to be restored to the rank I am entitled to at the time I was taken prisoner, Your Excellency is sensible that it was by the neglect or design of General Wayne for what reasons I cannot tell, by Your...
Your letter of Sep. 15. 1776 from Paris came safe to hand. We have not however had the pleasure of seeing Mr. De Crenis, the bearer of it in this country, as he joined the army in Pennsylvania as soon as he arrived. I should have taken particular pleasure in serving him on your recommendation. From the kind anxiety expressed in your letters as well as from other sources of information we...
Ma derniere étoit du 2 de ce mois. Vous verrez par les deux traductions ci-jointes à quoi en sont les affaires en Allemagne, et que l’on peut s’attendre, d’un ordinaire à l’autre, à apprendre que les hostilités ont commencé en Allemagne. Il paroît ici, depuis quelques jours, une brochure remplie de déclamations, mal cousues ensemble, contre l’Angleterre, sous le titre Le voeu de toutes les...
My last was dated the 2d of this month. You will see by the two enclosed translations what the state of affairs in Germany is and that one may expect, any day, to hear that hostilities have begun. In the last few days a pamphlet, badly assembled and filled with declamations against Great Britain, has appeared under the title of Le voeu de toutes les nations, et l ’intérét de toutes les...