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Mr. Grand has communicated to me a Letter from your Excellency to him, relating to certain Charges in your Account, on which you seem to desire to have my Opinion. As we are all new in these Matters, I consulted when I was making up my Accounts, one of the oldest Foreign Ministers here, as to the Custom in such Cases. He informed me, that it was not perfectly uniform with the Ministers of all...
LS : Massachusetts Historical Society; AL (draft) and two press copies: Library of Congress; two copies, press copy and transcript: National Archives; copy: Columbia University Library Mr. Grand has communicated to me a Letter from your Excellency to him, relating to certain Charges in your Account, on which you seem to desire to have my Opinion. As we are all new in these Matters, I consulted...
LS , transcript, and press copy: National Archives; AL (draft) and copy: Library of Congress; copy: New York Public Library I have lately done myself the honour of writing largely to your Excellency by divers Conveyances, to which I beg leave to refer. This is chiefly to cover the Copy of a Letter I have just received from the Minister, relative to the Disposition of the late Loans; by which...
Copy: Library of Congress I have received your favour of the 7th. inclosing your Account, and advising me of your Drafts upon me for the same, which I shall duly honour. I have already furnish’d Mr. Robert Beverly Chew, with as much Money as I could afford, considering the Numbers that apply to me. You may if that will be acceptable furnish him with another Gunea. But not a farthing more to...
LS : Archives du Ministère des affaires étrangères; AL (draft) and copy: Library of Congress I received the Letter your Excellency did me the honour of writing to me the 8th. Inst. relating to the Pension of M. Toussard. I am persuaded that his not receiving the Same regularly, does not proceed from any Change in the Disposition of Congress towards that brave Officer, nor from any Neglect or...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Vous m’aviés fait l’honneur de me promettre, il y à huit Jours, que vous feriés examiner le Compte des debours faits a la fregatte L’alliance, et que Sous deux Jours, vous m’honoreriés d’un mot, pour m’aviser du bien être; Je Suis Inquiet de cela, d’autant que Chaque Courier, Mrs Gourlade et Moylan me Sollicite pour en Scavoir des nouvelles, de mon Coté, Je...
52387[Diary entry: 11 June 1781] (Washington Papers)
11th. Received Letters from the Marqs. de la Fayette, containing information of Lord Cornwallis’s movements from Westover, and that, at the date of his letter—the 3d. Instt.—he had advanced to the North Anna—but his design was not sufficiently understood —supposed Fredericksburg. The Marqs. was retreating before him with abt. 3000 Men Militia included—the Enemys force exclusive of Leslies...
Major having requested the Loan of my Barge to bring some of his Acquaintance to see West Point, I take the Opportunity to inclose your Excellency the Report of a Board of Officers appointed to inspect Provisions, & in Case any was damag’d by Negligence to fire if possible the Neglect—upon the proper Reasons—By their Proceedings as far as they have gone We find the Provisions reported unfit...
I am this moment favored with yours of the same date together with the Report of the Board of Officers, appointed to inspect Provisions. If there are any Blunderbusses & Swivels, I have no objection that Capt. Pray should be furnished with them, tho I think, that vigilance and attention, will be his surest protection against the Enemy. I have to request that you will be pleased to attend at...
Dr Price presents his best respects to General Washington, and hopes he does not take an improper liberty by acquainting him that he has known Mr Baynham, the bearer of this, for Several years; and that he has reason to believe that he is a person of unexceptionable character, friendly to the independence of the united States of America, and an able Anatomist and Surgeon. PHi : Dreer Collection.
My being on a Committee appointed to Confer with the Minister of France upon European affairs and to Draw up Instructions for our Minister appointed to negotiate a peace has Deprived me untill now of the pleasure of acknowledging the receipt of your Excellencys Letter of the 29th Ulto; or rather the Duplicate--altho I am not pleased at the originals falling into the Enemys hands I think that...
No doubt you have seen in the Publick Papers, the plan of Establishing a National Bank, the necessity of which every body sees that allow themselves the least time for reflection on the present State of Public Credit. All the Publick Bodies in America, have more or less lost the Confidence of the World as to Money Matters, by trying Projects and applying Expedients to stop a Course of...
52393Tuesday June the 12th 1781. (Adams Papers)
This morning after breakfast I went to Mr. Sigourny’s to see about some quill’s. He gave me a paper of the place where he buys his; after that I went and bought some. I din’d at home, Mr. Dennie, Mr. Donalson, and Mr. Sigourny and Mr. Du Barry din’d with us; Mr. Dennie, Mr. Donalson and Mr. Du Barry have just arriv’d here from the West India’s; after dinner I went to see Mr. Greves and Mr....
Amsterdam, 12 June 1781. RC in John Thaxter’s hand PCC , No. 84, III, f. 209–217. printed : Wharton, ed., Dipl. Corr. Amer. Rev. Francis Wharton, ed., The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States , Washington, 1889; 6 vols. , 4:495–498. John Adams provided an English translation of a piece that originally appeared in a Dutch newspaper, probably the Gazette d’Amsterdam , but...
At the receit of the two Letters you honoured us with, I went and laid before Dr. Franklin your observations, the first of which Letters he desired me to leave with him for his Consideration. Expecting to get it back every minute I put off answering you frum day to day, for which I beg your pardon, Dr. Franklin’s enclosed answer stops my mouth respecting both the petit charges, and the method...
Press copy, AL (draft), and copy: Library of Congress I received the Letter you did me the honour of writing to me the 8th Inst. and am perfectly of the same Sentiments with you, respecting the exactitude & Clearness necessary to be preserved in all Money Transactions, in order to prevent Confusion and Misunderstanding when they come to be examined by those who may succeed us. Hitherto there...
AL : American Philosophical Society Mr & Mrs. Cologan present their kindest Compliments to Dr. Franklin & they shall have the honour to dine with him on Saturday next.— Addressed: A Son Excellence / Son Excellence Le Dr. Franklin / Ministre Plenipotentiaire des E. U d’A. / en la Cour de France à / Passy He is most likely Thomas Cologan, a merchant with ties to the Canary Islands: XXVII , 184, 553.
ALS : American Philosophical Society I Beg Leve To a Quaint your Honnour of my Sitteuation after Laing amost four year in Preson i Was Cummited To mill Preson august the 16 777 [1777] and Stil Remain a Prisner in This Dolful Helf Starved Sitteuation Wich i Cannot Lae No Longer unles i Have Sum Relefe. for our goverment a Louance is So Small and of So mean a Qualeity That i Cannot Subsist No...
52399General Orders, 12 June 1781 (Washington Papers)
A Serjeant Corporal and twelve privates to be sent immediately as a guard to Lord Stirling’s Quarters at deacon Brewster’s one and a half mile north of General Knox’s quarters and to be relieved weekly. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
At a Board of General Officers convened at New Windsor N.Y. the 12th day of June 1781. Present His Excellency the Commander in Chief M. General Lord Stirling Brigadiers Generals Knox Genl Howe Paterson Genl Parsons Hand Genl McDougall Huntington Du Portail
I now forward to you, a Duplicate of my Letter of the 5th of May, least you should have missed receiving the Original in your route from Fort Pitt to Philadelphia. Since that Letter was written, Many Papers have been received tending to criminate your conduct; I have only directed Mr Fowler who seems principally concerned in the prosecution, to specify the Charges, & obtain such testimony as...
I wrote you under the 5th of May last respecting a Number of Charges & Accusations exhibited thro the President of Congress against Colo. Broadhead—since which I have received thro’ the same Channel which conveyed the former, a fresh Number of Exhibits, Depositions & Complaints, on the same Head, in which your Name appears—As this Matter seems to involve a Variety of Crimination & in its...
I have just this Minute received the inclos’d Letter, which I transmit your Excellency & should be glad to have sent Directions thereupon. I am with great Respect your Excellency’s most obedient humble Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington. Since I wrote you yesterday, I have such intelligence, as I rely on;,that the enemy are making preparation, to come with considerable force, to this...
Altho our correspondence has been long interrupted I hope that our friendship never will notwithstanding the arts of wicked men who have endeavored to create discord and dissention among the friends of America: For myself, having little but my good wishes to send you, it was not worth while to take up your attention a moment with them. The contents of this letter will I am sure require no...
Last Evening I had the honour of receiving Your Excellencys esteemed Letter of the 8th Instt In answer to my former one, for which favour please to Accept my most Expressive thanks. On the 10th Instt Anchored in this River a Vessell coming from the Havana, which brought me a Packet from the Governor of that Place dated 28th Ulto acquainting me, that on the 24th he had received advise from...
I have the honor to send to your Excellency a copy of a Letter that I received from the Count de Grasse and that has been brought by the 50. gun Ship, who escorted the convoy. The two thirds of the convoy only are arrived with the ship, the rest dispersed near the coast by a gale of wind. Your Excellency is conscious of the importance of the Secret on this Letter, and of the necessity we are...
I recd your favr of the 8: Inst by Colonel Reade. Before I can give any opinion upon the propriety of his claim to the Rank of full Colonel, I must be informed by what means his present Commission came to be dated on the 5th of March 1778, as Colo. Hale, to whom he succeeded, did not die till long after—I never heard that Colo. Hale had been displaced at any time previous to his death,...
I take the liberty of recommending Mr Saml Whiting first Lieut. in the 2d Regimt of Artillery, for his Discharge from the 14th of last March, on account of his having received a Captaincy from the State of Connecticut. I am Your Excellency’s Most Obedt. Huml. servt DNA : RG 93—Manuscript File.
MS ( NA : PCC , No. 36, I, 189). Written by JM. Docketed, “Motion Delegates of Virginia June 12. 1781 Referred to the board of war.” That it be earnestly recommended to the State of Pennsylvania immediately to raise accoutre and equip a Corps of Cavalry consisting of 192 Troopers with their proper officers including those called for in the Resolution of and to the State of Maryland to raise...
RC ( LC : Rives Collection of Madison Papers). Endorsed by Joseph Jones, “June 12. 1781 R H. Lee.” The postscript, except for its signature, is not in Lee’s hand. I am not informed who of our Delegates remain at Congress and therefore this letter is addressed to you whom I have good reason to suppose are yet there. The unhappy crisis of our countrys fate demands the closest attention of all...