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The war has so long interrupted ordinary intercourse that it’s reestablishment is like a new work. I do not know whether you continue the same business of ironmongery, but presuming you do I take the liberty of addressing you, as I shall be glad to renew my dealings with you, not on so large a scale as I have given over manufacturing nails but for my self. I will thank you to send me by the...
The change which has taken place in the Supervisor of pensylvania & the chance that the system will be pursued thro’ the line of that office, induces me, to represent the situation of a friend of mine, who holds the appointment of Surveyor of a District. The gentleman I allude to, is, Mr. John Boyd, Surveyor second District of pensylvania, & who has been in the service from the origin of the...
Copy: Library of Congress My Grandfather is laid up with the Gout & cannot write. He directs me to acknowledge the Receipt of your letter of the 17th. Inst.— He is entirely unacquainted what the Freight you propose is worth, but in order to assist the Ship Mars in returning to Boston, he is willing to advance twelve thousand Livres, provided she will take a hundred Tons of the Military Stores...
RC (Virginia State Library). Written by Theodorick Bland and signed by Bland and Joseph Jones. We are Just informd from Genl. Varnum a Member now in Congress from Rhode Island that he has received Certain Intelligence that the Culloden of 74 Guns is drove on Shore and all her Crew except 17 men Perishd. the London of 90 Guns is driven out to Sea dismasted and two other 64 Gun Men of War Were...
Letter not found : from Theodorick Bland, 23 Sept. 1779. On 13 Oct., GW wrote Bland: “I have been favored with your letters of the 22d & 23 of last month.”
Being class’d with the friends to the present administration, I have felt it my duty to make confidentially to the executive department of the Government for the benefit of the United States, the communication herewith sent—And I feel the more warranted in doing this from the respectful manner in which my name has by various characters of high respectability been mentioned to your Excellency—...
I thank you, dear Sir, for the information in your favor of the 4 th inst. of the settlement, for the present , of the Missouri question. I am so compleatly withdrawn from all attention to public matters, that nothing less could arouse me than the definition of a geographical line, which on an abstract principle is to become the line of separation of these states, and to render desperate the...
I have given < your father > two or three papers which contain the substance of what has passed here respecting the federal convention. The connecting thread is all I shall send, except a few minutes of the proceedings of the convention. After four months session the house broke up. The represented states, eleven and a half, having unanimously agreed to the act handed to you , there were only...
ALS : American Philosophical Society; letterbook copy: Yale University Library I had the pleasure of writing to you yesterday since which Capt. Adams is arrived express for [from] Boston and now setts off with his packets for Paris. If I did not think myself absolutely obliged to stay here untill I have orders to return I should be tempted to set off with him, as a few hours Conversation might...
The members of the society of the Cincinnati in the state of New Jersey, this day convened at their annual meeting, for the purposes of perpetuating their friendships, and of commemorating together the great events which gave Independence to these United States (in all that purity of intention which we trust has ever been manifested by our Society, and for the truth of which we have appealed...
White Plains [ New York ] July 27, 1778 . Introduces Major General Nathanael Greene who is to cooperate with Lafayette in campaign against Rhode Island. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Your favor by Capt. Rudulph I received yesterday —He has my directions respecting Cloathing for your Officers. As you think the two serjts named in your list officers worthy of promotion, I approve the appointments—the remove of your Qr Mr into McLanes company I also consent to—but, the appointment of an extra capt. in the Corps & 3 subs under McLane I cannot conceive necessary, the former you...
I formerly, my dear friend, mentioned to you my wish that we might be able to get the value of your lands here increased by a permission to locate them in some more favorable position. but I feared to represent this to you as any thing more than a wish, that no false hopes might be excited. you understand yourself how little we can answer for the determinations of numerous bodies of men, of...
I received your Excellencys just now. The Enimy have now opened three Batteries on us One from the Mouth of Schuylkill, One just before the Hospital and another opposite Fort Mifflin. That opposite the Fort has thrown several shells but has done no damage as yet. I have apply’d to Colonel Green who is willing to grant me some Men, but must return them as soon as any attack is done. The...
Permit me to Express the feelings of My heart in Congratulating you on your Election to the important office of President of the United States be assured Sir that it gives me (and I trust every true Republican) great Joy and Satisfaction not merely on your account but a more important one the happiness of the people over whom you may have the Honor to Preside. I have no doubt they ever had...
The Marquis de la Fayette will have the honor to deliver you this. I am persuaded Congress will participate in the joy I feel at the return of a Gentleman who has distinguished himself in the service of this County so signally—who has given so many & so decisive proofs of his attachments to its interests—and who ought to be dear to it by every motive—The warm friendship I have for him...
To the President of the United States of America. The Report of the Surveyor of the Publick buildings of the United States, at Washington March 23d. 1808 My Report on the progress and state of the publick buildings of the United States in the City of Washington during the year 1807 has been delayed untill all the work performed at the Capitol and the Presidents house could be measured and the...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Dawson, & his request that he will be so good as to copy the within & burn this original, as he is very unwilling to meddle personally with the details of the proceedings of the legislature. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson. A Bill authorising the emploiment of the land or Naval forces of the US. in cases of insurrection. Be it enacted &c.    that...
It is not in my power to give a definite answer to the offer in your favor of the 27 th from Boston, of a physical, chemical and astronomical apparatus. Dollond’s name would sfft ly recommend the articles made by him. but we are not yet in possn of funds for those objects. a sum has been voted instead for a library and apparatus but when it will be recieved is quite uncertain; and when rec d...
AL : American Philosophical Society Mr. Searles Compliments wait on Doctor Franklin. Mr. S, is much obliged by the Dors. Kind invitation to dine with him on sunday next. But as Sunday is a Day on which he knows the Dor. has a Number of his Friends with him & as Mr. S. wishes to have much Conversation with Dor. Franklin he must decline the honour of dineing at Passy on that day, but will be...
2942114th. (Adams Papers)
We went down to General Palmer’s at German town. Went to catch fish, forenoon and afternoon, but with little success; It was late before we got home, and I was very much fatigued; I have, not walk’d so much in one day these 6 months.
Jurisdiction of this state extends to lands in question. Henderson & co. nevertheless a right to the soil. Altho’ he must shew their right to the whole, they wish only to retain a very small part and give up the rest in consideration of protection. To make a good deed 3 essentials. N ( DLC ); with TJ’s title at top of page: “Notes of Burke’s argum. before H. of Deleg. in the case of...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I cou’d not set out so soon as I intended but expect to be in Rouen tomorrow night and shall be back by Saturday or Sunday at farthest unless some unforseen accident detains me a day or two longer. The inclosed letter is just recd. Be so good as to take care of it ’till I return, the writer is generally well inform’d and thoroughly to be depended on. By the...
I have just recieved a letter from mr Richardson of the Oxford iron works informing me he is very doubtful whether they would continue much longer in blast, & therefore urging the being furnished immediately with the model for my iron-backs. I must pray you therefore to have it sent to the works immediately that I may not be disappointed. if I lose this chance I may never get another, and the...
I recieve with great satisfaction the congratulations of the citizens of Suffield & the neighboring towns who have been pleased to tender them on my appointment to the first office of government in the United States. and should I be able to preserve the general tranquility of the republic, or be instrumental in promoting the happiness of those who have placed me in this station, the measure of...
I find myself fatigued with my journey or should wait on you this evening. While in Newyork I mentioned to a friend of mine there your pair of horses & price—He has authorized me to buy them, money to be paid (1000 Ds.) on delivery. I promised to write to him by tomorrows mail, & consequently must ask your decision this evening. Please to present my best respects to Mrs Washington & tell her...
It is more than a Month, Since a half finishd Letter has lain by, designd for you, and now it is like an old Almanac out of date, and lost its original value. I Shall therefore commit it to the flames, and begin a new Score. but Susan keeps you so constantly informd of all the events and transactions which transpire, and that in her own sprightly way, that She leaves me nothing to amuse you...
I have been favored with your letter of the 9th instant, and now enclose bill of lading for the wine, as also a bill of the expenses paid on it— Upon examination very little difference could be discerned in the colour, but by your description, I am pretty well satisfied the one you wished is forwarded. I hope it will not prove I have been mistaken— I have requested the collector at Alexandria...
I received your very agreeable favour by Mr Crawford I have done my self the pleasure to give him every assistance in my power and has purchased for you Four men convicts four Indented servants for three years and a man & his wife for four years the price Is I think rather high but as they are country likely people and you at present wanted them Mr Crawford said he imagined you would be well...
When at war with the only nation that has the means of serious annoyance, to have the force of the nation impaired if not neutralized by faction, heaps upon the government difficulties that are almost insurmountable. With the maratime ascendency of G.B. it cannot be doubted she is able to make us feel most sorely her power. Grievous as she has and may continue to make the war, I feel more...
The Newspaper accounts of the proceedings of the Legislature of Mass., during the present session, must have prepared you & the nation for results similar to the enclosed. It is not for me to assign reasons for such extraordinary conduct, different from the objects and the motives avowed. There is nothing concealed. The facts and their tendencies are on the face of the transactions and cannot...
28 December 1804, New York. “I hope it may be deemed not improper for me at this time to acquaint you that I have already made all the primary and principal Arrangements for a Passage to London the place of my destination and that I wait only to be furnished with the necessary papers and instruction from the Executive to be able to proceed therefor without delay. All addresses for me Here in...
I enclose six blank warrants which it is intended to fill up with the names of the following young Gentlemen for Midshipmen George W. Barker recommended by Mr. Gregg John Quynn Mr. Duvall & others John R. Sherwood Jacob Gibson & others— John Nevitt R. Bowie & others— John Pettigrew Docr. Bullus & others Thos.
In communicating to you a state of the Union at this time when you have been convened by my special direction it is with great satisfaction I inform you that the present meeting has not been occasioned by any occurrences within the United States. An attachment to our system of government has encreased with the experience of its utility, & resting on the most proper and only solid foundation...
In the Fall of the Year 1773, The General Court appointed Mr. Bowdoin and me to draw a State of the Claim of this Province to the Lands to the Westward of New York. Mr. Bowdoin left it wholly to me: and I spent all my Leisure time in the Fall, Winter and Spring in Collecting all the Evidence and Documents: I went to Mr. John Moffat, who had made a large Collection of Records, Pamphlets and...
It is some time since I have understood that there are large herds of horses , in a wild state, in the country West of the Missisipi, and have been desirous of obtaining details of their history in that state. mr Brown, Senator from Kentuckey, informs me it would be in your power to give interesting information on this subject, and encourages me to ask it. the circumstances of the old world...
As I forward several copies of the news Paper that contained the advertisement concerning your suit in the Chancery of Virginia, though a Ship in which one of them was sent, has been carried into France I hope some others arrived safe and in Season —Every one is anxious to hear from Vienna, the latest accounts from which, leaving it uncertain whether we are to expect the news of a Great...
§ From Sylvanus Bourne. 24 July 1805, Amsterdam. “I hasten to forward you the inclosed important State document & you will at once see into all the probable consequences thereof. “I transmit also a Copy of my letter to mr Alexander on the subject of the Consulate at Rottm referred to in my late letters to you & which I hope will meet your approbation. “Mr Clark at Emden has expressed his hopes...
I have just now been Honoured with Your favour of the 29 of August wherein you Observe, that the Spanish Commissioners have Complained to the President of the United States, that certain persons are taking Measures to excite the inhabitants of Kentucky to join in an interprise against the Spanish Dominions on the Mississippi. I think it my duty to take this early oppertunity to Assure you that...
You may have heard of the Consular Appointt. I recd. from the President of the United States to the Port of Vera Cruz. I reached my Port of destination 17th April, remained there 2 days only, and then came on to this place, the Capitol of the Empire of Megico, where I have continued ever since, partly on account of the black vomit having made its appearance in Vera Cruz, and the Castle of San...
I have received yours of the 12th Instant, in which you express a Desire to be removed to the Adjutancy of the Northern Neck. I think the Thing so reasonable that I wish you may succeed: however, I presume You are not unaquainted, that two Gentlemen have apply’d for it, & both strongly recommended; yet, Reason I hope will always prevail at the Board over Interest & Favour, upon which Principle...
My Neighbour and friend the Rev d m r Watson, about to visit Virginia, having expressed a particular desire to call on you, I beg leave to introduce him to you—M r Watson is a Minister of the Methodist Episcopal church in this state—highly respectable in that station & universally esteemed an upright man and a patriot—Your civilities will be very grateful to him & much oblige me—The 1 st...
I arrived here on the 16th in the evening, and found things in such a train as will unavoidably detain me for several days to make some necessary arrangements, which I shall leave Baron Steuben to complete. The Enemy below after making every preparation for establishing a permanent port at Portsmouth by fortifying the place strongly, suddenly drew in their advanced parties, evacuated the Town,...
294445 July., 5 July 1776 (Adams Papers)
5 July. The congress resolved that a regiment be raised out of the officers who had served in Canada on the same basis as that of Colonel Dubois and designated the officers for this regiment ( JCC Worthington C. Ford and others, eds., Journals of the Continental Congress , 1774–1789, Washington, 1904–1937; 34 vols. , 5:518–519; Note: An additional resolution immediately following and...
I have recieved to-day within a few hours of each other your two letters of July 26. and Aug. 12.—I am sorry to find that my letters have all had such uncommonly long passages. I sent them for the most part to Havre, where they remained until the sailing of the first vessel. I avoided making use of the English packet though a more regular conveyance, because I thought it sufficient to have my...
I recieved some time ago from the Speakers of the Senate and House of Representatives of Pensylvania, an Address from the two houses, to which, on public considerations, it was thought adviseable that the answer should be deferred awhile. I now ask permission to convey the answer through the same channel; and to tender you the assurances of my high consideration & respect. DLC : Papers of...
An inquiry concerning the Northern Boundaries of Canada & Louisiana  By the tenth article of the treaty of Utrecht, (in 1713) Great Britain and France agreed as follows  France shall restore to Great Britain “the bay and streights of Hudson, together with all lands, seas, sea coasts, rivers and places situate in the said bay and streights, and which belong thereunto, no tracts of land or of...
On the 27th. Instt. I received from Ebenezer Stevens Esquire a Return of military Supplies for each Regiment of Infantry; which he informed me he forwarded by your desire. I am aprehensive that ten Axes are not enough for a Regiment: I should suppose that one to each Mess would not be too many, especially in this Country where the Soldiers will cut their own Wood while in Camp; there ought...
29449[Diary entry: 17 November 1786] (Washington Papers)
Friday 17th. Mercury at 38 in the Morning—44 at Noon and 45 at Night. Cloudy with drops of rain now and then in the forenoon—more promising afterwards with the wind fresh from the Southward all day. At home writing all day. Finished the ditch along the side of my Mill Meadow intended to conduct the water in common heights of the run.
2945011th. (Adams Papers)
We had another Lecture at 11 from Mr. Williams, to give us the theory of solar and lunar eclipses. In the evening after tea, we held a court at Foster’s chamber, and tried a number of causes.