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29451[Diary entry: 25 January 1770] (Washington Papers)
25. Cold and disagreeable with a fine kind of Sleety Snow. Wind Northward⟨ly⟩ & very cloudy.
this forenoon their passed by this place, Bound EstWard, Six Sloops, two Sloops, put in Hempsted Bay —the rest kep on after the Fleet—in the afternoon, passed one Schooner, & two Sloops—one Sloop had Troops on board, soon after two Ships, one of 20. Guns, the other a Transport, passed the same Course—No Guns heard in the Sound to day. I am your Excellencys very Hbl. Servt ALS , DLC:GW ....
The Opportunity by Captain Benjamin Harrod is so unexpected and the time allowed me is So Short, that I can only Say We are all Well and your Son very good as well as very healthy. We hear and read Such Accounts of unavoidable Expenses where you are, that our frugal Country We fear will not enable you to do your Errand. Our Reading has been all about Russia Life of The Empress Porters Travels...
I left Maria yesterday. She is now in a fair way for regaining her health. She rides every day on horse back & has recovered her strength entirely. But for the dread of the measles I would carry her immediately to the Green-Springs as the cold bath would probably benefit a pain in her back from which she has frequently experienced inconvenience from the time of her miscarriage at Eppington—And...
I have finish’d the building of your house and would thank you to let me know when it will be Conveient for you to Settle with me for it. I am Sir yor Hb Sevt MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I have duly recd. your letter of the 12th. The motive & the matter of it, might claim for the request it makes to a degree of attention from which my age, now approaching the 80th. year, may not only excuse but properly restrain me. Under any circumstances I ought not to offer opinions on such subjects, without the reasonings on which they rest; and this under existing circumstances, is a task...
Your Excellency’s Letter for the Honourable R: Livingston Esq r. by want of Ships opportunity we recommanded this morning to the Care of M r. Brush, and having received with the french mail the inclosed, we forward it immediately. We have had a great deal of trouble with the Coachman, who made his acc t. that the hire agreed upon of 2ƒ a day till the return made already till now  290 days 2ƒ...
Finding among General Greens letters one to you which has some expressions that are desponding and hearing that reports are circulated that his death was ocasioned by his troubles, I have taken the liberty to write you on the subject. the report which was circulated respecting Mrs Greene which gave so much pain to the Generals, & her friends: I believe never reachd his Ears: if it did he...
18 January 1813, Charleston. Support “Mr [Mordecai] Noah of this City, appointed Consul for the port of Riga in Russia,” who “contemplates making application to the administration of the United States, for the purpose of procuring a change in his place of destination in Consequence of the War, now existing in the North of Europe, as well as a desire of being more actively employed.” RC ( DLC...
Boston, April 16th 1789. “At this era, when every moment of your time is precious, I feel reluctance to call one tho’t from public concerns—but the impulse, kindled by the double ardour of affection to my Country, and to her beloved General, is irresistible. When I felt only for my General, I could not consent that his tranquility, and his fame, should again be put to hazard on the boundless...
Mr. Madisons propositions are yet depending and their fate incertain. The probability is they will pass in the H. of R. and be rejected in the Senate. The steady zeal with which any thing like a systematic operation on the British commerce, or indeed any branch of her interest is opposed, you have long witnessed and can of course readily conceive upon the present occasion. The opposition as...
I have duly recd your favor of Apl. 19. accompanied by the Geological Survey, and followed by the two Profile plates appurtenant to it. These fruits of your Munificent patronage give you a just title to the thanks of all who take an interest in such researches, & the proper share of merit will not be refused to the intelligence & care with which your plan appears to have been executed. The...
ALS : American Philosophical Society L’heureuse conclusion de la Paix, et l’Indipendence des treize Provinces Americaines, par la quelle ces Peuples fortunes ont à Votre Excellence des obligations Majeures, offrent à la Toscanne l’occasion, depuis si long tems desirée, d’entamer un Commerce des plus ètendus, et de former des Liaisons capables d’apporter le plus grand avantage aux deux Nations....
The first Thing I have to communicate to you, must be an Explanation of the Date of my Letter. The Legislature of Massachusetts, last Winter, upon a Petition of the North Parish in Braintree, Seperated it from the rest of the Town, erected it into a new one and gave it the name of Quincy. By this Measure you See they have deprived me of my Title of “Duke of Braintree,” and made it necessary...
It is not easy to penetrate the Designs of the Enemy. What Object they have in View, cannot certainly be determined. Philadelphia, most probably and Albany. They have near Ten thousand Men in the Jersies, at Brunswick, Amboy, Bonamtown, and Piscataqua: the two last Posts, are very near their main Body. I think, but may be mistaken, that they will not hazard, an Attempt upon this City, or...
Your communications by Lt. Lewis were safely delivered. This acknowledgment in the lump will in this case save the necessity of one in detail. The Osage has returned nearly in ballast as to political intelligence. The French Govt. was silent as to her decrees, or rather as is reported was making new ones at Bayonne. And the B. Govt. was equally reserved as to its orders, and even as to the...
I do not sufficiently recollect the case of Mr. Harmer’s will to venture any opinion. When I arrive at Philadelphia I hope to find there my papers arrived from Paris, among which is your letter stating the case. I will there revise it, and write you what I think of it. I will confer with Madison on it also. Perhaps he will be able to give me a sight of the act of assembly respecting it. I wish...
Your favor of 1 st ins t has been duly received, and I thank you for the information it contains. I also thank you for the copy of Tracy ’s work, which I received in a few days from the time it left you, but have heretofore omitted to mention. In my last I gave you an account of our declining & gloomy prospects respecting the University . Just about Christmas , & from that period to the 1 st...
AL (draft): American Philosophical Society; copy: Library of Congress I admire much the Activity of your Genius, and the strong Desire you have of being continually employ’d against our Common Enemy. It is certain that the Coasts of England & Scotland are extreamly open & defenceless. There are also many rich Towns near the Sea, which 4 or 5000 Men, landing unexpectedly, might easily surprize...
At the request of my Brother Major Benjamin Brookes, I enclose you the certificate of Doctr Beanes, his attending physician. The Majr. has desired me to assure you, that he feels anxious, and will set out for Head-quarters, the moment his health will permit; at present, he is extremely ill, and so dibilitated, that, he cannot for a moment quit his bed, out of which he has not been, only when...
I have the honor of herewith enclosing a passport given to Mr. George I. Hull by Pedro Olivier, who stiles himself a Captain and assumes the title of Commissary for His Catholic Majesty in the Creek Nation; you will also receive a certified copy of the Deposition of the said Mr. Hull on the aforesaid subject, from which you will draw conclusions with respect to the conduct of Spain: I have for...
As they army are to March in two Collums, and the Quarter Master Genl takes the Immediate charge of the right wing I conclude my Services will be no longer Necessary, and the Quarter Master Genl can have the Assistance of the Quartermaster General of the State with his Deputies who are Numerous and I presume if well managed will be Sufficient therefore I beg leave to inform you that I shall...
Mr. John Rutledge Junr. of Charleston, whom I had the great Pleasure of seeing here a little While, about seven Months ago, directed me to send my Letters &c. for him to your Excellency, who would be pleased to forward them further; I therefor take the Liberty of addressing you this with the Request to forward it to him. It contains besides my Letter, ten Plans of Battles of the sevenyears...
The convention proposed to have been held at Annapolis in the last month on the subject of commerce has terminated without credit, or prospect of having done much good— I inclose you the report which they addressed to their constituents—they were founded in the Opinion that an adjustment of the commercial powers of the several states is intimately connected with the other Authorities of the...
My former Order required only half of your Militia to be embodied. The rapid Approach of the enemy renders it necessary that for instant Opposition you embody the whole able to bear arms. Should they not be armed, there are Waggons loaded with Arms at Chesterfield Courthouse under orders to proceed to Powhatan Courthouse. By an Application to Colo. Carrington or other Commanding Officer, you...
I have this Moment been informed that a Ship, a Tender & a Galley, are Standing up the River, they where seen off Tallers Point about Ten oClock this morning, under Sail, I have sent off a party of Fifty Men, well officered, to bring off a number of Boats lying at Kings Ferry. Your Exellency may rest assured, that if I receive, any further inteligence of the Motions of the Enemy, it shall be...
29477Feb. 20. Fryday. (Adams Papers)
In the Morning nothing to be seen, but soon after another Sail discovered ahead, which is supposed to be the same. Tucker, Log ( MH ), 20 Feb.: “This 24 hours begins Very Pleasant the Ship Still in Chase. I being Poorly mand dare not attactk her and many other Principal Reasons. Att 2 P.M. Satt fore and main topmast stearing Sails found I Left the Ship att 6 P.M. It being dark Lost sight of...
I send you returns of the 1 of May 1799 to be disposed of according to your general instruction I observe a considrable deficiency of some articles particularly powder. Before you transmit the returns you will examine them particularly and report to me a statement of such articles as you are of opinion ought to be forwarded. The Garrison may be considered as consisting of Two hundred & fifty...
27 Sept—In the Evening the Count and Countess came to visit us and sat above an hour conversing very pleasantly though not very favourably of Miss Keene who appears to be no favorite with him notwithstanding her evident desire to attract his attention—The young Lady seems to have taken a sort of partiality for me; and politely expressed a wish that I would prolong my stay in Borden Town as my...
Hooper. N.C. is a striking Exception to the general Rule that was laid down Yesterday, that the Riches of a Country are in Proportion to the Numbers of Inhabitants. A Gentleman of 3 or 400 Negroes, dont raise more corn than feeds them. A Labourer cant be hired for less than £24 a Year in Mass. Bay. The neat profit of a Negro is not more than 5 or 6£ pr. An num . I wish to see the day that...
Your favor of the 14th is recieved by the last post. by the one preceding I had recieved mr Meredith’s resignation in future, and had sent an appointment to another, according to arrangements [settled] before I left Washington. there were circumstances attending that which absolutely controuled us. Not having any other acquaintance among the Directors of the bank of the US. at Philadelphia, I...
I presume you have reachd Braintree before this day I hope the sight of your Friends and of your Farm has restored your Health and spirits. you did well to flee before the very sickly period Mr Maddison lies very ill at Philadelphia, & it is reported that the Speaker of the House died last week by the Bursting a Blood vessel in this Epidemick cold, which scarcly one escapes. I hope however the...
During debate on JM’s resolutions on commercial discrimination in Committee of the Whole, Parker asserted “that probably without France [i.e., French aid during the American Revolution] the legislature would not be deliberating within these walls.” When “two or three persons in the gallery, upon this made a faint attempt to clap,” Tracy moved that the committee rise for the purpose of clearing...
Your favor of Apr. 28. is recieved, and the letters and papers it covered are all exact and right, and I have to thank you for the trouble you have submitted to in the care of them. I owe you also my acknolegements for the copy of your Synopsis of Nosology which you have been so kind as to send me. being but a mere amateur in that department of knolege, it is only such general views which I am...
29485[Diary entry: 28 September 1772] (Washington Papers)
28. At home all the forenoon. In the Afternoon Rid to the Ferry Plantn. the Mill and Dogue Run.
I made it my bussiness to call on Mr. Henderson immediately aftar getting to the state of Kentuckey And as soon as possible to compleat the purchase, the land in the County of Boone which he has conveyed in Trust is more clear of disputes than Any land they hold. as I was informed, its not being divided is the reason of my not being more particular in the discription of it, from what I coud....
2 October 1810, Fauquier Court House, Virginia. Had intended to visit JM at Montpelier during the summer but was twice prevented from doing so by “some untoward circumstance.” Has received a letter from Thomas Jones, son of Walter Jones, who resides in the Mississippi Territory and who wishes to be considered for territorial secretary in the event that the office becomes vacant. Admits Jones...
Enclosed is a letter from poor Madam La Fayette! How desirable it would be, if something could be done to relieve that family from their present unhappy Situation. Colo. Smith, yesterday, gave me the enclosed extract of a Letter from the House of Warder & Co. to one of their Partners in this City. Whether it is founded in fact, or with design to affect the prices of provision in this County, I...
You will receive herewith a copy of the treaty and conventions which we have concluded with the French republick for the cession of Louisiana, the original of which was sent by Mr Hughes, and a copy lately by the way of England. This will be forwarded by Mr. Derieux respecting whom I wrote you in my last communication. Mr. Derieux is the person who was engaged to take our first dispatch to the...
Copy: Library of Congress J’ai reçu, Monsieur, la Lettre que vous m’avez adressée en dernier Lieu, ainsi que les divers Echantillons de vos Papiers. J’enverrai une Feuille de Chaque Espece à M. Williams, suivant votre Desir.— La Lettre pour M. votre Oncle, partira avec mes premieres Depêches pour les Etats unis de l’Amerique. J’ai l’honneur d’être &c— Published above, [before Jan. 28].
Tr ( LC : Force Transcripts). In the left margin at the top of the transcription, the clerk wrote “MSS McGuire’s.” See Papers of Madison William T. Hutchinson, William M. E. Rachal, et al ., eds., The Papers of James Madison (5 vols. to date; Chicago, 1962——). , I, xxii , xxiii . A brief extract taken from the missing original of the letter is in Stan. V. Henkels Catalogue No. 694 (1892). I am...
When Mrs Bingham did herself the honor of writing a Note to General Washington, it was not the least of her views to be the object of his Excellency’s Politeness, but failing in this, She is uncertain what degree of Respect may be due to the donor of the Seal, or the Commission Captain Bingham received from him; however that be, Shou’d be glad the right Owner had it. NjHi .
29493[Diary entry: 22 April 1770] (Washington Papers)
22. Very warm and still with some appearances of Rain.
The legislature of South Carolina, desirous of doing justice to their foreign creditors, have lately passed an act appropriating certain funds to the paiment of the interest and principal due to them. The benefit of the act extends to all who shall be willing to accede to the conditions of it, and the proof of that accession is to be their exchanging the bonds they possess for the certificate...
ALS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania I can not Expres to you the Joy your two Leters of Decr. 22 and febr. 28 which both came to hand at won time has given me, and the News that Accompanied them to Every friend of America. A report of yr Death, and the seeming Delays of France had made many a Hart to tremble, but thank God I hope now we may be restored to Peace on our own Ecqutable terms...
I am honored by your letter of the 25 April by Mr Meredith. The inclosed letters for France have been duly sent on. I learn from you with great pleasure that the Sensibilities of the public Mind which had been excited in the late contest for the election of the supreme Executive were softened down to a temper more congenial with the public prosperity. I doubt not that a little experience of...
Your letters put me more and more out of Patience every Post. Why, in that of the 6th. do you call our national Government a federal Republic ? It is no more that, than it is Sphœrical Trigonometry. What is a federal Republic? It is an association of a Number of independent Sovereign States. Are the Seperate States in our national Government, Sovereign and independent? If they are, We had all...
Remarks upon Commodore Patterson’s letter to the secretary of the navy, dated New Orleans, August 15. 1816. There is no ground for considering the property taken possession of by the naval or military officers of the United States, after the destruction of the fort on the Apalachicola, on the 27th. of July 1816, as prize of war. Prize of war must be the result of some lawful belligerent act....
29499[Diary entry: 1 January 1760] (Washington Papers)
1st. Fine warm Sun Shine—wind Southerly.
[ L’Orient, 2 Aug. 1787. Recorded in SJL as received 7 Aug. 1787, together with a letter of Zachariah Loreilhe [ca. 3] Aug., q.v., in which Barclay’s letter was probably enclosed. Not found.]