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I have read the orders wch you had framed for your division —they are certainly good, but in substance except in a very few instans. are very explicitly enjoined by the regulations; & have been reiterated at different periods in the general orders antecedent to the promulgation of the established “regulations for the order & discipline of the Troops”; & since, in many particular ones by a...
A few hours after the receipt of your letter of the 20th I found an opportunity of transmitting a Copy of it to Congress—This being the case I can have no objection to your going to Philada as you request—I am &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I expected before this to have written to you “Provision is made for the American Officers” but that Thief of Time Procrastination hath kept it off from Time to Time. The Question is now an Order of the Day and as such takes Place of every other Business When it will be determined I know not but this I know that it shall be finished one Way or the other before any Thing else Let what will...
29504Enclosure, 17 January 1792 (Washington Papers)
Operations Intended for the ensuing season in the Federal City to which is added an Estimate of the Expenditure of one year proces & number of hands necessary. Number of men { 1st to continue clearing the Cellars & begin laying the foundation of the two principal buildings & bring these forward to such a stage as they will be safe from injury the next winter. the digers to continue afterward...
Th: Jefferson presents his friendly salutations to Capt. Barron and asks the favor of him to give a safe conveyance to the inclosed letter for mr Higgins at Malta. it is to ask of him to send a pipe of Marsala Madeira by any good conveyance which may occur. if Capt. Barron can advise mr Higgins of any such Th:J. will be thankful to him, & he wishes him a pleasant voyage. ViW .
accompanying this note is a Discourse I lately delivered at the opening of the last session of our medical school—I wish it may have any interest for you—. Mr Wall a distinguished artist your city informs me that you are about to appoint a Professor of Drawing in your university—I beg leave to say that Mr Wall appears to possess in an eminent degree the talents required in that station and...
29507[Diary entry: 28 September 1797] (Washington Papers)
28. A small white frost; clear, Calm & very pleasant. Mer. at 65. Mr. Edmd. Lee Mr. Scudder—Doctr. English & brother dined here. Edmund Jennings Lee (1772–1843) was the fifth son of Henry Lee of Leesylvania. He and his wife had settled in Alexandria where he practiced law. Mr. Scudder may be a son or brother of Nathaniel Scudder (1733–1781) of Monmouth County, N.J., who had been a member of...
[ New York, June 28–July 10, 1804. Nathaniel Pendleton described the ninth item on a list of ten, which were given to him after Hamilton’s death, as a “Letter to Geo: Mitchell inclosing a lottery ticket, as mentioned on the outside. Sealed.” Letter not found. ] Mitchell, the husband of Ann Mitchell, H’s cousin, had died in the spring of 1797. See “List of Papers Given to Nathaniel Pendleton,”...
I could not obtain a copy of the revenue law for New Orleans and am informed that it was sent to you. I was obliged to close the instructions without it & may have omitted some important particulars. I will thank you to send it when you return the sketch of instructions. If both could be sent to my house some time to morrow, it would accelerate the business. Respectfully Your obedt. Servt RC (...
I have recd. this morning the Letter which You did me the honor to write me yesterday. All that You say about Madam D’Hogendorp, and the “Inconnu” is a Mystery to me, never having had a Visit or Application from either, to my Knowledge. It would give me pleasure however to be of any Service to this Person upon your Recommendation, if it were in my power: but I have not only no Authority to...
You will perceive my Dear Sir, the delicacy of the Communication inclosed, and I beg that it may not be made public, unless it should be deemed essential to the public’ safety, which must supersed every private consideration. When a full account of this unprincipled Combination, shall be made public, General Wilkinson will be greatly obnoxious to the associates; but his fidelity to his...
LS and two copies: Public Record Office; press copy of LS , and copy: Library of Congress; transcripts: Massachusetts Historical Society, National Archives I received the Letter you did me the honour of writing to me by Mr Grenville, whom I find to be a very sensible, judicious and amiable Gentleman. The Name I assure you does not with me lessen the Regard his excellent Qualities inspire. I...
I Write again from Waterton, where I Arrived Yesterday with your Excelent Friend who has been so much Engaged by his Necessary Attention to public affairs that he has had time since you Left us only to run to Plimouth four days ago and bring back your Correspondent to this Crouded inconvenient place, where the Muses Cannot dwell, or the Graces of Elegance Reside. Yet the feelings of Real...
The method I shall use to inform your Honour of the proceedings of the Militia, is to enclose a Transcript of my Journal that relates to that Affair; and to send a copy of a Council of War held here by the Field Officers of these Counties you were pleased to order to our assistance —These, I hope, will be sufficient to discover the springs that actuated my Conduct. The spirit of Desertion was...
The President has a letter from Vanderkemp, in which he proposes to have him send a collection of my letters to publish! A pretty figure I should make. No. No. I have not any ambition to appear in print. Heedless and inaccurate as I am, I have too much vanity to risk my reputation before the public. Printed Source--Letters of Mrs. Adams. Edited by Charles Francis Adams (Boston: 1840)..
29516Acct. of the Weather in Septr. [1772] (Washington Papers)
Septr. 1st. Wind at No. Et. & Weather Cloudy but no Rain fell. 2. Clear, & Wind fresh from the No. West. Warm notwithstanding. 3. Clear & Warm, wind in the same place as yesterday. 4. Very Sultry Morning with great appearances of Rain which fell in the Afternoon for abt. an . 5. The Air somewhat Coold, the Wind getting Northwardly. 6. Cool & pleasant—Wind still Northwardly. 7. Warmer a good...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to Mr. Bourne, and acknoleges the receipt of his letter of yesterday. He was far from receiving in a disadvantageous light Mr. Bourne’s note on the subject of the peices in Fenno’s paper. On the contrary he has felt himself indebted to him for having drawn his attention to publications which he finds filled with good sense and loyalty to his country. He...
It is long since we have exchanged a letter, and yet what volumes might have been written on the occurrences even of the last three months. in the first place, Peace, God bless it! has returned to put us all again into a course of lawful and laudable pursuits: a new trial of the Bourbons has proved to the world their incompetence to the functions of the station they have occupied: & the recall...
I have to acknowledge the receipt of yours of the 9th. since which I have just contracted with Mr Wheaten for the double purpose of clearing the road and transporting the mail. As we cannot know in what state he will find things, both contracts are conditional.   Of this event I have apprised Colo Hawkins and Mr Gaines. An advertisement is issued for making the Nashville and Natchez route,...
4 October 1801, “ On board the Philada., road of Tunis. ” Comments that although the U.S. squadron has not had all the success it seemed to promise, it has done much good by preventing “any of our citizens falling into chains” and showing the Tripolitans “a very flattering specimen of the harvest they may reap” in a war with the U.S. Tripolitan admiral and crew would certainly have been taken...
29521[Diary entry: 18 April 1773] (Washington Papers)
18. Reachd home to Dinner after passing through Piscataway Town.
29522Editorial Note: Death of Franklin (Jefferson Papers)
News of the death of Benjamin Franklin arrived in New York City on 22 April 1790. That same day James Madison arose in the House of Representatives, voiced a brief, moving tribute, and proposed that the members wear badges of mourning for a month. This, he said, should be done in respect for “a citizen whose native genius was not more an ornament to human nature, than his various exertions of...
Paris, 8 Dec. 1787 . Has been charged with a memorial concerning Cazeau, a Canadian, in relation to a debt which Congress acknowledged by resolutions of 6 Feb. 1783 and 18 Mch. 1784; asks for an appointment to present them to TJ. RC ( DLC ); 1 p.; in French; signed: “Carra de la Bibliotheque du Roi, rue de la michodiere, à coté de la rue projettée.” Recorded in SJL as received 9 Dec. 1787. For...
Last evening I was honoured with your letter of the 16th covering your answer to the address from Burlington in Vermont, and forward the same by this day’s mail. Copies of the address and answer I send to Mr. Fenno to be printed. Herewith I transmit a letter from Matthias Barton Esqr. of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, inclosing an address from himself and subalterns, the officers of a company of...
On the question of publishing the secret journal & foreign correspondence of the Revolutionary Congs. it is not easy to give a satisfactory opinion, without some revisal of both. If a selection is made, the task ought to be executed with great care and without any tincture of partialities of any sort, and would be tedious & delicate, even with that exemption. If an entire publication be...
I enclose a letter from Mr Trist which does not give a very flattering account of our official prospects in New Orleans. I think we must take our officers from the many candidates who migrate there. Mr Nicholas may be one of them. The Rhode Island delegation very strenuously recommended a person , not Russel, whose name I have forgotten, but whom you may find in your file. Affectionately &...
I was exceeding glad to receive one more letter from without expecting it, and I rejoice to find that you are yet capable of exertion. I send you my Pamphlet on Consolidation in opposition the prevailing heresy of the General Welfare, & also my petition for the restoration of my fine imposed under the Sedition Law. You are not many years distant from the inevitable separation we must all...
Should this letter get to your hands in time for the Sailing of Captn Ellwood—and you can readily procure 25 bushls of the best kind of Winter Barley I beg you to send it by him that I may try the success of it—The continual rains destroyed my Crop of spring Barley this year—but, if it had been otherwise, the Barley which you sent me the year before was so mixed with Oats (a circumstance I did...
I thank you for your Sermon “Exhibiting the present dangers, and consequent duties of the Citizens of the United States of America” which came to hand by the last Post: and which I am persuaded I shall read with approbating pleasure, as soon as some matters in which I am engaged at present, are dispatch’d. With esteem and regard I am, Revd Sir, Your Obedt & obliged Humble Servant ALS , owned...
29530General Orders, 18 February 1781 (Washington Papers)
At a General court martial of the line held at WestPoint the 21st of December 1780 and continued by adjournments ’till the 8 instant Colonel Greaton President. Major James R Reid was tried on the following charges. First "Disobedience of Orders and unmilitary conduct" Secondly "Defrauding the United States, or the regiment, or a part of the regiment in which he holds a public office, and...
In consequence of the late incursion of the enemy upon the frontiers of New York, I have determined to march the Brigade of that state to its relief. It will commence its march tomorrow; and will probably arrive at Kings ferry on Wednesday evening—I wish you to have a sufficient number of boats at that place ready to receive the troops on their arrival and convey them with their baggage to...
The glass arrived here, (seemingly in good condition) a few days ago, we are now engaged in makeing the sashes, Mr Perrey has got the roofs of the S.E. offices & covered way ready to lay the floor on, & Mr Chisholm has got the most of the rooms plaistered & Bricks ready to raise the Chimneys. Mr Perrey says you Purposed haveing a new roof put on the south Pavillion if so I think it would be...
I reced your Favours by the Express and am extremely sorry to find you are made so uneasy in your Duty; while you are venturing your Life and fortune for the good of your Country, to be aspersed and censured by a vile and Ignorant Scribler, I must confess is sufficient to raise the indignation of every Gent. of Spirit, and no Man can blame you for Shewing a proper Resentment at it, but my Dear...
ALS : Massachusetts Historical Society; AL (draft); Library of Congress; copies: Library of Congress, National Archives (two), Massachusetts Historical Society; press copy: Library of Congress; transcript: National Archives I received the Letter you yesterday did me the honour of writing to me, requesting my Opinion in Writing relative to the Conference you had with his Excellency the Comte de...
Your favor of the 13 th came to hand on the 26 th. by which I find that you had not determined on the time of your departure or the Rout you should persue, tho you say you should prefer that by way of England if you are permitted & a Passage in a Neutral Vessell could be obtaind to carry you to your destination; I donot know the propriutory or Impropiutory of your comeing this way, therefore I...
2953623. Tuesday. (Adams Papers)
Stay’d at home all day. Mr. D. wrote a letter to my Father in Holland. Mr. Artaud supp’d out. Cloudy weather. That of 23 April ( Adams Papers ).
29537[Diary entry: 8 January 1788] (Washington Papers)
Tuesday 8th. Thermometer at 26 in the Morning—32 at Noon and 32 at Night. Wind at East in the Night, and this fore noon—afterwards at West. About 2 Inches of Snow fell in the Night. About day break it turned to hail, and then to rain, which continued till after 12 oclock when the Sun came out. I remained at home all day. My Carriage brot. Betsy & Patsy Custis down—their mother having gone to...
It was with pleasure I received a line from my Friend to day informing me of her better Health. I was really anxious for her—more so on account of the great mortality which prevails around us. I arrived at my own habitation a fryday and found my family all well—a blessing which I hope will be continued to me. The peaceful tranquility of my own habitation was enhanced to me by a few Days...
The late Votes of the House of Representatives which have just reached us, and from which it appears that appropriations are not intended to be made for giving effect to the Treaty between the U. States and Great Britain, have in my opinion brought our political maladies to a crisis. The disorganizing machinations of a faction are no longer left to be nourished and inculcated on the minds of...
I was much disappointed at the receipt of your last letter having flatter’d myself that you would have had some letters from our friends both in Boston and Washington The Conservateur of to day announces that you have at last recieved the answer to your last Note and that it is of so favorable a nature that peace will be the consequence of the truth of this I can form no opinion but the report...
The intelligence contained in the enclosed, is at this crisis, so interesting & important, that I transmit it to you by the return of the same mail which brought it on, lest by some accident the official dispatches may not have yet reached you. I will thank you to return it when you have done with it, as part of it, relates to a fine little boy of mine who is afflicted with the most...
Office of the Colonization Society This certifies that the Hon. Daniel Waldo is a Member for life, of the American Colonization Society. (MWA) .
Letter not found : from Peter Scull, 11 March 1779. GW wrote Scull on 13 March : “I am favd with yours of the 11th.”
29544[Diary entry: 1 September 1787] (Washington Papers)
Saturday 1st. Dined at Mr. Morris after coming out of Convention and drank Tea there.
29545[Diary entry: 15 August 1773] (Washington Papers)
15. At home all day alone.
By the Kings Chiefs and head Warriors of the Creek and Cherickes Nations of Indians at a Genera⟨l⟩ meeting over black Drink at the Square of ⟨the⟩ Corvatas the 2d of the windy moon 1789. Master of the Talks John Galphin, Hula Mica the Hollowing King M. Daurazaux Linxter. Talk 1st That the Georgians comes on our land by Building houses on the Altamaha River on our hunting ground, and Driveing...
I send you by M r. Joy, all the writings which have fallen in my way, against the slave trade— I mentioned your Desire to read, whatever you could find upon that subject to M r. Granville sharp who requests your acceptance of what he has written upon that subject— you may not Know the Character of this Gentleman, He is the Grand son of the famous Archbishop sharp, very amiable & benevolent in...
Mr Macomb presents Mr Lear with his respects he has receiv’d his note of this morning and informs him that he will take pleasure in affording any assistance in his power to effect the accomplishment of the Wishes of The President of the United States. If Mr Lear chuses, Mr M— will propose an immediate exchange of Houses there can be no impropriety in such negociation, and he ⟨mutilated⟩ from...
3 May 1802, Department of State. “The Secretary of State informs the Auditor of the Treasury, that the services stated in the enclosed account were performed by Mr Otis, in behalf of the United States, and that the Government is justly chargeable with reasonable fees for the same. The Attorney General will say whether those made are reasonable, or not, if the Auditor should be at a loss on the...
J’e prend libertez Et l’honneur D’e Repondre a vôttre dernier, datez du 20—Et Recûe, l’e 23. Mr. Je vous prie de vous tranquilizé aûsitot que J’e recûe la premier que Mr. m’a fait l’honneur de m’eCrir Je reMercié Edwar J’en, Et arettez ûne, aûttre qui a de Bonne Recomendation Ses ûne hom d’un âge—mur Et Sorbre, Et inteligent, bien prope, Mr. Je Recûe, une lettre de Mr. Rapin qui m’e marque qui...