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I mentiond in a letter which I lately wrote to you, that I had seen in a paper from Richmond, a notice of an application which you had made to the legislature, for permission to sell a large portion of your estate, by lottery, for the payment of your debts, and that I should write you again on the subject. Since then I have been much indisposed, with the influenza, from which, I have not yet...
Morristown [ New Jersey ] May 23, 1777. Commends Massachusetts’ exertions, but states that still more effort is necessary. Lists reasons why the invasion of Massachusetts is unlikely. Discusses the necessity and advantages of a single, unified army as opposed to individual state forces. Entreats Massachusetts, therefore, not to raise local regiments. States that supernumerary regiments can...
That I might be more convenient to the Works at West point, I removed my quarters to this place on Monday last. I have only to add upon this subject, that I shall be happy to see Your Excellency here, as often as your leisure will permit. There has been no Official account received from Charles Town as yet that I know of; but I have no doubt but that there has been an Action there, and that...
A pressure of public business just at the moment Mr Roberdeau was about to leave this, allowed me no time to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 28th Ulto—and now I have little more than to thank you for the communication which was given by it. As the exactitude of the District called for a Scientific character I have engaged Mr Ellicot to make the Survey, and hope that every aid...
At a Time when the personal Exertion of every friend to Liberty is so essentially necessary it is with the greatest reluctance that the General Assembly of Pennsylvania find themselves under the Necessity of calling for some of their Members from the Army. By the Constitution of Pennsylvania a certain Number of Members is necessary in order to constitute a Quorum of its representatives—that...
29556[Diary entry: 31 October 1786] (Washington Papers)
Tuesday 31st. Mercury at 41 in the Morning—42 at Noon and 42 at Night. Wind pretty fresh at No. West in the Morning but cloudy which it continued to be through the day with Mists in the afternoon and rain at Night, the wind getting round to No. Et. After breakfast I left Govr. Smallwoods & got home to dinner. Attempted to cross at the Widow Chapmans in order to pay Colo. Mason a visit but...
29557Orders, 7–8 September 1756 (Washington Papers)
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I have received you kind Letter of the 3d: instant, full of good counsel, of which I hope at the proper time to make a suitable improvement. It is a great satisfaction to me, that my Son George has mentioned your approbation, and made himself in any manner useful to you during the vacation at the University. My affection for him induces me to hope that his time has been spent most...
Your publick Capacity, & the Hope that you will be both able & willing, to give us some Assistance, has led me to make this Application. The Situation of the Army, as to Ammunition, is by no Means what it ought to be. We have great Reason to suspect, the Enemy very soon intend to bombard our Lines; & our Stock of Powder is so small, as in a great Degree to make our heavy Artillery useless. I...
Names of the Masters of American Vessels that Subscribed to an Original List, forwarded to the Secretary of State, under date of the 7th. of October last. ⅌ the Brig Mary N. M. Parsons bound to New York Fredk. Collier of Brig Georgia Packet New York John Waite of Brig Rover Amesbury Jordan Snow of Brig Siren Brunswick Wm. Bunker of Ship Resolution New York Timoty. Clifton of Ship Columbus New...
I have several times since your appointment to the office you now hold determined to write to you, not to congratulate you on being Secretary of State, that would be folly, as I deemed it a necessary consequence of the change of principle manifested by the public will; but to put you in mind of an old acquaintance your friend who has had an erratic Arab life for five years among the Indians...
I wrote you just after I arrived here, and gave you a short sketch of my Journey from Amsterdam to this Place, and promised you in my next a description of this city, but I dont find any thing more than what Voltaire says of it in his history of Russia nor even quite so much, for according to his description, the city is situated upon the Gulf of Cronstadt in the midst of nine branches of...
[ Poughkeepsie, New York, August 9, 1798. On August 9, 1798, Hamilton wrote to his wife : “I have just written you by the Post.” Letter not found. ]
29564[Diary entry: 24 May 1767] (Washington Papers)
24. Good Rain in the Night. Cloudy & often drisling till the Afternoon when it cleard. Wind for the most part at No. Et. but not cold.
I am Honoured with the Receipt of your Favour of the 14th. instant covering two Acts of Congress viz. one of the 10th. instant for obtaining from this State & Maryland, Gallies to attack East Florida. another of the 11th for requesting permission to export from Petersburg in Virginia a Quantity of Flour & Bread for the use of his most Christian Majesty. No Time has been lost in giving Efficacy...
Be pleased to accept my thanks for an ink-stand of soap stone which I have recieved from you through mr Sturtevant of Norfolk . he forwarded at the same time a printed paper concerning stoves and other things made by you of the same stone and expressing a wish to know where, in other parts of the US. such stone was to be found. I have often heard of it, but know of it myself only in the...
I recd. a letter from the Collr. for Providence last saturday in which he observes that he had received a letter from you referring him to a circular one dated the 6th. of February last, relative to notifying to other Collrs when a bond for duties is put in suit, and desires me to furnish him with a copy as soon as possible if I had received such an one, as he had not. I have not received any...
I Several weeks ago sent Mr. Wood a portrait painter of our City, to Washington, & after writing to you on the Subject, requested Mr. Wood to wait on you to paint your portrait. I have not been able, altho I repeatedly wrote to Mr. Wood, to learn whether he painted your portrait or not, & I beg you will do me the honour of informing me by a single line whether you sat or not. I am about to...
Philadelphia, January 8, 1779. Discusses clothing situation of Connecticut troops. Df , in writings of George Washington and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
I had the honor to inform you on the 27th of the murder of certain friendly Indians at the Big beaver Creek, on the 9th instant. I enclose a Proclamation of the Governor of this State, relative to that affair. I assured him of the readiness of the General Government, to pay the reward offered upon the conviction of the Offenders. The Governor has directed the Magistrates to make inquisition...
DS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania On Oct. 22, 1763, two weeks before Franklin returned to Philadelphia, Governor Hamilton approved an Assembly bill appropriating £24,000 “for the defense and protection of this province” in the emergency created by the Indian uprising. In order to avoid controversies such as had plagued previous supply bills and had prevented the passage of a much needed...
I have duly received your favor of the 11 th with the catalogue it covered, and which I now return. as soon as funds for the procuring a library for the University were put into the hands of the Visitors we took up the subject and concluded that having formed a catalogue of what was requisite for us, we would employ an agent to make the purchases. we accordingly engaged mr Hilliard, of the...
By your Excellency’s pressing in your last letter, so much for me keeping up harmony with the Fleet & Army, I apprehended some letters ⟨ha⟩d been wrote as tho’ a difference subsisted here—As to my own part ⟨I c⟩an lay my hand on my heart & declare I have taken every step in my power ⟨to⟩ keep from the least shadow of a difference, & did not know that any one had the least complaint to make...
In a hasty note which I wrote to you on Sunday last, I informed you, that as soon as time and circumstances would permit, I would be more full on a subject which I could then, but barely touch upon. The latter of these has not, yet, put it so fully in my power as I could wish to fulfil this promise. I shall, however, endeavour to explain my meaning without further ⟨delay⟩. I have, for more...
Amidst the agitations of our revolution, I have always participated in the pleasure which Mr de La Fayette found in following your footsteps, in observing, according to your example and your lessons, the means of serving his country, and in thinking with what satisfaction you would learn the effects and success of them. Permit me, to offer you the assurance of this sentiment and permit at the...
I have learned with real regret that my bill for the Canvasbacks you were so obliging as to furnish me the last year, had been suffered to remain unpaid. I took it for granted my Steward had taken care to pay it in time. immediately on finding it had not been done I desired mr Barnes of Georgetown to remit you 57. D. the amount which I hope has been done. Colo. Brent had promised he would...
I have the honor to inclose a letter from Mr Samuel Davis, and request your instructions respecting the answer to be given. Should he by his delay in the acceptance of his appointment, not be entitled to it, his loss will be of no great detriment to the Service his loss, will serve judging from his letter, will not perhaps be unfortunate for the service. with great respect Sir ( Df , in the...
The inclosed communication from Dr. Mitchell to the Philosophical society was under cover of a letter to me dated at New York on the day I left Philadelphia. as I did not come directly home, it was but lately it came to my hands. I now inclose it to be laid before the society. I am with great esteem & respect Dr. Sir Your most obedt. servt RC ( DLC : J. Henley Smith Papers); addressed: “Samuel...
Mr Allston presents his compliments to Mr & Mrs Adams—he will do himself the honour to wait on them agreeably to thier invitation MHi : Adams Papers.
ALS : American Philosophical Society We make bold with the inclosed Letters left to our care, to mention to your Excellency, that we have send last saturday by Expres the dispatches received from Passi for Mr. Dumas to the Texel; I went my self to the Hague, and those H. E. the Ambassador had received, caused him to write for the Comodor of the American Squadron, whome he had some conferences...
If in the opinion of Judges, it is thought best for my India wine to remain undisturbed where it now is, I am content it should remain there. I had, however, directed Mr Kitt (my household Steward) to learn when it would be ready for landing; and to have it brought up, and Stored in my own Cellar; where it would not only have been safe, but would also have remained undisturbed; which may not...
The absence of Mr Kuhn gains me the honor to answer your Excellencys esteemed lines address’d to him under date of March 14th. last. (only now received) requesting a supply of Nebioule Wine in compliance thereto. I have written my friend at Turin on the subject, and have to regret that the general idea entertained of that wine, is that it will not bear a transport to America for want of a...
29583Fryday [15 February]. Evening. (Adams Papers)
Going to Mr. Pitts’s, to meet the Kennebeck Company—Bowdoin, Gardiner, Hallowell, and Pitts. There I shall hear Philosophy, and Politicks, in Perfection from H.—high flying, high Church, high state from G.—sedate, cool, Moderation from B.—and warm, honest, frank Whiggism from P. I never spent an Evening at Pitts’s. What can I learn tonight. Came home and can now answer the Question. I learned...
I am sorry to find by yours of the 20th that you have met with so many delays and disappointments in the prosecution of your plan for taking a survey of the Delaware. Altho’ I am anxious to see you in Camp, I shall be very unwilling to recall you while there is the least prospect of your rendering any service; I must therefore desire you to point out to that public Body before which you may...
ALS : American Philosophical Society; copy and transcript: Library of Congress The Request made in your last Letter is so very just and reasonable, that I shall comply with it very readily. It has long appeared to Me, that You much exceeded the Bounds of Morality in the Method you pursued for the Advancement of the supposed Interests of America. If it can be proved, that I have unjustly...
I have to acknolege the reciept of your favors of Jan. 4. & 31. the last of which did not reach me till two days ago; and with my own, to express the thankfulness of all the friends of the late unfortunate governor Lewis for your kind attentions to him. we have all to lament that a fame so dearly earned was clouded finally by such an act of desperation. he was much afflicted & habitually so...
I wish, by the leave of the Senate, to recall my former Message containing Nominations of Officers for the Mississippi Territory, and to nominate others vizt. Winthrop Sargent, Secretary of the North Western Territory to be Governor. John Steel of Virginia to be Secretary and Peter Bryan Bruin of the Mississippi Territory to be the Second Judge and Daniel Tilton of New Hampshire to be the...
My last letter to you was dated the 27 th. of August, since which I have recieved yours of Sep. 11 th. — The letter to m r. Lamb therein inclosed I immediately signed & forwarded. In mine wherein I had the honor of proposing to you the mission of m r. Barclay to Algiers, I mentioned that my expectations from it were of a subordinate nature only. I very readily therefore recede from it in...
The enclosed Resolves are all I have in Charge from Congress to forward at this Time. General Mifflin having applied to Congress in Consequence of your Letter to him, he has their Permission to repair immediately to Head Quarters agreeably to his own Desire. I have made him acquainted with this Determination of Congress. In Order that you may be enabled to meet Genl Howe upon his own Ground...
Broadside: Library Company of Philadelphia On March 30, 1764, the day after the Pennsylvania Gazette printed the recent messages between the governor and the Assembly and the twenty-six Assembly “Resolves upon the Present Circumstances,” Joseph Galloway wrote to William Franklin enclosing “a Copy of your worthy Father’s Remarks on our Assembly Resolves. No answer has yet been attempted by the...
Since my Arrival in Europe I have had the Mortification to see in the public Papers a Series of little Successes which our Enemies have had in the prosecution of the War. The first was a very exaggerated Account in the English Court Gazette of their Successes against the Spaniards in South America. The next was the History of the Repulse of General Lincoln and the Comte D’Estaing at Savannah...
Printed in The New-England Courant , June 11, 1722. Quem Dies videt veniens Superbum, Hunc Dies vidit fugiens jacentem. Seneca. Among the many reigning Vices of the Town which may at any Time come under my Consideration and Reprehension, there is none which I am more inclin’d to expose than that of Pride . It is acknowledg’d by all to be a Vice the most hateful to God and Man. Even those who...
Your very interesting and obliging favour of the 15th of September from the Hague, came duly to hand, and I thank you sincerely for the important details with which it is fraught, & pray for the continuance of them. I congratulate you too on your safe arrival from Ship-board; and, as the Newspapers tell us, at Paris; and I wish, a little while hence, I may have it in my power to do the same on...
I have the honor this moment to receive your Orders for augmenting the Detachment designed for your Aid—Genl Mifflin, Clinton & myself an Hour or Two Ago had determined upon the same Plan, and think our Selves happy in having the same order’d by your Excellency—The Detachment shall be got ready with all Expedition, & Officer’d with the best Officers which we have, Genl Mifflin will command...
Acavamos de recevir, y ahora tenemos la Satisfacion de embiar a V.S. las pruevas requisitas al assunto del Bergantin Español nombrado San Josef y Carga, que fueron llevados a Wilmington (Carolina Septentrional) como presa de un Corsario frances, y reclamada por nuestra Carta escrito a V.S. con fecha 23 de Octubre de 1793. Dichos Documentos declaran, y pruevan incontestablemente, que el...
18 June 1804, Alexandria. “We duly recd yr favor 15th [not found] & enclosed you have the charges on the Wine & fruit from Malaga amount Thirty eight Dollars on yr Goods and the Presidents they were the same in quantity & quality of course Nineteen Dollars would be the amount chargeable to yr part.” RC and enclosure ( DLC ). RC 1 p. The enclosure (1 p.) is an invoice for $38 for freight and...
I wrote you on the 23 Jan’ ry. you have not received a Letter of that date, for a very good reason, that it still lies unfinishd in my desk, and now it is so much out of date that I do not think it worth sending. in it however I acknowledgd a Letter from you, and one for Mrs smith which I sent, also 2 Letters from the children all of which I forwarded to their Mamma. I have now the pleasure of...
Is not the within important? And Might not the Navy dept. give immediate authority to Capt. Chauncey? RC and enclosure ( NHi : Gallatin Papers). RC undated; date assigned here on the basis of JM’s reply of the same day. For enclosure, see n. 1. The enclosure was a 24 Aug. 1812 letter written from New York by John Armstrong to Gallatin (2 pp.). Armstrong relayed the substance of a conversation...
I have repeatedly called on the Contractor to furnish a supply of fuel to this Garrison for the ensuing winter agreeably to a letter received from Majr Hoops by your order dated 29 of Augt., but for the want of money it has not been in his power. It is but candid, and I owe it to the Officers and troops under my Command to mention to you Sir, that the allowance by the scale annexed to Majr...
I am directed by the President of the United States to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 8th of October. For the favourable sentiments you have therein been pleased to express for him, he offers you his thanks. To receive the approbation of his fellow Citizens at a time when he is about to retire from public service is a circumstance truly gratifying; and that not less so when...