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It will not be the smallest inconvenience to me, to keep your Trees til the Fall, which I believe to be the best time for Transplanting, provided they be tied to Stakes with Straw to prevent the Hard Winds incident to our Winters from shaking them too much. It will also be necessary to put a little litter of some kind or other, no matter what, about the bottoms of the Stocks to guard the Roots...
Since the receipt of your Letter of the 24th of August enclosing the papers from Govr. Harrison &c nothing very remarkable has occurred. The alternation of alarm and of quiescence observable in the public papers, particularly in those of New York, is the natural consequence of the variegated intelligence from Europe and of the movements of the British Marine on the coast. By a letter from...
24 August 1802, Albany. Encloses a letter from Lieutenant Governor Van Rensselaer, “who has the honor of a personal acquaintance with you.” Wrote to the president on the same subject on 1 June, together with Van Rensselaer and state comptroller Jenkins, but they have had no reply. Solicits “the appointment of Consul for the Port of Nantes in behalf of my worthy friend Simon Lynch Esqr. a...
I have the honor to transmit you a note of all the Sea letters received by me, and of the Disposition thereof. A communication of similar import has been made to the Secretary of the Treasury that he may know for how many the Collectors of the Customs are to be held responsible. With great respect, I have the honor to be, Sir, Your most Obedient Servant     Sea letters, considered as received;...
The vast importance, in my humble opinion, of the subject matter of the communications herewith enclosed must be my apology for the liberty I now take in requesting your perusal of them. Should the object proposed to the consideration of the general government meet your approbation, or be considered by you of sufficient moment to induce you to favour me with an expression of your sentiments...
(I) ALS : American Philosophical Society; AL (draft): New-York Historical Society; copy: Historical Society of Pennsylvania; (II) ALS : American Philosophical Society; AL (draft): New-York Historical Society Your favour of the 9th: of October 1780, gave me great pleasure. The Scheme of a Bank, which you was pleased to say you would forward to a friend in Congress, I presume was sent to Mr...
Amidst the Congratulations of Public Bodies on your Arrival will you receive those of an Individual, who has long entertained the highest Esteem for your Character, as a Man, a Philosopher, and a Statesman. Permit me also felicitate you on your late honorable Appointment, tho’ I am not certain you will accept of it; but this I know, that if you do, I shall in common with my Countrymen rejoice...
I take the liberty of enclosing to you a Subscription, & also a Copy of a Certificate from Gideon Fitz ; principal Dep. Surveyor of the South West District, State of Louisiana.—The Certificate is in the following words. Being informed by M r Maxfield Ludlow that he is about to publish a map embracing with other parts of the State of Louisiana , that of the Western Land District, lying South of...
I Am under the Necessity of applying to my friends for Some help from a long Confinement Under the afflicting hand of god with the Rhumatick Complain t is now about 29 years helpless in a Very great measure and am become more So of late years with other Complaints had an inflamation fell in my legs Nearly five years ago with a Braking out all over my legs with a Constant Runing no intermition...
I thank you for your favor of the 15th: instt: which reached me yesterday at this place, where I have been since the 15th: and where notwithstanding your kind invitation & advice, I expect to continue until it shall be clearly ascertained whether the pestilential fever is to prevail or not in the City this season. I am out of the way of danger, if any should exist, and before the expiration of...
It appears from accounts depending in the Treasury & unsettled, that very considerable Supplies were furnished by the United States to the Marine of France in the years 1778 1779 & 1780, under the Agency of John Holker Esq late Consul general. The payments made by Mr. Holker on this account, were in Continental bills long after the Supplies were furnished, & when the currency was greatly...
A case arises here in which my gr. s. Th J R. is deeply interested and desires the informn you can probably obtain for me would be an act of great friendship to myself and of infinite value to my gr. son. a mr John Bostwick came into this nbhood some time now, and being pleasd with its soil climate & other circumstances determ d to establish himself into it. he has ent d into treaty with my...
Immediately after my return from Europe at the suggestion of many Friends well known to you, and some distinguished officers in our Navy, I was induced to apply for the Consulate at Tangier, and as that situation is vacated by the Death of the former incumbent I am encouraged to hope for success. Since I had the pleasure of visiting you and Mrs M at Washington, have made frequent Voyages to...
Yours of 20th I got yesterday after the boat past, and shoud have Answered it by the boat. The vessels are all in want of Powder Match Rope and Carterage paper and Grape shot (Except my own Vessel). There is a Waggon here with those Articles but I have not a line concerning them nither do I know what is to be done with them after to day we shall have no provisions. I wish the Governor would...
[ Versailles, 30 Nov. 1787 . An entry in SJL for 4 Dec. 1787 records receipt of a letter from “Jarnac Comte de.” Not found.]
55766General Orders, 30 May 1783 (Washington Papers)
For the day tomorrow Brigr Genl Putnam B.Q.M. from the York brigde The 4th Massa. regt gives the Guards & the 7th the fatigues tomorrow. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
55767General Orders, 25 April 1780 (Washington Papers)
[Officers] Of the Day Tomorrow[:] Brigadier General Hand[,] Lieutenant Colonel Commandant Hubley[,] Brigade Major 1st Pennsylvania brigade All the Officers and men belonging to Colonel Dayton’s regiment now in Camp are to march tomorrow morning and join the detachment under Major Burrows who with the officers and men from the other regiments of the Jersey Brigade will immediately return to...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I receiv’d your Favour of the 8th Inst. with the Dollar enclos’d. The Postage of the Letter to Boston is 0. 2. 11 3 Bunches of Quills at 1 s. 6 d. 4. 6 Ballance 1 £0. 7. 6 They are the best Quills I could get in Town.
Letter not found : from William Smallwood, 2 June 1778. In his letter to Smallwood of 5 June , GW mentions “your last of the 2d Inst., with which I w⟨as⟩ favoured.”
55770[Diary entry: 30 November 1799] (Washington Papers)
30. Morning cloudy—but no appearance of Rain. Wind So. W. but soon Shifted to No. Wt. Mer. at 24 in the morning & 31 at Night. Colo. & Mrs. Carrington went away after B[reakfas]t.
Inclosed I send you the Leyden Gazette for the last month & to the contents of the news they contain I have to add an acct. which reached us yesterday by the post from Constantinople that a revolution has lately been effected there. The Grand Sultan & forty of his Ministers being of what is called the french Party had been massacred & Mustapha (Nephew of the late Sultan) placed on the throne....
I percieve by a newspaper of this date, that Mr. Jonathan Steele declines accepting the Office of Attorney of the U.S. for the District of New Hampshire—The vacancy in that Office occasioned by the appointment of the Hone. John S. Sherburne Esqe. to that of District Judge not being yet supplied I take the liberty with all due respect to solicit for myself the Office of Attorney of the U.S. for...
5577324th. (Adams Papers)
Went in the forenoon to St. Paul’s church and heard Mr. Doughty preach a sermon upon a text in Corinthians, concerning the knowledge of ourselves. He spoke to the general satisfaction of the Congregation. I afterwards went with the Captain on board our packet, and dined there. Saw Mr. B. Jarvis who invited me to go over next Sunday to Long Island. We went and engaged a Phaèton at Brooklyn, a...
Letter not found: to William Grayson, 9 July 1785. GW wrote in his diary on 9 July that on that day he wrote and gave Arnold Henry Dohrman a letter to Grayson ( Diaries Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington . 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. , 4:163 ).
ALS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania Beg leave to inform you that I am one of the unfortunate persons that was captured in the Confederacy Frigate and sent a prisoner from New York for England but by accident happened to put into Ireland, where I made my escape & arrived here in France a few Months past.— I expected to have taken passage for Philada, in the last vessel that sailed from...
I was with J. T. Mason last night. He says that Whetcraft, the late Magistrate in the City, is not a Republican. I mentioned your wish that he Should accept the office of District-Attorney. He told me that he had no other objection than the following viz: It having been asserted, during his attempt to be elected to the Assembly, professedly with the view of opposing the legislative appointment...
The Gentleman who will hand you this is a Mr. Austin, whom I take the liberty of introducing to your attention. He is interested in the establishment of a shot manufactory in this state, which the legislature has thought proper to encourage, & which promises to be productive of considerable advantage. Hi[s] wish is to get assistance from the general goverment in some or other—& I am confident...
For two and a half centuries after the brothers Barbarossa of Algiers had ceased to terrorize the Mediterranean, the great powers of Europe stood silent and subservient before their petty successors, allowing and even encouraging them to carry on their piracies because, as makeweights in the grand scales of politics, their usefulness seemed to counterbalance their cost in lives, tribute, and...
I received yesterday from Mr. Key, a letter from D r Birkbeck of London, inclosing another from Mr. Harwood, of which I deem it my duty to apprize the visitors of the university. Mr. Harwood is the Lecturer on Natural History, at the Royal Institution, London. He was the only person I had any idea of employing in this department, of whom I could hear. His engagements however would not permit...
I inclose you my thoughts on a subject extremely difficult, and on which I would thank you for any observations. The exchange of criminals is so difficult between a free and an arbitrary government, that England never would consent to make a convention with any state on the subject. It has accordingly been hitherto the asylum of all fugitives from the oppressions of other governments. The...
My last inquiry respecting the good Gen l K. was of the 18 th Nov r last . since when, nothing has transpired with me, to direct, in what mode I should proceed, in Order to transmit him Via London , or Amsterdam —a further Remittance in Course of a M o or two—I have already Interest on hand, to the Amo t of $1130 65/
16 March 1802, New York. “I have now the honor to enclose, duly executed, one of the Bonds forwarded from your Department, having retained the other agreeably to your instructions.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Hamburg, vol. 1). 1 p. Enclosure not found. A full transcription of this document has been added to the digital edition.
Copy: Library of Congress At the Embassadors Table I had the Pleasure of meeting Mr. Senrat the Bearer of this Letter. He hath just returned to Europe after a long Absence from his native Country France, which he quitted with a View of travelling at the kings Expence in Africa & the east Indies & returns loaded with the Spoils of these Countries in the Vegetable & animal World, He expressed a...
RC ( LC : Madison Papers). Docketed by JM, “Decr. 29. 1781.” I cannot give you a word of news, and I fear Mr. Hayes’s Paper of to day will afford but little. I have not seen it yet. The [Assembly is] still sitting, but the defection of the [members is] so great, that we are in dread lest every Evening should prove the last, and the business left—as they begun. The most sanguine seem as if they...
55785[Diary entry: 20 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
20. Dined at the City Tavern & Spent the Evening at my Lodg.
The letter of March 15. which you did me the honor to address me, came during my absence on a journey through Holland and Germany, and my first attentions after my return were necessarily called to some objects of business of too pressing a nature to be postponed. This has prevented my acknoleging, so soon as I could have wished, the honour of receiving your letter. The welcome reception which...
55787[Diary entry: 18 July 1772] (Washington Papers)
18. Compleated my Harvest in the Neck—The Ferry Plantation, & every where else. Began to Sow Wheat in the Neck.
AL (draft): Library of Congress On August 21 Vergennes answered the commissioners’ letter of the 12th by a note to Grand. They would be well advised, the Minister said, to write him about Hodge and the retention of the American privateers. Franklin did not know what to say in the letter, he remarked to Lee three days later, because he had had no part in the business of Conyngham, which had...
Philadelphia, 18 Nov. 1779 . Circular to the state executives enclosing resolves of Congress of 12 and 16 Nov. reorganizing the eleven companies of artificers raised by the quartermaster general, and other resolves of 16 Nov. requesting the state executives to issue writs, when applied for, compelling witnesses to appear and testify in courts-martial. FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 14); 2 p. Enclosures:...
Your favour of the 23d gave Us all great Joy. We heard of your return to Boston, from twenty quarters: and though there was somewhat, at first a little misterious in it, yet We all conjectured the motives the consultations and ratiocinations that produced it, and unanimously approved and applauded them all. I find by a Boston Newspaper, that you are one of my Brother Authors. I cannot blame...
55791Memorandum Books, 1779 (Jefferson Papers)
Jan. 1. Gave negroes on the road 4/. ✓ Pd. my sister Carr £27. 3. Pd. entertt. at Watson’s ordinary 24/. ✓ 4. Recd. of T. Garth £50–12. 5. Charge Neilson 1. galln. whiskey. ✓ 7. Recd. of T. Garth £271–10. ✓ 14. Pd. Anthony Giannini £4–10. 27.
I received your two letrs announcing your object route & wishes. I sent to you at Lewis-town two pilots—one of them Captain Johnston from whom you may know more than from any other, as he was particularly active. The enemy’s strength at the hook consists in two 64, the Europa & Russell—the Raisonable, Renown Roebuck & Romulus. Besides these they have a few frigates & some armed Schooners. They...
I just now received your Excellencys Letter of the 4th respecting the Pilots—For Vandril I have enquired for a week past; but by the best Intelligence I can obtain he is gone on a privateering Voyage. for the others mentioned by your Excellency, with the addition of ⟨Sheror⟩ and ⟨Iscloline⟩, I shall dispatch Expresses early in the Morning. With the same Messenger I received your Excellencys...
I have to Pray your excuse for Troubling You again respecting the office of Commissioner of Loans in Maryland, but I have been requested to forward the enclosed letter on the Subject, which I understand is on behalf of Mr Edward Hall The Gentleman who Sent it to me was probably not apprised of my having recommended Mr Brewer for the office, However, I See no impropriety in Complying with his...
I had from mr Bacon’s information (but by mistake as I now suppose) made a memm of the balance due you for corn to be payable July 16. or you should sooner have heard from me. the short sale of my flour & tob o had obliged me to place my neighborhood debts on a fund of about 1000. D. due to me from two hands only in the neighborhood. I find they cannot pay immediately, but from their...
I have received from my Counsel in Woolsey’s action, a special bail piece, which he says I with my bail must acknowledge before Judge Barber of Wallkill. I have proposed to go to-morrow and return by evening, if your Excellency has no commands to prevent it. I have been some time anxiously waiting for money from Philadelphia, to enable me to complete the payment of debts for which I am daily...
Inclosed I have the Honor to transmit you an Accot of Necessarys sent off in nine Waggons, for the Virginia Regiments in continental Service. The goods have been deliver’d Colo. Finnie the Quarter Master, & he has put them under the Escort of Leiutent Mennis & a party of Soldiers, who I trust will deliver them safely. It is my Wish that the Troops of Virginia shall have them. I also send a...
I have the honor to enclose the Proceedings of two General Courts Martial, in the case of Robert Brown a Matross in the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers, sentenced to die, for the situated crimes of Desertion Mutiny, and disobedience of orders, aggravated by a resistance of civil Authority; and of Serjeant Adam Steer of Captain McClary’s company, sentenced to be shot for desertion, together...
Not having an opportunity directly, I had the pleasure of addressing you, Mr. Jefferson, on the 7th Ult to care of Mr. Appleton, Consul of the U.S. at Leghorn—expressive of the high gratification I reced. from the certain information of your being prefered to the Presidency of the United States—refering you to my Letter dated Naples Sepr. 27th. 1800 —for my sentiments of the presumptive happy...
On my return last evening from New Haven, I was made happy in the receipt of yours of the 14th. If any thing could add to the good opinion I had imbibed of James Madison, it would be the delicate and gentlemanly manner in which I am candidly told of the situation I had sought, being beyond me, for the present at least. After my conversation with Mr. Lincoln, and a knowledge of the sphere in...