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[ 25 Dec. 1786. Recorded in SJL as received 3 May 1787. Not found.]
Your two favors the one advising me of the Beautrice and the other Covering letters from my Children in Europe I have had the pleasure to receive. Mrs. Schuyler has been much indisposed since my last. We began to be very apprehensive of her situation but our fears are vanished with the untoward Symptoms which occasioned them. She is now so well as to go abroad and we have well grounded hopes...
I beg leave to acquaint your Excellency, that the want of Subsistence obliged several Officers in my Department long since to leave the service, the duty and expences of those who remain, increasing with a rapid progress, they notified me in September last they could not continue in service any longer, as no adequate provision was made for their subsistanc⟨e,⟩ But having received information...
You will proceed with the letter herewith delivered you to Windsor in the State of Vermont where you will deliver it yourself to Lt Leonard and put yourself under his command till his arrival with his detachment in this City. It is an instruction to him previous to his march from Windsor to muster his men with your aid, the Muster Roll to be certified by you jointly. With consideration I am...
In your last Letter you requested copies of my Letters to Dr. Price. They are inclosed— These letters and many others, and other writings and conversations to the same affect destroyed my popularity with mankind.—The Turgotests, the Condorcetians, the Rochefaucaultians the Brissotians the Jacobins and the Sans Cullotts—France took offence and pronounced me an aristocrat Rochefoucauldians; and...
The Memorial of the Officers of Artillery now in Service at the Park of Artillery Humbly Sheweth—That it is with pain we address your Excellency upon the disagreeable Subject before us; Your Excellency’s Ears have been so often wounded of late With Complaints that we wou’d rather sooth & Suppress our present Uneasiness than to trouble you with them at this time: But to remain silent We...
After suffering the privations of three campaigns two hard winters on the frozen lines of Canada and cripled by wounds at taking York I am left out of the peace arraignment to make way for Frenchmen Irishmen & Englishmen who have done no fighting nor suffered either by wounds or privation of a camp men retained and offices given them for Support. These are facts for I know the three men...
We have received a letter you did us the honor of addressing us of the 10th. April & take note of your instructions in the event of our receiving from our Government the money payable here for American Claimants, not to pay without a special authority from you any claim that may be made upon us by any person for the whole or part of the Sum of £3043..13..10 receivable in the case of the...
I lately receiv’d the inclosed, from a gentleman residing in Bladensburg, who applies, for the professorship, held by Mr Long, in case he should accept that, wh. it is reported, has been offered to him, in the University of London. I have inform’d him, in reply to his letter, that I did not know, that the offer had been made to Mr Long, or if made, that he would accept it, but that I should...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Je prie votre Excellence d’agreer mon compliment de felicitation sur les grands avantages qu’ont eus recemment les Etats unis: cette maniere de vaincre est d’autant plus glorieuse qu’elle est peu destructive, sans etre moins desastreuse pour l’ennemi. De retour a Paris depuis deux jours apres trois mois d’absence, j’espere que votre Excellence me permettra...
My last was to Maria of the 12th. of Feb. I have been discouraged from writing under the apprehension that my letters did not get to you. I therefore inclosed that to mr Jefferson. since this I have recieved yours of Feb. 7. 10. 16. & 20. by which I have had acknolege ments of the receipt of all mine except of Dec. 21. & my last of Feb. 12. this I shall hear of in due time. the former was sent...
After a delay rendered unavoidable by the pressure of other business, I now acknowledge the receipt of the letter of the 31st December which by order of His Excely the Bey of Tunis, you addressed to the President of the United States, on the topics which have been brought into discussion. The determination of the Bey to observe a strict impartiality during the late war between the UStates and...
To the Quarter Master General, or Deputy Qr Mr with the Army. In all cases on the present march, where the Draught Horses or Cattle of the Army shall fail, or where an addi ti onal number shall be absolutely necessary, & cannot be procured by hire, or in any other way except by Military Force; you are hereby authorised & directed to impress such numbers of Horses or Oxen as shall be required...
It is Colonel Washington’s orders, that you Deliver to Captain Woodward Clothes, for the Detachment of men under his command; taking his Receipt for the number he receives. LB , DLC:GW .
The idea suggested by you last evening, that you may possibly think it expedient to appoint a Secretary of Legation to the embassy to Paris, induces me to say that if upon reflection such a measure should finally be adopted, and no person occurs to you as likely to accept the appointment whose experience and qualifications should not give him superior pretensions; I should be glad of it, if it...
The inclosed paper came to my hand for communication to the Philosophical society as you will percieve by it’s contents. this I beg leave to do thro’ you, and to avail myself of this as of every occasion of assuring you of my friendship & respect. RC ( PPAmP : Thomas Jefferson Papers); addressed: “Doct r Robert Patterson Philadelphia”; franked; postmarked Milton , 30 June. PoC ( MHi ); with...
17 April 1801, Paris. Has received from Cathalan copy of enclosed circular letter brought by ship Anna Maria , which left Tunis on 24 Mar. Cathalan has forwarded by Bordeaux two large packets for State Department, one from Tripoli and the other from Tunis. Mountflorence is transmitting copies of the circular to North Sea ports and Great Britain. RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Paris, vol....
On examining the assesment books of the district of Columbia, I find that Lot No. 8 in square 253 was assesed John Templeman, and as it does not appear by the transcript of sales that any property assesed to him has been sold for the direct tax, it may fairly be presumed that the tax on that lot has been paid. The name of Voss does not appear on the Tax list of that district. I have the honor...
I had the honour of receiving at Aix your letter of Feb. 9. and immediately wrote to the Count de Montmorin, explaining the delay of the answer of Congress to the king’s letter, and desired Mr. Short to deliver that answer with my letter to Monsieur de Montmorin , which he accordingly informs me he has done. My absence prevented my noting to you in the first moment the revolution which has...
I have received your several Letters of the 9th 10th & 11th Instant. It will be proper upon the general principle & practice, to Order an enquiry to be made into the conduct of the Commanding Officer of the Guard, which escorted the Prisoners to Easton. The discriptive Lists of the Recruits may be lodged with the Commanding Officers of Brigades, or the Dep. Adjt Genl as you shall think best....
Being quite unwell when your obliging letter of the 23d Ultimo & its enclosures reached me, I embrace the first moment of convalescence to thank you for them. Your letters to me while in france, with one exception, intercepted by means as I have reason to believe, as unjustifiable as dishonourable, would have afforded me much satisfaction, had I have duly recd. them; but left as I was without...
Your favor of the 18 th finds me at an occasional but very distant residence from Monticello. I had on the 9 th recieved from mr Dodge a letter of May 26. confirming the gazette accounts of the death of mr Cathalan, and covering documents of satisfactory explanation of the causes and circumstances of his failure. I lost no time in transmitting these documents to the President with my thanks...
Your Letter of the 19th which came to hand by the last Post gives a melancholy acct of your prospects for a Crop—& a still more melancholy one of the decay of public spirit, & virtue—The first I submit to with the most perfect resignation and chearfulness—I look upon every dispensation of Providence as designed to answer some valuable purpose, and hope I shall always possess a sufficient...
I take the liberty to forward to you, six copies of Novanglus, &c. as a small token of the respect which I entertain for your exalted character, and of the gratitude, which I feel for your condescension, in furnishing such invaluable materials for this publication. That you may continue many years, in health and prosperity, to behold the rising glory, and receive the grateful approbation of...
Mr Du Coudray has lain before me a plan of the river, by which it appears, that, for a considerable space between the two sand banks on the East side of Fort-Island, there is from four to four and a half fathom’s depth of water. According to this representation, there would be room for three frigates to lie between those banks, in such a position, as to enfilade the works at Fort-Island, and...
13766[Diary entry: 25 February 1799] (Washington Papers)
25th. Clear & very cold in the Morning, and through the day. Mer. at 12 in the Morning and 22 at Night. Wind at No. Wt. River nearly closed with Ice. Mr. L: Lee, Mrs. Lee & Miss French—Mr. Herbert, Mr. Jno. Herbert & Miss Herbert—Doctr. Craik & Mr. G. W. Craik—Miss Fitzhugh Miss Moly Fitzhugh & Miss Chew & Colo. Fitzgerald dined here & returned. Mrs. Lee was Ludwell Lee’s second wife,...
D. Parker has the honor to enclose to the President of the U.States several letters relative to the hostile Indians & to inform that the Secretary of State has received a full explanation of all material circumstances connected with the southern expedition against the Indians. RC ( DNA : RG 59, ML ). Parker probably enclosed Georgia governor David B. Mitchell’s letter to John Armstrong of 9...
I am favored with yours of May 29. Some time in the course of the last year I was informed by Mr. Meade that he held a draught of Mr. Ceracchi’s on me for 1000 D. and desired to know if it was good. I explained to him, too much at length to be here repeated, how unfounded the draught was, and that I should not accept it. Nothing further therefore is now necessary than to repeat to you that I...
I have had an inflamation for several days past in my Eyes, which has prevented either my reading or writing, and must plead my excuse with you, for not sooner thanking you for the pleasure afforded me by your excellent Letter, and of communicating to you mrs Smiths request in her last Letter, of being particularly remembered to you, and of saying to you that she hoped e’er long to become...
1377022d. (Adams Papers)
Mr. Read sent for me this morning, informed me, that the Exhibition was to come on next Tuesday; and offered to excuse me, from the recitations till then, in Case, I was not prepared, as the Time, that had been given for getting ready was so short. But as it happened I was not in want of more Time. I made tea for our Club.