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I had the Honor of receiving your Letter of the 29th of March directed to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and myself, which will be laid before the General Assembly at the next Meeting. In the meantime, give me Leave as an Individual to express to your Excellency the most lively feelings of Joy on so happy a Settlement of Peace—your Country will not fail to do Justice to your...
I have the Honor to transmit to your Excellency the inclosd Address of the General Assembly of this Commonwealth and to assure your Excellency that with the most grateful remembrance of your generous and successful Exertions in securing and Establishing the Liberty & Independence of our Country. I am with sincere Esteem & affection Your Excellencys most Obedient & very humble Servt DLC :...
I have not a written a single line to any friend in, or out of Congress during the late session, having been prevented by my old nervous disorder, and am now dictating this to a confidential friend, whom you well know— Capn. Nathaniel Byfeild Lyde who commanded the Ship in which your Lady sailed to England has informed me that a number of Vessells are to be built, and employed to guard the...
With pleasure I received your Letter of Septr. 12th. and as our good friend, to whom I dictated my last is yet in Town, I have requested of him a second favour— You ask what the World is about to become? and, Is the Millenium commencing? I have not studied the Prophesies, and cannot even conjecture. The Golden Age so finely pictured by Poets, I believe has never yet existed but in their own...
I lately received your Letter of the 18th: of October.—The Sentiment, and observations contained in it demand my attention. A Republic, you tell me, is a Government in which “the People have an essential share in the Sovereignty;” Is not the whole sovereignty, my friend, essentially in the People? Is not Government designed for the Welfare, and happiness of all the People? and is it not the...
The Lieut. Governour presents his respects to the Vice President of the United States, and requests his attendance at the funeral of the late Governour Hancock, which will proceed from his Mansion House on Monday next at 2 oClock P.M.— MHi : Adams Papers.
I am loth to trespass one moment upon your time, which at present must be very precious.—But I am induced even to offer Mr: Wyllys this recommendatory Letter to you. He is a native of our Commonwealth, and lately a traveller in Europe. Thô his travels have been merely on Mercantile Business, he appears to be very intelligent, observing, and impartial. He has seen Italy; and conversed among...