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Having had the honour of being admitted into your pressence, and informed you of matters that was my duty to do—As I am disappointed of getting to serve in the revenue department have applied to the Secretary at War to serve my Country once more, either by Sea or Land; but no encouragement, hope your Excellency will condecend to speak to the Secretary at War on the business and will do the...
As your judicious administration is generally approved of in this City; it then becomes every honest and faithful Citizen to the federal Government to support the same: In consequence thereof I thought it my duty to report to your Excellency from good Authority that the greater part of the millicia Officers in this City are avowed enemies to the federal Government: which report I make known as...
Finding that Government have partly determined to fit out Some Ships of War for the protection of our Trade against the Algerines, I beg leave to offer my self for the Comd of the Squadron conceiving my self competent thereto assuring your Excellency that should I be honored with your approbation, my utmost abilities and the most unremitting attention shall be exerted for the good of my...
I am informed it is in contemplation to have a few Ships of War built. Permit me Sir to give you my opinion what kind would be the most proper for this Country at present and for Years to come. I would have them almost in every respect like Frigates with this difference only that their should be a deck fore and aft insted of gang ways with wide gratings and the middle of a few of the Beams to...
Letter not found: from John Barry, 30 June 1789. On 6 July GW wrote Barry : “I have received a list of the Ships that were in Canton . . . which you were so good as to send me on the 30th of June.”
ALS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania; copy: Library of Congress Having nothing to Communicate to your Excellency of any consequence but my Arrival here, and that Mr. Barclay promised me he would anounce— I therefore thought it would be only Troubling your Excellency to write, as I was at that time in Expectation of being to Sea before an Answer Could Come from Paris— some Necessaries being...
I have the Pleasure to inform your Excellency that from the Account brought in here, the French Fleet from France is by this time arrived in Virginia, they having Sailed upwards of two Months & was Seen six Days ago off New York standing to the S.W. the Wind at N.E.—the above Acct we have by some Men landed on Block Island from on Board an English Frigate that was Chac’d by them & escap’d...
ALS : American Philosophical Society; copy: New-York Historical Society I had the honor of receiving your Excellencys Dispatches Containing two packages directed to the Honle. Robt. Morris Esqr Superintendant of the Finances of the United States of America at Philadelphia, and two Directed to the Honle Robt. B Livingston Esqr. Secretary for Foreign affairs at Philadelphia and shall sail in a...
ALS : American Philosophical Society; copy: New-York Historical Society The inclosed was this moment handed me, and as an Officer in the Service of the United States, I can not suffer the Subjects of America to be treated in the manner they are, without laying the Subject before your Excellency. The Author is the Son of Mr. Jacob Bright, who I am sure you must have known, as he was a Man of...
ALS : American Philosophical Society; copy: New-York Historical Society An oversight in my last gives me an Opportunity to write your Excellency, a few lines before I sail— Not inclosing the Account I mentioned, and further wish to acquaint you that the Alliance is by no means fit to take Dry Goods on board, it being impossible in a gale of Wind to keep them from Damaging, ev’ry place in the...