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I understand that you are one of this most active promoters of that valuable institution, expected ere long to be established in your neighborhood, the Virginia University. I have a son, who is now fifteen years of age, and is pretty well advanced in the Greek, Latin, and French languages; and is very ambitious of becoming a good scholar; in which I have resolved to gratify him as far as I can...
Richmond, March 20, 1787. Acknowledges receipt of a circular letter from Hamilton, James Duane, and William Duer concerning proposed alterations in the “Institution” of the Society of the Cincinnati and states that it will be reported to the next meeting of the state society. ALS , New-York Historical Society, New York City. Bland wrote in his capacity as vice president of the Virginia Society...
Letter not found: from Theodorick Bland, 9 Nov. 1786. On 18 Nov. GW wrote Bland of “the receipt of your obliging favors of the 4th & 9th inst.”
Letter not found: from Theodorick Bland, 4 Nov. 1786. On 18 Nov. GW wrote Bland of “the receipt of your obliging favors of the 4th & 9th inst.”
RC ( LC : Madison Papers). Undated and signature clipped. JM later wrote “Theodk. Bland.” at the close of the letter. The text is faded almost to the point of illegibility. Letter docketed by JM, “Bland Theodk. June 22. 1783.” Cover missing. In consequence of the determination of Congress on Saturday, I took the necessary measures, to put myself in a Situation, to fulfill their intentions as...
I have been honord with your Excellencys two favors of the 31st Ultimo and the 4th Inst—the latter accompanied with your full and explicit answer on the Subject on which I addressed your Excellency in my last at the request of the Committe—it has been according to your desire communicated to Col: Hamilton and the other Members who compose the Committe confidentially and is now under...
Many Events have lately occurrd which have occasioned me to trouble your Excelly with my Correspondence of Private nature—I now take the Liberty of Writing to you by desire of a Committe of which I have the Honor to be one, to whom your very Interesting dispatches to Congress of the 15th of this month were committed. You will without doubt have been informd Sr & have received with Pleasure the...
I have taken the liberty to enclose to your Excellency a letter addressd to Genl Carleton on acct of two Valuable Servts who iloped from me in the month of May 1781 who are both as I am informd in New York, and as I have been told in the Service of some officers of the British Army—shd Yr Excellency concieve the smallest impropriety in the application which I leave open for your perusal I...
That I have not availd myself of the liberty of writing to you, which your Excellency’s request when you left this place would have Authorized me to take, has been owing in a great measure to the State of things, which offer’d no subject sufficiently interesting to engage your attention; the Indulgence of Speculative opinions in Politics, concerning events that might take place, was in my view...
MS ( NA : PCC , No. 36, I, 347). Docketed, “Mr. Blands and Mr Scots Motion July 12. 1782.” In Bland’s hand, except for the passage written by JM and designated in n. 2, below. The background and outcome of Colonel John Laurens’ mission as a special minister of the United States to France have already been summarized ( Papers of Madison William T. Hutchinson, William M. E. Rachal, et al .,...