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Since the last Post, by Which I had the Honour of writing to you, I have seen a Gentleman well acquainted with Nova Scotia, and particularly with Halifax, whose account concerning them, I doubt not, may be depended on. It represents the State of things as they were in December last. Very fortunately I had Some business with him, which gave me a good opportunity of entering into Conversation...
Yesterday arrived the frigate Alliance in forty days from L’Orient. She has on board 2000 Stands of Arms, a number of Cannon And a Quantity of Powder for the United States. Your Excellency will give Such Orders concerning them as you think proper: but with respect to the Arms, if there be not an absolute necessity for all of them, the Council would be glad you would allow one thousand of them...
Boston, 2 February 1777 . “The Council being much crowded with public business could not write to you by this Opportunity but as I apprehended it proper your Excy should be made acquainted with the Contents of their Letter to Congress of the 30th Ulto I have enclosed it for your Perusal: After which You will please to forward it by the Express which brings it to you.” ADfS , M-Ar : Revolution...
The interesting intelligence of your Letter occasioned my sending it to Council as soon as I received it. In Consequence of it, and of other corroborating information, the General Court by a resolve of the 30th. Ultimo have ordered a draft to be made the 15th. Instant to complete the raising a number of able bodied men, equal to a seventh part of the male Inhabitants within the State from 16...
The enclosed Declaration is this Moment Sent to me by the Sheriff, which I thought necessary to be comunicated to your Excellency. The Ship Peggy mentioned in it was taken by two of the Continent Cruizers & sent into Marblehead. The Passengers on board, who fled from Boston last March, came to Town this Morning, And are now in Goal here: who I understand have been, or will be, examined by Genl...
By the Post I had the honour of your Letter of the 14th Instant, And am happy to find that the Plan &c. Accompanying my last was in any degree Satisfactory, and may be of use. I hope the measures for procuring further intelligence will be effectual. The loss of Charlestown is unfortunate, and the more so if owing, as is said to be the Case, to a want of provisions. I wish it may be repaired...
ALS : American Philosophical Society It gave me great pleasure to hear by the Marquis de la Fayette, who arrived here three days ago that you continued to enjoy a perfect State of health. The Snows of seventy winters seem to have had no other effect on your constitution than to whiten your locks. It is for the credit of philosophy, when its adepts can so well guard against the attendants of...
Your Letters dated August 27th and 28th Instt have been received, and considered by the Board. The Causes that alone have operated to lessen our Quota of Supplies of Provision, have been an extreme Drought and want of Cash, however no endeavours have been wanting steps then appeared necessary, fully to comply with the Requisition of the United States, on this. The most absolute demands on the...
Previous to the Receipt of the Letter from the Committee of Congress of the 19th inst. inclosing a Copy of Your Excellencys Letter of the same date, The President of Council had forwarded the Resolves of the General Assembly, fully expressive of the Measures taken by us, in Consequence of several Requisitions, made on this State with Respect to Men & Supplies; We can assure you, no Exertions...
Letter not found: from James Bowdoin, 11 May 1776. GW refers in his letter to Bowdoin of 10 June to “your Letter of the 11th Ulto.”
At the time your Excellency’s Letter was received, requesting the Aid of this Government in procuring a body of the Eastern Indians for the Service of the United States, it happened very fortunately, that a Number of them were here, as Delegates from the St John’s & Mickmac Tribes in Nova Scotia. They came on a visit to you, in consequence of yr Letter to them, which they produced: and soon...
We are favored with Your Excellency’s Letters of the 1st & 8th Currt. The State of the Treasury is such that it is impracticable to purchase the Powder as recommended by Your Letter of the 1st inst. & our own Stock on further Examination is so small, that it would be imprudent to lessen it at this time, as there is almost a certainty that you can be fully Supplied by Our Allies ’till the...