You
have
selected

  • Author

    • Brown, John

Recipient

Sort: Frequency / Alphabetical

Show: Top 6

Period

Dates From

Dates To

Search help
Documents filtered by: Author="Brown, John"
Results 1-30 of 44 sorted by date (ascending)
  • |<
  • <<
  • <
  • Page 1
  • >
  • >>
  • >|
I having a Vessel arrived at Norwich from Suranam which having brought a Small Quantity of Powder Viz. Forty four Cask Containing a Half hundred Each, I thought it proper to acquaint you thereof, but I am at a loss to determin which may be best for the General Cause for it to go to the Camp or to be Sold out here, so that People in General may be better quallified to Defend the Sea Coast, Our...
I wrote you of the 3rd Instant, to which have not been favord with an Answer, This is to Offer you One Ton of good Pistol Powder at Six shillings ⅌ pound here, to which Desire your Answer, as also respecting the Cannon, in which youl Oblige Sir Your most Obt humble Servt LS , DLC:GW . The letter that Stephen Moylan wrote to Brown on 8 Nov. apparently failed to arrive. See Brown to GW, 3–4 Nov....
Copy with DS by Nicholas Brown: John Carter Brown Library <[Before Jan. 20, 1776]: Agreed between John Brown on the one part and members of the committee on the other that a voyage or voyages will be undertaken to procure thirty-six tons of gunpowder (or, failing that, sufficient saltpetre and sulphur to make up the same amount), 1,000 stand of good arms, 1,000 gun locks, twenty tons of lead,...
The Committee of both Houses appointed to consider a Plan for fiting out one or more Armed Vessels for the defence of American Liberty, have attended that service, and Report in the following Resolves, vizt. Resolved that two Ships be built, as soon as may be, at the expence of this Colony; One Suitable to carry Thirty-Six Guns, vizt., Twenty Four Guns carrying twelve Pound Shot, and Sixteen...
Copy: John Carter Brown Library <Philadelphia, February 6, 1776: The Browns will procure in Europe 10,000 good blankets at approximately 4 s. 6 d. to 5 s. sterling apiece; 9,200 yards of blue and brown broadcloth for uniforms and 800 yards of different colors for facings, most of the cloth, being for privates, at about 4 s. sterling per yard and the rest, for officers, at 6 s. ; ten tons of...
I being a Small part Concern’d in a prize Ship Arived at the port of Boston with a Cargo of Maderia wine and haveing lately ben told that Good wine was not to be bot at or near Your Camp, have taken the Liberty to present You with a Butt Qt 157 Gs. which was picked out by Collo. More, as the Best in the whole Cargo which Consisted of about 29,000 Gallons the Same was well Cassed up and...
With due Submission to your Excellencys Superior Judgment, I now take the Liberty to Mention a Matter which appears to me to bid fair for great Advantages to the United States in General, tho it may be otherwise to this State in perticular, from the late Disaster of the Culloden one of the Enemys 74 Gun Ships and the Dismastment of One more of the Ships of the Line at Gardners Bay, the French...
Tho’ its a long time since I have had the pleasure of seeing or hearing from you, my continued esteem for your Person & Character prompts me to address you in favour of a Mr Joseph Jenckes a young Gentleman of about 22 years of age who went from this place to Alexandria in September last with Intention to set down in Business there in the mercantile Line under the Firm of Jenckes Winsor & Co....
I herewith inclose you two Letters which were this Morning brought for you to our Lodgings—also the News Papers of this day which contain all intelligence in circulation here worthy your Notice. The French Packett arrived a day or two ago (being the first since you left us). I hear it has brought some public Dispatches but am not yet inform’d of their Contents. Nine States have not appeard in...
I have had the honor to receive your favors of the 9th. & 21st. of April for which accept my thanks. My hopes respecting the Success of the new Constitution in Virginia are in some measure revived by the information you have given me upon that Subject but am still sorry to find that the number of friends & foes are so nearly divided as to render the Vote of Kentucky of critical importance for...
I was honord a few days ago by your favor of the 27th. May for which accept my thanks. It gives me no small concern to find that the People of Kentucky are not to expect your Assistance in the important Business of framing a Constitution which they have so shortly in View. At the time I took the liberty to trouble you with the request I was well aware of the multiplicity of your engagements,...
Your favor of the 28th May came to hand a few days ago for which accept my warmest Acknowledgements. I am well convinced of the Justness of your remarks respecting the importance of strengthening and maintaining the connection between the District of Kentucky and the Maritime States: During my residence in that Country it was my constant care to cultivate that Idea But I am sorry to inform you...
I arrived here last evening much fatigued with my Journey. The Roads were much worse than usual occasioned by excessive rains, the Stages rather indifferent & I was so unfortunate as to have to travel the whole distance without any company except my Servant. I have no prospect of a passage from hence down the River in any short time shall therefore set out by land immediately after Breakfast...
I was this day duely favord with yours of the 24th. of Septr. & the 12th. of October for which accept my thanks. The Convention elected pursuant to the recommendati[o]n of the late Convention met at this place the 1st. Instant & came to a determination that it was most advisable for this District to renew there application to the State of Virga. for an Independent Government—agreeable to the...
The Federalest of this State are Very much Alarmed that the tunnage Act Should be as is generly Supposed to be put in force Immediately on all Vessells of this State, tho the produce of the State May go Free of Impost, the Federalests are allso further Agreaved by a Law of this State Which Makes them First pay a Contenentell impost fee on in spetia, which will not Exempt them from the payment...
We Are Sorry to Inform You that the Members of the Convention of this State as Chose on Monday the 8th. Inst. to Consider and Determin on the New Constitution are by a Majority of About 8 or 10, AnteFedderal Viz about Thirty Deligates for the Adoption of the Constitution and about Forty Against it & for Continuing out of the Union and will we suppose Adjourn the Convention to some Futer Day...
After Congrattulateing You on the Happy Event of this State’s Adopting the New Constitution which had they have known their True Interest would have beene the First in the Union, Suffer us to Recommend to Your Favour and promotion to the Respective offices of Collecter, Navil Officer and Survayer of this District all of whome, being Gentlemen of Good Carrectors and in Every Respect proper...
An Express from Gen: Wilkinson has this moment reached this place informing of his success. He has destroyed a large Indian Town situated at the banks of the Wabash; also a Kichapoo town containing about 30 houses, & has killed & taken 42 of the enemy. His loss two men killed & one wounded. I have not as yet heard where the Express left him, but expect he has repassed the Ohio before this...
[ Providence, March 28, 1793. On April 5, 1793, Hamilton wrote to Brown : “Your letter of the 28th. of March came to hand yesterday.” Letter not found. ]
The first of this instant I met General Wilkeson at head Quarters. He ask’d me if I had receiv’d a letter from you I answered him in the negative he seemed Surprised & Says you certainly have. I assured him I had not he then called his Aid and ask’d him who he gave the letter to (mentioning the one directed to me). Mr. Wade told the Genl. he had given it to the Quarter Master Generals Boatmen...
As the office of attorney for the United States for this district is vacant by the decease of William Channing Esqr. permit us to recommend David Howell Esqr. L.L.D. professor of law in the college here, and one of the most approved practitioners at the bar in this State. This gentlemans literary & professional abilities are generally acknowledged, it also ought to be known that his conduct as...
I suppose the Voice of fame has apprized you of the attempts which are mediated by some of the Inhabitants of this Country against the Spanish Dominions in Louisiana. General Logan has, I am told, embarked in the enterprize as second in command, and will unless prevented by the Federal Arm, proceed down the River before the last of February, at the head of two thousand men. Clark it is said...
This being the appointed Day 25 Senators attended & the Budget was opened & read. No discussion has yet taken place, & it has been determined that untill otherwise ordered by the Senate no publication of its contents shall be made. This will account for my not giving you particulars. I will however barely hint to you, that Capt. Blaneys statement where inacurate, was in favor of the...
The Letter herewith inclosed was this day handed to me by Mr Baldwin to be forwarded to you. He recd. it from Mr Lee through a Chanel which forbids him to suspect that it has passed through the hands of the Inquisition . To avoid the probable effects of illiberal curiosity so prevalent at the present day, I shall put this packet under Cover addressed to our mutual friend Colo. Bell of...
Since my return to this State many opportunities of collecting the sense of the people have offered, & I can now with confidence assure you that they are almost unanimous in their opposition to a War with France, also in thier disapprobation of several Acts of the Genl Government as being unconstitutional. At almost every Court House crouded meetings have been held for the purpose of taking...
Philadelphia, February 28, 1800. “I have this Day Recd. a Letter from Mr. Bogert, Adviseing me that his Ill helth was Such that he Could Not go to Albaney and that he therefore committed the Buissiness of my Petition to Genl. Hamilton which would have beene perfectly Agreeable to me if you Could have Attended to the Same. He Informs me of your Return, and does not Advise weither you have...
I take the Libberty to Recommend Genl. Wm. Allin of Providence State of Rhode Island as a Suteable Gentlemon to Conduct the Stamp Office at the seat of Government, he is an Active Accurate Man and Attentive to his Undertakeings and his morrel Carecter Stands Unimpeached, You’l please to Obsearve what he ses, in his Inclosed Letter to me on the Subject together with Genl. Schuylers Letter to him...
In the expectation that you will think it expedient to appoint a Judge for the sixth Circuit from among the Citizens of Kentucky I take the liberty to recommend to your notice Buckner Thruston Esqr., long a resident of that State as a Gentleman who in my opinion is well qualified to fill that Office. Mr Thruston is now of middle age, has had the advantage of a good education, & possesses an...
I have the Pleasure to inform you that I have forwarded to Mr. Peale a Present to the Sosiety, of Curious Matter. It consists of Part of the skull Bone , the neck Joint on the head, the Pith of the left Horn now Twenty one Inches in Circumference, the end off & in a decay’d State. I suppose it to have been Part of the head of the Animal whose large Bones are found in so many Parts of America &...
John Rowan Daniel Weisger John Inston } of Frankfort James Morrison John A. Seitz John Bradford } of Lexington We think the above Gentn. will be proper persons to be appointed as Commrs of Bankruptcy in the State of Kentucky. May 3rd 1802. MS ( DNA : RG 59 , LAR ); in Breckinridge’s hand, signed by Breckinridge and Brown; endorsed by TJ as received 3 May and “Commrs. bkrptcy” and so recorded...