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new Connexions which I have formed with america make me take the liberty of writing to your excellency. twenty three persons and myself we have acquired some lands on the ohio and we propose to make a setlement there. for that purpose we agreed to Carry or send over a certain number of Cultivators. this is a kind of experiment, which if successful, will be followed by a much greater one, so...
I thank you for the kind letter you have honored me with by Count de laval —I wish I Could Carry you the answer my self and accompany the marquis, but I am detained here—however I do not renounce to the pleasure of seeing your Exellency again and my american friends, even if we are not happy enough to receive you here—in two or three years I intend to pay a visit to america. I am Really sorry...
I Cannot let so fine opportunity as major l’enfants going escape without Recalling me to your excellency’s memory—probably this letter will find you on the bancs of potoomak; after having ascertained the liberty of your Country, and the fame of your name, you enjoy the Tranquill pleasures of the Rural Life like the patron of our society which you Represent more than any defensor of the...
I arrived here ten days ago from london—I landed at plimouth traveled through england about three hundred miles—and stayd at london five days & i intended to stay some time longer but was prevented by different news I heard from here—your Excellency will not be surprised of that tour of mine—after the americain war it was Certainly Curious to see england & to observe the effect of their...
I hope your excellency will not be displeased with the liberty I take of sending to you the inclosed letter to Congress for Capt. Castaing and of requesting you would be so good as to forward it in a proper time, if you do not think it improper. I did not propose at first to trouble you about this affair; but while I was preparing my application, I heard of the sudden and unexpected...
gnl laumoy & Colonel gouvion have informed me of the Regret your Excellency has been pleased to express for our leaving this Country. I am exceedingly flattered with it and beg you to Receive my sincere thanks—I will ask only the permission of telling a word in defense of my last measure—you know, dear general, that there are in this Country great many men even among those who are at the head...
i beg that your Excellency be pleased to peruse the inclosed letter for Congress—it Contains the general Reasons i have for that new measure . if your Excellency does not disapprove of it i shall be much obliged to you to order it sealed up and sent to his address. i have the honour to be with the greatest Respect and attachment your Excellency’s the most obedient humble servant DLC : Papers...
according to the demand of the Committee I have the honour to send to your excellency my ideas about the establishment of my department. I wish I may be so happy as to meet with your own—I had a peculiar attention not to say any thing more than what is necessary—to take a determination upon the matter without defending to particulars which should have fuelled the memorial without any advantage...
The officers of my department and myself have waited patienly till now with the army that Congress be pleased to take a Resolution Concerning them and we would wait still longer if we were not in a particular situation—when the army or part of it shall be dismissed the american officers may go home when they please—but it is not so with us—your Excellency knows that we are almost all...
i take the opportunity of major l’enfant going to Camp to present my Respects to your Excellency. that officer informed me in the Conversation of the journey which he is to undertake with baron de Stuben. i don’t presume Certainly to penetrate into the wiews of your excellency or to direct your Confidence, but i beg leave to observe to you that i have not received yet any orders from france,...