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Being but just now informed that a Vessell is to Sail in a very few days from Bristol for Baltimore Town, I have only time to say, that I have received your favor dated the 30th of June last, and that I immediately applyed to Mr Rack, the Secretary to the Bath Agriculture Society (who corresponds with most of the Societys in this Kingdom) for his friendly assistance in makeing the enquiry for...
Your favors of the 2d of Decr 6th of March 3d of Apl 27th of July and first of Augt came very safe to hand. In that of July I am sorry to find that you were in such a bad state of health, and that neither Mr Greens nor Hamiltons prescriptions had then the desired effect. The latters it seems you had but just begun and consequently could not expect an immediate cure, but I hope long before this...
By Genl Burgoynes great Politeness & kindness, I am not only made happy, by the fullest, and most Satisfactory Account I have had in three Years, of the Health and Situation of my Friends in Virginia, but also am enabled to make my acknowledgements for your kind Attention, under the apparent neglect of four years silence on my part. I recived your Letter informing me of your appointment, and...
This will I hope be presented to you by John Anstey Esqr. in his Tour through America. He goes upon particular business with the approbation of our Ambassador Mr Adams from whom he has Letters to Congress, Doctor Franklin &c. Mr Ansteys Father is a very worthy Gentleman of Fortune in this City, no Person more respected, and what must be allowed to be a recommendation to Us, he always Execrated...
Letter not found: from George William Fairfax, 19 Jan. 1773. Listed in Thomas Birch’s Sons catalog no. 663, item 61, 21–23 April 1891.
On the other side is a Copy of a Letter, that Genl Burgoyne was so obliging, as to undertake should be forwarded to you, Since which many things have happened, except that of another favourable opportunity of Addressing you untill now. My Nephew Billy Lee having quited all his Schools a year and a half ago, and being so nearly of Age, I really think it necessary for him to Fix to something,...
I cannot express the Joy with which I take up my Pen to congratulate your Excellency, upon the happy conclusion of the late diabolical War. my gratitude to Heaven exceeds all discription and I pray God incessantly that you (who have been so principal an instrument in the hand of Providence) may long continue to Enjoy the blessings of Peace and Independence, and that those may be sweetend to...
Your very obliging favor of the 15th of November last, I received only the 23d Ulto. Immediately upon which, I wrote to London to know whether any Ships would be now sent to America, and have for answer, that one would Sail about the 8th instant. Therefore I sett down to acquaint you that I had, so far engaged a Horse for you, as only to wait this month for your directions, and its luckey...
Tho I had resolved to avoid being further troublesome to you an occasion has occur’d which obliges me to request that you’l be so good to look into my Deeds and over all my Papers (if they remain in your hands) for the Lord Proprietors discharge, for all arrears of Quitrents which He gave me the last time he was at Belvoir, just before I left Virginia. The importance of this small Scrip of...
As soon as I despatched the People upon business, I thought it best to come over here to see whether anything was necessary to have your further advice upon, for indeed the Oftener I come over the more I think it really necessary. For with regard to the Garrett Stairs I am at a loss unless I know whether you intend that for Lodging Appartments for Servts. If not the Stairs may be carried from...