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ALS : American Philosophical Society That your Petitioner served His Brittannick Majesty Eighteen Years with Honor and Reputation as will be seen by the Annexed Testimonials of His Conduct and Character. That in the year 1773, your Petitioner being then quartered in the City of Philadelphia, when it was no longer doubtfull that the British Legislature had formed a Plan to entail Slavery on the...
I was Honored with your Excellencys Letter of the 5th of May, and shall agreeable thereto specify my Charges against Mr David Duncan, the Assistant to the Deputy Quarter Master General, as soon as the Necessary Accounts and Vouchers are returned from Philadelphia, for which I have Wrote to the Quarter Master General as well as the Board of Treasury. I wish may it please your Excellency to...
As Secretary for Foreign affairs I have been advised to address you. Towards the conclusion of the War I formed a Commercial connection in this Country with a view at that period of extending our Trade to the Southward by way of the Mississippi, the only communication we have from this quarter of the Continent with the Ocean. A young Man whom I entrusted with about ₤1000 in Goods proceeded...
After some trouble I apprehend I have collected such evidence as will sufficiently obviate the objections made by the Committee of Claims last Session. They observe—“That it is not in proof before the Committee that any timely exertions have been made by the Petitioner to obtain Lands, or that he has not obtained Lands upon them , unless the appearance of the warrants, and Brackenridges...
Believing, as I do, that you know my conduct and exertions in the cause of truth and liberty , to have been pure, uniform, disinterested and decissive, on all occassions, and in all situations, I take the liberty to sollicit your countenance, and protection, should an opportunity intervene, whereby you could introduce my name to Mr. Jefferson. On my arrival from Europe in 1778, I had the...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter of the 19th. of April, for which I thank you, and I am obliged to you for the good opinion you entertain of my integrity and Independence. Electioneering Squabbles constantly creates not only animosities but misrepresentations, and it gives me pain, to find that our animosities here should have caused my name to be brought before our...
I am sorry that Electioneering tactics should have been the means of bringing my name and Character before your Excellency in so deformed a point of veiw; for I find I have not only been represented to the President of the United States, as having relinquished my political principles, but of having become a debaucher and a sot .—I feel for the wretched depravity of such men, and lament the...