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ALS : American Philosophical Society Having been informed of your Intentions, to appoint a Consul for the United States of America to reside in France. My own observation from the various difficulties that have frequently happen’d since my stay here, between the Masters & Marriners in the American Trade, and other matters, make it highly Necessary in my opinion, such appointment should take...
I inclose you an English paper of May 15th whereby you will see the Temper of the English Councils & the Failure of the prince Nassau’s Expedition to Jersey & Guernsey. however, as the Troops that were designed for America, under Convoy of Admiral Arbuthnot (being 4000) went to Guernsey, it is probable they will be detained some time & possibly it will prevent their going out at all, as it is...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I hope it will not be thought impertinent, that I should inform your Excellency, there is now at this Place a Small Vessell & a Prime Sailor, fitted out for Philadelphia; she has all her Cargo on board & waits for nothing but her Dispatches & papers from the Minister of the Marine department. This Circumstance I judged might not possibly have come within...
ALS : American Philosophical Society It is some time since, I requested the favour of Mr. Jona Williams to write you for an Order, Pass, or some kind of paper in my favour, to enable me to obtain a passage to America on board the Frigatte Alliance; which Mr Williams judged with me was a Necessary & regular application, but he has received no Answer. There are other Vessells going to America,...
Mr. Adams’s Compliments to Mr. Gridley, and desires to know whether there is in Print, either in English or French, any particular description of the islands of St. John—the two Misere’s, the Isles Percée Bonaventure and Magdalen, Miqulen and St. Peters, in short of all the Islands in and about he Gulph of St. Laurence? If there is what is the Title of the Book? What is the best Map extant of...
There is a very compleat Survey of the Gulph of the River Saint Lawrence, done by Capt. Holland, it takes in, the whole of the Shore from Gaspee, down to Cape North, Westerly, likewise the North and Easterly Shore down to the Labradore, including all the Islands in the Gulph, excepting part of Newfoundland, which indeed is not compleat, but is Nevertheless Mark’d out. You will be able to find...