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Having laid your Letter of the 24th. of August last before the Legislature of this Commonwealth; an order passed that assembly appointing a Committee to meet as soon as may be, and consult, and determine the proper means of obtaining full, and authentic information respecting the Whale, and Cod fisherys as heretofore, and now carried on in this Commonwealth and to lay the same before the...
Being confined with the gout I am oblig’d to employ a Second hand to communicate my wishes— Learning that it is Your intention to be at Boston with your Lady, M rs Hancock and myself present our best respects, and beg the favour of Yourself and Lady to take up your residence at my house during your tarry in town I am with Sentiments of Esteem Dear Sir Your most Obed t & hum b1 Sv t ALS , NNC (...
At the request of the Senate and House of Representatives of this Commonwealth, I have the honor to enclose you some papers evidential of the encroachments made by the Subjects of the King of England upon the Eastern Frontier of this Commonwealth. If the papers transmitted do not give satisfactory proof upon this point, I wish that Congress would direct a mode in which a proper and speedy...
The Governours Best respects to The President, if at home & at leisure, the Governour will do himself the honour to pay his respects, in half an hour —This would have been done much sooner, had his health in any degree permitted, He now hazards every thing as it respects his health, for the desirable purpose. L , DLC:GW This letter was docketed 26 Oct. though it was sent on 25 October.. For...
Your Letter by the return Express I had the honour to receive at three OClock this morning: it would have given me pleasure had a residence at my house met with your approbation. I observe you had proposed taking an early dinner at Watertown, and proceed to Cambridge, and from thence to Boston on Saturday afternoon; I beg leave, if it should not interfere with your determination, or prove...
Having received information that you intended to Honor this State with a visit, and wishing personally to shew you every mark of attention which the most sincere friendship can induce. I beg the favor of your making my house the place of your residence while you shall remain in Boston. I could wish that the accommodations were better suited to a Gentleman of your respectability but you may be...
I have had the honor of receiving your Letter of the 4 th . instant. The territory referred to has been quit-claimed to the Honorble M r . Gorham and others by the Legislature of this Commonwealth for a valuable consideration so that we having no interest therein, it is judged unnecessary that the Commonwealth should attend by their Agent at the running of the Line— M r . Gorham and others who...
Having had the honour of writing to your Excellency by Mr Allen, of expressing the pleasure I have recieved in common with my fellow citizens in general of your deserved elevation to the first place in the Fœderal Government of the American Country; this consideration would have precluded you the trouble of the present communication were it not for the paper accompanying, which I flatter...
I am in hopes before this you are arrived at New York in perfect health—our mutual friend Mr Jeremiah Allen tells me he paid his respects yesterday to Mrs Adams, and she was very well—if during your absence I can be of any service to Mrs Adams or you, it would give me great pleasure—permit me to mention Mr Thomas Melville the present Naval Officer for this port, if you can be of any service to...
I lodge this Letter with the Pilot at the Light House to deliver you, which will inform you that I have given him the directions to hoist a Signal which will be known at the Castle, from whence I am to Receive notice of your Arrival, & where I have lodged Lodged orders to pay you every mark of distinction in my power when you pass the fort—My Coach shall be at the end of the Long Wharff for...