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Although I have not the honor of a personal acquaintance with you, duty and affection prompt me to address you, in sincere Congratulation, on the triumph of principal, in the recent Election of President, and Vice President, of the United States. Having been Contemporary, with Hancock, the Adams’s, Warrens and others, in the Councils of this now State, in those “times which tried mens souls,”...
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your highly esteemed favor of the 14th. current, and to ask your pardon for not doing it sooner, which has been prevented by particular engagements, In my attempts to arouse the military genius of my fellow Countrymen, your declarations of approbation and coincidence of sentiment, are no Small encouragment and Support. I do not recollect, to have seen the...
I have to acknowledge the receipt of Your highly esteemed letter, which you did me the honour to write me, under the date of the 11th. of May current. Having written many speculations (between the begining of the year 1770, and the present time,) under the signature of a military Countryman, I was fully aware, that my stile, Signature, and motto, would discover the writer, but it is from your...
The Hon Mr. Seaver, representative to Congress from this district, setting out for the seat of Government tomorrow morning, I cannot omit so favorable an opportunity to do myself the honor of addressing a few lines to you, dictated by the purest friendship, and profound respect,—hoping that you continue to enjoy confirmed health of body, for a sound mind; in a sound body, are fortunate indeed,...
Deeply impressed with a sense of the invalueable rights of equal liberty, as the unalienable gift of Heaven to man,—I early enrolled myself their votary, and as far as was in my power commenced their defender,—When the invaded rights of the American colonists beat loud to arms, I was among the first to obey the call, and sacrificed nearly eight years of the prime of my life in the field, and...
While I have been enjoying, with grateful satisfaction, your Judicious administration of the Government of the United States.—and its daily increasing estimation with the real friends of our Country in this quarter,—I have carefully avoided giving you interruption in your important duties by any epistles or applications of mine, and I pray you to excuse my doing of it at this time,—Colonel Lee...
Although I have not the honour of an intimate acquaintance with you,—I am too well acquainted with your true character, and ardent love for the best interests of our Common Country, and of mankind, not to felicitate my fellow Citizens on your elevation, or refrain from expressing to you, those feelings of satisfaction, and that confidence which is inspired in my breast on the present occasion,...
In the letter which you did me the honor to write me, some time since, you expressed a wish to be a reader of my memoirs of the American revolutionary war, if they were published, The work being now out of press, I take the liberty to forward a Copy, and pray you to do me the honor of accepting it. When you think proper to give the memoirs a perusal, I intreat you to exercise much candour, and...
When you first ascended the highest seat in the Government of the United States, I could not but address you on an event so auspicious to our Country—Perhaps you might then think that I was pressing myself into notice or seeking for a place—But be assured my honorable Friend, that my heart is now as much attached to you on your retreat from Public Life, as when you Commenced a Career, which...
After public Bodies and more elivated Citizens be pleased to accept the Congratulations of an old Republican on your advancement to the Presidental chair of the United States of America. In a Letter which you did me the honor to write me, Dated at Philadelphia April 15th 1776.—You were pleased to observe, “Altho I never had the pleasure and the honour of so intimate an Acquaintance with you as...