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I gave you information in my last letter that Genl Greene had cross’d the Dan, at Boid’s ferry, and that Ld Cornwallis had arrived at the opposite shore. large reinforcements of militia having embodied both in the front & the rear of the enemy, he is retreating with as much rapidity as he advanced. his route is towards Hilsborough. Genl Greene cross’d the Dan the 21st in pursuit of him. I have...
You know that the legislature has permitted us to borrow another 60,000.D. from the literary fund. to accept this in form would require an immediate meeting of the board that we may engage our workmen before they are taken off by other engagements for the season. but the weather, the season, the roads & the convenience of our brethren rendering a meeting precarious if not desperate mr Cabell &...
I received the day before yesterday your’s of the 9th. From an expression in that, as well as the preceding one, I fear you may not have received my letters which have been regular and constant once a week, except once when the post day was perceived to be changed. I then accomodated the day of my writing to the day of the departure of the Western post from Richmond.—I have received...
I have duly received your favor of the 14th. and communicated it to Mr. Paradise, who desires me to observe that, after retaining a very moderate subsistence for himself and Mrs. Paradise (as that of £200 a year apeice which has been proposed) his first and ruling object is to pay his debts: that therefore instead of desiring a full third of all remittances from Virginia, including debts, he...
I am sorry it is not in my power to send you the Law you desire, having only one Copy of it myself and that bound up with the laws of the session of October 1776 at which it was passed. The description of the offence which is the subject of the Act, is in these words: ‘if a man do levy war against this Commonwealth within the Same, or be adherent to the enemies of the Commonwealth within the...
Every thing on this side the water seems to indicate a certainty of war. the Emperor seems decided in not receding from the right to navigate the Scheld; & the Dutch as determined not to yeild it. I suppose that this court & that of Berlin will take part with the Dutch, the Turks of course become parties in a war against the Emperor: & it seems as probable that the Empress of Russia will join...
Your favors of Feb. 15. 18. and 24. have all been recieved, and you could not even at the date of the last have recieved mine of Feb. 21. on the subject of your improvement in wheel carriages. I have now to thank you for the certificate of a right to use employ it in a carriage. it will be some time before I can make use avail myself of it. in travelling myself I have been obliged latterly to...
in pursuance of the act of Congress providing that in case of vacancy in the office of Secretary of state the President of the US. may authorize a person to perform the duties of the same, I am to ask the favor of you & hereby authorize you to perform the duties of the Secretary of state until a successor to the office shall be appointed. I have the honor to be Sir your most obedt. servt PrC (...
N’ayant point de nouvelles des livres que vous avez eu la bonté de vous charger de m’expedier le 18me. du mois passé, et craignant qu’ils peuvent etre ecartés quelque part, je prends la liberté de vous demander un mot d’information s’ils sont deja expediés ou quand ils seront expediés de Strasbourg. J’ai l’honneur d’etre Monsieur votre tres humble et tres obeissant serviteur, PrC ( DLC ); at...
Your favor of Dec. 3. is just now recieved, in which you ask my recommendation of a French grammar, dictionary and books for learning the language, which you express a desire to attain. you will find this language a great acquisition, as all science is couched in it. while the other nations appear stationary, the literati of France are advancing in science to a wonderful extent. it is chiefly...