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I am informed that the Virginia Line are ordered from the Main Army to reinforce the one here. Unless they have more than a common stock of shoes and socks, they will soon be barefooted, which will at this inclement season, prevent their continuing the march. I have, therefore, to request that these articles may be provided for the troops and supplied them, if necessary, on the march. And as...
By a vessel decoyed in here yesterday bound from New York to Savannah we learn that she sailed from the Hook the latter end of December in company with a fleet of about 90 sail, bound to Georgia, with Troops on board, the number uncertain or who commands, of which 6 were line of Battle ships besides one 54 one 40 and one frigate, and that she parted with them off Cape Hatteras in a storm. It...
Since I did myself the honor to address your Excellency on the 24th. our frigates have returned from a short cruize. By what they discovered, and the information of the Prisoners taken on board two sloops, part of the fleet with about 45 Dragoons on board, (their horses were shipped in the same Vessels, but were all lost on the passage but two) which were brought in by them, the enemy are now...
Boston, 14 Aug. 1788. His “amiable young friend Mr. Hays leaves this town in a few days for France where he means to compleat his knowledge in the french language and acquaint himself with the mode of doing business in that nation.” He will pay his respects, and TJ’s “countenance will essentially serve a youth of real merit.” RC ( MHi ); endorsed. Recorded in SJL as delivered “(by Mr. Hays)”...
I just now received your letter of the 19h instant the articles mentioned have been received are now in the public store and will be held there untill an opportunity shall offer of sending them to Washington or Alexandria I have the honour of being with very great consederatn your most Obedient & most humble servant. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ...
Yesterday your ten packages were Shipped on Board the Schooner Alert Azariah Smith Master enclosed you will find his receipt I hope they will arrive safely I am sir with the highest consideration your most Obedient servant RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received 25 Sep. and so recorded in SJL . Enclosure not found. For the ten...
It is with pleasure that I announce to you the safe arrival of Nine Packages for the President of the United States Shipped by Stephen Cathalan Jun—Comercial Agent of said States at Marseilles in the Brig Albion John Dagget Master to my care and a request that I would forward them to you by the very first opportunity prompted by duty and inclination every attention will be paid to the business...
Bing this morning honoured by your kind & friendly reply to my expressed desire of resignation as Collector I should be untrue both to my former professenal and my present gratefull feelings if I did not immediately assure you that your inclination now discovered to me as to the time shall be a Law in my mind. I have the honour of being My Dear Sir with the most perfect esteem, your obedient...
Nearly one year since I solisited your permission to me, to retire from my present office as the Collector of the District of the Customs for the District of Boston & Charlestown, for reasons then stated, that request you kindly accepted only wishing that I would postpone my retirement to the close of the first quarter this year; In my answer I acquiesced on the proposal and observed that your...