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May it please the honourable Gentlemen of the Senate to peruse the following thoughts dictated by humanity & love of my Country. A few minutes since I told General Knox I wished to be sent against the Indians as soon as possible, & that I knew some of the Senate allso wished it. General Knox replyed then lett them send you I am your friend. Therefore Gentlemen, I hope you will be pleased to...
I beg the enclosed may be read in your Honorable House. My former Petitions, and other Papers respecting Mr. Churchmans Conduct, I have in my pocket, and wish they may be read also Your mo: obedt: / hble servt: DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
The Petition of John Macpherson most respectfully Sheweth That his attachment to and desire to serve this Country has been the cause of his loosing an independent fortune by the Revolution. Therefore he begs liberty to relate the following facts, viz. That he has enriched North America more than any man of his station ever did, as he took more prizes in the French War than any other person...
As I propose seting of for Philadelphia Tomorrow or next day, I did myself the honor to wait upon the Vice President; to take a dutiful leave of him and family. As Mr John Adams has long honor’d me with sincere friendship; I communicated to him, some Improvements of my Own; in the Art of war, he was pleased to reply he was a perfect Stranger to war, but thought it wou’d be proper I Shou’d wait...
May it please your Exclency to let me know, your opinion of my plan for the Federal City. If your Excelency approves of it, I will as soon as possible get one done by a person with two Arms. I mean to draw a plan for the whole City. I now form ideas, what it will be a Hundred years hence; nor, do I think, I am too sanguine, in firmly beleaving that if built as I hope it will be, it’s...
[ Philadelphia ], Almond Street, No. 50, 28 July 1791 . He asks TJ to read the enclosed papers; he will call the next day to get them back. For seven years he has struggled between the first law of nature and parental affection; none but a tender parent can know what he has suffered; and now self preservation and duty to other children have prevailed: “I must now prove to the public, that I...