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I beg the privilege of introducing to you, Dr John Cullen, who will have the pleasure of handing you this Letter— Dr Cullen has been in our Country about six years, residing chiefly in Philadelphia; & has been here several weeks, delivering in part a course of Lectures on Chymistry, to be completed on his return from a visit to the Springs— He is desirous to pay his respects to you on his...
My very high respect & esteem & personal attachment for you, make it my Duty to say, that a Day or two before I left home on the 3d Inst, to attend the late Convention at Richmond, I received a letter from Mr. Monroe in concluding a Correspondence on the subject, mentioning that your views accorded fully with his own, in desiring to be excused by the convention from serving on the electoral...
Altho’ you have heard from mr allen on the Subject, yet I cannot forego the Pleasure I feel in saying also to you, that our board will have especial satisfaction in making you the loan you spoke of to mr allen, under contingencies which might happen & which you were desirous to provide for— No State of our bank can ever exist, I am satisfied, when the board would not have particular...
I beg you to indulge me in sending you this letter, & to express the regret I felt at being obliged to leave so abruptly the easy & refined Hospitality of Montpelier, in my late Visit to you & Mrs Madison, & especially too as the pleasure of that visit was so highly enhanced to me by the Society of Him, whom every Section of our Country has been emulous in honoring, but whom, alas! we shall,...
Mr Jos. W. Farnum the junior professor in the academy of this place, intending to pass the ensuing month of Vacation in travelling beyond our mountains for Health & improvement, is desirous of paying his respects to you & Mrs Madison in the progress of his journey, & has requested a letter of Introduction from me— Mr Farnum is a native of Providence, Rhode Island, he has resided some years in...
This morning two Negros were brought to me, who made their Escape last night from Staten Island—and were taken up by our Guards at So. Amboy—Their Examination contains nothing new but is sent enclosd for your perusal —By the Report of the Commanding Officer At the above mentioned Post it appears that Thirty Nine sail of Square riggd Vessels, three of them men of War have come in from Sea...
After making such preparations as our Circumstances would admit off—I marched about eight o Clock yesterday Evening to the Mouth of Thompsons Creek with the Continental Troops under the command of Major Knoulton—The Rifle Battalions were to follow—The Wind & Tide being against them, the Boats could not be so soon brought to us as we expected—In the mean time the weather became too tempestuous...
At the same time that I ordered a Reinforcement to Powlis Hook I wrote to Col. Derkee to know the State of that Post as to force —For tho Col. Humpton had been but a few days ago on that Spot to bring me an exact Return—such is the ever fluctuating State of our Melitia and infamous Desertion—that we are not at any one Post two days in the same State as to Numbers—Your Excellencys Letter was...
General Heard, Genl Roberdeau have considered with me the Plan proposed for Attacking the Posts on Staten Island—Two things we entirely agree in—Namely that the Number of Troops proposed are by no means equal to the Undertaking—We cannot rationally suppose the Enemies Force on the Island to be less than 10,000—where these are cheifly posted we have no intelligence to be depended on—Several out...
In consequence of Col. Reeds Letter and the Plan shewn me by Major Knowlton I have reconoitred the Enemie’s Posts and last night had the Assistance of Capt. John Mercerau to bring some Intelligence from Staten Island —He undertook the Service very cheerfully—told he could go very secretly to his Brother in Laws House who it seems resides back in the woods, remote from the Parties along Shore;...