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I had the honor of writing you the 2d Ultimo, informing Your Excellency of my having purchased and forwarded the White & Red Lead to Lund Washington Esqr. I have since received a letter from Mr Niell of Baltimore that he had received them safe, and wou’d send them on to Alexandria Immediately; the Passage down the Bay was not perfectly safe, as some Refugee Boats had taken several small Craft....
I have the honor of your Excellency favor of the 15 Instant and have executed your orders in the best maner it was in my power to do have been in every Store I know in the City to get the Articles you wanted on the best Terms but cou’d find none cheaper then where I bought them, the prices has been higher than at present, but I am fearfull your Excellency did not expect to pay so much—in times...
Your Excellencys favours of the 4th Instant came to hand Yesterday. I have engaged as good a Saddle & Furniture as can be made here, with a handsome Birdoon Bridle. they will be finished on Tuesday or Wednesday at Furthest and shall be sent on Immediately by a safe conveyance. If Possible to procure it will get Plated Stirrups Irons & Bitt & Birdoon as they are neater & better I hope the whole...
I have the honor of your Excellencys favour of the Instant on making particular Inquirey into the Charicter of the man I expected wou’d have answered as a Butler. I found him capable of his business, but not worthy of that trust he must have, and that it wou’d not be prudent to send him to your Excellency—I Shall make the strictest inquirey for proper person, and If I succed send him to Head...
Your Excellency’s favor of the 18th Instant, did not come to hand before the 23d Instant in the Evening. I have sent apiece of Iron and a piece of Drilling by the Bearer Peter Misner Express, with Moulds, Thread, Silk & hair. I hope they will please; I cou’d not get any of the best White Drilling, this is Strong & good. hope there is sufficient Lining & triming for the whole. I got a Taylor to...
Your Excellencys favour of the 14th Instant, was handed me by Mr Washington, to whom I gave every assistance in my power, but was extreamly sorry I was out of Town on his Arrival. Mr Bringhurst notwithstanding his repeated assurances to have the Chariot ready by the time apointed & agreed on, has disapointed me. I offered him any part of the money whenever he pleased to call for it—not having...
Your ⟨Excellen⟩cys favor of the 30th Ultimo was handed me on Saturday Evening. on Monday Morning I got Mr Meridith (Ginl Dickinson was not in Town) and several other Gentlemen to go to look at the Chariot who all agreed it was good Work & neatly finished in the present Teaste the Wood has been well seasoned, the only Objection apears to be the size wch is 3 feet 4 Inches high from the Seat to...
Your Excellencys favors of the 17th & 20th were delivered me Yesterday have made particular Inquirey at the several Coach Makers, and have found a Neat Genteel Chariot which is near finished, and can be compleated with Harness for four Horses in two or three Weeks, the price is Two Hundred & Ten pounds in Gold or the Value thereof in Current money—I can not procure one under this sum from any...
I shou’d have had the honor of writing your Excellency by Major Gibbs, but waited ’till I cou’d send you the Articles which were not then ready —I have now sent by Mr Ling Express Rider a Matrass & Pillow, the Memorandum Books in a Box, and a large Silver Soop Spoon, I hope they will meet your aprobation. I have got the several things your Excellency ordered of the best kinds it was in my...
I have the honor of your Excellency’s favor of the 14th instant and would immediately have set off for Camp agreeable to your desire but the Business of my department is at present in such a situation as renders it next to impossible for me to be absent. The Virginia troops cannot be furnished with necessaries and means of proceeding on their Route if I am absent, nor can the duties of my...