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Your favor of the 18th Instant from Lewis Town, came duly to hand & in consequence of your request, Express’s have been Stationed at proper Distances on the Road between this and Lewis Town. Yours of the 19th. from Egg Harbour came to hand at half past two & yours of the 22d Inst from Col. Wadsworth came to hand at three oClock this afternoon. I shall only observe in answer to your last Note...
Philadelphia, November 10, 1779. Reports defeat of French and American forces in attack on Savannah on October 9. ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
I have the honor of your Excellency favor of the 26th past. have inform’d Mrs Montgomery that you wou’d not want her Carriage it has been no loss to her waiting your Answer. am extreamly sorry the large Bowl was broke, if I can procure an Other will send it as carefully as possible, Shou’d the Trunks prove too large when you see them will indavour to procure smaller. have sent four Table...
I have the honor of Your Excellencys favor of the 17 Instant I have made inquirey for a Sett of Queens ware, but am affraid it will be difficult if not impossible to procure them. I will do all in my power to get them as quick as possible—the Candlesticks I hope to procure Tomorrow—the fur is prepairing & will I expect go by the bearer. if not will send it by the Waggon which caries the papers...
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 had the pleasure of your Excellencys favor of the 4th Instant from Fish-kill—I have been to see the Chariot mentioned in your Letter, and several others wch are to be sold, but none of them apears to me fitt for your Service or such as wou’d please Mrs Washington they are all Carriages wch have been long used & refitted up to serve the purchasers that now owns them—I have some expectation of...
I had the honor of writing you last week by Express. I have since seen a Chariot wch I believe wou’d do for a Traveling Carriage for Mrs Washington. it is Mrs Montgomery’s, is in tolerable good order, has a box wch can be taken off, the Harness pretty good, a proper Saddle for a Postillion &c., the price is £750—what wou’d be Necessary to make it compleat wou’d cost about £75 more—I have...
I have this day taken lodgings for Mrs Washington, at Mrs Roche’s who has Rented the late Mr Israil Pembertons house & Garden, Mrs Washington is to have a handsome front Parlour, a good Bed Chamber, Kitchen, & Rooms for Servants, I shall order wood to be laid in, & get some of the best Tea, Sugar, Coffee &ca for her before she arrives in this City, I hope this will be agreable to your...
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...
Letter not found: from John Mitchell, 24 Oct. 1779 . GW wrote Mitchell on 6 Nov.: “Your favors of the 24th and 30th ulto are both at hand.”
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...
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...
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...
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...
Letter not found : from John Mitchell, 26 Sept. 1779. On 30 Sept., GW wrote Mitchell: “I was last evening favoured with yours of the 26th.” For GW’s description of the contents of this letter, see GW to George Clinton, 1 October.
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...
have sent your Excellency some time ago, the several Articles you ordered, which hope you have recieved safe, and were such as you wanted some few of the things ordered cou’d not be procured, but if possible they shall be got & sent, hope your Hatt fitted and pleased you. If there is any thing in my power, or in which I can render your Excellency any service, you will do me honor by favoring...
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...
It has not been from want of atention to your Excellencys commands that I have not sent you the several Articles you wrote for, long ere this; but it has not been in my power to procure them sooner. I have sent the Queens ware, Candle-sticks & Snuffers by a Waggon who setts off this day, they are as carefully packed as I cou’d get them, & hope they will get safe to Head Quarters the...
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...