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MS not found; reprinted from The American Medical and Philosophical Register; or Annals of Medicine, Natural History, Agriculture, and the Arts , IV (1814), 383–7. In the short account of the yellow fever, which I left with you at Philadelphia, I have not endeavoured to establish any theory, or even to make any deductions from any established theory of that, or like diseases; but have only...
ALS : New-York Historical Society I was surprised to see yours of Jun. 15th. come to my hands only by last Post. What I then received by it from Dr. Colden, I suppose I owe to you; for which I am sorry I can make no other acknowledgement but thanks. I perceive likewise, that you are desirous (if I am not mistaken), that the small Paper I left with you on the yellow fever should come forth. I...
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 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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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.”
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...
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’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...
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...
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 favors of the 17th & 20th were delivered me yesterday have made particular Inquiry 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 ⟨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 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...
When Your Excellencys favor of the 8th Instant came to hand I was confined to my Chamber by an indisposition wch continued all last Week—this prevented my Answering you sooner—& hope will be an apoligy for what might have apeared neglectfulness, wch woud be inexcusable and what I shoud not pardon myself for. The Carriage is in great forwardness & Mr Bringhurst assures me he will finish it in...
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 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...
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 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 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 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....
Having been highly honor’d by your notice and friendship as our Illustrious Commander in Chief—I earnestly hope you will not be Offended, at my sincerly congratulating you. but more particularly my country in the Honble & most Eminent Rank which you have been call’d on to fill, by the Unanimous Voice of the Citizens of the States, may the Almighty ruller and Governor of the Universe grant you...
Colrain Township Lancaster County & state of Pennsylvania Honoured Sir May 4th 1790 As it is a virtue highly to be commended in every member of society to study the benefit of the body at large more than their own private interest so it is more particularly incumbent on those who are placed at the helm of affairs and are as it were the soul of the body politic to exercise this virtue in an...
I find the late President has not appointed a Collector to the Port of Geo. Town, I Respectfully Solicite that office; in this Extraordinary applacation I am unfortunatly Situated, in not having the Honour of the least Personal Acquantance with you, And Mr Mason being absent, who I am confident, would Render me every assistance in his power Consistent with a man of Honour, to get the...
28 March 1803, Le Havre. Thinking it interesting to the U.S. to be informed of European events, sends an extract of a 26 Mar. letter received from Paris which notes: “I think War inevitable, the Dutch Troops &c that went to take possession of the Cape good hope Are made Prisoners, that is, they are allowed to Land Under many restrictions and not to take the Country under their Government. A...
Thinking it interesting to the United States, to be informed of What is passing in Europe, I have taken the Liberty to send you an Extract of a Letter I have recd. from Paris of 26 inst. "I think War inevitable. The Dutch Troops &c that went to take posession of the Cape good hope Are Made Prisoners, that is, they are allowed to Land Under Many restrictions and not to take the Country under...
I take the Liberty to Mention to You that the Warren Captn. Hammond got well out the 6h.—& that I had the honor of forwarding for Mr Livingston the Copy of His former Despatches ⅌ that Vessell. It is with Sincere pleasure that I ad My Old friend Mr. Monroe Landed here the 8h. instant & set out this Morning for Paris Which he will reach the 12h. It will be agreeable to you to know on Mr....
9 May 1803, Le Havre. Wrote “some time since” soliciting JM’s recommendation of him as commercial agent at Le Havre. “I believe my friend Mr Monroe also Wrote you to same purpose. Not hearing of any Appointment being Made since Mr Dobel declind comeing here—I solicited Mr Livingston to Nominate Me that the Place should not be without an Official Agent Which after waiting to Consult Mr Monroe...
I had the honor of addressing you some time since, When I solicited you to recomend Me as a proper Person to act as Commercial Agent for this Port, And I believe my friend Mr. Monroe also wrote you to same purport. Not hearing of any Appointment being Made since Mr Dobel declind comeing here—I solicited Mr Livingston to nominate Me that the Place should not be without an Official Agent, Which...
I have now the Honor to cover you a Letter from Mr. Livingston and take Advantage of the Occasion to solisit the favor of your Confirming the appointment our Ministers at Paris have made in nameing Me to the Commercial Agency for this place. It is now two years past since I solisited this appointment, and I believe in conformity to my request Mr. Monroe Mr. McKean Govr. of Pennsylvania and...
15 May 1803, Le Havre. Reports the receipt “this Morning” of a 13 May letter from Livingston stating that Whitworth left Paris the evening of 12 May and directing Mitchell to arrange passage for “a Confidential Person” carrying Livingston’s dispatches, who “will leave Paris in a day or two after the date of His Letter.” Assures JM that “our Ministers have perfectly Accomplished the Wishes of...
I take the Liberty to inform You I received this Morning a Letter from Mr. Livingston of the 13th. saying Ld. Whitworth the British Minister Left Paris the preceeding Evening, Also directing Me to engage a Passage for a Confidential Person Bearer of His dispatches, that will leave Paris in a day or two after the date of His Letter. I believe I may venture to Assure you that our Ministers have...
21 May 1803, Le Havre . Wrote JM on 15 May via Boston that Livingston and Monroe had ordered him to arrange passage for a “Special Messenger with Dispatches.” Has engaged the brig Enterprize , Captain Wilcox, bound for New York, to carry Hughes and the dispatches. Feels “particular pleasure” that his first official act is “to transmitt a Treaty of so great importance” which “will afford so...
I had the honor of Writeing You the 15 instant via Boston informing You that by order of Our Ministers at Paris I was about to engage a Vessel to carry out a Special Messenger with Dispatches. I accordingly engaged the Brig Enterprize Bound for New York—ownd & Commanded by Captn. Wilcox—with Whom Mr. Hughes Who has charge of the Dispatches, proceeds. I feel particular pleasure that My first...
I had the honor of addressing You the 9h. instant solisiting to be Confirmed in Appointment of Commercial Agent for this place.—Which I beg leave to repeat. It affords Me great pleasure that My first official Act should be the sending on Mr. Hughes charged with despatches of such importance to My Country;—and am very happy that Under your Administration so great an Aquisition has been Made to...
23 May 1803, Le Havre . “The Enterprize not being able to sail yesterday, I have to inform You that My letters from Paris assures Me Ld Hawksbury Mentioned in the House of Commons that Letters of Marc & reprisals had been issued against france—I think on the 17h. inst.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, CD , Havre, vol. 1). 1 p.; docketed by Wagner. On 16 May Lord Hawkesbury told the House of Commons that...
23 May 1803, Le Havre . Informs JM that Hughes of Baltimore, carrying the treaty and dispatches from “our Ministers at Paris … saild this Morng on board of the Brig Enterprize … bound for New York.” Hopes Hughes will be with JM “ere this gets to hand.” Congratulates JM on the cession of Louisiana to the U.S. Adds in a postscript that the London Gazette of 17 May contains an order to “Burn &...
I have the honor to inform You that Mr. G. Hughes of Baltimore Bearer of the Dispatches of our Ministers at Paris & of the Treaty they have concluded there saild this Morng on board of the Brig Enterprize Capn. Wilcox bound for New York. I Sincerely hope He may be With you ere this gets to hand. I believe I may venture to Congratulate You on Louisiana being Ceeded to Us. With perfect respect I...
The Enterprize not being able to sail yesterday, I have to inform You that My Letters from Paris assures Me Ld. Hawksbury Mentioned in the House of Commons that Letters of Marc & reprisals had been issued against france—I think on the 17h. inst. With perfect respect I am Sir Your very Obet. St. The preceding is the full transcription of a document that was previously abstracted in The Papers...
June 1803, Le Havre . Informed JM in his last letter of 23 May that Hughes sailed in the Experiment for New York with the original of the treaty and dispatches from the U.S. ministers in Paris. This letter is carried by Jay, who bears a copy of the treaty. “The Entrance of this port is constantly watched by British ships of War.” Has heard of no American ship that has been “molested or...
My last of the 23d. May informed you of the Sailing of Mr. Hughes ⅌ the Experiment for N York with dispatches from our Minister at Paris. The Present will be handed you ⅌ Mr. Jay Who is Charged with Copy of the Treaty of Which Mr. Huges was Bearer of the Original and which I hope may Arrive after a short passage. The only inteligence I can Communicate is that the Entrance of this port is...
14 June 1803, Le Havre . Encloses duplicate dispatches from the U.S. ministers in Paris; the originals and a copy of the treaty with France are carried by Jay of New York, who leaves this city in a few days on board the Oliver Ellsworth , Captain Henry. Le Havre harbor is guarded by British frigates that have stopped several neutral vessels, among them the ship Providence , Captain Waterson,...
I have the Honor to transmitt you duplicate of Dispatches from our Minister at Paris, which I received this day. Original together with Copy of the Treaty with france, is in Charge of Mr. Jay of New York Who I expect will leave this in a few days, on board the Ship Oliver Ellsworth Cap Henry for NYork. The entrance of this port is guarded by British frigats. They have stoped; several Neutral...
25 June 1803, Le Havre . “I had the honor of writeing you ⅌ mr. P. a Jay to whom I deliverd by order of our Ministers two Packets addressed to you the Winds haveing Continued long to the west ward no Vessill could sail for America since Capn. King who left this the 14h. inst charged with Duplicate dispatches. Mr Jay as I advised is on board the Ship Oliver Elsworth Capn. Henry of & for New...
25 June 1803, Le Havre . Since he closed his letter of this date, the ship George has landed and reports having been boarded by British frigates in the Channel and having been “treated perfectly Polite by all the Captains.” The captain of the brig Peggy complains of the treatment he received from the captain of the British frigate Ranger , “who took three men from Him all of whom appear on the...