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Mrs Morris & myself accept most chearfully, the polite & Friendly invitation with which Mrs Washington & you are pleased to honor us, it is our intention to pay you a visit in a short time unless Congress should prevent it by removing themselves & You to this City previous to our journey. One part of our business at Prince Town is to entreat in person that our House may be Your’s whenever...
I have received your Letter of the fifteenth of last Month and shall very gladly comply with your Wishes. Enclosed is a Letter which I have just now received from Europe and which I take the Opportunity of forwarding. I am Sir your most obedient and humble Servant, FC ( DLC : Robert Morris Papers). Enclosure not identified, but it may have been one or both of those from the Wakelin Welches of...
I have received your Excellency’s Letter of the thirty first of last Month enclosing a Copy of that of the eighteenth from Colo. Varick. I know do myself the Honor to enclose Notes for eighteen hundred Dollars and am to request that when this Service shall have been compleated Colo. Varick will be directed to transmit his Accounts with proper Vouchers that they may be passed at the Treasury....
ALS : American Philosophical Society You have above an extract of a letter from the Honble Mr. Jefferson, to me by which you will perceive that he wants one of your late invented Machines for Copying Writings, he desires me to write to England but if I am not much mistaken France is the place. You however will know where his order can be best executed, and give orders accordingly, shou’d it be...
I have been duly honored with your Excellency’s favors of the fifth tenth and eleventh of July— I have taken the Liberty to make some Extracts from the two latter which are transmitted in a Letter to the Governor of Massachusetts Copy whereof is enclosed— Permit me Sir to give my feeble Approbation and Applause to those Sentiments of Wisdom and Integrity which are as happily expressed as they...
Copy: Library of Congress I am to acknowlege the Receipt of your Favors of the seventh of March and twenty seventh of July. For both of them accept my Thanks. You express an Apprehension lest the Union between France and America should be diminished by Accounts from your Side of the Water. This Apprehension does you equal Honor as a Statesman and as a Man. Every Principle which ought to...
ALS : Hobart College Library This Letter will either be delivered or forwarded to you by a most Worthy Gentn. Nathl. Gorham Esqr. of Boston for whose Public & private Character I have the highest respect, This Gentn has served as Member & Speaker of the Massachusetts assembly. & lately he had a pretty long Campaigne in Congress where I had that opportunity of knowing the integrity of his...
I beg Leave to enclose you a Letter just now received from the Viscount De Noailles—I learn from my Steward that there are some Boxes of Claret in my Cellar belonging to you—These were (as I thought) long since sent forward as I had spoken to the Qr Master Genl on the Subject. At present they shall if you please be sent to Princeton or they shall wait your order here. I am my dear Sir with...
I have received your favor of the third Instant and am very much disposed to go into the measure you mention but for evident Reasons I cannot do it. You my dear Sir undoubtedly may and as the Paymaster is bound to answer your Drafts the money can be by your order put into the Hands of one of your Aids or of your Secretary and paid to these people as Compensation for voluntary extra Service...
I am sorry to find that the delay of my long intended visit to Prince Town has been attended with inconvenience to you. but those delays were unavoidable being generally occasioned by want of money which could only be raised whilst I was present here, each Week I proposed to Set out the ensuing one, but still fresh demands arose, to keep me fixed to this Spot I have now some expectation of...