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Williamsburg, 30 July 1779 . Because of the multiplicity of business, one clerk cannot attend to all the duties the office requires, including keeping a journal. Appointment of a second clerk desired. Signed by James Innes, Clerk. Countersigned by Lt. Gov. John Page: “In Council July 30th. 1779. The Council approves of the reasons above given by the board of War for the appointment of a second...
It is ascertained here on unquestionable testimony that Thomas Logwood of Buckingham county in this Commonwealth has been guilty of counterfeiting the notes of several of the branch banks of the United States, particularly those of Boston, Charleston, Savanna and Norfolk. The manner in which this business has been detected is as follows: Information was given to a member of the Council of...
23 March 1804, Richmond. “You will oblige me by taking the trouble to comply with my request written on the inclosed Letter. “And I will thank you for informing me whether the Speaker of the House of Delegates transmitted to the President of the United States the Resolution of which the inclosed is a Copy; as I have but lately been able to procure it, & can receive no information here...
That I may not obtrude on you & to the Interruption of other Applicants, I again have Recourse to this Mode of Application in behalf of Gentlemen who wish to be recommended to you for Appointments. The inclosed Letter was left by Mr Andrews with a Friend the Day he set out on his Return to Virginia. I hope you will excuse my troubling you with it as I shall only add respecting him that I think...
I am greatly obliged to you for the repetition of your kind offer, contained in your Letter from Monticello . Indeed, I am so struck with it, after what has passed between us, as to resolve to give up my Opinion to yours, & to rely entirely on your Friendship. I lament now, that I have lost so much time in deciding on your Proposition; as my Wife’s Situation will scarcely permit me to leave...
The Multiplicity & importance of Business in which I have been engaged, prevented my making the Extracts from Mr Anderson’s Letter which I promised you on Tuesday last, till unfortunately it was mislaid so that I have not yet found it—but I recollect that he gave me his Opinion freely that Mr Gayle was an honest punctual Man, & he supposed capable of making such Payments as you might require—&...
Accept my sincere thanks for your repeated acts of kindness towards me, & for the offer you make in your favor of the 10th. instant. As secrecy is required, as yet, I can procure no information respecting the comparative Emoluments, & labor & confinement of the two offices: the moment I can, I will thankfully communicate to you the result of my determination. At present however from what I can...
As it is possible that this may reach you before my other Letter of the 25th. Ulto., I think it proper in Justice to myself, to inform you that I then wrote a few Lines by a Monsr. Le croix, who afforded me the first Opportunity of acknowledging the Receipt of your kind Letter by Col. Le Maire, and of apologizing for a Long seeming Neglect. As I had but a Moment to write then, I promised to...
Your letter to Mr Cabell enclosing an extract of a letter from Mr Randolph of Roanoke with a communication from Mr Richardson of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich was presented to me as Rector of Wm & Mary College for the present year. The Professorship of Mathematics is vacant, and will I presume be filled at the annual meeting of the Visitors and Governors in July. Deeming it my duty to...
I have this moment received undoubted Information, by Express from Captain Bright of the Northampton armed Brigg of this State lying off Cape Charles that, last Night at 9 oClock, he saw from his masthead at least 100 Sail of Ships standing directly into the Capes —This Fleet was seen on Tuesday last by James Henry Esqr. and several other Gentlemen of Accomack County on their Coasts An account...