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New York, April 28, 1801. Encloses “a Deed of conveyance bearing equal date with this Letter, made by Oliver Phelps to Robert Gilchrist for three equal undivided Eighth parts of a tract of Land containing nine thousand and Six hundred acres, by the award or appointment of Alexander Hamilton, David A. Ogden and Thomas Cooper.” States: “This conveyance you will hold as Escrow to be returned to...
We are constrain’d from the present Situation of our Business, to trouble your Excellency with a Representation of our Prospects with Regard to forwarding future Supplies to the Army; & also the Plan this Commonwealth has laid for filling the Magazines with salt Provisions. The General Assembly upon receiving the Requisitions of Congress for Supplies for 1781 immediately determined to comply...
I have received your favour of Janry 26th directed to the late superintending Committee—As this Committee is now no more, I have the honor to answer you: and full gladly do I wish it were in my power effectual ly to supply your wants—Our assembly, in their present session, have dissolved the late Committee, and by an act of Court (of which I have the honor to enclose you a Copy) have been...
I am happy that I have it in my power to express my respect for your Excellency, by forwarding a very beautiful Ox to camp; which I have desired the Commissary General to deliver for your Excellencys use. I have the honor to be your Excellency’s most obedient humble servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I had the honor to receive the day before yesterday your Excellency’s favour of the 16th Ulto I am sorry that Mr Blaine should have made any possitive assurances, that the State of Massachusetts would furnish a regular supply of beef Cattle, which have turned out so greatly to your disappointment. On my appointment I informed the Commissary-General, that I could not engage him more than sixty...
I take the liberty to notice to your Excellency Rufus Easton Esquire a Citizen of the State of New York a young gentleman of talents and respectability, who has been meritorious in the Republican cause.— He wishes for the appointment of District Attorney for N. Orleans—Living some distance from Mr. Easton I am not so well acquainted with his legal knowledge but from information received from...
We take the liberty to inform your Excellency, that we are now urged by Governor Trumbull, to give him a definitive answer relative to our purchasing the salted Provisions, the property of the State of Connecticut—We cannot oeconimically give such answer until the place : of deposit shall be fixed, for the one Thousand Barrels which we, (as Contractors for Flesh for the moving Army) are...
When I had the honor of an interview with you previous to my leaving the city of Washington and conversed respecting the political divisions among the republicans of this state, it was foreign from my wish to draw from you any thing that it would have been improper to communicate. I sincerely and without disguise stated to you the true situation of the parties and assured you that the friends...
We have appointed William Bacon Esquire our principal agent to receive and deliver such flesh as may be necessary for the consumption of the army under your Excellencys immediate command He will be on the ground in sufficient season, to receive and execute such orders as your Excellency may be pleased to give respecting our business. There are now in the county of Berkshire about 550 barrels...