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§ Thomas Pinckney to James Monroe. 20 July 1814, “Head Quarters Sixth District Charleston.” “I have the honor of inclosing the Copy of a Letter received by the last mail from Colonel Hawkins. Although by the tenor of my instructions as Commissioner of the military Affairs of the United States in East Florida my agency is confined to that Province I have thought it right to forward this...
§ Thomas Pinckney to John Armstrong. “Head Quarters Sixth & Seventh Districts—Fort Decatur Talipoosa,” 18 April 1814. “I have the honor of forwarding to you Copies of the continuance of my correspondence with the Commanding Officers [ illegible ] in the Creek War. I have overtaken at this Post one battalion of the North Carolina Militia, wherewith I shall march to join the remainder of the...
I have the honor to inform you that the time of service of the Quota of the militia of the State of Georgia now on the Indian Expedition will expire in little more than two months; and that the remainder of that Quota amounts to between five & six hundred men, and being situated on the Sea Coast cannot with propriety be brought to this service. As the dismissal of these Troops before the...
I have visited this post with a view of making some necessary arrangement relating to the Indian Expedition, after which I shall return immediately to Milledgeville in expectation of receiving your Instructions; the return of my Express from General Jackson, & from Govr Blount and of attending to the arrangement of the supplies by water for the Troops in the Nation. As we may hope that this...
I reached this place on Saturday last, having conferred with the late Governor Mitchell who resides within ten miles of the Town. Since I have been here I have had interviews with Governor Early and with Col: Hawkins, and have obtained from them and from a number of Persons who are now assembled here at the Session of the Legislature all the information on the subject of the Indian Expedition...
Having observed that complaints were made against the Contractor for this State, I imparted to him the information contained in the Letter of the Department of the 7th of this Month, that, “there has been no deficiency of Funds in the hands of the Contractors since the Expedition was first authorised” —and called upon him for an explanation in consequence whereof he wrote to me the Statement...
I have employed this morning in researches with a view to the arrangement of our financial concerns in this quarter, the want whereof appears to have kept inactive three thousand of the Militia of this State, more than two months while provided and to be paid by the United States, & if not remedied may defeat the views of Government in this Expedition. The result of my enquiries has been a...
§ Thomas Pinckney to John Armstrong. 18 November 1813, Charleston, “Head Quarters Sixth District.” “I have the honor of transmitting Copies of the Letters mentioned in mine of 16th inst. “I purpose leaving Charleston tomorrow on my route to Milledgeville.” RC and enclosures ( DNA : RG 107, LRRS , P-299:7). 1 p. Marked in an unidentified hand: “Shown to the President.” Pinckney enclosed a copy...
I have had the honor of receiving the Presidents instructions concerning my assuming the direction of the expedition against the Southern Indians, communicated in a Letter of the 7th of this Month from the Department of War, in consequence whereof I am making arrangements for taking a position nearer to the scene of action, from whence I may give a general direction to the three Corps who are...
I have the honor of transmitting herewith a Charleston Gazette; containing a letter, copied from a Baltimore newspaper; to which your signature is subscribed.—Conscious as I am that I never, either directly or indirectly, by myself or by my friends, have been concerned in any british intrigue, or connected with british influence:—knowing that my nomination to the english Mission was not only...
The fear of missing my Brother upon the road after an absence of between six and seven years has impelled me to take the liberty of sending the inclosed letter under cover to you. As I know of no place where propriety and affection will unite so powerfully in inducing him to stop as at Mount Vernon, I have little doubt of his receiving this letter in safety. The election of representatives in...
I delivered to Mr Horry in Philadelphia the letter inclosed in your favor to me of the 6th May. The session of Congress has been so tediously spun out that I found it necessary on account of the advanced season, my family concerns & the state of my own health to relinquish farther attendance in the Legislature, for the present. I did not however leave my post ’till some measures material for...
Mr Robert Bird of the House of Bird, Savage, and Bird of London purposing to pass through Virginia is desirous of paying his respects to you at Mount Vernon. I therefore with pleasure embrace the oppertunity of presenting to you a Gentleman of his respectability & merit & of repeating the assurances of respectful attachment with which I have the honor to be Dear Sir Your faithful & obedt...
The Book forwarded herewith was sent to me at Cowes when on the Eve of my departure or I would have transmitted it to you by a less circuitous Route: the want of a fit opportunity to convey it hence ’till the present time has likewise occasioned the detention of the inclosed letter which was written shortly after my arrival. I beg leave again to offer my sincere wishes that your retirement may...
My absence from America at the time when the United Voice of our fellow citizens testified their gratitude for your past services, & their regret that they were about to be deprived of a Chief Magistrate so deservedly the object of their approbation & affection will I hope apologize for intruding my individual assent to these sentiments, and permit me without impropriety to indulge myself in...
I have the honor of forwarding herewith two parcels addressed to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at Cambridge & a letter addressed to yourself as President of that Society, which were committed to my charge by Count Rumford. A duplicate of the letter and one other parcel are sent by a different conveyance.With my best wishes for the prosperity of that valuable institution & for your...
In my letter of the 7th of May I took the liberty of assigning my reasons for postponing for the present to make the overtures, authorized by your favor of the 5th of March, to the imperial Minister as I then entertained some hope that this Government might be induced to interfere in behalf of M. La Fayette. this hope was not quite extinguished till the begining of this month, and I was...
Your several favors of the 20th & 20th of February & 5th of March were delivered to me a few days ago by the Captain of the Ship Favorite; the letters which accompanied them have been forwarded in the manner you pointed out; & the printed notification shall be used in conformity to your desire. Be pleased, Sir to receive my best acknowledgements for the very friendly mode in which you...
The Chevalier de Irujo Minister Plenipotentiary from his Catholic Majesty to the United States purposing to embark for Norfolk I avail myself of the opportunity of inclosing to you a duplicate of my letter of the 16th. of the last Month, the original having been sent by a more circuitous route. Nothing new has occurred here since that date except the certainty of the war being to be continued...
Your favor of the 8th. of September last reached London when I was on my return from Spain to England by which means I did not receive it till after my arrival in this Country: the letters inclosed for Mrs. Church and Mr. Mazzei were forwarded by Mr. Deas previous to my return. You will receive herewith a letter from the hereditary Prince of Parma who married, during my residence in Spain, a...
The situation of my family and the attention necessary to my other domestic concerns requiring my return home, I take the liberty of requesting the favor that you will direct my letters of recall to be expedited so as to reach England by the middle of the month of June next, unless you should intend to recall me at an earlier period. Before that time arrives I shall have served four years in...
I arrived at this Metropolis on the 28th of the last month but finding that the Court were still at Aranjuez I proceeded to that place: their residence there however was so short after my arrival, that I could do no more than obtain an introduction to the Duke de la Alcudia. I returned to Madrid on the 2d of July where the Court remained only ten days; of course every thing was in a kind of...
An Incident has occurred which having no Connexion with my Mission does not form a part of my Letter to the Secretary of State but as I conceive you ought to be apprized of it I take the liberty of informing you that I am given to understand by a letter from Mr Monroe that he was instructed to declare to the Government of France that no power was given to Mr Jay to treat on commerce with this...
I should long ago have given you some account of the Progress of my Enquiries concerning a Box supposed to be lodged for you at a Bankers here, had I not had the almost daily Expectation of being able to give a more satisfactory account of it. The same reason would induce me still to postpone writing on this Subject, but as I have occasion to address you on another Business, I avail myself of...
In a letter which I have lately received from the Secretary of State I am desired to make such arrangements as may be necessary previous to a Mission which you have prepared for me as Envoy Extraordinary to the Court of Spain. Although from a knowledge of the extent of your unavoidable correspondence, and of the value of your moments, I have generally avoided addressing you directly, yet while...
I inclose to you a letter received under Cover from Colo: Humphreys and with it another for Baron Munchhausen which you will oblige me by forwarding by Post to its Address. I am with sincere regard / My dear Sir / truly yours MBBS : Colburn Autograph Collection Additions.
[ London, October 21, 1794. On January 21 1795, Hamilton wrote to Pinckney : “Your letter of the 21st of October by duplicates … has recently come to hand.” Letter not found. ]
Report says you are in France, if that report is founded, the interests of Madame Lafayette, on whose account your fellow citizens here are under the utmost anxiety, will of course be supported by your influence and exertions in manifesting the gratitude of our Country for the services we have received from her unfortunate Husband. I am happy to think that we may the more freely indulge this...
[ London, March 2, 1794. On July 12, 1794, Hamilton wrote to Pinckney : “I am to acknowledge the receipt of your favor of the second of March 1794.” Letter not found. ]
I have no occasion to introduce Mr La Colombe to your acquaintance—as you are no stranger to his merit & services & to the confidence reposed in him by our unfortunate friend M. Lafayette —but I take the liberty of troubling you with my sollicitation that in case any difficulties should be made to this Gentleman’s receiving what is due to him from the United States, on account of the absence...