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I am exceedingly sorry to find by your favor of 14th Ulto which I received this day that Capt. Paul has landed Your two pipes of Wine at Baltimore instead of delivering them at your House agreable to his bill Lading and cannot account for his conduct. from the respect that all America have for Your Excellency I flatter myself that these Wines will receive no injury in their passage to your...
Having been permitted to come out of New York, for the purpose of settling my Accounts with the Commissary Genl of Prisoners; I beg leave to improve the Opportunity, by Addressing your Excellency on the disagreeable Circumstances attending my particular Situation—It is now three years since I was Honored with your Excellency’s Appointment, to superintend the Affairs of the American Prisoners...
I have just received a letter from my relations Messrs John Searle & Co. of Madeira in which they mention their having formerly had the Honor of supplying your Excellency with Wines and as I conceive its likely that your Excellency will shortly retire to your seat in peace and will want a supply of Wine for your table I take the liberty to inform you that I am come to this City for the purpose...
Since my last of the 6th Inst. I have received Your Excellency’s favor of the 9th and have been giving the Subject thereof the most serious Consideration—Nothing short of the most thorough Conviction that my longer Stay in New York could be neither advantagious or Honorable to my Country or myself, would have led me to sacrifice my whole Fortune in that City for the Present, or to have left my...
Being from home, I was not favoured with your Excellency’s favour till this Day, otherwise should have done myself the Honor of Answering it sooner. Having been informed that Sir Henry Clinton had given an evasive Answer to your Excelly’s last application, and being fairly worried out with waiting in my disagreable Situation I wrote in for my Family to come out immediately if permission could...
Agreable to what I informed Your Excellency at Morris Town I went to Eliza. Town on Saturday last, in order to prepare matters for my return to New York, where I was Agreably surprised with the Arrival of my Family—This Occurrence will entirely prevent any Thoughts of my Accepting the Honor Your Excellency designed me in the Appointment to the Care of the Prisoners in that City—and indeed the...
The embarrassed State of Trade & the reduction of my Finances from various Causes, some of them of a public Nature, have led me to decline all mercantile Business, since which I have been persuaded by my Friends to offer myself a Candidate for the Naval Office for the Port of New York. a Life almost spent in the laborious Employment of Trade to all Parts of the World with unsullied reputation...
Your letter to Messr Ino. Searle & Co. was safely received and duly forwarded, in consequence of which by my last advices from that house dated 15th Ulto they have shipped for your use two other pipes of choice Wine a box of citron & two baskets of figs by the Ship Hero Capt. Paul to Potomack the amount thereof being £74.9.6d. Sterlg which have I hope arrived safe. My Nephew who on his way...