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Your obliging Letter of Yesterday was handed to Me this Morning by General Wards Son: The Fleet still continues in Nantasket Road; and I can’t discern any Diminution of their Numbers: five or six Transports, and a Man of War arrived last Fryday afternoon; as the Man of War saluted the Admiral I suppose they came from England. The Signal at the Light House was thrown out again on Saturday; but,...
Letter not found: from Josiah Quincy, 7 April 1776. On 25 April GW wrote to Quincy : “Your favour of the 7th Instt coming duely to hand I thank you for the Intelligence therein contained.”
Your worthy Lady has been so good as to lend me a Pamphlet printed at Philadelphia intituled “Thoughts upon Government”: I have perused it with Pleasure, because, in general they are agreable to my own. It is difficult to contract, within the Limits of a Sheet of Paper, ones Thoughts upon such a copious Subject : however, I have selected the following for your Amusement; and when you are not...
Ever since I had the honor to receive, your Excellency’s answer to my last Letter, relative to the disgraceful command of Boston harbor, by a british 50 gun ship; I have wish’d for a subject, on which, my sentiments might prove worthy of your notice; and, of course, an adequate ground, whereon to revive a correspondence, which, for want of it, could not, on my part, be decently continued; But,...
Circumstances of a very unexpected character having recently connected me with Harvard University in the relation of its President and some general views having brought me to this City, it was my intention to have visited the University at Charlottesville, for the purpose of gratifying my curiosity in that respect and also for the sake of the advantage and pleasure I anticipated from a...
My Son in law Benjamin D. Greene Esq of Boston, with his lady, and another of my daughters are about visiting the Southern States, with combined views of health and curiosity. In their excursion they are about to pass, in the vicinity of your residence, and have that wish, which is at once so natural and honorable, personally to know and to be permitted to pay their respects to one, who has...