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By the post which arrivd from the Northward yesterday I had the honour to receive under Cover to myself the Letter I now do Myself the pleasure to inclose to you. As we have been for a Considerable time Without a post to or from the Southward I have preferred Sending this Letter to Mount Airy to be forwarded by any Conveyance that May offer from that place by a private hand and if none at...
Mr Vidler the Architect of whom I had the honour to inform you when at Mount Vernon is the bearer of the present Letter. his Visit to Virginia is to inform himself from his own Observation of the best place in which he Can settle and exercise his trade. I find he has sent to Europe for a Considerable Number of hands and will be soon able to undertake any piece of Work that may offer. Mr Vidler...
The Bearer Mr Prager comes recommended in the Most handsome manner to the Delegates from the State of South Carolina to Congress, by The Honourable Mr Laurens from London. Mr Prager also bore Letters from Doctor Franklin and Several others of the Principal American Characters in Europe to the Gentlemen of Greatest Weight in Philadelphia. Permit me to Introduce this Gentleman to your...
The very Short Stay the post makes at Annapolis precludes me the pleasure of acknowledging in the Manner I wou’d with the receipt of your favour of the 28th and of giving you the Information that an hours leizure might enable me to extract from the public dispatches &ca. Having Several public Letters to finish for South Carolina & Which I must dispatch by this post I pray you’l be so good as...
The Inclosed Copy of a Letter which I do myself the honour to inclose to you will perhaps give you some as Curious information as any you have had for a long time on the subject of Pollitics on the other side of the Water—The Intelligence is I believe to be relied on—You will do me the favour to return the ⟨sd⟩ Letter by next post and I must request you will not let it by any means transpire,...
This days post brought me your favour of the 11th, which I have the pleasure of Answering from Annapolis—having been prevented leaving Maryland by a Variety of Occurrencees in the last Week—I think however I Shall at all events get away in the Course of the next week & probably So early as to Compleat my Journey to Philadelphia. I thank you for your Opinions, they Concur perfectly with my own...
Having met with the Little Tract a Copy of which I do myself the honour to inclose to you in this City and Conceiving it possesses Some Merit I Seize the occasion it affords me of addressing a few Lines to you and of making inquiries of Your health & that of your most amiable Lady. I hope Your late Tour Westward has been Attended with every pleasure & advantage you promised Yourself and as I...
When I had the pleasure to See you last Summer at Mount Vernon I believe I informed you in answer to a question on the Subject that Congress had received a Copy of the Roll of Negroes &Ca taken by the Commissioners for Superintending the Embarkations at New York at the time of the removal of the Refugees and British Garrison from this City—I now find I was mistaken and that the one I had Seen...
Mr Charles Philips who does me the Honour to charge himself with the delivery of the present Letter is my most particular friend, permit me to introduce him to your Acquaintance and friendship as such—He is a Gentleman of very ample fortune in the West Indies and is now on his return to Europe after visiting his Estates—a very principal reason for Mr Philips’s making a journey from this State...
An opinion prevails in South Carolina that the principal holders of Slaves in your State wish to divest themselves of that kind of property and that tollerable good purchases might be made on good Security being given for payments by Instalments with a regular discharge of the Interest. Under the Impression of this opinion the Honle: Mr; J: Rutledge of So. Carolina has addressed a Letter to me...