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ALS : American Philosophical Society Your Excellency will by the date hereof that it comes from a prisoner, and which is the cause of my present address, therefore on the Confidence of your favor, beg leave to inform you, that in October last being then in, and having the Command, of the arm’d Ship of War, called the Genl. Washington, in which Vessel had the Misfortune to be Captured by his...
Your Excellency will find by the date hereof that it comes from a prisoner, and which is the cause of my present address, theirfore on the Confidence of your favour, beg leave to inform you, that in October last being then in, and having the Command, of the Arm’d Ship of war, called the Genl. Washington, in which Vessel had the Misfortune to be Captured by his Brittannick Majesty’s Ship...
Your Excellency will find by the date hereof that it Comes from a prisoner, and which is the cause of my present address, therefore on the Confidence of your favour, beg leave to inform you, that in October last being then in, and having the command, of the Arm’d Ship of war Called the Genl. Washington, in which Vessel I had the misfortune to be captur’d by his Brittannick Majesties Ship...
Doubtless Your Excellency will remmember that in February eighty, I did myself the Honour to wait on You (in Company with Colo. Barton) at your Quarters in Morristown New Jersey. The motives that induce’d us to trouble your Excellency at that time, was a hope we Entertaind that Your Honour would be pleas’d to Appoint us to some command in the Army, by which means We might have it in our power...
Johnstown, New York, 20 Nov. 1788. Asks TJ to inquire about his two sons, Cyrus and George Washington Talbot, who are volunteers in the French navy. Mr. Jay informed him that he had written TJ on this subject some time ago. Talbot missed seeing the boys when the fleet was in Boston last September; has forwarded $200 through La Forest to “the Governor” of Normandy for money advanced to them at...
My motives for presuming to address you at this time is to solicit your particular favor & notice so far as to take into consideration the propriety of my being again employed in some public service in case any should offer, in which I might be thought adequate to the performance of. I have been Informed Sir by a member of Congress, that new arrangements will probably take place in some or all...
New York, January 15, 1799. “The relative Rank of several persons who have been honored with an appointment as Captains in the Navy of the United States not having as yet been seeded by the Honorable the Executive, and as some of those Officers claim of right the same rank, it follows of course, that, the good of the service requires this difference of opinion to be settled. It being the wish...
Very soon after I Left your office Last week I wrote to the Secretary of the Navy and Stated to him that I found it impossible for me to embrace the Service in the Station which it appear’d to be his intention to place me, and therefore I beged Leave to decline the Service altogether and added my request to him that he would be pleased to communicate such my desire to the President and the day...
If it should be the Pleasure of the President of the united States, or the Secretary of the Navy, to place Lieut. Knox as the Junior, or an Extra Leiutenant either Temporarily, or Perminently It would be exceptable to to me. MHi : Adams Papers.
I was Last evening honored with your favor of the 1st. Inst. covering a Letter from the Secretary of the Navy, and a Commission to me of Captain and another to Cotton Thayer of second Lieutenant of Marines, which Last was duly delivered. I am highly gratify’d with your Kind wishes for my Success & Glory and more so by your Expressions of Confidence that I shall do honor to the station I now...