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I am requested by the Common Council of this City to inclose to You and to solicit your Acceptance of the two Copies hereunto sent of an Oration on the Death of General Washington delivered in this City on the 31st Ulto, at their request, by Mr. Gonverneur Morris. I have the Honor to be with very Great / Respect and Consideration / Sir / Your most Obedt. Servt. MHi : Adams Papers.
The lost papers are just come to Hand & I have folded but not had Time to Number them; they are in their respective Bundles. The Letter to me was not open’d, but in perfect Order & Muddy. I have put up the two Blankets I used On my writing Tables. I pray my most respectful Regards to Mrs Washington & am very sincerely & Affectionately Yours DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Letter not found: from Richard Varick, 15 Jan. 1784. On 22 Feb. GW wrote to Varick : “The intemperate Season and irregularity of the Post, withheld your letter of the 15th Ulto from me ’till within these few days.”
Letter not found: from Richard Varick, 2 December. On 26 Sept. 1785 GW wrote Varick : “I have received your other letter of the 2d of December.”
The Adjutant General transmits You by this Conveyance the Order of this Date for a Court of Inquiry &c. —I shall expect you will forward the Letter addressed to Major Reid with the greatest Rapidity; it also contains a transcript of the Order. The above is a true Extract & the only part of the Letter of the 3rd April 1783 which re s pects Major Reid. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
State of the Volumes remaining in the Hands of Mr Varick Recording Secy at Poughkeepsie Augt 14. 1783. Titles No. of pages of No. of each Volume No of Vols. Vols. contains .
[ Robinson’s House, Highlands, New York, October 23, 1780. On October 24, 1780, Varick wrote to Hamilton: “I wrote You on the … 23rd.” Letter not found. ] Printed in this volume.
[ New York, February 25, 1799. On February 26, 1799, Hamilton wrote to Varick : “I last night received your letter dated Yesterday.” Letter not found. ]
I do myself the Honor of inclosing to Your Excellency all the Copies which I recd at Rocky Hill & which accompanied Your Excellencys favor of the 2nd Octr, which are recorded and wish them safe to Hand. The Governor has so far recovered as to be able to ride to Kingston where he at present is. I beg my Respects to Mrs Washington & the Gentlemen of the family And am with every Sentiment of...
Letter not found: from Richard Varick, 28 August. GW wrote Varick on 26 Sept. : “Mr Taylor brought me your favor of the 28th Ulto.”
[ Robinson’s House , Highlands, New York, October 22, 1780. On October 24, 1780, Varick wrote to Hamilton : “I wrote You on the 22nd.” Letter not found. ] Varick, a native of Hackensack, New Jersey, was admitted to the bar in New York City in 1774. On June 28, 1775, he enlisted as a captain in the New York Regiment and in June, 1776, became a military secretary to General Philip Schuyler, H’s...
I take the Liberty of inclosing to Your Excellency, a Letter for Lieut. Colo. Humphrys containing a Letter to His Excellency the president of Congress, praying an Answer to my Memorial formerly presented to Congress, for the Depreciation of my pay while acting as a Mustering Officer & for the 12 Months pay allowed those Officers as a Gratuity on their discharge. I have comprised in my...
I have the pleasure of inclosing to You a Certificate from the Mayor & Aldermen of this admitting You to the Freedom of this City, as their Testimonial & that of the Corporation of this City of their Opinion of your Merit & distinguished Services in the Cause of your Country. This Testimonial has remained in my Hands some Weeks to be forwarded by the Patroon, but he left us unexpectedly....
The Necessities of the Writers employed under my Direction as well as my own, and the Poverty of the Q. Master Department had in great Measure anticipated the Relief afforded by the last Supply of Money transmitted to me by Mr Morris on the 3rd of June, on Account of pay. By that I was enabled to pay off the discharged Writers the Ballances of their respective Demands and to Messrs Sickels &...
The Corporation of this City have applied to the President of the United States to permit Colo. John Trumbull take his Portrait to be placed in the City Hall, to which the President has consented & Mr. Trumbull has suggested to me that as the Portrait will be large the Room in the Hall in which those of the King and Queen of France are placed will be most desirable to perform the Painting in &...
The late Hour of the Night and the Necessity of my rising at the Dawn of Day to to proceed with Colo. Udny Hay to Fish Kill must be my Apology for this short Scroll I can now afford you in Answer to your Favor of the 10th of Oct. continued to the 12th for which I render You many Thanks. Some other Evening will soon be devoted to the Discharge of that Debt of Friendship. I have only to regret...
[ Robinson’s House, Highlands, New York, October 24, 1780. “… I am to beg you, to be so obliging, as to send me your deposition, by the first conveyance, of what my conduct was, or appeared to be to you, from the morning of the 25th after you arrived here ’till that of the 28th Sept., when you left us. Whether any part of my conduct or language betrayed any privity of Arnold’s rascally designs...
I am honored with Your Excellency’s agreeable Favour of the 13th instant, covering seven of Mr Morris’s Notes, amounting to five hundred Dollars, of which I shall make an equal Distribution—proportioned to the Times of Service of the respective Writers who have or now are serving. I am sorry to observe to Your Excellency, that my own Necessities will absolutely oblige me to appropriate a small...
I hope the Proceedings of the Court of Enquiry on my Conduct have e’er this reached your Excellency’s Hands. A Consciousness of the Rectitude of my Intentions & Conduct, while in the Service of my Country, induces me to expect an honorary Report from them. I now remain solicitous, only about properly publishing to my Countrymen & fellow Citizens & especially to my late Brother Officers, in...
Yesterday I was honored by the Receipt of Your Excellency’s Favor of the 28th ulto. Agreeable to your Directions, I do inclose Copies of the Powers and Instructions to Colo. Harrison, in Feby & March 1777; to Colo. Grayson, Lieut. Colos. Harrison & Hamilton & Mr Boudinot in March & April 1778; to Lieut. Colonels Harrison & Hamilton in November 1778; to Colos. Davies & Lt Colo. Harrison in...
I have the Honor of acknowledging the Receipt of your Excellency’s Letter of the 2nd covering the Letters to be recorded. Every attention will be paid both by Mr Taylor and myself to comply with Your Excellency’s Wishes expressed in your Letter; The Transcription of those Letters will be compleated this Week and they will be forwarded by the next Monday, post (the 20th). The Governor remains...
In Compliance with Your Excellency’s Directions I have examined the Volumes of General orders & find them recorded to the 30th April 1780. inclusive. Upon arranging the Proceedings of the Councils of War for Transcription I have Reason to suppose that some are deficient; especially in 1776; I therefore submit it to Your Excellency, whether it will not be expedient to apply to Mr Thomson the...
On Friday Evening Sept. 8th Genl Arnold went down in a Barge to Kings Ferry & from hence to Mr Joshua Smiths with a declared Intention of Meeting Mrs Arnold & returned on Sat. Eveng 9th, accompanied by two South Carolina Officers & Sr James Jay only, Colo. Sheldons of the 9th inclosing Anderson’s Letter to him, was then del ivere d Genl Arnold. On Sunday Eveng 10th Genl Arnold with the S.C....
I do myself the honour to inclose your Excellency copy of a letter from Col. Hay of the 5th inst. In answer to his letter I informed him “that our force on the lines was already inadequate to the duty required to be done in that quarter, and that I did not think it prudent to withdraw the two companies of Malcom’s brigade, without first advising with your Excellency on the subject; and that I...
I think it my Duty as a Man of Candour & Generosity, to inform You, that for your Information in our Interview of yesterday, I had every reason to convince Me, That Mr. Tripp’s Information, so distressing to Me, & in which my warm & pointed letter of the 21st. to You, was founded; was communicated to me in a very disingenuous Manner & Air & that he mentioned to Me more, than was contained in...
I esteem it my duty to inform Your Excellency, That Yesterday the XVth Volume of Military Letters was filled & contains the Letters to Novr 1782 included, which remains to be indexed & to receive its Marginal References to the Copies; So that some Time next Week I shall be ready to deliver the following Volumes. Vizt The Congress Letters A. to Decr 1782. 6 Volumes Military B. to Novr 1782. 15....
I have the Honor of acknowledging the Receipt of Your Excellency’s Favor of the 15th instant, conveying to me Your Orders for my Removal to Head Quarters. I am sorry to find That Lt Colo. Bradford has resolved to quit his Office, but shall in Obedience to Your Excellency’s Orders, repair to New Jersey as soon [as] possible, to releive him, in Confidence that the Honorable the Congress will be...
I beg leave to introduce to You the Bearer Doctor William McIntosh who has been regularly bred a Physician & has had Charge of our City Alms House for some Years. His Character is fair & Conduct not only unexceptionable but Meritorious. He wishes to be appointed a Surgeons Mate to one of the Regiments of the United States. I have no Doubt that if he shall obtain Your Countenanc e & procure an...
When I had the Honor of conferring with Your Excellency last, on the Subject of the confidential & pleasingly arduous Office tendered to me & heard Your Excellency’s Answers to my Objections, I put my Acceptance of the honorable Charge, on the Condition of procuring proper Persons under me for executing the Business in such Manner as to do ample Justice to the Public & not to disappoint Your...
I was honored with Your Excellency’s Favour of the 31st December on the 10th inst. As I mean to have an Index in each Volume, as well as a General one to each Set of A.B. & C., when completed, I shall commence the former when Paper arrives & hereafter draft them, as fast as the respective Volumes are filled; the latter, must be left undone till the whole Business is executed. It will be...