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I receiv’d your letter dated 27th Feby the contents of which give me great concern, sensible of the usefullness of a good education and the many advantages which result from it I have always made it a primary consideration nor have I allowed a thought of dress and plasure to engross my attention prejudicial to it. I believe I am rather defective in the spelling and writeing of english as I...
I received your letter from Col. Hanson, and after considering the contents, think it necessary to transmit to you an account of the late occurrence, in which you have been informed I acted an improper part; my object in writing this letter is not to exculpate m[y]self, it is only to state matters as they really were; whither my conduct was justifiable in doing what I have, I am not a judge,...
Impeled by necessity I now set down to write you the following lines, in which I am obliged to inform you of the great want we are in for a few things, which I would not have troubled you with could ⟨they have⟩ been dispensed with; for knowing the embarrassment under which our estates labour at present upon account of that debt which it owes to Mr Alexander; and that it is intirely by your...
Letter not found: from George Steptoe Washington, 10 Dec. 1790. In his letter to George Steptoe Washington of 19 Dec. 1790, GW wrote “From the tenor of your letter of the 10th inst. which came to my hands on thursday last, it does not appear that Lawrence is to come on to this place with you, for he is not mentioned in any part of the letter.”
Letter not found: from George Steptoe Washington, 7 Aug. 1799. On 14 Aug. Tobias Lear wrote George Steptoe Washington: “The General has received your letter of the 7th inst.” ( DLC:GW ).
Since I had the pleasure of addressing you upon the subject of the Hessian fly I have met with a letter from a Gentleman of Deleware State to the president of the Philadelphia society for the promotion of agriculture. The facts mad⟨e⟩ known by this Gentle[m]an seem so to tally with the observations of my Neighbours & ’self that I refer you to his letter. In page 206 of Morses Geography of the...
Your letter of the 11th. int. did not get here, in consequence of some interruption to the post, untill last wednesday. By it were recd. a check for $ 90, on the office of discount and deposit in full discharge of interest to this date, also papers, the Register & for all wh. accept my thanks. The check answers my purposes equally with the cash. I have been exceedingly sorry not to have been...