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Letter not found: to George Steptoe Washington, 27 Feb. 1787. On 2 Mar. George Steptoe Washington wrote GW : “I receiv’d your letter dated 27th Feby.”
Letter not found: to George Mason, 15 Nov. 1787. On 27 Nov. Mason wrote GW : “I this Morning received your Favour of the 15th.”
Letter not found: to George Augustine Washington, 24 Dec. 1785. On 3 Feb. 1786 George Augustine Washington acknowledged receipt of “Your favor of the 24th Decr.”
Letter not found: to George Augustine Washington, 8 Dec. 1784. On 25 Feb. 1785 George Augustine wrote to GW : “I received with inexpressible pleasure Your two friendly Letters of the 26th of Novr, and 8th of Decr.”
If the servant man (William) who I left at Rocky Hill to take care of his sick wife, is yet there, be so good as to give him a Pass. & order him to proceed to New York in the stage—He will find me there, or he may report himself to Colo. Smith if I should not.I am, Sir Yr most obed Servt Printed Source--Washington, Pa. Reporter.
By this Express, your Excellency will receive the requests of the Pay Master and Quarter Master, Generals, for the Loan of One thousand Dollars each, to enable them to supply the present necessities of the Army—if the terms of their proposals are agreeable, I should be very happy in your Excellency’s compliance with their requests. I have the honor to be Your Excellency’s Most Obedt Servant...
I do myself the honor to inclose to your Excellency Copy of a Letter from Generals McDougall Clinton & Cortlandt in favor of Majr Hamtramck. My knowledge of that Officer is such, as makes the task of Recommendg him to the notice of the Government of this State, extremely pleasing—being assured that if it shall be in their power to favor his views his conduct will always justify any appointment...
You will excuse me I hope, for not having acknowledged the receipt of your favours of the 21st & 25th of Feby at an earlier period. The truth is, I have been much hurried, and a good deal from home, since they came to this place. I thank you for your obliging attention to the apples, which were very good & arrived safely, and Mrs Washington joins me in thanking you also for your kind present...
It was with equal pain and surprize I was informed by Colo. Hanson on Monday last, of your unjustifiable behaviour in rescuing your brother from that chastisement which was due to his improper conduct; and which you know, because you have been told it in explicit language, he was authorized to administer whensoever he should deserve it. Such refractory behaviour on your part, I consider as an...
In consequence of a resolution which passed at the last meeting of the Potomk company, and in behalf of the Directors, I transmit the enclosed Petition to you, for the consideration of your Honble House. The Petition is short. We therefore rely on you, if the sentiment shall meet your approbation, for argument in support of it; begging at the sametime (as the sole end is to obtain a more...
The Gentn who will have the honor of presenting this letter to you, is a Nephew of mine, heir to my Brother who was one of the Partners in the Principio Company, and to whose Will I was appointed an Executor, though circumstances put it out of my power to qualify. He is about to offer a petition to your honble Assembly, from the Execrs of my Brother, to obtain the Estates proportion of the...
The letter which you did me the favor of writing to me the 31st of last month, with a Postscript to it on the 5th of this, came duly to hand; as did a small parcel of wheat, forwarded some time before, by the Post Master general from new York. For your polite attention to me in these instances I pray you to accept my best acknowledgments & Thanks. With much concern I have heard of the ravages...
My brother John is much in want of four, five or six hundred pounds which he is desirous of borrowing on Interest. If it is in your power to supply him, I will become security for the fulfilment of his agreement. He seems to have little expectation that money in these times, can be had at the common interest; & his own words will best express what he is willing to allow. “I believe I mentioned...
I think your proposition is a very good one—If any question should come before the Board on wch you have not already given your opinion, it may as well be decided at the Falls as elsewhere; your going thither therefore, in the first instance, will certainly expedite the business which occasions (at least in part) the meeting. Indeed it wd seem now (for I do not recollect the cause which...
After short stages and easy driving, I reached this City on Sunday afternoon. Only 4 states—viz. Virginia, South Carolina, New York and the one we are in, are as yet, represented; which is highly vexatious to those who are idly, & expensively spending their time here. I hope the fine rains which have watered this part of the Country were not confined to it; or rather, that the Clouds which...
It was with great concern I heard of your Indisposition—later accts say you were upon the recovery—and nothing would give me more pleasure than the confirmation of it from under your own hand. I am not able to give you any information on the point you requested, at our parting. Congress have come to no determination yet respecting the Peace Establishment, nor am I able to say when they will. I...
I have received your letter of the 18th ulto, & one thousand bushels of Indian corn, and six bushels of peas, which your Schooner Molly and Betsey took in, on my acct at a Plantn of the deceased Mr Custis on Pamunky. I have paid Mr Whitney, the skipper, twenty five pounds three shillings for freight of the same and taken his receipt therefor. I am Sir ⟨Your⟩ Most Obed. Servt ALS , owned (1970)...
My last letter to you, was dispatched without the enclosed; wch was forgot at the time of Sealing it. Since then, I have received your letter of the 23d of August, & am very sorry to find by it that you still continue so much indispos’d. Doctr Craik will write to you by this opportunity, & will, I presume, give you his opinion of the propriety of giving the Air & Climate of Rhode Island a...
If nothing unforeseen happens, I can be at the Great Falls at any hour you & Colo. Fitzgerald will name, on Thursday next; ready to proceed from thence to the little Falls, if a vessel should be in readiness at the former. I am Dr Sir Yr Most Obt Servt ALS , PHi : Gilpin Papers. Four days later, on Wednesday, 24 Aug., GW again wrote Gilpin: “ On Saturday I informed you that I could be ready to...
Your Excellency’s favor of the 14th of October reached me in a few days, and was replied to by the Post before the last, by some neglect however, the letter was left out of the Mail and remained in the Post Office until the Evening before the last Post should have gone, when it was, with all the Eastern Mail, stolen from thence; nor can I now send you a Copy, for all the Copies of my letters,...
I yesterday received a letter from Mr Hanson informing me that you slept from home three nights successively and one contrary to his express prohibition. Complaints of this nature are extreamly painful to me, as it discovers a degree of impropriety in your conduct, which, at your time of life your good sense & discretion ought to pount out to you and lead you to avoid. Altho’ there is nothing...
Will you permit me, to give you the trouble of enquiring among your friends of the Eastern Shore, now in Annapolis, if I could be furnished with one thousand feet of the best pine plank; precisely 24 feet long (when dressed)—To be without sap, or knots. It is for the floor of my new room. Many years since, I provided for this, & thought myself secure of that which was perfectly seasoned. It...
It is some time since I received the enclosed Bill, under cover from the Drawer: among a multiplicity of other letters it got buried & forgot; until a line from Mr de Marbois the other day, forwarding the third bill of same tenor & date, reminded me of it. As I do not know who the Treasurer of the Society of the Cincinnati of this State is, I take the liberty of committing the Bill to your...
If you have fixed upon Monday next for the meeting of the Directors of the Potk Company at the Falls of the Shanandoah—Have given Messrs Johnson and Lee notice of it—and informed Mr Stuart and his accusers thereof you will please to let me know it—(having heard nothing yet of the determination) In these cases, and that I may have nothing to retard my speedy return after the business of the...
As Monday next is the day on which the Directors, by the Constitution of the Company, are to make their report—and it has generally fallen to the lott of those on the Virginia side of the river to do this; I beg that you would from the minutes to which you are accessable—or from memory, bring forward the occurrences which may be proper to report at the General Meeting, about to be held. If...
As you were so obliging sometime ago as to offer me the use of your Scow to enable me to get mud from the bed of the River to try the efficacy of it as a manure; I would thank you, if it is convenient, for the lent of it next Week, & will send up for it on Monday, if you will let me know to what place, and of whom it is to be had. I will avail myself also of your kind offer of getting me a...
My Nephew informs me that you propose to set off for Shenandoah tomorrow. Particular matters which I have on hand will prevent my doing of it till Saturday—possibly in the afternoon of that day, time enough to reach Mr. Fairfax’s. Early on Sunday I will call at the Great, & proceed to the Seneca Falls and if business should not require Mr. Smith to proceed before that time, I should be glad to...
Herewith is a copy of the Plat you desired. Permit me to remind you that this tract, & my other Lands in the neighbourhood of it, have been offered to be leased, and may soon, in part, be engaged. The sooner therefore you determine whether to take it or not, the better chance there will be of having it wholly for your own use, or the benefit of your friends, which, no doubt would be more...
A few days ago, the letter herewith sent from Mr Athawes, accompanying the will of our much esteemed and greatly to be lamented friend, the Honble George Wm Fairfax Esqr. came to my hands—on which melancholy occasion I sincerely condole with you. The small package containing the watch (which is mentioned in the Will) and the two letters spoken of in Mr Athawes letter (one for Thomas Fairfax...
I was extremely glad to hear by a Letter from Colonel Varick that tho’ not yet restored to your usual State of health you was recovering it daily. From many circumstances I think it now pretty evident that the British will leave New York in all next Month Sir Guy Carleton has informed me verbally, through Mr Parker, that he expects to evacuate the City by the 20th and that when the Transports...