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I have received your letter of the 20th of August, requesting an Appointment in the Corps of Engineers about to be established. I have made it a point to forward all applications for military Offices, which have been made to me, to the Secretary of War, in whose Office they will be deposited for the inspection and consideration of the President of the United States; and your letter has been...
The letter which you did me the honor to write on the 11th of March last is before me, and affords an occasion of testifying the sincerity of my regrets for the distressing event announced in it. Be persuaded, Sir, I should do injustice to my feelings, if my disinterested friendship did not sympaithize with your filial duty, in expressions of the most genuine grief, for the death of your...
Questions proposed by General Washington to and Count De Grasse’s Answers to them. The noble and generous Support which is given to this Country, by His Most Christian Majesty does as it ought, fill the heart of every American with gratitude & Love; The zeal and alacrity with which His officers strive to carry His Royal intentions into execution, merit our highest admiration & applause, a...
Le noble et genereux Secours qui est donne a ce pays par Sa majesté tres chretienne, remplit comme il le doit Le coeur de tout Americain d’amour et de reconnoissance. Le zêle et L’activité qu’apportent les oficiers dans L’execution de Ses instructions royales, meritent au plus haut degré notre admiration et nos applaudissements—nous en avons actuellement sous Les yeux une nouvelle preuve—mais...
Questions—& propositions. Has the Count de Grasse a decided Naval force now in these Seas? Is it probable that he will maintain that superiority. During the operation against New York (if circumstances will warrant the undertaking) or to the Southward (if it should not) will the Ct de Grasse engage to co-operate to the final success—or to the relinquishment by mutual consent upon full...