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I was honored with your favor of the 27th Ulto by the last Post. The extract from the Marqs La Fayette’s Letter--which you were so obliging to send me--is, in substance, the same as the one he has written to me himself.—On some points he is more particular in his letter to you—on others, mine is more full; A copy of which, if I had a Cypher established with you, I would have sent; but am...
I am favd with yours of the 11th reminding me of your former request to have an enquiry into your Conduct and that of the Regiment under your command on the 7th Decembr last. When you first mentioned this matter, the Army was in so moving a State that it was impossible to hold a Court, as soon as we were fixed, I recollected your request, and intended to have given an order for the enquiry,...
27413December 1786 (Washington Papers)
Friday 1st. Mercury at 36 in the Morning— at Noon and at Night. Wind Southerly and pretty fresh—clear and pleasant all day. Employed as yesterday, running round the Lands of Manley and French. Geo. Washington and his wife returned home in the Evening. Received 50 Bushels of Buck Wheat from Colo. Leven Powell of Loudoun. Leven (Levin) Powell (1737–1810), a Loudoun County merchant, was a major...
It will not be amiss, I conceive, at the meeting you are about to have to day, to consider the expediency of directing the Customhouse Officers to be attentive to the arming or equipping Vessels, either for offensive or defensive war, in the several ports to which they belong; and make report thereof to the Governor or some other proper Officer. Unless this, or some other effectual mode is...
I have lately received a Letter from Miss Lee—Sister to the deceased General Lee—requesting me to obtain for her, an authentic copy of his Will. this I have promised to do, & know no way so likely to effect it, soon , as by applying to you. May I therefore entreat the favor of you to procure, & send to me an attested Copy thereof? any expence that may attend it, I will pay. If I knew in what...
27416[Diary entry: 21 October 1785] (Washington Papers)
Friday 21st. Thermometer at 57 in the Morning—55 at Noon and 53 at Night. Flying Clouds and cold, with appearances of Snow; wind being at No. West. My Brother, Mr. Willm. Washington and his wife went up with me to this days races at Alexandria. We dined at Colo. Ramsays & returned in the Evening with the Company who went from here the day before, Except Mr. Wm. Washington, the two Mr. Bassetts...
I have your favors of the 21st and 26th April, the last inclosing the Resolve of the General Assembly of Massachusets for compleating the Battalions and for raising 1300 Men to serve upon the North River. I hope that clause, prohibiting the receiving Prisoners or deserters either as Draughts or Substitutes, will be particularly attended to, for reasons given at large in my last. If Lieut....
Col. Butlers favor of last evening I have received—The opinion he has of the enemys designs renders it unnecessary for me to caution you on the score of keeping out the necessary Guards & patroles; The look out boats I have desired Genl McDougal to order down to be under yr command that you may officer & man them, with such persons as you can fully confide in —this will enable you to obtain...
The messenger, who was sent yesterday afternoon to the Post-Office in Alexandria, returned without letters: the Mails not having arrived. Some hours after my Messenger was dispatched for Alexandria, the Richmond production was delivered to me by Express: sent for that purpose. They have out gone all that has gone before them: but the meeting, according to the acct given by the Express, was not...
I do myself the honor to inclose your Excellency two of the latest York papers that have come to my hands. The Count de la Luzerne reached Springfeild the Evening of the 7th and may be every hour expected here. I have the honor to be with the greatest Respect Yr Excellency’s Most obt and humble Servt LS , in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DNA:PCC , item 152; Df , DLC:GW ; copy, DNA : PCC, item 169;...