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The letter herewith enclosed came under cover to me in a packet from Mr Lear, accompanied with the following extract of a letter, dated—London February 12th 1794. “A Mr Bartraud, a famous Agriculturalist belonging to Flanders, put into my hands a few days ago several papers for Mr Jefferson on the subject of manuring & vegitation, requesting that I would forward them to him by some vessel...
New Windsor [ New York ] February 15, 1781 . Makes proposal for a joint land and sea venture to capture Benedict Arnold. Asks Rochambeau’s opinion. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
I thank you for the trouble you have taken in forwarding the intelligence which was enclosed in your Letter of the 11th of March—It is by comparing a variety of information, we are frequently enable to investigate facts, which were so intricate or hidden, that no single clue could have led to the knowledge of them in this point of view, intelligence becomes interesting, which from but its...
I thank you very sincerely for your kind congratulations on the close of the War, & the glorious Peace which is held out to us, but not yet made definitive; I return them with great cordiallity & heartfelt pleasure; & only wish that the business was so far wound up as that I might return to the walks of private life & in retirement enjoy that relaxation & repose which is absolutely necessary...
Under the present situation of things it appears necessary to place the Maryland division under your command in the most perfect state of readiness to move at the shortest notice. It will be indispensible that all guards at a distance should be drawn in—All soldiers that may be servants with officers not belonging or attatched to the troops recalled, and every other previous arrangement in...
1866[Diary entry: 18 June 1799] (Washington Papers)
18. Morning calm & clear. Mer. at 74. So. Wt. wind afterwards. Mer. 91 at Noon & 84 at Night. Mrs. Washington came to dinner.
T he subscriber would R ent , for a term of years, two P lantations , which he holds in right of his wife, within a mile or two of the city of Williamsburg , and adjoining the Capitol bridge, whereon are all convenient houses, and from 15 to 20 hands have usually been worked. There is 1000 acres of land belonging to these places, 100 or more of which is firm hard marsh, supporting a numerous...
1868[Diary entry: 8 March 1775] (Washington Papers)
8th. The above Gentlemen went away after Breakfast. Docter Craik came to Dinner & wt. away afterwards.
1869[Diary entry: 5 January 1771] (Washington Papers)
5. My Brother & Mr. Lawe. Washington set of for Frederick. I went a hunting with the two Mr. Triplets and Mr. Peake but killd nothing.
I discovered, after my letter of the 24 with its enclosure, was sent to the Post Office, that it would have to remain in Baltimore until friday, before it would be taken up by the cross-post for Frederick Town. This will occasion a delay on which I had not calculated: and as the return Post from the last mentioned place may not be immediate, the intention of this letter is to request the favor...