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ALS : American Philosophical Society I wrote thee per Capt. Story, who sails in Company with Capt. Falkner, to which please to refer, the Chief Intent of this, is to Inclose thee, a Letter from Our friend Thomas Livezey, and to inform thee, that I have deliverd to Capt. Falkner 12 bottles of Wine, the Manufacture of Our Friend; having seald each Bottle and put a Mark on Each as below; hoping,...
ALS : American Philosophical Society While most of this letter refers to matters of only local significance, it contains a paragraph relating to an important episode in the American reaction to the Stamp Act. On May 30, 1765, the Virginia House of Burgesses adopted a series of resolves, introduced by Patrick Henry, rejecting Parliament’s right to impose such taxes. But because several quite...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I wrote thee on the 8th Inst. since which have none of thy favours, as I in my last inform’d thee, relative to the Affairs of Baynton Wharton & Morgan, I have now the satisfaction of saying, that, in a few Days after, they calld their Creditors together, and laid before them, a state, whereby it clearly appeared they had a Capital of £28.000 and Upwards,...
AL : American Philosophical Society Thy very kind Letter of the 9th. Instant I [had the pleasure] of receiving yesterday the Contents whereof afforded Matter of real Satisf[action, and] on being shewn to my honoured Father gave Him that just Sensation, which [warms the] Breast of every true Friend. I have done myself the pleasure of visiting [thy Wife] and Daughter since thy departure; Who...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I wrote thee per Capt. Robinson on the 15th Instant to which please to refer. And as I sett out with a resolotion to inform thee of every material Occurrance which hapn’d during thy Absence; Occasions my troubling thee with these few Lines; I doubt not that several of thy Friends have inform’d thee of the Uneasiness, which the Act of Parliament relative to...
ALS : American Philosophical Society This opportunity presenting via Falmouth —I embrace it to inform thee, that thy Family are well; and that, thy Friends have frequent Occasion to make mention of thee with great pleasure. We now hourly look for the December-Packet, by which Vessel We do expect to hear something much to our Satisfaction; relative to the Affairs of this Province. The...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I had the pleasure of writing thee on the 20th Ulto. (via Bristol) to which please to refer. On the 28th Captn Friend left our Capes, with whom went Passengers—James Hamilton Esquire and his Nephew. Yesterday, We had the great satisfaction of receiving a Letter from Colo. Bouquet, by an Express sent forward for Gena. Gage —the substance of which is, that,...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I had the pleasure of writing thee a few Lines on the 16 July per Capt. Clapp, since which, We have had the satisfaction of finding, by thy Letters of the 8th June that it would not be long, before the Petition would be delivered, and We sincerely hope its Prayer will be speedily Answered. Since my last We have furthur Occasion to dread the Mischevious...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I wrote thee a few Lines on the 18th Inst.—and two days past was favoured with thy Letter of the 26th Sepr. for which I thank thee: the same being deliver’d me by N. Evans who arrived in Cap. Sparks. Which day and the following arrived also Capts. Hammitt and Robinson, and We are pleased to find that the Cargoes of these three Vessels do not make up the...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Thy Acceptable favour of the 19th of August I had the Pleasure of receiving, and am altogether of thy Mind that if this Meeting at New York shall be favourably look’d on by our Superiors at Home, Meetings of this kind may in future be of great service to America; And as I understand the Affairs thereat transacted, were laid before our House, at their last...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I wrote thee, on the 14th Instant by a Vessell bound for Hull, in which Vessell went Passengers, Capt. Hay and some other Officers, and in that Letter I inclosd thee Four depositions, relative to the Goods (designd for the treaty at Pittsburgh) being burnt and destroy’d by a Number of the Inhabitants of Cumberland County; which Depositions &c. I hope will...
ALS : American Philosophical Society This letter and subsequent ones from Joseph Galloway, George Croghan, William Franklin, and the Pennsylvania Assembly attest the seriousness of Indian affairs in the newly acquired western territories, and the urgent necessity of pacifying the savages by a formal settlement of the boundary that Sir William Johnson had discussed with them in 1765....
ALS : American Philosophical Society I wrote thee, on the 16 Ulto. since which have none of thy favours, (this Letter I delivered to John Relfe). Some little time after arrived Capt. Falkner with whom came passengers James Hamilton &c.; the day after his Arrival, W A was extreamly fond of reading a Letter, he had receivd from T P., wherein that Gentleman Mentions; that, He had been in Company...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Thou’l find by the date of this Letter, that, We have entr’d into another Year, thy Friends here, sincerely wish, it may be repleate with Health and Happiness to thee, and that, within it, We may have to Congratulate each Other, on the Important Change made in our Goverment from Proprietary to Royal. Our Assembly are now sitting but as yet, nothing Material...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I had the pleasure of receiving thy favour of 13th July for which I thank thee; the intent of this is Principally to inform thee, that We have been most Industrously employd for many Days past, in our Election Affairs which terminated but this Evening and We have the happiness to know that our Labour is not Lost, having got in every Man We Proposd and of...
ALS : American Philosophical Society My last to thee, was on the 13th. Inst. via Dublin; containing Robert Callender Esqr his Letter, and some depositions relative to the destroying those Goods: the Account of which I hope, by this time, has reach’d thee. Thy very kind and welcome Letter of the 13th. of Febry. I received a few days past; with thy Present of the Pamphlet, wrote in vindication...
AL (draft): Historical Society of Pennsylvania I had the pleasure of writing thee a long Letter by Cap. Sparks, which hope thou’l receive. By Letter which I two days past received from Governor Franklin and Brother Saml dated at Fort Stanwix Oct. 25 I am Advised that on the day before the Grand treaty Opened at which there is Upward of 3000 Indians, that they had Agreed to the retribution and...
Draft: Historical Society of Pennsylvania I wrote thee on the 24 and on the 27 Ulto. and Inclosed the Chronicles, which I hope will come safe to hand, and as I have from thy Letter to Governor Franklin some reason to suppose thou’l not be able to get away so soon as thou some time before Expected, and as I hope my Scrawls have afforded thee Pretty Early Intelligence I trust my Continuing them...