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M r Adams presents his Compliments to M r Nichols, and has the honour of inclosing a Resolution of the President and Fellows of the University of Cambridge Massachusetts of Feb. 14. 1786.
I have been desired by Patrick Miller Esqr, of Dalswinton to transmit to Congress the inclosed Paper of Experiments in Navigation. It is the Sequel of his Treatise on Naval Architecture, which I had the honour to transmit to Congress last Spring. I have the Honour to be, / with the highest Esteem, dear sir / your most obedient and most / humble Servant DNA : Papers of the Continental Congress.
At the Request of General Washington I commit to your Care the enclosed Letter for M rs. M c. Cauly Graham which I have received from him—the Vessel that carries this is preparing to sail—You shall hear from me again by Cap t. Coupar— I am D r Sir / Your Friend & Serv t.
D r Jeffries respectful compliments to his Excellency M r Adams, & does himself the honour to present him with a Narrative of his Aerial Voyages, which if they in any degree should meet his approbation or for a few minutes divert him, will make him very happy.
Mr Cutting presents his respectful compliments to Mr Adams, with an Extract or two from a short letter just received by him. Mr C. wou’d have brought the letter himself, to Grosvenor Square immediately, but the books mention’d in it require the letter as an order for their delivery, in the City, where he expects to find them this afternoon if the Harmony Capt Willet be arrived. MHi : Adams Papers.
M r. Jenks’s Compliments to his Excellency thanks him for his Politeness will do himself the honor of waiting upon him on Sunday—
In obedience to Your Excellency, I have made farther enquirey respecting the American East India Ship Hydra, and have learned from Mr: Robinson, Agent in Gould Square Crutched Friars; that the Owner lives upon Rhoad Island in North America, his name is Charles Champlin. It also appears by the Books at the Exchange Insurance office, that in March 1786, Mr: James Wilkinson of Abchurch Lane...
Your Excellency is hereby advised of my second Draught from hence in favor of Mess rs: Etienne Drouilhet & C o. of Madrid Bankers—for £300 Stg. of this date, double Usance.—We sail with the first fair Weather to my last plan of Destination.— With due Deference / I am your Excellency’s / humble servant N o. 5.
With this is enclosed, an elegant volume of improvements in Naval Architecture, together with the original letters to me that accompanied it. I know nothing of the author but what is there said to wit that he is a gentleman of character and fortune—America is the place in the world the most likely for such improvements to be adopted, if they are really founded in Science and Utility. If upon...
RESOLVED that a Committee of two members from the Senate, and three members from the House of Representatives, to be Appointed by the Houses respectively, wait on the Vice-President of the United States, as soon as he shall come to this city, and in the name of the Congress of the United States,—Congratulate him on his Arrival. Thursday the 16th. of April. The Committee Appointed on the part...
On motion, Ordered that Mr. Gilman, Mr. Ames, and Mr. Gale, be a Committee in conjunction with a Committee of the Senate, to wait on the Vice-President of the United States, upon his arrival in this City, and to congratulate him thereupon, in the name of the Congress of the United States. Extract from the Journal, MHi : Adams Papers.
In Answer to your Letter, I can only say that M r. Barclay is gone from France upon the public Service of his Country and I suppose will return in a few months, so that his absence will not be of any detriment to you, as I immagine—with much esteem I am &c
I am honoured with your Letter of the 7 th. of the month from Paris—and will support D r. Bancrofts application to the Danish Minister, as fully as may by in my power—But perhaps it will be most prudent according to an Idea in one of your Letters to the D r. to begin by writing to the Baron D e Waltersdorff— This I suppose propose to do immediately—& when I obtain an answer will convey it to...
Received of John Adams Esq. of Thomas McKean Esq of Pensylvania the Sum of Thirty Five Guineas on Account, for which another Receipt of the same Server & Date herewith is given 35 Guineas DLC : Personal Papers—Miscellaneous.
I have the honor to transmit to you the information of your being elected to the office of Vice-President of the United States of America. Permit me, Sir, to hope, that you will soon safely arrive here to take upon you the discharge of the important duties, to which you are so honorably called by the Voice of your country. I am, sir, with sentiments / of respect, your obedient / humble...
M r Adams presents his Compliments to M r Jinks and requests the Honour of his Company to dine on Sunday next at 4 o’clock— The favour of an answer is desired
Agreeably to the directions of the two branches of the General Court I have the honor to inform you that you have been this day elected a Delegate from this Commonwealth to serve in the Congress of the United States for one year to commence on the first Monday of November next. I am, / With great Esteem & Respect / Your Honor’s / Very hble Servt. MHi : Adams Papers.
I cannot omit this Opportunity of transmitting to You a Copy of an Act of Congress respecting M r. Temple. It appears to me to be a proper one—In my Opinion our public Conduct should be just and liberal on the one Hand, but firm and decided on the other.— I have the Honor to be with very sincere Esteem and Regard / Dear Sir / Your most ob t. Serv t.
I hereby wish to apprise your Excellency of my Draught of this Date for £200 sg in favor of Mess r Etienne Drouilhet & C o. of Madrid recommended to me by M r Carmichael.—I have nothing material to communicate at present except being upon the Point of Embarkation. Double Usance / N o. 4— I Have the Honor to be / with proper Respect / Your Excellencys / Ob t. Hum ser t
This will be presented, by my eldest Son, who will go from France, to England, early in the approaching Winter, & pass it, in London—I take the Liberty of recommending him,—very particularly, to your Friendship & attention, which I flatter myself he will merit, & experience. I have the Honour to be, with great Respect & Esteem, / dr. Sir /yr. most obedt. Servt. MHi : Adams-Hull Collection.
Your private Letter of the twenty fifth of July is very friendly and obliging as usual. give yourself no concern about my apprehensions of your Want of Attention. I know too well your constant and assiduous applications to the Duties of your public offices, as well as to the just concerns of your private friends, ever to suspect you of failing in either.—I Shudder when I think of your next...
I have the Honor of transmitting to you herewith enclosed a Copy of a Letter of the 21 st. December from M r: Temple to me, which I laid before Congress. They have been pleased to direct that you communicate it to His Britannic Majesty—That you inform him, that the Complaint stated in it, being in general Terms, and unsupported by any particular Facts, or Evidence, they do not think it...
The multiplied Cares attending the Removal of a Family, from one Country to another; and beginning a new Course of Life or resuming an old one, after an interruption of fourteen years; must be my apology, if any apology is neccessary, for having omitted, till this time, to Solicit the final Settlement of my Accounts, with the United States.—As Mr Barclay has, for many years, had the...
I wrote to you on the 7 th: of last Month, and also on the 18 th: of this enclosing some Papers respecting an american Vessel seized at Barbadoes by a british Man of War. I have been honored with yours of 16 th. 25 th. and 28 th. May and 6 th. June last, which with the Papers accompanying them were immediately laid before Congress.— The Situation in which the Want of an adequate Representation...
I take the liberty of writing on a subject, which as it is interesting to Society I hope will require but little apology. & yet, I must be ingenious enough to confess that in my pursuits of this subject, I have not been without a view to my own emolument, in which I have done nothing more than to accept of the invitation held out by many Governments of Europe to engage in the public service...
Congress at length begins to do Business—seven States are represented, and Genl. St. Clair was three Days ago chosen President.— Since my last to you of 17th Ult. I have not had the Pleasure of receiving any Letters from you.— You will herewith receive a letter from Congress to the Queen of Portugal, which you will be pleased to transmit in the Manner suggested in my Report, of which you will...
As you are already informed of Col. Nortons Demand on the British Governor! it will only be necessary for me to observe, that it does not appear to me to be of such a nature, as that it would be proper for Congress to interpose and instruct you on the Subject; and I have Reason to think that it strikes them in the same point of view— As the Col. is an American Citizen, I feel disposed to be as...
One of these Days I shall devote a Leisure Hour to forming a Cypher, and will send it to You by the first good Conveyance that may afterwards offer. at present I am engaged on many Committees, so that my attendance on them and on Congress, keeps me fully employed. I observe with Pleasure that in this Congress there appears to be good Talents & good Dispositions. none of their more important...
We received the Letter you did us the honour of writing to us the 10 th. Inst, with the project of a Treaty that had been transmitted to you by the Baron de Thulemeier, which we have examined, & return herewith, having made a few small Additions or Changes of Words to be proposed, such as Citoyens for Sujets and the like, and intimated some Explanations as wanted in particular Paragraphs. The...
Last Evening, after mine to you of Yesterdays date, was gone to the Post office, yours of the Sixth, was sent me from thence. If I were to pray to Neptune, for Liberty of passing thro his Realm, again I should be tempted to Use the Form of a new converted American Indian, at Cape Cod, who went off in a fishing Vessell further to sea than he had ever been before, & was over taken by a storm. He...