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Copies: American Philosophical Society, Library of Congress, National Archives As we wish the subject of this letter to be well attended to and understood, we shall confine ourselves intirely to the business of such french Gentlemen as have returned without getting employment in north america and particularly those of Monsr. du Coudray’s Corps. Whatever may be the Clamour excited by...
Copies: American Philosophical Society, Library of Congress, National Archives (two) Since ours of Octr: 31st. the enemy have by repeated efforts at last overcome our defences on the Delaware below Philadelphia, and we hear they have got up some vessels to the city; but we incline to think they will be interrupted much in their opperations on the river by the Cheveaux de Frize and the cold...
Copy and transcript: National Archives Not having received any letters from you since the 26 of May we were severely chagrined yesterday upon the arrival of Capt. John Folgier, who, under the name of dispatches from the Commissioners at Paris, delivered only an enclosure of clean white paper with some familiar letters, none of which contained any political intelligence. You will see by the...
Copies: American Philosophical Society, Library of Congress, National Archives (two) We mean in this letter to give you a succint view of the state of our military affairs. You must long before this reaches you have been made acquainted with the signal success of the american arms in the northern department, particularly the several Engagements in that quarter previous to the surrender of...
(I) and (II): copy and transcript of each letter, National Archives I cannot consent to omit this oportunity of addressing a few lines to you though the state of our military operations affords nothing material. The manners of the Continent are to much affected by the depreciation of our Currency. Scarce an Officer Civil or military but feels something of a desire to be concerned in mercantile...
ALS and three duplicates: American Philosophical Society; copies: Library of Congress, National Archives (two) <York, April 16, 1778: Congress today empowered William Bingham to draw on you for a maximum of 100,000 livres, so that he may discharge debts incurred for the United States. He will forward American newspapers with this letter, explain why he should turn to you even though we have...
LS (two): American Philosophical Society; copy: Library of Congress; copy and transcript: National Archives <York, April 30, 1778: We need to have word from you. The commerce committee will send you their contract with Hortalez & Cie., the heads of which are enclosed. We hear that you have concluded a treaty with France and Spain, and are anxious for confirmation before the British make...
LS : American Philosophical Society, Harvard University Library; copies: Archives du Ministère des affaires étrangères, Library of Congress; copy and transcript: National Archives <York, May 14, 1778: All goes well with us, and we are preparing for either war or peace. Our enemies have fostered doubt about our perseverance, but the enclosed report of Congressional action in rejecting British...
ALS : American Philosophical Society; copies: Library of Congress, National Archives; transcript: National Archives; two incomplete copies: Harvard University Library Your pressing request for 5000 Hhds. of Tobacco, is a matter as embarrassing to Congress as to yourselves. Their anxiety to get it to you is as great as yours to receive it. We have already lost considerable Quantities in the...
ALS : American Philosophical Society; copies: National Archives (two), Library of Congress, Harvard University Library <York, Pennsylvania, June 21, 1778: The British commissioners have arrived, sent their credentials to Congress, and received the answer printed in the Pennsylvania Gazette of the 20th. General Clinton, now commanding the British army, evacuated Philadelphia on the 18th and...