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The English foot is to the Parisian as 1000:1068 The English foot is such that a pendulum which vibrates in a second is 3f.3.2I. long The English mile is 1760 yards = 5280 feet An acre is 208.7 feet square. There are 640 acres in a square mile. The English use two kinds of pounds, viz the Avoirdupois and the Troy pound. by the former they weigh heavy coarse commodities by the latter they weigh...
When I came to Annapolis, though I now recollect to have heard your praise at Boston, yet I was then ignorant of your character and your conduct during the Revolution . Let this not Surprize you; for here as in Europe, I have found it but too frequent, that reputation is not in proportion to merit. If since my arrival in America, I had been continually entertained of your great qualities,...
The friends of Petersburg, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Alexandria may possibly unite to prevent exclusive privileges being given to Norfolk. These collected would form about an eighth part of the legislature and perhaps adding to them their accidental connections and influence they may make one fourth of the legislature. All the country below these which compose one third of the legislature...
Having waited thus long in the vain hope of procuring a private and confidential conveyance for the papers you left in my care, I am obliged at length to trust them to the post, lest a longer detention of them should prove inconvenient. I hope they will pass safely. The desire of establishing a correspondence, which I am sure will be useful to me, induces me to consider as an invitation to it...
In Virginia two species of tobacco are cultivated, very distinct from each other. They are called Oroonoko and Sweetscented. The first is the hardiest and of the greatest produce; the last of the most delicate flavour. I think it used to sell about an eighth higher than the Oroonoko. All other names given to our tobaccoes are arbitrary and particular; every plant of tobacco going from Virginia...
After a week’s stay at Philadelphia without receiving from You those papers, which at my departure I begged You to send to Mr. van Berkel, I grow a little concerned about the matter, and the more so because I intend leaving town to morrow, in order to take a ride through the Yerseys and up the North River, during which time I shall continue to feel a kind of anxiety very natural to me who...
Your letter with my papers, and some others You were so kind as to send me, I received the evening before I left Philadelphia and have not had since that moment any time to express You the Satisfaction I felt at the reading of Your Sentiments towards me. The esteem of a man of Your Character is a great reward of my endeavours to deserve it, but his affection makes me happy. A correspondance...
These are the questions, my dear Sir, which I have proposed to several Gentlemen of information, in order to get acquainted with the situation of affairs, and which will be answered to you much sooner than to a foreigner. At Boston I recommend you Mr. Russel, but generally I think it would be prudent to propose questions to several gentlemen at the same time. I pray you to communicate me the...
New-Hampshire. June 1784. I. Government. The amount of the civil list is not yet fixed under the new constitution. The last year it was between three and four thousand pounds lawful. Their State debt is about 150,000 pounds lawful. The interest, and 10 or 15 per cent of the principal is paid by way of discount in taxes. The evidences of this debt sell at about one half their nominal value. The...
[ On board the Ceres, off Scilly Isles, 24 July 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “Ceres. off Scilly. G. K. Van Hogendorp. recommending Mr. N. Tracy.” Not found.]