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Being Convinced in my own mind, that America, would, one day, or another; have a navy—and being Willing to do all in my power to assist in Maning of it—I did at an early period, enter my Second Son, John Augustine Spotswood, on Board of a Merchant ship—and next april, Compleats his regular Servitude, From a Cabbin boy up to Mate, in which Capacity he is now Acting—he is now in London; and will...
I Find that there is something due to me for my Services while in the army. Here Follows—the time I entered the army, the times of my Several promotions, and the time of my resignation. August. 1775. Entered the Army with the rank of Major In the 2d. Virginia regiment under the Command of Woodford the Colo. & Scott Lt. Colo. March 1776. Colo. Henry Commanding the First Regiment resigned. When...
Your Favr. of the 2d. Inst. I am just honoured with. In answer, I say, that from the time I entered into the service, to the time I quitted it, which my honr. compelld me to do—and which will Fully appr. by my memorial to Congress in 1777—There was not an officer in the Army, more Attentive & Constant to his duty than myself—and being informed that an act of Congress deprived every officer of...
On the rect of Yours of the 2d Inst. wherein you say—it appears by the Accts. of depreciation from Virginia—that I have been paid £120.. 10—I wrote you in Answer, denying the rect. of Such Sum. Since that I was Told, that the money, must be in the hands, of the Commissioner of loans—in this State. I got the favr. of Messers. Dykes & gray —to Negotiate the matter for me—they wrote & recd. the...
I am hond. with yr last—inclosing information, from Colo. Parker, where to apply, to know by whoom, my depreciation of pay was drawn. I Just recollect Selling to a mercht. in Baltimore, sundry Certificates got of Colo. Ball—I have wrote to him to know if one in my name was among them; if there is it must have been drawn by a frd. for me. With respect I remain Dr Sr yr Ob St RC ( DLC )....
A numerous family, has determined me to sell of my estate, and remove to the State of Kentucky. Being Told that some person has been viewing Situations, on the potowmack, to Establish a publick foundry for cannon, & Manufactory for Small arms—and not knowing who to apply to, Take the liberty of offering through you for the Above purpose—The best Situation in the world. My Iron mine tract of...