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Let not your Patience fail you by reciving so many Letters from me, for though they have been dictated by a weak head, they flow from an honest heart. I wrote to you to build 10 large gun Boats at sacket’s harbour, with Furnaces on them, to heat red hot shot, by which, we can burn the british navy on the Lakes, & I fear, without these, there will another Campaign of Blunders, which would be...
Several subjects are so impressed on my Mind, that I must give them vent, as some things may strike my mind, that may escape yours through the Press of Business at this important crisis. I wish to call your attention to Lake Erie. Something vastly important may be done, & I hope will be done. I am not afraid of our fleet. Pennsylvania is very strong, & they are unanimous, with a few Exceptions...
I came here last friday in a Steam Boat from albany. I have been fit for Duty very little of this Campaign my complaints were the Diarrhea & asthma. I went to Ballston & Saratoga Springs. I am releived from the Diarrhea, but still affected with the asthma, I am using medicines, which I hope will finally releive me. I found myself unable to go to general Brown, therefore I came here, if...
One thing I forgot, which ought to have been inparted in my last Letter, which is a matter of importance to the united States, & demands the immediate attention of Congress, I mean the wicked Conduct of the Bostonians, & perhaps all new England in buying up all our Cents, & melting them to make vessels, such as Stills &c. None but New Englanders could have Decended to such meaness for the...
Bear with repeating my letters, for my Soul within me is distressed for your Situation. The State of our finances is deplorable, and the Enmity of the yankys against you is unpardonable. By this morning’s paper, it appears that measures are proposed to send men to washington to compel you to resign your Presidency. For gods Sake regard them Not; your Country is not going to Desert you. Neither...
I have now before me, a Pamphlet writen by mr Melish with his remarks on Sine Qua non. He has done the subject Justice. I shall publish my Sentiments on the same subject in the aurora under the Signature of the old Soldier. My opinion about Indians, may fail of your approbation, yet I am Sure I am right. I have writen on the Subject more than 30 years, I fear with very little Success, as the...
I must call your attention once more to the Lakes. You must see the object of the British is to reestablish themselves once more in the united States, if they can be so called, with propriety. I am now Sorry you ever entered into any Negociation But I approved of it at the Time, not that I ever expected any good arising from it, but I hoped it would Silence the Tory Clamour, that is a vain...
Spring will soon come, the Session of Congress, if it be proper to call it one, end, & what ought to have been first done, not yet done. I wrote to Secretary of war last week & mentioned the bank Bill, with this remark, I feared it would be a monstrum Horendum, that would answere no good Purpose; so it has appeared to you, and you have refused your Signature. This will meet the approbation of...
God has continued my life to see Peace once on Earth. I know not what to call it. I cannot call it either good ⟨or⟩ bad. I cannot call it honorable; nor Dishonorable; but it is Such as could be obtained at that Time; and it is dishonable to our Enemies, for never have they been more compleatly drubbed both by Sea & Land. If their Pride can brooke it, they will be Quiet. At all events, we will...
Last December I was Seized with the Influenza, which confined me to my house through the winter, & I have not rode out yet more than one mile; but expect shortly to be ab le to go to Philadelphia. I have most ardently wished for an hour’s Conversation with you. The first Subject is a Na tio nal Bank, which will be a national Curse, attended with innumerable bad Consequences, one of which I fea...