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I had the honor of writing to you the first of May last, by the Fanny Captain Smith bound to Alexandria by whom I sent you a few Cases of Wine. I had a day or two before that Vessel’s sailing, received a letter from the marquis de la Fayette informing me that he had sent to my Care a package for Your Excellency & which was to have been shipped in the Fanny; but by a mistake in the Carrier’s...
I had the honour to receive a few days ago Your Excellency’s letter of the 20 August, inclosing others for the Marquis de la Fayette, Mr Humphreys & the Baron de Secondat the two first I forwarded immediately—the other I directed & delivered. I have not yet had the pleasure to see the Baron de Montesquieu. As he passed thro’ this place not many days ago, on his way to a Seat in the...
I had the Honor to receive, the 1st Ulto your Excellency’s letter of the 20 May, together with the Packet & Barrel for the Marquis de la Fayette—the former I forwarded him immediately pr post, & I sent the Barrel last week in very good condition. I could not get it sooner from the Custom House & Brokers. The wine you are pleased to order will be sent you by the next opportunity for the...
The letter on the other side is Copy of that I had the Honor to write your Excellency the 31 of last Month—by way of L’orient; this goes by the Brig, Peggy Capt. Cunynghame bound to Charles Town So. Carolina & to Baltimore on board of whom I have shipped a bale directed to you from the Marquis de la Fayette, with orders to be delivered to Colo. Tench Tilghman at Baltimore to whom I have...
I have already had the honor to inform you by my first letter from Havre, that I had sent to Bourdeaux the letter with which you charged me for the Chevalier Secondat Montesquieu, and that I had particularly recommended it to the constituted authority. I found my father very well. He lives in the country, & there leads the very busy life of a husbandman. He received with gratitude the...
I presume that your Excellency has heard that I had the misfortune to be taken by a party of Indians on my way to the Falls of the Ohio—although I lost every thing I was possessed of, I may reckon myself fortunate in having my life preserved—after remaining rather more than three months amongst the shawanese, I was brought into Detroit and there given up to a Trader for a debt of 340 dollars...
By return of my Brig to Alexandria I have taken the liberty of sending you a few Cases of wine &c. as ⅌ the invoice inclosed, to the address of Colo. Fitzgerald. It will give me great pleasure if I hear of their being agreable to you. Some days ago I had the honor to recive a letter from the Marquis de la Fayette—dated at Paris the 8th of April in which he mentions to have sent a few packages...
ALS : American Philosophical Society On my embarking at Annapolis, in the Ship Buckskin of Baltimore, the 26th of December last, Mr: Carroll committed to my Care the Letter herewith enclosed for yr. Excellency— An intense Frost detained the Ship near two Months in the River Potuxent, & it was not till yesterday She arrivd at this City— Some Mercantile affairs at this place, deprives me at this...