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Williamsburg, 22 Oct. 1779 . The scheme for a commercial negotiation in Europe has been abandoned after all necessary preparations were made. This decision causes almost ruinous personal consequences to the writer. Begs that an allowance be made as a restitution for disappointment and time. Signed: Thomas Smith. Minute in TJ’s hand at foot of text: “In Council Oct. 25. 1779. Referred to the...
Agreeably to the orders which I had the honour of receiving from you at the Court of Fayette County, I beg leave to inform you, that before I left the Court at Washington County, I prepared Ejectments against each of the People in Possession of your Land; I delivered those Ejectments to the Sheriff who served them all with a degree of regularity not very usual in that Country; as soon as the...
When the Letter which you did me the honour to write to me on the 14th of July last, was brought to Carlisle, I was in Philadelphia, & did not receive it till my return in August—I could not answer it before my return from the western Courts, because I had left your Papers at Bedford, (where I leave all the Papers respecting my business in the Western Courts, which are not necessary to be...
Letter not found: from Thomas Smith, 26 Nov. 1785. On 28 July 1786 GW apologized for “not having acknowledged the receipt of your letters of the 26th of Novr. . . .”
To his Excll the Honorable Minister of the Unaited State of America The petition of Thos. Smith a Native of America, Humbly Sheweth That whereas Your Excellencys Petitioner, is in this City of Paris Coming from a Slavery, where I being Tuoo years, and a half, taken under, the American colours bound from Lisbon, to America, and remain a Prisoner, a Board an Algerin Galeotta during the...
Major McCormick has this moment called on me in his way through this Place, & informed me that he means to go from Philadelphia by Mount-Vernon on his way home; as his company pursue their Journey in a quarter of an hour, I cannot have the honour of writing more than just to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter of the 7th of December—one Copy of which I received the Day before I went to the...
After having kept your letter for so long a while, I am almost ashamed to send it you; but remaining only a few days in Paris, I had not time to pay my respects to you, as it was my intention to do. I did not send it by the post, as I was in doubt whether or not it was a letter of introduction to your Excellency. My delay, I trust, has not been a matter of importance. I have the honour to be...
Letter not found: from Thomas Smith, 9 Aug. 1786. GW wrote Smith on 22 Sept . that his letter “to me from Philadelphia the gth Ulto came duly to hand.”
As the Bearer is going immediately to Alexandria & keeps the Post Office there I lay hold of the opportunity to inform you that on the 24th 25th & 26th Days of October, the Ejectments which I had the honour of bringing for You against James Scott & 12 others for Lands on Miller’s Run, were tried at Washington at Nisi Prius, & I have the very great pleasure to inform you that Verdicts have been...
Mr McCrea, who informed me that he kept the Post-office in Alexandria, was up at the Supreme Court at Bedford, in November last, & was to return immediately; I embraced the oppertunity to inform you that we had Tried and gained all the Ejectments which I had the honour of bringing for you in Washington County: I took the liberty of mentioning that it would be necessary that you should appoint...