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Tho’ I am apprehensive that you may be fatigued with Letters of Recommendation, yet I cannot suffer the Bearer hereof, Dr Moyes, to leave this City on his intended Tour to the southern States, without requesting Permission to introduce him to your Notice. To General Greene I am indebted for an Introduction to this Gentleman, & hold myself his Debtor for remembering me on the Drs Subject, from...
I am honored with your Favor of the 15th Inst. & beg you to accept my best Thanks for your polite Attention to my Introduction of Dr Moyes to your Notice, as well as for your Permission of doing the like, in future, for any Gentleman whom I may conceive to be worthy of your Civilities—Of this Permission, however highly I may estimate it, be assured that I shall ever avail myself with great...
I wrote to you on the 24th of last Month, in Answer to the Enquiries you requested me to make, & enclosed the Paper which lead you to make them. I do not find any Reasons to induce me to change the Sentiments I then gave, tho’ I should most readily have done so, had subsequent Information convinced me that they were erroneous. Dr Moyes, who passed thro’ this City a few Days since, confirms me...
The Society for promoting Agriculture, lately established in this City, having done themselves the Honor of electing you a corresponding Member, have charged me with the Care of communicating the same to you. It is with particular Pleasure that I fulfill this Injunction, & doubt not that you, after having so eminently contributed to the Establishment of the Independence of our Country in the...
As I am confident that every Thing, that appears likely to be of use to our Country, will be readily promoted by you, I have taken the Liberty of sending you a small Quantity of Wheat imported from the Cape of Good Hope. It is thought to be of a superior Quality & as such may be worth planting for the Sake of procuring Seed. I have planted nearly as much as I have now sent you, in Clumps of...
It would have afforded me great Pleasure could I, at this Time, have answered your Queries as fully & satisfactorily as I wish to do; but tho’ it is not in my Power to do this now, yet, as the definitive Judgement of the Society respecting the Claims 2 & 3, is to be given on the first Tuesday in February, I shall, when that is pronounced, procure a Copy of the respective Essays & forward them...
You will readily acquit me of any Neglect in performing the Promise made in my last, of sending you the Essay on the Farm Yard which obtained the Praemium from the Society for promoting Agriculture, tho’ I confess that Appearances do not seem in my Favor from the long Delay, when I tell you that it was not returned to the Society till the second of this Month. Some particulars in the Essay, as...
I have now to acknowlege the Receipt of your Letter, of May 25, in Answer to mine inclosing Col. Morgan’s Essay. I beg you will not imagine that the transcribing it was troublesome to me. The Pleasure arising from a Communication in which you were interested abundantly compensated for the Time employed in making it; &, I hope, I need not add that I shall think myself happy to be of use to you...
I have just seen the Coach-painter, whose prices are as follows chariot Ground that is painting the Body £ 5.    Solid Gilding that is the whole Moulding 5. 5. Full do that is in all the Hollows 3.15. Half do that is only round the 2.10. Pannels Ornaments that is Arms &c. 3.    Painting the Carriage 2.10. Gilding the Springs
As I am sure it will afford Pleasure to Mrs Washington and yourself to hear of our safe Arrival in Philadelphia, I embrace this early Opportunity of informing you that we had the Satisfaction of seeing our Friends in good Health on Saturday Evening last. At Annapolis we had the Pleasure of seeing General Smallwood from whom we experienced the most polite & obliging Treatment. Indeed our...
I had, this Day, the Pleasure of your very obliging Letter, for which I return you my best Thanks. The important Question is at length decided and Pennsylvania has had Virtue enough to adopt the proposed fœderal Constitution by a Majority of Forty Six against Twenty Three. On this Event I sincerely felicitate my Country, & trust that her Example will be followed by the other States. So fœderal...
On board Capt. Ellwood, who sails for Alexandria Tomorrow, I have shipped an Arm-Chair for you, which he has promised to deliver at Mount-Vernon, if practicable, or to a Gentleman at Alexandria to whom, he says, he commonly delivers any Articles he carries from hence for you. It is a neat chair, & will, I hope, please you. Mrs Powel desires me to apologize for it’s having been so long delayed....
About three Weeks, or a Month, since I did myself the Honor of writing to you and informing you that I had shipped a chair for you by Capt. Ellwood, who promised to deliver it at Mount Vernon or Alexandria. The chair is, I hope, in your Possession before this Time. In one of your Letters you have requested me to remind you of the Spanish chestnuts. I now take the Liberty to request the Favor...
A few Days since I had the Pleasure of hearing from you by Mr Fairfax, whose Modesty & Apprehensions of being troublesome prevented his delivering your Letter earlier⟨.⟩ From the very short Time that we have been acquainted both Mrs Powel & myself promise ourselves much pleasure from our Intercourse with your Godson, to whom we shall most chearfully render every Service in our power. He...
I have taken the Liberty to enclose a Letter for your Nephew, in which I know not how far I may have acted agreeably to you. My reason for doing it is the fear of its being delayed by any other Mode of Conveyance, which it is of Consequence to him should not happen in the present Instance. I do not recollect any Topic which at present, occupies the Conversation of Men, so much as the Insanity...
In my answer to the Enquiries made by Major Jackson, when last in this City, respecting the Hessian Fly, I recollect that I informed him that this destructive Insect had disappeared from this State. That answer, I then believed, from all the Information I was then possessed of, that I was fully warranted in giving—but, upon a Conversation that I had last Night with a very intelligent Farmer, I...
I am sorry to find from your favor of the 9th, that you have had cause to recall the report made to Majr Jackson relative to the Hessian-fly. I have not written to Mr Young yet on this subject; perhaps it may be sometime before I shall. In my late tour through the Eastern States I was informed (particularly in Connecticut) that this destructive Insect had also appeared in their fields of...
The Bearer hereof Mr Robert Parrish, an Inhabitant of this City, informs me that his Journey to New York is undertaken with a View to obtain Subscriptions to a Work of Mr William Bartram’s, containing an account of his Travels thro’ Florida &ca & also to obtain Permission to dedicate the Work to you. From Mr Bartram’s character as a Botanist and as a Man, I have no Doubt that his Work is an...
Inclosed I send you the Act of the Legislature of Pennsylvania which I mentioned Yesterday Evening. It is by no Means what I wished it to have been; yet that it is not worse required much Exertion. I am, with unfeigned Respect, dear Sir your most obedt humble Servt ALS , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters. Powel enclosed a printed copy of “An Act to provide for the temporary defence of the...
Agreeably to your Request, I have now the Pleasure to send you an Extract from my Letter to Arthur Young Esquire, relative to the Prices of the following Articles in Pennsylvania, vizt Wheat ⅌ Bushell 6/ to 6/4 Rye 3/9 to 4/ Indian Corn 2/6 Oats 1/8 Barley 4/ Clover Hay ⅌ Ton £4.10 Beef ⅌ cwt
The Speaker of the Senate of Pennsylvania will have the Honor to wait on the President of the United States and Mrs Washington on Thursday next. Mrs Powel has the Pleasure to present her respectfull Compliments to them and to express her Regrets that she cannot have the Honor of dining with them upon that Day. L , ViMtvL . Samuel Powel served as Speaker of the Pennsylvania senate from 1792...
Letter not found: from Samuel Powel, c.28 Mar. 1793. Tobias Lear, in a letter to GW of 29 Mar. 1793 , wrote, “I have the honor to enclose a paper containing some seeds and a note from Mr Powel, which were sent here the evening after your departure.” GW had left Philadelphia on 27 Mar. 1793 for a visit to Mount Vernon ( JPP, Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President,...