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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,...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...