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Letter not found: from Robert Boggess, 9 Dec. 1799. GW wrote Boggess on 10 Dec. : “In answer to your letter of yesterday’s date. . . .”
During a late Visit to New York, I learnt that the leading federal Characters (even in Massachusetts) consider Mr Adams as unfit for the Office he now holds. Without pretending to decide on the Merits of that Opinion, which will operate alike whether well or illfounded, it appeared necessary to name some other Person. You will easily conceive that his Predecessor was wished for and regretted,...
Enclosed we have the honor to hand two Resolutions which were passed last week by the Legislature of this State; by a calculation noted at foot, to which we beg to refer you, we find it will be a great Object to obtain the transfer of this Stock before the 15th of this month, at which time the Books are shut, & no transfer can be made untill after the 1st of January when a Dividend of 3½ p. Ct...
Inclosed I take the Liberty to leave you a Letter of recommendation with which I was favord by Mr St John de Crœvecœur of Normandy, who I saw well in May last, and who desired to be respectfully rememberd to you, your Lady & Family. I also beg leave to present to you a copy of a Work on the Commerce of the United States, which I wrote and published at paris during the residence there of the...
Letter not found: from William Thornton, 7 Dec. 1799. GW thanked Thornton on 8 Dec. for “the communications contained in your letter of yesterday.”
Letter not found: from Alexander White, 7 Dec. 1799. GW wrote White on 8 Dec. : “Your favour of yesterday I received this morning.”
In answer to the Letter which I had the honour of receiving from you Yesterday I have the pleasure of informing you that there is nothing to be paid for the Fruit Trees in addition to what you subscribed to Leflet, therefore if you will be pleased to specify the numbers of each Sort omiting any kinds you may not be inclined to have & calculating what you take at 1s. Maryld Cury ⅌ Tree to the...
Knowing the great Interest you have always taken in the promotion of the Navigation of the Potomak—I lose not a moment to inform you that I have at length suceeded to get this great Object aided by a grant of the Legislature of this State to the full amount contemplated by the Company—and it is with extreme Pleasure I have it in my Power to enclose a Resolution to that Effect which has this...
I have recd your private letter of the 17th Novr ulto, since which I have been very closely engaged in business. The inclosed news paper contains the Presidents speech delivered to-day. You will find it nearly what it ought to be, I had feared he would have entered into reasoning upon a certain measure which had he would most assuredly have attracted to the subject a very pointed direct or...
Letter not found: from Timothy Pickering, 3 Dec. 1799. GW’s letter of 24 Nov. to Pickering is docketed by Pickering, “answd Decr 3d.”
To communicate to our friends agreable incidents we are readily promptd by the pleasure it gives but it is duty alone which can lead us to be the communicators of uncomefortable tidings Tis this that impels me to inform my friends at Mount Vernon that Mrs Henley was attacked about ten days since with a severe bilious pleurisy her weak constitution was unequal to the shock and in five days she...
Letter not found: from Clement Biddle, 1 Dec. 1799. GW wrote Biddle on 8 Dec. : “Your letters of the 23d Ulto and 1st instant have both been received.”
Letter not found: from William Thornton, 30 Nov. 1799. GW wrote Thornton on 1 Dec. : “Your favour of the 30th Ulto . . . came to my hands this morning.”
Enclosed is a copy of a letter which I have written to the Secretary of War on the subject of a military Academy. Two reasons have prevented me from communicating it to you at an earlier day. My avocations rendered it imposible for me to complete the letter till very lately, and I had had opportunities of knowing your opinion on the subject generally. Any alterations in the plan which you may...
Letter not found: from Bryan Fairfax, 28 Nov. 1799. In a letter to Fairfax of 30 Nov. , GW refers to Fairfax’s “favour of the 28th Instt.”
Enclosed is a copy of a letter which I have written to the Secretary of War on the subject of a military Academy. Two reasons have prevented me from communicating it to you at an earlier day. My avocations rendered it impossible for me to complete the letter till very lately, and I had had opportunities of knowing your opinion on the subject generally. Any alterations in the plan which you may...
Letter not found: from Charles Little, 27 Nov. 1799. GW wrote Little on 28 Nov. : “Mr Johnston delivered me your favour of yesterday.”
Letter not found: from James Piercy, 27 Nov. 1799. On 1 Dec. GW wrote Piercy “In answer to your letter of the 27th Ulto.”
Letter not found: from Samuel Sommers, 25 Nov. 1799. On 28 Nov. GW wrote Sommers : “Colo. Little forwarded your letter of the 25th instant to me, yesterday evening.”
Letter not found: from William Price, 25 Nov. 1799. GW wrote Price on 2 Dec. : “I have been duly favoured with your letter of the 25th Ulto.”
Before I had received your favor of 13th inst. I had on information from the Custom house entered the two pipes of wine & two boxes of Citron & shipped them in the Harmony Capt. Ellwood for Alexandria by which Vessel which left this Yesterday I also forwarded two boxes of spermaceti Candles and two bags of the best Java Coffee which is what they have sold as Mocoa but I beleive there is none...
[ New York, November 19, 1799. Letter not found. ] “List of Letters from General Hamilton to General Washington,” Columbia University Libraries.
Letter not found: from Hepburn & Dundas, 19 Nov. 1799. GW wrote the firm of Hepburn & Dundas on 23 Nov. : “Your letter of the 19th was recd yesterday.”
Letter not found: from William W. Woodward, 19 Nov. 1799. On 24 Nov. GW wrote Woodward: “I have been favoured with your letter of the 19th Instant.”
I have been duly honored with your letters of the 26th. and 27th. of October. General Pinckney happening to be at my house when they were received, I communicated them to him, together with such other letters as had come to hand relating to the same subject —and I have since furnished him with the subsequent information transmitted to me, in order that he might take the proper measures in...
I have been duly honored with your letters of the 26th and 27th of October. General Pinckney happening to be at my house when they were received, I communicated them to him, together with such other letters as had come to hand relating to the same subject—and I have since furnished him with the subsequent information transmitted to me, in order that he might take the proper measures in...
Letter not found: from William Price, 15 Nov. 1799. On 20 Nov. GW wrote Price that his “favour of the 15th instant” had come “duly to hand.”
Agreeably to your request, we enclose you an account of the second Instalment on your purchase of lot No. 16 in Square No. 634, which became due 25th Septr last —the amount you will please to remit when Convenient to yourself. We are with sentiments of the highest respect &c. Copy, DNA : RG 42, Records of the Commissioners for the District of Columbia, Letters Sent, 1791–1802. When GW bought...
Letter not found: from William Thornton, 13 Nov. 1799. On 18 Nov. GW wrote Thornton : “Your favour of the 13th inst: came duly to hand.”
My attention, for some time past, has been so completely engrossed, that notwithstanding my earnest wish to communicate with you upon several subjects, I could not without neglecting some urgent business devote any moments to that purpose. In truth, the stone, however near I may seem to get it to the summit of the mountain, is perpetually upon the recoil, and demands constant exertion and...