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Copy: Library of Congress The rate of emigration to America from Scotland and Ireland, particularly Ulster, increased rapidly in the years immediately before 1775. Rising rents were a principal cause, along with the unemployment that in Scotland followed the financial crisis of 1772 and in Ireland the collapse of the linen trade. By 1773 the drain of population was causing concern. In November...
AL : Historical Society of Pennsylvania Dr. Pringle’s Compliments to Dr. Franklin and if he is to be at home this evening and at leisure Dr. P. will wait upon him and play at chess. Mean while Dr. P. returns Dr. F. the French letter which he was to shew to C. Castries [?]. He sends him a small piece upon Electricity, sometime ago sent to Dr. P. from Germany, but which Dr. P. has not yet...
3[December 1773] (Washington Papers)
Decr. 1st. Dined at Mrs. Dawsons & spent the Evening in my own Room. 2. Dined at Southalls, & Spent the Evening at Mrs. Campbells. On 29 July 1773, Mrs. Campbell’s tavern on Waller Street had been put up for auction by Nathaniel Walthoe’s executor. Mrs. Campbell had bought it and two lots on six months’ credit and got the deed in Jan. 1774 ( Va. Gaz. , P&D, 20 May 1773; York County Deed Book,...
Decr. 1st. Clear Warm and pleast. with but little Wind, and that Southerly. 2. Also Warm and pleasant a little lowering in the Eveng. 3. Clear Warm and pleasant again. With but little Wind & that from the Southward. 4. Much such Weather as yesterday in all respects. 5. Clear, and tolerably pleast. but rather Cooler. Wind being fresh from the Westward. 6. Warm and lowering—Wind being fresh from...
5Cash Accounts, December 1773 (Washington Papers)
Cash Decr 3— To Ditto [cash] recd from Thos Newton Junr Esqr. £404. 0. 0 To Ditto recd from Ditto 51.11. 0 To Cash recd for the following Bills drawn on Robt Cary Esqr. & Co. viz. 3— Benja. Waller Esqr. £100 (Sterg) 32½ (Excha.) 132.10. 0 4— Ditto 100 Do [32½ Excha.] 132.10. 0 5— Ditto 100 Do 132.10. 0 4— Edwd Charlton 350 Do 463.14. 0 4—
When I sat seriously down, divested of other thoughts, to write to Mr Montague on the Subject of the power of attorney which he Inclosed to Colo. Tayloe, Colo. Mason, & myself, it appeared, if not absolutely necessary, at least, that it would be very satisfactory to him, and the Mortgagees, (as matters are very differently circumstanced to what they expected) to receive authentick Copi⟨es⟩ of...
7[Diary entry: 1 December 1773] (Washington Papers)
Decr. 1st. Dined at Mrs. Dawsons & spent the Evening in my own Room.
8[Diary entry: 1 December 1773] (Washington Papers)
Decr. 1st. Clear Warm and pleast. with but little Wind, and that Southerly.
I have had the gratification of receiving both your letters, and the Pamphlets sent by Wilkinson. It is a reflection I am naturally led into whenever I write to you that I always have occasion to be returning my thanks for some kindness received without being able to retaliate. Gratitude is the only fund I can pay you out of which I am sensible your generosity accepts as sufficient: but at the...