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11774 Saturday. Octr. 15. (Adams Papers)
Dined at Mr. Wests with the Rutledges and Mr. Middleton. An elegant House, rich furniture, and a splendid Dinner.
I received your very obliging Letter and thank you for the early intelligence of your designed Tour. I could wish to be a fellow Traveller with you; tho I cannot personally partake, of your joyful reception, I feel no small pleasure in the anticipation of yours. I commit to your care a Letter which I would not trust to any hand less safe than yours. You will carry it Sir with my tenderest...
It has been with inexpressable pleasure that I have beheld you usher’d into the world with such deserved approbation and it has been no common sattisfaction that I have receiv’d from your being placed in a Station where you may be so extencively useful. My fancy has often transported me into future time and presented you to me as a good Sheepherd feeding his flock in the tenderest manner with...
I hear that a letter from one P——s, a clergyman in Connecticut, has been intercepted, and that an attested copy of it is now before our congress. The contents of it are very extraordinary—he informs the person to whom it is addressed, that he has received advice that several regiments more from England, and a number of men of war, are expected, and that when they arrive, hanging work will...
Copy: Library of Congress <Extract from the journals of the Assembly, dated Oct. 15, 1774, and signed by Charles Moore, clerk: Franklin is appointed for the ensuing year.> See BF ’s acknowledgment to Moore below, Feb. 5.
6[Diary entry: 15 October 1774] (Washington Papers)
15. Dined at Bevans’s. Spent the Evening at home. On this day GW gave £1 14s. to his old Indian acquaintance Guyasuta, who was on a mission from the tribes in the Illinois and Ohio country to Guy Johnson, superintendent of Indian affairs for the Northern Department (GW’s Cash Memoranda, 25 Mar.—25 Oct. 1774, CSmH ; WHARTON LETTER BOOKS “Selections from the Letter-Books of Thomas Wharton, of...
7[Diary entry: 15 October 1774] (Washington Papers)
15. Clear with very little wind & warm.