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ALS : American Philosophical Society M. Bernier et gourlade qui vendent avec moy la fregatte que vous avez fait visiter par le Capitaine Lambert Vickes me prient de leur envoyer promptement vostre decision; Ils veulent vendre cette fregatte quatre cents mile livres. Il fait beau tems, venez diner avec nous amenez vos deux confreres et nous concluerons. J’ay l’honneur d’estre avec Respect...
AL : American Philosophical Society Mr. Davis’s most respectful Compliments wait on Mr. Franklin begs leave to acquaint him that he is waiting below in the Coffee Room till Mr. Franklin is at leisure when Davis would be glad of the favour of speaking to him. One of the Americans who got money from the commissioners on false pretenses; see their letter to the committee of secret correspondence...
AL : American Philosophical Society Comme je ne trouve point à vous proposer d’autres conditions principales de notre arrangement que celles exposées dans ma derniere lettre du 12, je vous seray obligé de les examiner et m’instruire le plustôt possible du party que vous prenèz. J’ai absolument besoin de scavoir à quoy m’en tenir sur tout cela et d’ailleurs, selon ce que vous m’avèz fait...
4General Orders, 16 January 1777 (Washington Papers)
General Court Martial to sit to morrow at 9 o’Clock, for the trial of Capt. Fister and Lieut: Rallwaggon, of the German Battalion. Col. Stricker and such officers of his Regiment, as can give information of the above Gentlemen’s Conduct, for which they were confined, will attend the Court, for that purpose. The Captain of the Provost is ordered to warn one Serjeant, and 25 Privates, as his...
It is probably a very unseasonable time to interrupt that attention you must be constantly paying to the momentous concerns you are engaged in, but I could not omit so good an Opportunity as offers by Mr Walker to let you know that I am alive and in good health, and that all our Relations at present enjoy the same blessing, as far as I know or have heard, for it is seldom I have the pleasure...
The Honble Continental Congress having Resolved to establish a Magazine, Laboratories, & Foundery for casting Cannon &c. at York Town in the State of Pennsylvania. You are hereby directed to repair thither & erect or provide such Buildings as shall be necessary for carrying on the preparation of fixed Ammunition of every Species. an Air Furnace to be constructed there to hold Three Thousand...
Last Night I arrived here from New York much indisposed with the Rheumatism and pains in my Limbs, occassioned by great Colds I caught, which deprives me of the Pleasure of waiting personally on your Excellency, and therefore take the Liberty, by the first Oppertunity vizt by Capn Keepots to inform your Excelly of my Safe Arrival here. Immediately after I come to Town I was credibly informed,...
The honorable Continental Congress having resolv’d to establish Magazines, Laboratories, and Founderies for casting brass Cannon, in the State of Pennsylvania, and in New England, and having invested me with power to effect the same—I have directed Lieutenant Colonel Flower Commissary of Military Stores to repair to York Town and Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania and put the various...
The Council received your Letter of the 12th Instant and are determined to give the Commissary every Assistance in their Power to secure a sufficient Quantity of Flour for the use of the Army, as we join your Excellency in Opinion, that any Scarcity of that Article at present in Pennsylvania must be artificial. The Westmoreland Battalion consisting of 620 is on its way the first Division is...
Letter not found: from Joseph Reed, 16 Jan. 1777. On 19 Jan. GW wrote Reed : “Your Letters of the 16 & 17th Inst. are both before me.”