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Mr. Heman Allen of Salisbury has transmitted to me the inclosed Copy of a letter from Mr. Bowdinot Commissary General of Prisoners for the American Army; wherein he is pleased to signify that he is willing to accede to my being immediately exchanged for Colol. Ethen Allen, incase the matter could be accomplished by my writing to Newyork. The experience I have already had of the inefficacy of...
LS : National Archives; attested copy: National Archives; copy: Harvard University Library; copy and transcript: National Archives Since our last of Nov. 30, a Copy of which is herewith sent you, we received your Dispatches of Oct. 6. from York Town. They came to us by a Packet from Boston, which brought the great News of Burgoynes Defeat and Surrender, News that apparently occasion’d as much...
ALS : American Philosophical Society We Recd: yours giving an Acct. of the Arrival of the Goods on which we had not made any Insurance. From the Situation of your Affairs when you wrote Us last, we presume that Your Ship, Capt. Green is ready for sailing. Capt. Nicholson will also be ready in a few Days, We have therefore to propose to you that They go in Company as Capt. Nicholson will be...
ALS : American Philosophical Society J’ai l’honneur de vous renvoier, Monsieur, la Gazette de Boston; j’en ai traduit la lettre de M. Washington qui m’a paru bonne à publier pour opposer aux détails anglois qui vont sans doute paroître; j’ai retraduit aussi suivant la liberté que vous m’en avez laissée la capitulation de Burgoyne; il me paroîtroit actuellement nécessaire de joindre à ces deux...
ALS : Bibliothèque municipale de Mantes I return the Letters, having in one mark’d with Crayon the Parts I think of most Importance; and in the other with Ink the Parts that ought not to be translated. Perhaps Abridgements would be better than Translations. I leave them to your Judgement. I am with the greatest Respect your Grace’s most obedient humble Servant See the first note on the...
LS : American Philosophical Society De jour en jour nous nous sommes flattés de recevoir reponce à la notre du 20 Novembre dernier, et nous ne savons à quoi attribuer ce Silence. Apres votre lettre satisfaisante nous n’avons pas hesités un seul moment de confier nos interets dans vos mains. Nous vous avons parlés sans le moindre deguisement, et nous vous repetons sur tout ce qu’il y a de plus...
AL : American Philosophical Society Doerner Jur. presents his most respectfull Compliments to Doctor Francklin, and in complyance of his kind promise to supply him with Letters of introduction to the honourable Congress of the united States of North-America, to Gentlemen of consequence at Charles-town, and to others in the provinces of Maryland and Virginia; takes the liberty to send for the...
D : American Philosophical Society La Douairiere du Duc de Deux ponts demande à Monsieur le docteur franclin son appui pour faire passer un de ses neveux en Amérique et lui obtenir un poste militaire dans l’armée de la République. Ce jeune homme nommé M. de fontevieux a une vocation décidée pour les armes et surtout pour le service des vaillants Americains. Parfaitement bien né du côté du...
ALS : American Philosophical Society <Tournus in Burgundy, December 18, 1777, in French: I beg you to forward a letter to my son in New England. I have received two of his, and he is extremely uneasy at having heard nothing from me and my family. He is one of the engineers that the government selected to send to America. I am a mother who has lost her companion in joy and sorrow; the only...
10General Orders, 18 December 1777 (Washington Papers)
Persons having any passes from Major John Clarke are to pass all guards. The Commander in Chief approves, the following sentences of a General Court Martial, the 22nd November last, whereof Major North was president. Adjutant Ralston of the 1st Pennsylvania Brigade, charged with “Making a false return, and signing it; with ungentlemanly behaviour—disobedience of orders, and leaving his...