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Copy and two transcripts: National Archives; transcript: South Carolina Historical Society The Bearer says he is a native of Charles town South Carolina, and he wants a Pass to go into Italy. I do not well understand the account he gives of himself. He seems to me to be lost, and to want advice. I beg leave to refer him to you, who will soon be able to discover whether his account is true. I...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Enfin Monsieur voilà donc votre Nation et la nôtre amies déclarées, et le liberateur de l’Amérique Plenipotentiaire public en france; on pourroit maintenant en sureté vous prier à un concert, et Milord stormont vous a cédé la place. Puisse cette union durer longtems et faire réciproquement le bonheur des deux pais. Je regrette bien de n’avoir pas assisté au...
ALS : American Philosophical Society The plan enclosed in this letter, for taxation and local government, is one of several schemes submitted to Franklin for the purpose, at least ostensibly, of furthering the best interests of the United States. On March 30 Lambert, in Paris, sends with a covering letter a long memorandum on the best means to suppress begging. On April 21 the directors and...
Valley Forge, March 27, 1778 . Requests discharge for Ensign Robert Wood, Second New York Regiment. ALS , RG 93, Miscellaneous Records, National Archives.
5General Orders, 27 March 1778 (Washington Papers)
The numerous Inconveniencies of a large train of baggage must be apparent to every officer of the least observation; an Army by means of it is rendered unwieldy and incapable of acting with that ease and Celerity which are essential either to it’s own Security and defence or to Vigor and Enterprize in its offensive Operations; The sollicitude which those who have a large quantity at stake will...
About eight days ago I was honored with your favor of the 20th Ulto. Your friendship, Sir, in transmitting me the anonymous Letter you had received, lays me under the most grateful obligations, and if my acknowledgements can be due for any thing more, it is for the very polite and delicate terms, in which you have been pleased to communicate the matter. I have ever been happy in supposing that...
Letter not found: from Col. Theodorick Bland, 27 Mar. 1778. On 10 April, Bland wrote GW , “This day fortnight I wrote to Your Excellency in obedience to the Orders Recd by Col: Baylor.”
I opened the inclosed to take out the letter for the commanding Officer at Albany, having an opportunity of sending it immediately there by Colo. Armand. I forgot to desire you to give orders to the drivers of all Cattle and to the conductors of all cloathing and Stores coming from the Eastward to cross the Delaware at Easton and not come down as low as Sherrards or Correyels ferry as usual....
927. Fryday. (Adams Papers)
On Wednesday Evening Mr. Barons died, and Yesterday was committed to the Deep, from the Quarter Deck. He was put into a Chest, and 10 or 12, twelve Pounds shot put in with him, and then nailed up. The Fragment of the Gun, which destroyed him was lashed on the Chest, and the whole launched overboard through one of the Ports, in Presence of all the Ships Crew, after the Buryal service was read...
ALS : American Philosophical Society; AL (incomplete draft): Algemeen Rijksarchief Je crois ne pouvoir vous donner de plus agréable nouvelle, que celle de l’arrivée, en bonne santé de votre grand ami le Facteur. Nous avons eu un entretien d’une heure ensemble, lui, le Substitut et moi. Vous pouvez facilement en conjecturer la nature, sans qu’il soit nécessaire de la hazarder sur le papier....
ALS : American Philosophical Society In consequence of what you mentiond to me relative to the german Courts, I consulted the Spanish Ambassador whether it coud be determind with any degree of certainty, how long it woud be before the business I am pledged for with his Court woud require my attendance. His answer was, that it was altogether uncertain. In this situation it appeard to me that...
Boston, March 27, 1778 . Encloses letter from Hugh Knox and requests Hamilton to write to Knox. ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Hugh Knox to H, December 10, 1777 .
ALS : American Philosophical Society These few Lines Is to let you know the Sittiation I am in and the misfortune that has befallen me since I Left amereca. I Saild from dartmouth the 27th of June Last in a Sloop Bellonging to Mr. jon Mccob of kennebeck and bound for Martinicco and the 17th of July was taken by an armed Vessall belongin to berbaddouse [Barbados] and Carried us to St. Johns in...
I am obliged by your favr of the 5th Feby and 10th inst. I fear your apprehensions as to the augmentation of the Army, at least in good time, will appear to have been but too well founded. Some of the States have but lately drafted their Men, others have proceeded but a very little way in recruiting and some have not yet fixed upon the mode of compleating their Regiments. Even those Men that...
The Commissioners formerly mentioned by me will meet the Gentlemen you have nominated in your Letter of the 22d at German Town on the 31st Inst. at 11 OClock in the morning, and Joshua Loring Esqr. my Commissary General of Prisoners will give his occasional Attendance. A Commissioned Officer with a Serjeant and twelve Dragoons will be sent from hence to attend upon my Commissioners, and I give...
Inclosed I send a Letter from Colo. Gibson treating as I am inform’d of the Officers (attending the British & Hessian Prisoners) being permitted to go into the City they propose being at the White Horse this Evening & would be happy to be made acquainted with your Excellency’s Sentiments upon that Subject I shall do myself the Honour of waiting on your Excellency to Morrow to receive your...
17[March 27. Fryday.] (Adams Papers)
March 27. Fryday. On Wednesday Evening Mr. Barrons died, and Yesterday was committed to the Deep, from the Quarter Deck. He was laid in a Chest made for the purpose by the Carpenter; about a Dozen twelve pound Shot were put in with him and then nailed up. The Fragment of the Gun which destroyed him, was lashed on the Chest, and the whole launched overboard, through one of the Ports, in...