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ALS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania You will have recieved my lettre of May 12th. which I forwarded by my Bankers. Tho I had this inclosed in hands, yet I did not think it prudent to put it into mine, because I did not know, what it mayt contain. I send it you by an oportunity, which Mr. Elmsley affords me, it will be carry’d Save to Calais; from whence it will meet with no more...
ALS : American Philosophical Society M. Le Roi me charge de vous faire savoir que MM. de l’Académie des Sciences, voulant me donner un quatrième commissaire, vous nommerent hier. Que ne dois-je pas espérer sous de si heureux auspices! Je me mets encore une fois à vos pieds, monsieur le Docteur, pour vous supplier d’honnorer aujourd’hui de votre présence l’assemblée des Etrangers, des gens de...
I find by a letter from Lieut. Coll Bayard to General Wayne that a parcel of arms, to which you had made and fitted Bayonets, were detained by the Governor and Council because the Muskets belonged to the State. I have written to Governor Wharton upon the subject, and have informed him, that, if the muskets do belong particularly to the State, you will replace them with an equal number of...
Passy, 14 May 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography Diary and Autobiography of John Adams , ed. L. H. Butterfield and others, Cambridge, 1961; 4 vols. , 4:98–99 . Replying to MacCreery’s letters of 25 April (above) and 3 May ( Adams Family Correspondence Adams Family Correspondence , ed. L. H. Butterfield and others, Cambridge, 1963-. , 3:12, note 2), Adams thanked MacCreery for his...
AL (draft ): Massachusetts Historical Society; two copies: National Archives <Passy, May 14, 1778: American warships have hitherto taken between four and five hundred prisoners, who were released because we could not confine them in France. Now Capt. Jones has brought into Brest nearly two hundred, whom we should gladly exchange for our seamen in England, but who we fear will be released in...
printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography Diary and Autobiography of John Adams , ed. L. H. Butterfield and others, Cambridge, 1961; 4 vols. , 4:99–100 . The Commissioners requested that they be given permission to confine on French soil the prisoners taken by American vessels in order to permit their exchange for American prisoners held in England, a question of particular urgency because of John...
General Wayne this day shewed me a letter from Lieut. Colo. Bayard in which he informed him that he had agreeable to order procured near three hundred Bayonets, which were fitted to Muskets, and was just preparing to send them down, when they were stopped by the Executive Council who alleged that they had positive orders from me to reserve all the Arms, belonging to the State, for the Militia,...
18General Orders, 14 May 1778 (Washington Papers)
The Troops are in future to be exempt from exercise every Friday afternoon, which time is allowed them for washing Linnen and cloathing—The Serjeants who conduct Squads to bathe are to be particularly careful that no man remains longer than ten minutes in the Water. The Commanding Officers of Regiments are to order two windows at least to be made in each hut. As the second North-Carolina,...
191778 May 14. Thursday. (Adams Papers)
1778 May 14. Thursday.
20[May 14. Thursday. 1778.] (Adams Papers)
May 14. Thursday. 1778. Under this date, I find in my private Letter Book, the following in Answer to Letters received from Mr. McCreery Your two Letters of April 25, and May 3 are before me. I thank you for the trouble you have taken in searching for the Breeches. I have no suspicion of the Servants at your house. I rather conjecture that once, upon the road, when a few Things were taken out...