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ALS : Harvard University Library <Versailles, July 5, 1778, in French: As I need Captain Jones for a certain expedition, I would like him to remain here. If this does not prove inconvenient, please leave him at my disposal, and give the command of his vessel to his second.> Published in Taylor, Adams Papers , VI , 265.
Comme je suis dans le cas, Messieurs, d’avoir besoin du Capitaine Jones pour quelqu’expédition particuliere, je desirerois qu’il pût rester ici. Si vous n’y voyez point d’inconvénient, vous me ferez plaisir de le laisser à ma disposition et de donner le Commandement de son Batiment à son Second s’il doit retourner en Amérique. J’ai l’honneur d’être avec beaucoup de considération, Messieurs,...
Brigdr Genl Winds having rode out of town last Evening & previous to his Going, Directed me to Communicate to your Excellency every Intelligence I Might Recieve from Staten Island in his Absence, Now Affords me the Honor of Informing you that I have the following Account from a person Who left the Island last Night & In Whom Genl Winds places much Confidance. the Prisoners Mentioned by Genl...
ALS : University of Pennsylvania Library Les Grandes ames comme La vôtre Destinée par le ciel au Soutient des malheureux, doivent Toujours etre Touchée des faiblesses humaine; c’est l’Espoir de Votre genereuse sensibilité qui Engage le nommé Marc François Gauthier, de Vous Supplier des larmes aux yeux, de Jetter sur sa situation déplorable un de vos tendre regards de compation, en Daignant Le...
I enclose you my Copy of Capt. Jones’s Instructions. My opinion is that in quitting his Ship without our leave or orders was a breach of his duty—that his continuing here after receiving his orders is a still more flagrant breach of his duty—that we shall be justly blamd, if we do not give him immediate and peremptory orders to proceed to his duty and compel obedience to them. You will see by...
I have to Inform your Excellency that the main body of the Enemy lyeth about 3 miles below middleton on a chain of Heights, that reaches from the bay to Shrewsberry River, which is verry narrow and not come[–]at[–]able. By several accounts they have been busy embarkquing since the night before last, (that is their Baggage only & possably some of their Artillery[)]. We have no certainty of any...
7General Orders, 5 July 1778 (Washington Papers)
The Right Wing of the Army is to march at three ôClock tomorrow morning under the Command of Majr General Baron de Steuben—The Route, halting places and Encampments will be given by the Qr Mastr Genl. Any Officers of the Right Wing who may have Evidence to give to the Court Martial sitting for the trial of Major General Lee are to remain in Camp that they may attend. The Park of Artillery is...
ALS and copy: Harvard University Library; copy: Archives du Ministère des affaires étrangères; two copies and transcript: National Archives This letter, enclosing an anonymous attack on Schweighauser, was not the only accusation against the agent. At about the same time, we assume, another was forwarded by Chaumont’s neighbor Le Veillard: a Guernsey merchant has four privateers at sea,...
As I am in need, gentlemen, of Captain Jones for a specific expedition, I would like him to remain here. If it is not inconvenient, I would be grateful if you could leave him at my disposal and, if his ship must return to America, turn the command of the vessel over to his second. I have the honor to be with the utmost respect, gentlemen, your very humble and very obedient servant, RC ( MH-H :...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Nous ne retournerons à Surennes, Monsieur, que dans 5. ou 6. jours; mon premier soin sera de vous aller rendre mes devoirs; Permettéz en attendant, que je vous recommande une affaire dont Messrs. Bouffé et d’Angirard, auront, ou auront eûx l’honneur de vous parler, de la part de Messrs. Veuve Lalanne et fils, négocians à Bayonne, relativement au Navire...
[ New Brunswick, New Jersey, July 5, 1778. The description in the dealer’s catalogue reads: “… introducing the Marquis de Vienne, whom Hamilton had met through Lafayette. ‘Though a young man, he has been a long time in service.… I am not well acquainted with his pretensions in our service, but as I dare say they will be reasonable, I shall request you will give him your interest.’” Letter not...
You will by this time imagine that I have forgotten my promise of writing to you, as I have been so long silent on an occasion, which most people will be fond of celebrating to their friends. The truth is, I have no passion for scribbling and I know you will be at no loss for the fullest information. But that you may not have a right to accuse me of negligence, I will impose upon myself the...
13[July 5. 1778] (Adams Papers)
July 5. 1778. I have neglected to introduce, in the proper time, because I cannot precisely ascertain the Day, an Anecdote which excited my Grief, my Pitty and somewhat I confess of my resentment. Mr. Deane had left orders with Dr. Bancroft to receive and open all Letters which might arrive, addressed to him, after his departure. Among others he brought one to me addressed to Mr. Deane from...
last night came to hand your favour of the 20th May, Informing of General Sullivans desire, that I should Join him this Campeign—had it been the pleasure of Congress, to have ordered me to that place, I should thot myself very happy, to serve a Campeign with that Worthy Officer. and would still be glad to Join him if it should be thot for the good of the service—I Look upon myself in a Very...