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Draft: American Philosophical Society Les suffrages que vos vers ont obtenus, Monsieur, vous asseurent de leur bonté, je voudrois savoir assez le françois pour sentir tout leur mérite et je vous remercie de l’honeur que vous m’avez fait de me les envoyer; j’ay reçu ce que vous aviez chargé Mr. Brisson de me remettre et j’accepte le ris du thibet a balles noires que vous m’offrez; je ne veux...
There are Reasons to believe, that the Story of Commissioners appointed by Congress to meet the British Commissioners, is a Forgery. 1. Thomas Phillip Ludwell Lee, is mentioned as one of them, whereas there never was a Person of that Name in the Congress. There was once a Person of that Name it is true, in Virginia, a Brother of Richard Henry Lee and of Francis Light- foot Lee, two Members of...
Since my Arrival at this Port, I have been much troubled with those Frenchmen I enter’d at Bourdeaux, although I Enlisted them according to your Honours Orders, which was by permission from the Admiralty; While on my short Cruze, some few words would pass as I understand between the Frenchmen and my other Sailors, but Contrary to Orders which they daily had the Perrusial off and likewise read...
Paramus [ New Jersey ] July 12, 1778 . Acknowledges receipt of Drayton’s congratulations on Battle of Monmouth. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Drayton was a member of the Continental Congress from South Carolina.
ALS : American Philosophical Society <On board the Boston , Port Louis, July 12, 1778: The Frenchmen I took on at Bordeaux have given me much trouble. When we arrived here eight of them got shore leave; their sergeant complained so much of their treatment that the King’s officers, including General La Touche of Lorient, came aboard yesterday evening to ask them whether they would stay or go...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I Sand you a Concequence letter for my dear huusband, which I hope pleasure to forward to him, in which I am, and I will be highly oblige. Your truly tenderly daugheter Notation: Madame Conway 12. Juillet 1778. The wife of Gen. Thomas Conway; for her relationship with BF see above, especially XXIV , 486–7. On April 18 her father-in-law, Count de Conway,...
ALS : University of Pennsylvania Library J’ai fait part monsieur à madame de breget des marques de votre souvenir et de l’invitation dont vous m’aviez charge, pour l’engager à aller diner un jour à passy. Elle serait bien flattée d’avoir l’honneur de vous aller chercher mais, étant à sa campagne, il serait peut être difficile de choisir d’ici à longtems, un jour qui vous seroit commode, pour...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Par ma lettre du premier mai dernier qui vous a été remise par M. brisson, j’ai eu l’honneur de vous envoyer pour semence du Riz nababe, ce [c’est] la meilleur de dix especes que j’ai cultivé aux indes oriental, avec des harricots du cap de bonne esperance, si vous le desiré je suis en état de vous donner du riz du tibet, qui a la balle noire qui ne laisse...
9General Orders, 12 July 1778 (Washington Papers)
At a General Court Martial in the Right Wing of the Army at Watersisson July 9th 1778—Lieutt Coll Meade President, Captain Lipscomb, Acting Quarter-Master General to the Division commanded by Majr General Baron de Steuben, tried for treating the General in a disrespectful manner. After considering the Charge and Evidence the Court are unanimously of opinion that Captain Lipscomb is not guilty...
Permit me to assure you, that the cordial terms of your obliging favour of the 5th afford me the most sensible pleasure. It, naturally, is my ardent wish, that my well-meant endeavours, for the prosperity of my country, may meet the approbation of my countrymen; and I cannot but be peculiarly flattered by every instance of esteem, from the discerning part of them. The want of a longer personal...