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ALS : American Philosophical Society <Frankfurt-on-Main, December 15, 1778: It occurs to me it would be serviceable to have an agent at the congress of French and Russian ministers which I mentioned in my letter of the 9th. This agent might counteract the schemes of Britain and if not bring Russia entirely over to our interests at least render her attachment to our enemies less forceful. I...
I had the Honour of writing to you the 9th instant and then mention’d the Congress that it is generally beleived will take place this Winter between Ministers from the Courts of Versailles and Petersburg to accommodate the difference between the Emperor and King of Prussia; and that I was inform’d G. Britain had prevail’d on the Court of Petersburg to endeavour at the same time to mediate a...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I am sorry to be under the necessity of troubling you so often on so disagreable a subject and have no Apology but that to offer for again taking up your Attention. I have had the honor to write you several letters stating my uncomfortable Situation, and flattered myself I had given reasons sufficient to induce a compliance with my requisition in those I...
LS : American Philosophical Society <Nantes, December 15, 1778: We have received yours of the 5th enclosing copies of your letters of November 11 and 27; the original of the first had never arrived. We are grateful for your efforts respecting a convoy. The letter from the Minister of the Marine indicates he cannot provide an escort beyond Cape Finisterre. A convoy that goes only that far is...
We are favour’d with yours of the 5th. instant together with duplicates of your favours of the 11th and 27 Ultimo. The original of the first never came to hand, the last we received in due course of post. We hold ourselves greatly obliged to you for the trouble you have taken, in endeavouring to obtain a sufficient Convoy, for the Vessels bound to America, for the whole Voyage. We have been...
ALS : American Philosophical Society; AL (draft) and copy: Algemeen Rijksarchief J’ai cru devoir vous communiquer l’extrait ci-dessus, comme une suite de ce que je vous ai déjà confié sur cette affaire. Je répondrai une autre fois à Mr. Lee-même: car rien ne presse; & à dire vrai, je suis embarrassé comment lui dire sans offense, qu’il ne connoît pas l’état de cette rep., & que rien de ce...
AL : American Philosophical Society Si votre françois n’est pas trés pur, il est au moins trés clair! je vous donne ma parolle d’honneur de devenir votre fémme en paradis, a la condition pourtant que vous ne lorgnerés pas trop les viérges en m’attendant; je veux un mari constant, quand je le prendrai pour l’étérnité; entendés vous mon papa: je ferai part a maman ce soir de vos bonnes...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I Long to be acquainted with the State of your heath, and to receive Some news of my husband, and of the war in america. I am hoping your juste cause Shall be for ever prosperous and Success full. I wesh you be So Kind as to instruict me with every thing Belonging to the State of my dear husband. I intend to go and See you this winter and Shall be extremely...