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1Feb. 4. (Adams Papers)
Breakfasted with the Abbe Raynal, at his House at his particular Invitation, with a large Company of Gentlemen and Ladies. The Abbé is more than Sixty, seems worn with Studies, but he has Spirit, Wit, Eloquence and Fire enough.
If aney person had told me the night I left Braintree that I should have ben at Plymouth almost seven weaks and have received only one letter from my Mamma and too from my Myrtilla I should have thought they ware capable of telling a falshood but I find it too true. I had almost taken up a resollution not to have wrote to aney of my Braintree friends untill I had received letters from them,...
The Letter which Your Honors have been pleased under date of the 26th of last month, to address to several American Gentlemen, came duly to hand. Although I am not authorized to reply to it, nevertheless I should think, there would be a failure in the points of respect, and politeness, if the receipt of it, was not acknowledged. The reason why it is not done jointly, I believe proceeds from...
ALS : American Philosophical Society <Nantes, February 4, 1779: Although I am not authorized to answer your letter of January 26 to several “American Gentlemen,” I feel compelled to acknowledge its receipt. The reason it is not done jointly is the reluctance of the Gentlemen to give any advice on the subject of free ports, fearing censure from their countrymen. The weather is moderating, and...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I must pray you, amidst the multiplicity of important business that is continually crowding in upon you, to pay an attention to the enclosed (of consequence to Mr Parker) so far as to forward it by a speedy & safe conveyance. It relates entirely to his ship. Mr Deane has been imprudently making a bustle, & spreading uneasiness. His publication in the...
AL : American Philosophical Society Je crains, Monsieur, que vous n’ayez pas recu mon dernier Billet par lequel Je vous priois de me renvoyer les vers francois que Je vous remis le dernier Jour que vous me fites lhonneur de diner chez moy. Je n’en ai que cette copie qu’il faut que Je rende a celui qui me les a pretez et que Je crains qui n’en ait pas conservé d’Autres. Je serois tres Embarassé...
ALS : American Philosophical Society The last Post from Cherbourg brought me the inclosed Packet under a blank Cover with Mr Morris’s Name on the Back.— As the Cover was marked Collonie I imagine it has been laying sometime in the West Indies and therefore contains nothing new, but should there be anything interesting which can be communicated with propriety, please to desire Billy to give me...
8General Orders, 4 February 1779 (Washington Papers)
The Brigade Majors are reminded of the standing General Order to bring in their general returns, punctually, every saturday at Orderly time. Varick transcript , DLC:GW .
My last address to your Excellency was of the 25th Ultimo by the Stated express’s. I have not been favored with any of yours Since the 16th of december. The works at Kings-Ferry, will be ready for the Cannon and Compleat to receive the Troops, long before those can now be transported from the Eastward. west Point can very ill, Spare any heavy for the Ferry. Col. woods regt having finished...
Extract of a letter from Genl Schuyler dated Saratoga Feby 4th 1779. “I propose that three thousand men should be employed on this service to act in two bodies—That the whole rendezvous at Albany—That eighteen hundred should move from thence by Fort Schuyler and take post at Oswego and either erect a strong picket or repair the old Fort to cover two hundred men and the stores—That the...