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Mr. Adams’ Letter of Aug. 3d. was referred to the Board of Treasury on the 20th. to take Order. The Commissioners report That agreable to an Order of the honble. Board of Treasury of the 12th Instant, they have examined the Accounts of the honble. John Adams Esqr. one of the Commissioners of the United States at the Court of Versailles for his Expences to, at and from thence, and find that He...
Yours of the 4. is before me. Mr. Dana, I think will accept. I have no personal Objection to either of the Gentlemen you mention. You know more of the political Character of one of them, than I do. With the other I never had any personal Misunderstanding. He has Abilities and he has had his Merit. But he has been in the Center of Disputes so much, that you must have learned perhaps more of his...
Your Favour of the fourth of the Month, gave me great Pleasure. But I am afraid that you and Some others of my Friends felt more for me, in the Aukward Situation, you mention, than I did for myself, ’tho I cannot Say, I was wholly insensible. I could not help laughing a little at the figure I cutt, to be sure. I could compare it, to nothing, but Shakespeares Idea of Ariel, wedged by the Waist,...
Mr. Joshua Johnson, is a Merchant settled with his Lady and Family at Nantes. I was honoured with many of his Civilities in that City, and with a good deal of his Conversation. He is a sensible genteel Man has a good Character, and I believe is as well qualified, for the service you mention as any Man American now in Europe: His affections sentiments and Acquaintances are, supposed to be on a...
I have the Pleasure of yours of Octr. 2. Give me leave to assure you that, I never received a troublesome or useless Letter from America, during my Absence. We had enough such from many Parts of Europe to be sure—but none from America, and I should have thought myself under particular Obligations to you, for your Correspondence. If I should be so happy as to go with Mr. Dana, as I flatter...
I have just now received a letter from Col. Hamilton, mentioning your having changed your position at Lewis Town, for that of little Egg harbour, and that you would write me more fully on your arrival at the furnace. In my last I informed you that the enemy had evacuated both their posts at Kings-ferry, since which no alteration has taken place, that has come to my knowlege. Things at Rhode...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Messrs. delagoanere & Co. from coruña desire me to inquire whether Mr. A. Lee is still the deputy of the congress for the court of Spain. ’Tis very Long Since they have not been honour’d with his correspondence; and they Seem to have Some piece of information which they would communicate to the person appointed for that department. The Silence of Mr. A.L....
Copy: Library of Congress Mr. Arthur Lee has not been recalled the States in Congress being equally divided on the Question; but he has mentioned to me his Intention of returning immediately to America as no certain Provision has been made for his support in Spain. Capt. Conyngham was sent to England in Irons to be try’d for his Life as a Pirate. The Congress ordered some English Prisoners of...
LS : American Philosophical Society; copy: South Carolina Historical Society I received your kind Letter of Feb. 14. the Contents of which gave me a kind of melancholy Satisfaction. The greater Ease you will now enjoy makes some Compensation in my Mind for the uncomfortable Circumstance that brought it about. I hope you will have no more Afflictions of that kind, and that after so long and...
Copy: Library of Congress With great Difficulty and after much Enquiry my Correspondent in England found out the residence of your honoured father and furnished him by my orders with an hundred Pounds sterling.— I have a Letter from him acknowledging the Receipt of it; and he writes one to you which I forward by this Conveyance. He desires me to give you my sentiments what Channel may be best...