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DS : American Philosophical Society Monsieur Franklin doit pour la pension de Monsieur son petit fils depuis le 5e Janvier au 5e. May 1780—4. Mois— £174— 6— ″— Papier, encre & plumes 12— ″— 0— Couteau ″— 6— ″— Patins 2— 6— ″— gands ″—
Rode from Astorga to Leon, eight Leagues. This is one great Plain. The Road very fine. Great Flocks of Sheep and Cattle. The Sheep of an handsome size, the fleeces of Wool thick, long and extremely fine. The soil rather thin and barren. We passed several smal Villages. The vast rang of Asturias Mountains covered with Snow on our left. The Weather as pleasant as could be, tho cold—some frost...
1780 January 5. Wednesday. We rode from Astorga to Leon, Eight Leagues. This was one great Plain, and the road through it was very fine. We saw large Herds of Cattle and immense flocks of Sheep. The Sheep were of an handsome Size, and their fleeces of Wool thick, long and extreamly fine. The Soil appeared to be rather thin and barren. We passed several small Villages, the vast range of...
45th Wednesday. (Adams Papers)
This morning at about sun rise we set of f from Astorga with very fine weather and roads. We dined at a little village the name of which I do not know. We arrived at Leon at about 6 o clock. Before we arriv’d we came through a strait road with a row of trees on each side, at the end of it is a very large building which our Guide tells us is a College dedicated to St. Marcus. We made several...
ALS : American Philosophical Society; transcript: Library of Congress I writ to you a day or two ago, suddenly, upon an offer of a safe conveyance. I am now told that I may yet write another line by the same conveyance, therefore take this as a Supplement. I wish to have some opinions & plan formed in my own mind against the meeting of Parlt. viz by the end of this month or the beginning of...
6[Diary entry: 5 January 1780] (Washington Papers)
5th. Cloudy till the afternoon—when the Sun appeared.
7General Orders, 5 January 1780 (Washington Papers)
Varick transcript , DLC:GW .
We have the Honour to enclose an Extract of a Letter from Mr Henry of Lancaster on the Subject of Hides whereby we find little good Effect has been produced from the Order you were pleased to give at our Instance for 2,000 to be sent to Philadelphia. The general Account of the Hides in Mr Hatfield’s Care deserves serious Attention & Enquiry as, if it be true, great Mismanagement must appear on...
Your Excellency’s Favor of the 31st ult. has been duly received, and I am to inform you that Mr Reid the Deputy Pay Master at Albany is ordered to the Detachment of the Army at and near the Highlands; and that an Escort sets out To Day with one Million of Dollars to supply the Military Chest. I have the Honor to be, With great Respect, Your Excellency’s Most humble Servant LS , DLC:GW . See GW...
I was this morning honored with yours of the 31st Ulto, shall pay strict attention to its injunctions. The Express that carries this, sit out for Head Quarters some days since, was at the Village when the late severe snow storm came on. He afterwards made several efforts to get to Kings Ferry, but could not, & this evening returned, and takes another route. The snow is about four foot deep...