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To take into consideration the repeated pettitions of the people on board the contintall ship Alliance, that has Been sent to Dr. Franklyn, and never been attended to, concerning the wages and prise Money being paid in Europe, I mean for the last Cruise, which was at least 6 Months, which the men Insist upon prior to their weighing anchor, the officers allso have this day petition’d him on the...
ALS : American Philosophical Society We had the honour to write to Your Excellency by last maill, acquainting her that we were willing to protect the American Creditt in accepting personally some bills drawn by order of Congress on Henry Lawrence Esqr. residing in Amsterdam; for whose arrivall we still wait. Our generall private connections with America are already so large that the assistance...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Une Dame, qui j’aime assez quoique je la connois peu, vient de m’ecrire, mon cher Docteur, pour me demander une grace qui malheureusement depende de vous. Je dis malheureusement car je vous connois tant d’occupation que je n’ai entrepris de vous ecrire qu’a regret—voici L’affaire—Madm: la Comtesse Dillon a plusieurs de ses amis, et je crois même son Mari...
Rodney himself, it seems did all. He fought and beat six Ships. Pray, why did not the Rest of his Fleet beat the rest of the French Fleet over whom they had the Superiority. This Way of giving Extracts of Letters only, leaves room to suspect. But I think, by his own Account, he has nothing to brag of. Three drawn Battles wont maintain the Lordship of the Water. Drawn Battles wont do. I hope,...
By His Excellency George Washington Esqr. General & Commander in Chief of the Forces of the United States. Whereas Colonel Gouvion of the Corps of Engineers hath served in the American Army with great reputation from an early period of the War, until the happy termination of it in the acknowledgment of the Independence of the United States—And whereas his services have been principally...
Morristown [ New Jersey ] June 1, 1780 . Reports fall of Charleston, South Carolina, and news of reported sighting of British fleet off Sandy Hook. Sends instructions for obtaining supplies for the defense of West Point. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress Howe was at this time in command at West Point.
We have received advice from New York, published by authority of the surrender of Charlestown. As I dare say you will have seen the hand bill and as I am pressed for time, I shall not go into particulars. A person from Amboy reports that he saw the day before yesterday one hundred sail of Vessels enter Sandy Hook. This if true can be nothing else than Sir Henry Clinton returned with the whole...
Paris, 1 June 1780. RC ( PCC , No. 84, II, f. 82–85). printed: Wharton, ed., Dipl. Corr. Amer. Rev. Francis Wharton, ed., The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States , Washington, 1889; 6 vols. , 3:747–749. In this letter, read in Congress on 15 Sept., John Adams included the text of resolutions adopted on 11 May at a meeting of the citizens of Dublin. The resolutions...
Paris, 1 June 1780. RC ( PCC , No. 84, II, f. 86–88). LbC in John Thaxter’s hand ( Adams Papers ); notation by Thaxter: “NB. Nos. 74 & 75 were delivered Como. J. P. Jones on the first of June 1780.” printed : Wharton, ed., Dipl. Corr. Amer. Rev. Francis Wharton, ed., The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States , Washington, 1889; 6 vols. , 3:750–751. In this letter,...
LS and transcript: National Archives; copy: Library of Congress Commodore Jones, who by his Bravery and Conduct has done great Honour to the American Flag, desires to have that also of presenting a Line to the Hands of your Excellency. I chearfully comply with his Request, in recommending him to the Notice of Congress and to your Excellency’s Protection, tho’ his Actions are a more effectual...