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(I) and (II), printed forms with MS insertions, signed: American Philosophical Society This invoice and lettre de voiture , or consignment note, signal the first significant purchase of tableware for an American foreign mission, one perhaps connected with the upcoming celebration of the Fourth of July. In previous years Franklin had rented tableware and other necessities, but by 1780, possibly...
I went a few days ago to see the Hotel de Monnoie or the Mint, the Building where all the Kings Coin is cast and stamped. We viewed all the various Machines, from the first melting of the gold and silver, to the final issuing of the shining Morsells. The Metal goes thro many Operations that I have not time to describe. There are many Appartements in the Building the Architecture of which is...
Copy: Library of Congress I seldom hear from you or Sally, but I have lately had the satisfaction of hearing of you, that you and yours were all well the Begining of april last. I send you in a Parcel by this Opportunity some of the Correspondence betwen Ben and me. He was well a few weeks since, and very kindly notic’d where he is, by some respectable People. I continue, Thanks to God, well...
LS : Mrs. Henry Sage, Albany, New York (1958); copy: Library of Congress I received your kind Letter of March 31. acquainting me with your having engaged in M. De la Frétés Affairs on my Recommendation. I thank you very much; and beg you to be assured, that any Recommendation of yours will be regarded by me with the greatest Attention. The Letter you inclosed to M. Dumas is forwarded to him....
Copies: Library of Congress (two), National Archives J’ai reçu, Monsieur, la Lettre que vous m’avez fait l’honneur de m’écrire le 30. du mois passé pour demander qu’il soit joint un Bâtiment du Roi à la fregate Americaine l’Alliance pour le transport des Armes, des Munitions de Guerre et des habillements destinés pour les Etats Unis. J’ai donné sur le champ des Ordres à l’Orient pour qu’il...
6[Diary entry: 3 June 1780] (Washington Papers)
3d. Rather cool—Wind fresh from the Westward with a little Rain about 3 Oclock.
7General Orders, 3 June 1780 (Washington Papers)
Brigade Returns (regimentally digested) of all the Espontoons actually wanting in the several regiments to be made tomorrow at Orderly Time. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have to accknowled the many favours Confered on me by your Excelencey in Particular in ordering a Trial by a General court marchall by which I was in hopes to have had an opertunity to have Cleared my Enjured Carrector—the Complaint layed against me by Mr Tichner was no less false then ground less and Melitious —calculated to Secure himself from Justice—I need not Inlarge on this Head as I...
Mr Biddle’s attendance is not required by the Board of Treasury. Nor will any thing be done in the settlement of his accounts which might affect his Interest, until he can attend personally without Injury or derangement to any of the important departments under your Excellency’s immediate superintendance and Command. I am Your Excellen c ies Most Obt And Most Humble Sevt DLC : Papers of George...
The guard of twelve men, which his Excellency Govenor Jefferson ordered from Portsmouth, arrived last night, and, this morning, was posted at the light house. I have proposed to the commanding officer of the Militia of the county to put a Company on duty, to be relieved every week, he has approved of the measure, tho’ he is not let into my Secret purpose, and considers it only as a protcition...
Your Excellency has mentioned the necessity several times of establishing expresses between this and Providence; and enquired with respect to the practicability of the thing; but never have given any order upon the matter. The Marquis was requesting this day that the Expresses might be fixed without loss of time. Please to let me know your pleasure in the matter. Colo. Mead also was mentioning...
Under our present expectations of the daily arrival of the Fleet and Army from France at Rhode Island—and of operations that may be consequent—it is of great importance that the means of conveying intelligence between Providence & Head Qrs, should be placed on the most certain & expeditious footing. I therefore request that You will, without the least delay, have a proper number of...
I beg leave to inform Your Excellency that it appears to me, the Officers mentioned in the inclosed Letter from Colo. Angel, are necessary; and if agreable to Your Excellency & the Council, You will be pleased to transmit it to the Honourable the Board of War, that they may issue the Commissions required. I have the Honor to be with great respect & esteem Yr Excellency’s Most Obedt sert R-Ar .
The Flour began to move from hence last night and will be sent on as quick as the Waggons come in: There will be five or six hundred Barrels. You will be pleased to have Boats immediately sent down to Kings ferry to receive it upon its arrival there. The account of the Fleet mentioned in mine of the 1st instant seems to have been premature. The Officer stationed at Elizabeth Town has made...
Your Excellency’s Letter of the 27th of May being referred to a Committee with Instructions to confer with the Assembly, and Supreme Executive Council of this State, the reports of the Committee herewith enclosed will inform your Excellency in some Measure of the Proceedings of this State, on the Subject of Supplies of Men, Money and Provisions for the public Service on the present Emergency,...
Upon unloading the Ship Commerce a Prize lately Captured & sent into this Port by the Privateers, Holker of this place Sloop Hancock & Schooner Ranger of New London, We discovered a pipe of what is deemed fine Spirit by good Judges. Believing the owners of the other Privateers are equally sensible of your important Services, with ourselves We take the liberty on behalf of the whole to pray...
Major John Patten of the Delaware Regiment informs me that there are four vacancies of Ensigns in that Regiment, and that taking into consideration two of the officers being, at this time, Prisoners it is necessary there should be some new appointments made—As Congress have advised the States to make no new appointments without first consulting your Excellency on the propriety of the Measure,...
The inclosed letter of resignation from Mr. Armistead Commissioner for the Continental loan office I beg leave to lay before the General assembly by whom that officer was appointed. With sentiments of the highest respect I have the honor to be Sir Your most obedt. & most humble servt., RC ( CtY ). Addressed by TJ to Harrison as Speaker; John Beckley’s endorsement concludes: “to lie on table.”...
Philadelphia, 3 June 1780. Circular letter to the state executives enclosing a resolve of Congress of 1 June respecting supplies to be furnished over and above quotas fixed by Congress’ resolve of 25 Feb. 1780. FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 15); 1 p. Enclosure missing; printed in JCC Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 , ed. W. C. Ford and others, Washington, 1904–1937 , xvii , 480.