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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...