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AL : American Philosophical Society M de Chaumont a L’honneur de prevenir M. franklin que C’est aujourdhuy Le Courier de Bretagne et que S’il veut que L’alliance reste a L’orient Comme Cela est Bien Necessaire il est interessant qu’il envoye Ses ordres aujourdhuy au Capitaine. Notation: Chaumont On the assumption this note postdates BF ’s unsuccessful attempt of June 16 to force Landais to...
I have lately obtained a Sight of a Number of Pamphlets, published in London, which are given out as written by Mr. Galloway, but there are many Circumstances in them which convince me that they were written in Concert by the Refugees. I see many Traces, which appear unequivocal, of the hand of Governor Hutchinson in some of them. I have read them with pleasure and surprize, because it seems...
I have just recieved a Letter from Nantes brought in a Ship from New London. I inclose your Excellency a Newspaper inclosed in it, and an Extract of the Letter, which is from a Gentleman who is a member of the Assembly and one of the Judges at Boston. This is all the News I have. I hope your Excellency has more by the same Vessel. RC in John Thaxter’s hand ( Arch. Aff. Etr., Paris, Corr. Pol....
J’ay eu unne Conversation assez interessante avec M. Adams pour que Son Excellence M. Le Comte de Vergennes en Soit informée, et J’ay L’honneur de vous en remettre Le precis pour que vous ayez la Bonté de le remettre au ministre, Si vous jugéz qu’il meritte Son attention. Je Croyois que M. Adams etant isolé de M. Lée verroit autrement que Lors qu’il etoit inspiré par ce dernier, mais il parait...
I have had a conversation with Mr. Adams that is of sufficient interest that it should be brought to the attention of His Excellency M. the Comte de Vergennes. I have the honor of sending you a summary that you would have the goodness to place before the minister if you judge that it merits his attention. I thought that Mr. Adams, being isolated from Mr. Lee, would see things differently from...
[ Springfield, New Jersey ] June 16, 1780 . Thanks board for securing future services of the Philadelphia City Light Horse. Questions irregular manner in which paroled “Marine Prisoners” were sent to New York. Df , in writings of Richard Kidder Meade and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[ Springfield, New Jersey ] June 16, 1780 . Asks Reed to send on the “city light horse.” Df , in writings of Richard Kidder Meade and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress . ; LS , in the handwriting of H, Park Collection, Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, New Jersey.
Copies: Library of Congress, Harvard University Library, National Archives (two) I am much surprised to learn that you have contrary to the express Orders contain’d in mine of the 7th. Instant taken upon your self the Command of the frigate. I do hereby repeat those Orders, and charge you to quit the ship immediately. I am, Sir, your &c. The copy at the Library of Congress is in L’Air de...
Copies: Library of Congress, Harvard University Library, National Archives (two) Having judg’d fit for the Service of the United States, to appoint Comme. Jones to the Command of the Alliance in her present intended voyage to America, I hereby direct you to obey him as your Captain, till farther Orders shall be given by the honourable Congress. I am, Gentlemen, Your friend and humble servant....
Copy: Library of Congress I received duly the Letter you did me the honour of writing to me the 15th. of March past, inquiring after your Brother Jean Henry Baron de Wolff, aid de Camp. of General Washington. I was not able at that time to give you any Information concerning him, but purposed writing to America to obtain it for you. He was taken Prisoner by the English in America, very...