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By the Treaty of Alliance of the sixth of February 1778, his Majesty and the United States agreed, in Case of War, to join their Councils and Efforts against the Enterprises of the common Enemy: to make it a common Cause, and aid each other mutually with their good Offices, their Councils and their Forces, according to the Exigences of Conjunctures, and each of the contracting Parties, in the...
La premiere feuille de ma traduction est bien avancée, et dès que j’aurai La Suite je ne vous ferai pas attendre. Mais je souhaiterois avoir votre extrait Complet. Il seroit essentiel que je L’eusse, afin de mettre de La Liaison et de La Concordance: autrement Le style en souffriroit. Si votre Copie est achevée, je vous prie de vouloir bien me La faire passer. Je Suis avec un profond respect,...
The first portion of my translation is well advanced and as soon as I have the rest I will be able to complete the task. But I need to have the complete extract. It is essential in order to tie it together coherently, otherwise the style will suffer. If your copy is completed, please have the goodness to send it to me. I am with profound respect, sir, your very humble and very obedient...
The reduction—I will not say loss of Charlestown has produced a new Era in the politicks of America—Such as you and I saw—and felt—and admired in the years 1775 and 76. Our republic cannot exist long in prosperity. We require adversity, and appear to possess most of the republican Spirit when most depressed. The papers will inform you of the exploits of our governments—of our citizens—of our...
[ Bergen County, New Jersey ] July 13, 1780 . Sends news that French fleet has been sighted off of the “Capes of Virginia and Delaware.” Regrets slowness with which the states are complying with requests of the Committee. LS , in writing of H, Papers of Continental Congress, National Archives.
Copy: Library of Congress Messrs. Foulke and Fox having signified to me your Desire of going to England in some of the Cartel Ships from L’Orient and requested me to obtain for you, Monsr. De Sartine’s Permission.— Herewith I have the honour of Sending you a Letter from that Minister to Monsr. de La Granville, by which you will find he has been pleased to grant your Request, and has given...
ALS : American Philosophical Society A very near Relation of Dr. Cadwalladers of Philadelphia presents his respectfull compliments to His Excellency Benjamin Franklyn Esqr. and wishes to have the honor of an Audience—He has taken the Liberty of sending by the bearer, the London papers from the 20th. Ulto. to the 4th. Inst. Addressed: A Son Excellence Benjamin Franklyn / Ministre Plenipotiniare...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Though with some reluctance we take the Liberty to trouble your Excellency again, she will excuse us we hope as saving the reputation and the Credit of the United States is our only motive. Our Laws do not admitt any bills to be only enregistrated when not Accepted they are generally protested, and So they must. We thought however upon previous consultation...
9General Orders, 13 July 1780 (Washington Papers)
Major Burrows is appointed Field officer of the day for this Day vice Major T.L. Moore Indisposed. At a Brigade General Court martial held by order of Brigadier General Wayne the 12th Instant, Colonel Stewart president John Williams Soldier in the 2nd Pennsylvania Regiment Tried for Deserting to the Enemy and bearing Arms in their Service. Pled Guilty. The Court Sentence him to Suffer Death....
We have received intelligence through different channels from New York, that the Guadaloupe had arrived there on Sunday morning, and brought an account that she had fallen in with a large French fleet consisting of several sail of the line and a number of transports between the Capes of Virginia and Delaware—This intelligence has every appearance of authenticity; and, if true, the arrival of...