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1Wednesday 26th. (Adams Papers)
Prepared everything for the journey. In the afternoon pappa went to Dr. Franklin’s for a Passport. At this time American ministers were empowered to issue passports to Americans traveling in the country to which they were accredited ( Adams Family Correspondence Adams Family Correspondence , ed. L. H. Butterfield and others, Cambridge, 1963- . , 4:xv ).
I have recieved the letter which your Excellency did me the honor to write me the twenty fifth of this month. The sincere respect I entertain for your Excellency’s Sentiments would have determined me, upon the least intimation, to have communicated my letter and your Excellency’s answer to Congress, and to suspend, until I should recieve orders on their part, all measures towards the British...
[ Bergen County, New Jersey ] July 26, 1780 . Transmits plan for conducting the quartermaster’s department. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
LS : American Philosophical Society; copy: Library of Congress; transcript: National Archives I wrote to Mrs: De Neuville by the last Post in answer to theirs of the 14th. I hope they received my Letter. It signified that I would accept the Bills drawn on M. Laurens. I find by a Vote of Congress on the 4th of March, that they then stopt drawing, and I am informed no more Bills have been issued...
AL : Massachusetts Historical Society Mr Franklin junr. has the honour of sending herewith to his Exy Mr Adams, his Grandfathers Dispatches for Holland; & has that of wishing him his Health, & an agreable Journey./. On the afternoon of the 26th JA went to BF ’s residence at the Hôtel de Valentinois for a passport. At one o’clock the following afternoon he and his sons John Quincy and Charles...
ALS : Harvard University Library Le S. fouquet qui aura lhonneur de vous remettre la présente lettre, est un sujet intelligent, attaché très anciennement au Service des poudres de france, qui a passé il y a quelques années en amérique, pour y construire des fabriques de poudre. L’objet de son voyage se trouvant rempli à la Satisfaction du congrès des etats unis, il vient de repasser en france....
7General Orders, 26 July 1780 (Washington Papers)
Instead of the light Infantry directed by the order of the 16th instant the 1st and 3d Pennsylvania regiments will furnish a company of rifle men each of forty two rank and file—If these regiments have not the number of riflemen requisite the deficiency is to be drawn from the other regiments of that line and the aforemention’d regiments will furnish an equal number of men to the others in...
Your Excellency’s dispatches on the subject of the Troops of Convention have been received. I am exceedingly obliged by the favourable sentiments You are pleased to entertain of my disposition towards prisoners, and I beg leave to assure You, Sir, that I am sensible of the treatment, which those under your direction have generally experienced. There is nothing more contrary to my wishes, than...
I have been duly honoured with Your Excellency’s Letter of the 19th Instant, and am pleased to find that the Proposition I had the honor of communicating to General Knyphausen and afterwards to Your Excellency on the 5th of this month, for mutually appointing Agents for Prisoners, has met your approbation. I should have been happy if You had delineated in your Letter, your ideas at head, of...
I returned to this Place from the Assembly, the Night before last, and had the Pleasure of meeting my Mother in good Health, and have also the Pleasure to inform You that Mrs Washington and Mrs Lewis were well as I past through Fredericksburg, Colo. Lewis was in a bad state of Health, and is gone to the Mountains, which I hope will recover Him. The Assembly met on the first day of May, and sat...