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1Saturday 29th 1780. (Adams Papers)
This Morning we got up at about 7 o clock and at about half after seven we set away from VALENCIENNES. We were stopped a going out of the city by the excisemen but by the way of yesterday passed along. When we had got almost at the end of our post we were stopped again, but the same way and we passed along. But at the end of the post we were stopped and by the excisemen who belong to her...
J’ai reçû, Monsieur, la lettre que vous m’avez fait l’honneur de m’écrire le 27. de ce mois. Lorsque j’ai pris sur moi de vous donner une marque de confiance en vous instruisant de la destination de Mrs. de Ternay et de Rochambeau, je ne m’attendois pas à la discussion à la quelle vous avez crû devoir vous livrer sur un passage de ma lettre du 25. de ce mois: Pour en éviter de nouvelles de ce...
I have received, sir, the letter which you did me the honor to write on the 27th of this month. When I took upon myself to give you a mark of my confidence by informing you of the destination of Messrs. de Ternay and Rochambeau, I did not expect the remarks that you have thought it necessary to make regarding a passage in my letter of the 25th of this month. To avoid any further discussions of...
Copy: Library of Congress I cannot give you the last Encouragement to go to America in Expectation of Service in the armies of the United States. There are already more officers in the Country than they can find Employment for, and many are returned to Europe, because they could not be placed. I have not authority to promise Commissions, nor has M. de Wolffen. I never received any letter from...
Copy: Library of Congress I daily received yours of the 15. Instant. By a Letter from Mrs. Gourlade and Moylan dated the 10th. I am assured that they never refused to continue supplying the Alliance with the necessary Provisions: Therefore a Charge from your Correspondent at L’Orient on that Account, will not be rightly brought against me. In my last I mentioned that I might possibly in the...
AL (draft): American Philosophical Society; copy: Library of Congress By a Letter from M. Schweighauser I find you were arrived: I hope you found all well. He writes me a Letter relating to the 20,000 Musket Barrels which I send for your Perusal & Opinion, with a Copy of my Answer. You will return it to me. I find in his Account of the Arsenal, that the rest are gone or pack’d, & I should...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Agreable to The unfortunate Captain Conynghams request, I have The honour to enclose a Copy of a letter I received from him dated Mill prison the 10th. inst, The general protection your Excellency chearfully grants to those who suffer by the calamities of The warr, and the particular attachment, you have allways profess’d, for The man who now claims your...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I arrived at Rochfort Two Days since after Forty Three Days passage from York in Virginia, and came here last Evening to Visit a Friend. The length of Our passage, has prevented my being the Bearer of any News from America, later than what you are already acquainted with, for which Reason I shall take Nantes in my way and pass a few Days there with Mr....
ALS : American Philosophical Society; copy: Yale University Library I wrote you per last Post since which your Case of wine has been sent to the Messagerie. M de Francis arrived in Town from Rochelle last Evening he came passenger in the Fier Rodrigue which arrived at Isle de Rhe after first seeing her Convoy of 18 Sail safe in the Bordeaux River. M Dean is a passenger in the Fier Rodrigue. M...
10General Orders, 29 July 1780 (Washington Papers)
The Guards to parade in the road opposite the Park of Artillery at 4 o clock this Afternoon. The Tents to be pitched as soon as the Baggage comes to the ground: and the Troops to be held in perfect readiness to march at the shortest notice. After Orders 6 ô Clock The Picquets and Guards to parade tomorrow morning at the usual hour. After Orders Half past Eight ô clock The General to beat at...