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It is a long Time Since I had the pleasure to Address you, or receive any of your Favours. I have Letters from my Wife which acknowledge the Receipt of the Things you sent by Trash. Your Bill upon me, was presented at my House in Paris after I left it. Mr. Dana was so good as to accept it. I now beg the Favour of you, to Send by every good opportunity to Boston or to Newbury Port &c. to Mrs....
I have long had it in contemplation to pay my Respects to you, but a wandering Life and various avocations have hitherto prevented. I am very happy to find that our Labours in Convention, were not in vain. The Constitution as finished by the Convention and accepted by the People, is publishing in all the publick Papers of Europe, the Report of the Committee having been published before. Both...
In more than one Letter from Mrs. Adams, she has mentioned to me, your obliging Kindness to her, and to me. I am very sensible of your Politeness, Sir and beg of you, to accept of my best Thanks. We are now in daily Expectation of News from N. America and the West Indies, as well as from Petersbourg. The Dutch Ministers have arrived at that Court and met with a distinguished Reception. The...
By all our late Advices from America the Hopes you expressed that our Countrymen, instead of amusing themselves any longer with delusive Dreams of Peace, would bend the whole force of their Minds to find out their own Strength and Resources, and to depend upon themselves, are actually accomplished. All the Accounts I have seen, agree, that the Spirit of our People was never higher than at...
Since my last to you, I have received your letters No. 3 & 4; the others are yet on the way. Though it is too late to have the advantage of novelty, to comply with my promise, I send you my account of Arnold’s affair; and to justify myself to your sentiments, I must inform you that I urged a compliance with Andre’s request to be shot and I do not think it would have had an ill effect; but some...
Lieutenant-colonel Alexander Hamilton was next produced on the part of the Prosecution, and sworn. Q. Please to declare what you know respecting Mr. Smith, the Prisoner, declaring that he had been on board the Vulture , sloop-of-war, belonging to the enemy, and fetching a person on shore from that vessel? A. I was present when Mr. Smith, the Prisoner, made his Confession before the gentlemen...
LS : Massachusetts Historical Society; AL (draft) and copy: Library of Congress By all our late Advices from America the Hopes you expressed that our Countrymen, instead of amusing themselves any longer with delusive Dreams of Peace, would bend the whole force of their Minds to find out their own Strength & Resources, and to depend upon themselves, are actually accomplished. All the Accounts I...
LS : American Philosophical Society; copy: Library of Congress; transcript: National Archives I received duly your several Letters of the 12th. 15th. 17th. 19th and 21st of September. I am much pleas’d with the Intelligence you send me, and with the Papers you have had printed. Mr Searle is a military Officer in the Pensilvania Troops, and a Member of Congress. He has some Commission to...
LS : Columbia University Library; copies (two): Library of Congress I received duly and in good Order the several Letters you have written to me of Augt. 16. 19. Sept. 8. & 22. The Papers that accompanied them of your writing, gave me the Pleasure of seeing the Affairs of our Country in such good Hands, and the Prospect from your Youth of its having the Service of so able a Minister for a...
Copy: Library of Congress J’ai l’honneur de vous envoyer cy joint la traduction d’une lettre que je viens de recevoir du Capitaine Conklin qui se plaint beaucoup de la Detention de sa Cargaison par l’Amirauté des Sables d’Olones. Votre Excellence a deja eu la bonté de me promettre la main levée de cette Cargaison, mais restant toujours dans la même Situation, je prie V. E. de vouloir bien...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Please to accept of my sincere acknowledgements for the trouble you have had some time ago of forwarding a Letter to my Son at St. Domingo, which got safely to his hands, and upon the encouragement I have had from him, have sent my Second Son to Philadelphia under the Care of Mr. Morris; I have two Left, which I intend likewise to dedicate to America, for I...
ALS : American Philosophical Society The dispatches you intrusted me with some time past, I had the pleasure of duly delivering to Congress— altho your Joint letter with Messrs. Deane & Lee, for which am much Oblidged, must say met with but a Cool reception, scarsely gave me money sufficient to bear my travelling expences from the place they set to a sea port after waiting three weeks for...
ALS : American Philosophical Society My it please your Excellency, that on examination of those bills, which we shall have to pay in the Month of decemr: next, we found they were only amounting to Bk. Mey [Bank Money] f. 12316—instead of f. 12366—as we adviced wrong by our last of the 25th. September and that we have now taken the liberty to draw in consequence on Your Excellency our three...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Since I shall have the honour (and I shall ever esteem it a great one) of seeing you at Passy to-morrow morning, I would not at this hour trouble you with a letter, if I were not extremely anxious to be honoured with your company at dinner, and consequently fearful lest you should be previously engaged on the day when I shall have the happiness of becoming...
15General Orders, 2 October 1780 (Washington Papers)
For the day Tomorrow Brigadier General Patterson Colonel Tupper Lieutenant Colonel Sill Major Knapp Brigade Major Rice DLC : Papers of George Washington.
His Excellency Genl Washington has fix’d the Hour at 12 o Clock this Day. I am Sr Yr Most Obedt Servt NNU-F : Richard Maass Collection.
I have just received information that about six thousand Men are embarked & embarking some say they are destined for Rhoad Island some for Pensylvania and others that they are going to Virginia It is said that all the Pennsylvania Refugees are to go on Board the Fleet It is also said that part of their Cavalry are to go. The Man I wrote to you about in my last Letter is up in this neighborhood...
The Medical Department was under the consideration of a Committee before I left Congress and will it is probable undergo a change, that may curtail the number of the present appointments—should this be the case and the new arrangement take place before I return ( which at present it is my intention to do before Christmas) I shall recommend to the support of the Virginia Delegates the Gentlemen...
A Note I have from General Green leaves me in doubt if his Memory had served him to relate to you with Exactness the Substance of the Conversation that had passed between him & myself on the Subject of Major André. In an Affair of so much Consequence to my Friend, to the two Armies, and Humanity, I would leave no Possibility of a Misunderstanding and therefore take the Liberty to put in...
You will be pleased on the receipt of this to return with the two State Regiments of Connecticut to your former station upon the sound, or to any other to which you may be ordered by His Excellency Gov. Trumbull. I am &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
RC ( LC : Madison Papers). I thank you for your favour of the 19th. ult. and the inclosures. It was really a mortifying circumstance to find the French Fleet converted into twelve British Ships of the line and four Frigates from which nothing can effectually relieve us but the arrival of a superior number of French Battle Ships and unless these come I fear many of our people not only here but...
[ Richmond?, before 2 Oct. 1780. Minute in Journal of the Commissioner of the Navy (Vi), under date of 2 Oct.: “Letter from Commodore Barron referred from his Excellency the Governour.” An entry of 3 Oct., following, states that a reply was written by James Maxwell to Commodore Barron “inclosing a Form of a List of Seamen employed in the Navy of Virginia.” Neither Barron’s letter nor Maxwell’s...
I am sorry to be obliged to inform you that it is out of our power to have paiment made of Mr. Clay’s draught for 225,000 dollars. Our treasury is at present absolutely exhausted, and no prospect of it’s being replenished till the assembly shall have met and have had time to provide supplies. I hope this will reach you in time to prevent the additional disappointment which might arise from...
[ Richmond, 2 Oct. 1780. Minute in Journal of the Commissioner of the Navy (Vi), under this date: “Letter written to his Excellency the Governour relative to Capt. Richd. Barron.” Not located.]
New York, 2 Oct. 1780. Acknowledges a letter and congratulates TJ “on Mrs: Jeffersons Health and recovery.” Encloses further letters from Brig. Gen. Specht. Postscript (in French): Capt. Geismar had left New York before TJ’s letter containing kind remembrances of Geismar arrived; has had a letter from Geismar written from London, and has forwarded TJ’s message to him. RC ( DLC ); 3 p.; in a...