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A Promiss made to my son to spend a week with our Friends at Braintree is readily Caught at nor Can I Receed had I inclination. I hope his Behaviour is such as no one will think it too Long Except his mamah who is very Choice of the Precious Moments of Youth. But you will put into his hand such Books as will both instruct and Entertain. I am sorry Naby is not at home. Why will my Friend be so...
The close confinement of our friend and the denyal of all visits, the use of pen, ink and Paper, as well as all newspapers, still continues with unabated rigour. No person but His Son accompanyd by Mr. Manning has yet found way to Him, and these have been peremptorily refusd a second visit. It now appears that Government find him nothing but His furnishd appartments, Mr. L ordering his own...
Understanding that in Case of Mr. Laurens’s Absence, you are charged with the Affair of procuring a Loan in Holland, I think it Right to acquaint you, that by a Letter from Mr. Jay of the 12th. Instant, from Madrid, we are informed that the King of Spain has been so good as to offer his Guarrantee for the Payment of the Interest and Principal of a Loan of Money for the Use of the United...
Vôtre ami Mr: Cerisier m’a dit de vous envoyer quelque brochure pollitiques Sur les affaires du tems, c’est ce que je fait. 3 Destin de l’Amerique 8° à 16 Stvrs: F 2. 8 1 Tableau historique des Provinces Unies 12°. 6 vol. 9. 16 1 Advocaat pour et Contre 8° . 11 1 Lettres Hollandoise 4 T et T 5 No. 1 à 9. 24. 6 1 observation et Suitte 2 parties 8° 1. 5 1 Reponce aux memoires de York . 4
Your friend, Mr. Ceresier, asked me to send you some political pamphlets on current affairs, and here they are: 3 Destin de l’Amerique 8° à 16 Stvrs: F 2. 8 1 Tableau historique des Provinces Unies 12°. 6 vol. 9. 16 1 Advocaat pour et Contre 8° . 11 1 Lettres Hollandoise 4 T et T 5 No. 1 à 9. 24. 6 1 observation et Suitte 2 parties 8° 1. 5 1 Reponce aux memoires de York . 4
I have receiv’d your Letter, my dear friend, and thank you for it. Though I desire much to hear from you, do not think that I will submit you to a correspondence which Could not agree with your constant occupations: do not mind my Letters, Read them if you have time; Let them by if you have not, & answer only when you have nothing better to do. We idle people must not intrude upon your time. I...
In Consequence of our Conversation, My dear Hamilton, I have wrote a letter to Gouvion the Copy of which you will find herein inclosed. By the influence of the Same that you know of I have found a faithful Canadian officer who lately got an order from me for a Coat, and was Returning a foot to West point. I gave him the letter, and send him to You that he May have an order for a horse. If the...
LS : Massachusetts Historical Society; copy: Library of Congress Understanding that in Case of Mr. Laurens’s Absence, you are charged with the Affair of procuring a Loan in Holland, I think it Right to acquaint you, that by a Letter from Mr Jay of the 12th Inst, from Madrid, we are informed that the King of Spain has been so good as to offer his Guarrantee for the Payment of the Interest and...
ALS : American Philosophical Society; AL (draft): Algemeen Rijksarchief La vraie amitié qui caractérise si bien vos Lettres du 2 & du 9 Octob. me remplit de gratitude. Je vous promets bien saintement de la mériter jusqu’au dernier soupir, avec votre approbation qui m’est aussi précieuse que la vie. J’eus la satisfaction, avanthier d’avoir ici Mr. Searle, & de passer la nuit avec lui à Leide,...
ALS : American Philosophical Society; AL (draft): National Archives It being represented to me by Saml. Wharton Esqr. & Captain Hall of Philadelphia, Mr. Robt. Mease Merchant of Virginia and Mr. Mathew Mease Purser of the Ariel that Five persons lately arrived here directly from Maryland and Pensylvania were Under the following circumstances Vizt. Mr. Cheston from Maryland confesses he has...
L : American Philosophical Society L’abbé Morellet Supplie Monsieur franklin de lui faire dire S’il Sait quelque chose d’un officier Suisse nommé Mr. Bedault qui a quitté il y a quelques années le Service de hongrie pour passer à celui du Congrès, a été pris par les anglois, a trouvé le moyen de Se Sauver, est revenu à Paris, à passé en Amérique avec Mr. de la fayette et a été récemment promu...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I have the honor to inclose you Copy of a Letter which I receiv’d by the Brigantine Nesbitt from Mr. Stephen Stewart of West River, in Maryland. This Gentleman you will see recommends Mr. James Cheston, who came passenger in said Brign: in the warmest manner to my attention & Civilitys. On Mr. Chestons arrival here he communicated to me his intentions of...
ALS : American Philosophical Society In some of the late Vessels, arrived from Maryland, and Pennsylvania came passengers the following Gentlemen.— Messrs. Cheston, and Captain Smith of the former; and Mr. West, and Dr. Wilson of the latter State, and They were preparing to go in a Dutch Vessel to Ostend, and from Thence to England, But Commodore Jones, upon the Advice of several American...
14General Orders, 20 October 1780 (Washington Papers)
For the Day Tomorrow Brigadier General Paterson Colonel Craige Lieutenant Colonel Johnston Major Ballard Brigade Major Darby The Grand Parade is changed to a field between General St Clairs and General Huntington’s quarters. The officer commanding the Provost guard is upon the requisition of the President of a Court martial to send the Prisoners demanded under a proper guard to the Court...
As the season is growing cold and the men beginning to build chimneys in their Tents, I have thought it best, as it respects the comfort of the Troops, œconomy in Fuel and preservation of the tents, to put the troops in quarters—I have cantoned them as follows—the artillery where they were the last year. The New jersey Brigade in the great Barrack—this Brigade assigned to the defence of Fort...
The plan proposed for taking A——d (the outlines of which are communicated in your letter whh was this moment put into my hands without a date—has every mark of a good one—I therefore agree to the promised rewards, and have such entire confidence in your management of the business as to give it my fullest approbation; and leave the whole to the guidance of your own judgment, with this express...
On the 16th Inst. I had the great and distinguish’d honor, to receive the Letter which your Excellency’s Generous goodness was so kind as to write me, in answer to both my Letters of the 19th June and 30th Septr Last; by which I observe, your Excellency had not given punctual answer, on Account of the motions and occupations of the Army under your Excellency’s Command; I also observe your...
I have recd your favr of the 17th. If you will return the five pieces of Gold which are too light I will replace them. I have not the means of weighing them, and therefore may be again mistaken. Be pleased to find an opportunity as soon as possible of obtaining the following information—with accuracy. Of what number of Men and of what Corps the late embarkation consisted? Whether Sir Henry...
I wrote Your Excellency the 18th. which was sent from hence By Express, on the Evening of that Day, and would proceed to Taylor’s Ferry, as Mr. Cooper the Stationed Express at Harrisbourg, was, at the Same Time on his Way to this place; the Latter arrived here Yesterday about One oClock A.M. and brought me Your Excellency’s Letter of the 15th. Inst. This Letter, came in Time, which was not the...
Philadelphia, 20 Oct. 1780. Circular letter to the state executives enclosing a proclamation recommending that Thursday, 7 Dec. next, be observed as a day of thanksgiving and prayer. FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 15); 1 p. Enclosure missing; printed in JCC Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 , ed. W. C. Ford and others, Washington, 1904–1937 , xviii , 950–1, under date of 18 Oct. This...
[ Richmond, 20 Oct. 1780. Minute in the Journal of the Commissioner of the Navy (Vi) under this date: “Orders given to Capt. Markham to proceed to Hampton and wait on the Commodore for Directions, countersigned by His Excellency The Governor.” Not located.]
In letter 20, dated Paris, June 22d., I said that I should set out for Genoa and Florence, and do all my endeavors to pave the way for executing such orders as I might receive. So I have done, and with as much success in both places, as I could almost wish, considering that I have nothing to show to corroborate what I say in regard to my Commissions. I have greatly lessen’d here and there the...
The Inscription on my Friend Potclays Badge would be a most delightful Morsel for a Member of the Antiquarian Society, or a Member of the Society [of] Inscriptions and Belles Lettres; and had it not been too soon submitted to the Examination of the Connoiseurs of our Society might have been thereafter deposited in our Museum, and numbered amongst the most Precious of our Curiosities. For I...