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A Fever having confind me to my lodgings some days, debar’d me of the pleasure of waiting on your Excellency, and of making a Verbal instead of A written application to you in behalf and for the use of the State of South Carolina. Your Excellency has been partly a Witness to the unavoidable delays I have met with here, proceeding from a three months spell of Easterly winds and not sufficient...
I have received the Letter which you did me the Honour to write me the 12 of Novr. It would give me great Pleasure to do any thing in my Power consistant with the duty I owe to my Constituents to assist you. But the Advices you allude to are as great an Obstruction to you as to me. I have left no Measure unattempted, that Prudence could justify: but have neither procured any Money nor obtained...
Both your favors of the 17th & 22nd. ult I had the pleasure to receive about the latter end of the month, since which this place has been a Scene of Confusion and distress. The Inhabitants flying for Shelter to the Interior part of the state, and the Militia moving up with a tardiness which has given me more real Concern than the Enemys depradations have done as It evinces either disaffection...
L (draft): Archives du Ministère des affaires étrangères Je viens d’être informé, M, que le Sr. Dohrmans, négt. à lisbonne, chargé de pourvoir aux besoins des prisonniers américains qui peuvent Se trouver en Portugal, néglige depuis quelque tems entiérement ce Service; le Consul du Roi à Lisbonne à écrit en conséquence à ce négociant la lettre dont je joins ici la copie; mais celuy cy a jugé à...
For the Day Tomorrow Brigadier General Paterson Colonel Nixon Lieutenant Colonel Littlefield Major Maxwell Brigade Major Darby DLC : Papers of George Washington.
On the 4th instt I arrived at this place in pursuance of your Excys directions of the 28th ulto And receiving intelligence of the appearance of the Enemy in the Lakes I immediately proceeded on to Saratoga, where I was necessarily detain’d untill yesterday, for the return of a flag, which had been previously sent in by Genl Schuyler and Colo. Gansevort; with a view of conferring with Majr...
Yesterday my Intelligencer from The Highlands of Neversink Informed me of The Approach of a Considerable Fleet from the Southward to Sandy Hook—& allso of a Considerable fleet Coming down from New York But Could not be particular in either as The Rear of Neither of the fleets was Come Too—The Fleet from New York I am Assured from good Authority has Troops on Board for Carolina and I belive to...
I feel a degree of regrett at making an application to your Excellency, which nothing but necessity would induce me to request. The length of my services are well known I presume to one of Your Observation. And did not the interesting Cares of a family whom I dearly love, call on me for my immediate Assistance & Support, I should with the highest degree of pleasure still persue Your...
The State of our provisions to the northward during our late alarms there detaind me much longer in that Quarter than I expected, I now however think I may venture to offer on to your Excellency, except in the article of beef, for which we must depend on other States, there is every probability they will during the course of the winter, be tolerably supplyd; these alarms having in many...
I have received your Excellency’s Letter of the 6th Current. It is amazing that a Man of a liberal Education, added to a common natural Understanding should venture his Reputation and Character on such unjust Complaints as are made against me to your Excellency and the Honorable Major General Heath, and then to proceed to the Prosecution before a General Court Martial of Charges on such...