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Mr. Thaxter and brother Charles wrote both to you the day before yesterday and as I had no subject to write upon, I did not write But I can now give you an account of our journey. We dined on Monday at Haerlem and arrived at Leyden at Six oclock. We lodged at the Cour de Hollande and saw Mr. Waterhouse that evening. The next day we went to hear a Medicinal lecture by Professor Horn , we saw...
I should have wrote before according to promiss, but have been prevented the use of my Eyes by a Cold fixing there and Even now believe I had better not write, but unless I do your Excelency may think it too Great Condesention to inquire after the Cottagers, at Plimouth. You have spent a week at Boston, and what think you of affairs now. I dare say you have Collected many Curious annecdotes,...
I have the satisfaction of informing you that Mr. Thaxter and your Sons are now settled in their lodgings in the same house with me. I could wish the rooms were better as well as larger, but they think the y answer very well, and seem well pleased with their situation. Tomorrow we are to converse with the teacher of Latin and Greek, and to make our terms &c. with him, this person teaches the...
The Sentiments and Affections of a People, may be learned from many little Circumstances, which few Persons attend to. The Poets and orators, are generally considered as the Surest Repositories of popular Ideas both in ancient and modern nations. The Clergy may be classed among the latter: and it is very certain that most publick Preachers, accommodate both their Sermons and their Prayers, in...
Copy: Library of Congress Mr. Franklin presents his respectful Compliments to Mr. de Chaumont; and requests earnestly to have his Account with the Congress, as it stands in his Books, the Credits as well as the Debits, that it may be settled now Mr. Deane is here, who is at present employed in adjusting our Congress Accounts, which cannot be closed without that of M. de Chaumont. Chaumont...
Copy: Library of Congress I received your favour of the 19th. after my Return from Versailles. I found it was much desired there that I should accommodate M. De Chaumont: And therefore I permitted him to draw on me for the 200,000 l.t. Livres at 4. Usances from the 10th. of November past, and have accepted the Bills. He has given me his Engagement to return the Money if the Vessel the Ms. de...
Copy: Library of Congress I am afraid you will think me a troublesome correspondent, because I have no Opportunities of amusing or of giving information that will be agreable to you.— Our Necessities & difficulties are the themes for my Letters & be assured that it is not less disagreable for me to write on these Subjects than for you to be obliged to read what I write— Premising this you will...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Je profite de la Lettre que Mr. De Nle. vous écrit aujourd’hui. Autrement j’aurois différé d’un ordinaire, afin de pouvoir vous apprendre ce qui se sera passé aujourd’hui à Lahaie au sujet du second Mémoire de Sir J. Y.— Il y a grande apparence, que la résolution qui sera prise à ce sujet ne plaira guere à ce dernier. Les Libelles séditieux de la part des...
AL : American Philosophical Society Mr. Grand a Lhonneur d’envoyer a Monsieur Franklin le projet de decharge qu’il Croit necessaire de transcrire sur Chacun de Ses Comptes, pour le Signer. Voici aussy Les 2 Billets de M De Chaumont. Mr Grand n’a point trouvé avoir payé un Mandat de 240/m [240,000] l.t. mais bien les 200/m [200,000] de traittes de M De Chaumont ainsy Il ne voit point de Double...
Copy and transcript: National Archives The bearer William Palfrey Esqre our late paymaster general has been appointed Consul in France, with powers adequate to a general Agency in our Commercial Concerns there. But while I take up my pen to introduce him to your patronage, I ought to use it, rather perhaps, by way of apologizing for myself in the line of Member of the Committee for Foreign...