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I have now the honor to inclose answers to your Queries respecting the Moose , and beg you will excuse the long delay. It was late in February when I arrived at Durham and being deeply impressed with the necessity of having your Queries answered with the greatest exactness I wrote to persons in various parts of the Country but have as yet received no answers but the inclosed. My principal...
Your two sons did me the favour of calling upon me yesterday morning and Breakfasting with me. The bad roads prevented their lodgeing here the Night before as they kindly intended. I was very glad to see them, and would have had them remain with me till the Storm was over, but they were apprehensive of worse weather, and chose to go on. I feel for these young Gentlemen a particular affection,...
Doctr. Winship left this City Today and has been so kind as to take into his Care two small Packages. I could not impose more on his Goodness. I hope they will escape Thieves and all Injury from Wet or Rubbing. I have cautioned and he has promised. You will find at Mrs. Lovell’s or Mr. Smith’s after the Doctr. reaches Boston, a Package in a very coarse Wrapper. It contains your Band Box, your...
I had the Honor of receiving a Letter from your Excellency yesterday without a date in Answer to that, which I took the Liberty of writing of the 18 Ultimo and am Sorry to find your Excellency equally sensible with me of the Absurdity of the Idea taken up in Europe of the future formidableness of America. I was in Hopes, that my fancy on that Head was not well-founded and that the folly of...
May we have the honoúr, to offer to Yoúr Excellency, the inclosed pack, received from Mr. Searle, who now is at Paris; and to join there to the form of the Obligation and Coúpon, in which only a few púnctúations are to be alterd, and we hope to be able to send by the tomorrow scoot, the quantity of stamped ones, according to Yoúr Excellencys orders; meanwhile we send some of those form...
I have had the Honour of Receiving your Excellencys Favour of the 25th Ult. by Lt Torrey Respecting the Detention of some Hospl Stores, & the reasons said to be Alledged by me for such Detention. I must Observe in Justice to my Character, that your Excellency has formed a true Judgment that there was Some Misapprehension on the part of those who have Reported to you, which are that the Reasons...
I received this afternoon your two letters one of the 21 of february the second of the first of march. I have not time enough to enquire how it happened so, but I am exceedingly sorry of that accident. I will do all my endeavours for Reparing it as much as it is possible. I will set off two morrow morning and I will go as fast as my horses will be able to do. I will go by new windsor and...
I do myself the Honor to forward the enclosed Despatches from General Greene, also the enclosed Copy of a Letter from Governor Jefferson which contains the latest Intelligence received from the Southward. Perhaps the enclosed Letter addressed to your Excellency, (supposed to be) from Governor Jefferson, may contain similar Intelligence. By the enclosed Copy of an Act of Congress of the first...
Having been in the war ever since June 1775 invested with a Command by Sea which held in service of the United States onboard their Ships Columbus & Providence where Continued till the surrender of Charlstown So. Carolina by Capitulation to the British Arms when became a Prisoner to Vice Admiral Arbuthnot who admitted me to Parole as Commanding Officer of the Ships of the United states on that...
Tr ( LC : Force Transcripts). Addressed to “The Honble James Maddison jr Esqr Philada.” Another copy is printed in the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society , 2d ser., XIX (1905), 123–24. I have yr favr of the 13th past and thank you for the foreign Intelligence, on which head we are made to expect something more Interesting this week, by an Account which a Gentleman Affirms he...