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Upon opening your favour of April 17 my Heart Beat a double stroke when I found that the Letter which I supposed had reachd you was the one captured in the room of that you received which was what I had supposed lost, but I should have been secure from the knowledge of the writer if Mr. Cranchs Letter and one I wrote at the same time had not accompanied it. The Letter which I would not have...
Commodore Gillon has applied to me by letter requesting that I would furnish Captain Joyner with bills of exchange on Paris for Twenty thousand Guilders which sum he says is required to pay the ship accounts of the South Carolina frigate, and is necessary to fit her for sea. As this sum appears to be requisite for the purposes mentioned in Commodore Gillon’s letter to me, I have to request...
je Suis certain mon cher colonel de vous faire plaisir en vous aprenant que votre ami Laurence est arrivé a paris en bonne Santé après une traversée favorable. au depart de la frégate la concorde arrivée a boston avec Mr. de Barras amiral qui vient prendre le commandement de notre flote et Mr. le vicomte de Rochambeau. Mr. Laurence avoit dejà eu plusieurs conferences avec nos ministres; il...
AL (draft): Massachusetts Historical Society I have the Honour to advise your Excellency, that I have this day drawn Bills of Exchange upon you, in Favour of Messrs Fizeau Grand & Co for the amount of Seventy Seven Thousand Crowns of three Livres of which the following is a List 1000 2500 4400 1200 2600 4500 1220 3000 4600 1300 3500 4700 1380 4000 4900 1700 4100
ALS : American Philosophical Society Jai lhonneur denvoyer a votre Excellence l’ouvrage de Scheele qu’elle m’avoit chargé de remettre a mr Turgot et que jai reclamé pour elle depuis la mort de ce Ministre. Je prie votre Excellence d’agreer les assurances de mon respect Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1742–1786) was one of the founders of organic chemistry and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Oserois je vous demander monsieur en quoi jai pu demeriter au près de vous et si les personnes que vous mavez fait la grace de me procurer ont eu a se plaindre de ma maison, j’apprend avec la plus vive douleur que vous mavez retiré la protection dont vous mhonoriez autrefois, en placant chés le sieur usson un pensionnaire que vous étiez le maitre de me...
7[Diary entry: 10 May 1781] (Washington Papers)
10th. The Q. M. Genl. representing, that it was not in his power to get the Salt Meat of Connecticut transported—even for the Money that was put into his hands for this purpose—the people now alledging that they had no forage—when the badness of the roads was an excuse when they were called upon by the Executive of their State in the Month of March and that nothing but Military force could...
Agreeabel to your Request I Send Inclosed A Return of the men of Capt. Spauldings Company Left at Wyoming with the number of Weomen and Children belonging to their Families as to their Circumstances I can only Say they Live in Hutts nigh the Fort and no Dependance for Subsistance only the Mans Labour the men have ben in Service near five years and would Wish to be Discharged. I am your...
Major General Heath, second in Command, and an Officer whose high rank & consideration entitle him to very particular notice & attention is prevailed upon to proceed to the several Eastern States, to represent the present distresses of the Army for want of provision, and the consequences which must inevitably ensue, unless a more regular system & more vigorous measures for affording supplies,...
Votre Excellênce sera informée incessament par M. Le Comte De Barras lui même, de sa nomination au commandement de L’Escadre du Roi, et de son arrivée a Boston. Le soin de deffendre les côtes d’Amerique ne pouvoit être confié a un officier plus distingué, et je m’honorerai de conduire sous lui l’avant garde des mêmes forces, dont Jai eû precedement le commandement en chef. J’ose croire que le...