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1[Diary entry: 23 May 1781] (Washington Papers)
23d. Count de Rochambeau set out on his Return to Newport, while I prepared and forwarded dispatches to the Governors of the four New England States calling upon them in earnest & pointed terms, to compleat their Continental Battalions for the Campaign, at least, if it could not be done for the War or 3 Years—to hold a body of Militia (according to the Proportion given them) ready to march in...
AL : American Philosophical Society Mr. De Veymerange demeure rüe neuve des maturins— Jai fait Ecrire chez lui monsieur Franklin ainsy que moy, cest Sans doutte par un retour de Politesse qu’il est venu icy. Mr Grand prie monsieur Franklin fils de vouloir bien lui envoyer Les Etats des payements quil a Laissé hier Sur son Bureau. Il à besoin de faire un nouveau travail dessus. See the...
I am sorry that the unexpected appearance of the British Fleet off the Harbour of New port deprived me of the pleasure of meeting you at this place—I must refer you to His Excellency the Count de Rochambeau for the plan of operations which has been settled between us and have the honor to be with very great consideration Yr Excellency’s Most obt Servt. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
ALS : American Philosophical Society Le Porteur de celle ci est l’armurier dont j’ai eu L’honneur de vous parler hier à Versailles et de recomander à votre Protection pour l’aider dans le désir qu’Il a de passer en Amerique et y exercer son Métier. J’ai L’honneur d’être très parfaitement Monsieur votre très humble et très obéissant Serviteur The Danish minister at the French court: XXVIII ,...
The sight of your old Friend Mr. Storer will give you sensible pleasure, he means to be the Bearer of this to you. I wish him safe. I need not add any thing in recommendation to you, who know him so well further than to say his character is not less fair or amiable, than it was when you quitted your native Land. He will I hope continue as free abroad from the fashionable vices of other...
Som time ago I wrote you relative to your round bottom Tract of Land. I can never find out what has bin don about it wheather Thomas Lewis has returnd it or not. If you can give me any Direction About it I will do any thing in my Power for you, the survay Aught to be returnd to the Office if it has not bin returnd This I will have don if it has not bin returnd, as I can have it don Emeditly. I...
ALS : American Philosophical Society After having longed such a long while for an answer upon my lettres of Dec. 2. febr. 7 and april. 7th. I recieve at last a lettre from Dr. le Begue de Presle dated paris May 1. by which I am acquainted that you are well and that you have answerd me upon my lettres , tho I have recieved none at all. This lettre of mr. le Begue was shut in a cover, which had...
The letter which I have the honor to inclose from the Count de Rochambeau will, I imagine, inform your Excellency of the intended march of the French Army towards the North River and the destination of the Kings Squadron now is the Harbour of New port, if circumstances will admit of the respective movements. I should be wanting in respect and confidence were I not to add that our object is New...
En réponse à l’honorée vôtre du 19e. je pourrai vous faire voir quand il vous plaira que l’expression Treaties with France and Spain est dans la Copie Angloise manuscrite que vous m’aviez remise ici, et qui a servi à l’Imprimer. J’ai assuré de vos complimens Mr. Manson , en le priant de les garder pour lui: car, entre nous, il faut prendre garde que ces Messieurs ne nous exposent pas. Ils ne...
Being called by General Greene to the Southern Army, I have the honor to Report to your Excellency my proceedings whilst in this State. The unfortunate Affair of Camden having intirely broke up the remains of the Virginia Line, a few Officers only remaining uncaptured—the State passed a Law to raise 3000 Men, some for 8 Months and others for 18, not more than one half of this number ever came...