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Ce fut avec la plus grande satisfaction et reconnoissance, que je reçus, il y a quelque tems, de la part de Votre Excellence, le Recueil des Constitutions et autres Actes fondamentaux de la République Fédérative, qui s’est formée dans le Nouveau-Monde. J’en ai témoigné ma gratitude à Mr. Thaxter; mais il est de mon devoir de présenter à Votre Excellence même mes vifs et sincères remercîmens....
It was with the greatest satisfaction and gratitude that I received, some time ago from your Excellency, the collection of constitutions and other fundamental acts of the federative Republic formed in the New World. I expressed my gratitude for this to Mr. Thaxter, but it is my duty to express my great and sincere thanks to your Excellency. If this collection is by itself a testament worthy of...
Yesterday, my lovely wife, I wrote to you, inclosing you a letter in one to your father, to the care of Mr. Morris. To-morrow the post sets out, and to-morrow we embark for Yorktown. I cannot refuse myself the pleasure of writing you a few lines. Constantly uppermost in my thoughts and affections, I am happy only when my moments are devoted to some office that respects you. I would give the...
ALS : Archives du Ministère des affaires étrangères; copy: Historical Society of Pennsylvania I am inform’d that Mr. Robert Morris has Written niewly to his correspondents in Metz in order of sending With great haste, and sooner as possible, several articles Reckoned in the memorandum Which I did speak of, With your Excellency, When I have had the honor to see you Lately. The Wants of every...
It is with the highest pleasure and satisfaction the Commander in Chief announces to the Army the arrival of the Count de Grasse in the Chesapeake with a very formidable naval and Land force; at the same time he felicitates them on this auspicious occasion he anticipates the glorious Events which may be expected from the combined Operations now in contemplation—as no circumstances cou’d...
I have receiv’d your Letter of 23d Augt, with its inclosures. Had you adverted to the plain construction of mine of the 5th of May, you would not have been in doubt as to the propriety of your holding the Command at Fort Pitt, while your Trial was preparing and hearing—as you seem to have misconstructed my meaning in that Letter, I have now to request in positive terms, that you do immediately...
The Savages have killed & taken three men since my last. Col. Gibson still continues to counteract me, and the officers who favored his claim refuse my orders. Others refuse his, and things are in the utmost confusion. Mr Fowler has wrote me repeated insolent Letters, denying the right of any person to act as Judge advocate but himself. I intend to take no notice of him at present; lest he...
I thank you for your Favr of Yesterday—and have to inform that I am thus far on my Way to Virginia—that the Count DeGrasse with 28 Ships of the Line with some Frigates, is arrived in the Chesapeak—where Lord Cornwallis is at present Blocked up & fortifyg in York River. Notwithstandg the Distance—if any Thing worthy Notice takes place under your Observation, I shall thank you for its...
I wrote your Excly yesterday that my indisposition had prevented my going below for the Better Intilegence. allthough far from well I rode down this Morning and am now able to Inform your Excly with certainty respecting the Troops that arrive with Adml Hood—the y are three regts as they Call them selves—but not exceeding five hundred in the Whole and hardly a well man amongst them they were...
Being informed that upon a Construction of my former Letter you have insisted on acting as D. Judge Advocate in takg the Depositions & preparing the Necessary Evidence previous to the Trial of Colo. Broadhead, on the Accusations bro’t against him during his Comand at the Post of Fort Pitt in which you have appeared as a Principal—I do hereby direct you, from the manifest Impropriety of the...