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In truth Friend thou art a Queer Being—laugh where I must, be candid where I can.—Your pictures are Hogarths. I shall find you out by and by—I will not Build upon other peoples judgements. My philosopher (I like the Name exceedingly) used to say I was a physiognomist. I have tried not unsuccessfully to find out the Heart of many a one by the countanance. I do not recollect that I ever had that...
AL (draft) and copy: Library of Congress I received the Letter you did me the Honour of Writing to me the 17th Instant, together with a State of the Effects & Merchandizes which you are collecting at Brest in order to be sent to America. As we have no Agent at Brest, and I have the fullest Confidence in a principal Commissary employed under your Orders, I think it best to continue the...
LS : American Philosophical Society We were honor’d with your ever esteem’d favor’s of 31st. Ulto. and 4th. instt., the first with one inclosed for his Excellency Mr. Adams to whom we deliver’d it of Course and the latter in reply to that with Which we troubled you in date of the 30th of last month. We are extremely Sorry that we Cannot yet acquaint you with the perfect re’establishment of the...
I have been informed that some American Vessels, with salted Provisions on Board, for the Use of the Troops of my Army, have taken the Benefit of the Convoy of the Squadron of Count de Barras, & are Arrived in the Bay—I Will be obliged if your Excellency will be pleased to order those Transports to proceed up this River, near to Burrel’s Ferry & let them report to me, that they may receive my...
The last evening I received intelligence that the fleet which have for some time been in the harbor of New York with a body of troops embarked, fell down to the Hook last Saturday. It is said, all the heavy cannon on the grand battery were taken on board—The troops have their baggage with them. I cannot yet ascertain all the corps, their numbers or destination. The New York paper of the 15....
Last evening I had the Honour of receiving your Excellency’s letter of the 15th Current, Previous to which I had procured Craft to go to George Town capable of carrying four Hundred Barrels of flour which comes down & proceeds for Burwells ferry tomorrow—I have likewise impress’d a Brig. belonging to Colo. Saml Smith of Baltimore, which will take a few days to get repair’d and if no Bay Craft...
at a time like this, when your excellencys every moment must be devoted to the grand business of america, I know you can have but little leisure for private letters—If the feelings of my heart will not permit me to be silent, I can not avoid congratulating your excellency on the present favourable appearance of our afairs I can not avoid telling your excellency, how much I wish you success,...
You will be pleased to make your best Way into Piuncatanck River, where you will disembark your Troops at the most convenient Place you can find that shall be nearest to Gloscester Court House. I am &c. P.S. After Debarkg the Troops mentioned, if any Military Stores are on Board, you will proceed with them to Burrel’s Ferry in James River, where you will receive further Orders. those Vessels...
The Duke de Lauzun Comandr of the Legion of his own Name, will have the Honor to deliver you this—He is an officer of Rank & long standing in the Service of his most Christian Majesty—a Brigadier General in the Army now under Comand of the Count de Rochambeau. You will be pleased to shew him all that Respect & Attention, that his Rank & Services justly demand. I am Dear Sir Your most Hble...
The Legion of the Duke de Lauzun is ordered to join the Troops now under your Command in Glocester County—to aid in restraining the Enemy, & preventing their Collection of Provisions & Stores from the Country—This Service, if you are Seniour Officer, you will endeavour to perform, with all your Diligence, without precipitating your Troops into too great Danger. You will be very punctual in...