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120th. Tuesday. (Adams Papers)
This evening, I went with Mr. Artaud and Mr. D. to the Comedy, where they presented in French le Deserteur a Drama, and Crispin rival de son maitre with a ballet. Rainy, stormy weather all day. Michel Jean Sedaine, Le Deserteur, Paris, 1769; Alain René Le Sage, Crispin rival de son maître, Paris, 1707 ( Brenner, Bibliographical List Clarence Dietz Brenner, A Bibliographical List of plays in...
I have had the honour of your last Letter to which the least return was a quiker aknowledgement of thanks for its particular civil contents; and I should certainly not have been deficient in that respect had it not been for the Settlement of a part of your Madeira Wine which I let a friend have, for you may well suppose that no man in the World, lett him have been ever so sincere a Wel Wisher...
I have some bills of exchange drawn by Mr. Morris on John Swanwick, which I am authorized to exchange with the Receivers of the Continental taxes in any of the states eastward of Pensylvania. Mr. Morris informed me that he had advised the receivers of this measure, & directed their taking up the bills whenever they were in cash. By taxes or by loan I expect this state will shortly furnish you...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I begin this as I have done several of my former Letters with Advising your Excy that I have drawn on You a bill in favor of Messrs. Estevan Drouilhet & Co. for 2400 Livres Tournois at 90 days after Date, this Sum being the ballance of the Quarters Salary for which you permitted me to draw— The Cte. de Montmorin informs me that the King has been pleased to...
ALS : American Philosophical Society With defference & respect I presume (thro’ the medium of my Friend Henry Wilde) to acquaint you that I am prevented by an unforeseen event of accompanying my Friends to pensilvania, But am resolved to follow (together with a number of other useful & well disposed Artisans) If it should appear from your Answer to the following Queries to be advantageous to...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I Was very happy in recieving your lettre containing the explication of the stroke of lightning at Cremona, and an other, dated July 4th, which came to hand before yesterday. Recieve my most harty thanks for both these favours and particularly for your kindness of forwarding my lettre to mr. Sam. Wharton and joining to it an admonitory note of your own on...
LS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania By request of Mr. Laurens we have prevailed on Capt. Hardy to make application thro’ your channel for the releif that his necessitys claim, as an unfortunate prisoner in the Service of our Country. As Mr. Laurens inguages himself to become responsible to indemnify you to the Publick, we Sincerely hope you will make the necessary advance as soon as...
8General Orders, 20 August 1782 (Washington Papers)
At the general courtmartial of which Colonel Micheal Jackson is president, Ensign Abbott of the 10th Massachusetts regiment was tried for ungentlemanlike behavior in casting reflections on a late regimental courtmartial whereof Captn Lund or Captn Taylor was president in particular in saying that a certain soldier who was brought before the Court would have been punished if there had not been...
I have the honor to inform your Excellency that I arrived here the 17th of the instant, I found the admiral Marquis of Vaudreuil very much Concerned about the lost of the Ship the Magnifique of 74 g uns in this Harbour by the fault of the Pilote belonging this Port. the Triumphant of 80 mounted by the admiral touche’d the Bottom too. these two events have employed all his best matross, and had...
J’ai reçu hier, à dix heures du Soir, le paquet de Votre Excellence. J’en ai envoyé les lettres à Monsieur Le Marquis de Vaudreuil dont la réponse est ci-incluse. Monsieur le Marquis de Vaudreuil m’a fait l’honneur, Monsieur, de me communiquer l’instruction de Votre Excellence relative aux Couriers; Ce qui Sera éxécuté de ma Part très ponctuellement. Je suis, avec un profond respect, de votre...