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120th. Friday. (Adams Papers)
This afternoon Mr. D went and took a ride. In the evening walk’d in the summer garden. Cloudy Weather.
I doubt not you have e’er this thought me slow in keeping the promise I made of writing to you. I have had many Reasons for defering it; but amongst others the desire of writing you with some certainty of the Tempers of People here. I have had one very serious Conversation with, J. He appears to me very desirous of seeing you—were it only for a few Hours—he says he has some Things to consult...
The present Letter is on a Subject, which, tho’ in itself little interesting to others, is, to me, as desiring to retain your good opinion, much so. The Subject I allude to, is that of the Loan negotiated by me in Holland for the state of Maryland. I should be sorry, after the repeated proofs I received of confidence and politeness from you, that you should conceive me reserved and close—yet...
LS : Alice T. Bates, Los Angeles, California (1956) J’ai reçu, Monsieur, avec la Lettre que vous m’avez fait l’honneur de m’ecrire, les 5 Exemplaires du Manuel d’Epictete en Grec, que vous avez eu la bonté de m’envoyer pour mes Amis et moi. Agréez je vous prie mes Remerciemens sinceres, pour ces Beautés Typographiques. On ne sauroit rendre un plus bel hommage à un Auteur: Epictete est ainsi...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Docr. Burrows, the Gentleman who will have the honor to present you this letter, is one of the few friends to whom I am under infinite obligations. During his residence in Tuscany, I have found united in his Person, the character of a skilful Phisician, and a most sincere Friend: To my lasting regret, he is going with his family, to England; should he meet...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Your Letter of the 11t Inst. Which put an End to your long Silence gave Me great Pleasure, but at the same Time I am surpriz’d at not receiving any News from America since the 3d February. However I must take Patience. We are All well here & hope that is the Case with You,— I am perfectly sensible of the good Advice You give Me in your Letter, I shall make...
For the day tomorrow Major Genl Heath Lieutenant Colonel J. Millen Major J. Woodbridge Brigade Major Williams Brigade Quarter Master Appleton For duty tomorrow the Levies of the New York, first and second Connecticut brigades. The second Jersey regiment will releive the first Massachusetts regiment on Fatigue at Westpoint the 22d instant. The Rhode island regiment will releve the men on duty...
Since I did myself the honr of addressing your Excely, from Exeter, the 20th of July last, many unforeseen occurrences, intervening have prevented my obtaining such authentic intelligence of some important Circumstances relative to the Situation, and designs, of the British forces in Canada, which would have been no less my inclination than duty to have communicated, and which might not have...
Serjeant Morris of your Regt has applied to His Excellency for a discharge upon procuring another Man in his room—This is a practice that His Excellency would not wish to tolerate, but as Morris seemed much discontented and is of ability to do mischief in the Corps by stirring them up by a frequent recapitulation of their grievances, he thinks it best to get rid of him upon the terms he...
M. Gerrit H. Van Waginnen of the State of N. York having obtained the Consent of Governor Clinton, to have an Interview with his Father Mr Huybert Van Waggenen of the City of N. York, in the Neighbourhood of Dobbs Ferry—His Excellency the Commander In Chief grants his Permission for that Purpose, and you will be pleased to permit the Interview accordingly. By His Excellency’s Command. DLC :...