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I received Yesterday the Letter, your Ladyship did me the Honour to write me, on the twenty fourth of December, and am obliged to you for your polite Attention to me. The Subject of the Letter is as I Suppose in Pensylvania and must ultimately be decided by the Government of that Commonwealth So that probably no question concerning it, will ever come under my Consideration in any publick...
Your kind favour of the 9 th , I rec d , this day, and will give you, the best answer, which indifferent health and, various Avocations will admit of. I am pleased with your Resolution, to write the History of the whole American War, because I know you will produce Something both entertaining and instructive, whatever Subject you undertake to write upon. But I hope you will not think me guilty...
I was honoured with your favour of the 12 th. of Dec r: by the last post, enclosing a Copy of the preliminary Treaty of Peace between his Britannic Majesty and the United States. I most heartily congratulate with you upon this great event, in which you have had the honour of so distinguished a part. I think that we ought to be, and shall be satisfied with the terms of peace. But we are here...
Copy: Massachusetts Historical Society I was honoured with your favour of the 12th. of Decr: by the last post, enclosing a Copy of the preliminary Treaty of Peace between his Britannic Majesty and the United-States. I most heartily congratulate with you upon this great event, in which you have had the honour of so distinguished a part. I think that we ought to be, and shall be satisfied with...
L’Incluse pour Philad e. vous mettra au fait du courant ici. L’honorée vôtre du l er. Janv. est pour moi une vraie & précieuse Etrenne de nouvel an. J’ai fait confidence verbale du contenu à Mrs. De G——, V. B., & V. sous le sceau du secret, & à personne autre. Ils en ont été charmés. Du reste, ils étoient bien sûrs d’avance de vos bonnes dispositions & de celle de Mrs. vos Collegues pour cette...
ALS : William L. Clements Library; copies: Library of Congress (two), Massachusetts Historical Society, Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society I am much oblig’d by your Information of your intended Trip to England. I heartily wish you a good Journey, and a Speedy Return; & request your kind Care of a Pacquet for Mr Hodgson. I enclose two Papers that were read at different times by me...
(I) Press copy of copy: American Philosophical Society; (II) press copy of AL : American Philosophical Society It was in the Beginning of October that you inform’d me, the Prisoners would be immediately sent over hither to be exchang’d. There were then in the French Ports several American Vessels in which I could have sent them. I fear that I shall now be obliged to send a Vessel with them,...
You will hardly expect to receive a letter from me at this place, and of so late a date. Yet I have apprehensions of being here ten days or a fortnight longer, for though ready myself, some time since, the vessel in which I go is not ready. Yesterday’s post brought no mail from Virginia. I was not disappointed in this, as I was pretty certain that under expectation of my being gone you did not...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I hope the enclosed will meet with your Excellency’s approbation, and that I am not guilty of an impropriety in requesting of you the favor of transmitting it to his Excellency General Washington. I am Sr with great respect your most obedient humble Servant Addressed: His Excellency Benjamn Franklin Sister and principal heir of Maj.-Gen. Charles Lee ( XXII...
Though personally unknown to you, I am by no means ignorant of your character for benevolence; therefore take the liberty of entreating Your Excellency Will honor Me With your good offices. The late General Charles Lee left behind him neither brother Nephew or Niece and but one Sister that now addresses you, and humbly begs your assistance in procuring for her an attested Copy of his last...
RC ( LC : Madison Papers). Unsigned but in JM’s hand. Cover franked by “J Madison Jr.” and addressed to “Edmund Randolph Esqr. Richmond.” Docketed by Randolph, “James Madison Jany 14. 1783.” Yesterday’s post having arrived without a mail from Virga. I was disappointed of the pleasure of a letter from you. All the foreign articles which have come to hand are published in the inclosed gazette of...
MS ( LC : Madison Papers). For a description of the manuscript of Notes on Debates, see Papers of Madison William T. Hutchinson, William M. E. Rachal, et al ., eds., The Papers of James Madison (6 vols. to date; Chicago, 1962——). , V, 231–34 . Congress adjourned for the meeting of The Grand Committee to whom was referred the report concerning the valuation of the lands and who accordingly met....
Major General Lord Stirling took his leave of this world at 6 oclock this morning. Lady Stirling and Lady Caty are in the deepest distress. It would no doubt be more agreable to his friends could he be interred with the honors due to his rank but the distance of the Troops from this place will render it impossible to pay so small a tribute to his memory. A Subalterns party which has been...
After breaking thro’ numberless snow-banks and encountring the Difficulties attendant on those who move in unbeaten Paths, I arrived here yesterday. The Post is in its usual order and nothing material has happen’d during my absence. My Corespondent below had deposited the enclosed Papers, which I sent for last night and have the honor of forwarding. there is no News Circulating but what they...
RC (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). In JM’s hand, including the signature for “Jos: Jones.” Addressed to “His Excy. The Govr. of Virginia.” Docketed, apparently by Harrison, “Virginia Delegates in Congress Jany 14. 83.” In LC : Madison Papers is JM’s file copy of this letter. Except for a few differences in punctuation and abbreviations and only “We have the hon” as the complimentary...
The General wishes to know if you have bought the buff Cloth—if you have send it—if not—you need not buy it. We have nothing here but that a Man from N. York says the Garrison of Charles town is arrived Sincerely Yrs NHi .
17General Orders, 14 January 1783 (Washington Papers)
For the day tomorrow Lieutent Colonel Vandyke. For duty tomorrow the 2d Massachusetts regiment. The seventh Massachusetts regiment will march for the releif of the second Jersey regiment, on the Lines, on thursday the 16th instant. Captain John Carlile of General Hazens Regiment is appointed Assistt Adjutant General, to take place with the New Arrangement—He is to be obeyed and respected...
I enclose a Letter from Major Tallmadge to Your Excellency which came under a flying seal to my hands; the observations contained in it appear to be highly worthy of consideration. The importance of absolutely cutting off all manner of commerce & illicit intercourse with the Enemy is so great, and at the same time so obvious, that I conceive it only necessary to recommend the subject, without...
Upon the repeated applications of Doctor Jedh Ensworth Surgeons Mate of the 3d Connt Regiment, I find myself under the disagreable necessity of recommending him to Your Excellency for a discharge from the service, but as his reasons appear sufficient and as the Regiment will not be immediately injured except on the loss of a skillfull, attentive Physician, I could wish that he might be...