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Whereas it is the desire of Congress that the motives of their deliberations and measures (as far as they can be disclosed consistently with the public safety) should be fully known to their constituents: Therefore Resolved that when the establishment of funds for paying the principal & interest of the public debts shall be under the consideration of this house the doors thereof shall be open....
I do myself the honor to hand you herewith, a Contract entered into by Mr. John Banks, for the subsistence of the troops in the service of the United States, in the States of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, for the present year. I am really concerned, that we have been obliged to close this contract, on the execessive high terms agreed to, but the circumstances, under which we had...
ALS and two copies: Massachusetts Historical Society; copy: Library of Congress I have the honour to transmit to you herewith a packet containing one hundred passports for American Vessels which I have this moment received by a Courier from England. I take this opportunity of acquainting you that a proclamation was issued out in the King’s Name on the 14th Instant, making known the cessation...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Look my dear Sir at the place from whence this letter is dated— have you forgot it? I am sure you have not.—have you forgot the many pleasant hours you have passed here? No, you have not. Have you forgot your throwing oil on the Pond near me, and instantly smoothing the troubled Water—impossible! But a far, infinitely far greater object rises before me! Tis...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Je prends trop d’interet a vôtre victoire complète sur les ennemis des insurgens, victoire de laquelle vous êtes de ma connoissance le principal auteur, pour ne pas vous en marquer ma joye. J’ay vu le commencement, la continuation, et la fin de cette guerre par votre sagesse; et l’on peut dire que vous êtes l’auteur d’un peuple nouveau. Je remercie le...
ALS : American Philosophical Society You was entitled to a Civick crown on my account a great many years ago when at the University of St. Andrews you gave a turn to the carreer of a disorder which then threatned my Life. You have since that time done so much and Heaven has at last been pleased to bless & to Crown your endeavours with so much success that Civic Crowns of a more importent...
17General Orders, 18 February 1783 (Washington Papers)
For the day tomorrow Major Pettingill. For duty the 2d Hampshire regiment. The Arrangement of the Lines of New-Hampshire, Rhode Island, and New Jersey is to take place on the 1st day of March, upon the principals pointed out in the resolutions of Congress of the 7th of August & 19th of Novr; and which have been made public in the orders of the 30th of October and 26th of November 1782. The...
I have just heard a Report of my Son Dickey being at Newyork in his way to his own Country: He went to England in the year 1775 to Secure my Claim to an Estate both in England and Jamaica: In regard to the first, it was Soon Settled & adjusted; The Circumstances of the times, and the distance of place, greatly obstructed the other; and the Value being very Considerable; tho’ founded on the...
I am to acquaint you that in consequence of your Letter to me of the 12 of this Month I have directed Colo. Sheldon to Arrest Lt Kinney immediately on his Joining his Regiment & to send him here to Answer for his Conduct. You will therefore be pleased to furnish the Judge Advocate with the Charges Against him & the Evidence necessary to support them. I am &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
j’ai L’honneur d’adresser a votre excellence la copie de la Lettre que jai réçue du Gouverneur de la Virginie au Sujet de huit caisses de vin appartenantes a M. Le Chr. de Chatelus lesquelles ont eté prises sur une Goélétte americaine enlevée dans la riviere de james par des prisoniers anglois a bord d’un flag. Monsieur Harrison a du vous rendre compte de cette affairre; Le gouverneur a oublié...