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1Feb. 25. Tuesday. (Adams Papers)
Mr. Samuel Vaughan says that Cooks Voyage will be 3 Volumes 60 Plates, and will not be out these 12 Months. The Plates are of Islands discovered &c. He mentions a new Sort of Bark, much redder and much stronger, than any known before.
225th. (Adams Papers)
The wind continued bad all day. In the afternoon the Count went on shore.
I thank you for your Care of my Letters mentioned in yours of the 19 th . which I beg you to Send by the first Vessell. D r Franklin has Sent Passports to Nantes to the Care of M r Williams, for all the American Vessells. I am very much obliged to you, for your Politeness in Sending me, the Salt Fish, but if they are not already on their Way, I beg you to keep them, for the Use of your other...
Your Favour of September the Twenty fourth recommending your worthy President D r Wheelock and his Designs gave me much Pleasure and does me great Honour. It is to American Seminaries of Learning that America is indebted for her Glory and Prosperity, and therefore no Man can be more usefully employed than in affording them every Countenance and Assistance in his Power. D r Wheelock after...
I received by the last post Copies of several Resolutions of Congress, from M r: Thaxter. None of them seem to be of any present importance since the peace, except that of the 14 th: of Sept r. last, relative to our Loans in Europe. This must not occasion any change in the Credit you & the D r: have engaged to me. I shall still rely upon it. There can be no doubt but that Congress will approve...
I have to return you many thanks for your favor of the 14 th: . The renewal of my acquaintance with M r Storer, was a pleasure which I did not so soon expect; and you will find, upon his return, that we did not forget that you have expressed so much interest in him, as an additional motive for our attentions to him in every shape. I have in return to ask the favor of a couple of letters in...
From the Affidavits which I now do myself the Honor to Inclose You and which I must request you to lay before Congress it appears that the Usurped Government on the New Hampshire Grants so far from yielding Obedience to the Resolutions of Congress of the 5th. December last have repeated their Outrages on the well affected Subjects of this State. The distressed situation of our fellow Citizens...
Resolved That Lieut. Col Morris Aid de Camp to Major General Greene be allowed the Pay & Emoluments of a Lieut Colonel & that his Accounts be adjusted accordingly. D , Reel 163, Item 149, II, p. 224, Papers of the Continental Congress, National Archives. Peters was secretary of the board of war from 1776 to 1781 with a few interruptions and was elected to Congress from Pennsylvania on November...
DS : Archives Nationales, National Archives; two copies and transcript: National Archives; press copy of copy: American Philosophical Society Contrat entre le Roi et les Treize Etats Unis de l’Amérique Septentrionale, passé entre M. le Cte. de Vergennes et M. Franklin, le 25. Fevrier 1783./. Contrat entre le Roi et les Treize Etats-Unis de l’Amérique Septentrionale. La paix rétablie entre les...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Full of Impatience to recieve a letter from you in order to know the state of your health & whether you consent to my having a wathch as I Desir’d by my Last, I write yo the present Letter, to ask again that Favour and repeat to you that I have not reciev’d the Parcel of Books mention’d in your Letter of the 7 Jan. 1783. I have receiv’d Lately a letter from...