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I am honoured with your’s of the 11 th. You will please to accept of my thanks for the kind Care you have taken of my Son, who is I hope before this with you, and to repeat my humble thanks to the Duke for his goodness upon this Occasion. My Younker ought to think himself highly honoured; by the Notice that has been taken of him by so many respectable Personages. M r. D’Asps Letter I will send...
Kingston [ New York ] March 19, 1783 . States that the Corporation of Kingston desires to become the seat of the Continental Congress and discusses the advantages it affords as well as the privileges the town is willing to extend. Encloses a letter from Governor George Clinton to Congress transmitting a joint resolution of the New York legislature and an act of the Corporation of Kingston...
Mr. Hamilton urged the propriety of proceeding with coolness and circumspection. He thought it proper in order to form a right judgment of the conduct of our Ministers, that the views of the French & British Courts should be examined. He admitted it as not improbable that it had been the policy of France to procrastinate the definite acknowledgmt. of our Independence on the part of G B in...
Resolved that as Congress are desirous of manifesting at all times the most perfect confidence in their ally, the Secretary for foreign affairs be directed to Communicate to the Minister P. from the Court of France to these states the separate article of the provisional treaty between The United States and His Britannic Majesty and that he inform the Commissioners from these states for making...
ALS : American Philosophical Society J’ai passé hier trois heures avec M. Robillard, chevalier de l’ordre du Roi, chirurgien majeur de l’armée francaise en Amérique. Il a Vu votre hémisphere en homme Instruit et me parait avoir rapporté de ce pays là des observations faites pour intéresser le lègislateur du nouveau monde. J’ai présumé que vous le Verriés utilement et Je lui ai proposé de le...
ALS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania Now that the long wished-for point is finaly Obtained by the Spirit of the United States, in whose cause I have always been warm & never varied, I must Again in the most Earnest Manner press your Excellency to have Mr John Christopher Hornbostel appointed Consul for those states at Marsailles; he justly merits it to my own Knowledge and I think I have...
ALS : American Philosophical Society With the pleasing prospect of peace I Expected To See you arive in London with Public Entry and all my Romantick Ideas fullfilld this Winter.— But to My Mortification another Year longer before Bag and Bagage is Exported to Hannover — We are Framing parliment Laws for traid and other Delays To Fill up the History of this Kings Reign— The honour the American...
8General Orders, 19 March 1783 (Washington Papers)
For the day tomorrow Major Knap Brigd. Qr Master York Brigade For duty the 7th Massachusetts regt. The present mode of collecting and digesting the reports of Police into one point of view will be productive of the happiest consequences—The General desires the officers will continue to be as particular in their remarks as they have been a few days past. The Quarter Master Genl will provide...
I have the honor to acknowledge your Excellency’s favor of the 12th inst. and to thank you most sincerely for the Intelligence you was pleased to communicate. The Articles of Treaty between America & Great Britain, are as full & satisfactory, as we have reason to expect—but from the connection in which they stand, with a general pacification, they are very inconclusive & contingent: from this...
By the Halifax Packet we have received a dispatch from Mr Townshend, one of His Majesty’s principal Secretaries of State, dated the 31st of December 1782, enclosing a treaty signed at Paris on the 30th of November, which we are directed to transmit to Congress. Having been thrown, Sir, into the course of making all communications to Congress through your Excellency, we know not how, with more...