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Copy and transcript: National Archives J’ai l’honneur d’adresser à votre Altesse Eminentissime la Medaille que Je viens de faire frapper: C’est, Monseigneur, un Hommage de Reconnoissance du à l’Intérêt que vous avez pris à notre Cause, et nous ne le devons pas moins à vos Vertus et à la Sagesse du Gouvernement de votre Altesse Eminentissime. Permettez, Monseigneur, que Je demande votre...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I hope you will have the goodness to excuse my not communicating in person the following extract of a letter from my Brother Ben, which I should do with a great deal of pleasure, was it not entirely out of my power from the Business I have at present; &, as the latter part should be communicated early. “Tell Dr Franklin, with my most affectionate respects,...
3General Orders, 6 April 1783 (Washington Papers)
For the day tomorrow Major Ashley B. Qr Mr York brigade For duty the 5th Massachusetts regiment. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
The Bearer Ezra Gates a Soldier in late Colo. Hazens Regt was wounded the fifteenth of June last by a Shot from the Enemy at which time they attacted my House, and as a Friend and Sufferer I now recommend him to your Excelency, when Colo. Hazen marched from hence in 1779 he was left Sick of a feavor of which he Did not recover for near a year, after which he Did Duty in Majr Whitcombs Care,...
A Packet from England arrived in this Port last night, by which I have dispatches from Mr Townshend, one of His Majesty’s principal Secretaries of State, communicating official intelligence, that preliminary articles of peace with France, and Spain were signed at Paris on the 20th January last, and that the ratifications have been since exchanged at the same place. The King Sir, has been...
It is most certain that the Letters alluded to in your Excellency’s of the 18th Octr last (which with sundry post marks was sent to my Brother) have all miscarried. The Sea, or the Enemy, or the unceasing and jealous attention of the french and spanish Governments to american Letters and Papers, may in this as in many other Instances, have been unkind to me. I think the Motto of si recte...
I attended at Head-quarters yesterday immeadiately after my arrival in camp, and now by desire of your Excellency, shall endeavour to relate those circumstances, which induced me to go to the city of New York; upon this occasion I feel myself extremely unhappy, lest, I may have incurred a displeasure, which I had flattered myself I had hitherto avoided, during the course of a long war: but I...
Permit me to thank you for your obliging offer of Services in New York—Upon second thoughts, I decline purchasing any thing at that place. I am Sir Yr Most Obedt Servt NNPM .
The speedy settlement of the Accounts of the Army being a matter of the utmost consequence, I cannot help repeating to you my earnest desire and expectation, that the greatest diligence will be used in accomplishing it—And I will venture to give it as my opinion, that so many hands as can be made use of, after you have fully digested & settled the principles, ought to be employed in the...
It is not improbable, that as the Arrival of the Packet at N. York with the news of Peace, Sir Guy Carleton will send out an Officer with dispatches for me, containing that agreable intelligence—in such case, the Officer may be permitted to come to this place and you will send an Officer with him or accompany him yourself as you may think proper. DLC : Papers of George Washington.