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Yesterday afternoon, the duplicate of your Letter of the 14 th. of April N o. 16. was brought in to me, with the Post-Mark “Brest” upon it. As soon as I had read it, I went out to Passy, in hopes that other Dispatches had arrived there, but I found none. While I was there, a Packet of News-Papers, addressed to us all, was brought in with the Post Mark of Brest on it. I still hope & believe...
I am sorry to inform you, that by the Resignation of M r. Livingston, as minister for foreign affairs, it has become necessary, that you should receive the Resolutions of Congress relative to your Mission, through my Hands. The Disadvantage arising from this Necessity, untill a Successor to that worthy Gentleman is appointed, will be yours, as it is impossible for me to do more than barely to...
L : American Philosophical Society J’ai reçu la Lettre que votre Excellence m’a fait l’honneur de m’ecrire le 13 de ce Mois, pour me faire Part que vous avez reçu de votre Cour la Ratification du Traité conclu entre nos deux Nations: J’attens de Jour en Jour la Ratification du Congrès, & dès que je l’aurai reçue je m’empresserai de vous en faire Part, afin que nous puissions faire les Echanges...
Copies: Library of Congress (two), Massachusetts Historical Society, National Archives This letter from Elias Boudinot, president of Congress, not only announces the resignation of Minister for Foreign Affairs Robert R. Livingston, it also encloses a resolution of great importance to the peace commissioners. On February 5 John Adams had written to Congress that there no longer was a reason to...
AL : Columbia University Library Mquis. de Lafayette’s Compliments waït upon Mr. Franklin and Mr. Jay, and Has the Honour to Acquaint them He Had letters from America down to the first of May— On Many points He is Referred to the letters those Gentlemen Must Have Received— The Mquis. de Lafayette Intends paying them His Respects to Morrow at Breakfast time, and will Communicate what...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Sachant Combien les arts vous sont agreables, j’ai l’honneur de vous faire part q’un de mes Compatriotes, homme de Condition de ma province, vient de finir un ouvrage en mécanique que je regarde Comme tres etonnant. Ce sont deux têtes dorées qui prononcent les paroles suivantes le roi donne la paix a leurope . La 2de tête repond. la paix Couronne le roi de...
Copy: Archives du Ministère des affaires étrangères M. Le Garde des Sceaux a communiqué à M. de Neville, Maître des Requêtes, Directeur Général de la Librairie, la Lettre que Monsieur Franklin a pris la peine de lui adresser le 11 de ce mois: il lui envoie copie de la reponse de ce Magistrat. Monsieur Franklin verra que rien ne S’oppose à la permission telle qu’elle a été accordée dès le 11 du...
(I) and (II) ALS : American Philosophical Society I beg permission to introduce to your warm civilities, Lord Daer, son of the Earl of Selkirk. He was introduced to me lately as a very valuable & philosophical acquaintance, & my short intercourse with him has confirmed every report I had heard of him. His political principles are well known, & very friendly to us. He means to stay some time at...
9General Orders, 16 June 1783 (Washington Papers)
For the day tomorrow Lt Colo. Comdt Reid Adjt of the Hampshire The Hampshire Detachment is for duty tomorrow. At a General courtmartial held in Philadelphia the 22d May by order of the Secretary at War Lt Colo. Robertson President—Lieutenant John Armstrong of the 3d Pennsylvania regt, charged with evading his duty and behaving unbecoming the character of an officer and Gentlemn in his...
It has been agreed that Brigadiers General Paterson and Greaton shall continue with the Massachusetts Troops, in consequence of which Brigadier General Putnam is to retire, as soon as your Excellency determines which of the Regiments are to be Brigaded together the Brigadiers will take Command agreably to their Seniority and Majors of Brigade and Brigade Quarters, will be reported to your...