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I had the honor of addressing you the 10 th. immediately after my landing at Dover— As early as possible after my arrival here I obtained an Interview with M r. Secretary Fox, who was pleased to read to me part of his latest Dispatches to M r. Hartley which he supposed would reach Paris on the 14 th. tis probable therefore that before this time, as much of the Contents as is proper for your...
By some mistake or other the Horse was not sent for yesterday—the Dragoon comes up for him now & those small Tools which you conceived might be useful to me—among which I pray you to send me a small file or two; one of which to be very thin, so much so as to pass between the Teeth if occasion should require it. another one round . Have you been able to satisfie your self of the practicability...
I have the honor of transmitting to your Excellency for the consideration of Congress, a Petition from a large number of Officers of the Army in behalf of them selves, and such other Officers and Soldiers of the Continental Army as are entitled to rewards in lands, and may choose to avail them selves of any Previledges and Grants which shall be obtained in consequence of the present...
AL : American Philosophical Society Le Cte de ségur est venu pour avoir l’honneur de Voir Monsieur franklin, et pour lui remettre deux lettres, l’une de Madame Green, Et l’autre du Docteur Cooper. Il les lui rapportera un autre jour, ces lettres ne Sont que dès Reponses aux lettres de Recommandation que Mr. franklin avoit eu la bonté de donner au Cte de ségur à Son depart pour l’Amerique. Il...
RC (Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City). In the hand of John Francis Mercer, except for JM’s signature. Docketed, “Virga Delegates Letter recd June 27. 83, June 17th 1783.” Since our last to Yr. Excellency, little has occurr’d worthy of communication. A Letter from General Washington encloses a very feeling address from the Officers of that part of the Army, comprehended in the late...
Your favours of the 13th. and 20th. Ult. came to hand about a week ago. I am informed the assembly determined against the capacity of reelection in those gentlemen of the delegation who could not serve a complete year. I do not know on what this decision could be founded. My hopes of the success of the Congressional propositions here have lessened exceedingly. Mr. Henry had declared in favor...
RC ( LC : Madison Papers). Docketed by JM, “Ths. Jefferson 17 June. 1783,” also “June 17. 1783. ideas of Constitution.” Many years later William Cabell Rives, author of a detailed biography of Madison’s career to 1797, as well as an editor of his papers, added to the docket, “Mr. Henry’s course as to the Impost Act.” Your favours of the 13th. & 20th. Ult. came to hand about a week ago. I am...
LS and copy: Massachusetts Historical Society; copies: Library of Congress, South Carolina Historical Society I had the honor of addressing you the 10th. immediately after my landing at Dover— As early as possible after my arrival here I obtained an Interview with Mr. Secretary Fox, who was pleased to read to me part of his latest Dispatches to Mr. Hartley which he supposed would reach Paris...
RC ( LC : Madison Papers). Unsigned but in JM’s hand. Cover franked by “J. Madison Jr” and addressed by him to “Edmund Randolph Esqr. Richmond.” Cover docketed by Randolph, “J. Madison. June 17. 1783.” Your favor of the 4th., the second from Williamsburg, was rcd. yesterday. I have recd. nothing from Mr. Hay during your absence from Richmond, but the omission has been supplied by Mr. Ambler...
RC ( NA : PCC , No. 20, II, 313–14). Docketed: “Resolve of genl Assembly of Virginia That an application be made to Congress for 750 £ to level works at York Town July 31. 1783 Referred to Mr Read Mr Ellery Mr Williamson.” Resolved that it be an instruction to the Delegates representing this State in Congress to make application to Congress to obtain an order on the Continental Treasurer in...