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Your obligeing favour was handed me from Mr. Guild, at a time when I was engaged in the Melancholy office, of attending the dieing Bed, of a dear, and venerable parent. I need ask no further excuse of you for omiting a speedy replie, and thanking you for your kind attention to me. Neither the contents of your Letter; or the extracts inclosed, were unexpected to me; from many of Mr. Adam’es...
I am honored by the receipt of your favor of the 11 th. instant, and should not trouble again, (for I know you are not fond of receiving useless letters—) but to assure you I participate the satisfaction you say you enjoy from some late Circumstances.— Permit me therefore first to congratulate you on the recovery of your health, & of the prospect you have of its being preserved to you in a...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Hôtel de Luxembourg—Ruë des Petits Augustins. Wedn. Morning. [October 15, 1783] Sir I take the liberty of informing your Excellency, that I shall sett off for England either tomorrow Evening or Friday. Not having my own servant with me just now, I send this by a Messenger who will either wait for any letters with which you may wish to favor me, or will call...
gnl laumoy & Colonel gouvion have informed me of the Regret your Excellency has been pleased to express for our leaving this Country. I am exceedingly flattered with it and beg you to Receive my sincere thanks—I will ask only the permission of telling a word in defense of my last measure—you know, dear general, that there are in this Country great many men even among those who are at the head...
My feelings as a private Friend, & the very great personal regard for Your Excellency with which I have been penetrated ever since I had the Honor of an Acquaintance with you, would by no means allow me to see you retiring from your important Employments without paying you my particular Attentions. But when as a Public Man, warmly attach’d to the Interest of my Country, I consider the nature...
Yesterday I had the honor to receive your Excellency’s favor of the 8th instant. In consequence of which, and one of the same date, to the Quarter Master General, we shall set to work to procure firewood for the Garrison who will probably be retained here during the winter. This I propose shall be performed by the men whose times of service will expire in December and January, to receive their...
With grateful affection I received the honor of your Letter of the 11th of June from Brest; & rejoiced as much at the ease & quickness of your passage, as at the favorable reception you have met with from your Prince. Be pleased, on these occasions, to accept my warmest congratulations & best wishes. It gave me pleasure to find, that you held in remembrance the promise you made of visiting me...
There are in Philadelphia six or eight officers and about one company of the invalid regiment. They are in a situation disagreeable to themselves and expensive to the public. Some of the Officers, by the loss of limbs and other inabilities, are rendered totally incapable of acquiring by their own exertions a support in life—others are in a degree debilitated, while some seem to have recovered...
By the last Post I was favord with your Letter of the 5 Instantand I take the earliest opportunity to acquaint you of my compliance with your request. Tho’ I have ever been averse to Officers going to New York on every slight pretext, I was always ready to grant my permission when real business required their presence. With great regard am Dr Sir Your Most Obedient Servant NNGL .
I take the liberty of Introducing to your Excellencys notice the bearer, a young Gentleman of the French Nation of great merit, under the Name of Capt. John DuCoins, of the American Army, whose story I beg Leave to trouble you with. He is the youngest & favorite Son of Luke De Costia an eminent Sugar Planter in Hispaniola near Cape Toanesis , who has a large Family Settled out, all in affluent...