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112th. (Adams Papers)
Mr. A. Dined in Paris at the Duke of Dorset’s. Very cold weather: as much so, I think, as any, we have had this Season. John Frederick Sackville , third Duke of Dorset, the English ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary at Paris, 1783–1789 ( DNB Leslie Stephen and Sidney Lee, eds., The Dictionary of National Biography , New York and London, 1885-1900; 63 vols, plus supplements. ).
I Send you the Copy of a Letter of antient Date, as I have some Reason to believe that the Original miscarried— Accounts have recently been received of the capture of another American Vessel, by a piratical Cruizer from the Coast of Barbary; this has occasioned Such an Alarm, that the Premium of Insurance, even from the Ports of Britain, is advanced 100 p% on American Vessels—& from the Ports...
The inclosed letters were forwarded by the president to my care. Learning from him, that a package, in which they were covered, contained some fresh literary information, I took the liberty of opening it; especially as it was suggested, and the event shewed, that it contained two other letters, one for Mr. Page, the other for Mr. Madison himself. The executive are at last persuaded of their...
4[Diary entry: 12 February 1785] (Washington Papers)
Saturday 12th. Mercury at 44 this Morning, 44 at Noon and 44 at Night. Planted Eight young Pair Trees sent me by Doctr. Craik in the following places—viz. 2 Orange Burgamots in the No. Garden, under the back wall—3d. tree from the Green House at each end of it. 1 Burgamot at the Corner of the border in the South Garden just below the necessary. 2 St. Germains, one in each border (middle...