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17th. (Adams Papers)
Dined at the Marquis de la Fayettes. The Chevalier de la Luzerne dined there has been in the Country for some Months past. M: de Camaran a young french gentleman who went to America with the Marquis the last time was asked by Mrs. B. what part of America he liked best. He did not know from what part she was, and answered Boston. “I never was there” said Mrs. B. The Gentleman was embarass’d...
I intended writing you before this but have been waiting very impatiently for letters from Mr. Hay, (but hitherto in vain) as they will fix the time of my leaving France. I have expected my next letter to you wou’d be to ask the favour of you to take a lodging for me, but I am now under the Necessity of troubling you very unexpectedly upon an affair that has given me a good deal of uneasiness....
We are favoured with yoúr Most Esteemed Letter of the 16 t. feb y. Whereout We Observe that Congress was to dispose in a Short time of the Moneý in Our hands, and that your Excell y. was daily Expecting their Orders. as the Whole Sum is Laying at their disposal, We Shall Comply with What dispositios Congress Shall think proper to make, not doubting but they will Leave us the Necessary funds to...
Instructions for the Minister Plenipotentiary appointed to represent the United States of America at the Court of Great Britain Sir You will in a respectful but firm Manner insist that the United States be put without further Delay into Possession of all the Posts and Territories within their Limits which are now held by british Garrisons; and you will take the earliest Opportunity of...
5[Diary entry: 7 March 1785] (Washington Papers)
Munday 7th. Mercury at 50 in the Morning, 50 at Noon and 48 at Night. Wind Southwardly in the forenoon & until about 3 oclock when it shifted to the No. West blew pretty fresh & turned cold. The morning lowered, and until Noon, sprinkled rain at Intervals. About 12 Oclock the Sun came out very warm & pleasant & continued so until the wind shifted which brot. up Clouds again. Planted all my...
I must appologise for not answering your esteemed favours of 1st & 2d Ulto (which reached me about a fourtnight ago) before this Time but hope you will excuse me when I enform you of the Occasion. A number of losses in Trade during & since the war had so much involved my Affairs that altho’ I had property in value equal to what I owed it was so much scatterd that I found myself under a...