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125th. (Adams Papers)
It continued raining all night, and in the morning so that I could not go out of town. We went to the Chapel, and heard Mr. Freeman preach. This gentleman has adopted the antetrinitarian System, which has of late appear’d in this Country. Such religious freedom, as America, enjoys, must always have a tendency to increase the number of religious sects: but if this be a disadvantage, it is more...
Mr. Short’s return the night before last availed me of your favour of Aug. 12. I immediately ordered the shoes you desired which will be ready tomorrow. I am not certain whether this will be in time for the departure of Mr. Barclay or of Colo. Franks, for it is not yet decided which of them goes to London. I have also procured for you three plateaux de dessert with a silvered ballustrade round...
I have read with pleasure your Letter of the 13 th and although I cannot entirely agree with you, I find the difference between us is very Small in comparison with that between me and some other of my friends, in M r Humes perfect commonwealth “no representative Magistrate or Senator as such has any salary. The Protector Secretaries, Councils and Ambassadors have salaries” your opinion...
I am happy to find we agree in the opinion that the Principles of Morals and Politicks and religion are the same. with a certainty that we Should cease to think forever when we cease to Live, I should detest my own existance, and care nothing for any other, self Love and social would cease together. without a Prospect of a better Life. I should think that this deserved little Pains for myself...
The Bearer of this Letter M r Thomas Boylston, is one of the clearest and most Solid Capitalists, that ever raised himself by private Commerce in North America. He Seems to be desirous of assisting Us, in introducing the Knowledge and Use of our white Sperma Cæti Oil, into France. His Judgment and Abilities to carry through whatever he undertakes may be depended on. Let me beg your Attention...
Sunday 25th. Thermometer at 64 in the Morng.—66 at Noon and 69 at Night. Clear & serene with the Wind & pretty fresh about Midday. Morning & Evening calm. Doctr. La Moyer & Doctr. Craik came here to Dinner. The latter went away afterwards. The other stayed all Night.
Your kind remembrance of me in a letter of the 15th of July from the Island of Tobago, does me much honor; at the sametime that the knowledge of your appointment as Governor of that place, & of your good health, gave me much pleasure. I pray you to be assured that nothing which comes from Colo. D’Arrot can be considered as a trouble; & that to hear, at his moments of leisure, that you are in...
I have been honored with the receipt of your letter dated at Paris the 4th of March; & pray you to accept my thanks for those copies of your Dramatic performance which you had the goodness to send me; & in which you have made such honorable & flattering mention of my name. I lament Sir, that my merits are not equal to your praises—& regret exceedingly that my deficiency in the knowledge of the...
It is not fourteen days since I was honored with your letter of the 16th of last Octr; to what cause the delay is to be ascribed I am unable to inform you; but lest this answer with the inclosure should meet with any accident, I dispatch it under cover to Count de Rochambeau at Paris. I am sorry Sir, it is not in my power to comply with your wishes in regard to the Order of the Cincinnati. The...
Letter not found: from Charles Vaughan, 25 Sept. 1785. GW wrote Vaughan on 18 Nov. : “I have had the honor to receive your favor of the 25th of Septr.”
Your letter of the 15th of Augt from Bath, only got to my hands on Sunday last. The one alluded to, of April, as giving an acct of the miscarriage of the Diplomas, & the best information you could obtain respecting them, nor any other since that which accompanied the Parchments, and wch received an immediate acknowledgement, have reached me at all. In a word, I never had the least intimation;...
Two Days ago I received your favour of the 23. of August. Having only an Evening’s leisure after attending a very Strong Session of our Court for three Weeks to answer several of my Eastern Correspondents I only intend a short Line at present. In my Letter by Mr. Elijah Craig I believe I omitted particularly to inform you that last December a Deputy from the Several Militia Companies in this...
Mr. Short’s return the night before last availed me of your favour of Aug. 12. I immediately ordered the shoes you desired which will be ready tomorrow. I am not certain whether this will be in time for the departure of Mr. Barclay or of Colo. Franks, for it is not yet decided which of them goes to London. I have also procured for you three plateaux de dessert with a silvered ballustrade round...
The Bearer of this Letter Mr. Thomas Boylston, is one of the clearest and most solid Capitalists, that ever raised himself by private Commerce in North America. He seems to be desirous of assisting us, in introducing the knowledge and use of our white Sperma Cœti Oil, into France. His Judgment and Abilities to carry through whatever he undertakes may be depended on. Let me beg your Attention...
My last to you was of the 6th. of July. Since that I have received yours of July 23. I do not altogether despair of making something of your method of quilling, tho’ as yet the prospect is not favourable. I applaud much your perseverance in improving this instrument and benefiting mankind almost in spite of their teeth. I mentioned to Piccini the improvement with which I am entrusted. He plays...