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117th. (Adams Papers)
There happened a very considerable alteration in the weather, during the course of the last Night. Yesterday the weather was uncommonly warm, and has been to day very cold; more like winter than any we have yet had. In the afternoon, Leonard White came up, and waited upon Miss Nancy down to his father’s house. I went soon after, and drank tea, there: Mrs. and Miss Williams the professor’s Lady...
The Subscriber, Minister Plenipotentiary, from the United States of America, to his Britannic Majesty, has the honour to represent to the British Ministry, that the said United States in Congress assembled, have received Information, that a number of their Citizens are Still detained, in the Service of his Majesty; and particularly, that Richard Low, who, in the Year 1776, was captured in an...
It has been the general Sense of our Country, Since the Peace, that it was their Duty and their Interest, to be impartial between the Powers of Europe, and observe a Neutrality in their Wars. This Principle is a wise one, upon the Supposition that those Powers will be impartial to Us, and permit Us to remain at Peace. but it is natural for England And France to be jealous of our Neutrality,...
4[Diary entry: 17 October 1785] (Washington Papers)
Monday 17th. Thermometer at 68 in the Morning— at Noon and at Night. Foggy & lowering morning, with but little wind. Clear afterwards, and Wind at No. West & cool. Set out to meet the Directors of the Potomack Navigation at George Town. Where, having all assembled, we proceeded towards the Great Falls, and dispersing for the convenience of obtaining Quarters, Govr. Johnson and I went to Mr....
From a desire to give some information respecting my Success in Executing the Commands I had the Honor of receiving from, I have ‘till now delayed writing to Your Excellency, nor can I at present give any satisfactory account with respect to a conveyance for the Apples; not a Vessel at present, that I can find, being advertised to Sail for Virginia: But as your Excellency may wish to be...
St. Pol de Léon, 17 Oct. 1785 . He has heard nothing from Floch himself but learns he can do nothing until he receives the prisoners’ papers, which were sent to him and the judge of the Court of Admiralty several weeks before. Asquith also learned from Father John Mehegan that the case will be settled at Paris by Vergennes and Calonne; the prisoners would surely have lost it at Brest “as the...
Tho I have nothing to write which can either amuse or instruct, yet I cannot let slip this Opportunity of doing myself the honor to trouble your Excellency with a few lines by my friend Captn. Lewis Little Page with whom I had the pleasure to become lately acquainted and who I confess has both pleased and instructed me. His na’al [natural] Genius, and Career hitherto both Political and...
This is the third Letter which I have written to you since Your Departure from America , and I ascribe the silence which you have observed to the Accidents to which Letters in so long a passage are liable or to Your attentions to the Affairs of the publick. I have already given you all the News even the most minute occurrences in the neighbourhood of Monticello and at present the subject seems...