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118th. (Adams Papers)
All day within; the weather uncommonly mild. Mr. Thaxter spent the Evening and supped here. Began the 2d. volume of the Essay upon the human Understanding. There are many things, somewhat abstruse, in this book, and I have not at present time to read them with sufficient attention, but there is one thing, which I never heard of, and which surprized me. He seems to adopt the opinion of the...
Your valuable Letter of Dec r. 30. is received, and has much obliged me. The Conduct of this Country both in a political & Commercial Point of View appears to me in the same point of Light as it does to you The remittances from the United States, which have been made since the peace, thro’ Holland, France Spain & Portugal, as well as those made directly in Cash & Produce, notwithstanding the...
Your valuable Letter of Dec r. 30 is received, and has much obliged me. The Conduct of this Country both in a political & Commercial Point of View appears to me in the same point of light as it does to you The remittances from the United States which have been made since the peace, thro’ Holland, France Spain & Portugal, as well as those made directly in Cash & Produce, notwithstanding the...
As I understand it is the wish of Doctor Spooner to be introduced to you before his return to Boston, he will, as I presume, have an opportunity of delivering to your Excellency this Letter for that purpose. The Doctor was graduated at Harvard in 1778; and Some time after went to Edinburgh, to qualify himself as a physician: where he received the medical honours of that University. M r....
The forgoing is Copy of what I wrote you P Lyde, since which Gov r. Bowdoin has favor’d me with the Doings of Congress, relative to the Above, and am happy to find they have referr’d the Conduct of the whole Affair to You, upon which I cannot but observe, that the Circumstances of my Demand are widely different from those of the other Gentlemen; as mine is an acknowledged Debt from the British...
Philadelphia, February 18, 1786. “I am much obliged by your polite favour of the 4th. instant. Not thinking myself authorized to transfer discretionary powers … in Mr. Lillys affair, I have wrote to him, signifying my inability to act for him further; and recommending … to send a special Agent for the purpose of securing his interests.” ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Letter not found.
7[Diary entry: 18 February 1786] (Washington Papers)
Saturday 18th. Thermometer at 45 in the Morning—56 at Noon and 50 at Night. The morning lowered—cleard at Noon and about two it rained a little; with appearances of a good deal, at first—however it soon ceased, though it continued cloudy till night, when the Wind, which had blowed pretty fresh from the Southward all day, shifted to the No. West. Began the yards back of the Green house designed...
Yours by my Skipper Mr Whitney enclosing a Rect for the Oats Contracted for with Doctr Stewart came safe to hand; and in Consequence of the Agreement Mr Whitney entered into with your Excellency, have sent the Schooner Molly & Betsey off to Pamunky for the Corn which I hope will arrive at your Excellency’s Landing in good order & in due time—The want of a new Jibb oblig’d me to detain the...