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120th. (Adams Papers)
Snow’d almost all day. In the evening I went over to Bradford, with my brother. Eliza, thought to be sure somebody was sick, that we came in such weather; stay’d a couple of hours: as I return’d I stopp’d in half an hour at Mr. White’s.
Yesterday the Tripolitan Ambassador Sent a Message by a Doctor Benamor, an English Jew most probably, who has formerly resided in Barbary, and Speaks the Arabic Language as well as the Italian and Lingua Franca, to inform me, that he wished to return his Visit, in the Same friendly and respectfull manner, and that as he had much at heart a Treaty between the Barbary and American States, he...
At the request of M r. Bridgen I have the honour to inclose to you his letter to the Governor of North Carolina and his letter to me of the 14th. Inst. As M r. Bridgen desires some Certificate from me, I am happy to say that from his Universal Reputation and from all I have ever known of him, he has uniformly been an advocate for America; and the friend of her principals and Cause as your...
Yesterday the Tripolitan Ambassador Sent a Message by a Doctor Benamor, an English Jew most probably, who has formerly resided in Barbary, and Speaks the Arabic Language as well as the Italian and Lingua Franca, to inform me, that he wished to return his Visit, in the Same friendly and respectfull manner, and that as he had much at heart a Treaty between the Barbary and American States, he...
5[Diary entry: 20 February 1786] (Washington Papers)
Monday 20th. Thermometer at 35 in the Morning—38 at Noon and 38 at Night. Missling all day intermixed at times with Rain with but little wind. Began, though the ground was too wet, to set the Posts of my Paddock fence. Mr. Lawrence Washington of Chotank, Mr. Wm. Thompson Mr. Willm. Stuart and Mr. Lund Washington came here to dinner—all of whom except the first went away after it. William...
I have this Day agree’d to pay for the Use of Genrl Washingtons House and Lott in the Town of Alexandria (lately occupy’d by Doctr Wm Brown) for the Term of one year from this Date Forty Pound Specie, to Fence in the Lott with a Good and sufficient Fence either of Post and Rail or Plank, to cleanse and repair the drain leadg from the Cellar and Glaze the Windows of the said House. I promise to...
I ought to have acknowledged the receipt of your letter of the 10th sooner, tho’ I am at a loss what answer to give it now. When I sent to Boston for my Jackass, which was previous to the presentation of Captn Pearce’s order, tho’ subsequent to the date of it, I requested Mr Cushing (the Lieut: Governor) to whose care this animal was addressed, to pay all the charges which had accrued for...
Your Favour by Daniel McPherson dated Jany The 27th Last I received, Its out of my power To grant Him a Lease for Lott No. 18 on the first Condition—all the arrears of rents are not Paid up and admiting they were, I See no obligation For Him To have a Lease, the man has been Ignorant in Purchaseing what the Seller Cannot Justify. I repeatedly offered Him the Place on Terms I think Justifiable,...
I pray you to excuse the Liberty I take in presenting you with a Funeral Sermon preached at the Interment of the late Govr Trumbull. If it does not appear with all that sentimental Elegance & purity which have distinguished the writings of some Gentlemen, yet I trust it will discover a degree of merit & Ingenuity, which will not discredit the reputation of a young preacher, or injure the...
St. Pol de Léon, 20 Feb. 1786 . Acknowledges TJ’s letter of 13 Jan.; but not having received a discharge, again begs for assistance; his “Pœple and self are almost all laid up by sickness occasioned by the colds and Damps of this place,” and are dejected “by the Constant insults of the pœple here”; they have been told that the Farmers General have so much influence in the courts that they can...