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123d. (Adams Papers)
I did not hear the Bell Ring this morning, and was tardy at Prayers. Every time a Student is tardy at prayers he is punished a penny; and there is no eluding that Law, so that a Student must prefer not attending prayers at all; to being ½ a minute too Late. After prayers we went in to Mr. James to recite in Terence. The manner of reciting this is, the Persons at the head of the Class, read an...
Your kind Letter of came to hand by captain Lyde. I had chid you for not writing by way of Newyork, as you could not but suppose we were anxious for your safety. I constantly inquired what vessels were arrived, and Had the pleasure of hearing that Captain Stout was safe a month before your Letter came. I suppose you thought you would be very particular, yet mark, you never told me how the...
I came yesterday as far as Boston with Sister Lucy, who is employ’d in fixing me off: I came here in the afternoon finally to settle. Your Brother goe to Boston this morning, and I have but a few minutes to write. All at Braintree are well, Mr. Tyler’s Windmill is to be raised this day. There’s another thing, that you would never let me know. I have got a number of articles of impeachment,...
I have too much reason to believe with you, in your Letter of the 18 th. that there is a fatal Infatuation somewhere, & I think we should not differ in our Conjectures where the Causes lie— There is room to hope that man kind will one day arrive at a gread degree of perfection in the science and art of Government, when it shall no longer be thought a divine science, it will be pursued upon...
I have too much reason to believe with you, in your Letter of the 18 th. that there is a fatal Infatuation somewhere, & I think we should not differ in our Conjectures where the Causes lie— There is room to hope that mankind will one day arrive at a great degree of perfection in the Sciences and art of Government, when it shall no longer be thought a divine science, it will be pursued upon...
[ New York ] March 23, 1786 . Plans to bring the cause of Benjamin Paine, et al. v. Peter Mesier, Jr. and Jacob Van Voorhees to trial at the next term of the Supreme Court. Copy, Mr. Otto Madlener, Hubbard Woods, Illinois.
7[Diary entry: 23 March 1786] (Washington Papers)
Thursday 23d. Thermometer at 51 in the Morning— at Noon and 50 at night. Wind very fresh the whole day at No. West, and weather clear. Along side the Cherokee plumb (planted yesterday) I planted in a Row and piece, the Spanish chesnuts sowed last fall. And next these 43 rows, one foot apart & about an inch asunder in the row between 17 and 18,000 seed of the honey locust. Next these, in three...
I hope you have ere this recd the Bag of seeds which I sent by the last Stage to Alexanda By to morrow’s Stage, I shall forward a Cask of Seed which was sent to my Care by Mr Clemt Biddle of Philada It will be directed to the Care of Colo. Fitzgerald. I am still unable to leave my Chamber, tho I think I am rather better than when I wrote to you last. I remain Dr Sir very sincerely, yr obt...
I had the pleasure of addressing you twice since my Arrival here, and though I had nothing worth the attentions of you or M. Adams to Communicate, I thought you wou’d wish to know how I am employ’d and to be able to say to him that I have made some progress in my Journey. Yesterday I was Introduced to the Count of Florida Blanca at the Pardo, he received and treated me like a man of Business...