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112th. (Adams Papers)
Went to Boston this morning with Bridge, Cranch, White and Whitney in the stage. I attended the debates in the house of representatives; they were debating upon the subject of the instructions to the different members. I dined at Mr. Jackson’s, with Mr. Lowell, and Mr. Brimmer. They conversed much upon gardening. At half past 6 in the evening we return’d to Cambridge, and past the evening at...
Yesterday I received the Letter, you did me the honour to write me, on the Second of May. and Immediately had the bills enclosed to the Board of Treasury in it prsented and protested The Bills I have Sent by this days Post, and the Protest are here inclosed to the Board of Treasury,—on Saturnday I Returned from an irksome Voyage and Journey to Holland where I was obliged to go to Borrow Some...
Your favour of the 24. May is before me. To preserve defend the Seperation of the Legislative Executive and Judicial Powers, from each other, and the Division of the Legislature into three Branches, will be the Burthen of my Song , from the attacks of County Committees, riotous assemblies, and uninformed Philosophers and Statesmen, will be the Burthen of my Song and I am very glad to find that...
I have the Pleasure to inform you that after an irksome Journey and Voyage, I arrived happily at this Place, on Saturday. Yesterday I recd the inclosed Duplicate from the Board of Treasury, and had the two Bills presented and protested, which are inclosed, being the Seconds of the Sett protested Sometime ago, which you have recd. I hope all is quiet with you & remain &c MHi : Adams Family...
We did ourselves the pleasure of waiting on your Excellency per last mail, under the date of the 8 Inst: advising that your Excellency had by mistake omitted to Sign four obligations, and that we should forward them for the addition thereof, per first trader from hence for London.– This we now find to be an error Occasioned by the Notary, as on Examination we find the secretary that signs on...
I received your friendley and obliging Letter at Amsterdam and was very Sory that I could not, by returning through Leyden, have the Pleasure of an interview with you. I had the Stronger motive to desire it, as I wished to see the Remarks you have made upon the Defense &c. When you, calld that Work the Breviary of genuine Republican Principels compatible with the nature of Society and with...
7[Diary entry: 12 June 1787] (Washington Papers)
Tuesday 12th. Dined and drank Tea at Mr. Morris’s. Went afterwards to a concert at the City Tavern. This benefit concert, with tickets at 7s. 6d., was for Alexander Reinagle (1756–1809), born into a musical family of Austrian descent who lived in England. He was accomplished both as a composer and a performer on several instruments. In 1786 he immigrated to America and soon became...
8[Diary entry: 12 June 1787] (Washington Papers)
Tuesday 12th. Dined at Mr. Morris’s & drank Tea there. Went afterwards to the Concert at the City Tavern.
Genl Washington presents his Compliments to Mrs. Powell & begs to know at what hour she would choose to have the Carriage—at 7 Oclock it is to go to Mr & Mrs Lloyd. AL , ViMtvL . GW’s carriage was not available to him in Philadelphia after the end of July, and he was otherwise engaged on the last three Tuesday nights in July, suggesting that this missive to Mrs. Powel must have been dated no...
After an absence of near three weeks I have just return’d to this place and am favourd with your letter of the 27 of May. The prospect of a general convention of the States appears to me very faint, and I wish to be informd, whether the states assembled, or those that probably will meet, will proceed to any business. I apprehend that nothing decisive can be done, without the concurrence of the...