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your two Letters of May 21 & 26 were yesterday deliverd. captain Scot has not yet got up. I hope by him to receive Letters from my other Friends. I have been not a little anxious that Barnard and Davis should arrive without a Letter either from Braintree or weymouth as this is to go by the packet, I will confine myself wholy to buisness and as mr Adams has written you respecting mr Borlands...
[ Orléans, ca. July 1787. ] Cabarrus, Peyrinnaut & Cie., merchants of Edenton, N.C., issued two notes in favor of Jacques de Mainville, Jr., of Orléans, totalling 12,741 and payable in two and three years respectively; both were dated 24 Feb. 1785 and both were payable at Orléans. The first, maturing last Feb., was protested for non-payment. To avoid similar difficulty when next falls due, he...
Your letter of the 24th, with the report, is before me; & such observations as occur, shall be handed to you. In plowing the drilled Corn, it is to be remembered, that throwing the furrow always to the plant, will leave the land in high ridges; and make it more liable to wash, & run into Gullies; to avoid wch, was one of my principal motives for introducing the Hoe & common Iron toothed...
4July [1787] (Washington Papers)
Sunday 1st. Dined and spent the Evening at home. Monday. 2d. Dined with some of the Members of Convention at the Indian Queen. Drank Tea at Mr. Binghams & walked afterwards in the State Ho. yard. Sat for Mr. Pine. Tuesday [3d]. Sat for Mr. Peal This Morn. Dined at Mr. Morris. Drank Tea at Mr. Powells and went with him to the Agricultural Society at Carpenters hall. Wednesday 4th. Visited Dr....
I returned about three weeks ago from a very useless voiage. Useless, I mean, as to the object which first suggested it, that of trying the effect of the mineral waters of Aix en Provence on my hand. I tried these because recommended among six or eight others as equally beneficial, and because they would place me at the beginning of a tour to the seaports of Marseilles, Bourdeaux, Nantes and...
Just returned from a journey of 3. or 4. months I have been immersed in such a mass of writing that it has been impossible for me sooner to acknolege your favors of June 9. 13. and 21. With respect to the quality of lands in general in the counties of Monongalia and Harrison, it is impossible for me to give any opinion, because I never was in that part of the country at all, nor nearer it than...
7[Diary entry: 1 July 1787] (Washington Papers)
Sunday 1st. Dined and spent the Evening at home.
Having no acquaintance from South Carolina in London since the departure of Mr. Blake, which I suppose to have taken place, I take the liberty of sending to your care a small parcel of Piedmont rice, addressed to Mr. Drayton chairman of the committee of the South Carolina society for promoting and improving agriculture. It is of a different quality from that of South Carolina: better for some...
[ New York, June-October, 1787. ] “As I wished the cause of Bayard vs Breese and others to be regularly at issue & as the Chancellor could not readily be come at to procure from him an order to serve subpoenas on the Clerk in Court, I sent you a request some time since to file rejoinders.… I have not, however, received any notice of its having been done. I will thank you particularly to have...
I returned about three weeks ago from a very useless voiage, useless, I mean, as to the object which first suggested it, that of trying the effect of the mineral waters of Aix en Provence on my hand. I tried these because recommended among six or eight others as equally beneficial, & because they would place me at the beginning of a tour to the seaports of Marseilles, Bourdeaux, Nantes &...