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117th. (Adams Papers)
I set out for Haverhill between 3 and 4. this afternoon, and arrived at Mr. White’s, a little after 5. Leonard was at my lodgings last Tuesday, and made me promise I would stay with him the next time I should go to that town. I was inform’d of Mr. Thaxter’s marriage. Last tuesday was the day, when he departed the life of a bachelor, and was ushered into a new kind of existence. His friends had...
Friend, after Friend is severed from my Heart—I have lost many near, & dear Relatives, as well as kind Benefactors, since you left America. I know you will be much affected by hearing of the Death of our worthy & much lamented Uncle Smith.— You my Sister knew how bright the humane & christian Virtues shone in his Life, & cannot wonder if the Land mourns when the godly Man ceaseth, & so...
To the People of the State of New-York. It is sometimes asked, with an air of seeming triumph, what inducements could the States have, if disunited, to make war upon each other? It would be a full answer to this question to say—precisely the same inducements, which have, at different times, deluged in blood all the nations in the world. But unfortunately for us, the question admits of a more...
4[Diary entry: 17 November 1787] (Washington Papers)
Saturday 17th. Thermometer at 44 in the morning—56 at Noon And 55 at Night. A very clear and pleasant Morning. Day fine, Wind tho’ not much of it at No. West. Rid to the Ferry, French’s, Dogue run and Muddy hole. At the first ground being too wet to Plow I sent them to Frenchs which was something drier being lay land. At the other, cleaning the Barley, aided by some of the Dogue run people—but...
In reply to your Excellencys letter, our reason for sending the Harpsicord by Land was because that it would have cost more by water, and the river being out, the delay might have prouved too long; we send Musical instruments to Paris every day by Land, as yet we have had no complaint of their meeting with any accident. As it was well packed and in Good order when it left Roüen, we are...