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125th. (Adams Papers)
I thought I was too unwell to pass two hours in a cold meeting house this forenoon, and staid at home. In the afternoon I ventured out, and went with Townsend to Dr. Tucker’s meetinghouse; but finding there was no service there, we went to church. Parson Bass, is not much of an orator, and was rather negligent in treating common place topics, in common place language. Drank tea at Mrs....
2[Diary entry: 25 November 1787] (Washington Papers)
Sunday 25th. Thermometer at 44 in the Morning—50 at Noon and 45 at Night. Clear & pleasant all day—Notwithstanding the Wind (though not brisk) continued at No. East. Colo. Simms, Mr. Porter, and young Mr. Bowen came here to dinner, and returned afterwards.
Letter not found: from George Weedon, 25 Nov. 1787. On 3 Dec. GW wrote Weedon : “I have received your letter of the 25th Ulto.”
I have recd. your favor of the 9th. instant and thank you for its Communications. I am sorry that I have none to make in return, no occurrences of moment having arrived since my last. The Pennsylvania Convention was to meet on Tuesday last, but I have heard nothing from that quarter. The election in Connecticut is over and the Returns it is said by those who the members & their characters,...
It appears that the Wild men of Franklin State have an intention to drive the Cherokees out of their Country. They are a well behaved people. I carryd on an Expedition against them in —61 made a treaty with them at the long Island in Holston, kept the principals of the Nation with me untill such reputable person among them as I named carryd the Treaty to Charleston & Confirmed it There. This...
I am directed by our agricultural Society to return their warmest Thanks to your Excellency for your obliging Attention and Communications on the Subject of their Institution; and particularly for the Trouble, which you took to obtain Information concerning the Culture and Cleaning of Rice in Italy. About two months ago I receiv’d a Tea-Canister full of the Lombardy Rice unhusk’d, which was...