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12d. (Adams Papers)
I dined with Walker at Mr. Thaxter’s. My brother’s both dined at Mr. White’s. In the afternoon, we rode again in sleighs upon the river as far as we went yesterday. We had a number of songs, somewhat in the Collegiate stile; but in order to be exemplary return’d home quite early in the evening. Mr. Thaxter lives very agreeably, and has retracted his theory with respect to matrimony: and indeed...
The silk you desired was delivered to mr̃ Parker a month ago, on the eve of his departure for England, as he supposed. he went however to Holland. mr̃ Valnay is so kind as to take charge of that now, as also of the silk stockings. I doubt whether you may like the stockings on first appearance: but I will answer for their goodness, being woven expressly for me by the Hermits of Mont Calvaire...
I am desired by the French Ambassador to inclose to your Excellency a Petition of Mary Collet, a Person unknown to me, but the wife of an officer, whom the french ambassador has reasons to wish to serve, The case is equally unknown to me, with the Persons, I can therefore only recommend both to your Excellencies attention Knowing very well that Justice & Humanity will have their due weight...
The usual way of applying for such an Audience as you desire to have of the Queen is thro’ the Master of the Ceremonies to me as Chamberlain, & when I hear from Sr Clement or Mr Cottrell upon the Occasion I will take the first Opportunity of making the Application to Her Majesty. I am / Sr, / your obedient humble / Servant MHi : Adams Papers.
State of New York The people of the State of New york by the Grace of God free and Independent To all to whom these presents shall come send Greeting. Whereas our Senate and Assembly on the Twenty second day of January last nominated and appointed the Honorable Ezra L’Hommedieu, Egbert Benson, Alexander Hamilton, Abraham Yates, Junior and Leonard Gansevort Esquires Delegates to represent our...
The [New York] Independent Journal: or, the General Advertiser , February 2, 1788. This essay appeared on February 5, 1788, in New-York Packet , and on February 6, 1788, in The [New York] Daily Advertiser . In the McLean The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution, As Agreed upon by the Federal Convention, September 17, 1787. In Two Volumes (New York:...
7[Diary entry: 2 February 1788] (Washington Papers)
Saturday 2d. Thermometer at 32 in the Morning—42 at Noon and 42 at Night. Wind Southerly, & day moderate. Visited my Ferry, Frenchs & Dogue run Plantations. At all, the same work as usual, except that the Dogue run Women were employed in pulling up a cross fence in the Meadow by the Overseers house—being the 2d. cross fence in this Meadw. Set the home house gang to cording the Wood which had...
Letter not found: from John Fowler, 2 Feb. 1788. GW wrote Fowler on 2 Feb. : “I have received your letter of to day.”
I have received your letter of to day, and in answer to it must inform you that I have no inclination to purchace the Negro fellow which you mention as I have already as many Slaves as I wish, and I cannot engage to give another, or others in exchange for him, because I do not think, it would be agreeable to their inclinations to leave their Connexions here, and it is inconsistent with my...
The author of the “Notes on the state of Virginia,” quoted in the last paper, has subjoined to that valuable work, the draught of a constitution which had been prepared in order to be laid before a convention expected to be called in 1783, by the legislature, for the establishment of a constitution for that commonwealth. The plan, like every thing from the same pen, marks a turn of thinking...