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118th. (Adams Papers)
This morning I perceived a deal of stirring in the Streets; and was finally informed that the governor was reviewing the troops of this Town; after which a number of officers, and other gentlemen escorted his excellency to Haverhill; where he intends to dine; and then I suppose he means to show himself some where else. I passed the day at the Office. And the evening, at home in writing; I...
2[Diary entry: 18 August 1788] (Washington Papers)
Monday 18th. Thermometer at 66 in the Morning—69 at Noon and 68 at Night. Wd. still at No. Et. and raining more or less, moderately, all day. Remained at home.
Will you permit me to take the liberty of addressing the enclosed Letters to your care, to be forwarded when a conveyance shall offer for France? I will make no apology for the freedom, because you have encouraged me to use it. With sentiments of esteem & consideration I have the honor to be Sir Yr Most Obedt and Most Hble Servt ALS , DLC : Crèvecoeur Papers; LB , DLC:GW . GW also wrote to...
I take the earliest opportunity of acknowledging the receipt of the letter, which you did me the favor to write to me on the 5th of June last; and of informing you that I have received and forwarded the letters of Mr Warville, in conformity to your desires. You have done perfectly right in appreciating the full value of the esteem and attachment by which I am connected with that amiable young...
The letter which you did me the honor to write on the 11th of March last is before me, and affords an occasion of testifying the sincerity of my regrets for the distressing event announced in it. Be persuaded, Sir, I should do injustice to my feelings, if my disinterested friendship did not sympaithize with your filial duty, in expressions of the most genuine grief, for the death of your...
your Excellency will hardly remember of me, but when i will mention to you that i was secretary to the Consulate general of France under Mr Gerard’s orders during the late war, & that i had the honour of dining there with you & your lady several times, then likely you will recollect me. however give me leave to wish you a very good health, your lady & all that belongs to you. I have lately...
I have received your favor of the 5th of June from Havre de Grace. The measure you took, in recommending to Mr Cadson the transmission of the Marqs de la Fayette’s letters for Mr Crevecœur through my hands, was very acceptable to me and did not stand in need of an apology. About the time I was occupied in forwarding the Packet to New York, I had the satisfaction to hear of Mr Warville’s safe...
I have just received your friendly letter of the 26th of July, together with the History of the Insurrections in Massachusetts; and cannot delay to return you my thanks for these tokens of your regard. Though I have not yet had time to look through the book, from the interesting nature of the subject, and the judicious manner in which it seems to be handled, I anticipate considerable amusement...
I have recd. your favor of the 9th. inclosing a paper from Mr. Triplet. The case is stated so imperfectly that it is impossible for me to take any step for bringing it before Congress, if that should be proper. Mr. R. Morris I am told will be here soon, and I shall endeavour then to supply the omitted circumstances. In the meantime Mr. Triplet may either make out a fuller statement & forward...
An Opportunity offering for france I cannot let it pass with paying my respects to you, and acknowledgeing my Obligations for your polite Attentions. You will find by the inclos’d Letter to the Marqs. that No. Carolina have rejected the Constitution. The only difficulty apprehended from this is that it may create some uneasiness by the Effect it may have on the Inhabitants of the back parts of...