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Dr. Duncan of Edinburgh an old friend having informed me, that Professor Cleghorne of St. Andrews wishes earnestly for an opportunity of being known to you, and having reminded me at the same time that Pr. Cleghorne has rights of hospitality over me; I hope you will not think it too presuming in me to introduce this gentleman to you. The pain I feel in taking a liberty of this kind, is...
Your letter of the 7th. inst. has been duly received, as were those also of the 12th. 15th. and 16th. of Nov. tho’ omitted to be acknoleged at the time. You may assure your correspondent of Boston that he may safely send his whale oil and spermaceti oil to France. Tho the explanatory arret be not yet passed, it will certainly be passed, and in the meantime Mr. Neckar assured me he would give...
Letter not found: from Paul Bentalou, 11 Dec. 1788. On 19 Dec. GW wrote to Bentalou : “I have received your polite letter of the 11th Inst.”
4[Diary entry: 11 December 1788] (Washington Papers)
Thursday 11th. Thermometer at 37 in the Morning—44 at Noon and 44 at Night—Clear & tolerably pleasant—the Wind being Southerly. Rid to the Plantations at the Ferry & Frenchs—Dogue run & Muddy hole. At the first, the 6 Plows having finished breaking up No. 7 at Frenchs began yesterday about dinner to plow in No. 4 at the Ferry. All the other hands assisted as before were digging Potatoes in No....
A short excursion which I have made to Aix, Marseilles and Toulon is the cause of my not writing you before this. Having now returned and reposed myself from the fatigues of the journey, I take my pen and with Stern I can say, I sit down to my paper, without knowing what I am going to write. But like that good Man, I put my trust in heaven, who ever assists the distressed. The City of Nismes...
J’ai bien reçu en son temps l’honorable vôtre du 3e. Nov. dernr.—La sympathie que V.E. me témoigne quant à mes souffrances, qui sont toujours les mêmes, les allege, et mon fréquent recours à Dieu, pour m’aider à supporter des Epreuves, dont je dois taire même et dévorer les plus cruelles, les terminera enfin, j’espere, de maniere ou d’autre pour mon plus grand bien.—Je me flatte que V.E. aura...
711. (Adams Papers)
Dined with Mr. Tufts. Not very bright. Dr. Swett’s.
It is probable I may take Magnolio in one or two days & send him to So. Carolina. Then let me ask the favor of your furnishing me with his pedigree & age certified & your bill of sale. The lands I pay for him I estimate at 50£. Since I saw you, I have hear’d that Mr John Page offers for the Westd district. This event will render it necessary for me to decline, otherwise the election may take...