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I have the honor to transmit, herewith enclosed, the original communications from the Secretary of the Government North West of the Ohio, and copies of his letters addressed to the late Secretary of Congress. With the greatest respect I have the honor to be Sir—Your most Obedient Humble Servant ALS , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; copy, in Alden’s writing, DNA:PCC , item 149. Winthrop...
I am sorry that it devolvs on me to communicate to you the loss of your Mother who departed this Life abt 3 oClock today. The Cause of her desolution (I believe) was the Cancer on her Breast, but for abt 15 days she has been deprived of her speech, and for the five last days she has remain’d in a Sleep. She has lived a good Age &, I hope, is gone to a happier place than we live at present in....
I take the liberty of presenting myself to your Excellency to solicit a continuance in the office which I have been honored with by the late Congress, resting my application and your favor on the merits of my pretensions. In the line of the late army I had the honor to be in the number of the first who under the command of your Excellency stepped forth in the defence of liberty and the rights...
It is with very great pleasure Indeed, that I address you as Chief Magistrate And Commander in Chief of the United States—As you have long Merited it; So may you long continue to possess the confidence of your fellow Citizens whose Unanimous voice raised you to the Exalted Station you now hold, and may the wisdom of your Conduct and counsels long preserve the Union of the States. Being content...
I beg leave to have the honor of submitting to Your perussal the copy of a Memorial, which I intend shortly to present to the Congress, accompanied by a statement of the facts and circumstances, on which I found a claim to a further compensation from the United States. As the first Magistrate of the Nation, You Sir cannot but have a peculiar sensibillity to whatever may in its consequences...
Letter not found: from William Tate, 25 Aug. 1789. In a letter to Tate, 28 Aug., Tobias Lear acknowledged a letter from Tate to GW of 25 Aug. 1789 . Lear’s letter to Tate states that the president “has directed me to inform you, that it does not lay with him to accept your offer of attending the Commissioners who are shortly to negociate a treaty with the Southern Indians. It is left to the...
Yours of Monday Morning (Yesterday Se’night I presume) came to hand in course of Post. I find by the Papers that the Committee has reported the 12th. of Septemr as the proper time for Congress to adjourn—tho’ I do not believe they can adjourn at so early a day, or that they can or indeed ought to discuss all the business mentioned by the Committee, particularly the Act for punishing of Crimes....
[ Le Havre, 25 Aug. 1789. ] His obligation to TJ increases daily, especially by advice to address himself to Jay, “with whom you are pleased to assure me to use your protection.” As “Mr. Le Bailly of Virieu … informs me that your Excellency himself were to repair soon to the Congress in America: so that my Petition which I take the liberty to transmit to you Sir cannot miss being supported.”...
I Beg for liberty’s sake You will Breack Every Engagement to Give us a dinner to Morrow Wenesday. We shall Be some Members of the National Assembly—eight of us whom I want to Coalize as Being the only Means to prevent a total dissolution and a civil war. The dificulty Between them is the King’s veto. Some want it Absolute, others will Have no Veto, and the only way to Unite them is to find...
J’ai eu l’honneur d’écrire à Votre Excellence que, pour la suitte à retirer par elle de deux Exemplaires de l’Encyclopédie dont les 22. 1ères Livraisons lui ont ete fournies par monsieur Goldsmith, Je les avois à Sa disposition, et que j’attends encore Sa Reponse pour savoir s’il faut les lui Garder plus longtems, et surtout lui conserver le droit des Souscripteurs de la Moitié de Benefice sur...