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[ Machias, District of Maine, October 30, 1789. On December 4, 1789, Hamilton wrote to Smith : “Your letter of the 30th of October came to hand a few days since.” Letter not found. ] Smith was collector of customs at Machias.
2[Diary entry: 30 October 1789] (Washington Papers)
Friday 30th. A Little after 8 Oclock I set out for Newbury-Port and in less than 2 Miles crossed the Bridge between Salem and Beverly, which makes a handsome appearance, and is upon the same plan of those over Charles & Mistick Rivers; excepting that it has not foot ways as that of the former has. The length of this bridge is 1530 feet and was built for about £4500 lawful money—a price...
It is now about a year and a half since I had the honor of receiving a letter from you dated Novbr. 16. 87. I do not pretend to make you any apology for not troubling you with an acknowledgment sooner, tho I rather think it necessary to make one for troubling you in the important station you now fill, with my congratulations on the event, which placed you at the head of the American...
The demonstrations of respect and affection which you are pleased to pay to an individual, whose highest pretension is to rank as your fellow-citizen, are of a nature too distinguished not to claim the warmest return that gratitude can make. My endeavors to be useful to my country have been no more than the result of conscious duty—Regards like yours would reward services of the highest...
Overwhelmed as Your Excellency is, by the Invitations and Solicitations of our grateful and virtuous Countrymen, who wish to pay every tribute of veneration, and give every possible proof of their Affection for your Person, and Reverence for the high office, which you have condescended, to accept for the public good; I would spare you the trouble of this, and in silence rejoice at our being...
Letter not found: from Piomingo, 30 Oct. 1789. In a letter to Henry Knox, 18 Nov. 1789, Tobias Lear stated that GW had received a letter “from Piamingo or the Mountain Leader, a Chickasaw Chief, requesting a supply of powder & ball for his Nation—dated Richmond October 30th 1789.” In his Memoranda on Indian Affairs, 1789 , printed below, GW describes this letter as follows:...
As your Excellency is about to visit the Metropolis of this State, and as I have no House in that Town, will your Excellencey have the goodness to indulge me with the honor of your company with your Suite to a family Dinner at my House in Durham on Wednesday next—Your Excellencey will please to excuse my a⟨sking⟩ the favor at so late a Day; and indeed my ⟨mutilated⟩ inclination led me to...