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November 12. 1789 The above is a copy of a letter transmitted you some days since. I am just favoured with your’s of the 6th instant; and have informed Mr. Butler of the train in which the business has been put and referred him to you. I did not think it adviseable to take arrangements with him here, as I could not be certain, but that in consequence of my letter you would commence operations....
Barnstable [ Massachusetts ] November 12, 1789 . “Yours of the 5th. ultimo receiv’d respecting the Expence of Light Houses, Beacons & Buoys &c in this District, I would inform you that there never was any Expence of that Kind within the same.… But a Light-House erected to the Northward of Cape-Codd Harbour, would be the Means of saving many Lives.…” LS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received,...
3[Diary entry: 12 November 1789] (Washington Papers)
Thursday 12th. A little before Sunrise we left Marvins and breakfasting at Stamford 13 Miles distant, reached the Widow Havilands 12 Miles further; where, on acct. of some lame horses, we remained all Night. The badness of these Rds. having been described as I went, I shall say nothing of them now.
The great and Urgent wants of this Nation, occation’d by the faileur of the two last Crops of wheat, creates dreadful Alarms, to this add the low State of the finnances, occation’d by the Great Revolution effecting; for the two last six months few have paid the Usual Tax’s, that the Treasury is exhausted, this forces the National Assembly to extraordinary exertions, to avert the ill...
I have to acknowledge the receipt ⟨of your⟩ letter accompanying a Commission for the office of Marshal for the district of Maryland. I have a most grateful ⟨sense of⟩ the honor you have confered on me by the appointment, and fondly hope that my conduct in transacting the important duties of the Office will so far correspond with my determined resolution as to merit your future approbation. Mr...