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I received with great Pleasure your Letter of the 9 of August, inclosing a Receipt from Mr Parsons for one hundred Pounds lawful Money, which you paid him in the month of August, Second day, in full for your Tuition as a Clerk in his office for the term of three Years. I learned, with Pleasure also, that on the 9 th of August you took Possession of an office in my house, where I wish you more...
I thank you very much, for the trouble you have been so obliging as to take, towards procuring a house for me. With regard to the one you mention it appears to have room & accommodations sufficient, and the rent is at about the standard I had contemplated. The advance would be no objection with me. I had wished for a Southern exposure; but one cannot have all one wishes. Will you have the...
Philadelphia, September 1, 1790. “Enclosed herewith is Contract with Thomas Connaroe for repairs of all the Publick Piers oposite to Reedy Island.… When this with all the other Contracts made for Supplies and Repairs are compleated, these Establishments will be in Such good condition that there is every reason to expect that after the present year, the annual expenditure therefor will be...
As I had hoped, that your Excy. would have returned in France and not knowing Positively your usual residence in America, I have perhaps too much postponed of Paying you my Respects. In congratulating your Excy. on the Eminent Post of Secretary of State in Foreing Affairs, which your Country has Confered on you, in Reward of the important Services you have rendered to America, I Sincerely...
I have done Myself the honour of writing to your Excellency by Mr. Broom. The purpot of that Letter was to acquaint you that the Queen of Portugal had appointed Chevr. de Freire to be her Minister to our States. He was to have gone to a Court in Europe. But Monsr. le Chevr. de Pinto knowing Mr. Freire knew more of Amerca then, perhaps, any of his Countrymen, and also, as he had the honour of...
I arrived here a few days ago after a very pleasant passage of five weeks and three days. Before I left America, I had intended to ask the favour of you to give me a letter of introduction to one of the Farmers General of France; but I was so much hurried that it escaped my memory. It is reported here, that the Tobacco Trade in France is to be put upon nearly the same footing that it is on in...
Agreeable to your Advice I have wrote to the Honble. William Short Charge des Affaires at the Court of France, and also to the Consul Joseph Fenwick Esqr. at Bourdeaux, respecting the most probable methods to be taken in Order to get my Son Mr. Wm. Vernon Home; and if no other will succeed to take effectual Measures to compel him to return Home. I have, with your Permission, made Use of your...
Those who write to every body, in some Measure enti[t]le everybody to write to them. Under this privilige I take the liberty of addressing this letter to you, but you must not expect from others, and especially one who speaks only his Native Tongue, that Elegant language and beautiful Stile which carecterises your own writings. The Revolution of America, by recognizing those rights which every...
Treasury Department, September 1, 1790. “The Cashier of the Bank informs me that from the description of the Bank Bill contained in your letter of the 23d. Ulto. it is not supposed to be counterfeit.… Expence in appraising goods very seldom arises.… If it is the case of goods damaged or without invoice and it is insisted on, the importer for whose benefit or convenience it is made, seems to be...
It is probable that many of you are not sufficiently apprised of the advantages of your own situation, and that for want of judging rightly of it, and of your future prospects, you may be tempted to part with your securities much below their true value, and considerably below what it is probable they will sell for in eight or nine months from this time. To guard you against an unnecessary...