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yesterday mr Howard arrived here and brought me Letters from your Brother Thomas, and one from you to Charles— I was rejoiced to find that he was on his way here, as the delay had been the source of a good deal of uneasiness. I am fully of your mind with regard to Thomas, and know that if he studies Law it will be a force to his inclinations. the want of capital I Suppose is one great...
Letter not found: to Clement Biddle, 9 Sept. 1790. On Tuesday, 14 Sept. 1790, Biddle mentioned in a letter to Tobias Lear that he “had a few Lines from the President at Baltimore dated on Thursday.” GW’s letter to Biddle probably covered his 9 Sept. 1790 letter to David & Francis Clark (see Tobias Lear to GW, 26 Sept. 1790, n.7 ).
Letter not found: to David & Francis Clark, 9 Sept. 1790. On 13 Sept. 1790 David Clark of the firm of David & Francis Clark of Philadelphia wrote to GW and mentioned having received “Your favor of the 9th Instant.” GW probably sent this letter to Clement Biddle in Philadelphia and asked his friend to deliver it to the carriage makers (see Tobias Lear to GW, 26 Sept. 1790, n.7 ).
Your favour 31st Augt. was recd. by the last Post informing me that the President of the United States had been pleased to appoint me a Commissioner of Loans in this State; a continuance of confidence from the Government of the United States after 14 Years services, is highly gratifying to a mind who ranks reputation in the highest class of worldly acquirements. I shall proceed immediately to...
I am honored with your Letter of 15th June inclosing the Commission of Consul for this Port with which his Excellency the President has been pleased to honor me. For this flattering Mark of his Confidence I beg Leave, thro’ you, Sir, most respectfully to offer my profound Acknowlegements. But as the powers appertaining to the Consuls of the United States have not been particularly defined to...
It is not yet known here with what eye the British Minister views the late vote of the national assembly for augmenting their ships in commission. The preparations in England were already carried on with so much activity that no alteration seems to have taken place there. Lord Howe is now cruising with his fleet off the coast. It is supposed he will not be long out. The Spanish fleet has not...
I had the honor of receiving your Letter of the 7th. instant this day, and shall immediately purchase one of the inkpots and pens you desire I would of Berry & Rogers. The enclosed Letter from Mr. Dumas and the Gazettes I got from the Post Office. The packet that contained them was so large as to induce me to open it, and I found as I expected a large parcel of dutch Newspapers therein. These...
My last private was of the 22d. of August. I then hoped long before this to have recieved from Havre an account of the charges paid there for your effects so as to have given you a complete account of the pecuniary transactions between us. For what reason I know not that account has not been yet sent; I therefore return the memoires which are now in my hands, as vouchers for the cash paid...
Agreeably to the information given in my last, I left Philadelphia on Monday and arrived here yesterday afternoon. To day I rest. To morrow I proceed, and hope to arrive safe at Mount Vernon on Saturday, after taking dinner at Abingdon, on our way. In order that you may not be too fast or too slow in your removal to Philadelphia, it might be well to open a correspondence with Mr. Morris,...
Major Jackson having communicated the result of his conversation with you to General Stewart, the General was so obliging as to write the enclosed letter on the subject of giving you possession —and I was induced by his determination to give Mr Lear some directions relative to the removal of the furniture from New York. But that no unnecessary delay may be sustained in completing the repairs...
ODonnell presents his most respectful Compts to the President of the United States—intreats his Acceptance of the accompanying Indian Apparatus for Smoaking called “a Hooka” which He took the Liberty to mention to Him, when He had the Honor to visit Him sometime since at New York. The Bearer will shew the President’s Servant it’s use, and the Manner of preparing the Tobacco for Smoaking. AL ,...
Letter not found: from Edmund Randolph, 9 Sept. 1790. GW’s 22 Sept. 1790 letter to Randolph mentions having received the attorney general’s “letters of the 9th and 10th instant” (see Shubael Swain to GW, 3 Sept. 1790, n.5 ).