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The total defeat of the Emigrants who had effected a descent in Britanny, as mentioned in my last Letter, and the Peace between France and Spain signed at Basle on the 22d: of July, and since ratified by both parties are events of such consequence that they will be fully known in America, before this letter can reach you. It is scarcely possible that any interesting intelligence should be...
I thank for you[r] favor of the 27th Instant. Inclose you a line to Mr Nicholas Low who will pay you what money you may want to discharge my proportion of the purchase money, in case a compromise or purchase should be made of the Cosby manor lands. Caty and her Niece arrived here this morning at five O’Clock. I most sincerely wish that My Eliza and the Children had Accompanied them. I dread...
Since my return to this city, I have recd: a letter from you dated August — We know officially, as well as from the effects, that an order for siezing all provision vessels going to France has been issued by the British government: but so secretly, that as late as the 27th. of June it had not been published in London: It was communicated to the cruisers only, and not known until the captures...
4[Diary entry: 31 August 1795] (Washington Papers)
31. Wind same. Showery all day & a good deal of rain in the night.
We have presumed to address this Circular to your Excellency as a Specimen of one of our recent Operrations We are forwarding the same to every part of Europe And as the great Object of our offices and the manifest tendency of all our Proceedings are to promote the prosperity of the United States We assure ourselves they will meet your approbation, and are therefore encouraged to Solicit the...
Je sçais depuis long-temps que les malheurs de monsieur de la fayette et de sa famille ne vous sont ni inconnus, ni étrangers. je sçais depuis long-temps aussi, que dès le commencement de Son étrange et douloureuse captivité, son prémier vœu fut que son fils se rendît près de vous, et que l’Amérique devînt pour lui une nouvelle Patrie. d’insurmontables obstacles ont empêché depuis trois ans...
You will have learnt from the public Gazettes, and through other more authentic channels, that all that rested with me to do to give ratification to the treaty between this country and Great Britain is already accomplished. Mr Pinckney’s absence from the Court of London; the information, and aids it was expected he would derive from Mr Shorts presence, and acquaintance with matters at that of...
après bien des peines et des traverses, c’est en Amérique, c’est auprès de vous, que je viens chercher un azyle, et mon pere. j’avois aspiré depuis long-temps après cet heureux moment, qui toujours avoit fui devant moi. je commence à espérer maintenant davantage. comme c’est à votre nom, que je dois le bonheur de me trouver enfin dans ma seconde Patrie; ce sera sûrement encore à vous, que je...
I had the honor of receiving a few minutes past your letter of the 26th inst. While the business I have undertaken to complete in Richmond, forbids me to change my situation tho for one infinitely more eligible, permit me Sir to express my sincere acknowledgements for the offer your letter contains, & the real pride & gratification I feel at the favorable opinion it indicates. I respect too...
I congratulate you & all your Virtuous Fellow-citizens on the conclusion of the Treaty, which is equaly honourable, & advantageous to both Nations; yet Some Evil disposed Persons, in England & here, find fault with it; in their writings & in their Coffee house conversation; they Assert, that our Ministry have yielded too much to America, & they have dared to insinuate, that the Ministry were...