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I seize with avidity the opportunity presented to me by the Bearer of recalling to your remembrance a man, who has been constantly nourishing, these nine years past, the pleasing feelings of esteem and attachment which accompany his daily remembrance of you and who will ever retain a deep and grateful impression of the kind marks of attention with which you honoured him during your residence...
Your letter without date, came to my hands by Wednesdays Post; and by the first Post afterwards I communicated the purport of it (withholding the names) to the Secretary of State; with directions to bestow the closest attention to the subject, and if the application which had been made to the Minister of France, consequent of the Capture of the Ship Mount Vernon, had not produced such an...
I learn from a Gentleman of character that a prize brought into Boston by a French Privateer is about to be sold. This being in direct breach of our Treaty with G Britain how does it happen? Though no particular law passed, the Treaty being the law of the land, Our custom houses can & ought to prevent the entry & sale of prizes, upon Executive instruction. If any thing is wanting to this end...
a number of observers have already written in a satisfactory manner on North-America. but most of those works are unfinished and uncomplete. Mr Ebeling my friend, one of the most distinguished learned men in Germany has undertaken in 1793 the geography and general history of the United-States. struck with the perfection and the powerful interest, which must be inspired by a work, which has...
On thursday last I received your letter of the 22d instant, with its enclosures; and should have answered it by the Post of next day, but for many letters which I had to write by that Mail; which prevented my doing it till the succeeding one. Approving of the proposed Suspension (until the first Monday of the year 1800) of the first and third articles of the terms and conditions declared on...
Your letter without date, came to my hands by wednesdays Post; and by the first Post afterwards I communicated the purport of it (withholding the names) to the Secretary of State; with directions to bestow the closest attention to the subject, and if the application which had been made to the Minister of France, consequent of the Capture of the Ship Mount Vernon, had not produced such an...
Your letter of the 27th of April I receiv’d and should have answerd it sooner but expecting you in dayly postpon’d writing untill you arriv’d at Mount Vernon, not hearing from you again on Harriots subject, I have been makeing all the enquirey I Could concerning Mr Parks that was in my power I have heard nothing to his disadvantage on the contrary he is respected by all his acquaintance he is...
We arrived at this place on Monday last, where it is probable I shall remain until the middle of August, when public business will require my attendance in Philadelphia until towards the end of September. I shall then return to this place again, for Mrs Washington, with whom in the latter part of October I shall make my last journey, to close my public life the 4th of March; after which no...
Your letter of the 12th instt found me at this place; having left Philadelphia on the 13th. I thank you for the purchase of a Naraganset on my Acct; and pray, unless a good and safe opportunity shd offer, by which he could be sent to my Stables in Philadelphia (by the same hand) that you would commit him to the care of some honest farmer in your neighbourhood (to be well fed) until my return...