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I had the pleasure a few days since to receive your favour of the 11th inst. and was happy to hear of your health: the season has with us, been extremely severe, and my faculties have been, I believe, congealed by the cold. I have scarcely had any intercourse with any of my friends; and this must be my apology, for having omitted to offer you my congratulations upon your election to the...
Almost immediately after I had dispatched my last, I recieved yours of 31 st December, and was delighted to see that you were again become the tender and affectionate friend I had always found you. All the family but me recieve letters from Boston, and Tom excuses himself by saying, it is generally supposed I am married and have accompanied you to Lisbon. he desires Mama to send him my...
During my recess in Virginia Mr. Jefferson put into my hands to be forwarded to you, your Letter Book which you had been so good as to leave with him. Considering the deposit as a precious one, I have been more anxious for a certain than a speedy Conveyance for it. The trip Mr. E. Livingston makes to N. York, furnishes an unexceptionable one, and I accordingly avail myself of it. We get our...
I must again resort to you for assistance. The teeth herewith enclosed have, by degrees, worked loose and, at length, two or three of them have given way altogether. I send them to you to be repaired, if they are susceptible of it; if not, then for the purpose of substituting others. I would thank you for, returning them as soon as possible for although I now make use of another sett, they are...
I would have you to understand Mon tres cher Monsieur that my eyes have recovered all their former lustre, and that they have been ineffectually employed in searching for the grace and elegance of your friend, nor have I yet been able to discover that ease and je ne sais quoi by which Sterne observes the gentleman may be so readily ascertained. As to his capacity for Bargain making that I...
I received with great pleasure your letter of 20 Nov. I acknowledge that I was disappointed at not hearing from you sooner, as I learnt however that the Hope had arrived Safe on the 5 Oct & all passengers well, I was the less uneasy. It was unlucky that my letter to Mr Williamson sent to Genesee by Mr Johnston & had not returned from thence, when your letter was wrote, as it was of importance...
I received your late letter in due time. You seem to be of opinion to defer to a future period the commencement of direct taxation. I acknowlege I am inclined to lay gently hold of it now. Leaders of the opposite party favour it now, perhaps with no good design. But it will be well to take them while in the humour and make them share the responsibility. This will be the more easy as they are...
1797 January 20th Dr. Mansion house for the work of 8 hands Amt ⅌ Week 48 days Cr. By hauling Hay & Straw for Horses & Cattle 4 " Hauling Timber for the Carpenters 2 " going to Mill 2 days & Hauling Wood to burn Shells 1 d. 3 " Hauling Wood 8 days cuting of Wood 12 days 20 " Hauling Salt from Alexria 1 " Heaping of Manure 18 " Picking potatoes of frost bitt ones
A natural inclination to a free Country, and principaly to that of america of which to the Knowledge of the Universe you were the founder and Protector, after Some reflection I found no place nor Country to chuse for my Son, but to Send him thence in the year 1795. I took the liberty to Send by him a Sword mounted Which has been made in our fabrik destined it to you, as the only man I Know in...
The Memorial of George Frederick Stume formerly a Citizen of Mayence but now of the City of Philadelphia Most respectfully sheweth That Your Memorialist after having gone through the Courses of the different Sciences at Several of the European Universities, he was appointed Secretary of the Department of Finance by the Elector of Mayence and also Director of Finance to different noble Families...