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Health to my Sister, under a more fervid Sun, than that to which she has hitherto been accustomed. Yes! I most ardently wish you this most needfull blessing, without which all others must be tasteless, even Friends a burden, & grandeur painful.— I hope Queen Mab has told me a falsehood. She came last thursday night in her airy Chariot, drove directly upon my heart, presenting you to me, laying...
I nominate James Simons of South Carolina to be Collector of the District of Charleston in the place of Isaac Holmes Superceeded DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
The whole of the Intelligence, which has for sometime past been received from abroad, The Correspondences between this Government and the Ministers of the belligerent Powers residing here, and the Advices from the Officers of the United States civil and military, upon the Frontiers, all conspire to shew, in a very strong Light the critical Situation of our Country. That Congress might be...
The information communicated by the Secretary of State, of my appointment to the office of an envoy extraordinary & minister plenipotentiary to the French republick, afforded me the highest gratification: inasmuch as it manifested the confidence of that political character, for whom, from my first acquaintance, I have ever had the highest respect. judge then, Sir, of my feelings when I inform...
I inclose you the pamphlet. You will see that the subject is but partially represented with a design to establish an opinion that you was concerned in speculations in the public funds. As my name is mentioned I have been repeatedly called on for explanations. What I have said is substantially as follows. That I was informed at the time, of the whole transaction, & that though Munroe...
6[Diary entry: 3 July 1797] (Washington Papers)
3. Clear in the forenoon with a slight shower for a few minutes about 2 Oclock; afternoon Wind Southerly Mer. 81.
I presume my letter, enclosing the Power of Attorney, had reached your hands before your favor of the 20th Ulto was dispatched, altho’ the rect thereof was not acknowledged; and that the latter has enabled you to draw the interest of my Certificates at the Bank. Presuming on this, the letter to Mr McAlpan is sent, and open for yr perusal. Mr Morse having sent me his American Gazetteer,...
I have your Favour of the 26th of June. I Send you a bill of the Meterials necessary to be Procured for the building of one Machine. You Can have it Compared to see whether any part of the Scantling Can be used that was got for the Scotch Machine. I would with Pleasure have waited on you Immediately but my engagements are such that renders it Impossible, without breaking them. but if it will...
Your letter of the 11th Ulto from Knoxville has been duly received, and for the kind & affectionate sentiments expressed therein towards Mrs Washington & myself, we pray you to accept our best acknowledgments, and an assurance of our esteem & regard for you. Should you ever pass, or repass this road, we should be glad to have an opportunity of repeating them to you in person, at this retreat...
If you will present your account of the things furnished young Mr Custis (on his return to College in May last) to Colo. Clemt Biddle, he will pay you the amount thereof. I thank you for the information repecting John Cline, but shall give myself no further concern about him, for it was always my intention to have given him his freedom (as I did by the other Servants under similar...