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1[Diary entry: 10 May 1798] (Washington Papers)
10. Morning—clear & calm—Mer. at 52. Lowering all the afternoon with the Wind Southerly, but no Rain fell.
According to [advices] in my letter of the 6th. inst. I now inclose to you the bill of lading for 28. packages & 1. doz. chairs by the sloop Sally capt. Potter, which sails tomorrow morning. be so good as to forward them, when recieved, by the Milton boats. No. 28. will perhaps require new wrapping, being hinges done up in paper, as they were not thought of till all the other packages were...
Your letter by Colo. Fitzgerald has been received—and I shall confine my reply at present, to the query contained in ⟨mutilated⟩ Postscript—viz.—“to whom I am to apply for money in case of want.” This has the appearance of a very early application, when it is considered that you were provided, very plentifully it was conceived, with necessaries of all sorts when you left this (two months ago...
I have this morning received your favor of the 7th Inst and although I have not found time to answer your former Letters, I will give you a short answer to this, that you may meet with no delay or embarrassment in your proceedings— Although I may have been inclined to an opinion, that a Variation of the measures, might have more surely prepared the City for the residence of Government at the...
I wrote you last on the 3d. inst. since which yours of Apr. 29. is recieved. A day or two after I arrived here J. Bringhurst called on me. Since that moment I have never seen him nor heard of him. He cannot therefore be here. But I have put your letter & draught into the hands of mr. Barnes, & desired him to get Bohemian glass from Donath. I will myself look to the locks & hinges. But both...
I can never sufficiently thank you for your Letters. & the communications you so frequently Supply me with. I am consider’d as the fountain head from whence Couth truth is to be look’d for. I have read parts of your Letter’s till I have them by heart and can preach very well without notes now. Wherever I go I am scarcly welcome without I bring my pocket full of Letters. I was last week Several...
I wrote you last on the 3d. inst. since which yours of Apr. 29. is recieved. a day or two after I arrived here J. Bringhurst called on me. since that moment I have never seen him nor heard of him. he cannot therefore be here. but I have put your letter & draught into the hands of mr Barnes, & desired him to get Bohemian glass from Donath. I will myself look to the locks & hinges. but both...
Although the sentiments and conduct of the people of Connecticut, as expressed upon all occasions by themselves at home, and their representatives in both houses of Congress, have been so unanimous and uniform in support of the government as to render their interposition at this crisis unnecessary, yet this address from the citizens of Hartford is not the less agreeable to me, or deserving my...
Rumour at a distance magnifies, and Seldom reports truth. I have not written you a word upon a Subject which I knew would have made you at least very uneasy. About three weeks ago, a Letter was Sent, or rather brought here of a Sunday Evening by two young women of the City, one of whom said passing the House a few day before She took up a paper in a small alley which runs between our house &...