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Your letter of the 23d Ulto has been received. Mr Airesss draught on Mr Russell (of Alexandria) has been presented, & accepted, payable in ten days. I am glad to hear of your good luck, with the eloped tenant in Berkeley county. Recovery of the Tenement is of more importance, than the security of the Rents. I am not disposed to lease it for more than Seven years, and if you could let it for a...
To a mind endued with sensibility, and whose early passage in life, was blessed with the genial hand of prosperity, but whose old age is stricken with the sad effects of undeserved misfortune; how hard is it to apply for relief! and too often, how hopeless to expect it among contending claimants! It was my duty, and it is the duty of every man, to exert himself, in every situation, for his...
I received your Letter yesterday of May the 28th, and the Sermons you were so kind as to send me, which I have read with much pleasure. I have received ten from different Gentlemen and I design to have them bound up in a vol’m—You observe that a uninimity prevails throughout the Country. It does so in a wonderfull degree, and I consider it as a kind interposition of providence in our favour,...
From the favorable attention you were pleased to pay to me, while relating to you the holy vision, that appeared to my friend West’s father in Chester County, relative to the awfull visitation of God to our native land, and the exalted station she is here after to hold, paramount to all Nations which have previously, or do now exist, as well as the great denunciations against the European...
5[Diary entry: 4 June 1798] (Washington Papers)
4. Morning heavy—wind southerly—Mer. 64. In the afternoon Easterly & a great deal of Rain. Mer. 70 at Night.
It is with reluctance that I add any thing to that weight of pressure of publick Business with which you are already already on your Hand by which the strongest Faculties must be over-burdened. But where the good of our Country is intended, you I know you will excuse the Interruption, and with pleasure press sacrifice devote your own ease to the if thereby you to can promote the publick...
Card. The officers of the late army and navy of the United States are requested to meet at Gautier’s, on Tuesday evening, 7 o’clock, to consult on the subject of measures for the immediate security of our port and city. [New York] Argus. Greenleaf’s New Daily Advertiser , June 4, 1798. For background to this document, see the introductory note to H to James McHenry, June 1, 1798 . The report...
I had the pleasure of receiving your very interesting communication , which I had the honour of laying before the Board of Agriculture, the members of which, heard, so valuable a paper read, with much satisfaction.—If, in addition to the Mass of information collected at home, we had some foreign correspondents like you, we should soon find little difficulty, in bringing agricultural knowledge,...
I have had the honor to receive your letter of the 28th Ult. and have delayed a reply over a mail in order that the event of a meeting which took place in this City on the first instant, and upon the issue whereof the subscriptions have been closed this afternoon, might enable me to be the more perfect in my information. The events which have lately unfolded themselves have unquestionably had...
As the common father & first Magistrate of our Country, I beg leave to make the following communications to you, beleiving that you will please to take such measures thereon as the case may require— Having been appointed under the authority of the President of the United States as Agent for building the Frigate Constitution and having executed that trust, for the public interest, I flattered...