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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...
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 on Saturday Yours of May 28th. I wrote you on Saturday previous to my receiving yours. I am very sorry if the Box I Sent Should be lost. it was a square Box coverd with canvass, the Same you sent my cap in last Summer, addrest to mr Smith. the dress in it together with the handkerchief, Ruffels &c was of 30 dollors value. I intended it for Betsys wedding dress. the vessels Name the...
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,...
your excellent Letter of the 26th of May I receiv’d a Saterday. I have heard or seen Something about this Book of Mr Robinson’s & have wish’d to read it. Tis about to be Printed in Boston. mr Kirkland tells me who preach’d here yesterday—you put it into right hands when you sent it to Doctor Belnap. this country will owe much Of their safety to the clergy. There is not to be found so much...
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...
I should have answer’d your kind letter of 16th. ulto. before this time, but I have only this morning return’d from the General Court at Annapolis. I thank you most sincerely for the interest you take in my affairs, and for the parental advice you have given. I have already suffer’d enough by becoming surety for others, to know how to prize that advice, but it requires a kind of hardness of...
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...
I yesterday received a Letter from my Son Thomas in which he repeats his Brothers request that I would look out for some person as a sutable Successor to himself to supply to his Brother his place The young Gentleman whom mr Adams desired me to make inquiry about, the Son of Judge Dana, his former patron is engaged in the persuit of merchandize, and I presume would not wish to quit that...
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...