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I have sent a comt. of surgeons mate of the Genl. Greene, to Doctr. Metcalf of Providence. I will write to Mr Bowman, on the subject of his Island, & will also endeavour to get information from others. A great many persons offer land containing the live Oak in Georgia; and each also describes his property as best suited for the purposes of Government.—from the information I have as yet...
I have received your letter dated the 23rd: instant advising me, that you entertain doubts, whether you can act upon, (by approving or otherwise) Sentences of Courts Martial, referred to you, from the Department of War, in cases, in which the Court has been instituted by that Department, through other organs than yourself. That there is a peculiar delicacy in inflicting punishment upon...
I request that a competent supply of Tents Knapsacks Camp Kettles and Canteens may be forwarded with the Cloathing may speedily follow it. The Regimental or Circle rendezvouses wh ich have been appointed, liable however to revision, are for Connecticut New Haven , for New York the town — We st Chester , for New Jersey, Elizabeth Town for Pennsy lvania Bristol , for Maryland Havre De Grace .
The services of Captain Elliott, who is with a Company of Artillery drawn from Fort Mifflin, and now in Northampton County, being indispensable to make draughts for Cannon and to superintend a laboratory, which it is intended to commence without loss of time, I pray you to direct Capt McClellan, or any other Captain of the Corps you may think proper, to relieve him as soon as possible—Captain...
Having consented to the wishes of my friends, to make a voyage to Canton, I beg leave, to request, a furlough for one Year from the first of May. If you should deem it proper, to grant my request, I should consider, my pay and emoluments, as relinquished, during my absence, and also, if the service should require, my appointment, to be filled up, and the Government should do so, in that Case,...
In the Appointment of the regimental Staff in the 13th. Regiment of the Army of the United States James Gordon has the Office of Quarter Master who is a 2d Lieutenant— I am told that another Officer will be appointed 2d Lieut. in the Regimt. to fill Gordon’s Vacancy in the Line—in such Case I take the Liberty to recommend Mr. Joseph Hickcox of Thompson in the State of Connecticut a young Man...
7[Diary entry: 24 April 1799] (Washington Papers)
24. Mer. at 52. Morning clear no Wind—afterwards at No. Wt. & high. Mer. 46 at Night. Gentlemen who came yesterday went away after breakfast and I went up to Alexa. to an Election of a Representative from the District to Congress & from the County to the State Legisla[tur]e. from the district : GW voted for Henry (Light Horse Harry) Lee, who won election to the United States House of...
I have Recevd yours of the 10th Instant & Return my Sincear thanks for your spontanious favours to me & will do my Self the Honor to take a bed with you & accept the Services of your Clerk to Survey my Lands[.] on the 14th of may I shall be down for that perpose I Expect & have no doubt but I can get Chain carriers amongst my tenants it is out of my power to be down sooner if that Time will...
Faquire County for government for Senat of State Colo. Peyton 447 for Congress Genl Blackwell 422 for State assembly Wm Clarkson 386 dto Elias Edmonds 376 1631 Against Government offerd for Congress Nicholas 196 dto Senat of State Elzey
I had the honor of your Letter of the 21st, and am afraid that I have not expressed sufficiently clearly my Direction to have the Cills of the exterior Doors of the Basement of Stone. The Cills of the Ground Floor or Entrance are to be, by Specification, as you supposed, of Stone, as well as the Frontispieces. I meant the Cills of the exterior Doors opening from the Areas into the passages...
I recieved, my dear friend, with great sensibility your favor of the 1st. instant. [it] recalled to my mind many very dear scenes which passed while we had the happiness of possessing you here. events have separated the actors & called them to other stages; but neither time, distance, nor events have weakened my affections for them. the portrait of one of them which you propose to gratify me...