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I do myself the honor to enclose the copy of a letter from the Consul at the Havanna, to the Secy of State—and the correspondence between Capt Decatur & the Governor of the Havanna. I have the honor to be / with the highest respect & / esteem Sir Yr. most Obed / Serv. MHi : Adams Papers.
In Obedience to your Request Inclose the Letter of Luc Faurd—an Officer of the French Republic & have taken his Prarole—a Copy of which is forwarded—this Person Solicits Permission to depart for France on the Principle of not serving in any Military Capacity during the Existence of the present Defferences between that Country & the United States—he also requires the same Subsistance which was...
I have the honour respectfully to acknowledge the receipt of your letters of the 7th & 13th, and also by yesterdays mail one of the 14th and three of the 16th Instant. The inclosed copy of a letter to Mr. Joseph Williams of Springfield will shew the steps I had taken, relative to Mr. Coltons account, and the order given for its final settlement. I have assurances from Mr. Ames that such...
I have heretofore written you several letters sometimes addressed to you by name and sometimes by the description of the Commanding Officer at Fort Mifflin to neither of which have I received any reply. I am of course altogether at a loss to account for this silence. This will be delivered in a manner which will ascertain its delivery. You will reply to it by the bearer; explaining the cause...
Enclosed I have the honor to transmit to you, the copy of a Letter from the Surveyor General of the United States in Answer to my enquiries respecting the time when and the place where the troops required to assist in marking the Indian boundary line would be wanted. The opinion of the Surveyor General in relation to this business, confirms the expediency of directing the Commanding Officer in...
I have the honor, ’tho’ with much regret, to inform you, that the recruiting-Service is still greatly impeded by circumstances which I cannot controul—Captain Kissam is in such ill health as almost to be despaired of—His only Lieutenant is the Paymaster, & Cloathier, of the Regiment, who of course cannot leave town—Lieut. Ladley of the 2d Regiment, who has volunteered his Services, is at...
Letters similar to the enclosed have been transmitted to the Senators of each State from New Hampshire to Maryland, and to Generals Washington Pinckney and Davie for the States of Virginia, North and South Carolina and Georgia. Messrs Watson and Lawrence find it difficult, if not impracticable to co-operate in the object of this letter from the distance of their places of residence from each...
In the spring of the year 1777 I march’d from Boston as a Cadet in Capt Winthrop Sargent’s company of Artillery for head quarters in New Jersey—I served through the campaign in that capacity the company being to Genl. attached to General Scott’s Brigade—I did the duty of gunner in the battles of Brandywine & Germantown—soon after the latter I was promoted to a Lieutenancy in the artillery—as...
By your favour of the 9th you have given me a latitude to exercise my judgment, in entering on the recruiting service or not, previous to the arrival of the cloathing, as I shall judge expedient. I have this day issued my orders for the officers to enter on that service, & I hope it will not be long before the cloathing arrives; I think a district deposit & issue thereof the best mode & the...
Natchez [ Mississippi Territory ] May 24, 1799 . “Immediately after I received your Letter of the 12th: Feby: I dispatched an Express over land to Mobile, to gain intelligence of the Detachment, which had marched to take post on that River.… The Night before the last, I had the satisfaction to receive assurances from the Commanding officer, that He had reached the point of his destination …...