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Please to seal the inclosed, after you have read it, & send it to your nephew With much esteem MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I have read all the papers inclosed in yours of the 14th & now return them as I received them. The conduct of Col. Hawkins appears in an agreeable point of light & you may express to him if you please, my satisfaction in the conduct & issue of the business. Inclosed is a duplicate from Mr. De Grasse. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I have signed the warrant for Mr. George Barrell to be a midshipman & inclosed it to his uncle Joseph Barrell Esqr. to be transmitted to him. This in answer to your favor of the 16th. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
My thoughts and feelings are exactly in union with yours, expressed in your favor of the 17th. I would propose that our envoys be landed at Lisbon & take an overland journey to Paris, through Madrid. This will give them an opportunity of gaining much information, useful to their Country. In this case, the frigate may take Mr. Smith & carry him to Constantinople, or the envoys may be landed at...
I inclose a letter addressed to you by Mr. Murray, which came to hand this morning under cover from Mr. King. The draught of instructions preparing agreeable to your directions for the Envoys to the French Republic, will be ready in two or three days to submit to the consideration of the Heads of Departments. Judge Ellsworth was here when I recd. your letter on this subject; and I wrote...
I have the honor to enclose a letter Just recd. from Capt Little, who writes like a man of Spirit & enterprize—and such I have no doubt, he will turn out to be. The object of Our arrangement with Toussant was to come in for a share with the British, of the Trade of St. Domingo—The British seem intirely excluded—& indeed our own Vessels from British Islands are denied admittance—Ships belonging...
I received your agreeable birth day tribute the day following the date of my last; since then the deadly pestilence has burst forth again with ten fold violence & every part of the City is more or less infected. The inhabitants are flying in every direction and not a room is left unoccupied at Germantown. I go there but seldom. The Banks and other public Offices are soon expected. New York, we...
New York, August 23, 1799. “… I am not anxious that any part of your force should be stationed at Easton if you think it of importance to keep the whole united. It would however be a strong motive to the stationing of a small party at Easton if the recruiting service could be benefited by the measure. It is not convenient at present to reinforce your detachment, but as I am not apprehensive of...
Being personally acquainted with the Gentlemen who have subscribed and addressed to you the Statements herewith enclosed, relating to the Case of William Richardson 2nd., I can assure You that full Confidence may be placed in them—They would not deceive You—Circumstanced as Richardson is, a Substitute having been provided who is now in actual Service, and he having received neither Bounty,...
I herewith transmit you the Copy of a letter from Col: Smith to me, & request you will take efficient measures for the prosecution of the said Brown’s therein mentioned— With great regard &c ( Df , in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).