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The Attorney General has left with me and I now Send to you a Project of an explanatory Article or Treaty and a Project of a Letter to Mr King, defining an Ultimatum. There is no Business before the Government at this time of more importance than this and I pray you to turn, your Attention to it, and prepare a Draught of a Letter to Mr King, to be considered if possible on Monday Evening at...
That your Petitioner enlisted in the Twelfth Regiment of the United States after which he imprudently deserted the Service. That your Petitioner was apprehended, ironed, and imprisoned in the Garret of a House, that from the dread of the punishment attending desersion your Petitioner was induced in h is then situation at the risque of his life to leap out of the Window, which has so injured...
It is found that the shoes which have been supplied by Mr. Stephens are much too small for our northern troops. Not more than one half that have been sent on for the sixteenth Regiment can ever be worn by them—Our men are large and having been accustomed to hard labour their feet are proportionably so— The socks that have been furnished are very thick being made of coating or thick baize, and...
Since I had the pleasure of seeing of you, I have in examining of the Hutts on the Island, have come a Cross a Man belonging to Captain Flemings Company, going at large and without doing any duty for a considerable time. This man on examination informs me, that he was brought hear by his Capt. in Order to have him Transfered to some other Company; There being some discontent between him and...
In the case of Peter Mildeberger, I can only report, that to my knowlege the facts stated in his Petition are true—I believe he has never been out of his bed, since he went first into it— That he has labored under a constant internal Hemorrage I conclude to be true, from the information of his nurse and the information, and certificate, of the attending Physician— As to the future result, I...
6[Diary entry: 7 December 1799] (Washington Papers)
7. Rainy morning, with the Wind at No. Et. & Mer. at 37. Afternoon clear & pleasant wind westerly. Mer. 41 at Night. Dined at Lord Fairfax’s.
Inclosed I take the Liberty to leave you a Letter of recommendation with which I was favord by Mr St John de Crœvecœur of Normandy, who I saw well in May last, and who desired to be respectfully rememberd to you, your Lady & Family. I also beg leave to present to you a copy of a Work on the Commerce of the United States, which I wrote and published at paris during the residence there of the...
Your letter of the 10th of Septr came duly to hand, but as there was nothing contained in it that required to be acted upon immediately, I postponed acknowledging the receipt of it at an earlier period. The death of Mr Airess, of which I have been informed—and the direct conveyance, afforded by your brother Howells return, have induced me, to write you at this time. What prospect the death of...
Your favour of the 5th instant was received last night. Not sending up to the Post Office every day, is the cause of its not getting to hand in time for my answer by the Mail of this day. Enclosed is a list of such fruit Trees as my Gardener has chosen. Be so good as to have them sent to the care of Colo. Gilpin in Alexandria, who will receive—take care of—and give me notice of their arrival:...
Letter not found: from William Thornton, 7 Dec. 1799. GW thanked Thornton on 8 Dec. for “the communications contained in your letter of yesterday.”