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I thank you for a copy of Judge Minots oration, which is worthy of the great Master of composition, who conceived and pronounced it I am your obliged humble servant. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I received with great pleasure your favour of the 14th and the sermon which accompanied it. The sermon is as instructive as it is ingenious and elegant. The portrait of our departed friend is drawn with the lines of truth and the colors of sobriety—with discriminations more judicious, than I have seen in almost any other sketch. Accept of the thanks / of your very humble and obliged servant....
Mrs. Washington has put into my hands your letter of the 12th instant, and requests me to acknowledge the receipt of it. While she expresses the most grateful sensibility for your kind and affectionate condolence, she is sensible that your loss, as well as hers, is irreparable. In resigning herself to the dispensation of Divine Providence, she looks up for consolation to that Being alone in...
Your favours of the 7th & 8th instant enclosing me Lieut Gover’s letter, I received by the last post. I have acted in the same manner as you have in refusing to make terms with Deserters previous to their delivering themselves up. There are three skulking on the Alleghaney Mountain who sent in to me three weeks ago, but I refused to make any stipulations with them while they remained out. I...
You are senseable there is a balle. of 12, to 15,000 due the several Mechanicks who were employed in making the necessary difence of the City of New York in pursuance of the Resolutions of the Committees appointed for that purpose by the Corporation, the Military &ce. which ballances have been due long time since & the Persons in a distressed Situation for want of the Money, & as the failure...
Je n’oserai prendre la liberté de vous importuner par la presente, si je ne croyois etre de mon devoir de vous faire part, General, de l’execution de vos ordres, par mon arrivé ici, le septieme jour de mon depart de Philadelphia. J’eus l’honneur le même jour de rendre mes devoirs, au Major General Pinckney, pour lui communiquer mes ordres, et ai eu celui de lui remettre la lettre et livres...
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My nephew Mr. William Hawkins will have the pleasure to deliver this to you. He has been an assistant in the Indian department for some time past, possesses accurate information of our affairs in this quarter and will communicate freely to you all that he knows. Invited him to spend some months with me in this climate for the restoration of his health; and fortunately for him with success. He...
Your favor of Dec. 6. I recieved here on the 30th. of the same month, and have to thank you for the papers it contained. they serve to prove that if Cressap was not of the party of Logan’s murderers, yet no injury was done his character by believing it. I shall while here this winter publish such material testimony on the subject as I have recieved; which by the kindness of my friends will be...