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In answer to your letter of yesterday by Lt Potter, I can only say that you shall be at liberty to take which you please of the two Lieutenants. If Mr. Clough should not join you in four days from yesterday, according to his promise, you may take Mr. Potter in his place if you chose to do so. But I will not break in upon your arrangement. I return you Mr. Stoddert’s letter as you desire With...
On the last of August at night I received a packet containing a letter from our envoys of May 17th. A memorial of our Envoys to the French ministers of May 8, in answer to one of those ministers to ours of the 16 floreal 8th year. These I return inclosed There was no letter from you nor any other paper in the packett. You will know whether I received all the papers you sent. If not the packet...
I Shall make no apologÿ for mÿ Sudden rescript to your favor of Aug. 15th. The high glee, in which I am, and my usual contentment requires only little fuel to rise to an uncommon pitch of joÿ, compells me to working—tho a beautiful fair daÿ—and work enough in the garden to perform—but Adams! The garden shall remain, when either of us—when both shall be no more. Why then should I bereave meself...
Before we left Berlin to come upon this tour, we were advised not to pass through Breslau at all. It was said to be a large old city, resembling all other great cities, & containing nothing that deserved the attention of travellers. We had therefore not put it down upon the original list of our route. But when we found ourselves in the course of our excursion within a few miles of it, we...
Mr Isaac McComb & Co for Genll. Hambleton By Van Geld S. Septb 2 1800 To 3 Cask Lime @ 14 ⅌ Cask To Carting  2 £ 2.4. 0 DS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. McComb was a stucco plasterer in New York City. For background to this document, see the introductory note to Philip Schuyler to H, July 17, 1800 . Abraham Van Gelder was a lime dealer and lime inspector in New York City.
I have to acknolege the reciept of your favor of June 4. and in the first place to return my thanks to the Agricultural society for the honour they have been pleased to confer on me in naming me one of their members. in affection indeed to the science I am a sincere brother; but it has been but a short portion of my life which has been free enough from other business to permit an indulgence of...
I have sometimes asked myself whether my country is the better for my having lived at all? I do not know that it is. I have been the instrument of doing the following things; but they would have been done by others; some of them perhaps a little later. The Rivanna river had never been used for navigation. scarcely an empty canoe had ever passed down it. soon after I came of age, I examined...