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I have, long before the receipt of your favour of the 31 of October, supposed that either you were gazing at the Comet or curing the Influenza: and in either case, that you was much better employed than in answering my idle Letters. Pray! have our Astronomers at Phyladelphia, observed that Stranger in the Heavens? Have they noted its Bearings and Distances, its Course and progress! whence it...
Mr. Holmes, presenting his respects to President Adams, takes the liberty to ask of him an account of General Oglethorpe , and particularly of what passed between the general and him in the interviews when the President was in London after the Peace of 1783. Mr. Holmes has noticed in Boswell’s Life of Johnson mention made of a MS. Memoir of Oglethorpe, and does not despair of obtaining it. He...
Your very kind letter has eased my heart of a load of anxiety, on account of our dear George, whose health appear’d to me to be in a very indifferent state. and I could not have quitted him with any satisfaction, had I not placed him under your protection. recieve my dear Madam our united thanks for your extreme kindness in taking him to Atkinson which journey I sincerely hope proved...
In answer to your letter of the 10th: inst: making certain enquiries relative to the Ex-Bashaw of Tripoli, I have the honor to observe, that the execution of the Act of Congress appropriating $2400 to his immediate relief, having taken place thro’ the Navy Department, the information requested on that point does not belong to this. On the other points I have to state that the Wife & Children...
In answer to the request contained in your letter of the 5 inst, I have the honor to inform you, that on a review of the interdictions by foreign powers of our maritime rights, authenticated to this Department, I do not find any within the presumed contemplation of the Committee of Commerce and Manufactures, other than those communicated by the President to the 2d. Session of the 9th....
11th: Novr. 1807 This day has arrived Admiral Sinamens Squadron in 42 days from Corfu consisting of 9 sail of the line & two frigates. They were bound to Russia but they put in here in consequence of Winds & tempestuous weather. Two of the Men of War are in distress. The r eport of the Spaniard having declared w ar seems to be losing ground & that of the confinement of the Prince more ge...
We have the pleasure to inform you that we concluded a treaty of amity navigation and commerce with the British government on the 31st. ult, and that Mr Purviance sailed with the treaty for the United States on the 11 instant. The interval has been laboriously employed in performing certain duties incident to that event, & especially in preparing our dispatch to our government. We seize the...
I have received your letter of the 6th instant, with $40 62/100 being in full for my advances and leaving a balance for Mr. Cheetham of $30—which I have this day paid to him and now enclose his receipt— I am with great regard, Sir, your obedient servant, MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I have duly received your favor of the 7th. inclosing 400$—which sum is at your credit with G & J I am Dear Sir Yr. Very humble Servt. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
The Subscribers having understood that Mr Joseph Delaplaine a Native of the City of Philadelphia, now resident at Cincinnati in the State of OHio, has solicited the Office of Register of the Land Office in that place. and We knowing him to be a Man of Talents and unexceptionable Character, Do Cheerfully recommend him as in our Opinion well qualified & deserving the Trust Solicited— DNA : RG...