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To his Excellency Elias Boudinot, Esq. President of Congress. Passy, 10th Sept. 1783. Sir—On the third instant, definitive treaties of peace were concluded between all the late belligerent powers except the Dutch, who, the day before settled and signed preliminary articles of peace with Great Britain. We most sincerely and cordially congratulate congress and our country in general, on this...
After the signature of the definitive treaty on Wednesday, the third day of September, 1783, we all went according to invitation, and Mr. Hartley with us, to Versailles, and joined all ambassadors who had signed the other treaties, and dined amidst mutual congratulations, with the Comte de Vergennes. There appeared to us, however, a littleness, too much resembling low cunning, to become a...
I Suppose you will think that Grandmama might have written you a few lines. well you shall not be dissapointed altho I have much writing to do, as vessels are getting ready to go to Russia—Captain Bainbridge arrived from there, this week, and brought Letters. he saw your Father and Mother in october, and he Says in a Letter to your Grandfather incloseing those from your father “Sir your Little...
Mr Digges’s Compliments & best regards to Mr Madison. He has been a miserable victim to confinement for the last fortnight or He would have waited on Mrs. & Mr Madison: But rubs , at the age too of 68, are the intermediate tributes that we are forced to pay, in some shape or other, to our wretched nature, ’till we pay the last great one of all. I cannot complete a white thorn Hedge at my lower...
Some days since I addressed a letter to you as the Chief Executive magistrate of the nation, tendering my services to my country, in any capacity, in which its administration might think, I could be usefully employed. Should the proposition of Mr Gallatin’s for taxing the States, and dividing them into districts to each of which, a Collector of Revenue should be appointed, meet the approbation...
I take the liberty of forwarding to you the inclosed letter which proposes to place three young gentlemen on the list of candidates for military appointments in the new army to be raised. of them personally I know nothing. with their family I am well acquainted. it is among the very respectable ones of our state in point of character, standing & property. the writer of the inclosed letter is...
I am sorry to be troublesome to you on the subject of my manuscript; but if I do not get it printed before Congress rises I shall fail in the most material part of my object; and proposing to get this done in New York , the distance of the place of impression will add considerably to the delay. I will therefore pray you to send it by return of post, as no conveyance is, I think, safer than the...
The inclosed letter being directed to you in conjunction with mr Randolph & myself, I now forward it. your personal knolege of the young gentlemen will perhaps enable you to serve them, and especially your presence at the seat of appointment. I have no personal acquaintance with them, but have written to the Secretary at War inclosing a letter from D r Turpin