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Since I had the pleasure of writing you yesterday, I have learnt that a Swedish vessel will sail from here on Sunday or Monday next direct for Gottenburg, and that Capt Wm Story, a Brother of Judge Story, is to take passage in her—Perhaps a better opportunity to write your Son our Minister in Russia will not occur this summer— Capt Story is an intimate acquaintance of mine, and I am persuaded...
As every advance in the arts which may You take a lively interest in every discovery which may be of use to america will give you pleasure, I I will communicate to you a discovery which one I have made, and on which I have just finished
I am myself, my dear Madam, in great trouble—since my date of yesterday, my amiable son the Collector, unaccompanied by any man, was followed on the street by a ruffian neighbour, who after several scurrilous epithets of abuse, lifted his vulgar fist & gave him such a blow in his right eye that it appears doubtful whether he will again have the use of it.—This man, one Joseph Bartlett has been...
I am very sensible of the honor done me by the Antiquarian Society of Charleston , in the Rule for the organisation of their society which you have been so good as to communicate , and I pray you to do me the favor of presenting to them my thanks. age and my inland and retired situation make it scarcely probable that I shall be able to render them any services. but should any occasion occur...
I received a few days before my confinement the enclosed letter from Mr. Richard Dabbs of charlotte covering one for yourself. You will find in his letter to me a request that I would state to you who he is. He is a Baptist preacher in the county of charlotte. A man of excellent private character of good understanding & a very eloquent & influential man in his society. A firm supporter of the...
I have this day received from the Post Office, three copies of the sketches which with twelve received before amount to fifteen copies. I did not intend to exceed twenty copies, and when you arrive at that number I pray you to stop, I expected but one by a mail but you have sent two and oftener three. I have transmitted through my son Thomas Boylston Adams to his Friend Jonathan Jones Esqr a...
Your kind letter of the 13th has gratified me very much. When I spoke of New York having joined in with Pennsylvania and Virginia, I alluded to the issue of the late election for governor there. From a variety of local causes existing in that state, this last election seems to have been the only one they have had since the war began which fairly brought to a test the relative numbers of the...
Yesterday was celebrated herew here with great enthusiasm and Joy, as the anniversary of the 28 th June 1776 , when the British Fleat under Sir Peter Parker , were was beat of f by Fort Moultrie .—
After a long interval I have great pleasure in writing to you on the present occasion. The Bearer, Correa da Serra , has a wish to See you, & all your friends here are desirous that he Should do So. He leaves this to morrow, for that purpose, & I am now to State to you my Reasons for wishing him to make the visit. He is a Gentleman of excellent understanding, greatly improved by education—He...