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The receipt of your favour of 2. December was acknowledged in my last, dated the 9th. of January—Three days afterwards, I received your Letter of 9. and 18. November which had been brought by Mr Tarbel—But it was forwarded, I believe from Manchester, Mr and Mrs Tarbel not having yet arrived in London. We have received no Letters of a later date from Quincy. Our Sons, after a Vacation of seven...
I fear that I cannot add to the stock of information of which you must be already possessed respecting Genl. La Fayette’s lands. When in Paris, I was informed by him that he has sold all his lands to Sir John Coghill, except one location near or adjoining the City of N. Orleans containing I think less than 500 acres, of which he retained perhaps a moiety. He was desirous then to know whether...
J’ai recu la Lettre que vous m’avés fait L’honneur de m’ecrire , et vous prie d’agreer mes remerciments des efforts que vous avés eu la bonté de faire pour m’obliger, J’en Suis aussi reconnaissant que sils m’eussent procuré le bien que j’avois lieu d’en esperer. D’aprés ce que Mr Mazzei vous marque de la grande Surprise que lui causa notre arrivée en amerique , je dois conclure que sa memoire...
The letter which you did me the honor to write to me on the 22 d ult o was duly laid before the Philosophical Society & the Historical Committee at their Successive meetings. The Committee met last night, & I have it in charge to return you thanks in their name for the very acceptable present of M r Hawkins ’s Sketch of the Creek Country, & the generous offer which you have made of Such other...
In compliance with the resolution of the Senate of the 5th. Instant, I have the honor to lay before you copies of the letters addressed by the Secretary of War to the Board of General Officers and of the Report of the Board of General Officers to the Department of War, concerning the reduction of the late army to the Peace establishment; together with copies of the report of the Secretary of...
I am really ashamed, Sir, to repeat at such short intervals the liberties I take with your cover. but I recieved last night a letter from mr Ticknor from Gottingen , two days after mr Terril had left us, and my anxiety that an answer should overtake him induces me to attempt it. mr Ticknor writes me he will be in Paris in the spring as early as the roads will permit, by which time I am in...
I had written you on the 14 th of Jan. by duplicates through your father and the Secretary of state , when a mr Terril , a young friend and relation of mine visited us, on his way, viâ Paris to Geneva for his education. this direct conveyance tempted me to write you a short letter by him on the 31 st . he left us two days ago, & yesterday I recieved your favor of Nov. 25.
Give us leave to inform you that the War office is finished according to Contract, and ready for Occupation, excepting a few inconsiderable particulars which are delayed by the want of some arrangement among the Heads of Departments as to their respective locations. They have before been apprized of this State of the Building, but probably pressing engagements have prevented them from...
I Humbly Intreat your pardon, for taking the liberty of Writing these few lines to you, hnrd Sir As they Concern my welfare in a personal sense I trust they Will meet your Sanction The Cause of my taking the liberty Sir is my Being a Native of Ireland and Served the U.S. During the War both by Sea and land and had an Honourable Discharge from the army at the Close of the Late Contest with my...
Mr. Justice Story will do himself the honor of accepting the invitation of the Honorable the President of the United States for Tuesday next. NN .
I have heard with much concern that you were very Ill, so much so, that your life was despaird of, and your being so far from your dear connections fills my mind with Sorrow least you may not be properly attended, often have I wish’d that it was in my power to administer to your comfort— but alas it is my fate to be of little servise to my friends, severely hath my immagination figur’d that...