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Proposals, you are probably aware, have been issued at Baltimore for printing the Lives of the Signers of our Declaration of Independence. Matthewson, the publisher, has written me respecting the life of Hancock . May I be permitted to ask of you information on this Subject? Of whom can I Seek facts, if not of the Aneas of our Revolution who Saw the whole & was himself So much of it? Very...
I have to request you to send me the under written books, only 1. vol. a week of 8 vos or 2. vols a week where 12 mos beginning with the Sophocles which is most immediately wanted this caution is to prevent overburthening our village mails I have entirely lost sight & recollection of the state of our accounts. be so good as to send it to me and it shall be duly attended to. I salute you with...
I wrote you on the 10 th from Poplar Forest, and on my arrival here my first attentions are to the state of my notes in bank. I find that on the 28 th of July I forwarded the last to you, and now therefore inclose one for 1700.D. for the bank of Virginia and of 2250.D. for that of the US. if I mistake the sums there is still time to correct them. I inclose also the one for 3000.D. in the bank...
Since my return, I have enquired into the state of my canal, and my manager tells me he thinks it will be a month before it will be finished. altho I wished the water to be brought to the place before you should see it, yet if you put off coming as long as your own convenience will possibly admit, it will be so far advanced as that you will be able to judge what geer will best suit the place....
After so many kind services as I have recieved from you, & so many testimonies of kind dispositions, it would seem unreasonable to press further on them. and yet to whom but a friend can we apply in distress? I have a note of 3000.D. in the Farmer’s bank which was endorsed for me by Col o Nicholas. a different endorser is now called for, and I am told it must be a town endorser. mr Gibson...
Seeing no prospect of an opportunity by water soon, have asked the favor of Co l Randolph to allow his servant to take up a small Box for you, which has been detained here with the Cement for a considerable time waiting a conveyance. Understanding that you have been much afflicted with the Rheumatism lately, mentioned it to my friend Major Gibbon, who has also suffered greatly with it, & he...