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I enclose you a series of the Meteorological observations, which, should they be deemed worthy of record, may I hope be ascribed to the Author, the Honble Willm: Dunbar of the Forest near Natchez.— Some petrifactions, an Indian Knife, & a Sketch of the settled parts of the Mississippi Territory, are also offered for your amusement, but I must request that no copy of the Sketch may be allowed...
The order under cover will best explain to you, the Embarrassment I suffer for want of the Information & advice, I have long since sollicited from you. Without daring to condemn, I will lament your neglect of me, because it retards my puny arrangements, & prevents the completion of any system whatever: conscious of the variety, the extent, & the purpose of your Engagements at all times, to...
I will rely on your goodness to excuse this intrusion produced by my desire to prevent interpretations, which I should be sorry to merit— Your Letter of the 16th. Jany:, after some considerable lapse of time, reached my Hands at Natchez, & was answered by a Mr. Nolan, anterior to my departure from thence in May— I had then cause for belief that Mr. N. would have presented Himself to you, long...
I have your favor by Van Ranselear & shall support his Views with my utmost Ingenuity, tho tis a difficult case & our Secty is I fear rather timid. He may however be held on the Rolls on the ground of expediency, until the Legislature meets, & then the glaring propriety, not to say necessity, of the establishment, will certainly give us a remedy even among Demons or Idiots. I am sorry to press...
I discredited a rumour at the Havanna, that our auxiliary force was disbanded, because I could find no reason to justify the measure, & it was not until my Arrival at Norfolk the 13th. Inst: that this unlooked for Event was confirmed. The expression of my regret & disgust on this occasion, might under the consequences which have ensued, produce doubts of my sincerity. I therefore will wave the...
General Wilkinson will be much obliged to General Hamilton, for information of the following Heads, & will be happy to receive it, as soon as may be Convenient Vizt. The Disposition & Strength of the 1st. and 2d. Regimts., with the present Station of the Officers of those Corps. The Strength, position & orders of the several recruiting parties, whether Stationary or in March. The Destination...
[ U.S. Frigate General Greene, June 29, 1800 . In a letter to Wilkinson dated July, 1800, Hamilton wrote: “I have this morning the pl⟨easure⟩ of your public and private letter of the 29 of June.” Public letter not found. ]
My anxiety to reach the Station you have assigned me, after delays long, painful, & unexpected, but on my part unavoidable, has determined me to forego the pride, pleasure, & Interests of a personal Interview with you, and to proceed by the Cheasapeake & the shortest route to pitts Burgh; I will acknowledge that considerations of Œconomy, furnish subordinate motives for this Step. I have my...
I have been obliged by a letter from you, with reference to two Italian Busts, which you Expect to receive by way of New Orleans, and being on the Eve of my departure hence for that City, in my route to the Atlantic States, (probably to land at the City of Washington) I embrace the present occasion to make this acknowledgement, and to offer you my assurances of attention, to the Commission...
I transmit you under cover a duplicate of my last communication, and have the singular pleasure to inform you that the Snow Acteon, with the ordnance & public Stores, shiped for this post at New-York arrived here on the 21st. instant, in thirty days from New Orleans; by this operation much time and much expence has been saved, and the delusions which have prevailed with regard to the...