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Your Letter of the 17th of June is now Before Me & I Must Confess Am Much Surprised To think your Excellency woud think Me worth Notis after All the Misfortuens I have went through. To Right Me Such A Letter of Comfurt As to Once More think of Imploying Me Again in your Generous & worthe Imploy—Now Sir if you Can Place Any Confedence in Me As usel, I hope it will be in My power to Give you...
The original letter from my departed Friend, Patrick Henry esqr., of which the enclosed is the only copy ever suffered to be taken, was intended merely to counteract some malicious reports circulating in this District, that Mr Henry was unfriendly to the election of Mr Marshall as a Representative to the next Congress—But as it contain⟨s⟩ Sentiments which contradict the base Insinuations that...
I have recd your packet of the 6th and letter of the 7th of June inst. This is intended chiefly to acknowledge the circumstance. Mr Frances being Purveyor I have employed him to procure the articles mentioned in your letter. I have also seen Mr McAlpin, who informed me, that, tho’ some Spring Ships had arrived, he has not been able to obtain the gold thread; and that he had apprehensions he...
It is with reluctance, that I trouble you, with a further detail of the outrages and unmilitary proceedings of the soldiery stationed in Litchfield. The malevo[l]ence of a party in that Town, who constantly circulate prejudices against your excellent fellow citizen Mr Jefferson and other invaluable statesmen, has given latitude to rancors and prejudices subversive of government, law, order,...
The print I promist to Send Mrs Washington was ready Last March I have Been So unlucky as to Miss Every oppertunity Since; till the present one; it is Shipt on board the Schooner Tryal Capt. Hand Master, Not being acquainted with any one in Alexandra I Directed the Cas to the Care of the Customhouse. This Last winter I Discovered the Method of Engraving with Acquafortis, in order to proove my...
I wrote to you a few days since chiefly to inform you of the progress of the measures respecting the recruiting service & that the symptoms with regard to it were sufficiently promising. The accounts continue favourable. I have just received a letter from General Wilkinson dated the 13 of April, in which he assures me that he will set out in the ensuing month for the seat of Government. The...
Private Dear Sir New York June 15. 1799 I wrote to you a few days since chiefly to inform you of the progress of the measures respecting the recruiting service & that the symptoms with regard to it were sufficiently promising. The accounts continue favourable. I have just received a letter from General Wilkinson dated the 13 of April, in which he assures me that he will set out in the ensuing...
T’was my intention to have written you from Annapolis—on my return from Phi[ladelphi]a but my time would not allow me that pleasure—I therefore take this opportunity of returning you my warmest thanks for your letter to the Secretary of War—Which I delivered him —He seemed much averse to my declining at this time the acceptance of the Majority in the Regiment of Light Dragoons—saying he did...
I now enclose you Mr H. Veatches a/c for rents recd of Mrs P. Beall to the 7th May last Since which he has lodged in my Hands two Hogsheads PB 1080 1005–102–903 [;] 1082 1003–97–906—1809 lbs. & there remains 99 lbs. & Some Cost to Close that a/c—which was very doubtfull & I find with McDades has gave him more Trouble to Accomplish & Secure then the frugal Salary of 20/ pr Tenant I fixed on...
Your letter of the 6th inst. which came by the last mail was communicated to Colo. Carrington & woud have been shown also to Colo. Heth had he been within our immediate reach. Colo. Cropper is a man of fair character correct politics & unquestionable courage. No doubt can be entertaind of his fitness for the command of a regiment nor shoud I have hesitated to transmit him immediately your...