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2011[Diary entry: 15 January 1798] (Washington Papers)
15. Southerly Wind—Soft morng. thin clouds. Mer. at 46 at Sunrise—50 at Noon & 50 at Night. Slow rain from 12 oclock with the wind Southerly. Mr. Burwell & Mr. Woodward went away & I went to Alexandria to a meeting of the Stockholders of that Bank to an Election of Directors. GW on this day, “By Cash (in a check on the Bank of Alexa.) paid George Alderson Sheriff of Kanhawa Cty., his draught...
Your letter of the 28th of Decr with a P.S. of the 7th instt was delivered to me the 12th by Mr Lear, with ninety one dollars enclosed therein on A/c of Rent due from Mrs Beall, together with a statement of the A/c against her by Mr Veatch. I ought also, though late, & indeed to my shame for the delay, to acknowledge that your obliging letter of the 26th of Decr 1796 came safe to my hands; but...
I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your much esteemed Letter of the 10th Inst. the Pleasure it afforded me to see yours hand writing is greater than I can describe. Since your departure I have been making distant enquiries about Herculas but did not till about four weeks ago hear anything of him and that was only that ⟨he⟩ was in town neither do I yet know where he is, and that will be...
I have received your Letter and congratulate you on your Success, in obtaining a Loan from the State of Maryland of one hundred thousand Dollars. I have considered the other Representations in your Letter, and upon the whole agree with you in opinion, that it will be most prudent for your Board to prepare a full and candid Statement of the whole in a Memorial to Congress to be Signed by you,...
I have this moment resd your favour of the 13th. and should be happy to give you any Information in my Power. In July 1761, I think it was, but have no Record or minute here, My Father died and my Mother was very ill, and I think, Seventeen Persons in the Neighbourhood in Braintree died of a Fever occasioned by an endemial Cold, so much like the Influenza that I Suppose it to have been the...
2016[Diary entry: 16 January 1798] (Washington Papers)
16. Clear morning & brisk Southerly Wind. Mer. at 43 in the morning—53 at its highest and 51 at Night. Day clear throughout & very pleasant.
Letter not found: from Clement Biddle, 16 Jan. 1798. On 29 Jan. GW wrote Biddle : “Your letter of the 16th has been received.”
I received Your Letters of December the 30 & Jan ry 1 st accept my thanks for them. the Letter inclosed for Mr Black, mr Brisler deliverd with his own Hand to him. he wept at receiving it. said he would write to his Brother. Mr Brisler says there are two persons in his store, a young Man & a Lad. he has a Housekeeper Since I wrote you last my Little Friend has been again to visit me. I sent a...
The situation of Affairs, between the United States, and the Cherokee Indians, having evinced the expediency of a Treaty with that Nation, for the promotion of Justice to them, as well as of the Interests and convenience of our Citizens, I have nominated, and by and with the Advice and consent of the Senate appointed Commissioners to hold conferences and conclude a Treaty, our Treaty, as early...
I have been a long time possessed of your letter of the 26 Decemr without replying, which has been Occasioned by my waiting to hear from my Son Thomas whether he had made any arrangement for paying the debt I owe you. It seems he wrote to me at New York on the 4th. inst but his Servant instead of putting the letter in the Post Office, put it with some others into his Trunk and took it to...
2021[Diary entry: 17 January 1798] (Washington Papers)
17. Clear & pleasant wind Southerly. Mer. 30 in the Morng.—56 at the height and 48 at Night. Abt. noon the Wind came out at No. Wt. but died away. Very clear & pleast.
I nominate William Miller of Pennsilvania to be Commissioner of the Revenue of the United States. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
The President of the United States requests the Pleasure of Mr. Thomas Company to Dine, on thursday next, at 4 o’Clock. An answer is requested. PWcHi .
I am not without apprehension that I may commit an impropriety by the present mode of address—if I do, I trust to your well known indulgence for forgiveness— It is my fixed intention, Sir, after obtaining an honorable discharge from my present confinement, to quit Commercial pursuits, and turn my attention to Agriculture—unless an opportunity should immediately present for serving my Country...
A representation has been made to me by the judge of the Pennsylvania district of the United States of certain inconveniences and disagreeable circumstances which have occurred in the execution of the law passed on the 28th day of May, 1796, entitled “An act for the relief of persons imprisoned for debt,” as well as of certain doubts which have been raised concerning its construction. This...
Philadelphia, January 18, 1798. “… The President having thought proper to dismiss Mr Tench Coxe from the office of Commissr of the Revenue a Successor is Wanted. The Gentlemen of the So Carolina delegation in both Houses are anxious to have Wm. Ward Burrows appointed & have Warmly recommended him to the President.… Mr Wolcott … Objects to him on the score Of a probable want of Industry.… For...
2027[Diary entry: 18 January 1798] (Washington Papers)
18. Lowering, with the wind pretty fresh from the Northward in the morning. Mer. then 38–32 at Night & 38 at its highest. Cold, raw & cloudy all day.
In Consequence of what you was pleased to Mention to me last Monday, I Applied to those Gentlemen that I then spoke of to you, to State their proposals in Writing, for Supplying your Family With Such Articles as you Should from time to time Want. They have Accordingly done so, & I have now the pleasure of forwarding them to you —Those Gentlemen being all Respectable, I have nothing to add, but...
I am still to acknowledge my dear and ever honoured mother as the most attentive and punctual of all my American correspondents, by announcing the receipt of her kind favours of December 2. and November 23, which I mention in the order, as I received them, and which by their contents I find should have been preceded by another of yet earlier date which has not come to hand.— I shall endeavour...
2030[Diary entry: 19 January 1798] (Washington Papers)
19. More lowering & likely to snow than yesterday. Wind still Northerly—And Mer. at 26 in the morning—the same at Night & only raised two degrees in the course of the day. Afternoon threatned Snow much.
Your letter of the 8th instant came to hand opportunely, as Mr Augustus Woodward (in whose favour the Sheriff of Kanhawa had drawn for the taxes of my lands in that County) was here on his return from Philadelphia, and received the full amount of his draught. I am perfectly at a loss to know what is meant by the Auditors A/c as coming from “The Sheriff of Greenbrier who says he has returned a...
Mr Burwell, who will present this letter to you, having become, or is likely to become, a Proprietor of Lands in the Genessee country, and purposing to make a tour into it; has asked me for a letter of introduction to you, who is so well acquainted therewith, and so able to give him the information he wishes to possess. Although to do this is a liberty I am scarcely warranted to take, yet as...
A stated meeting of the American Philosophical Society, is to be held, this evening, at the usual hour—six o’clock—in their hall; where Your presence is respectfully requested. It is matter of sincerest pleasure to every Well-wisher of Science, that One deep in its researches, & distinguished for its diffusion, is to honour its Chair again in this City; invited thereto by an unanimous...
Since the Rect. of your Letter , which was long in coming to hand, I have seen two most abusive Attacks upon you by Luther Martin. What he seems so positively to deny, viz. the Authenticity of Logan’s Speech & Story I have no doubt may upon proper Enquiry be verified. I have endeavoured, but in vain, to recollect the Source from whence we derived the Information, but I well remember that it...
I do not know whether there is any getting over the Rivers. the Eastern Mail due yesterday is not arrived. the Ice has been broken up for two or three days past mr B Beals who has been here more than a week, talkd of leaving the city yesterday. I have given him a little matter addrest to Cousin Betsy. it is a small Box of the size of a little plate. in it you will find a shawl handkerchief...
I wonder Sister Peabody Should trouble you about our Nephews concerns. the first Letter She wrote you She sent open for me to read. I had written her before desiring that mr Atwood would get all the Bills, his own, the Doctors & nursies with the funiral charges, & send them to mr Cranch with an account of what money Charles had by him. we Should then be able to write to his brother william...
2037[Diary entry: 20 January 1798] (Washington Papers)
20. Still likely for Snow—A small sprinkle, but not enough to cover the ground in the Morning. About 10 Oclock it cleared & became remarkably pleasant wind Southerly. Mer. at 26 in the Morning—40 at highest & 32 at Night. Mr. G. W. Craik came here to dinner.
Letter not found: from John Fitzgerald, 20 Jan. 1798. On Monday, 22 Jan., GW wrote Fitzgerald and referred to “your letter of Saturday.”
I had the honor to receive your letter of the 12th covering one for Mr Williams, late American Consul at Hamburg. He is appointed to succeed Mr Johnson in the Consulate in London, and in connection therewith, on the pressing application of Mr King, and indirectly of Mr Gore, to whom Mr Williams is personally and intimately known, to the agency of Mr Bayard, who has resigned. I shall therefore...
After writing you on the 8th instant I concluded to remain till we should know the sentiments of the Presidt on the subject mentioned in that letter—had he written in course of Post, we should have had his answer on Wednesday Week, but we have not yet heard from him—The Mail which ought to have come in yesterday did not arrive till this Evening I think it in vain to wait longer, and shall set...