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I am honored with your two letters of the 18. Instant: and am happy, that your wishes on the subject of a convoy for the Vessels at the Havanna, had been anticipated. The enclosed copy of a letter from the Captain of a British sloop of war, to the British Consul at Charleston, affords no very honorable testimony of the courage of Capt Cochran, Commander of the Revenue Cutter. I am glad he was...
I did myself the honor to write to you at some length on the 3 of May. I hope the letter got safe to hand. The recruiting service is now in motion, in Maryland, Delaware Pensylvania New Jersey, New York Connecticut and Massachusettes—I might perhaps add Virginia, from the assurances which I have received as to the transmission of supplies—But I am not as yet informed of its actual commencement...
Sometime since I received the inclosed being directions concerning measures requisite to be pursued to obtain indemnification in cases of Captures by British Cruisers. I laid it by in haste & have since overlooked it. I do not recollect to have seen it in the news papers & yet it appeared to me necessary that it should be so. As it came to me from some one of our public characters in London, I...
William B. Davie Alfred Moore Danl. Smith Landon Carter Alexander Outlaw North Carolina { William Davie . Of Halifax North Carolina. Was a member of the Convention which framed the Constitution of the U.S. Is a good federalist, a good lawyer, a member of the legislature of N. Carolina and well acquainted with the people of Tenissee. Alfred Moore . Perhaps a man of more genius than Mr. Davie....
Though I did myself the honour of writing very lately to you, the pleasing event of which a letter this morning from Hamburgh gives a prospect, induces me rather to trespass upon your patience than to omit for a moment the intelligence that there is every reason to expect the liberation of M. Fayette. I will extract part of Mr Williams’s (the Consul’s) letter of 22d Augt —he says that “Mr...
For I suppose you must have an explanation to keep you current with the vieux stile , now-a-days.— I have received your pleasant account from Brussels of your travels thus far. Continue to write me as often as you can, and sur tout return as speedily as possible. I have read something in Adam Smith about the wonders performed by division of labour. I know very well the effects of its...
Major Campbell of the 8th. Regemt., has expressed to me his wish to get an appointment in the line of Inspectorship, and requests me to address you on the Subject; If any thing that I can say in favor of Major Campbell shall have wait with you I shall feel infinite pleasure in being Servicable to him: My acquaintance with Major Campbell from the revolutionary war, to the present time, leaves...
Many times I wrote to thee from the year 89 to the year 96 relative to the grievances in which I was involved by deception upon the Country and the influence of the Clergy, who profess Christianity but really live contrary to it and all the rights and liberties of mankind, and are Statemongers in disguise. Once I visited Philadelphia relative to the treaty lately formed and ratified with Great...
Agreeably to your orders of the 14th. Ult. communicated to me by Major Jackson, the Fort at this place, on the 4th. Instant, received the name of Sumner. The ceremony was passed in the presence of several hundred Spectators; and I flatter myself, that the tribute of respect, so deservedly due to the memory and virtues of our late Governor, was not omitted on the occasion. I have the honor to...
Mr Henry Seton—son of the late Wm Seton a very respectable man, wants to be made a Lieut in the Navy—a Story was some time ago in circulation, to the disadvantage of this young Gentleman, which I hope was unfounded—will you be so good as to let me know his Character if it be a good one—If otherwise, you need not trouble yourself to answer this letter. I have the Honor &c ( LC , RG 45, Naval...
The Bearer Mr. Polk is a Portrait Painter & a kinsman of Mr. Peale of Philada. He visits Monticello with a wish to be favored with a few hours of your sitting for his pencil. Having no acquaintance with you he asks the aid of a line towards obtaining one, and this will be presented to you for the purpose With perfect sincerity I am yours RC ( IGK ). Recorded in SJL as received 3 Nov. “by mr...
Yr. letter of the 15 of Decr. last was delayed in getting to hand by the circumstance of its having gone to N. York while I was at Phila. and of its having arrived at Phila. after I had set out on my return to N. York. The very painful event which it announces had, previously to the receipt of it, filled my heart with bitterness. Perhaps no man in this community has equal cause with myself to...
I return you the commissions inclosed in yours of the 22d signed and desire you to fill the blanks with the names you report in favor of. I return you the letters of recommendation you sent me & send you a letter from Mr McDowel I am &c MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
We never learnt with certainty, until we had the pleasure of seeing Mr White (since his return from Frederick) that you were at Winchester. We hope it is unnecessary to repeat in this place, how happy we should be to see you and Miss Morris under our roof, and for as long a stay as you shall find convenient, before you return to Philadelphia; for be assured we ever have, and still do retain,...
Having lived trough the American Revolution my political opinions were formed during that period of Tryal and danger and perhaps they are the more deeply rivited by the Circumstancies existing when they took their birth—However some how or other they have taken a disposition that all devouring time has not intirely Swallowed up—and while I See numbers that once were the advocates of republican...
Although the sentiments and conduct of the people of Connecticut, as expressed upon all occasions by themselves at home, and their representatives in both houses of Congress, have been so unanimous and uniform in support of the government as to render their interposition at this crisis unnecessary, yet this address from the citizens of Hartford is not the less agreeable to me, or deserving my...
Your letter of the 26th Ulto came safe in the usual course of the Mail, and about a week ago Mrs Forbes arrived; and from her appearance, and conduct hitherto, gives satisfaction to your Aunt. Having, as she says, obtained ten dollars of you, to defray her expences to this place; I herein return them, with thanks for the aid it afforded to get her here. and as you may have paid for the copies...
I received on saturday Evening the 3 d March Your kind Letter of 25 Feb’ ry. You estimate much too highly the little services I am able to render to my Friends, and you depreciate the value of your own, the benifit of which I have too often experienced to Sit lightly by them, for whilst you visit the widow the orphan, the sick, and console them by your presense, enliven them by your...
The Secretary of War has just informed me that Lieutet. Richard Taylor resides at Springfield Smithfield in Virginia. With great considn You will send your next letter to this Gentleman in such a manner that you can be certain of it’s delivery. If you should not then hear from him you will inform me of it— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Mr McHenry, the Secretary at War, will have the Honor to wait on you, in my behalf, to impart to you a Step I have ventured to take, and which I should have been happy to have communicated in person, if such a journey had been, at this time, in my power. As I said in a former letter, if it had been in my power to nominate you to be President of the United States, I should have done it, with...
While absent last Winter at the Legislature My elder Son Wm. Maurice Thompson (without my knowledge) made application for an Appointment in the Troops now raising in the United States He relied principally on Col. Fish to recommend him with whom he was well acquainted And who had reviewed him sundry Times while Adjutant General as Lieutenant of a Company of Artillery And afterwards as first...
The enclosed Address from the General Assembly of the territory was put into my hands on the 19th. instant, the day on which it was prorogued, by a Committee of both houses, with a request that I would transmit it to You. In that, Sir, they imposed a very agreeable duty upon me: for, the sentiments seemed to be such as were proper for them to express; and having expressed them publicly as a...
In answer to your favor of the 7th. I consent with pleasure to the appointment of Thomas Pinckney Jun. a lieutenant in the 1st regiment of Artillerists & Engineers. Gen. Pinckneys letter I return. MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
A letter to me, dated the 18th. instant, from the Accountant of the Department of War, of which I enclose a copy, will inform you of the situation, in which Captain Charles Hyde stands, with respect to unsettled accounts, for very large sums of money, intrusted to him, as regimental Paymaster, to the first regiment of Infantry, in the service of the United States. By “An Act for the better...
I had twice before attempted to open a correspondence by writing to you, but recieving no answer, I took for granted my letters did not reach you & consequently that no communication could be found. yesterday however your nephew put into my hands your favor of Jan. 23. and informs me that a letter sent by post by way of fort Wilkinson will be certain of getting safely to you. still I expect...
I nominate Robert Ritchie of Pennsylvania to be the Consul of the United States for Port au Prince, in the Island of St. Domingo. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
The enclosed were sent to me by the S of War. You will enquire into the case, and if the statement proves correct, have the person discharged— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have the pleasure to Address this to You by my Friend, and long Companion in the late War, General Armstrong . He is sent to the Senate in Congress, by what I call an Unanimous Vote of this Legislature; (100, against 2;) He will most readily acquaint you with the Struggles of the Whiggs here, to bring about the Total Defeat of their Opponents; I heartily rejoice at the Glorious Event; for I...
I have this morning received, with great Pleasure, the Letter you did me the Honor to write me, on the Seventeenth of this month. Although a Visit to the City of Washington would give me great Pleasure, and chiefly for the opportunity it would afford me of paying my Respects at Mount Vernon; Yet I cannot but consider the execution of the Plan, as very uncertain. I thank you, Sir, for your...
From the Notice by the Secratery at War I found It nesasery for me to Report myself to you, which notice I immediately complied with. and have Reced. a Letter Which from the direction appeared to have Come from your hand, but had no name Signed to it, which I Suspected had been a Neglect, however be that as it may, I can only Inform you as I have before that I am in perfect Readiness I would...