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AL (incomplete): American Philosophical Society Having wrote you so many Letters without being Favoured with an Answer, I should not now have presumed to trouble you, was their not some Dispute or Reather Misunderstanding between Mr. Parker and me about the settlement of my Post office Accounts. In the years 1755 and 1756 agreable to your directions their was a Cross Post from New London to...
I Reced your Very kind Letter by my Brother and assure you both my Little Partner and self Return you our sincere thanks for your kind wishes, how Earnestly Dear sir do I wish your Busseniss would now Call you to the northward that I might have an oppertunity of behaving to you in a more suitable manner then I could when you was last here[.] believe me when I say my Sincere hearty good wishes...
though it is a long time since I have had the pleasure of writing to you, it is not so, with Respect of my inquires of your health and Happiness and the accounts my Lord Sterling gave me last summer were very agreable his Lordship informed me he spent Some time with you in Virginia Very Happily. I am informed my Lord Dunmore is now Granting lands to the Officers who served in the Virga...
I was on a Vissit over to Long Island a few days agoe and unexpectedly Came here. shall Return in the morning for New London. am Very sorry to give an Accot of the Repulse our Forces met with before Tiondoroga[.] we Landed on the 7th near that Fortress with the Loss of abt 30 men. but what was Very Fatall, the Gallant Lord How there Lost his Life, we drove the Enemy from all their out Posts...
I arrived here a few days agoe from New London and still find Cause of Complaint against you having had not a single Line from you for a Very long time. I make many Allowances for the Hurry you must be in and the Place where you are. I have the Pleasure to inform you that Govr Delancey last night Recd An Express from Albany giving him an Accot of Colo. Broadstreets taking Fort Frontinack with...
I wrote you by the last Post to which must now Cheifly Refer you, this being just to beg your Pardon for the freedom I have taken to direct a small Box to you for my Brother. this Box will be forwarded to you by Mr William Coxe of Phila. who will at the desire of Mr Robinson send you a Line acquainting you by what Oppertunity & which way it is sent, if we have any thing new I Shall take Care...
My not answering my Friend’s letters Punctually is not owing to want of Respect or Regard but am Often Prevented by Business, and the Cares of Life, or some other Accidents for which I never fail to Condemn myself and sue for Pardon as I now do to you for not Answering your kind favor from Phila. you Please me my dear Friend in what you say with Regard to the Campain and your being employ’d ....
it is Very hard for me to tell you the Great unneasiness I have Labour’d under since Last Post. on Accot of the affair near Fort Duquesne. where it is said our Troops Commanded by Majr Grant where Repulsed with the Loss of many Virginians amongst whome I am informed my Poor Brother makes one—I Pray you my Dear Friend to let me know how that matter was and what Fate my Dear Brother met if the...
You shall hear from me at Large Next Post this being Just going of[f.] I can only inclose you the Papers & Pray to tell my Brother I will Write him under Cover to you next week, I arrived here a few days agoe Mrs Robinson & her Dear Little Family are Well miss Polly has had a pain in her Face but is on the mendg hand. I Pray Heaven to Protect you and Assure you that I am my Dear Sir your obedt...
This just serves to inform you that since my last this Country has been in a Continued Allarm and hurry[.] you will see by the inclosed that the French have made themselves masters of Fort Wm Henry[.] the Accot I send you has the greatest appearance of truth, but there is as yet no Certainty what Terms the Fort was surrender’d upon or who of that Garrison are safe[.] I will write you again...