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In the Fall of the Year 1773, The General Court appointed Mr. Bowdoin and me to draw a State of the Claim of this Province to the Lands to the Westward of New York. Mr. Bowdoin left it wholly to me: and I spent all my Leisure time in the Fall, Winter and Spring in Collecting all the Evidence and Documents: I went to Mr. John Moffat, who had made a large Collection of Records, Pamphlets and...
I have received yours of the 12th Instant, in which you express a Desire to be removed to the Adjutancy of the Northern Neck. I think the Thing so reasonable that I wish you may succeed: however, I presume You are not unaquainted, that two Gentlemen have apply’d for it, & both strongly recommended; yet, Reason I hope will always prevail at the Board over Interest & Favour, upon which Principle...
2603[Diary entry: 25 January 1770] (Washington Papers)
25. Cold and disagreeable with a fine kind of Sleety Snow. Wind Northward⟨ly⟩ & very cloudy.
2604[Diary entry: 28 September 1772] (Washington Papers)
28. At home all the forenoon. In the Afternoon Rid to the Ferry Plantn. the Mill and Dogue Run.
2605[Diary entry: 22 April 1770] (Washington Papers)
22. Very warm and still with some appearances of Rain.
2606[Diary entry: 1 January 1760] (Washington Papers)
1st. Fine warm Sun Shine—wind Southerly.
The method I shall use to inform your Honour of the proceedings of the Militia, is to enclose a Transcript of my Journal that relates to that Affair; and to send a copy of a Council of War held here by the Field Officers of these Counties you were pleased to order to our assistance —These, I hope, will be sufficient to discover the springs that actuated my Conduct. The spirit of Desertion was...
Septr. 1st. Wind at No. Et. & Weather Cloudy but no Rain fell. 2. Clear, & Wind fresh from the No. West. Warm notwithstanding. 3. Clear & Warm, wind in the same place as yesterday. 4. Very Sultry Morning with great appearances of Rain which fell in the Afternoon for abt. an . 5. The Air somewhat Coold, the Wind getting Northwardly. 6. Cool & pleasant—Wind still Northwardly. 7. Warmer a good...
2609[Diary entry: 18 April 1773] (Washington Papers)
18. Reachd home to Dinner after passing through Piscataway Town.
I reced your Favours by the Express and am extremely sorry to find you are made so uneasy in your Duty; while you are venturing your Life and fortune for the good of your Country, to be aspersed and censured by a vile and Ignorant Scribler, I must confess is sufficient to raise the indignation of every Gent. of Spirit, and no Man can blame you for Shewing a proper Resentment at it, but my Dear...