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I have been duly honored with your Excellency’s favors of the fifth tenth and eleventh of July— I have taken the Liberty to make some Extracts from the two latter which are transmitted in a Letter to the Governor of Massachusetts Copy whereof is enclosed— Permit me Sir to give my feeble Approbation and Applause to those Sentiments of Wisdom and Integrity which are as happily expressed as they...
I do myself the Honor to enclose the Copy of a Letter which I have just written to Mess rs. Wilhelm and Jan Willink, Nicolaas and Jacob Van Staphorst, De la Lande and Finje. This Letter will fully explain to your Excellency the Means I have adopted to bring our Funds into the most speedy Operation. Should the Plan meet your Approbation (which I hope may be the Case) I shall then rely on the...
I am honored with your Excellency’s favor, of the twenty eighth of July, from Amsterdam; for which I pray you to accept my Acknowlegements. I am perfectly in Sentiment with you, that it is best to avoid Governmental Interference in the Affair of our Loan. If there were no other Reason, I should not like the Demand of grateful Acknowlegement which would be erected on that Foundation. We hear...
I have not any Letters from your Excellency which are unanswered except those of the twenty first of May and fourteenth of September in the last Year both of which arrived very long after their Dates. I have learnt from the Gentlemen to whom the Management of the Loan in Holland was committed the various good and ill Success which they have met with. And now that I am about to leave this...
R EFERRING you to the annexed circular Letter from the surviving Partners of the late House of Willing, Morris & Co. and Samuel Inglis & Co. we only add the present Lines, for the purpose of tendering the future Service of this new Establishment under the respective Signatures of the Partners. We have the Honor to be, / Sir, / Your most obedient / and most humble Servants, The Signature of...
ALS : American Philosophical Society You have above an extract of a letter from the Honble Mr. Jefferson, to me by which you will perceive that he wants one of your late invented Machines for Copying Writings, he desires me to write to England but if I am not much mistaken France is the place. You however will know where his order can be best executed, and give orders accordingly, shou’d it be...
Copy: Library of Congress I am to acknowlege the Receipt of your Favors of the seventh of March and twenty seventh of July. For both of them accept my Thanks. You express an Apprehension lest the Union between France and America should be diminished by Accounts from your Side of the Water. This Apprehension does you equal Honor as a Statesman and as a Man. Every Principle which ought to...
ALS : Hobart College Library This Letter will either be delivered or forwarded to you by a most Worthy Gentn. Nathl. Gorham Esqr. of Boston for whose Public & private Character I have the highest respect, This Gentn has served as Member & Speaker of the Massachusetts assembly. & lately he had a pretty long Campaigne in Congress where I had that opportunity of knowing the integrity of his...
LS : American Philosophical Society; copy: Library of Congress I do myself the Honor to enclose another Copy of the Ratification of Congress to the Contract with the french Court of the sixteenth of July 1782 which is dated the twenty second Day of January last also the Ratification of the Contract of the twenty fifth of February last which is dated on the last Day of October— These Pieces...
LS : American Philosophical Society; copy: Library of Congress Colo Harmar the Bearer of this Letter is just arrived from Annapolis charged with the Definitive Treaty Ratified by Congress with which he is to proceed for Paris in order to deliver the same to the Ministers who negotiated the Treaty, that the Ratifications may be exchanged— Congress have directed me to supply Colo Harmar with...
LS and L : American Philosophical Society; LS : Independence National Historical Park; copy: Library of Congress Three Days ago, I received in a Letter of the first of December from Messrs. Wilhelm and Jan Willink Nicolaas and Jacob Van Staphorst De la Lande and Finje at Amsterdam a Copy of their Letter to you of the thirtieth of November. Enclosed you have Copy of my answer of this Date. I...
Three LS : Yale University Library, American Philosophical Society, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; copies: Harvard University Library, Library of Congress I have written to you, under Yesterday’s Date, on a very interesting Subject; and I will now add Something farther which I did not chuse to place in that Letter, as a Copy of it is transmitted to the Houses in Holland. And first I will...
In acknowledging your Letters of the fourth & tenth of last month I must pray you to accept my Thanks for the Expressions of Kindness Contained in them. Mr Wright has promised that your Portrait should speedily be Compleated, but hitherto his Promise is unperformed. Whenever it shall be received I will obey your Orders in the Disposition of it. Your Accounts with the Explanation of them, were...
Having no Intention of entering again into the details of Mercantile Business, on the receipt of your Letter of the 2d Inst. I applied to those with whom I am Connected here, but found no Vacancy in their Counting Houses. And as I had announced to Congress my determination to quit the office of Finance during their recess, I had in Consequence of an Arrangement which I hinted to you when here,...
The Gentlemen who will have the honor to deliver you this Letter are from the West Indias they were Recommended to me by an old acquaintance and I find them very Genteel agreable Men. The Brilliancy of your Character attracts the attention of the World, they cannot pass to the Southward without gratifying their Wishes by an interview with the first Man of the Age and I am sure they will meet a...
I received in due time the Letter you were so obliging as to write me of the 1st February and am quite ashamed that I should have suffered so long a period to elapse, without acknowledging its Receipt, but this was owing to my having delivered it to some of my Friends for their Perusal who detained it longer than I expected, and have only now, returned it to me. The Extent of inland Navigation...
I did intend to save you the trouble of sending up the ten Dollars advanced to Jno. Fairfax on your Account & for that purpose took his draft on you for that Sum & remitted it to Messrs Josiah Watson & Co. from whom I have received it back at my own request & herein transmit the same with a receipt on it. Whatever belongs to, or is connected with you, will ever meet attention from me. Mrs...
I am happy to confirm what Mr Dalby will have informed you off, the Successfull Issue of his Suit respecting his Slave, could any interference on my part have been usefull, your letter would have commanded it, indeed I had done him before what little service I could when his Petition was before the Assembly from a perfect Conviction both of the Injustice and impolicy of the treatment he had...
The Public Papers have announced Your consent to serve as a Member of the Convention to be held in this City. this is what I ardently wished for & I am truely rejoiced at it—I was only restrained from writing to you by Motives of delicacy, thinking that your own judgement rather than the perswasion of Friends ought to determine. I hope Mrs Washington will come with you & Mrs Morris joins me in...
That you may not think me guilty of Neglect, I acknowledge the receipt of your obliging letter of the 14th Inst. by Post, but that by the Charming Polly is not yet arrived, when it comes to hand I shall have the pleasure of addressing you again. Mr G. Morris went to New York to stay Nine days, he has been gone near five Weeks & I wait his return before I can finally decide whether I can set...
My detention here having been so much longer than expected, the Season in which Mrs Morris promised a Visit to Mount Vernon being come, and my Sons being arrived at Philada these circumstances induced me to propose the journey to which she very readily consents. I am therefore sending up my Servants & Horses to bring down Mrs & Miss Morris attended by my Sons Robert & Thomas, all of them being...
Having been honoured with the receipt of your very obliging letter of the 2d Inst. I waited to hear of Mrs Morris’s setting out on her journey before I gave you the trouble of my thanks for its Contents; Before you receive this Mrs Morris & three of her children will feel them selves happy under Your Hospitable roof, I am not ready, but shall make every exertion to finish my tedious &...
The enclosed letter will probably deprive you of the Company of your guests sooner than you expected, & my partiality for them leads me to believe you will feel a disapointment in that event. But by way of attonement we must pass a few days with you on our return. The business which has detained me so long being now in such train that I cannot leave it, and my presence for a Couple of Weeks...
I had the pleasure to meet Mrs Morris & my Children at the Bowling Green about two oClock on Friday & have since Conducted them safe to this place. We reserve our Acknowledgements for Mrs Washington & your kind Attentions untill they can be made in person as I hope it will not be long before we shall have the pleasure of waiting on you again at Mount Vernon—The letters Enclosed herewith were...
Capt. Stephen Gregory the bearer of these lines being called by business to Dumfries, cannot think of returning from thence without gratifying his earnest desire of paying his respects to Genl Washington, a gratification which he is very ambitious to obtain on proper terms, but which his modesty forbad him to seek without an introduction. Excuse me therefore my Good Sir for presenting to you,...
Letter not found: from Robert Morris, 5 Jan. 1789. On 15 Jan. GW acknowledged Morris’s “favor of the 5th.”
This will be delivered by Mr Charles Thompson, who has the honour to be charged with the Public Dispatches which announce your Election to the first Office in the American Empire —Permit me on this occasion to congratulate your Excellency, not on the appointment to Office, for your honors and happiness were compleat without it, but upon this unequivical proof of the gratitude of Millions whose...
Mrs Morris & myself accept most chearfully, the polite & Friendly invitation with which Mrs Washington & you are pleased to honor us, it is our intention to pay you a visit in a short time unless Congress should prevent it by removing themselves & You to this City previous to our journey. One part of our business at Prince Town is to entreat in person that our House may be Your’s whenever...
I have received your Excellency’s Letter of the thirty first of last Month enclosing a Copy of that of the eighteenth from Colo. Varick. I know do myself the Honor to enclose Notes for eighteen hundred Dollars and am to request that when this Service shall have been compleated Colo. Varick will be directed to transmit his Accounts with proper Vouchers that they may be passed at the Treasury....
I beg Leave to enclose you a Letter just now received from the Viscount De Noailles—I learn from my Steward that there are some Boxes of Claret in my Cellar belonging to you—These were (as I thought) long since sent forward as I had spoken to the Qr Master Genl on the Subject. At present they shall if you please be sent to Princeton or they shall wait your order here. I am my dear Sir with...
I have received your favor of the third Instant and am very much disposed to go into the measure you mention but for evident Reasons I cannot do it. You my dear Sir undoubtedly may and as the Paymaster is bound to answer your Drafts the money can be by your order put into the Hands of one of your Aids or of your Secretary and paid to these people as Compensation for voluntary extra Service...
I am sorry to find that the delay of my long intended visit to Prince Town has been attended with inconvenience to you. but those delays were unavoidable being generally occasioned by want of money which could only be raised whilst I was present here, each Week I proposed to Set out the ensuing one, but still fresh demands arose, to keep me fixed to this Spot I have now some expectation of...
This letter will be delivered to you by Arthur Noble Esqr. a Gentleman Strongly recommended to me by Doctor Franklin as deserving of the utmost attention & respect permit me therefore to introduce him to Your Notice & Civilities, you will be pleased with his conversation & manners He intends bringing from Ireland a Number of Families to Settle in the United States and I immagine you can give...
The Bearer of this Letter is the Baron de Poellnitz a Gentn of Considerable Family and Fortune who proposes becoming a Citizen of America he desires from me a few Lines of Introduction to your Excellency—and as he appear to be a Gent. of Merit and Information I have Complied with his Wishes—and any Civilities which Your Excellency may be pleased to shew him will very much oblige Sir Your obed....
I have been honored with the Receipt of your Excellencys Letter of the 18th Inst. and in Consequence shall send this to the City of New York which I hope and expect is now in our possession. It is unnecessary to assure you Sir how pleasing it would be, to comply with the Wishes of the Officers now in Service, as expressed in their Memorial of the 17th Inst. because I am sure both you and they...
Your Letter of the first Instant reached me but a few days since and I seize the earliest Moment in my Power of replying to it. I shall reply also in this Letter to that with which I was favored from the honorable Mr. Williamson, and pray both of him and of the Committee that they will excuse it, assuring them that it proceeds from a desire of collecting all I have to say on the Subject under...
I have received the Letter which you did me the Honor to write, on the thirtieth of last Month, for which I pray you to accept my Thanks. The Circular Letter, Copy of which you enclosed, has my entire Approbation; and I pray leave to assure the honorable Committee, that while I am favored with the firm support of Congress I shall not shrink from the Difficulties however great with which we are...
Upon the receipt of your Favor of the ninth Instant I made application to the Quarter Master General to whom I find that you had also written. That Gentleman (in Consequence of my Application) Yesterday transmitted the Copy of his Answer to you, which contains a full Account of the whole transaction. But to explain some Parts of it I beg leave to observe that the Payments made for the Teams of...
I have received your favor of the twenty sixth Instant for which I pray you to accept my Thanks. Enclosed you have the Copy of my Letter of the fifteenth of January 1782. to Congress and also Mr. Governeur Morris’s Letter to Mr. Helmly of the thirtieth of April 1783. I will add to these such Observations as have occurred on your Notes which agreably to your Desire are herewith returned. I...
According to your desire I wrote two letters to America to enquire after the fate of Mr. Gallatin. One was to Mr. Savary , from whom I have as yet received no answer. The second was to Mr. Jay Secretary for foreign affairs to the United States. He put the paragraph of my letter into the public papers, desiring those who knew any thing of Mr. Gallatin to communicate what they knew. He soon...
I have received your Letter of the fifteenth of last Month and shall very gladly comply with your Wishes. Enclosed is a Letter which I have just now received from Europe and which I take the Opportunity of forwarding. I am Sir your most obedient and humble Servant, FC ( DLC : Robert Morris Papers). Enclosure not identified, but it may have been one or both of those from the Wakelin Welches of...