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I have, before I leave the City, to thank you for the obliging expressions of your letter of the 11th. I perswade myself you will have the goodness to notify the Postmasters in the different States, that letters franked by me are to pass free. otherwise, being unacquainted with the resolve of Congress, my corrispondents may incur the expence of Postage contrary to my expectation, & the good...
By His Excellency George Washington Esqr. General and Commander in Chief of the Forces of the United States of America. This Certifies that from the testimonial of Brigadier James Clinton it appears that Mr Bartholemew Van Heer first joined the American Army under General Montgomery in Canada in the Year 1775 and served there as Lieutenant and Adjutant in the Regiment of Canadians commanded by...
As soon as I had the honor of receiving your Letter containing a proposal of the order of the Knights of Divine Providence; I referred the subject of it to the decision of Congress, in my letter to that august Body dated the 28th of August last, a copy of which is enclosed. Whereupon the United States in Congress assembled, were pleased to pass their Act of the 5th Inst: which is properly...
I will thank you for presenting the enclosed. If it is not immediately paid, or a moral certainty that it will be before you leave the Assembly: be so good as to return it to Mr Rumsey if in richmond, or to me if he is not, by Post —I persuade myself you will excuse this trouble, & believe that I am &c. LB , DLC:GW . Alexander Henderson, a merchant in Colchester, was in Richmond attending the...
Your favour of the 5th instant was lodged at my house, while I was absent on a visit to my Mother. I am now taking the earliest opportunity of noticing its contents and those of its Enclosure. Willing as I am to give satisfaction so far as I am able, to every reasonable enquire (and this is certainly not only so, but may be highly important and interesting) I must however, rather deal in...
I am sorry the enclosed account should be brought against me in my private character: It is a fact which I thought had been well known to all the public Departments, & to those employed by the public, that expences of the nature of Otis & Henley’s Accots (which is for clothing for the servants I was obliged to employ in my public character) were paid from the public funds. If I mistake not...
Letter not found: to Leonard Henley, 10 April 1786. On 14 April Henley acknowledged receipt of GW’s letter “of the 10th.”
Letter not found: to Leonard Henley, 2 April 1786. On 14 April Henley acknowledges to GW the receipt of “Your letter of the 2d of Apl.”
Letter not found: to Patrick Henry, 3 Nov. 1785. The ALS was advertised by Charles Hamilton, sale no. 98, item 298, 29 July 1976.
After a long silence, more the effect of great hurry & business, than want of inclination; permit me to recall myself to your mind, by introducing to your recollection Mr Paine, the author of Commonsense, the Crisis &c. To say what effect the writings of this Gentleman has had on our public affairs at the epochas at which they were given to the world, would, to a person of your information, be...