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Permit me to Address your Excellency for a place to live at during Mrs Ariss and my Own Life. I am under the Necessity of Giving Up the place I now live at at the End of this Year, and have not as yet provided my Self with a place, nor do I know of any to be had in these parts, my Infirm Crazy Indisposition puts it Out of my Power to go any Great distance[.] Your Excellency may possibly Assist...
When I went to princeton in order to pay my respects to your Excellency I requested your permission to place the legion in the line of penslvania—I was induced to take that step from the idea which many gentlemen in the assembly of that state, told me the assembly in General entertained respecting the legion & the advantage it would result to them from having that Corps into their at the same...
I take the liberty to inclose here a Copy of a petition of some of the officers of the army to Congress, & request the permission to make some remarks on the difference betwixt my proposal & their demand. they do not mention positively that any of them shall go & settle on the lands Granted by Congress, nor do they intimate that a body or several body of them wishes to go & settle in Company...
agreable to your Commands of the 3d present delivered to me the 8th of the same month, I prepared to disband the legion—Capt. le bert paymaster who, since he had the honor to see your Exellency at princeton, had been continually busy with the commissioners of accounts to settle & close the final accounts of the non commissioned officers and privates went off the 11th when those accounts were...
I had requested your Exellency to wrait to the ministre at war because I was assured it would be much favorable to me through the honor which a lettre from you would Confer on him—from my observations during my last journey to france, I am Certain it would have been the Case—but your Exellency knows best and whatsowever may be my interest, what general washington does, is in my eyes the best...
Although I intend to remains some months in america in order to obtain from Congress some advantage & justice for the officers of the legion in their final settlement of accounts, it is of the greatest importance to the succés of my future military life to receive at this time from your Exellency a recommendation to the Court of france for my services & conduct in America—from the letters I...
I have this morning presented a petition to the hble the Congress requesting them to grant to the legion lands on the Northwest side of ohio agreeable & in a proportion to what they have promissed to their army in général a Committee of three has been appointed on that affair but do cto r willamson who is one of them having told me that it could not be taken in to Consideration before some...
My last letter addressed to your Excellency at Mount Vernon, intimated some expectation as well as desire, of being in Philada about this time —being frequently urged by the Trustees of Dickinson College, to make a farther attempt to obtain benifactions in the City—together with this, the prospect of seeing you once more, had greatly induced me to go; but on the receit of several letters from...
As a Citizen of the united States, I always consider my Self your debtor, and the annual tribute of a Short letter, the smallest remittance we can well conceive. It is perhaps more than a year past since I took the liberty of telling you, that however attatched to retirement & rural life, you must suffer a little more interruption to domestick enjoyments & give some more attention to the...
My last to your Excellency was of the congratulatory Sort, written on the joyfull & acceptable subject of our Peace —and whatever time has elapsed since that period, you have had a Silent Share of the best wishes that either my leisure or reflexion, enabled me to bestow; and altho’ they are founded in publick considerations never to be forgotten, they have comparatively left the lofty Scenes...