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By the late Congress a Board of Commissioners was appointed to consist of one person from the Eastern another from the Middle and a third from the Southern States to settle their accounts between the States and the United States. Mr Baldwin from the South having been appointed a member of the General Government has vacated his seat at this Board. Should Your Excellency have no Person in view...
I receivd the Letter which you did me the honor to write me, as well as the institution of the Cincinnatus Society formd by the American Army, I am much flatterd to be comprisd in a military Society the members of which have with So much glory concurrd under the Orders of your Excellency to establish American Liberty, but it gives me great pain to See, that all the General Officers of the Sea,...
Your Excellency may probably recollect that I had the honor of waiting on You, at the Winter-quarters of the Army, early in the year 1779, with letters from Mr Laurens and the late Genl Reed. Altho’ barely known, however, to You, I take the liberty of inclosing, for your own perusal, a short treatise on a subject little understood, or attended to, in this Country—namely, Heraldry or Blazon....
I cannot forbear intruding upon your Excelly again, to return You my most sincere and thankful acknowledgments for the Candor and Politeness, with which You have been pleased to communicate to me Your sentiments on the subject of my Essay: And I should be wanting in that respect which is due to Your Character, as well as committing a Violation of my own feelings, were I now to publish it, had...
At a moment when the Arm of Tyranny is yielding up its fondest usurpations; we hope the Salutations of long suffering Exiles, but now happy freemen will not be deemed an unworthy tribute. In this place and at this moment of exultation and triumph, while the ensigns of slavery still linger in our sight, we look up to you our deliverer with unusual transports of Gratitude and Joy. Permit us to...
Your favour of the 23 of may is now before me I most sincearly return you my thanks for the offer you made Fanny[.] Majr Washington had my permisson to pay his addresses to Fanny & from my long acquantance with him I have no reason to alter the good opinion I ever entertain of him I think myself they had better put of there intended marriage till they return from the springs where I intend...
Letter not found: from Burwell Bassett, Jr., 24 April 1788. On 24 April GW recorded in his ledger "By the following Negroes & Stock purchased on my acct by Mr Burwell Bassett as per his Letter & memo. of this date" ( Ledger B General Ledger B, 1772–1793. Library of Congress, George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers. , 280 ).
Amidst the general joy that is diffused through the United states on your Excellency’s unanimous election as President General, permit me to present you my most sincere & respectful compliments of congratulation. At the same time, from my peculiar situation & by the advice of my friends both in Philada & New York I take the liberty to offer myself to your Excellency for your nomination to the...
I am just returned from Richmond, where by appointment, I was to have met Mr Dandridge and to have fixed upon some Mode of settling the Debt due from my Father’s Estate to Mr Custis’s, as his Death prevents that settlement and the only Administrator —as I am informed. I should now bee happy to have an interview with you, I should have waited upon you, but by your Advertisment, I find you are...
Votre magnaminité, votre désintéressement, vos Services inappreçiables pour les Etats Unis, vos talents civils, politiques et guerriers, ont accèvé le grand desire de la reconnoissance universelle de la Souveraineté de votre patrie. vous quitter le du commandement de l’armée, le gouvernail de létat en vous réduisant parfois au Seul titre de Citoyen, décoré de celui de Docteur en lois que...