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Letter not found: from George Augustine Washington, 20 Aug. 1787. On 26 Aug. GW wrote George Augustine: “your letter of the 20th . . . came by the Post yesterday evening.”
Letter not found: from George Augustine Washington, 22 July 1787. GW wrote George Augustine on 29 July: “Your letter of the 22d is before me.
Letter not found: from George Augustine Washington, 5 Aug. 1787. On 12 Aug. GW wrote George Augustine : “This letter is in acknowledgement of yours of the 5th Instt.”
Letter not found: from George Hewes, 4 Jan. 1789. ALS , sold in 1939, American Book Prices Current, 45 (1939), 309.
Letter not found: from George Augustine Washington. GW wrote George Augustine on 8 July : “I have your letter of the first before me.”
Letter not found: from George Weedon, 25 Nov. 1787. On 3 Dec. GW wrote Weedon : “I have received your letter of the 25th Ulto.”
Letter not found: from George Augustine Washington, 27 Aug. 1787. On 2 Sept. GW wrote George Augustine: “Your last letter of the 27th Ulto came in due course.”
Letter not found: from George Augustine Washington, 20 May 1787. On 27 May GW acknowledged the receipt of George Augustine Washington’s letter “of the 20th instt.”
Letter not found: from George Augustine Washington, 2 Sept. 1787. On 9 Sept. GW acknowledged George Augustine’s “letter of the 2d of this month.”
Letter not found: from George Augustine Washington, 24 June 1787. On 1 July GW wrote George Augustine : “Your letter of the 24th . . . is before me.”
Letter not found: from George Augustine Washington, 28 May 1787. On 3 June GW wrote George Augustine Washington : “I am sorry to find by your letter of the 28th Ulto . . .”
Letter not found: from George Augustine Washington, 12 May 1787. On 17 May GW wrote George Augustine Washington : “Your letter of the 12th is this instt put into my hands.”
Letter not found: from George Augustine Washington, 9 Oct. 1784. On 25 Nov. GW wrote to William Washington : “From a letter dated the 9th of last month from my Nephew Geo: Augte Washington. ...”
Letter not found: from George Clinton, 26 Dec. 1784. On 5 April 1785 GW wrote to Clinton : “Your other letter of the 26th of December came duely to hand.”
Letter not found: from George Clinton, 12 Nov. 1784. On 25 Nov. GW wrote to Clinton : “A few days ago I had the pleasure to receive your favor of the 12th Instt.”
Letter not found: from George Augustine Washington, 10 or 11 June 1787. On 15 June GW wrote George Augustine Washington “to acknowledge the receipt of the letters from Mount Vernon of the 10th & 11th,” one of which may have been from Mrs. Washington.
Letter not found: from George Walton, 15 Mar. 1789. On 29 May GW wrote to Walton : “I have received by Colonel Gunn your honors letters of the 11th and 15th of March.”
I had the honor of addressing a letter to Your Excellency from Baltimore on the Subject of our state proceedings respecting the Order of Cincinnati. I have never been able to procure the printed Copies till lately which are now inclosed with a Copy also of the proceeding of the Georgia line. Wishing You the compliments of the season. Am with every Sentiment of Esteem Your Most Obt Servt DSoC .
I take Pleasure to wright to your Exallecy that you have Gaind all your land on millers Run—the persons who lives on the land are Determined to Go off amadetely. and will not lye—it wood be well a nuff not to Destress them any more—I do not think the land Can be Sold yet. money is So Scares here—Charles Morgan is to meet me On the land Next friday to Runrou[n]d it and mark the lines plane—if...
At the Request of the Cincinnati of South-Carolina, I have the honour to forward herewith, for the Favour of your Excellency’s Signature, an Hundred and two Diplomas. The Box containing them, encloses, also, a Return of the Members for whom they are intended: The additional Diplomas are meant for those who may chuse to have Duplicates; excepting one, which is designed for Lieutenant-Colonel...
Tho’ I did myself the honor of filling more than one sheet of Paper in answer to your Excellencys last favor, very recently, by the hands of Doctor Baynham, Yet as my very worthy friend Doctor Ruston came from London to Bath, and from thence hither, on purpose to desire to be introduced to some of our friends in Virginia where He and his family are unknown; I trust you will excuse the liberty...
This will I hope be presented to you by John Anstey Esqr. in his Tour through America. He goes upon particular business with the approbation of our Ambassador Mr Adams from whom he has Letters to Congress, Doctor Franklin &c. Mr Ansteys Father is a very worthy Gentleman of Fortune in this City, no Person more respected, and what must be allowed to be a recommendation to Us, he always Execrated...
Mr Gilliss Polk (who is now here) & lives at Salisbury in Somerset County will Immediately upon his return home have the plank sawed agreable to your directions & also will forward it by the first Oppertunity —Our Senate have rejected the Money Bill & this day we expect a Message from them given their reasons. We have done little or no Public Business nor doe I believe we shall as there seems...
Permit me to offer for your perusal, a copy of the History of the late Insurrections &. in Massachusetts. The share which you had, in the great and glorious events of America, must interest your feelings in all subsequent transactions; and, I hope, this little narrative will not be unacceptable to you, as a continuance of information, upon the important subject of domestick History. The...
No Doubt but you will be surprised to Receve a Letter of this sort from a stranger. The more so when you perseve the Author to be a soldier, but hope my Sittuation will Pleade an excuse. To be short, I’m a Discharged Soldier from the Ohio, that I Receved sevon months ago; without, one Farthing, almost Naked, altho I had a Years Clothing Due, and a Journey of six hundred miles to New-York. I...
I received your letter from Col. Hanson, and after considering the contents, think it necessary to transmit to you an account of the late occurrence, in which you have been informed I acted an improper part; my object in writing this letter is not to exculpate m[y]self, it is only to state matters as they really were; whither my conduct was justifiable in doing what I have, I am not a judge,...
Immediately on receipt of yours, I wrote Col. Heath for the enclosed which only came to hand yesterday. I think Mons. Cornay has taken a round about way to deposit his money by drawing on Mr Wadsworth in Conn. it would have been as well to have requested Mr De Marbois to have paid this money. The old lady your mother talks of paying you a visit in Septr. I mean doing myself the honor of...
Some time ago Mr Massey sent me his Subscription papers (as sent herewith) I never untill very lately showed them to any Person as I wished to decline the Office of Collector & Solicitor but finding I cou’d not do it without giving offence I have been obliged to submit—Mr Massey wrote me yesterday to know if I had received any Money for him as he had engaged some Corn to be delivered the...
By the particular request of Doctor Lemare, I have examin’d your houses at this place, and from the discription which the Doctor sayes you gave him of them he is induced to think you have been impos’d on[.] this supposition prompts him to wish of me an accurate and impartial discription of them, in there present situation. On viewing the houses I find them to be two of logs 19 by 17 each,...
In conformity to an unanimous Vote of the Society for Political Inquiries, I have the honor to signify to your Excellency their request, that you would permit them to enrol your name in the list of their Honorary Members. For your information with respect to the views which gave rise to this institution, I hand you a copy of its laws, and can not but add, that the Society flatter themselves,...
Since I had the Honor of visiting you I have been revolving in my Head the Subject of our Conversation respecting the opening the Potowmack, Advancing the Trade of the back & new settled Countries [in] this these middle States & the more I consider it, the more I am impressed with the Utility & Advantages resulting therefrom —So much so, that I am determined to press the Measure in our...
I have been honored with your Letter of the 25th of last Month—I begg leave to assure your Excellency that had you found it convenient to have given us your Company at my House, instead of being Burdensome, it would have afforded my Familly the highest Pleasure and Sattisfaction. We must however acquiese in your Determination, and I do it with the less Reluctance as I observe the Arrangments...
Agreeably to your orders I waited on Capt. Colfax for the Money which you informed me you had paid to him for me, being Eighty Dollars, but he told me, in direct Opposition to your Excellancy’s words that he had never recd any such money. I also waited on Lt. Howe, and he had nothing for me neither. I think, in my humility, it is parculiarly hard that I should be kept out of what is so justly...
From your very Wise resolution of retiring to your own Estate and biding adieu to public life for ever, made me determine not to break into that Felicity, with and affairs of my own, much more about that of others. But I have been so repeatedly sollicited by Mr S: Athawas, a worthy & steady friend to me, and the American cause, for a line to your Excellency, that I trust, and hope you’l be so...
In your return from the Supreme command of the Armies of the United States to private life, accept that gratitude and respect which your unexampled conduct justly creates in the breasts of a free and happy people. In our own names Sir, and in the names of the citizens of Pennsylvania whom we represent in General Assembly, we embrace this opportunity of transmitting to posterity the just and...
I have the Honour to enclose an Extract from the Minutes of the late General Meeting, which immediately concerns the Office of President-Genl—whenever the whole of the Minutes can be fairly transcribed the Copy will be forwarded to your Excellency by, Sir, Your most obedient and mo: humble Servant ALS , DLC:GW . No minutes of the General Meeting of the Society of the Cincinnati in May 1787...
on Sunday the 3d of this month I went within one mile of the Seneca falls it then rain’d very fast which prevented me from going nearer, on monday the 4th I went to Mr Gideon Moss’s who lives the nearest to the Falls of any person on the Virginia Side and who Issued provisons to the hands that workd under Johnston & Clapham last year, I then Crossed over the river Just above the falls to the...
George C. Fox & Sons, very respectfully, beg leave to inform General Washington that the inclosed letter from their Friends Rolland & Co. Amsterdam, was receiv’d a few days too late for the March Mail, but now goes forward ⅌ the Halifax Packet for Newyork. If they can be useful to Genl Washington in forwarding any letters he may have occasion to send to Europe thro’ this Post, it will give...
I beg leave to introduce to your Excy Mr OConnor, who is writing an History of America, & means to make some stay with you—Mrs OConnor, a Niece of Sir Charles Hardy, who commanded the British Fleet last War, means to set up an Academy for the instruction of young Ladies in Alexandria, & I must request your Excellency’s patronage & attention—Mr OConnor is warmly recommended to me by my...
From a most distresd Situation, have taken up my Pen to request your Attention, though I have not the least reason to Expect it, owing to my entering myself into a Matrymonial State too soon, & allowing myself to be led astray by the deceitfull Tongue of a Woman, one beyond expression & occasioned through my haveing so great an Attachment to her, that she rul’d me as she thought proper, & made...
Yours by my Skipper Mr Whitney enclosing a Rect for the Oats Contracted for with Doctr Stewart came safe to hand; and in Consequence of the Agreement Mr Whitney entered into with your Excellency, have sent the Schooner Molly & Betsey off to Pamunky for the Corn which I hope will arrive at your Excellency’s Landing in good order & in due time—The want of a new Jibb oblig’d me to detain the...
Impeled by necessity I now set down to write you the following lines, in which I am obliged to inform you of the great want we are in for a few things, which I would not have troubled you with could ⟨they have⟩ been dispensed with; for knowing the embarrassment under which our estates labour at present upon account of that debt which it owes to Mr Alexander; and that it is intirely by your...
I have been called upon very unexpectedly by a Gentn passing through this place to London, in order to Imbark for Virginia. So that I have scarcely time to say, that the Revd Mr B[r]acken of Williamsburg, has been so obliging as to take charge of a Case directed to your Excellency, containing two Prints, the best framed one for yourself, and the other for my Sister Washingtons kind acceptance...
The Gentleman who will hand this to you is Mr Joseph Shallcross of Wilmington a perticular freind and acquintance of mine I have taken the liberty to introduce him to you. Mr Shallcross has a favor to ask of you there are a great number of candidates for the Navel Office under the New Government for the district of New Castle, this office has been kept at New castle hitherto although almost...
Anxious to procure a conveyance to write my friends I called on the Naval Officer to make the inquiry, where I met with a Capt. clearing out for Philadelphia but could not think of suffering Him to depart without informing You of my arrival tho’ I have only time to write a line—happy should I be could I inform You of my recovery, but the fatigues of my passage to the West Indies and the...
Before the late revolution I was for several years employed in three different Naval Departments, and since the Government was new modell’d had the honor of the appointment by the Executive of this State to the Trust of Naval Officer for the District of Patuxent & presuming that an Appointment of the Several Naval Officers to the different Districts of the United States will under the Fœderal...
I here inform you of the two Expedition against the Indians. the Seventeenth of Sept. Genl Clark Crossed the ohio River at the falls, to Go up the wawbash River, with aleven hundred and Eighty men and artilrey. the artilarey went up the wawbash and the men and Cattle and baggage went by land—Colo. lowgan Crossed the ohio, the first Day of Octobr with Eight hundred and Seventy men at the Mought...
Your letter from Rocky hill of the 24th Ulto to the Senr Officer in Virga came under cover Addressed to me from Majr Walkers. The Officers of the Virga line had a General Meeting at Fridericksburg the 1st of October, and I am Estonished Your Excellency has not Yet been informed of our Proceedings respecting the Order of Cincinnati as they were transmitted to Genl Gates for that Purpose. I have...
⟨ Mutilated ⟩ more than probable that, when the Result of the late Election for President of the United States shall be disclosed, your Excellency’s Presence will be required in this City—Under this Impression permit me Sir to sollicit the Honor of your Company at my House until suitable Accomodations can be provided for you—Should Mrs Washington accompany you, it will give additional Pleasure...
I receiv’d your letter dated 27th Feby the contents of which give me great concern, sensible of the usefullness of a good education and the many advantages which result from it I have always made it a primary consideration nor have I allowed a thought of dress and plasure to engross my attention prejudicial to it. I believe I am rather defective in the spelling and writeing of english as I...