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I am now lodged in Mr. Barclays House, which he hires of the Comte de Rouault . There is a large Garden, full of all Vegetables and Fruits as Grapes, Pears, Peaches. There is besides a large Flower Garden. From the Windows in my Chamber and more distinctly, from those of the Chambers, one Story higher, you have a View of the Village of Isis Issy , of the Castle Royal of Muydon Meudon , of the...
I wrote your Excellency by General Greene to which I beg leave to refer. Permit me to introduce to you the Count de Wengierski a Polish nobleman who is makeing the tour of America & wishes to pay his respects to you. He was particularly recommended to me which induces me to take this Liberty. I have the honour to be Your Excellencys Most Obedient & very hum. servt DLC : Papers of George...
I do myself the honor to transmit to your Excellency the Copy of a Letter I have received from Sir Guy Carleton, informing me of his having ordered the evacuation of Penobscot. With great respect I have the honor to be Sir Your Excellencys Most Obedient humble Servt DNA : Papers of the Continental Congress.
Je prends la liberté de vous demander vos bontés pour Le Cte Wengiersky, Gentilhomme Polonois, qui voyage uniquement pour son instruction. Le respect universel de ses Concitoyens pour votre Excellence et plus encore le desir de connoitre l’homme qui a réuni par ses grandes qualités le suffrage de tous les Pays et de toutes les Nations, l’engageront à rester quelques jours à Princeton. j’ose...
Septr. 14. Mr. Thaxter took his Leave of me to return to America, with the definitive Treaty of Peace and the original Treaty with the States General.—I had been some days unwell, but soon fell down in a Fever. Sir James Jay, who was my Physician, gave me a vomit, &c. &c. On the 22d of September, I removed from the grand Hotel du Roi, to Mr. Barclays at Auteuil, where I have continued to this...
LS : American Philosophical Society Je Crains que Mon Cher Et Venerable Docteur n’ait pas Reçu une Lettre que j’ay Eû L’honneur De Luy Adresser il y a quelque tems au Sujet D’un Matelot Americain pour Lequel je Luy Demandais Sa protection avec Des papiers Relatifs a Cette Affaire; je Luy Rapelle aussi la promesse qu’il M’avait faitte De me Venir Voir Encore une fois Cet Automne, je Le Suplie...
AL : American Philosophical Society Mrs. Montgomery & Son, will have the Honor of Dining with Doctr. Franklin, on Friday next.— Addressed: A Son Excellence. / Monsieur Franklin / en Son Hotel / A Passy Thirteen-year-old Robert: XXXV , 481n. Oct. 10. Decades later, TJ told a story he had heard about a gathering of English and French speakers at BF ’S house at which Dorcas Montgomery made...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Permitt me thus to address you—for, however I may have been rejected by the Govt of my own Country, I am vain enough to think it will be no dishonor to You—to be known, that We were unchangeable friends for more than twenty Years.— Our Govt Officers are buisy this day at London Proclaiming Peace— I wish, (I hope that it is not a wish in Vain) That events of...
i beg that your Excellency be pleased to peruse the inclosed letter for Congress—it Contains the general Reasons i have for that new measure . if your Excellency does not disapprove of it i shall be much obliged to you to order it sealed up and sent to his address. i have the honour to be with the greatest Respect and attachment your Excellency’s the most obedient humble servant DLC : Papers...
Mrs Washington, accompanied by Doctr Craik, are on their way to Virginia—Business of mine will require their stay in Philadelpa— perhaps a week—during this time they will rely upon you for the care & expence of keeping their Horses while they are in the City ; and I shall thank you for such other assistance as Mrs Washington may require & shall call upon you for. I am Sir Yr Most Obedt Servt...
The account we have frequently received (from one body and another) of Mrs Morris & your coming to Princeton, kept Mrs Washington & myself in continual expectation of that pleasure. A desire of having the Paymaster General present while you were here, induced his stay at this place several days longer than he intended; and when the business at the army would no longer allow his absence from...
I am exceedingly sorry to find by your favor of 14th Ulto which I received this day that Capt. Paul has landed Your two pipes of Wine at Baltimore instead of delivering them at your House agreable to his bill Lading and cannot account for his conduct. from the respect that all America have for Your Excellency I flatter myself that these Wines will receive no injury in their passage to your...
The enclosed Letters came by the last Packett I forwarded to your Excellency in the begining of the last Month several Letters which I took from the post office, I hope they met with a safe conveyance—By Capt. Pickering I on the 22d Ulto I forwarded the Glass Your Excellency was pleased to lend me about the close of the last Campaign—nothing material has taken place since Mr Parkers last...
Printed excerpt (Stan. V. Henkels Catalogue No. 694 [1892], p. 94). About 1850 the present letter was calendared, probably by a clerk of Peter Force, as follows: “Garrisons in time of peace. A standing army the bane of society. Should garrisons be Continental or supported by the States where located. German-Town as a seat for the Government merely another name for Philadelphia. Trade with...
Since my last yr. sevl. favrs. of Augt. 24th. & 30th. & Sepr. 20th. have reached me, the two former filling up the Chasim I supposed in yr. letters. The question touching Garrison’s in time of peace, is in it’s nature delicate as well as difficult, and therefore I don’t Wonder there should be diversity of Opinions about it. They seem useful & indeed necessary, & yet have their certain evils,...
Transcript: Library of Congress I received but lately (tho’ sent in June) your most valuable present of the Memoirs of Thomas Hollis Esqr. who was truly as you describe him in your letter, a good “Citizen of the World and a faithful Friend of America.” America too is extremely sensible of his Benevolence and great Beneficence towards her, and will ever revere his Memory.—These These Volumes...
I received your favour with the Eight hundred dollars in Bank notes and am since honoured with yours of 2d inst. I shall delay the forwarding the Linens ’til Mrs Washington arrives to choose them. The Blankets and Ticklenburghs were not purchased of Mr Abel James or at the prices they then sold at out of Stores—Such Articles as those, which were in very great demand, tho’ other Goods were very...
It is with extreme Reluctance, I trouble your Excellency with the Subject of this Address: But I am constrained to it, from a Sense of duty and Justice. I am Sole and surviving Executor, to two estates in the City of Newyork, one of them has suffered by my not going in , to dispose of an house, while Money was plenty, and before so many houses were sold belonging to Persons, who intend leaving...
In consequence of directions I have reced from Congress I am to desire you to make the necessary provision of Cloathing for 2500 Men without delay. I expect that Mr Morris will receive the direction of Congress to retain as much of the public Cloathing now selling as will answer for part of the above provision. I am &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Reprinted from William Temple Franklin, ed., The Private Correspondence of Benjamin Franklin, LL.D., F.R.S., &c. (2nd ed.; 2 vols., London, 1817), II , 440–1. I only write one line to you to let you know that I am not forgetful of you, or of our common concerns. I have not heard any thing from the ministry yet: I believe it is a kind of vacation with them before the meeting of parliament. I...
AL : American Philosophical Society Mde his s’est chargée bien volontier des Comissions de Mde La Comtesse d’houdetot pour monsieur francklin. Elle desire avoir des nouvelles de sa santé, elle veut lui marquer son impatience de Le Voir a sanois, et Lui fait quelques reproches dêtre privée d’une Reponse a la lettre qu’elle a eu lhonneur de lui ecrire touchant un matelot americain. Mde his...
RC (Virginia State Library). In the hand of Theodorick Bland, except for the signatures of Arthur Lee and John F. Mercer. Docketed: “Letter f’m Virga. Delegates 4th. Oct. 83. inclosg resolve of Congress of 5th August. relative to the offer made by Virga. of public Vessels. & of Oct. 3d. on subject of the Govrs. Letter &c. 1783.” For the absence of JM’s signature, see Delegates to Harrison, 24...
I have lately received from Messrs. Duane and Lhommedieu an extract of a letter from Your Excellency to the Delegates of the 23d. of August last requesting “a particular detail of the motives which influenced the determination of Congress” respecting the application of the legislature to have their state troops released from Continental pay, for the purpose of garrisoning the frontier posts....
ALS : University of Pennsylvania Library Je commence par vous avoüer que j’ai presque juré hier contre vous, en voyant La reponse que vous vous contentés de faire à ceux, ou au public qui Demande à quoi bon La Découverte importante De m. mongolfier. C’est, Dites vous, Monsieur, un enfant qui vient de naitre, et qui peut Devenir celebre, ou rester Dans L’obscurité. Et voila Donc, Monsieur, tout...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Mr de Valnais m’a remis la lettre que vous avés pris la peine de m’écrire. J’ai été on ne peut pas plus flatté de cette marque de votre souvenir et J’ai fait tout ce qui a dépendu de moi pour donner à Mr de Valnais des preuves de l’Interêt qu’une recommandation telle que la votre devoit faire prendre à ses affaires. J’ai l’honneur d’être avec respect...
ALS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania This very morning I had the Pleasure to receive Your Letter of the 27th. past inclosing one for the President of Congress, which was so exactly in Time that I forwarded it along with Lord Norths Dispatches this Evening to Falmouth with Orders for the three several Packet Boats for New York Jamaica and the Lewards Islands to sail immediately. These Boats...
I take this opportunity of informing your Excellency that I have ordered several Transports which sailed with Refugees for Nova Scotia, to proceed immediately after performing that service to Penobscot to remove from thence the Kings Troops and Stores. I have directed the Officer commanding that Post of conform strictly to the Articles of the Provisional Treaty, and to notify to the Officer...
The cold Season drawing near, admonishes Mrs Huntington of the Necessity of leaving her present Habitation—she proposes, therefore, to move next Week to New York in order to take Passage by Water to Norwich—the State of the Connecticut Line & my own affairs will, I expect, allow me to follow her soon after—we join in the most respectful Compliments to Mrs Washington & your Excellency, and...
Your Letter of the 26th September was lately handed to me and agreably to your Request I have written to the President of Congress a Letter of which the inclosed is Copy. I heartily wish your application to meet with Success—being with great esteem Sir Your most Obedient Servant. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
When the Men inlisted for the War were sent home on furlough, not being able to do without a small detachment of Horse, a Serjeant, Corporal and Eight of Van Heers Dragoons were prevailed on to remain a Month or two longer . They have been extremely faithfull and serviceable—but their detention being much longer than was expected and not receiving any immediate recompense for their voluntary...