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I received the enclosed Tax bill by the last post in a letter from Mr Charles Lee who informed me that you had furnished him with it, and was so obliging as to offer to settle it with the Sheriff. I must beg you to accept of my best thanks for your kind offer, and shall take the liberty to trouble you upon the occasion. The specie Tax for the years 1785 & 6 amounts to £107.11.9 which I find,...
The Resolve of Congress, enclosed in Your Excellency’s favor of Yesterday, for permitting me to have access to the Secret Papers of Congress, under the same injunctions as Members; is a high & honourable testimony of the confidence reposed in me by that Honble Body, and is only to be equalled by the polite, and flattering expressions with which you have accompanied it. I have the honor to be...
It affords me the most sensible pleasure to be informed that my accession to the chief Magistracy of the United States has met the approbation of my fellow-citizens in general, and particularly that of the Judges of the supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Your recapitulation of the deliverance in which almighty God hath been pleased, in some sort, to make use of me as his instrument, ought only to...
17344[Diary entry: 2 April 1787] (Washington Papers)
Monday 2d. Mercury at 37 in the Morning—56 at Noon and 47 at Night. Morning Mild, calm, & smoaky till abt. 8 oclock when the wind came out at No. Wt. and blew fresh all day. Weather clear. Mr. Hunter and Young went away before breakfast and after it I rid to Muddy-hole Dogue run—Frenchs and the Ferry Plantations. At the first began to sow Clover seed at the rate of 6 pints to the acre on the...
A few days ago Mr Sitgreaves gave me the pleasure of receiving your letter of the 4th of May. It is the only one I recollect to have had from you since my return to private life. It gives me pleasure to hear that Congress have dealt honorably by you, & mean to do more; it is devoutly to be wished that they could do the same by all the Officers whose meritorious services & sufferings have a...
17346[Diary entry: 8 July 1786] (Washington Papers)
Saturday 8th. Mercury at 74 in the Morning—78 at Noon and 77 at Night. Clear & warm, with very little Wind till about 2 oclock, when a black & extensive cloud arose to the westward out of which much wind issued with considerable thunder & lightning and a smart shower of Rain. Rid to the Ferry, Muddy hole & Neck Plantations. Finished cutting the Rye about noon at the latter, and set into the...
The letter from General Duportail of which the enclosure No. 1 is a copy, was presented to me yesterday. I beg leave, agreeably to the wishes of these Gentlemen, to recommend their case to the immediate & serious consideration of Congress. I take the liberty also, of laying before Congress an extract of a Letter No. 2 from Majr Genl Knox, on the subject of Clothing for the Troops on the North...
I do myself the honor to inclose to your Excellency Copy of a Letter from Generals McDougall Clinton & Cortlandt in favor of Majr Hamtramck. My knowledge of that Officer is such, as makes the task of Recommendg him to the notice of the Government of this State, extremely pleasing—being assured that if it shall be in their power to favor his views his conduct will always justify any appointment...
G. Washingtons Compliments to Mr Hunter—would thank him for forwarding the enclosed letter by a good oppertunity when any such offers. He would thank Mr Hunter for the Currt Cash prices of good Plank in Alexandria—Inch—Inch & Quarter—and Inch and half. this by the bearer. If there is any Vessel in the harbor with these, & do not meet a ready Sale, he would take some, if good, of each, if the...
17350[Diary entry: 24 September 1787] (Washington Papers)
Monday. 24th. Thermometer at 62 in the Morning—70 at Noon and 70 at Night. Wind Westerly with some Clouds. After breakfast I rid to the Plantatns. at the Ferry—Frenchs—Dogue run & Muddy hole. At the first, the hands were getting out Wheat & Rye; and the Plows were putting in Wheat in field No. 6. At the next, 4 plows were putting in Rye in No. 6 and the rest of the hds. grubbing in the New...
As (if I understood you rightly the other day at Lomax’s) you are high Sheriff of this County, I shall be obliged to you for the Public accts against me for Taxes, Levies, &ca, that I may make provision, without delay, for payment. Can you tell me whether the writ against Edward Williams (given to you at the above time & place) has been served? Mr Brindley & his Son-in-law called here about...
17352[Diary entry: 12 July 1786] (Washington Papers)
Wednesday 12th. Mercury at 79 in the Morning— at Noon and at Night. Wind pretty fresh from the So. West all day. About Noon a cloud arose in the west, from whence proceeded a shower of rain and severe lightning and loud thunder. Visited all my Plantations and the Mill to day. Finished the wheat harvest at the Ferry about Noon. Gave the People employed in it the remainder of the day for them...
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...
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. ...”
After so long an interval, I received with inexpressible pleasure Your two friendly Letters, of the 26th of Novr, and 8th of Decr—the former I acknowledged, but the latter by Mr Laurens (with a bundle) I was prevented as it came to hand at the time of my leaving the City —Your Letters have communicated to me the only information of my friends since my absence, which so fully evinces Your...
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.”
The reports of last Week were commited to the Tuesdays Stage and hope that nothing will interfere to prevent Your receiving them regularly, but if agreeable to you, wish rather to send them on Thursday as interuptions that often happen rendars it difficult for me to prepare them on Monday. We have had during the week several rains which are noted in the diary of the weather but owing to the...
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...
Letter not found: from George Augustine Washington. GW wrote George Augustine on 8 July : “I have your letter of the first before me.”
On the 11th Inst. I wrote You a few lines by an accidental conveyance which left this for Philadelphia—You are before this I hope acquainted with my having left the West Indies destined for this place as I wrote You on the day of my departure. I much lamented the necessity, as nothing was omit’ed to render my time agreeable, and I experinced as much pleasure as the situation of my health and...
A Letter from You always meets a most joyful reception—Your favor of the 24th of Decr, tho’ it had not a speedy conveyance gave us the latest information, and the most pleasing as it acquainted us that all were well at Mount Vernon —Not having been from this place since the receipt of Your Letter have had but little opportunity of making inquiry relative to its contents—I cannot ascertain that...
In my Letter to You, by the fair American, which was the first; and only conveyance I have had of writing, I intimated my apprehensions of this Climate, and the probability their was of my changeing it for that of Bermuda, which I very sincerely lament not having given the preferrence in the first instance, as I have experienced the utmost inconvenience, and I fear injury from this —I have now...
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 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.”