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My brother Joseph C Cabell who will deliver you this letter has just returned from Europe where he has been for several years past in pursuit of health & information. I take the liberty to make him known to you; & to assure you I shall feel myself much gratified by any attentions or civilities you may do him the honor to shew him during his short stay in Washington I have the honor to be with...
This will be presented to you by Mr. Woodward, who will shortly pass through Washington on his way to New-York—Permit me to introduce him to your acquaintance as a gentleman of talents and respectability. Any attentions which you may extend to Mr. Woodward, will be acknowledged as a favor conferred on me. I have the honor to be with the highest respect Sir yr. Obt. Servt. DLC : Papers of...
I laid before the General Assembly of Virginia the letter which I had the honor to receive from you enclosing the Act of Congress for laying out and making a road from Cumberland in the State of Maryland to the State of Ohio, together with the partial report of the Commissioners: and I have now the honor to enclose you the Copy of an Act of the General Assembly, giving the assent of this State...
Mr. William McKindley, a member of the General Assembly from the County of Ohio, having informed me of his intention to return to his County by way of the City of Washington, I have requested him to take charge of a letter to you enclosing the copy of an Act of the General Assembly “giving the assent of this State to an Act of Congress for laying out and making a road from the river Patowmac...
I have the honor to enclose you a copy of a letter this morning received from General Mathews covering the Copy of another which he had written to the Secretary of State; and also a Copy of a letter, without Signature, which I this morning received from Hampton. They State the daring insult offered to our Flagg, in the illegal and savage attack made by the British Ship of War Leopard on the...
I received by Express last night the copy of a correspondence between Commodore Douglass and the Mayor of the Borough of Norfolk, together with information that the British Squadron had taken its station in Hampton Roads at the mouth of Elizabeth river, for the declared purpose of preventing any Vessel from going to or from Norfolk—I should have taken measures to give you early information of...
I have received your letter of the 8th. authorizing the Executive of this State to call into immediate service such a portion of the Militia as might be judged necessary & most convenient, for the defence of Norfolk, & the Gunboats at Hampton & in Mathews, & for the protection of the Country against the hostile acts of the British Squadron now blockading Norfolk—You will before this, have...
I do myself the pleasure to enclose for your perusal, a copy of a letter this morning received from General Mathews, together with copies of certain other papers accompanying it, giving the latest intelligence from Norfolk—you will perceive that the British Vessels have left Hampton Roads, but it does not appear from any information afforded by the enclosed papers, that they have left our...
Since my letter to you of the 15th. positive information has been received that all the British Vessels had left the waters of the Chesapeake, and had taken their station off Cape Henry, but still within our jurisdictional limits. This apparent respect to the authority of the Government, added to the assurances of General Mathews that the force now under his command, exclusive of the...
I am sorry that the information I must now give is not calculated to strengthen those hopes which might have been excited by my last that the British Squadron intended to respect the authority of our Government—I enclose for your perusal a copy of a letter this morning received from General Mathews, together with copies of his instructions to Captains Shepard & Taylor, and also of the report...