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The petition enclosed, I have this moment received with the request of the subscribers “to forward it to the President of the United States.” General Boyd’s character as a brave experienced soldier, an uniform & a firm republican, & a zealous friend to the existing Government, has often directed the anathemas of its foes against him, & every insidious measure to wound & injure him. Of these...
The unparalleled events of Europe are deeply interesting to this Country, & are unfathomable in regard to their results, to those who are not informed of the affairs of the cabinet. On these I wish for information, so far & no farther than you can communicate it with propriety, in confidence: & whether they will require an earlier meeting of Congress, or of the Senate, than that already...
The subject of this letter, is the celebration of the 4th of July at Lexington; a fete which I hope will be honored by your company. The crisis appears to require every measure for animating the friends of our Independence. In this quarter they are sensible of it, & are making every exertion for honoring the day. Your ideas on this subject, as communicated by accident, always struck my mind...
I am honored by your letter of the 5th, & thank You for the communications it contains. Your system of policy, a vigorous preparation for war, appears to be wise & secure. If Britain is, as she seems to be, so mad as to indulge all her vindictive feelings & visionary pursuits in regard to this Country, we shall then be prepared to meet her on martial ground, & have every prospect, under Divine...
I am just informed of the death of Mr. Lovell, naval officer of this port, & think that our friend the Honble Jonathan Loring Austin would fill the place in a manner that will meet the entire approbation of Government & that will be honorable to himself. Mr Austin has been Secretary, & also Treasurer of this Commonwealth, & in both houses of the Legislature, has a compleat knowledge of...
I have the honor of enclosing a letter of the 10th, received from the Honble Aaron Hill of Boston, covering a copy of one dated the 3d (instead of the 2d,) from the British Captain Mounsey to the Selectmen of Camden, and of another of the 30th of October from Major General King, & also a letter & statement of the 4th from Colo Foot to Mr Hill, on the subject of the late events at Camden; all...