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Letter not found: to John Fitzgerald, 24 May 1793. Fitzgerald wrote GW on 31 May that he was “duly honor’d by the receipt of your Duplicate under Cover of your letter of 24th Inst.”
Letter not found: to John Fitzgerald, 7 Oct. 1793. GW, in a letter of Wednesday, 9 Oct. , told Fitzgerald that “I wrote to you on Monday”; on Friday, 11 Oct., Fitzgerald acknowledged a letter “of Monday on private business.”
A week rarely passes without bringing me a letter of similar contents with the enclosed. As a common centre I am addressed by all those who know not where else to apply. Altho’ it is apart from my public duties, and I have very little leizure for private occupations yet I have never failed (either by myself or some other) to make a response to the request which has been received. This must be...
The day preceeding my departure from Mount Vernon, the enclosed letter was put into my hands. pressed as I was at the time by other business, I could give it no answer; & the next day when I saw you in Alexandria this matter had escaped me. I give you the trouble, therefore (since you have allowed me the liberty) to fix something with mister Moore on the subject of it. whatever that may be...
Your favor of the 25 ultimo came duly to hand. Presuming that my letter to you of the 28th of April had either miscarried, or that you were employed in the investigation of the Shanandoah (of which I recollected some mention had been made). And having occasion to write to Colo. Hooe on other business I mentioned to him the flour I had for sale; and have, since, accepted the offer he made me...
Enclosed is an open Letter to mister Lee, Collector at Alexandria, requesting him to deliver up the Office books & papers to you; tho’ it would be more regular, & in my opinion better that the matter should be suspended until I return to Philadelphia, (for which place I shall set out tomorrow) when a Commission will issue agreeably to Constitutional modes. I am Sir, &c. LB , DLC:GW . GW’s...
Two or three days after my arrival in this City, I forwarded a Commission appointing you Collector of the Port of Alexandria; to be in force until the end of the next session of Congress, longer than which I could not issue one in the recess of the Senate but there is no instance of that body with-holding its consent to appointments thus made when offered to them for confirmation. I am now...
Enclosed is an answer to the resolutions of the Citizens of Alexandria, which came under a blank cover to me , & which were ordered to be published in the Gazette of that place. But if the 8th resolution is not published along with the others, nor intended to be so, (which seems probable, as it is separate & distinct) I request, in that case, that the answer may not appear; because I have...
I received your favor of the 3d instant a few days ago. If there be any specific agreement, in writing , between Mr Whiting and the occupant of my Lot in Alexandria, I must abide by it, however erroneous the measure; provided it shall appear that the tenant has, or is in a way & condition to comply with his part of the contract. If no such written agreement can be exhibited, I shall not think...
I intended to have written to you on the subject of the enclosed letter, from the Federal City, but by dining in a large company at Mr Laws (the day I parted with you) and examining the public buildings afterwards, I was prevented: and letters from the Secretary of State which I met on the Road, and which required my attention yesterday afternoon I was again prevented from doing it in time for...
Your letter of the 14th instant ⟨ca⟩me to hand in due course of Post, and ⟨w⟩ould have received an earlier acknowledgment had I not been pressed with other business. I have no hesitation in declaring, ⟨t⟩hat the conduct of Mr Thomas Digges towards the United States during the War (in which they were engaged with Great Britain) and since, as far as the same has come to my knowledge, has not...
While the public mind is engaged, and in some degree disturbed by various subjects which have arisen, consequent of a War in which most of the European powers are engaged—with the highest satisfaction I have received assurances from many parts of the United States, of the determined resolution of the Citizens thereof to be neutral, thereby securing to themselves the inestimable blessings...