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Letter not found: from George Lewis, 10 Oct. 1795 . On 13 Oct., GW wrote Lewis: “Your letter of the 10th instant I received after I had commenced my journey for Philadelphia.”
Letter not found : from George Clinton, 14 Sept. 1794. Edmund Randolph wrote Clinton on 17 Sept.: "In acknowledging your Excellency’s letter of the 14th instant, to the President of the United States, I am only expressing surprize at the delay in the passage of my letters. . . . The President thanks you for the information from Ontario County; but he had received the substance of it thro’...
Letter not found: from George Clendenin Clendinen , 1 Dec. 1790. In a letter to Clendenin Clendinen dated 21 Feb. 1791 , GW refers to Clendenin’s Clendinen’s letter of “the 1st of December.”
Last evenings post brought me your letter—acknowledging the receipt of my letter of the first instant with a bank note of one hundred dollars on Acct of my Brother Howell—his absence prevents my saying any thing with respect to the interest, which he certainly ought to have consider’d when he forwarded the principal, he is at present over the ridge with his family. by the first opportunity—I...
Letter not found: from George Eimbeck, 28 April 1794. An entry in GW’s executive journal for 15 May reads: “Received a letter from Geo. Eimbeck, Savanna 28 April 1794 on the subject of obtaining his pay &c. for services in the last war. Referred it to The Secy. of War” ( JPP Dorothy Twohig, ed. The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797 . Charlottesville, Va., 1981. , 303). For...
Mr Ralph presents his respects to The President of The United states, and encloses a plan for establishing a free-school in the city of Washington. Mr Ralph has been deputed to solicit The President’s patronage; and, he purposes to inquire, at 1 oClock, if his Excellency be at leisure. AL , DLC:GW . The Rev. George Ralph (c.1752–1813) was rector of Christ Church, Washington Parish. He later...
Letter not found: from George Steptoe Washington, 10 Dec. 1790. In his letter to George Steptoe Washington of 19 Dec. 1790, GW wrote “From the tenor of your letter of the 10th inst. which came to my hands on thursday last, it does not appear that Lawrence is to come on to this place with you, for he is not mentioned in any part of the letter.”
Letter not found: from George Clinton, c.21 July 1795. On 27 July, GW wrote Edmund Randolph: “My Letters for the Post Office in Alexandria, had been sent off some hours before the enclosed dispatches were put into my hands, by the young Gentleman whose name is mentioned in Govr Clintons letter to me, also forwarded.”
Letter not found: from George Clinton, 18 Dec. 1793. On 25 Dec., GW wrote Clinton : “Your favor of the 18th instt enclosing a statement of sales of lots in Coxburgh, belonging to us, has been duly received.”
Letter not found: from George Augustine Washington, c.31 July–20 Aug. 1790. In a letter to GW of 20 Aug. 1790 , George Augustine Washington wrote, “my Letter subsequent to the 30th Ulto would give you information of the safe arrival of Will and the order in which the things were rcd sent in the same Vessel.”
The inclos’d bill of one hundred dollars was sent me yesterday by my Brother Howell, with a request that I should forward it to you, He is much concerned that you should have been so troubled in this business—Your letter informing him, of his note being in your possession; did not reach him in Culpeper untill some few dayes since, otherwise he observes, the money should have been forwarded...
I want words to preface a letter more respectfully to you—It is my pride & boast, that you & my dear Father were intimate, & you have occasionally honoured me with your notice. I have been ill, and still am Invalid, but have strength to wield a pen to assert, I am proud of you , & the stand you have made against a dangerous precedent alarming to future generations of United Columbia—Why should...
I have taken the liberty to place your Name upon a keg filled with Pekán Nuts. May I beg of you to present them to your Lady—whose acceptance I should feel as an honour conferred on one who subscribes himself, impressed with Sentiments of the highest respect, Sir, Your most obedient and very humble Servant ALS , DLC:GW . This letter is docketed “From Judge Turner 1st Dec. 1795,” but that date...
With due submission I beg leave to offer myself for the Office of Surveyor for the district of Baltimore, which by the death of Colo. Ballard has become vacant. altho’ this is the first time I have the Honor of addressing your Excellency I flatter myself that it will not be considered too presumtive to say that I have had the Honor of serving my Native Country from the commencement to the...
My friends have advised me to offer myself a candidate for the office of Marshall or Sheriff of New Jersey. I⟨n⟩ conformity with their advice, & in pursuance of my own inclination to Serve under the present Goverment in any reputable Station I take the Freedom of requesting that you will, Sir be pleased to put my name in Nomination for the Above office; I could easily procure a Number of...
I recd your Letter dated 13th april 1794 Wherein you requested me to watch over your land on four mile run—this I have done with all possible care; and find it morally impossible to prevent depredations, oughing chiefly to the distance I live from the premises, and the caution in windy weather, and halling the wood away in the night. Mr William pearce your Maneger was at My house yesterday and...
I have the honor to transmit you inclosed the Exemplification of an Act of the Legislature of this State—ratifying the Amendment of the Constitution of the United States proposed by the Senate and House of Representatives at their last Session respecting the Judicial Power thereof, and am with the highest Respect your Most Obedient Servant Copy, DNA : RG 46, Third Congress, 1793-95, Senate...
The numerous applications which no doubt your Excellency has received from candidates for public favour, and the superior abilities which such a range of choice must afford, impress me with great doubts as to the propriety of any application from me. I have taken a liberty, however, which I hope your Excellency will excuse—in thus soliciting the favour of your nomination to place me in some...
Since the adoption of the Constitution in this State, I have undertaken though with a trembling heart to ask your intrest in appointing me an Officer in the Naval department of this State, for my maintainance, though I must seriously acknowledge to you that I little deserve it, But I must inform your honnor that I am at this Period voi’d both of Fortune & friends, which induce’s me to implore...
A few days ago, as I promised in my last I shoud do, I took a full view of your Estate in this place; its soil does not altogether answer my expectation, however its situation with the advantages ariseing therefrom will make it a very agreeable little Farm, and as your terms are such that I can conveniently purchase under will esteem it a singular favour you will not dispose of it to any other...
As the two fugitive Ladies from St Domingo who addressed those two letters to you which I now return in this inclosure lived very retired from their coming into this place I had heard nothing more respecting them than from the report of three of the Inhabitants acting as a Committee to inquire into the situation and wants of the French strangers that had temporary residence among us—That they...
I have the Honor to transmit (inclosed) a Letter addressed to me by the Consul of the French Republic at this Place dated the 18th Instant, remonstrating against the Continuance in this Harbour of the Brig Swallow a British Letter of Marque, as inconsistent with the Treaty subsisting between the United States and his Nation. I also inclose for your Excellency’s Information on this Subject a...
The treatment I met with at Princeton & the Character I bear (which I know I am innocent of) here, are great Grievances to me, especially as I have undergone a great many Difficulties, I shall stear my Course towards my native [country] let the Consequence be what it will. For it is better for me to live in Contentment & Quietude, than a life Contempt & Ignominy. I have not had any thing this...
Confidential Sir New York, 24th February 1792 It is reported here that Colo. Smith either has or intends to resign the Office of Supervisor of the Excise for this District; Under this Impression and a Conviction that from the Nature of that Office there is none that it is more necessary should be filled with a Man of Discretion, Integrity and weight in the Community I begg leave to mention for...
Mrs Lewis’s indisposition has detained me in the country for eight dayes past, which prevented my getting your letter of the 7th Inst. untill to day, otherwise it would have been immediately acknowledged. With respect to Mr Parks, he is a young Man in the Mercantile line, appears industrious and attentive to his buisness. I have known him for twelve months past, and from his conduct since...
Mr Meades most respectful Compliments to the President, & takes the liberty, of Informing him, that his Seed arrived, in the Mohawk, from London, & on enquiry of the Capt. for it, he informd him, it was sent to the Custom house. Mr Meade sent the Original order a Year ago, & the Vessell never arrived, he repeated it some time since, to his Correspondent George Barclay Esqr., who writes him 28...
Allow me to beg your acceptance of a Buffalo Robe adorned with porcupine quills, after the manner of the Missouri Indians. I take the liberty of offering you this, because it may, possibly, be rare in the Atlantic States. Captain Springer will do me the favour of handing it to you, together with a dozen of Beavers’ Tails—for the dressing of which the inclosed is the Canadian Receipt. With...
YOU will see my name against the ratification of Mr. Jay’s Treaty, which in the main, met my approbation; but I confess the clause admitting Britons and Americans to hold property in our respective coun⟨t⟩rie⟨s⟩, fills me with anguish and alarm. Though the appearance of reciprocity is held up, I cannot impl⟨i⟩ci⟨t⟩ly submit to the existence of the reality. Amer⟨i⟩ca who has a quantity of...
permit me to Introduce to your particular favr and Respect Our Brother Batis. Dequan, The Kascaska chief, who So early as the Year eighty One, made his personal appearance with offers Of his decided and determinate Friendship and Affection to the United States, to which he as ever Since adheard with all his nation and those In Alliance with him —King dequan Informs me that he has prevaild upon...
I do myself the honor to enclose to you a copy of an Order of the Council of this State dated the 17th Instant. The facts on which the complaints are founded are real, and capable of being supported by the most unequivocal testimonials—I am well aware of the delicacy of a proceding which should lead us into a dispute with the Catholic Monarch; and of the pain it must necessarily give our great...
The letter enclosed, came under cover to me from General Mathews by yesterday’s mail. In opening the latter, the seal of the former was a little injured. With every consideration of delicacy on my part, and of respect to the Executive of the Union on the other, I make this the occasion to mention, that, by the same mail, as well as by other conveyances, I am advised of such a general...
Being informed by Giles who arrived this morning that You expected being here as soon as he would or shortly after I cannot suppose that this will find You in Philadelphia unless You are unexpectedly detain’d—Very contrary to my expectation and wish I have been prevented returning untill last night. I was on my way as far as Westmoreland and should have been here by the time I mentioned in a...
I have lately understood that Mr Robert Young appointed Surveyor of Nottingham District Patuxent River has declined to accept the Appointment —I therefore take the Liberty to recommend to your Excellency Mr James Hopewell, a Friend of mine, a Gentleman who I think will discharge the Trust with the strictest Fidelity & punctuality, & who, being situated on the very Spot, at Town Creeke, is in...
après bien des peines et des traverses, c’est en Amérique, c’est auprès de vous, que je viens chercher un azyle, et mon pere. j’avois aspiré depuis long-temps après cet heureux moment, qui toujours avoit fui devant moi. je commence à espérer maintenant davantage. comme c’est à votre nom, que je dois le bonheur de me trouver enfin dans ma seconde Patrie; ce sera sûrement encore à vous, que je...
The indians have in the county of Kenawa committed many hostilities; some of which I beg leave to enumerate. They killed a man near point pleasant; took a young man a negrofellow prisoners have shot at others, who made their escape, and have taken between twenty and thirty head of horses, together with other outrages to the manifest injury & distress of the inhabitants. If protection is not...
I do myself the honor of acknowledgeing the receipt of your polite & friendly letter of the 10th of June with the testimonial inclosed, for which you will please to accept my thanks. When I encouraged the idea of leaving the United States, it was at a time when my Mind was fully impressed, with the ungratefull reward, I had received from the State of Georgia, for faithful Servises, and not...
The great importance of selecting persons speedily for the offices created by the british treaty, & the difficulty of finding those who may be in all respects competent to the duties required, have suggested the belief that it might not be unacceptable to the Executive to receive from various parts of the Union the names of Candidates who may be thought most suitable. under the impressions of...
I am extremely sorry that I have not been sooner able to obey your Instructions in regard to enquiring of Mr Porters fitness for the command of the cutter. As he is by Birth a New England Man I first sought among the Gentlemen from that Country for his character and found them unfavourab⟨l⟩y impressed; two circumstances were alledged to his prejudice such as his having been in a manner...
I suppose you will be surprised to receive a letter from a person who you never saw or likely never heard of but from what I have been told by my Father I have reason to suppose that you are nearly related to me My Grandmother was born at Dorcester in Yorkshire whoes maiden name was Washington & I am Informed was a sister to you. I am at present a Lieut. of the British Navy on half pay but...
A few days ago I was in Gloucester County; whilst there, I rode through a tract of Land a Gentleman in Company informed me belong to you; he said you offered it for sale a few years ago, but coud not tell me the terms. If Sir, you are still inclinable to dispose of it, and your terms are such as I can purchase under, dont doubt but we may bargain. Will thank you for a line on the subject, when...
Impressed with a high idea of your desire to patronize those Arts which improve & embellish life, I beg leave to sollicit your Acceptance of the Prints which accompany this letter. My intention of presenting them made me take the liberty to insert Your Name in the list of Subscribers, a circumstance which, considering the motive, I hope you will have the goodness to excuse. It would not become...
I have communicated to Judge Phillips the contents of the several letters with which you honor’d me on the 16th of April — and I have the pleasure to inform you that the young Lees & Brents mentioned by your Nephew will probably be admitted at Andover, and if it happens otherwise they will be received at Exeter into the Academy there which is an Establishment in all respects similar & enjoys...
On my return yesturday from Berkley I found Your two favors of the 28th Ulto & 7th Inst. —when I left this my intention was to have return’d on Monday last, but the most excrutiating pain in my jaws and teeth, attended with a severe inflamation kept me in a constant state of misery—deprived me almost wholy of rest and has very much reduced me. a tooth which had been very troublesome before,...
As I suppose that a number of Officers must be appointed to carry the Excise Law into execution, I wish to give the President such information as I have relative to the persons who I suppose would willingly accept such an appointment. William Drew Esqr. has been annually elected by the Legislature of Masstts Collector of excise for the County of Plimouth for six or seven Years last past, and...
About the 14 of last month I wrote you a letter, from Lancaster County (this State) and from my not receiving an answer & some other circumstance I have some doubt whither you have receiv’d it or not—the purpote of which was, that I was informed by your letter to Mr Geo: Fitzhugh of King George County (with whome you had been on a contract, and who has since declined it) of your in tent to...
The death of Mr Harris having made a vacancy in the Revenue at Marblehead I am informed that Col. Joshua Orne will offer himself as a Candidate for the office. I am so strongly impressed with an idea of the importance it is to the Revenue to have the best men employed in it that I cannot refrain from testifying to you “that Col. Orne is one of the very few men, within my knowledge, who wou’d...
The disappointment which I fear Mr Thompson will undergo grieves me very much as it is on my Account he is so much involved in Debt, better had I received no Encouragement to get any Articles & I to have went naked home with Mr Cotoney, than I to involve him in such a Debt & no likelihood of his desolving it unless through your Assistance. If you conceived the pain I feel when I hear that the...
Upon reciving in this Town your proclamation locating a district of ten mile Square it was deemed proper to run the two first lines to discover the point on Great Hunting creek which was to be the Begening of the district, it appears from this actual Survey that running from the Court house a South West Cour[s]e 160 poles that we were brought to Potowmack river above the mouth of Great Hunting...
I transmit you enclosed a letter from Don Thomas Stoughton Consul of his Catholic Majesty in this State, together with his deposition respecting a French Privateer called La Vengeance and her prize now in this port. This Privateer is not designated to me in any communication from the Secretary of War, as one originally equipped or fitted out in the United States, nor have I any other evidence...
Owing to my not having been in Town for some Days past I did not receive your Letter as soon as might have been expected—I now inclose you an Answer respecting our Lands in Coxburgh which may be shewn to Mr Cooper —I think it proper at the same Time for your private Information to be a little more particular on the Subject; Knowing the Character and Circumstances of the Man, I have no Idea...