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May it please your Excellency I have presum’d to trouble you again on the same Subject that I did some time ago and hope that you will pardon me for presumeing the Second time to trouble you on a Subject that I am afraid is not agreable to you a Request that Carrys with it very great Marks of Vanaty. I must confess by being made by a Stranger a Man whom you never Saw nor knows nothing of but I...
1797 Feby 7 To Cash paid £9. March 21 Beef 107 lb. 15 d. 2. 4. May 12 2000 Herrings 18/ 1. 16. 50 lb. fine flour 37/
A Meteorological Account of the weather Kept at Mount Vernon 1797 Feby 26 in the Morning 38 S. clear 40 S clear 40 S clear 27 40 S.W cloudy 42 S.W cloudy 42 W cloudy
I have neglected till this Moment to inclose the letter of Mr Smith respecting the plank which you wanted. He is a very honest worthy Man, and as far as my recollection serves me, the prices are such as is usual for choice plank. The freight will be no more than what is customary. From the Industry and attention of this person, I think you may rely that his endeavours will not be wanting upon...
On a day which becomes important in the annals of America as marking the close of a splendid public life, devoted for near half a century to the service of your country; We the undersigned clergy of different denominations in and near the city of Philadelphia, beg leave to join the voice of our fellow citizens, in expressing our deep sense of your public services in every department of trust &...
At a time when you are receiving addresses from all the united States of America, and from many of the considerable corporations in Sd. States. I fear it will be too much intruding upon your time & Patience to receive a line from a Person perhaps unknown to you, though you are well known to him. I never had the Pleasure of Seeing you or being in your Company but once which was in the year 1776...
The Rector, Church Wardens and Vestrymen of the United Episcopal Churches, of Christ Church and St Peter’s, take the Liberty, at this interesting Period of your Retreat from public Life, of offering to you a sincere Testimony of their Veneration of your Character and their Affection for your Person. On an Occasion which, in so lively a Degree, effects the public Mind, we feel a peculiar Source...
I receiv’d your favour this day in answer to mine wrote in January last—from its not having arrived sooner (owing to mine being dated from Lancaster) I wrote you one other some time in Febuary, which I suppose before this you have received—The terms which you mention I think would suit me, and I shall make it my endeavour to be at your Seat (mount Vernon) by the twentieth of march—or at any...
The Secretary of States has the honor to lay before the President of the United States the opinion of the Attorney General, that a secretary may be allowed to a Minister Resident, or Chargé des Affaires. The Secretary has considered the situation of our affairs with the Barbary powers, & particularly with Algiers, and the necessity of a consul to reside there. That altho’ Mr Barlow desires to...
I was yesterday morning walking about in search of ornament Carvers whose work costs two Dollars ⅌ Diem—It occurred to me that I had best enclose this Lre to You as the followg words to the Commrs may save perhaps 10,000 Ds. "You will order Jno. Hadfeild to avoid all superfluous & useless ornaments’—pardon this in trusion which I make as short as possible. With unfeigned esteem respect &...
The EDITOR of the STUDIES OF NATURE , indulges the idea that in dedicating to you the AMERICAN Edition of a work, so much esteemed, he does not take a disrespectful or unwelcome license. As a member of the human family, he finds a superior gratification, in testifying his respect for a character, equally known and revered among mankind. As an AMERICAN CITIZEN, he feels a sweet satisfaction in...
The near approach of the period of your leaving this city, suggests the propriety of my making a request, previous to Your departure, which I hope You will find no difficulty in granting—It is, Sir, that You will do me the favor of directing Your Secret ar y to return to me sundry Testimonials in my behalf, which I deposited in your hands, soon after the Commencement of the Government. With a...
I thank the great spirit for protecting us through the Various paths which we have trod since I was last at this place—As I am told you are about to retire from public business, I have come to pay my last address to you as the great Chief of the fifteen fires, and am happy to find that I have arriv’d here in time to address you once more as Father, and to advise with you on the business of our...
Considering that I have not the honor of being known to you, I fear I shall be justly charged with an unreasonable share of Confidence, in the liberty I take in troubling you With this letter. About the Middle of last Month, Genl Gun & Colo. Tatnal, Signified to me their wish of Seeing me Appointed Surveyor of the Port of Savannah in the State of Georgia, where I reside, And Genl Gunn was good...
Your favor of the 20th would have been sooner attended to, but the mails have lately come in, very irregularly, & always late at night. Mr Davidson’s will be taken up as soon as we have a full board which will be the last of this or beginning of next week—what Mr Davidson alludes to in his memorial, where he says, deviations have been made since the publication of the engraved plan, we know...
I in behalf of a Numbers of prisoners at present Confined in the Goal of this City who have at Different Courts within a year past Received Sentence of Confinement for Life to hard Labour and Solitude the Charges or Indictments are all one or two Excepted that of Forgery, Numbers for that of Uttering Bank Paper which was said to be Counterfeit and I believe from the Conversation I have had...
Whilst, at the approach of your official separation from the Government of the United States, you are greeted from every part of the Union, with the most ardent expressions of gratitude and regret, permit the Common Council of Philadelphia, to join their tribute, to the general voice. From your long residence among us, we feel a peculiar interest in your happiness, and a peculiar pride in your...
The Select Council of the City of Philadelphia, deeply impressed with gratitude for the distinguished Services you have rendered your Country, beg leave to express their entire approbation of your Administration, their regret at your retirement from the station of Chief Magistrate, and their wishes for your future happiness. We cannot describe the emotions which a review of your public and...
At the request of the Marshall of the Delaware State Mr Allen McLane, I take the Liberty to inform you, that I think him an Active good Officer, and that in my Opinion he is well Qualified, to execute the Office of Collector of the Port of Wilmington in the state of Delaware, and in case the Appointment should be Conferred on him, Apprehend he will discharge the duties thereof to the entire...
1797 Feby 25 Dr. Mansion house for the work of 8 hands ⅌ Week 48 Cr. By Waggon hauling Stocks at Dogue run 2 " do hauling Posts & Rails 3 " do hauling Hay to Mansion house 1 " 3 horse Cart hauling Posts & Rails 2 " do hauling Manure to Garden 3 " do hauling Meal & Bran from Mill 1 " 2 Horse Cart hauling Hay & Straw 2
The following facts and results are respectfully suggested for consideration. 1. The military establishment is deficient in its complement of men. Besides, 2d There are 806 Soldiers whose times of service will expire in the course of the year 1797 and who must be replaced by inlistments. 3. The two Companies of Dragoons consist of One hundred and twenty six non commissioned Officers and...
In looking forward to the period which is intended to terminate the career of your public life, our feelings will not permit us to suspend the deep acknowledgments of that debt of gratitude, which is your due from a Country to whose Independance and Happiness you have so essentially contributed. The interesting scene of your intended retirement revives in the minds of our fellow Citizens in...
The Secretary of State has the honor to lay before the President of the United States three letters this day received from Mr J.Q. Adams. The note in French inclosed in his No. 88. is directed to the Committee for foreign affairs, to inform them that he was authorized to confer & prepare arrangements for ameliorations of the commercial treaty between the two republics, and desired to be...
I was duely favored with Yours of 13th And the seeds which I delivered to the Gardener—I am sincerely happy in finding You approve my various Schemes—And as to the Distillery—will make it appear at least a 50 pCt trade have bought about 100 Barlls Corn at 20/. Another 100 will do untill late in the Fall When more will come in. And the Tailings will do for sometime to Mix with the Corn. Have...
Upon this auspicious day—and in contemplation of an approaching public event, the most affecting, which can ever occur to us, either as Men, as Citizens, or as your former fellow Soldiers, we desire to congratulate, and address you. As Men we offer to you the homage of a pure and heartfelt affection—As Citizens we express to you the gratitude, which results from a just sense of the highest...
While offering to you our congratulations on the return of this auspicious day, we cannot refrain from mingling an expression of extreme regret at the approaching close of your Political Life. When we beheld you as Commander in Chief of the Armies of America, leading us to Victory and the establishment of National independence, and after having accomplished this grand object, retiring from...
With a sense of gratitude, which words can but feebly express, I transmit to you the just account of an obligation, infinitely endeared by the manner, in which it was conferred, and the delicacy with which it has been mentioned. Rendering to you the assurance of an inviolable attachment, I am Sir, Your much obliged, faithful, and affectionate Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I beg leave to inform you, that Major Allen McLane whose merit and fidelity as a military officer are so well known, & who is now marshal of Delaware State, an office of more burden than profit, is desirous of succeeding Mr Stockton in the loan office, in case the latter should be appointed Collector at Wilmington. Major McLane understands that his name is on the list of candidates for the...
Inclosed is an Address which by directions I have the honour to transmit to you and flatter my self the sentiments it contains will ever be greatfull to your memory although exhibited only by a small part of your fellow Citizens whos attatchment to your person and Character I hope corresponds with my own which I can with truth assure you Sir is pecular to any language I can express. I am Sir...
Your Highly & most Esteemed favour of the 18th Currant Duely reached me by the last evenings Post and in reply I have the Honour to mention to your Excellency George Root who will have the Honour of handing this is the man from whom I purchased the two bay mares of which I had the Honour of giving you a full discription in my letter in reply to your Original request and which my hope is will...
Resolved That the thanks of this Board be given, to His Excellency George Washington, for his obliging Communications respecting Manures and Vegetation. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
We had the honor of receiving yours of the 17th Inst. by last mail—The ideas expressed in your former Letter were perfectly understood, as you will see, by our answer of yesterday. We wish a Bill to incorporate the Commissioners, may be passed by Congress—It will obviate many inconveniencies & place the property of the United–States in a more eligible situation than heretofore—We had some Idea...
We had the honor of your favor of the 15th Instant—Your Ideas respecting the Capitol are those which have been the prevailing ones with us for some time—No step has been omitted to put things in a state for advancing that building, as far as possible during the present Season; and we expect it to progress 30 additional feet, at least, by December next—You would see by our last Letters to you,...
We the undersigned Merchants of the District of Delaware, feeling ourselves interested in the appointment of an officer to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Major Bush our late Collector, do beg leave to recommend to your attention his Brother Dot David Bush as a person in every respect qualified to fill the Office. DNA : RG 59--State Department.
It is with peculiar pleasure, that I contemplate your having been preserved to the present period; sustained under the weight of that service to which you have been called, by the unanimous vote of your electors; uniformly pursued the prosperity of the United States; concluded upon returning to the enjoyment of domestic happiness; secured the lustre of your character; & communicated to the...
In obedience to a resolution entered into at a meeting held in the Town of Sunbury on the 27th January, consisting of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas, the Grand Jury, and a very respectable number of citizens of the County of Northumberland in the State of Pennsylvania, I have now the honor to present you as well with a copy of the proceedings of the said meeting, as with an address...
The President will read with pleasure the postscript of the inclosed letter from Robert Montgomery our Consul at Alicante, which I have received this day—excepting what relates to the capture of another American vessel by Tripo li; concerning which however Mr Barlow’s words are consoling. The last sentence broken by the seal I read thus—"I have taken now what I think will be effectual measures...
Expostulatory Letter to George Washington, of Mount Vernon, in Virginia, on his continuing to be a proprietor of Slaves. by Edward Rushton. Oh! reflect that your rights are the rights of mankind That to all they were bounteously given, And that he who in chains would his fellow man bind Uplifts his proud arm against heaven. Liverpool Printed. 1797 In July last the following letter was...
The Secretary of State respectfully lays before the President of the U. States the draught of an answer to the Grand Master of Malta. If approved & signed, the Secretary proposes to commit the same to the care of M. Maisonneuve who desires to be Consul at Malta, who forwarded the letter from the Grand Master, and to whom Mr La Colomb (who is settled in Philadelphia) will send the packet by a...
On the 1st of Janry I had pleasure of writing to you a long letter, which I hope you will have received before this shall reach you. But having now nothing to say, but to repeat the expressions of my veneration & affection for you, I shall not trouble you with many words on the occasion. The language of gratitude & friendship may be as concise, as energetic. I believe you are convinced few...
Some time since I did myself the pleasure to wait on You through the Medium of my Friends Messrs Thompson & Veitch, with the present of an old Cheshire Cheese. The gracious manner in which you was pleased to receive it—and the growing respect I feel for Your Character—influences me to supplicate Your Condescension, to receive another at my hands—which I hope you will be pleased to do. At this...
Conscious as I am of the Importance of your Time I yet must take the Liberty to intrude so far on it as to solicit from your Justice that Redress the malicious attack on my Character calls for. I trust there are no doubts on your Excellencys Mind relative to it and it is but a Duty owing to Myself and Family to have such unmeritted aspersions refuted Whilst it is to you I can appeal for that...
When we contemplate the near approach of your retirement from public to private Life, as announced to your Fellow Citizens, in your Address of the 17th of September last; we should be wanting in duty to our own feelings, and those of our Constituents, if we did not cordially embrace this last occasion, to join the grateful Voice of the American Nation, in the Acknowledgment of your long...
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...
Le Sr Fréderic Jacques Wichelhausen, venant de nous présenter les lettres patentes, qui font foi de sa nomination au poste de Consul des Etats Unis de l’Amerique pour le port de cette Ville, nous ne tardons pas, de marquer à Votre Excellence, combien il nous est agréable, que Son choix pour cet employ est tombé sur une personne, que les talens que nous lui connoissons, Ses merites & Sa loyauté...
I had the Honour to have your Excellencys highly Esteemed favour of the 13th Currant which covered Six hundred Dollars Duly handed me by the Evening after the day of its date by Mr Crawford and also that of the 11th Covering a Duplicate of your first, and in reply beg leave to mention to you That I shall forward the two mares which I had the Honour to purchase for you about the Middle of the...
It gives me real & heartfelt concern to mention, that it is an Age Since I had the Honor & Happiness of a Line from you, whom I now & always have Esteemed as the first and most Virtuous Man of this Age. The Feild of European Politics has Undergone great Changes Since your last—that Change will Still Produce more, untill Every State, Monarchist or Republican is Convulsed; But I trust the United...
Your letter of 5th came duely, And have now to hand You reports of last Week, in Writing of which in mistake began on the wrong end of 3 page—I am sorry that I have hitherto been unsucessful in procuring Fowls from Mr —It is said we are too late—And they are all sold—Shall still try—I have never heard from Mr Carter, And if I do not in a few days Shall try in some other place—Am Glad You are...
The inclosed letter has come to my particular care, from the Earl of Buchan, with directions to forward it in such a way that You might receive it safe, as he suspected several of his letters had been opened & detained in England when sent thr’o the channel of the Mail. I am proud to have the opportunity to declare, that I am with the most profound Esteem & Respect, most Honored sir Yr very...
I have examined the journals of the House of Representatives and also of the Senate respecting your message to Congress of the 18th of February 1793 accompanied with a report and plot of the territory of the United States on Patowmack. In each House an order was made that the message lie on the table. On the next day the Clerk of the House of Representatives delivered to the Senate a message...