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Some little time ago Capt. Gunn formerly an officer in the horse sent me a challenge to fight him upon the footing of equality as Citizens. His reasons for it are he says I injured him in a tryal while I was in command in this Country. He sold a public horse and was called to account for it. To avoid breaking him I refered the matter to a board of Officers in preference to a Court Martial. I...
Mr Watson by whom this will be handed you having some things for you brought with him from England and having it in contemplation to call at Mount Vernon it gives me an opportunity to inform you of my safe arrival with my family. I found Mrs Greene and the children all in good health. I hope the Marquis arrivd safe in Virginia. A report prevails here that his Frigate is cast away near the...
My ill health and the distressing situation of my private affairs for some time past has claimed too much of my Attention to afford me either time or inclination to attend to any thing else. At the time of the meeting of the Cincinnati in Philadelphia I had a dangerous and disagree[able] pain in my breast. It had hung about me then upwards of two months; but by the use of balsam of firr soon...
Since I wrote you by Col. Henley I took a ride to Boston to try my strength and see how traveling would affect me. It increased my complaint but not so much as to discourage my attempting to be at the Cincinnati had not my complaint increased since my return. The Doctor thinks my life would be endangered by attempting to cross the Water and my pain in my stomach increased by riding by land. In...
Your two letters of the 20th and 27th of March both came safe to hand. My indisposition is such I fear it will not be in my power to comply with your wishes if there was no other obstacle. I have a constant pain in my breast and am now so weak as to be incapable of bearing the fatigues of a Journey. Besides which the Doctor thinks it would be dangerous to go by water for fear I might burst a...
I had the pleasure of receiving your letter of the 28th of December last, and having had the Honor of being appointed President of the Cincinnati of Rhode Island, I embrace the earliest opportunity of giving you an Answer. General Varnum, Major Lyman, and myself, are in the appointment to attend the annual General meeting of the order. It is not expected more than One will attend the meeting....
I return your Excellency many thanks for your polite letter accompanying the resolution of Congress, complimenting me with a couple of Cannon. I am not very certain where those Cannon are, but I believe two are in Virginia & three in So. Carolina, and it is no less difficult for me to determine where I would wish those sent which are made choice of for me. If those in So. Carolina should be...
Several Officers belonging to the Southern Army have made application to me to use my interest with your Excellency for obtaining appointments in the peace establishment. Col. Harmer was among the first and a better Officer cannot be found; his whole soul is in pursuit of the profession of Arms. Col. Men t gez is also exceeding anxious to be put upon the establishment both from his fondness...
I am this far on my way to the Northward and should have had the happiness of seeing you before this but have been sick with a fever at Alexandria. I dined at Mount Vernon and went to Alexandria in the Evening and that night was taken with a fever which lasted me nine days. For six days I had no intermission and but little remission. My fever is gone but has left me exceeding weak. While it...
When I wrote you last I did not expect to address you from this place again; but Col. Carrington has detained me upwards of a week to complete the business of his department. On Thursday next we set off by land for the Northward. The Assembly of this State have rejected the impost Act recommended by Congress. Had your circular letter been printed a fortnight earlier I am persuaded it would...