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Permit me, Gentlemen, to offer to you my sincere thanks for you r Congratulations on the happy events, of Peace and the Establishment of our Independence. If my Conduct throughout the War has merited the confidence of my fellow Citizens—and has been instrumental in obtaing for my Country the blessings of Peace and Freedom—I owe it to that Supreme being who guides the hearts of all—who has so...
The General Assembly of Maryland embrace this Opportunity of expressing the grateful Sense which they and their Constituents entertain of your distinguished Services; services which under the smiles of divine providence have secured the peace, Liberty, and Independance, of these states! Your retirement to private life is a full evidence of that true patriotism which Induced you to draw your...
I feel myself particularly happy in receiving the approbation of the Genl Assembly of Maryland, for those services which my Country had a right to demand, and which it was my duty to render in defence of it. Having happily attained the object for which we had drawn the Sword, I felicitated myself on my approaching return to private life, and I must acknowledge I anticipated an unusual degree...
The great events on which my resignation depended having at length taken place; I have now the honor of offering my sincere Congratulations to Congress & of presenting myself before them to surrender into their hands the trust committed to me, and to claim the indulgence of retiring from the Service of my Country. Happy in the confirmation of our Independence and Sovereignty, and pleased with...
The United states in Congress assembled receive with emotions too affecting for utterance this solemn resignation of the authorities, under which you have led their troops with success through a perilous and a doubtful war. Called upon by your country to defend its invaded rights you accepted the sacred charge before it had found alliances and whilst it was without funds or a government to...
I shall ever cherish a pleasing remembrance, of the welcome reception I have experienced from your Excellency and the Council, on my return to this City, after the happy and honorable termination of the War. The flattering sentiments you entertain of my exertions in defence of our Country, and the favorable point of light in which you place my Character, too strongly demonstrate your...
Altho’ I have taken frequent opportunities, both in public & private, of acknowledging your great zeal, attention & abilities in performing the duties of your Office; yet I wish to make use of this last moment of my public life, to signifie in the strongest terms my entire approbation of your conduct, and to express my sense of the obligations the public is under to you, for your faithful &...
Votre Excellence ne doit pas être surprise que ceux, qui ont eté assez heureux pour cooperer par leurs services au grand acte de la liberté de l’Amerique, vous temoignent le plus grand empressement d’entrer dans une association faite pour consacrer à jamais la memoire de ce grand evenement. J’avouë à Votre Excellence que je ne vois pas des françois admis dans l’illustre Societe de Cincinnatus,...
I arrived here ten days ago from london—I landed at plimouth traveled through england about three hundred miles—and stayd at london five days & i intended to stay some time longer but was prevented by different news I heard from here—your Excellency will not be surprised of that tour of mine—after the americain war it was Certainly Curious to see england & to observe the effect of their...
I must beg leave to gratify a desire, I cannot resist of paying your Exellency in a private letter the most unfeigned homage of my unalterable attachement for you. I shall take particular delight in carrying the marks of an association which you are President-General of. it belonged to a Chief of your merit, who gives to the World in his Person the example of every thing that is great, to...
On the Receipt of Your Excellency’s letter, I took Measures to fulfill the intentions of the Society in which I Have the Honour to be a Member. As our institution was differently interpreted, I wrote a letter to Count de Vergennes of which the inclosed is a Copy, and the Account I gave was printed in a Court Gazette which I Have also the Honour to send—at a King’s Council, this day was a week,...
A yant in-si-que le requeroit d’objet de ma mission fait toute la depeche possible pour me rende à paris, je me suis d’abor supressé de Remettre aux Comtes de Rochambeau, d’Estaing, de grasse au major general marquis de la fayette les depeches dont j’etois chargé pour Eux et ait payez les visites à ceux des officiersResident à paris, qui par leurs cervices et leurs grade dans L’arme francaise...
Whilst all Denomination’s of People bless the happy occasion of your Excellency’s return to enjoy private and domestic felecity, Permit us Sir, (the Members of Lodge No. 39 lately establish’d in Alexandria) to assure Your Excellency that We as a Mystical Body rejoice in having a Brother so near us, Whose pre’eminent Benevolence has secured the Happiness of Millions, and that We shall esteem...
I seize with eagerness, the first moment, in which you enjoy the charms, of a peaceful retirement, and the Satisfaction to find you r self restored, to those, to whom you are dear, after So many dangers, and So much glory; to offer you my hommage, and my felicitations, on the glorious peace, obtained by your Labours, and your success. I have, sir, many rights to partake your Sentimens, on this...
With a pleasing sensibility I received your favor of the 26th, and beg leave to offer you my sincere thanks for the favorable sentiments with which it abounds. I shall always feel pleasure when it may be in my power to render service to Lodge No. 39, and in every act of brotherly kindness to the Members of it; being with great truth Your affecte Brother and Obedt Servant ViAlL .
After as prosperous a journey as could be expected at this season of the year, I arrived at my seat the day before Christmas, having previously divested myself of my official character—I am now a private Citizen on the banks of the Potomack, where I should be happy to see you if your public business would ever permit and where, in the meantime, I shall fondly cherish the remembrance of all...
This Letter will be presented to your Excellency by Mr Godin, a Relation of Mr Van Berkel; who is on his Journey to South Carolina, with Mr Backer & Mr Barron : These Gentlemen have been introduced to me by Mr Robert Morris; a Copy of whose Letter I enclose. Many Foreigners of Distinction, who have been desirous of viewing your Excellency at The Head of an Army, and still more anxious to see...
J’ay Reçu Par le major Lenfant la lettre Dont votre Excellence m’a honnoré comme Presidant De la Société formée Par les officiers Dans l’armée americaine Sous la denomination De Cincinnatus. Je suis flatté De l’honneur qu’Elle m’a fait De me nommer un des Ses membres & Je suis Charmé que Sa majesté ait Bien Voulu me Permettre d’En Porter la Medaille. Je vous prie d’Etre Persuadé que Ce Signe...
The Mayor and Commonalty of Alexandria, impressed with the liveliest Sentiments of affection and gratitude, do most sincerely congratulate your Excellency on your return from the conclusion of a glorious and successful war, to domestic happiness and tranquillity. We, experience a Singular Satisfaction in reflecting that your residence in our neighbourhood will have a happy influence as well on...
Nothing could have contributed more essentially to encrease the satisfaction I experience on my return from a successful War, to the tranquillity of domestic life, than your affectionate Congratulations. To find that neither time nor absence have interrupted or diminished the harmony of our happy neighbourhood, and that the circumstances are most favorable to the growth & prosperity of your...
That your Memorialist in the year 1775 Joined General Montgomery at Montreal, against the Enemies of America, having then been shortly arived at that place from Spain; And Acted, in the American Army as Lieutenant and Adjutant in a Canadian Regiment raised under Col. Livingston & Proceeded with the Regiment to Quebec. Where he received a Seperate Command to Cut off the Supplies of the Enemy,...