• Recipient

    • Bassett, Burwell


Sort: Frequency / Alphabetical

Show: Top 2


Dates From

Dates To

Search help
Documents filtered by: Recipient="Bassett, Burwell"
Results 1-10 of 23 sorted by date (descending)
  • |<
  • <<
  • <
  • Page 1
  • >
  • >>
  • >|
I have duly recieved your favor of July 20 th and thank you for the trouble you have been so good as to take in the case of M. Beauvois . to this I will not add by troubling you with the further enquiries you so kindly offer to make if necessary. it will be the duty of M. Beauvois’ agent to give me any further information necessary, as I am only requested to advise him in his proceedings. this...
I have lately recieved a letter from Mons r Beauvois of Paris , a literary friend & acquaintance of mine, who passed several years in the US. of which letter I give an extract on the next leaf. I am anxious to serve him in the case there stated, but find it necessary first to obtain correct information of the facts and transactions which have taken place in the case in this country, and the...
It would have given me much pleasure to have seen you at Richmond; and it was part of my original plan to have spent a few days with you at Eltham whilst I was in the lower parts of the Country; but an intervention of circumstances not only put it out of my power to do the latter, but would have stopped my journey to Richmond altogether had not the meeting, the time, and the place been of my...
I have just received your favor of the 30th Ulto, which is the only letter I recollect to have had from you these many Months. Thinking that Jack Custis and his Manager Posey, would have more leizure on their hands than might fall to your lot, I desired the former sometime ago to ease you of as much trouble as he could on my acct; but to advice with, & consult you in whatever he did relative...
By Mr Custis I took the liberty of requesting the favor of you to set a value upon the Stock of every kind belonging to me at Claibornes except the Horses & Plantation Utensils which I gave him —I have since wrote to him (of this date) proposing that he shd take all the Corn, wheat, & Provender for the Cattle, so soon as it can be ascertained, at such prices as you shall affix; and if he...
Your favour of the 24th Ult. came to this place just time enough for me to acknowledge the receipt of it before I set out for New York which will be in an hour or two having come to this place at the request of Congress to settle some matters relative to the operations of the ensuing Campaign. My hurry as I am engaged in a good deal of business will not permit me to relate the few occurrances...
It was with great pleasure I recieved your favor of the 27th ulto thereby learning that all our friends at Eltham are well. I thank you heartily for the attention you have kindly paid to my landed affairs on the Ohio, my interest in which I shall be more Careful of as in the worst event, they will serve for an Asylum. Few things of importance have occurred here of late, & to trouble you with...
Letter not found: to Burwell Bassett, 26 Dec. 1775. On 27 Jan. 1776 Bassett wrote to GW : “Your favour of the 26 of Decr is just come to hand.”
Letter not found: to Burwell Bassett, 17 Sept. 1775. On 6 Nov. Bassett wrote to GW : “Your favour of the 17 Sepr came safe to hand.”
I am now Imbarkd on a tempestuous Ocean from whence, perhaps, no friendly harbour is to be found. I have been called upon by the unanimous Voice of the Colonies to the Command of the Continental Army—It is an honour I by no means aspired to—It is an honour I wished to avoid, as well from an unwillingness to quit the peaceful enjoyment of my Family as from a thorough conviction of my own...