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ALS : American Philosophical Society Will yoúr Excellency give me leave to transcribe at the foot of the present the latest important news we gott here from the Continent if she knew it already, She will excúse ús Zeal from the pleasúre we natúrally felt on the Arrivall of two bottoms from oúr frends in those qúarters, we have seven Sail in oúr harboúr and some more are dayly expected; may we...
L : American Philosophical Society His Excellency John Jay Esqr. having given us his address at passy, we beg leave to put a letter under Your Excellencys Cover, requesting in case said Gentleman Should be moved from thence, you Will please to cause it to be forwarded, and as we Have not had the honour of addressing you since the Change of the firm of our House we pray you to observe that it...
LS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania We had the honour of Addressing your Excellcy. on the 24th. Octr. last on the subject of 4 Small Continl. Bills endors’d by Mr. Wm. Foster for The Honble. R R Livingston, on Which we have no reply. We now are to give you advice of having Endorsed 2 Continl. Bills No. 279 & 280—in date of 31st Jany. 1782 for 300 Dollrs. pble. to George putnam—which we...
ALS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania Not being honour’d with any of yr. Excellency’s Letters since the 1st. of July when we dated our last respects to you, the Subject of the present will be only on 4 small Continental bills remitted us here by our friend Wm. Foster Esqr. of Boston and Wch our Banker Sir John Lambert return’d us for want of their being endorss’d by R R Livingston Esqr. to...
LS : American Philosophical Society By the earliest opportunity after the arrival of the Brig Firebrand Capn. Caleb Trowbridge from Boston in forty eight days. We have the honor of forwarding to your Excelly. the Letters we received to your address, we had not an opportunity of acknowledging with propriety the Letter we were favoured with, in date of 4 Feby. untill all the accounts relative to...
ALS : South Carolina Historical Society That we further Apprize your Excellency of our having deliver’d (on our being applied to for it) the last part of the Remaining Goods of the United States which had remained in our possession or at least had always been under our Immediate direction, about Which it may be proper to remark there has never been the least difficulty Concerning their...
ALS : American Philosophical Society That we express our Satisfaction at the punctuality wth. which you have honor’d those Acceptations that Concern’d us, though your Excellency will naturally suppose we must think it a Very agreable Circumstance to us Which we readily acknowledge, yet we beg leave to assure your Excellency that we rejoice at it as much from the Consideration that the Credit...
ALS : American Philosophical Society That Agreable to the Contents of our last letter in date of the 24th. Ulto. we now inform your Excellcy. that the Honble. Thos. Barclay Esqr. Consul Genl. in France for America has received all the Continental Goods out of Messrs Van Arp & Co (the Ship Directrs) Warehouses, Which has relieved us from the Conseqce. [Consequence] of the Very disagreable...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Though we have nothing to add on the Business Which we are sorry has given your Excellency & ourselves so much trouble— yet it may be some Satisfaction to you we should Confirm what we said before of the Continental goods being now at the disposal of the Honble. Thos. Barclay Esqr. & His Excy. Mr. Adams who doubtless have apprized you thereof, & of the...
ALS : American Philosophical Society May It please your Excellency We should now Inform you that we have been so happy after Conferring sundry times with the Owners of the Dutch Ships to have settled that business so far as to have been enabled already to Offer the Goods to his Excellency Mr. Adams to whom they will be deliver’d the moment H. E shall please & find it convenient to receive...
ALS : American Philosophical Society We now beg leave to Confirm to your Excellency What we had the honor of writing you last post, to Which we can have nothing to add on our part and of course can only keep your Excellency informed of the progressive Steps that are daily taken towards bringing the Affair in Question to a final Issue to your Satisfaction, which will not be less so to us, as...
LS : American Philosophical Society In answer to the letter your Excellency honoured us with in date of 26 Ulto:, & to that which his Excellency John Adams, did us also the honour of writing to us, to mention proposals in conformity of those of your Excellency, About the Vessels which were disappointed of Mr Gillon’s Convoy. We wrote Your Excellency before, at the particular desire of His...
ALS : American Philosophical Society In Consequence of our respects to your Excellcy. dated 20th. Sepr. since which we are deprived of your favors, we Communicated the Contents of the last to his Excy. John Adams Esqr. as soon as his health would admit of it who told us he was quite a Stranger to this business, but would (we think) write to your Excellcy. about it. We have learnt since that...
LS : American Philosophical Society We are without any of Your Excellency’s Favors Since we had the honor of writing in date of the 20th. Ulto. The inclosed are particularly recommended to our Care, and came to hand yesterday per the Brigg Firebrand, Captn. Trowbridge from Newhaven Which place he left about the 20th. of Augt.— when hopes were high in America on Accot. of the expected arival of...
LS : American Philosophical Society We were honor’d with your ever esteem’d favor’s of 31st. Ulto. and 4th. instt., the first with one inclosed for his Excellency Mr. Adams to whom we deliver’d it of Course and the latter in reply to that with Which we troubled you in date of the 30th of last month. We are extremely Sorry that we Cannot yet acquaint you with the perfect re’establishment of the...
LS : American Philosophical Society We think it our duty to lay before you a Circumstance which our attachment for America has made very painfull to us. Commodore Alexr. Gillon having found that his Ship Could not take the Goods ordered by the Honourable Colln [Colonel] Laurens, after those goods had been purchased and part of them Shipp’d already on board of the Frigate, Major Jackson agreed...
ALS : American Philosophical Society May we begg leave to thank your Excellency for her last Kind favour, we have delivred to Capn. Brown the inclosed, and he seemd much pleased that it was likely he should enjoy his prize; about the nature of which we had not heard so much before. We do not know of anything which should detain Comor. Gillon from Sailing, he hath been waiting some days perhaps...
LS : South Carolina Historical Society The Inclosed pacquet we received last Saturday per a Ship to our address named the Minerva Captn. Moses Brown from Newbury port, after a passage hither of thirty eight days, & after a Weeks sail from port, he captured the Brig Swallow from London to New York, with dry goods; and sent her for Boston after taking out Six of her Crew which he brought with...
ALS : American Philosophical Society We have the honour to adress Your Excellency by direction of his Excy John Adams Esqr: as Among Some bills Drawn on his Excy Henry Lawrence there offerd one denoted hereunder, which Mr. Adams says to belong to the first parcell we had Accepted, and so referred it to us and to Your Excellency to provide for the payment, about Which in consequence we will...
ALS : American Philosophical Society The reason of our addressing your Excellency is a letter we received by the way of England from Cape. Daniel McNeal dated St Lucia Decembr 24 advising us of his being captured & carried in there & begging us in consequence to inform your Excellency of it with his Supplication that She would be pleased not to accept or pay any bills of the loan treasury...
ALS : American Philosophical Society In consequence of the intimacy Your Excellency honourd us with, we hope it will not displease her, if we acquaint her with the Accession of our States to the Armed Neutrality, which hath been signd at the Court of Russia, and assures us of vindicating(?) our Common Concern with the English Court with joint force and spirits. We think this event will give...
ALS : American Philosophical Society May it please your Excellency; that we have the honour to give her Joy with our Selfs on the firm methode our Republicq hath adopted to resist the most impudent demands of the English Court, which already produced Sr. Joseph Yorke quitted the Hague, and there Seems no manner of doubt butt we shall be very Soon at an open rupture, the sensible people of...
ALS : American Philosophical Society May this find Your Excellency in a better state of health, then we observed by the reception of her last favour, she had been in, this being our wish, and to obey always her most respected Commands, we have Accepted, to be comprehended with those of the Month of October the three thousand eigt hundred and Fifty Gilders on Mr. Laurens, and we have taken the...
ALS : American Philosophical Society May we be excused to trouble Your Excellency again with An Account of Four bills Amounting to four thousand four hundred Gelders on Mr. Laurens since our last; we wish we may receive now by the first mails directions About those we acquainted your Excellency with Some time ago, for Satisfaction to the enquiries of the bearers. Our newspapers mention that...
ALS : American Philosophical Society With all reverence we take leave to lay again before Your Excellency; that we have not yett received the permission for the Acceptance of the last mention’d bills on Mr Laurens of which the bearers apply’d again, butt were persuaded to wait untill next maill, Should we then not find our Selfs favour’d with directions from your Excellency, we shall be...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Since our last respects to your Excellency, we have only now to mention, that of the bills on Mr. Laurens we gott yesterday seven more to the Amount of Three thousand eight hundred and fifty Gilders, for which we have promisd an Answer by the return of the maill, and your Excellency will find us ready to Accept of them and any others, as we only wish now...
ALS : American Philosophical Society We begg leave to thank your Excellency for her most obliging favour of the 1st. instant, promising to honour our draufts in the manner we have mention’d, and which we will Continue in Consequence; when any other bills will appear, we propose to follow exactly your Excellencys orders in mentioning the summs, except when a protest should be enthreathend, in...
ALS : American Philosophical Society My it please your Excellency, that on examination of those bills, which we shall have to pay in the Month of decemr: next, we found they were only amounting to Bk. Mey [Bank Money] f. 12316—instead of f. 12366—as we adviced wrong by our last of the 25th. September and that we have now taken the liberty to draw in consequence on Your Excellency our three...
ALS : American Philosophical Society May it please your Excellency, That as some new draufts have apeared lately on Mr Laurence, we have continued to give our Acceptance to the Same as usuall; we specifie them in the List here inclosed; for which we begg for your Excellencys approbation; and to lett us know in time if there might become any alteration in her dispositions on the Subject....
ALS : American Philosophical Society May it please your Excellency, that on Covering the inclosed, recomanded to our Care, We crave reference to our last Respects of the 31th. of August and that we were as happy as to engage the Chevalier de Luxenbourg, on his return to Paris to charge himself with the delivery of a box containing a very fine Portrait in Chinea of the Great Generall Washington...
ALS : American Philosophical Society May it please your Excellency! That having not receivd an answer to our Last, proposing to continue to Accept the bills drawn on Henry Laurens Esqr.; we may Suppose that the quantity drawn hath been a trifle, and that your Excellency had no objection to our going on, as we had begun, in which the approbation of Your Excy. Shall always be of no little...
ALS : American Philosophical Society May we thank your Excellency for the late favour she honourd us with of the 21st: instant as we are now sure that the bills drawn on the Hone. Henry Laurens will be further out of danger, and your Excy will answer for the same; We shall now wait for your Excellencys dispositions for our rimbursement either that we may draw or have the money remitted; and if...
ALS : American Philosophical Society We have gott the honour to trouble your Excellency with the explication of Sevall. bills drawn on the Honourable Henry Laurens Esqr. Comissioner fr. the United States of North America residing in Amsterdam, we have since ask’d a fourthnight that we expected an Answer butt an English house having presented a bill the 24th. send word today that she would have...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Though with some reluctance we take the Liberty to trouble your Excellency again, she will excuse us we hope as saving the reputation and the Credit of the United States is our only motive. Our Laws do not admitt any bills to be only enregistrated when not Accepted they are generally protested, and So they must. We thought however upon previous consultation...
ALS and AL : National Archives That in Consequence of our former information, we have accepted all those bills which hath appeared to us drawn on the Honourable Henry Laurens in Amsterdam, untill the receipt of those letters she hath favourd us with dated 4th and 6th instant, which came to hand by last Mail, we inclose the list of our Accept. How willing we might be again to go further, the...
ALS : American Philosophical Society We had the honour to write to Your Excellency by last maill, acquainting her that we were willing to protect the American Creditt in accepting personally some bills drawn by order of Congress on Henry Lawrence Esqr. residing in Amsterdam; for whose arrivall we still wait. Our generall private connections with America are already so large that the assistance...
ALS : American Philosophical Society May it please your Excellency; That we lay before her, that by bills of Exchange drawn on Henry Lawrence Esqr. as Commissioner of the United States, to reside in Amsterdam, it appeard to us that it was expected in America this Gentleman was to be here before this; butt neither here nor at the Hague we could have the pleasure to learn anything about it. That...
ALS : American Philosophical Society May it please your Excellency That after a longer Silence then we could wish, we take on now the liberty of recalling ourselfs to her remembrance, with assurance that we will be ever devoted to her, and to the American cause which we have the pleasure now, to see more and more of consequence in our Country; the Influence of the French Court the declaration...
ALS : American Philosophical Society We most kindly thank you for your agreable last favour, we have duely noted its contents, we hope your Excellency hath been Satisfied with our Account of the American Squadron, and will always be so with what She Causes to pass throw our hands. We doubt not butt your Excellency hath received the Account of Comodor JP. Jones Esqr. arrivall at the Coruña...
ALS : American Philosophical Society On the refusal of Mrs. Hope & Co: the owners of the vessel in favour of who’s Captn. a Bill was drawn agreeing with the inclosed Copeÿ, theÿ have apply’d to us, we have promis’d them that we Should directlÿ write about it, as we had no orders, nor were acquainted with the drawer; so we make bold to applÿ to ÿour Excellencÿ; and in case she might think...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Mr. Dumas hath informed your Excellency with every particular which related to the Squadron under the comand of the brave Comodor JP Jones, we have thought it needless to trouble her attention with a repetition of the same. As we have heard that some of those vessells have safe arrived in Dunkerque we give your Excy. joy there with; true it is that we could...
ALS : American Philosophical Society We Kindly thank your Excellence for her most Esteem’d favour of the 28h. of past Month, we are sorry to have troubled her with Such a non Sensical letter; butt it was not possible for us to detect what it could have been. Though our Clarck who left the Texel yesterday morning, told us that all the vessells there were preparing for Sail, & Mr. Dumas even...
ALS : American Philosophical Society We doubt not butt your Excellence will be informd that Comodor Jones is gone to the Texel, and with the measures he hath here taken with the French Ambassador, who hath send his Secretarÿ down and Mr Dumas was acompanÿing Mr. Jones, we may hope and expect, that every thing there will be soon arranged, as what hath depended from us is gone down, and nothing...
ALS : American Philosophical Society How favourable matters stood here in regard to the American Comodor, we had the honour to mention to your Excellence; we convey however to night to Mr. Dumas a copey of the last resolution taken by the states in this respect during the Absence of the French Ambassador from the Hague; of which however we hope he will prevent the effect; it contains the same...
ALS : American Philosophical Society May this serve for an introduction with your Excellence for Capn. Moses Grinnell, who saild many years from Boston to our consignment in the employ of Colonel Isaac Sears; and now had the misfortune to fall into the Ennemy’s hands on the Coast of Schotland. He saw here both Comodor Jones and Capn. Cunningham. Your Excellencys directions to procure him or...
ALS : American Philosophical Society We make bold with the inclosed Letters left to our care, to mention to your Excellency, that we have send last saturday by Expres the dispatches received from Passi for Mr. Dumas to the Texel; I went my self to the Hague, and those H. E. the Ambassador had received, caused him to write for the Comodor of the American Squadron, whome he had some conferences...
ALS : American Philosophical Society We begg leave to give your Excellency our most sincere thanks for the contents of her most obliging favour of the 29h. October; we are happy for our American frinds that no bills will be payd in a manner that they or the states could be losers by; the Captors of the vessell which we mentiond have already attempted to receive money in England on some letters...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Mr. Dumas left us last week, as he told us his presence should be required at the Hague from whence we gott his advice how to supply Mr Landay with money for his voyage to Paris, agreable to the orders of Your Excellency. At the same time our homme d’affaires at the Helder mentiond some matters to us we thought best to look into ourSelfs, and have arranged...
ALS : American Philosophical Society We acknowledge with the greatest regard yoúr Excellencys last favoúr of the 15th., and will be very anxious in execúting to satisfaction the orders Mr. De Chaumont and Mr. Dumas gave and will give ús for the supplies of the American Squadron. We hope we may likewise meet there in with the approbation of your Excellency; What the influence of the English...
ALS : American Philosophical Society May we begg leave to troúble the attention of your Excellency, and ask his assistance for oúr selfs and oúr American frinds, in a misfortúne the last English maill Acquaints ús With: Those are the Circúmstances by extracts oút of a letter from Capn. Moses Grinnell fm. Boston to oúr adress. “On the 17 Sept: I was drove on shore at shetland in a violent gaill...