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ALS : American Philosophical Society Can a few Lines compensate the trouble of opening this Letter? It is to convey the sentiments of a whole family in wishing you & your Worthy Grandson many returns of the present Season—you have not, in the Extensive Dominions from the Bay of Fundy to the Missisippi, more sincere, warm or Impartial friends than Lady Newenham & the Colonels of the Liberty...
ALS : American Philosophical Society The very important Affairs now agitating in this Kingdom, may render the Enclosed papers agreable to you;— Parliament, contrary to Precedent, refused us leave to Introduce a Bill for the more representation—because it came from the Volunteers; I sent you the Debates under Cover to Monsieur Dupont, where-in you will see the Arguments on each side; the...
ALS : American Philosophical Society You will see by the enclosed, what has been done in the Grand National Convention; The Variety of Sentiment & Contending Interests are Objects almost unsurmountable objections to any Plan; the Speeches are not fully enserted, but the Substance is—In my private opinion—all will end in a just & Equitable place Bill, which in a few sessions will prove a real...
ALS : American Philosophical Society The Importance of Mr: Floods defence, & the Statement of his Conduct having been so plainly & truly Expressed, that I imagine the enclosed paper will prove agreable to you—it has entirely overthrown his Antagonist Mr Grattan in the public estimation— Tomorrow “is the Day, the Important Day”; the Grand National Convention meet at the Royal Exchange at 12...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Your Excellency will see by the Enclosed how delicately I mentioned the affair of the treaty; the Very post that brought me your Letter brought me several from America; I MOST Earnestly entreat you will inform me by RETURN OF THE POST whether Ireland is mentiond, & if it is, at what Period; it is incumbent on me, to be precise in that point, as I have...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Every hour of my Life induces me most Gratefully to commemorate the Æra, that first made me acquainted with the Virtuous Heir of ancient Roman Patriotism; this day I had the honor of your Excellencys of the 2d Inst: at the same time that I had one from Philadelphia, mentioning a hope that this Independant Kingdom would be included in the Commercial Treaty—...
ALS : American Philosophical Society With every Sentiment of Respect & Esteem, I have the Honour to Congratulate you on the final completion of American Independance— To you, thou Virtuous Patriot, they owe much—to your illustrious Character, words are wanting to pay due respect— I shall sum up all in a few, thou ar’t great, thou hast proved faithfull & honest in the Day of Tryal— Though not...
ALS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania Hearing that the Irish Parliament will immediatly be dissolved, I am obliged to return to Dublin without having the pleasure of paying my respects to you, & Congratulating you, upon the final completion of your Glorious Cause— I am now at the house of William Augustus Miles Esqr: whose writings have rendered Essential services to the Cause of Liberty;...
ALS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania Now that the long wished-for point is finaly Obtained by the Spirit of the United States, in whose cause I have always been warm & never varied, I must Again in the most Earnest Manner press your Excellency to have Mr John Christopher Hornbostel appointed Consul for those states at Marsailles; he justly merits it to my own Knowledge and I think I have...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Last post I had the Honor of writing to your Excellency in regard to Irelands being mentioned in the intended treaty between the Belligerent powers; Permit me, now, to acquaint your Excellency, that I have seen my most Worthy and respectable friend Mr John Christopher Hornbostel (Partner with Mr: Folsh, the swedish Consul) who was on former occasions & has...
ALS : American Philosophical Society As I have some fears that the British Janus does not intend fair by the Kingdom of Ireland in the expected or depending Treaty of Peace, I hope Your Excellency will pardon my Zeal for my Country, by my most Earnestly entreating to Know, if Ireland is (as it ought of Right to be) particularily mentioned; if it be not, & peace should be finaly concluded, my...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I should have done myself the Honor of writing to your Excellency before this, but waited for my Letters, in hopes of having some Irish Politics to acquaint you of, but have not received any thing very interesting, except, that Lord Temple is more assiduous and more prodigal in offers to Corrupt the Parliament than any of his Predecessors, and the British...
ALS : University of Pennsylvania Library I have the honor to Enclose for your Excellencys perusal the Speches of Mr. Fox &c &c which I am well assured are Genuine— The London paper of the 1st Instant, has done me the honor of mentioning that I Breakfasted with Mr Laurens— The same paper contains the Important resolutions of the most respectable Volunteer Corps against the raising of the...
ALS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania I most Ardently wish for the hour, that I shall be able to pay my personal respects to your Excellency and thank you for the repeated and unmerited favors you have conferred upon me; Lady Newenham, who accompanies me to Paris & from thence to Neuchatel & Rome, is equaly desirous to pay her respects to that Great & Respectable Character which she has...
ALS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania According to my fathers orders I take the liberty of sending to your Excellency the enclosed Irish papers; by which, & his letters to me, it seems that Ireland will soon be as free & independant a nation as England, & that England will soon recover her ancient glory. With the sincerest wishes for the preservation of your Excellency’s health & happiness...
Two ALS : American Philosophical Society I could not neglect one post in returning your Excellency my most Gratefull thanks for this recent, Noble and Devinely generous Addition to all your former favors conferred upon me; with the Sincerity of an honest heart, I pledge myself that, as far as lies in my power, no improper use shall be made of it— It arrived the morning of this day, & I had...
ALS : American Philosophical Society With the fullest confidence of your Excellencys readiness in assisting those who are distressed, particularily when such distresses, happen in the Course of human affairs and not brought upon men for any act of theirs, I flatter myself, that my Pardon for the Liberty I take, and the request I make will be most cordialy Granted. My worthy Fellow-Citizens of...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Mr: Edward Newenham’s respects, & begs leave to enclose the account of a Volunteer review in Ireland, which his Father order him to forward to your Excellency. I am with the Greatest respect, your Excellency’s most obedient, & very humble servant. Addressed: To / His Excellency Dr: Benjamin Franklin / Minister Plenipotentiary / of the United States / Paris...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I take the immediate opportunity of Mr: John Collin’s return from Paris, to Express my sincere and most Gratefull thanks to you, for your repeated favors, which have left Impressions on my mind that no Time can Efface; Happy shall I Esteem myself in every opportunity of Shewing my respect to so Great & Eminently distinguished a Character; May The Almighty...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I beg leave to Introduce, the Bearer, Mr John Collins of the City of Dublin to your favor; I would not presume to take such repeated Liberties, was I not most firmly convinced that Mr: Collins will discharge himself with Integrity. He will have the Honor to acquaint your Excellency with his Intentions; should they prove favourable, & agreable, to the...
ALS : American Philosophical Society On my arrival at Ostend this morning, I had the honour of your Excellency’s Letter with the two passports, for which I return you my most Sincere and gratefull thanks; I was delayed on my Journey to Ostend much Longer than I expected, or should sooner have acknowledged the receipts of your Letters & favours, which I assure your Excellency never shall be...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I have the honour to inform your Excellency, that I have this day, received a Letter from my worthy Friends Messrs: Folsh and Hornbostel of Marsailles, enclosing a Copy of his Excellencys the Count de Vergenne’s Letter to the Marquiss de Pilles Governor of that City, granting me and my Sons permission, at your recommendation, to remain there; having been...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I flatter myself, that your Excellency will readily pardon the freedom of this address, as I trust that my Character is not unknown to You; Your Worthy and Virtuous Countrymen have always met with my Favor, Protection and assistance in Ireland; particularily Collonel Ethan Allen & those who were with him, and my whole Conduct towards the United States has...