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Before this comes to Hand your Excellency will have received my Letter of the 2d Instant with it’s Enclosures, by which you will be informed that a Negotiation for Peace between the Belligerent Powers may probably take Place through the Mediation of the Empress of Russia and Emperor of Germany. In Consequence of which Congress have thought proper to add four other Plenipotentiaries to the...
The united States of America, To all to whom these Presents shall come send Greeting. Whereas his most Christian Majesty our great and beloved Friend and Ally hath informed us by his Minister Plenipotentiary whom he hath appointed to reside near us, that their Imperial Majesties the Empress of Russia and the Emperor of Germany actuated by Sentiments of Humanity and a desire to put a Stop to...
The United States of America in Congress Assembled. To all to whom these presents shall come send Greeting. Whereas these United States from a sincere desire of putting an end to the hostilities between his most Christian Majesty and these United States on the one part, and his Britannic Majesty on the other, and of terminating the same by a peace founded on such solid and equitable principles...
Instructions to the Honble. John Adams Benjamin Franklin John Jay Henry Laurens and Thomas Jefferson ministers plenipotentiary in behalf of the United States to negotiate a Treaty of Peace Gentlemen You are hereby authorized and instructed to concur in behalf of these United States with his most Christian Majesty in accepting the Mediation proposed by the Empress of Russia and the Emperor of...
Philadelphia, 6 June 1781 . Circular letter to the Governors enclosing a resolution of Congress of 2 June. FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 16); 1 p.; at head of text: “Circular.” Summarized in CVSP, ii William P. Palmer and others, eds., Calendar of Virginia State Papers … Preserved in the Capitol at Richmond , Richmond, 1875–93, 11 vols. , 144, from the recipient’s copy which was addressed to TJ.
I have been honored with your Excellency’s Letter of the 28th Ulto., previous to which Congress had adopted the Measures contained in their Act of the 31st Ulto., Copy of which is enclosed, for sending Assistance to repel the Enemy in Virginia. No Means in the Power of Congress will be left unessayed to give you all necessary Aid. I am informed some Arms are now on the Way for Virginia, and...
My Letter of yesterday addressed to your Excellency and which accompanies this, contains such important Intelligence, that Congress have thought it indispensible to communicate the same to the Legislatures of the several States through their respective Supreme Magistrates as soon as possible; at the same Time the Intelligence is of a Nature that ought to be kept secret as may be at present. I...
I am directed to inform you that Congress have received undoubted intelligence both from their Minister at the Court of Versailles, and the Minister of France in America by order of his Court, that the Courts of Vienna and Petersburgh have offered their mediation to the belligerent powers for the re-establishment of Peace; That these overtures had been eagerly embraced on the part of Great...
Philadelphia, 24 May 1781 . Encloses the following resolves of Congress of 22 May, and expects “the Necessity as well as the Importance of those Measures will have a suitable Impression upon the States universally, and excite them to a vigorous and punctual Compliance”: (1) “That the whole Debts already due by the united States be liquidated as soon as may be to their Specie Value, and funded,...
Your Excellency will receive enclosed, the Copy of a Resolve of the 17th Instant, recommending to the several Legislatures to enact Laws making further Provision (as specified in the Resolve) to guard against the Abuses and deceitful Practices of the British, by making Use of Papers and Clearances they may take in American Vessels. The Measures recommended in this and the former Resolve of the...