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[ September 20, 1777. On September 21, 1777, Hamilton and Laurens wrote to Sullivan : “We have just received your favour of Yesterday.” Letter not found .] Laurens, like H, was an aide-de-camp of Washington. A native of South Carolina and the son of Henry Laurens, John Laurens was H’s closest friend in Washington’s official family.
I have received the Letter you did me the Honour to write me, on the 28th. of April. I most Sincerely congratulate you, on the most essential Aid you have obtained from the Court of Versailles, who upon this Occasion have done as much Honour to their own Policy, as essential Service to the United States. By a Conduct like this, which it is easy for France to hold, and which does as much...
The Arrival of the Alliance has relieved your Friends from the anxieties occasioned by the Reports of your having sailed in the Shelaly who has long been missing. I sincerely congratulate you and my Country on your being now safe at the place of your Destination, and be assured of my warmest wishes for your becoming as much distinguished in the Cabinet as you have been in the Field. Rely on,...
I have been favored with your very polite & obliging Letter by the Return of my Courier. None of the Letters for me from America, which you mention to have committed on your arrival to the Care of Doct r . Franklin have as yet reached me. The nature of the Warrant under which your good Father is detained, is if I am rightly informed, such as that I fear his Enlargement on Parole will not be...
[ Philadelphia, March 2, 1782. In July 1782, Laurens wrote to Hamilton : “I am indebted to you, my dear Hamilton, for two letters; the first from Albany, as masterly a piece of cynicism as ever was penned: the other from Philadelphia, dated the 2d March.” Letter of March 2 not found. ]
Morristown [ New Jersey ] April 26, 1780 . Discusses situation at Charleston. Is apprehensive of the fall of the city. Sends news of British embarkations. Regrets inability to go to the South. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Colonel Laurens will be so good as to have Mrs Washington’s picture herewith given handsomely set a button for the Shirt Collar—a P the bosom—a Ring for the finger (of size of his own)—a locket for a Wa tch —or any thing else his fancy may think better. A Pair of Epaulets. A pair of Shoe & knee Buckles. Privately owned.
[ Preakness, New Jersey, July 19, 1780. On July 30, 1780, Laurens wrote to Hamilton : “Your letter tho dated the 19th. did not reach me till yesterday.” Letter not found. ]
Fort Mifflin [ on Mud Island in the Delaware River ] October 26 [ 1777 ]. Discusses plans for defence of Fort Mifflin. ALS , MS Division New York Public Library. This letter is in French. There is no addressee on the MS. In unidentified handwriting on the last page the following is written, “Col Hamilton Col John Larens.” The contents of the letter indicate that it was written to someone at...
At the particular request of the Count De Custine I give you the trouble of the Inclosed—and am most sincerely & affectly Yrs NNC .