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AL : Pierpont Morgan Library; copy: University of Virginia Library Mr. Franklin presents his Compliments to Messrs. W. and A. Lee, and has the honour to acquaint them, that Mr. Deane is return’d from Versailles, where the Ministers have agreed to dispatch another and stronger Fregate from Brest, to carry the Dispatches of the Commissioners: They have accordingly sent an Express thither, to day...
I have recd. my dear Sir your letter of the 9th. inst: and Mrs. Madison unites with me in offering congratulations on the event which it communicates, and which opens for you the welcome prospect of so much domestic happiness. The friendly feelings we have thro’ a long period entertained for you, will assure you of the sincerity with which we make the offer, and add to it, with our cordial...
I am much obliged to you, for your care of my Packet which I recieved with your favour of 27 of August, containing the News of the Confirmation of it, So far as an Extract from two London Gazettes could confirm it, but it is Still with much difficulty credited here. There is no Letter nor Newspaper in this City from London, Since the 18 of August, which is to me inexplicable. I should have...
Copies: University of Virginia Library, Virginia Historical Society (two) I receiv’d the Letter you did me the Honor of writing to me the 7th. instt., inclosing a copy of an order of Congress with a copy of a Letter to you from Mr. Secretary Livingston, & informing me, that you had in consequence drawn on me for £46196..19 [ i.e. , 46,196 l.t. 19 s ] payle. to your order the 12th. April next....
Your favor of the 6 th is recieved. all our funds are at this time in a course of application to the erection of our buildings; and until they are compleated we shall not go into a further appointment of Professors; this will probably be at least 2. years hence, which I presume will not suit mr Argenil . I therefore return you his papers and avail myself of the occasion of renewing to you the...
It is long since I recieved your favors of Sep. 12. 04. & Oct. 22. & Nov. 26. 05. their dates will shew, what indeed I cannot avoid, that I am a very unpunctual correspondent. with the former I recieved some boxes of the wines of Bordeaux which I found to be of excellent quality indeed. in the latter letters, I recieve information that you have recieved for me some vin de Hermitage from mr...
Your letters of Dec. 20. 14. and May 11. 16. are yet to be acknoleged: and my thanks to be returned for the book which accompanied the former on the subject of Great Britain and America . that able exposition prepared the European mind for receiving truths more favorable to us, and subsequent events have furnished facts corroborating those views. I believe that America , & by this time England...
I recieved three days ago a letter from M. Martin 2 d Vice-president am and M. Parmantier Secretary of ‘the French agricultural & manufacturing society’ dated at Philadelphia the 5 th instant: it covered Resolutions proposing to apply to Congress
You will oblige me by taking care that the inclosed which has been put into my hands by a friend be safely delivered according to address, and by letting it be known that you will charge Yourself with the transmission of an answer, and of any article that may accompany it. You were so good as to make an offer of your attention in forwarding me any articles, particular wines, which I might wish...
I have to thank you for the sample of Medoc wine which you were so kind as to send me, and which I found very good. I liked it the better as it seemed not to have been brandied, a species of adulteration so disagreeable and so common. when I was at Bordeaux in 1787. I took great pains to make myself acquainted with the good wines, went to every vineyard & cellar of note, learned the names of...