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Copy: American Academy of Arts and Sciences Observations and Suppositions towards forming a new Hypothesis for explaining the several Phaenomena of Thunder Gusts. §1. Non-Electrical Bodies, that have Electric Fire thrown into [or on] them, will retain it, ’till other Non-electrics, that have less, approach; and then ’tis communicated by a Snap, and becomes equally divided. §2. Electrical Fire...
I am informed that Sundry Goods (in the Military line) addressed to Mr Jas Rivington of New-York, were taken—carried into Egg harbour—and are now in Philadelphia. Among them a compleat sett of Camp equipage—As I am perfectly incompleat in this way, I should be glad if you would enquire into the truth of this matter, and make a purchase of it for me, if it answers the description; and can be...
Letter not found: to John Mitchell, 26 Oct. 1778. Mitchell wrote GW on 3 Nov. : “I have the honor of your Excellency favor of the 26th past.”
I have been favoured with your Letter of the 3d and have received the three Table Cloths which accompanied it—as also the Bear skin, which I accept, & thank you for. The Trunks will do, tho if they had been a size smaller I should have liked them better. the four Table Cloths which preceeded the three abovementioned, are not yet got to hand—I would not have you trouble yourself to procure...
My Plates and Dishes, once of Tinn—now little better than rusty Iron—are rather too much worn for delicate stomachs in fixed & peaceable quarters, tho they may yet serve in the busy and active movements of a Campaign. I therefore desire that you will send me a sett of Queens China if to be had. not less I conceive than what follows of each article will do. The whole to be very carefully...
As I do not at this time know where my Winter Quarters will be, or when I shall get into them. As I have little prospect of seeing my own home this Winter & Mrs Washington desirous of coming to me before the Roads get bad & weather severe—I shall be obliged to you for enquiring & informing me if she can hire lodgings in some genteel (but not a common[)] boarding house in Phila. till I know...
[ Lewes, Delaware, October 18, 1779. On October 23, 1779, Mitchell wrote to Hamilton : “Your favor of the 18th Instant from Lewis Town, came duly to hand.” Letter not found. ] John Mitchell, deputy quartermaster general at Philadelphia, served as a middleman between Washington, on the one hand, and H and Brigadier General Du Portail, on the other, when H and Du Portail were on their abortive...
[ Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, October 19, 1779. On October 23, 1779, Mitchell wrote to Hamilton : “Yours of the 19th. from Egg Harbour came to hand at half past two.” Letter not found. ]
[ On the New Jersey coast, October 22, 1779 . On October 23, 1779, Mitchell wrote to Hamilton : “yours of the 22d Inst … came to hand at three oClock this afternoon.” Letter not found. ]
Your favors of the 24th and 30th ulto are both at hand—accept my thanks for the trouble you have had in providing lodgings for Mrs Washington—I have no doubt of their being such as will prove agreeable to her—& shall write to her by the next Post to come up and occupy them till I shall be able to know where my own quarters will be & remove her to them—At present I am totally in the dark...