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Valley Forge, May 29, 1778 . Orders Parker to return to Camp. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Parker was colonel of the Fifth Virginia Regiment. He resigned July 12, 1778.
I cannot forbear expressing my astonishment, that you should have so far exceeded the time, limited for your return; I desire on receipt of this, you will instantly repair to camp. I am Sir Your hum. serv. Df , in Alexander Hamilton’s writing, DLC:GW ; Varick transcript , DLC:GW . Hamilton wrote and then marked out additional text at this place on the draft: “notwithstanding too, the season is...
The invasion of our country, lately taken place has rendered it necessary to call into the field a large body of militia to oppose them. The Executive are very anxious as far as it can be done, to substitute in place of the militia officers, others who to equal zeal join experience in military duties. Should your present situation admit you to take over them the same command you held in the...
Letter not found: to Josiah Parker, 6 Jan. 1785. On 24 Feb. Josiah Parker wrote to GW : “I feel myself much honored with your very friendly polite letter of the 6th Ultimo.”
Letter not found: to Josiah Parker, 6 Feb. 1785. On 24–28 Feb. Parker wrote to GW : “I feel myself much honored with your very friendly polite letter of the 6th Ultimo.”
Letter not found: to Josiah Parker, 18 Aug. 1786. On 9 Sept. Parker wrote GW : “Your favor of the 18th Ultimo reached me a few days since.”
Finding a disposition in some enlightened members of Congress, and particularly in your two worthy Colleagues, Mr. Madison and Mr. Jay, to give such encouragement to American Shipping as will soon appear to be absolutely necessary (unless a majority of the Legislature should think the carrying business and all the advantages, riches, and consequence, resulting therefrom, unworthy their...
In answer to the several enquiries in your letter of this day, I have the honor to inform you that the marble statue of Genl. Washington in the Capitol in Richmond with it’s pedestal cost in Paris 24,000. livres or 1000 Louis d’ors. it is of the size of life, and made by Houdon, reckoned one of the first statuaries in Europe. besides this we paid Houdon’s expences coming to & returning from...
I thank you for introducing to me Mr: Robinson, whom I found to be a gentleman of good information and agreeable manners. I should have been glad to have enjoyed more of his company and conversation. I am happy in retirement, which is more than I ever could say in public life. I have no quarrel with the people. They are like all other people. Ambition has its marches and countermarches; it can...