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Letter not found: to Richard Peters, 8 June 1788. On 27 June Peters wrote GW : “I have the Honour of your Letter of the 8th inst.”
Herewith, you will not only receive the Outlines &ca (asked for yesterday) but the Appendix thereto; and other productions from the same quarter; which, when you have done with, be so good as to return. These, or some of the Papers, may be of use to a Committee, if Congress should incline to take up the subject of Agriculture. Your observations, with the return of the Papers, will be very...
Monticello, 30 Sep. 1781 . This letter is identical in substance with TJ’s letter to Thomas McKean, this date. Intended as RC , but not sent ( DLC ); written on a sheet which TJ subsequently used for a summary of the case of King v . Dugard; addressed: “The honourable Richard Peters Philadelphia favored by Mr Short.”
I have received with much pleasure, your agricultural enquiries on Plaister of Paris; and thank you for the honor of, and the affectionate sentiments contained in, the Dedication. I shall be obliged by your furnishing me with two or three more copies of them, one of which I will send by the first opportunity to my correspondent, and zealous supporter of Agriculture—Sir John Sinclair.. With...
Letter not found: to Richard Peters, 6 April 1788. On 27 April Peters wrote GW : “I was honoured yesterday with yours of the 6th instant.”
Letter not found: to Richard Peters or the Board of War, 15 Oct. 1777. GW’s aide-de-camp Tench Tilghman docketed Peters’s letter to GW of 7 Oct. in part: “Ansd 15th.”
The inclosed having by some accident been mislaid among my papers it is not till now that I am able to forward it to you according to the request of the writer. My short stay in Philadelphia, and an untoward accident prevented my having the honor of seeing you there. The invitation which the society of St. Patrick was pleased to honour me with, and which would have procured me a meeting with...
I return my thanks for the agricultural Almanack for the coming year, the value of which is not a little enhanced by your instructive contributions. You take a refuting notice of the opinion that the grains of wheat are the ridus [ sic ] of the Hessian fly. This error commenced the appearance of the insect among us, and threatened to injure the foreign market for that great staple. The danger...
Receive my thanks for the information given in your letter of the 3d of July, and for the offer you have obligingly made, of procuring for me, seed of the Yellow bearded Wheat. Influenced by the opinion, which prevailed some years since that that kind of Wheat would resist the Hessian fly, I then procured seed of it, & have kept my self in stock ever since, to make use of it upon a larger...
I must request the favr of you to put the Box of Adjutant General’s papers which are at the War Office into the hands of Mr Mitchell with directions to forward them to Head Quarters by a careful hand. Be pleased to inform him of their consequence that he may give the stricter charge. I must also trouble you respecting my Box of private papers which are at York Town. If you will inform Lt Colo....