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An Address, so affectionate, and respectful, carries with it, a dignity and authority, which is the more honorable to me, as it comes from a Legislature, which although not in the habit of interfering in the administration of the general Government, has exhibited an uniform affection, for the National Constitution, and an undeviating respect to the Laws, and constituted authorities. There can...
I have been favoured with your letter of the 10th. instant— In consequence of it, I have communicated to the Secy. of War, your recommendation of Mr. Mason as a Cadet in the 13th. Regt. of Infantry with my support. I shall speedily write to you on the subject of the Soldier, deserter from Niagara— With great esteem & respect I have the honor to be Sir yr. obedt. Servt. ( LS , Connecticut State...
Your obliging letter of the 15th of Novr did not reach me untill some days after we had taken possession of the City of New York—The Scene that followed of festivity, congratulation, Addresses, and resignation must be my apology for not replying to it sooner. I sincerely thank you for the Copy of the Address of Govr Trumbull to the Genl Assembly & Freemen of your State—The Sentiments contained...
The choice of your delegates to the General Meeting of the Cincinnati gave me pleasure, & I wish very sincerely that you would all attend;—Let me impress this upon you, with a request that you would impress it upon your Brothers of the delegation. This meeting, taking into consideration the prejudices and jealousies which have arisen, should not only be respectable in numbers, but respectable...
It has so happened, that your letter of the first of last Month did not reach me until Saturdays Post. You know, too well, the sincere respect & regard I entertained for your venerable fathers public and private character, to require assurances of the concern I felt for his death—or of that sympathy in your feelings for the loss of him, which is prompted by friendship. Under this loss however,...
Your favor of the 20th of Feby came safely, tho’ tedeously; as it is not more than a few days since I received it, and the inclosure, for which I thank you. The author at the sametime that he pays a just tribute to the deceased does no discredit to his own talents. I hope nothing will intervene to prevent the tour you have in contemplation to the Southward; and I persuade myself you will...
I thank you for your obliging favor of the 9th Ulto which came duly to hand, & congratulate with you on the adoption of the new Constitution in your State by so decided a Majority and so many respectable Characters. I wish for the same good tidings from Massachusetts but the accts from thence are not so favourable—The decision, it is even said, is problematical; arising, as I believe 9/10th of...
Although a multitude of avocations joined to a recent journey which I have been obliged to make in order to visit the works on the Potomack, have occasioned me to postpone giving an answer to your letter in favor of Lieutt How, yet I delayed not to forward the necessary certificate for that Gentleman, so that it might come to him before the time fixed for his departure. I have at length found...
I have received your favor of the 20th of June and thank you heartily for the confidential information contained in it. The character given of a certain great Personage, who is remarkable for neither forgetting or forgiving, I believe to be just. What effect the addition of such an extraordinary weight of power & influence as the arrangement of the East India affairs gives to one branch of the...
It is sometime since I had the pleasure to receive your favor of the 28th of October—but as I had nothing particular to send in return, I postponed writing until the present time to see whether any thing new would turn up. Nothing of importance has occurred. But in the meantime, I was extremely happy to find that your state was going on so well as to fœderal affairs; and you will permit me to...
I have duly received your letter of the 8th inst. enclosing papers respecting our unfortunate Citizens, Captives in Algiers, and now return them to you with my thanks for your attention in communicating them. In all our attempts to accomodate matters with the Algierines, & to releive our Citizens held in Captivity by them, we have been peculiarly unfortunate. Besides the deaths of Captn Paul...
(Private) Dear Sir Mount Vernon Oct. 13th 1793 I was duly favoured with your letter of the 2d instt. The calamitous situation of Philadelphia makes it necessary that some previous steps should be taken with respect to the meeting of Congress—But of what kind is a serious question. That the President has Power by the Constitution to Convene Congress in extraordinary cases admits of no doubt,...
By the Ship Nancy from London, just arrived at Alexandria, I have received four copies of the Prints of the Deaths of Montgomery & Warren (the number of setts I presume I subscribed for)—sent me by your Brother. It is my wish to make him a remittance agreeably to the terms of the Subscription; but having taken no copy of it, and not being able to recollect what is to pay, must be my apology...
Your favour of the 22d Ulto got to my hands yesterday, only. It came safe, and without any apparent marks of violence; but whence the length of its passage, I am unable to inform you. To you, and to your brother Colo. Jno. Trumbull, I feel much indebted for the full, frank, and interesting communication of the political sentiments contained in both your letters. The project of the latter is...
Your favor of the 10th instant came duly to hand. It gave me pleasure to find by the contents of it, that your sentiments respecting the comprehensive project of Colo. Trumbull, coincided with those I had expressed to him. A very different state of Politics must obtain in this Country, and more unanimity prevail in our Public councils than is the case at present, ’ere such a measure could be...
Before the curtain drops on my political life, which it will do this evening—I expect for ever—I shall acknowledge, although it be in a few hasty lines only; the receipt of your kind & affectionate letter of the 23d of January last. When I add, that according to custom, all the Acts of the Session, except two or three very unimportant Bills, have been presented to me within the last four days,...
Colo. Harrison who has acted as my Secretary since the beginning of 1776 has accepted an honorable & profitable Civil appointment in the State of Maryland and is gone to enjoy it. The circle of my acquaintanc e does not furnish a character that would be more pleasing to me as a successor to him than yours; I make you the first offer therefore of the vacant Office & should be happy on your...
In answer to your favor of the 10th, which came to my hands last night, I have to assure you, that your joining my family in the first part of June will be very convent for me, and that I shall be happy in the event. With very great esteem & regard—I am Dr Sir Yr Most Obedt Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Previous to General Schuylers demand for nails, I have ordered from Pensylvania all that could be spared from the immediate services of the posts in that state; in consequence, Colo. Miles, my deputy there, sent from Philadelphia— 487 lbs. spikes and deck nails 1099 30d. nails 2081 24d. do 5813 20d. do 587 12d. do which were forwarded from Trenton June 22d by teams to go thro’ to Kings’ ferry.
Agreeable to His Excellency’s Commands I have copied & added some Things to his Instructions to Me, to be compleated together with my Appointment & returned to Me. I accepted on the 25th May, as per my Letter & signed the 7th June. The Terms the Genl proposed were to be on an equal footing with Yourself with Respect to pay & subsistence Money. I wish this to specified, as also that the Pay to...
I came here in time to see Mr Custis, breathe his last. about Eight o’clock yesterday Evening he expired. The deep and solemn distress of the Mother, and affliction of the Wife of this amiable young Man, requires every comfort in my power to afford them—the last rights of the deceased I must also see performed—these will take me three or four days; when I shall proceed with Mrs Washington &...
The late Hour of the Night and the Necessity of my rising at the Dawn of Day to to proceed with Colo. Udny Hay to Fish Kill must be my Apology for this short Scroll I can now afford you in Answer to your Favor of the 10th of Oct. continued to the 12th for which I render You many Thanks. Some other Evening will soon be devoted to the Discharge of that Debt of Friendship. I have only to regret...
I am honored with yours of this date, Enclosed you will find Coppy of the System for the Issue of Provisions—as new modified by agrement. I have Issued no order on the Head of the New System during the Absence of the Commander in Chief—not knowing what order he might think proper to Issue on the occasion, but being informed by a Letter from Lt Colonel Cobb, while his Excellency was absent that...
I shall be much obliged by your giving Mr Durie a Line expressive of the Commander in Chiefs wishes relative to my acting as Commissary of Prisoners since the 23d Ulto—You will be pleased to observe that the Resolve of Congress of that date repeals all acts and appointments made in my Department, it is therefore necessary for me to have the Generals order for my continuance in writing. In a...
I am just honored with your favor of the 27th. I do not recollect the cases of Dr Shields and Mr Beck I have generally admitted such of the officers of Ld Cornwallises Arms as wished it go into New York provided they were not to return. As I do not remember the particular situation of the Gentlemen you mention I must request that the General would enquire into the matter and permit them to...
Agreable to his Excellency’s request, I have inform’d myself as fully as possible respecting the Character of Chelmer & find that in 78. he was attached to Colo. Laridier the Enginier at West Point, that according to his own account, he was a deserter from the Convention Troops, a Scotchman by birth Educated at Paris, he appear’d a man of address, and his manners superior to his station. From...
I am sorry to inform you that yesterday evening, as the men stationed at the Landing were bringing provisions for themselves & the men here the ice broke under them & two fell in & with great difficulty saved but part of the provisions, specified underneath lost, whether this is to be replaced or the men are to fast on account thereof I can not determine, but request you will lay the matter...
Some of my Salem Friends have desired me to assist them in affording relief to some of their Neighbours who have been captured & are confined in New York, a Prize taken by the Privateer Active was retaken & carried in there, the Prize Master & Crew belong to Salem & Capt. West the Bearer is furnished with Cash for their Use. I must intreat you to give him such Directions as may be necessary to...
In answer to your favour of this date just handed me, relative to the standards for the army, I have to inform you, that they came to the store at this place in a box with other articles, directed to Mr Frothingham field commissary of military stores, who opened the box & took out some of the articles, but left the standards, saying he would send for them: how ever, there they are yet. This is...
I have mentioned the business on which I came to this place to some of the members of Congress They see no impropriety in the permission I intend ask for publishing a map of the seat of War, but think it necessary before I make my request to have the Commander in Chiefs approbation or sentiments on the subject, And altho it is an affair that in all probability will take place after the...