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I have recd, fellow Citizens from Governor Preston, your address of the 22d. Ulto: The sentiments which it conveys are particularly endeared to me, as those of a State, with which I am connected by the ties of my birth & of my home; and by the recollections of its confidence & partiality, commencing at an early stage of my life, and continued under different public manifestations, to the...
Congress having thought proper to require my services in the negotiation of their Foreign treaties, my seat as one of your delegates in Congress is become vacant. I feel myself on this occasion bound to express my gratitude for the confidence which the General assembly were pleased to repose in me by this appointment and to assure them that during my continuance therein I have made the just...
[ Annapolis, 11 May 1784 . Entry in SJL , written immediately below that for the letter to the Speaker of the House of Delegates, reads: “Speaker Senate. Do.” Not found.]
[ Annapolis, 7 May 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “Sp. H.D. [John Tyler]. Inclosed requisitions and report Western territory—business before Congr.—adjournment—parliament will be dissolved.” Letter and enclosures not found.]
[ Annapolis, 18 Mch. 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “Speakr. H. Del. Fox. North. Extract Franklin’s letter—Fayette, Laur. Ad. Jay.—state of Congr.—penurious keeping 2 delegates—hope of adjournment—paiments and arrears of states—Virga. will be called on for between 8. and 900,000 D.—proceedings on deed of cession—Indiana—Kentucky—draw boundary by meridian mouth Kanhaway—make act of people.” Neither...
[ Annapolis, 17 Mch. 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “A. Cary. Dr. F’s letter extract. Marq. Fay. Ad. Jay. Laurence.—Turks and Russns—state of Congr.” Neither the letter nor the enclosed extract of Franklin’s letter of 25 Dec. 1783 has been found; but see TJ to Harrison, 18 Mch. 1784 .]
[ Annapolis, 4 Mch. 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “A. Cary. Proceedings of Congr. on Western cession—execution of deed—refused commit Indiana—Kentucky petition—further cession to meridian mouth Kanhaw.—paiments and arrears of states on requisition of Oct. 30. 1781. for 8. million—ratification sailed Feb. 17—Turks and Russians—Fox and North resigned—Pr. Wales against E. Ind. bill—Pitt-Adams and...
Annapolis, 28 Feb. 1784 . Entry in SJL reads: “Speakr. H. Del. Accomodation Turks and Russ.—detention of ratification—8. statesimportance of Norfolk—propose tax to open Ohio and Patowm.—direction to Gl. Wash.” Not found.]
[ Annapolis, 19 Dec. 1783 . Entry in SJL reads: “Sp. Sen. European intelligence—extract from letter of Ministers—proposition on G. town to Del. of Maryld.” Letter and enclosure not found, but see TJ’s letter to Benjamin Harrison, 17 Dec. 1783 , and note. The phrase “proposition on G. town” (i.e., Georgetown) clearly refers to a proposal TJ, presumably with other members of the Virginia...
[ Annapolis, 18 Dec. 1783 . Entry in SJL reads: “Sp. H. Del. European intelligence.—extract from letter of Ministers.” Letter and enclosure not found, but see preceding document and note.]