You
have
selected

  • Author

    • Biddle, Clement
  • Recipient

    • Washington, George

Period

Dates From

Dates To

Search help
Documents filtered by: Author="Biddle, Clement" AND Recipient="Washington, George"
Results 1-50 of 98 sorted by date (descending)
  • |<
  • <<
  • <
  • Page 1
  • >
  • >>
  • >|
Letter not found: from Clement Biddle, 1 Dec. 1799. GW wrote Biddle on 8 Dec. : “Your letters of the 23d Ulto and 1st instant have both been received.”
Before I had received your favor of 13th inst. I had on information from the Custom house entered the two pipes of wine & two boxes of Citron & shipped them in the Harmony Capt. Ellwood for Alexandria by which Vessel which left this Yesterday I also forwarded two boxes of spermaceti Candles and two bags of the best Java Coffee which is what they have sold as Mocoa but I beleive there is none...
I cannot find the person who made the Machines for raking Meadows—he has removed from Kensington and I can learn no more of him or his machines. The sellers of Shad & herrings tell me they are very dull sale & a worse prospect at this Market—they ask 4 Drs ⅌ bbl for Herrings but nobody to buy them & shad are merely retailed by the single barrel—Flour is 9 to 9½ Ds. for Super fine, common in...
I have received $25.82 Interest for 1 April On your funded debt which is to your credit. Mr Latimer our Collector informed me there were four packages in the Custom house directed for you Which he would deliver to me as he knew I did your business—Capt. Ellwood being ready to sail I have put them on board his Vessel and you have the bill of Loading inclosed. I am with Great respect Dr Sir Your...
Your favor inclosing the hundred Dollars came duly to hand and I should have acknowledged it but was in daily expectations of the river, which was unseasonably stopd by the ice, opening & to find an opportunity to send the Grass seed which did not Offer until Captain Hand a regular trade⟨r⟩ by whom I had shipped the 12 lb. of white Clover Seed and 12 lbs. of Lucern Grass Seed of which the bill...
I have now to answer to your several favors before me by forwarding the bill of loading of Captain Ellwood for the seven packages Containing the Book Case, a bundle with the shoes from Bedford, another with the hatts from parrish and a small Kag which I had prepared with the Grass seed & therefore thought best to send it, all which the Captain promises to have particular Care of and to land...
Letter not found: from Clement Biddle, 27 Jan. 1799. On 1 Feb. GW wrote Biddle : “Your letter of the 27th Ulto was received last Night.”
Letter not found: from Clement Biddle, 13 Jan. 1799. On 20 Jan. GW wrote Biddle : “Your letter of the 13 Inst, has been duly received.”
Letter not found: from Clement Biddle, 11 Aug. 1798. On 10 Sept. GW wrote Biddle : “Your letter of the 11th Ulto was received.”
Letter not found: from Clement Biddle, 31 July 1798. On 13 Aug. GW wrote Biddle : “I have received your letter of the 31st Ulto.”
Letter not found: from Clement Biddle, 9 June 1798. On 17 June GW wrote Biddle : “Your letter of the 9th instant is received.”
Letter not found: from Clement Biddle, 25 Mar. 1798. On 8 April GW wrote Biddle : “Your letter of the 25th Ulto is before me.”
Letter not found: from Clement Biddle, 11 Mar. 1798. GW wrote Biddle on 19 Mar. : “Your letter of the 11th instant has been received.”
Letter not found: from Clement Biddle, 22 Feb. 1798. On 3 Mar. GW wrote Biddle : “your letter of the 22d has been received.”
Letter not found: from Clement Biddle, 16 Jan. 1798. On 29 Jan. GW wrote Biddle : “Your letter of the 16th has been received.”
Letter not found: Clement Biddle to GW, 30 Aug. 1797. On 6 Sept. GW wrote Biddle : “Your favor of the 30th Ult. was received.”
Letter not found: Clement Biddle to GW, 17 Aug. 1797. In his letter to Biddle of 23 Aug. GW refers to “your letter of the 17th instant.”
Letter not found: Clement Biddle to GW, 12 Aug. 1797. On 21 Aug. GW wrote Biddle : “I have received your letter of the 12th.”
Letter not found: Clement Biddle to GW, 25 July 1797. On 14 Aug. GW wrote to Biddle : “I have delayed until now, to acknowledge the receipt of your favors of the 10th & 25th Ulto.”
Letter not found: Clement Biddle to GW, 10 July 1797. On 14 Aug. GW wrote Biddle : “I have delayed until now, to acknowledge the receipt of your favors of the 10th & 25th Ulto.”
Letter not found: Clement Biddle to GW, 20 June 1797. On 3 July GW wrote Biddle and referred to “your favor of the 20th Ulto.”
By Mr W. Bowie of Georgetown, who Undertakes to forward them, I have sent you the Unguent delamere and Smiths Comparative view of the Constitutions’—The picture frames are in forwardness and shall come by the first Opportunity by Water. I am very respectfully Your most Obedt & very huml. servt Morse’s Gazetteer is not yet published but daily expected here from New York. ALS , DLC:GW ....
When you did me the honour to appoint me to the Office of Marshall of the Pennsylvania District, there was a prospect of its being at some time beneficial to me and I have ever held myself under the greatest Obligation to you for the Confidence placed in me by that Appointment, but I found that the Arrangements of the Judiciary System were such as would not compensate the marshalls for the...
Mr Randolph communicated to me your Orders that I should in person serve the process on the two men indicted for a riot in Washington County. A Sense of Duty and earnest desire to execute it in such manner as would be most conformable to your desire, would make me undertake the Service in person but I am apprehensive that I may be lay’d up in the Attempt, as I have not only had repeated...
I delivered the Letters inclosed in your’s from Baltimore and from mount Vernon of the 17th inst: to Messrs Clark on the receipt of them. I have desired mr Parrish to have a Hatt of the best quality agreably to your directions by the latter End of November. The returns of Inhabitants for the City and suburbs are nearly perfected but one district being incomplete prevents my making up an...
I am informed by the Friends of Mr Adam Gilchrist of his Application to your Excellency for the Appointment of Commissioner of Loans for the State of South Carolina and Conceive it my Duty to bear testimony to you of his long & faithful Services in my Department during the late War. This Gentleman was a Lieutenant in Colo. Hartleys Regiment and on the reduction of that Regiment accepted of an...
I was honourd with your Excellencys Letter of—— inst. which I immediately burnt on reading and should have answer’d it by yesterdays post but had not Obtained so full Information on the subject as I wished. Mr Abel James having met with misfortunes in Trade, assigned his Estate at Frankford to Mr Frederick Pigou of London, for whom Mr Drinker was agent for a Consideration of £8500 Currency—I...
With reluctance I trouble your Excellency on a subject relating to myself. Being informed that the Judiciary Bill is in forwardness and that there will probably be a Marshal of the federal Court for the district of Pennsylvania, I beg leave to inform you that on my retiring from the Army, I was appointed Marshal of the Court of Admiralty for this State and have filled the Office since that...
On receipt of your favour of 18th inst. I waited on Mrs Morris and left with her the Letter for Mrs Washington to be deliverd on her arrival, but as she will not be here in time to write you by this mornings post, I beg leave to inform you that she was on Wednesday Night at the head of Elk and was to reach Chester last night. This information I had from the Stage Office which furnishes the...
I have frequently called to see Billy he continues too bad to remove—Doctor Smith was uneasy without some other experienc’d Surgeon or Physician to look at his knee, and I called on Doctor Hutchinson They are of opinion that the present Sore reaches to the joint and that it would be very improper to remove him at least for a week or two, by which time he probably may be fit to send on by the...
Inclosed is Invoice of the Buckwheat shipped by the Sloop Charming Polly Capt. Ellwood who sails to morrow for Alexandria—The Captain has not yet Called for the Bill of Lading but it shall be sent by the Vessel with the Certificate to save Duties. I informed your Excellency that I had again been disappointed (as I had twice before after positive Engagements) of a part of the Buckwheat but as I...
On rect of your last favr, I immediately bespoke the livery Lace which is manufactured here (there being none imported of that patern) and I now Inclose 14 yds by post. I have About 80 bushels buckwheat now filling in bags & am promised about 100 bushels more tomorrow to go in Capt. Ellwood who sails for Alexa. on saturday or sunday so that I hope there will be no disappointment for I have...
By Capt. Earle of the Sloop Union who is sailed for Alexandria I shipped the Articles noted at foot and directed them to the Care of Messrs Porter & Ingraham, the Captn has the Certificate of their being american Manufactured, there was no Spanish to be had & I sent a Barrel refined at our Sugar Houses which is the nearest of that quality—I could get only sixty three & ½ Bushels of the...
Yesterday I received your favour of 15th Inst. Mr Palmer took his directions from Mrs Washingtons Memorandum, but I will speak for the Goloshoes when the Clogs are returned with the New Directions. I have pd his Bill. As there is a Vessel goes this week for Alexandria I will get as much of the Buckwheat as I can onboard her & the whole in time to prevent Disappointment as there are several...
I had agreed with a Farmer for 100 Bs. Buckwheat to have been brot in, in time for the sailing of Capt. Carhart by whom I have sent a Bag with half a Bushel of Cocoa shells but the Farmer disappointed me in bringing it in, as I have been since told that he was offered 2/3 for the Buckwheat & I was to pay him 2/ for it I have sixteen Bags ready & will fill them the Cheapest rate I can to ship...
Letter not found: from Clement Biddle, 5 Mar. 1789. On 15 Mar. 1789 GW wrote to Biddle : “I have now before me your letters of the 16th Ulto ⟨&⟩ the 5th & 8th Inst.”
Letter not found: from Clement Biddle, 16 Feb. 1789. On 15 Mar. GW wrote to Biddle : “I have now before me your letters of the 16th Ulto⟨.⟩
Letter not found: from Clement Biddle, 1 Feb. 1789. On 11 Feb. GW wrote to Biddle : “I have now before me your letters of the 19th Ultimo & 1st Inst.”
Letter not found: from Clement Biddle, 19 Jan. 1789. On 11 Feb. GW acknowledged Biddle’s letter “of the 19th Ultimo.”
Letter not found: from Clement Biddle, 27 Dec. 1788. GW wrote Biddle on 20 Jan. 1789 acknowledging Biddle’s letter “of the 27th Ulto.”
I received your favour of 27 Ulto Just as the Schooner Rebekah Capt. Scott was sailing for Alexandria & procured a Barrel with 4 1/2 bushels of new Red Cloverseed which I shipped by sd vessel & the Bill amt £12.12.6 to your Debit is inclosed—It is warranted to be new seed & weighs about 68 lb. ⅌ Bushel which reduces it to about 10d. ⅌ lb. the new seed had but just began to Come in & the price...
By Capt. Ingraham in the Brig Laurel I shipped you one hundred Weight of Sheet Iron for Plowmoulds of which the Bill is enclosed—I have searched every Store where I thought it likely to find two pieces of fine Irish Linen to answer to the Pattern you sent me they asked me 7/ for some not so fine and two pieces for Sale at the Venders stal are limited at 8/2 which I think are of Equal fineness...
Herewith you have Invoice & Bill of Lading for sundries shipped for your Account by Capt. Ellwood who saild from here the 24th Inst, for Alexandria—he has a Certificate with him of the Porter [,] Potatoe Machine & Fan Riddle, Riddles being American Manufacture the other articles being foreign Must be entered for Duty —I could not meet with two pieces of fine Linen to please me but hope I may...
I am honored with yours of the 2d 6th & 13th Inst, the last of which this minute Came to hand, in which you mention having inclosed a Bank Note for 100Ds. but as no such Note was inclosed I conclude you must have omitted to put it in the Letter. if you have and any accident has happened as I presume it was a post Note (payable Certain Days after Date) it may [be] traced or Stopped at Bank if...
I have to answer your favour of 16th Ulto. I had not Purchased the Winter Barley altho’ I had secured it in Case you had not provided it elsewhere—I have spared no Pains I have not been yet able to sell the Herrings & shad except a few Barrels by Retail but have the promise from two french Houses to take some for Hispaniola on the Course of this month & hope to get them off I expect to do this...
Since I wrote you respecting the Winter barley for seed I find Mr Morris has some at his farm where I can be supplied if Capt. Ellwood arrives in time —One Vessel put up for Alexandria but finding little freight altered her Voyage to James river therefore no Conveyance has Offered since your Order came to hand—The Wire work for the Wheat fans is ready for the first Vessel. The inclosed Letter...
I have before me your esteemed favour of 25th ulto—A Vessel had set up for Alexandria but meeting with little freight there will be no Opportunity til Capt. Ellwood returns by whom shall send another hundred Weight of plate Iron as the kind I sent must be what you wanted. I have discharged Mrs Morris’s Accot and her receipt thereon is inclosed & the amount to your Debit. From the enquiry I...
Inclosed is your Account Currt (including the Goods ⅌ Cap. Ellwood) balance in my favour £5.3.8 —If you choose to have the barley please to inform me & I will procure it by Capt. Ellwoods return—the price is not yet ascertained —I have not yet disposed of the herrings but have the preference from two vessels intended for Hispaniola if they load any—they have been very low in that Island which...
By last post, I forwarded a Letter from Mrs Morris which Came with a pair of Stays. The stays I put in charge of Capt. Ellwood who promised great Care of them, inclosed is the Bill of loading of sundry Articles by said Captain of which a Certificate was delivered him to save the Duties. the Invoice & of Course the Account Current lays open for want of Mr Hare’s bill for the Porter which have...
By Capt. Ellwood who sails this day I have shipped the single & double refined Sugar, a Jug with two gallons of Spermaceti Lamp oil, two barrels containing six dozen of Porter, as Mr Hare advised leaving the remaining 18 dozen to be shipped next trip as it is now rather too brisk to ship and I shall send 1 Cwt of the plate Iron only for plow moulds as I have asked Mr Morris if he knew the kind...