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I am extremely sorry to find by your Favour of the 26th of June that the Fly extends its Ravages this Year so generally. All our Wheat is either much injured or totally destroyed by it in this Quarter & it is so in every Part of this State, on this Side the Mountains. Delaware & Maryland are in the same Situation. Thus this Insect is defeating French Spoliations, by taking away the Subject of...
I do myself the pleasure of enclosing you a Line recd last Night from Messrs Reed and Ford. When I return I shall call on Mr Linghan and Know how far the Contents of these Genlns Letter may be depended upon. I have the honor to be with sentiments of perfect Respect Dr Sir Yr mo. obt Servt ALS , DLC:GW . See Scott to GW, 22 June . The enclosure from Reed & Forde, dated “Monday 3 July 1797,”...
I have had the pleasure of receiving from Mr Pickering your letter to me inclosing others for France, intrusted to my care, to the delivery of which I shall be particularly attentive. Receive Sir my warm & grateful acknowledgements for the polite &, allow me to add, friendly wishes which you express concerning myself as well as for the honor of being mentiond in your letters. I expect to...
Haveing been for two years past particular unfortunate in Loseing all my Crop of small grain, Induces me to solicit a favor of you[.] the Last year I should have made Two Thousands Bushels of Wheat but was unlucky enough to get a man to stack for me who was not acquainted with the business and there came a wet spell of Weather, and I Lost all to about Two hundred bushls. That Loss I should by...
Yesterday after hearing councel the Senate expelled Mr Blount. Mr Tazewell voted against his expulsion upon very frivolous ground. The affair makes a good deal of noise I mean talk without the plot or project being understood. You will see by the inclosed reports to the President the further disclosure of French projects. It would seem as if nothing short of a dismemberment of the union, and...
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.”
By this evenings Mail I had the Honor to receive yours of the 7th Instant covering one for Mr Booker who is now somewhere on the south side of James River in the line of his business. He was apprised, before he left this, of the probability a letter from you arriving by this Mail, and will certainly put himself in the way receiving it. In the mean time I can assure you of his considering it as...
I have recd your Letter of the third instant no monies have been deposited by Colo. Shreve, I shall accordingly transmit your Letter to Mr Ross; he went out of Town unexpectedly. I hear that my fathers health is declining, and shall set out for Connecticut to morrow. We have no news—Genl Marshall will sail this week. I am ever with perfect deference your obedt servt ALS , DLC:GW ; copy, CtHi :...
I have just received your kind favour of the 10th ultimo, together with the enclosed, for all of which accept my thanks. 1 congratulate you on the enjoyment of your health and prospects of future felicity, which, that you may attain and experience is my fervent prayer. The gentlemen whose correspondence I have submitted to your inspection, and if you should think necessary would immediately...
I have the Honor to inclose a Copy of my address to the Board of Agriculture, delivered at the close of our late Session, from which you will perceive the present State of our Pursuits in the great Cause of Agriculture. I hope it will have the good fortune of meeting with your approbation. I also have the pleasure of herewith Sending the remainder of The original Surveys according to the plan...
A few days ago, I received a letter, from Mr G. W. Custis of Princeton College, in which he made this remark, which was highly pleasing to me, & which I am confident will be pleasing to yourself, & to Mrs Washington—That his situation at College has become pleasant & agreeable—& that he now feels ambitious of improving to the best wishes of his friends. While he continues to be contented with...
I do myself the pleasure of inclosing you a Certificate of a Transferr of 29 Shares of Columbia Stock. Your Letter to Collo. Ramsey has been forwarded, and I at the same time wrote to Mr Lloyd respecting the young Bakewell. Probably Mr Lloyd is out on a summers Excursion as I have yet received no answer. With sentiments of perfect Regard and Respect I am Dr sir Your mo. obt servt ALS , DLC:GW...
I beg to return you my best acknowledgements, for the trouble you had the goodness to take, in writing so long a letter, respecting the state of the different provinces in America, and where a European was likely to settle to the best advantage. When I took the liberty of writing you on that subject, I was in a very indifferent state of health, and our public prospects were extremely gloomy...
The Cook I wish to dispose of, is at present under inoculation—As soon as he recovers, & is perfectly out of the way of communicating the disorder, he shall come down to Mount Vernon—You are perfectly welcome to keep him, till you have had a satisfactory trial of him—If he pleases you, I am sure we shall not disagree about his price. I have here about fifty bushels of Rye, but it is not yet...
My absence from this place for a few days prevented my receiving your letter transmitted by Mr Scot untill yesterday. I have not been able to hear any thing of the Calf you mention, but be assured should he arrive here he shall be taken the most particular Care of untill I receive your further orders, to execute which will afford me peculiar Satisfaction. I am with great respect your Obedt...
I arrived at home on the 19th inst. and now repeat the 3d time my information to you of yr Rough creek lands. On the 25 of may I got on the lands, with a Surveyor, and the gentlemen, appointed by Lee & myself to Vallue the Same—after traceing the lines so as to keep us within the bounds of the land; we proceeded to traverse the two tracts and found them to consist of as follows; 1st Rooling...
Mr Monroe has lately demanded in a letter to the secretary of state an explanation of the letter of recall which was sent to him in France. That an inconvenient unwise and pernicious precedent might not be set his request has been denied and consequently that affair stands on the original grounds. I did not retain a copy of the opinion which I had the honor to give on this measure and...
I return you my sincere thanks for the kind invitation I received when last at Mount Vernon, to make it my home and that whilest there my services would be acceptable—This invitation was the more pleasing to me from a desire of being serviceable to you and from a hope in fulfiling those duties assigned me I should derive some improvement by them. Un-tutored in almost every branch of business,...
I have Received your Letter of the 17th Instant and I will do every thing In my power to git you a proper Person as overseer for Union farm—but at this time I do not know of any one that would answear your purpose that Is uningaged. but I will spare no paines In Looking out For such a One. I am sorrey to heare that poor Mr Clark is Dead. If he had Lived he would have made you a good Overseer....
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.”
I have been honoured with your letter of the 21st covering several letters to be forwarded to Great Britain, which I shall do with great pleasure, and beg you to believe that I shall at all times cheerfully execute Similar commands. The plan for establishing the board of agriculture in England, I will lay before the Committee of Congress on that subject, as you request. Mr Monroe has made a...
In reply to your letr by your servt this evening, I can only say, that my recollection of the lands sold to you, authorizes me to consider every fair attempt to wrest your title to them as the result of error—In Kentucky, I am told, too often are efforts of another sort made to deprive real owners of their property. I know that all the money due on the purchase of the lands you hold thro me...
I Gladly Embrace an Opportunity of writing to Your Excellency on a Subject of as Great Importance as any thing Ever yet Comprehended By Mortal Man That is the Glory of God & the Redemption & Salvation of mankind; I am A Union Minister. & I Do Sincerely Beleive that if all human Inventions was Laid Aside, that it would be Imposible that any more than one party Could Exist in the Church of...
I recd your kind Letter of the 12th Instant and am happy in having an opportunity to return to you my most sincere thanks for your offer of Assistance and for your good Advice, which I can Assure you was very Acceptable as there is no person fonder of receiving Advice than what I am. Your Observations respecting the borrowing of Money I have reason to Attend to. for a Considerable part of the...
It is with pleasure I acknowledge the receipt of your obliging favour of the 23d instant, and must congratulate you on the enjoyment of your health, the preservation of which should allways be a principal aim in all men and I have no doubts that as long as you are able to take your accustomed exercise that you will enjoy perfect health. Mr Z. Lewis has kept up the correspondence I mentioned in...
I receivd a Letter from the Hon: James Ross dated at Philadelphia the 14th of Last month informing me that no money had been paid into the Bank of Pennsylvania, towards the Enstallment due to you the first of June Last, which gave me great pain, as I fully Expected the whole Sum was paid in, by a Mr Reuel Sayre & Isaac Sparks, Said Sayres, Brother & Sparks were in New Jersey and Engaged to pay...
Having a Poetical turn from my youth, And having Wrote Some Rural, Romantic and, said to be pleasing Poems in Europe, for which got good Encouragement, And Revisiting this Country last year, form’d a Plan of Publishing by Subscription, some Essays of American Affairs, Previous to which (And your Resignation of the first Station on this Continent) I did my Self the Honor to wait on you Sir, at...
I wrote to you by post on the 21t June last acknowledging the receipt of your favour of the 7th April, with the inclosures respecting a gardener, which I hope you have received. I have by the assistance of Mr Harper and Mr Foreman at last succeded in finding a Gardener for you whom I have engaged this day, and who will, I hope, afford you satisfaction. He will be the bearer of this. His name...
Having been appointed administrator to the estate of Mrs Kirk deceased, relict of James Kirk esqr. late of this town, I am desirous of settling the accounts as speedily as possible. Mrs Kirk, before her death, informed me that a bond had been lodged with you to satisfy a debt due you from Mr Kirk’s estate, and that there is still a balance of said bond remaining in your hand. As I have not met...
The Bearer of this, is the Cook you wrote concerning —You are welcome to make such trial of him, as may be satisfactory to Mrs Washington & yourself—it will give me pleasure should he answer your wishes. I have spoken to Mr George Lee to mention your want of Rye to the farmers in our neighborhood tho I fear it will be hard to procure as the number of distilleries in the upper Country, give Rye...