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I was honored with your Letter of the 10th Ultimo. have consulted Colo. Parker on the occasion: inclosed is a list of such characters as I thought would fit the Army, and who offered their services. most of those characters that are inserted in the list of recommendation are in my opinion good men and may be depended on; they are mostly young men of good family and education, who are...
I did myself the honor to write to you at some length on the 3 of May. I hope the letter got safe to hand. The recruiting service is now in motion, in Maryland, Delaware Pensylvania New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Massachusettes. I might perhaps add Virginia, from the assurances which I have received as to the transmission of supplies. But I am not as yet informed of its actual...
I did myself the honor to write to you at some length on the 3 of May. I hope the letter got safe to hand. The recruiting service is now in motion, in Maryland, Delaware Pensylvania New Jersey, New York Connecticut and Massachusettes—I might perhaps add Virginia, from the assurances which I have received as to the transmission of supplies—But I am not as yet informed of its actual commencement...
According to the Desire you signified of knowing how soon Mr Blagdin would require a further Advance of Money, I requested him, the Day after your Departure, to state the Sum and time. He told me that he should shortly have to remit Money to Mr Littleton Dennis, on the Eastern Shore, for Materials, & should want a thousand Dollars by the 15th Instant. I told him that such rapid payments were...
Since my last letter to you, I have been at Petersburg, where Mr Roberts now lives —I there made particular Inquiry respecting his conduct, and from what I can Learn, I am Sure he Cannot be depended on, I am told he is very fond of strong drink, and when Intoxicated, is very troublesome, Since he Left you he Lost his wife, and married a second time, he has also Lost her, but while merried, was...
I wrote to you from Mulbury Grove the seat of our deceased friend Genl Greene in Georgia, & enclosed you my letter to the Secretary of War giving an account of the progress of Brigr Genl Washington, Major Rutledge & myself on the sea Coast —I now enclose you two other letters to the Secretary, one from Augusta & the other from this place. The Arrangement for North Carolina, South Carolina &...
Your two favors of the 20th & 24th by Capt. Bowcock I have recd with two Barrels of Whiskey & a Barrel of Fish; the first I have not tryed, but have no doubt of its being good, the latter are very fine & I have to return you my thanks for the present. Mr Wm Flood the Excr of Mr Thacker Washington has consented to let the Estates Corn go in my Contract with you; Capt. Bowcock carried up 39...
Finding that the Board of Commissrs were exceedingly urged, by Mr George Walker, to lay off and divide certain small portions of Ground, within the lines of his property, between the intersection of various Avenues & Streets, which do not appear in the general plan of the City to have ever been designed for private Occupancy; and perceiving the Board were disposed to adopt the proposal, I...
Your letter of date the 26th inst. covering a deed to Genl Lee, for lands lying in Kentucky, I recd last evening. I rather think that when Mr B. Washington requested the deed to be sent to me to be recorded, he must have forgot that the lands thereby conveyed lay in Kentucky—for it appears very evident, that all that cou’d legally be done with it by any Court in this state, has already been...
The Gentlemen whom I wish to recommend as Officers (and yesterday mention’d to you) are Mr Arther Lee in the County of Northumberland, and Mr Reuben Beale of Richmond County. They are Gent. of Family, and I think will be actuated by proper principles. Those Gentlemen aspire to nothing higher than to commence with an Ensigncy or Cornetcy, provided, Officers of the Cavalry are furnish’d with...
I have waited here two weeks cheifly to try to finish my engagement with you—But all my endeavors are vain—I shall never recede from my exertions till I do accomplish the end, for no event of my life has given me more anguish. I would if you consider yr sale injurious rather relinquish the contract & give up the payments made, than to be the instrument of damage to you—The loss of money I am...
Inclosed is a list of the names of the persons appointed from Virginia, for the Cavalry and Infantry. It distinguishes, 1st Those who have accepted. 2. Those who have declined & 3d Those who have not been heard from. I sent your letter to McAlpin. But as the Spring vessels have not yet arrived by which the gold thread is expected, of course your uniform is not yet finished. I intended sending...
Seventh Regiment of Infantry. + Accepted. º Declined. Blanks, not heard from. Field Officers. +   William Bentley Lieut: Colo. Powhatan + 1 Robert Beale Major Maddison + 2 James Baytop Major Gloucester County Companies + 1 Daniel Ball Captain near Richmond + 6 Van Bennet Lieutenant
Letter not found: from Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, 20 May 1799. On 5 June GW wrote Pinckney : “Your favor of the 20th Ulto from Mulberry Grove, came duly to hand.”
This will be delivered to you by Capt. Bowcock, who carries up the Ballence of what corn I could spare 166 Barrels—the first Load was 187½ Barrels, he was to have taken 200 but I left home before he had finished the Load, I mentioned that quantity in my Letter but the wind coming on to blow fresh he chose rather to go with that quantity, than to remain longer —I have sent my Steward to day to...
I received your letter of the 13th inst. Before I concluded to request you to take upon yourself a task which involves the delicacies you have suggested, I had foreseen them, and reflected in what manner they might be avoided, and at the same time, the object in view obtained, without subjecting the government to difficulties or inconveniences which might be more sensibly felt by the Country....
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...
Neither Colo. Carrington nor Colo. Heth are now in town. So soon as they arrive your letter of the 12th inst. with its inclosures, will be communicated to them. I wish it may be in our power to furnish any useful information on the subjects inquired into. Returns of all the elections have been receivd. The failure of Colo. Hancock & of Major Haymond was unexpected & has reducd us to eight in...
I find it out of my power To Rise the money in this place that I am at this time in debted to you; money is Verry Scarce among the marchanes of this place; the[y] cannot be temped to advance money for paper that has Longer then 60 dayes To Run; the paper that I have will be Due on the 25th day of Novembr Next it is Well Securd and will be Puntuelly paid that you Shall have I Start this day for...
Your letter of the 6 Inst. I duly receivd, and agreably to promise I Expect to be at Mount Vernon in the Early part of June. I Should have answerd you respecting Mr Roberts before this, but Waited to Get the best Information. I hear he resides in the town of petersburg and has for some time Quit the Milling Buiseness and has become Such a Sott that he is by No Means fit for buisiness. Instead...
I found yr letter by Mr Anderson last evening at my lodgings & took the earliest opportunity of conversing with Mr Page on its contents Mr Page says that on his first conversation with Mr Harrison he rated his property at five pounds pr acre, but that on a subsequent meeting he fell to 50/ pr acre, for which price he could have purchased the land. He offered 45/ & proposed renewing the...
I am about to ask a favour of you, which I think it probable you may refuse, the frequency of applications of this sort having induced a resolution, on your part, never to comply with any; I mean, “Letters of recommendation”—in June I propose to embark at Norfolk for New York in my way to Boston; my business is to settle my second son as a student at Harvard College Cambridge. I am not...
I enclose you three letters, one from Mr Posey recommending Mr Thomas Hord to a Majority in the provisional army; another from James Machir Esqr. recommending Mr William Bullett for the same grade; and one from Alexander Spotswood offering his services. You will please to return these letters with the list you have been requested to furnish, when it shall be completed. I have the honor to be,...
The fatality which has so long attended my endeavors to forward the Sheep seems still to attact, for the poor fellow when embark’d in the first Vessell we have had this Spring for New York has met an unusually long passage and by a subsequent detention here is very much reduced in his appearance, however as upon my arrival here I learn that a Sloop is now up for Alexandria I have desird my...
I have been honored by the receipt of your letter of the 30th Ult. and take pleasure in complying with your request as far as my information enables me. In our Congressional Representation we have eight Federal Members towit, Genl Marshall, Evans, Lee, Powell, Robt Page, Goode, Gray, Parker—the first six are certainly in real disposition firm supporters of our Government and the administration...
your kind and Welcome letter of the 25 december is safely arrived and as my friend Bureau de Puzy has not yet sailed, he will, along with some introductory lines, Carry these my affectionate and filial thanks —no, my dear general, it never Entered my Head to attribute your Silence to any neglect of yours, and I would have Suspected European piracies, or things much more incredible, Rather than...
Being anxious to get a Command in the immediate Army, I wrote to a friend in Congress at an early day on the subject, expressing my desire to be with the Army, and requested him to signify the same to the Secretary of War, or so arrange the business as I might be considered a candidate for a Command—to this letter I have never received a reply, and am now inform’d by a friend, that my name is...
I take the Liberty to enclose a Letter long since transmitted to me for Monsieur de la fayette. It was in London with my Papers when I saw him last at Altona but (if in my Possession) I should perhaps have withheld it as having no probable Relation to any Matter within his present Competency—I should have delivered it into your own Hands at Mount Vernon if Business which demands my Attendance...
I received yours of the 5th by the Hands of Washington Custis, enclosing a Note of Tobacco, nett weight 912 lb. which I disposed off this Morning at Six dollars ⅌ Hd & a dollar for the cask, there was but one person in Town that would give more than 5¾, it being under a thousand; a Mr Williams sold this day ⟨5⟩0 Hhds all weighing upwards of 1000 at a Credit of 60 dy for Six & a half dollars....
At length the recruiting for the additional regiments has begun in Connecticut New York New Jersey Pensylvania and Delaware . The enclosed return of cloathing will sufficiently explain to you that it has commenced at least as soon as the preparations by the Department of War would permit. It might now also proceed in Maryland and Massachusettes, and the next post will I trust enable me to add...