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My not receiving any favour from you in answer to my last, and having received one from Doctor Steuart subsequent to that, in which he mentions but little respecting the affair (which you expressed a desire of becoming acquainted with) has given me hopes to beleive that my confession of both the circumstances of the case, and my error, has obliterated from your mind all unfavourable...
Since my last I have collected all my accounts which I transmit for your perusal the only article I apologise for is an umbrella which I was unavoidably obliged to procure as I lost one belonging to a gentleman. College breaks up on Saturday and I shall be ready at any time that you may send I will look over every thing belonging to me and have them adjusted. I am very well and at variance...
Your last letter arrived by the ordinary course of the mail and conveyed the pleasing tidings of your health a theme allways acceptable to my grateful heart. With respect to my expenses I did not mean to insinuate that I was actualy in want but thought that you had lodged money in some one’s hands, to whom I was to apply—I have opened accounts with a shoemaker, tailor, and other persons of...
Words cannot express my present sensations, a heart overflowing with joy at the success of conscience over disposition is all I have to give—Dearest Sir did you but know the effect your letter has produced it would give you as consummate pleasure, as my former one did pain —My very soul tortured with the sting of conscience at length called reason to its aid and happy for me triumphed, the...
Colonel Fitzgerald arrived here about an hour ago and has politely offered to convey a letter to you. Nothing material has occurred since my last letter only that we now attend College at six in the morning which is by no means disagreable, and conduces to health. With respect to what I mentioned of Mr Carroll in my last I had no other foundation but report which has been since contradicted....
I received your letter by mamma at this place, where I had come on my uncle’s horses, and with Mr. McDowell’s permission, in hopes of meeting her. She arrived the same day that I did, and informed me particularly respecting the subject of your letter, which appeared to set heavy on your mind. The report, as mamma tells me, of my being engaged to the young lady in question, is strictly...
With a heart oerflowing with gratitude, love, and joy, I return you thanks for your favour of the 4th ultimo, and could my words do justice to my feelings I would paint them in their highest tints, but words communicate ideas not sensations! Your letter fraught with what reason, prudence, and affection, only can dictate, is engraven on my mind, and taken root in a soil, which I shall cultivate...
By the returning mail I ⟨hartily⟩ acknowledge your last favour, and am sincerely happy in having given you full satisfaction in an affair so interesting and mutually effecting to both my friends & myself. I this day finish the six books of Euclid and with that the course marked out for me while in Annapolis[.] College breaks up Monday week the 30th and I shall allways be ready when you may...
A letter from my Sister this morning informed me of your safe arrival at Mount Vernon, which has hitherto prevented me from writing—I congratulate you on a thing so ardently wished for by all those interested in your welfare—The marks of approbation and esteem manifested in the manners of the different States thro which you passed must have been highly gratifying and satisfactory, and the...
⟨mutilated⟩ transmitted my last letter to you by the way of a gentleman who was going to Baltimore that it might arrive a little sooner and quiet your mind on the subject which you mentioned in yours preceeding viz.—on the subject of expence, if however it did not arrive I will in my next if you please transmit the same detail. The class which I joined have at length finished their course of...
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...
Letter not found: George Washington Parke Custis to GW, 21 Aug. 1797. On 29 Aug. GW wrote “Your letter of the 21st Instt came to hand.”
Your letter arrived by the ordinary course of the Mail which goes by Baltimore and gave me sincere pleasure in hearing that you were in good health and likewise the family. I was somewhat unwell for sometime after coming here owing to the water but that is entirely removed and I am very well again—I am going on the College with the class and likewise the French master who is I beleive very...
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 arrived here in due season after a very agreable journey; I found all my relations well and Annapolis a very pleasant place. I visited the principle inhabitants while the Doctor was here and found them all very kind—Mr McDowell is a very good and agreable man he has examined me and I am now pursuing Natural Philosophy and hope to destinguish myself in that branch as well as others Arithmetic...
Since my last, nothing material has occured; the weather is excessively sultry the thermometer being generally at 98º which makes study and confinement very disagreable—we sometimes go to a shade but the attractions to take up your attention almost exceed the coolness of the thing itself; my studies with the class are by no means difficult cheifly consisting in antient history which I studied...
I received your Favor of the 25 January two or three days ago, for which I thank you sincerely. Yours in answer to mine of 11 May & 16 July, I have not yet seen. I was in hopes that Mr Murray’s letters to Mr McHenry & mine to you (for we both wrote) countermanding my request of a Commission in our Army, would have been time enough to have prevented my appointmt, supposing it should have been...
I ought ’ere now to have acknowledg’d the receipt of & to have returned you my most grateful thanks for your very kind letter of the 26 June, which came to my hands about the middle of Augt at Brighton (a bathing place on the channel ) whither I had gone for a few weeks relaxation. Its coming to me at that place, a desire to examine thoroughly the path which I shd follow in consequence of it,...
Since I had the pleasure to write to you in august informing you of my intention to leave Holland & to return to America, some circumstances have occur’d which induced me to take another course. My ill health was the ground of my wish to quit Holland & an opportunity to remove to a dryer & I hope more healthy climate, & to retain at the same time the advantages which I enjoy’d in other...
The increasing feebleness of my health rendering it impossible for me to discharge the duties of Secretary to Mr Murray in a manner which I can reconcile to myself, has induced me to come to a determination to return to America. I conceived it to be my duty, Sir, to inform you of this determination to quit a situation in wch your goodness had placed me; and a fear lest Mr Murray should, from...
The Letter which you were pleased to write to me of the 3d inst. was not put into my hands ’till late on thursday evening, which prevented my answering it on friday morng as by some new arrangement the Mail for Alexa. is closed at ½ past 7 in the morning. The Lustre was taken down, well packed, and (with the Boat awning, Sail, &ca) put on board the Tryal, Capt. Hand, who sailed early on Monday...
Mr Charles W. Valangin who will have the honor to hand you this, is the Son of Dr de Valangin an eminent & very respectable physician of this City. I have had the pleasure of his acquaintance since my first arrival in England & with great confidence take the liberty of making him known to you as an intelligent & worthy man. Mr Valangin goes to the United States with the intention of making it...
After a very disagreeable and tedious passage of eight weeks from the Delaware, I was landed in Europe, with Mr & Mrs Murray, on the 7th instant, at the mouth of the Texel. We got on shore in the afternoon, & the next day pursued our journey by land towards Amsterdam, where we arrived on the 9th—Several vessels which left Philadelphia after our departure had arrived here ten days before us,...
On the rect of Your letter of the 3d Decemr last relating among other things to a Joiner, I wrote to you on 11 May assuring you that I wd endeavour to procure one for you. I sent duplicates & hope a copy has reached you. I have faithfully kept my promise & made every possible enquiry for such a man as you wished for. Mr Bourne & the gentleman whom I mentioned on 11 May (both of this place,...
Your Letter of 3d Decmr last came to my hands only yesterday, & as Mr Bourne is now here from Amsterdam I take the opportunity of acknowledging its rect, puting this into his care to be sent by the first vessel for America. It gave me very great pleasure to hear from you that you and the family at Mt Vernon & our friends generally around you were well, the more so as your’s is the only letter...
List of persons in North Carolina applying for Commissions in the Army now to be raised. Names Residence Rank expected 1. Robert Troy Salisbury Captain Remarks &c. Recommended by Maj. Genl Smith, Col. W[illiam] Polk, and Archibald Henderson Esq. He is a young man of liberal education, well calculated for the service, and about 23 years of age. 2. William Dickson Lincoln County Captain He is...
I had the pleasure to acknowledge the rect of your Excellencys letter of the 24th of October by the last post, and ⟨stated⟩ the measures I should take to effect its object as early as possible. On looking over the list of applicants for commissions it appeard to me necessary to inform your Excellency, that these recommendations appear to have been made without any regard to the particular...
Inclosed you will receive a reccommendation for several company officers taken from different parts of the state agreeably to the principle of distribution mentioned in your letter of the 24th of October. This list is not complete, but as it was of importance, that the unremitting business should be going on during the winter, or as early as possible, I thought it my duty to forward the names...
Letter not found: from Francis Deakins, 16 Jan. 1799. On 25 Jan. GW wrote Deakins : “Your letter of the 16th instant . . . is received.”
I Requested Mr Veatch las fall before I moved from Monococy, to Compell paymts of Your rents at the expiration of 1797—& on the rect of your Letter of the 15th Jany again ordered it—in Answer recd his Letter which I now enclose you —from what I know of the Circumstancs of the Tenants—I believe his Conduct & Opinion on this Occasion the most Advisable & Secure—because as he Observes & I expect...