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I have but this moment recd, upon my return from Fort Stanwix, the letter which your Excellency did me the honor to write to me on the 17th of last month. I am much obliged to you for the detail which you gave me respecting the commerce between France & the United States, but shoud have wished it had been more particular. The expected departure of the squadron of M. de Saineville from Boston,...
I have the Honour to transmit to you a late Publication by our agricultural Society in this State. It is a Beginning only; but I hope the Subject will increase in it’s Progress. The Prospect, which the new Confederation opens to America, of an energetic Government, must doubtless stimulate the Genius of every Citizen to exert those means, by which not only his own Interests will be increas’d,...
Letter not found: from Benjamin Fishbourn, 20 Sept. 1788. On 23 Dec. 1788 GW wrote to Fishbourn : “Your letter of the 20th of September, has been put into my hands, only a few days ago.”
Your Ideas relative to the Diffusion of Intelligence and useful Information by means of news Papers and the Press, appear to me exceedingly just; nor do I percieve any good Objection to preferring the Stages to Post Riders for the Transportation of the Mail, on the contrary I think the Ballance of Advantages is clearly in favor of the former. How far it was the Duty of the Post office to...
We the unfortunate Americans in Slavery, takes the Liberty of writeing you a Narrative of our Captivity, by the Algerines and petioning you as the advocate for Liberty Hopeing you will be pleased to Lay before the Congress of the united States of America our Truly Lamentable Situation of Slavery. the Ship Dauphin Richard OBryen Master belonging to Mr Mathew and Ths Irwins Merchants of the City...
Letter not found: from Thomas Newton, Jr., 23 Sept. 1788. On 10 Oct. GW wrote Newton: “Your letter of the 23d Ulto was handed to me.”
I send under cover to Mr Hazard, that so it should not be known at the Coffee house, that I correspond with your Excellency; & pray you not only to have any direction to me written in some other hand than your own, but the letter sealed with the seal of another. When you write again, introduce the Key in some sentence when it may appear natural, with a stroke underneath it. The reason of the...
I was my dear general a few days since in Boston where I had the pleasure of receiving your favor of the 23d Ulto. The information which your Excellency has received, respecting the machinations of the antifederal characters, appears from what circulates in this part of the country, but too well founded. I have no doubt, but every exertion will be made to introduce into the new government, in...
Inclosed you have, A letter from Major John Poison, as also, one from said Gentleman to me respecting, an enquiry of some Lands in this Country, you will see Sir, by perusing his Letters, the wish, he has, to have early Information in England, and in consequence of his confidence, in me to Act for him, in this Part of the World I have taken the Liberty to write to you Sir Imediatly upon my...
I took the liberty formerly to address you on some business that still remains unsettled, therefore must again be troublesome & request yr determination on the matter. at the decease of Mrs Washington Colo. Saml Washington wife she left some negros to her son that were given her after his decease, the child also died, & I who was her Executor from my own ill Judgment & being also ill advised...