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I with pleasure took charge of sundry papers committed to my care by a Magistrate whose Name and talents are well known at St Domingo, in the Government of Port au Prince, I did propose to have the honor to deliver them myself but understanding that Congress made their Residence at Prince town—I thought I could not better answer the views of my employer than in transmitting them by the Post—I...
This instant the bearer Captain Swiney informs me that he is setting out for Philada. I never was so hurryd in my life as I am at this moment, I could not however let him go without these few lines of introduction—You will find him my Dear Sir a worthy good nature and pleasant Man, and well intitled to the Civilities your Citizens may confer on him, I beg your attention to him in...
My letter of the 18th of July to the Honorable the Secretary at War, (which he promises to shew your Excellency) will I hope explain to your satisfaction my reason for not writing you frequently: Since that time the Virginia Troops at this Post by order of General Lincoln have been discharged & paid four months agreeable to a Resolution of Congress of the 26th of May, without the most distant...
I have receivd your Excellencys favour with Collecter Martins Letter . I saw by my Papers which were directed to the President of Congress & my self to be transmitted to your Excellency—As the President is absent I thought it best to forward them immediately. You will probably understand the Matter better than I do but according to Appearances I thought the gentleman deserves all the...
Mrs Morris & myself accept most chearfully, the polite & Friendly invitation with which Mrs Washington & you are pleased to honor us, it is our intention to pay you a visit in a short time unless Congress should prevent it by removing themselves & You to this City previous to our journey. One part of our business at Prince Town is to entreat in person that our House may be Your’s whenever...
I received your Excellency’s Letter of the 31st Ulto & am always rendered particularly happy, whenever my conduct meets your approbation. I must acknowledge myself obliged by the advice contain’d in the latter part of the Letter relative to granting Passports to Persons going into the Country—protections I never presumed to give and generally informed the persons that the passes were not given...
In forwarding the inclosed Letter from one of the most experienced Generals of the Elector my Master I cannot prevail upon myself to forego so favourable an opportunity of testyfying to your Excellency the high Admiration I share in common with every body Living of the great talents by which you have distinguished yourself in the Course of a long & to all appearance very unequal Contest. Your...
In examining a connecticut paper in which is included a Resolution of Congress of the 22d March last Past, I observe the following paragaphing "That such officers as have retired at different periods intiteled to half pay for Life " &c. I have taken particular care to converse with the greater part of those concerned in Colo. Warners Rigiment who are inhabitants of this State, and find them...