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Letter not found: from Mathew Carey, 20 Oct. 1788. On 27 Oct. GW wrote to Carey acknowledging “yours of the 20th of this month.”
Washington County [Pa.] May it please your Excellency October the 18th 1788 I am one of those unfortunate people who first settled and Improved your land on Millers run, in this County: and the only surviving settler that yet lives upon your tract, I have a small family, and finds myself unable at present, either to pay rent, or purchase. I find my strength much exausted, and my health...
I have this moment the honor of your Excellencies polite favor, and return my most sincere thanks to Mrs Washington and you for your polite invitation to Mount Vernon which nothing but my inability to obtain a carriage for that purpose obliges me to decline, as there is none to be hired in Town—It would be the height of my ambition exclusive of the honor I must feel in an acquaintance with Mrs...
We duly Recd thine of 3d Inst. Have made Application to a person of Integrety in the Borders of Masachusetts, to know on what terms he can furnish the Quantity of Clover Seed thou mentions, from whom we hope an early Answer—We propose knowing the Terms from this Quarter on Account of the Quality being better approved than almost any other, suppose the price will be about 9d. Specie ⅌...
I am honored with yours of the 2d 6th & 13th Inst, the last of which this minute Came to hand, in which you mention having inclosed a Bank Note for 100Ds. but as no such Note was inclosed I conclude you must have omitted to put it in the Letter. if you have and any accident has happened as I presume it was a post Note (payable Certain Days after Date) it may [be] traced or Stopped at Bank if...
I am dericted by Sir Edwd Newenham and Coll Wm Persse to forwd you the two Inclosd letters, with a Box of plants; which I have given Capn Dwyer of the Sarah of this port, wh I hope may goe safe. If yr Excelency may have any Commds for this part of the Country; I shou’d feel my self highly Honour’d in Executeing them; or If yr Excellency wd wish to have any thing sent out I wd with pleasure...
Some time ago I mentioned to Sr Edwd Newenham my Intention of sending you some goosberry plants of a remarkable fine Line which I now send you by a ship from the Port of Galway, which is but sixteen miles from my place, I intended sending you some grass seeds, but our sumers are so uncertain I Could not get any this season fit to send. It would give me particular pleasure to have it in my...
I lately received your Letter of the 31st of August, scarce any Thing could have surprised me more than the Occasion of it for instead of being displeased I thought myself much obliged by the Letter you wrote me in the Time of our Convention —To strengthen the Friends of the new Constitution and expedite it’s Adoption I shewed that and other Letters containing much the same Information and...
Letter not found: from Edward Newenham, 10 Oct. 1788. On 2 Mar. 1789 GW wrote to Newenham : “I am taking up my pen to present my acknowledgment for your letter of the 10th of Octobr last.”
However flattering the encouragement I may yet receive in this Town and the honor I should feel to exert my efforts in this humble line under your Excellency’s patronage and Notice, yet I am obliged to join my Husband at Edenton North Carolina where he intends to publish his History of this Country from an Office over which he is appointed to preside, as well as to superintend a young Seminary...
I do myself the honor to enclose a sketch of the waters of the Alleghany, which approach near to Lake Erie it is taken from an actual survey made by the persons who ran the line between the states of New York & Pennsylvania—These gentleman say that the main branch of the Alleghany falls in Pennsylvania and that there is only seven or eight miles land carriage between it and the heads of a...
I have the honor to send you two Volumes which M. le Comte de Buar, the Author of them, has forwarded to me, beging that I would offer them, in his Name, to your Excellency. Hydraulicks is not a new science; able men have illustrated it some time since, and, at this moment, one of the greatest men of the age is still increasing his glory by perfecting the Navigation of James & Potomack Rivers;...
The objects which were contained in the letter which your Excellency did me the honor to write to me on the 17th of Augt last, appear to me to be so important in their consequences that I am very desirous of obtaining your opinion more particularly, and this has induced me to hasten my intentions of offering my respects to you at Mount Vernon. In my leisure time, induced by the season & other...
Letter not found: from Rochambeau, 5 Oct. 1788. On 13 Oct. 1789 GW wrote to Rochambeau : “I have been honored with the receipt of your letter ... of the 5th October 1788.”
I have to answer your favour of 16th Ulto. I had not Purchased the Winter Barley altho’ I had secured it in Case you had not provided it elsewhere—I have spared no Pains I have not been yet able to sell the Herrings & shad except a few Barrels by Retail but have the promise from two french Houses to take some for Hispaniola on the Course of this month & hope to get them off I expect to do this...
Agreeably to your desire I have examined into the State of the Boys Cloathes, and find they want as follows viz. George—1 pr common Shoes, 1 pr do for Dancing—2 pr common winter Stocks. & 1 pr of every-day Breeches. Lawrence—1 pr common Shoes—2 pr coarse Stocks.—1 pr ditto Breeches—1 everyday Coat. They desire me to request you will let them have Leather Breeches, which are to be had in this...
Your Excellency’s friendly and obliging letter of the 28th Ulto. came safely to hand. I thank you for your assurance of seconding my application to General Morgan. The truth of that affair is, that he purchased the watch for a trifle of a British soldier, who plundered Major Cochran at the moment of his fall at York Town. I should be deeply pained my Dear Sir if your scruples in regard to a...
Your Excellency’s friendly and obliging letter of the 28th Ulto came safely to hand. I thank you for your assurance of seconding my application to General Morgan. The truth of that affair is, that he purchased the watch for a trifle of a British soldier, who plundered Major Cochran at the moment of his fall at York Town. I should be deeply pained my Dear Sir if your scruples in regard to a...
I have the pleasure of inclosing to your Excellency a political publication which lately made its appearance in this Commonwealth. It was ushered into light with all that cover of secrecy which often attends that of an illegitimate child. The father however has shared the fate which is common in such cases his likness being so strongly impressed upon his offspring that all our shrewd observers...
I subjoin two resolutions lately taken by Congress in relation the Mississippi which I hope may have a critical and salutary effect on the temper of our western Brethren. In Congress Sepr 16 On report of the Committee &c. to whom was referred the Report of the Secy for For. Affairs on a motion of the Delegates of North Carolina, stating the uneasiness produced by a report “that Congress are...
I subjoin two resolutions lately taken by Congress in relation the Mississippi, which I hope may have a critical and salutary effect on the temper of our western Brethren. On report of the Committee &c to whom was referred the Report of the Secy. for For. Affairs on a motion of the Delegates of North Carolina, stating the uneasiness produced by a Report “that Congress are disposed to treat...
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...
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.”
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...
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...
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.”