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J. Wrights respectful Compliments await Genrl Washington, and hopes he will not recollect how Long a Time has elapsed since this was to have been sent; as it was owing to its requiring some Alterations and there was no Bronze (the Stuff with which it is Covered) in America at that Time, He Begs Leave to assure Mrs Washington, that he has not forgot his Promise respecting the Large Bust, but...
My Friends Write to Me from America that Joseph Wright ( my Son ) "has Painted a Likeness and also moddel’d a Clay Bust of General Washington which will be a very great honour to My Famaly." I most heartly thank my god for Sparing My life to See this hapy day. I joyne with all My friends in the pleasing prospect that Posterity will See, and behold the Statue of the man who was apointed by his...
Pray, give me the Leave to remember to your Excellency my most Respectfull duty, & Enquire about the present State of your Health, for Which Every good Citizen must pray, Since you are our Common father & the Protector of those Who Have Endured the Calamities of this Last Great War. Altho’ I came over here on account of the Benefit of the air for the Recovery of my Health; & Shelter myself...
I recd the honour of Your Excellency’s Letter of Nov. 1 some weeks past but I have been so engaged in opposing the progress of our Wool Bill through both Houses of Parliament, that it was utterly impossible for me to make the necessary enquiries for answering it. I am very glad to hear the things I sent arrived tolerably safe but I am not surprized at the sainfoine coming up but thinly; for it...
I scarcely know what apology to make for a letter so out of common forms as the present; but the spectacle of a great commander retiring in the manner you have done from the head of a victorious army to the amusements of agriculture, calls all the feelings of my bosom into play & gives me the strongest inclination, I fear an impotent one, to endeavour in the smallest degree to contribute to...
I recd both the letters wch you did me the honour of writing, & the duplicate of one of them. It gives me a satisfaction not easily expressed to find that the liberty I took so much against common forms in writing to you, met with so favourable an interpretation; & the testimony you are so kind as to give in favour of my exertions in the Annals is the most flattering applause I could receive;...
It’s with pleasure I inform you, your Goosberry Slips are in excellent Order Captn Dwyer has taken such care of them & kept them so warm that notwithstanding the intense cold Season they have now buds near an inch long. I find it will not answer to send them by the Land Stage, as the Jolting would effectually destroy the⟨m⟩. You may therefore expect them by the first Packett after the...
We the Minister Elders and Deacons of the two United Dutch reformed Churches of Hackinsack and Sch ura lenburg together with the Inhabitants of the Town of Hackinsack beg Leave to approach your Excellency with our warmest Congratulations on the happy Conclusion of a War carried on under your Auspices, and on the very promising Prospects opening to this Extensive Country by a glorious Peace...