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Give me leave to Present to You Mr de Beaune a french officer Whom Respectable Persons Have So much Recommended that I Could not deny Him this letter of introduction—He is Well Spoken of, and Wishes to Improve Himself so as to Become Proper for a Consulship in America. We are Anxiously Waiting for letters from the Continent, and independant of Public Concerns, letters from My dear General...
My furst, and most agreable duty is to acquaint your Excellency with my safe arrival in that harbour after a passage of 31 days. I shall during my whole life, keep the most grateful remembrance of your kindness to me; I could never feel myself happy without the hope, to pay my respects to Mrs Washington and to your Excellency in Virginia. I beg leave to your Excellency to present my best...
I had the honor early in the Month of April, to address your Excellency, on the subject of visiting my Friends on Long Island, (from whom I have been absent seven years) requesting to return Via New York. Unsuccessfull in that Application, I now beg leave to ask the same Indulgence I did then. I have the Honor to be Your Excellency’s most Obedient and most humble Servant DLC : Papers of George...
I have received your Excellency’s letter of the 2d instant, together with the resolution of Congress of the 26th May, enclosed therein. I cannot, Sir, but be well satisfied, that Congress has transmitted the case, concerning certain negroes for whose protection the publick faith had been pledged, (but which is considered by Congress as contrary to the true intent and meaning of the provisional...
Agreeable to a General Order of the 8 June 1783 for the Inspection of the Officers of the Invalid Corps the board beg leave to make the following Report. Captain John McGowen Aged 44 years of the 4 pensilvania Regiment, entered the service in October 1775. and transfered to the Invalids in Spring 1781. in consequence of a variety of complaints which disqualified him for active Service. The...
Having Received No Answer to My Letter By the frigate I May I think flatter Myself Before long to Hear from You, and I Confess I am waiting with Great Impatience—it is an Age, My dear General, since I Had a line from You, and I Have Been so Happily Used to our Intimate Communications, that it is very Hard to me not to know Any thing of Your Ideas, Your Concerns, and Your Sentiments on Every...
I have the honor to transmit, the Resolve of the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut, acknowledging the receipt of your favour of June 1783—and testifying the high sense they entertain of your exalted merrits, and their obligations to you and your patriot Army (thrô the blessing of heaven) for the establishment of freedom, independence and peace. Permit me to address your Excellency,...
We the Subscribers your Humble Petitioners do most Graciously intreat your Excellency &c. But it gives us the Utmost trouble & Concern to think we must be under the disagreeable Necessity to trouble A Gentleman of so great Qualifications and ready Compliance to Justice and Honor but as the greatest Necessity and difficult and threatening distraction calls upon us at this Junctor we beg your...
Since my last private letter to your Excellency nothing has turned up worthy of your notice but what you have received official advice of, from the proper Departments. Indeed unaccountable as it may seem, our Ministers at Paris have not suffered us to hear from them since the 24th of Jany last, till the day before yesterday, when I received two letters from Mr Laurence, one of the 15th of...
I do myself the honnor to enclose a letter, I received a few days since from Capt. Nathan Goodale of the fifth Massachusetts Regt. That I have not till this moment taken any measures, to bring his services into public view has ben oweing to the confidence I had that Genl Gates would have don it, as the most extreordinary of them ware performed under his Immediate orders, and as he gave...