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The chain at West-Point has already suffered considerably by the rust, and will be daily growing worse. If it is to be kept for future use, it cannot too soon be housed; and in this case it is said it may be preserved from rust by painting. If it is not necessary to keep it, the sooner it is sold the better. It would probably fetch about two thirds the price of bar iron. The chain contains...
I beg leave to give your Excellency the trouble of perusing a state of a private concern of mine. I am sorry to be under the necessity of doing it, being conscious you have a great deal of public business of consequence on your hands; but I am emboldened by a thorough conviction that it is your Excellency’s great desire to see that justice done to every officer of your Army, which you , have...
I have the honour to inform your Excellency that the part of Colo. Jacksons who were here marched off this morning Except some so lately recover’d as to render their moving improper and a few others still sick; of the latter class none dangerously & in all as major Norton says about thirty odd—I am hastening with all possible dispatch matters here to a close. I have the honor to be Dear sir...
It is now time to deposit at West-Point as much wood as will be necessary for the use of the garrison the ensuing winter. If it be practicable to determine, at this time, what shall be the strength of the garrison, and the number and ranks of the officers, I will lay in forage, as well as wood, in proportion, as soon as I am favoured with your Excellency’s decision thereon. The wood I propose...
With all thy Countries Blessings on thy head And all the glory that Encircles Man, Thy martial fame to distant nations spread And realms unblest by freedoms genial plan Address’d by Statsmen Legislatures kings Rever’d by thousands as you pass along While Every Muse with ardour spreads her wings To greet our Heroe in immortal Song: Say, Can a female Voice an audience gain And Stop a moment thy...
I have the pleasure of enclosing an Act of Congress for erecting an equestrian Statue in honor of your Excellency. The Bearer Mr Wright is recommended to me as an Artist skilled in taking Busts, & As I am anxious to execute in the best manner the part assigned to me in this agreeable business, I take the liberty of introducing him to you and requesting the favour of your Excellency to admit...
last evening I wrote to your Excellency per express, transmitting the information by Captain Farley, of the ill success of the Baron Steubens mission. By which it appears that it will be impracticable, to take possession of the posts at the Westward this fall. I requested your final orders concerning the detachment, and artillery, at this place, which are prepared for that service. I now...
Your letter to Messr Ino. Searle & Co. was safely received and duly forwarded, in consequence of which by my last advices from that house dated 15th Ulto they have shipped for your use two other pipes of choice Wine a box of citron & two baskets of figs by the Ship Hero Capt. Paul to Potomack the amount thereof being £74.9.6d. Sterlg which have I hope arrived safe. My Nephew who on his way...
Lieutenant de baulieu & I both of late pulansky’s legion and the only remains of it as prisoners of war, having no chief to support their claims before Congress, humbly entreat your excellency to submitt this letter before that honorable body, that we may be treated at this period of the revolution on the same footing, with armand’s legion officers, having incurred the same dangers & served...
Congress feel a particular pleasure in seeing your Excellency, and in congratulating you on the success of a War in which you have acted so conspicuous a part. It has been the singular happiness of the United States, that during a War so long, so dangerous and so important, Providence has been graciously pleased to preserve the life of a General, who has merited and possesses the uninterrupted...