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Letter not found: from James Anderson, 13 Sept. 1799. In his letter to Anderson of 16 Sept. GW refers to Anderson’s “letter of the 13th instant.”
Letter not found: from Robert Lewis, 10 Sept. 1799. GW wrote Lewis on 7 Dec. : “Your letter of the 10th of Septr came duly to hand.”
Two days since, I received from General Wilkinson a Report of which I now send you the original. You will find it intelligent and interesting. Perhaps on the score of intrinsic propriety it deserves to be adopted to a larger extent than some collateral and extraneous considerations may permit. I had previously thought of the subject but had purposely limited myself to a few very general ideas,...
Two days since, I received from General Wilkinson a Report of which I now send you the original. You will find it intelligent and interesting. Perhaps on the score of intrinsic propriety it deserves to be adopted to a larger extent than some collateral and extraneous considerations may permit. I had previously thought of the subject but had purposely limited myself to a few very general ideas,...
Letter not found: from Landon Carter, 6 Sept. 1799. On 11 Sept. GW wrote Carter : “In answer to your favor of the 6th instant. . . .”
Inclosed are the rules which have been adopted by the President of the United States relative to rank and promotion in the Army. It is requested that you will as speedily as the nature of the case and circumstances admit determine the relative rank of the field officers of the Regiment of Cavalry, and of the 12 regiments of Infantry raised in pursuance of the Act of the 16 July 1798. For your...
As the Letters from the Colonels and Majors do not exactly agree with the records of the War department, it has been thought proper to annex to such of them as were in service during the late War, the time of their entering and quitting the service as entered in the Books and settlements of the Office. Lieutenant Colonels John Smith Captain 1 April 1778 deranged 1 Jany 1783 James Read Captain...
Letter not found: from John Avery, 2 Sept. 1799. On 25 Sept. GW wrote Avery : “Your letter of the 2d instt came duly to hand.”
As soon as I had the honor of your Favour of the 28th Ulto I made the necessary Enquiry of Mr Blagdin, but did not receive his Answer till yesterday Afternoon, as he had a Statement to make of some Ironmongery wanted for the Houses. This return I enclose, but if it should be inconvenient to you to order the Articles, either Mr Blagdin or I will get them for you. He informs me he shall have...
Letter not found: from William Augustine Washington, 30 Aug. 1799. On 7 Oct. GW wrote William Augustine Washington : “Strange as it may seem, it is nevertheless true, that your letter of the 30th of August never got to my hands until the 4th instant.”
Letter not found: from Thompson & Veitch, 27 Aug. 1799. On 30 Aug. GW apologized to Thompson & Veitch for “not acknowledging the receipt of your letter of the 27th instant sooner.”
At length the articles for my young friend has been procurr’d and is now waiting for a conveyance. There is a vessel up for Alexandria which I am informed is to sail in a day or two. I shall send them on board to day directed to the care of Col. Fitzgerald. They are in two small boxes. The sword is well wrapped up and directed in like manner. The office will move on monday to Trenton. Yours...
The inclosed I have cut from a New-York paper. It reminds me of what I have repeatedly proposed to different citizens of Philadelphia— That in order to avoid the impurities of docks partly uncovered at low water, and to preserve a sufficient depth of water for vessels to enter, & even lie afloat, the wharfing of the city should be newly arranged. For this end, fixing a curve line which should...
I was yesterday honored with your letter of the 14th. instant. The recommendations of Captains Taylor and Blue will not fail to be considered when the situation of things is mature for the appointment of Brigade Inspectors. Inclosed you will find a general abstract of the recruiting Returns, which at its date were received at the Office of the Adjutant General. Other Information induces me to...
I did myself the honor to inform you in my last that I had operated on your Servant Tom’s Eyes, that I had not very sanguine hopes of rendering him essential relief, and that the result would be ascertained in a fortnight. I am sorry that present appearances afford me no reason to alter my opinion. The tumor in the left Eye is, I am convinced, incurable; and a growing film in the right...
I was yesterday honored with your letter of the 14th instant. The recommendations of Captains Taylor and Blue will not fail to be considered when the situation of things is mature for the appointment of Brigade Inspectors. Inclosed you will find a General Abstract of the recruiting returns, which at its date were received at the Office of the Adjutant General. Other Information induces me to...
Letter not found: from Auguste de Grasse, 20 Aug. 1799. On 9 Sept. GW wrote de Grasse : “I have received your letter of the 20th of August.”
I was favored this morning with your letter of the 14th instant, and hasten to reply to it in order that it may be speedily ascertained whether I am to have your two houses in the Federal City, and the terms. From what passed when I was at that place last year I counted upon them with so much certainty that I have not thought of applying elsewhere, and I am still as desirous to occupy them as...
Yesterday I went to 1268. 1175. 1582. to meet Mr 913. 753⟨.⟩ I had before met him at a more distant place. Knowing from ⟨his⟩ letters to me, that he intended to go to the United States, a measure ⟨which⟩ I opposed by every argument I could think of—I since that enjoyed ⟨the⟩ pleasure of your letter to him of December last, & on his lately w⟨riting⟩ to me for passports, informing me of his...
Letter not found: from Zechariah Lewis, 15 Aug. 1799. On 30 Aug. GW wrote Lewis that he had received his “favor of the 15th instant.”
Governor Davie of N. Carolina sent me by the last mail, three copies of a little work of his intitled, “instructions to be observed for the formations and movements of Cavalry,” one of which he requested me, which I now do, to present to the commander in chief. I do not recollect whether I mentioned to you, that he is one in the Commission to the Directory. The President has directed the...
A few days ago in Norfolk, I was informed that it was contemplated by government to establish a marine hospital there. I had received similar information in Europe & mentioned the subject to Colo. Pickering, immediately on my arrival in America, who informed me that Congress had defered taking the business into consideration so late in the last cession, that it was necessarily put off till the...
Letter not found: from Thomas (later Robert Treat) Paine, 12 Aug. 1799. On 1 Sept. GW wrote Paine : “I have duly received your letter of the 12th of August.”
It may be justly expected that I should make some Apology for giving you this Trouble. I am embolden’d to it, from your Character in the World, & from a persuasion that the recollection of an Old Friend, & fellow Soldier, may afford you some Pleasure. The reason of my Application will best be explained to you by the perusal of a Letter I received last March—a Copy of which I shall now...
I returned last evening from a visit to Gloucester, and found your servant, Tom, who had arrived on the day after I left home, waiting with your letter of the 30th July. I have this morning operated on both Eyes, although, I must confess, with no very sanguine expectations of the boy’s deriving essential relief by the operations: but I have thereby given him the only chance, which the case...
I have this minute Recd the inclosed Letter —I Cant advise any Change in the mode of the Rents that I think may answer better then the present—the plantation is rather worn to Confind them to Grain alone—while they have to pay in Tobo they may pick out manuerd Land enought for it—Shou’d you however wish any Change whatever please to mention it & it Shall be done —with great Respect ALS ,...
Within this Day, or two, I found myself, so much relieved, from my long continued, & painful illness, though I use my left arm, with some difficulty, as to be enabled, to finish Mrs Washingtons Teeth, and you’ll receive them, safe, I hope, by my Servant. They are—as nearly as I can now, recollect—like the old ones—As there are so many ways, to make, & shape Teeth—’twou’d be almost impossible,...
I hope you arrived well & that the Sun & fatigue did not encrease the bile —Dr Thornton has applied to Mr Carroll who will not take less than 15d. or 15 Cents—which in truth the Lot is worth —A Gentleman from Baltimore has been with me to day for a Lot to build upon, & the Stenographer (or short hand writer) to Congress is going to build on one of my Lots in the small Square above my stable &...
The Delay which my last Letter experienced in reaching you, may be partly accounted for, by sending my Brothers Letter (which accompanied mine) under cover to Mr Wolcott in Phila. for his & Colo. Pickerings observation —what further delay it may have met with, I cannot tell; I only know, that in too many instances, there is not that punctual attention to Duty in our Post Offices, which the...
Letter not found: from William Vans Murray, 9 Aug. 1799. GW wrote Murray on 26 Oct. that he had just received a number of letters from him, including those dated the “9th and 17th of August.”