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Finding that Government have partly determined to fit out Some Ships of War for the protection of our Trade against the Algerines, I beg leave to offer my self for the Comd of the Squadron conceiving my self competent thereto assuring your Excellency that should I be honored with your approbation, my utmost abilities and the most unremitting attention shall be exerted for the good of my...
Inclosed is a bill of sundry Articles purchased at the Sales here for your Excellency which tho’ laid in high, hope will please you; I shou’d have compleated the whole of your Excellency’s Memn. had it been in my Power. Major Burnet, purchased all the Knives & forks to be equally divided between your Excellency & General Green; You will please to send the Marshall the Amot of the Inclosed bill...
Inclosed You have an Invoice of the Goods taken from On Board the Schooner Alert & Ships Mermaid & Kitty the Intrenching Tools You mentioned are Stolen by the Inhabitants together with about one fourth Part of the Cargo taken out of the Vessels I Should Be much Obliged to Your Excellency to Appoint Some Person at Middletown or Order them there to purchase what things You may Judge Necessary...
I have the Pleasure to inform your Excellency that from the Account brought in here, the French Fleet from France is by this time arrived in Virginia, they having Sailed upwards of two Months & was Seen six Days ago off New York standing to the S.W. the Wind at N.E.—the above Acct we have by some Men landed on Block Island from on Board an English Frigate that was Chac’d by them & escap’d...
Tis with the Greatest Satisfaction Imaginable I inform You of Capturing two Ships & a Schooner of the Enemy. The two Ships were Transports from Rhode Island Loaded with forage One Mounting Six four Pounders with fourteen hands Each the Schooner is in the Engineering Department Mounting Eight Double fortified four Pounders & twelve four Pound howitz Properly fitted in Every Particular & Manned...
I send by the bearer the things I have Purchased for Your Excellency, It wood have gave me grate pleasure to have had it in my power to have Complated the whole, but some of them selling so high and others not good was the Occasin —the men I have hire that your Excellency Ordered me from Camp Wants close and the[y] Grumble Very much about it—I fear thare Is some of them that will not stay...
This Indenture made this sixteenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty three Between William Barry and Sarah his Wife of the County of Fairfax and State of Virginia of the one part and his Excellency George Washington Esqr. Command r in Chief of the Continental Forces of the other part Whereas Nicholas Spencer and John Washington did in the year of our...
A great number of french people are arrived in this Country with an intention to settle on lands, which they have respectively acquired from the agents of the Scioto Company residing in Paris; which lands are situated between the Ohio & Scioto rivers in the Western territory of the United States, as expressed in the Contract between the United States and Messrs Sergent & Cutler. Independent of...
The Captains of the Pennsylvania Line, having some time ago had the honour to address your Excellency on the subject of Captain Prowells promotion; and having since received a Letter from Governor Reed, containing some facts relative to that matter, with his Idea thereof; Also the Copy of a Letter from Mr Secretary Scull to Major General St Clair, inclosing certain resolves of Congress, on...
I have the Honor herewith to enclose and transmit your Excellency an Authenticated Copy of “An Act ceding to the United States of America one Acre and three quarters of an Acre of land with the Fort and Light House thereon situate in New Castle.” I am with the highest Sentiments of Esteem and Respect Sir, Your Excellency’s Most obedient and most Humble Servant, Copy, DNA : RG 46, Second...