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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...
I acknolidge the Favour of yours of this date concerning the Ship Concords Cargo and Shall forward it to Head Quts. as fast as Possible but the Roads being Very bad the Teamers think the Price Stipulated by Our General Court is not Sufficient Desire Your Excellency would inform me weather you will allow them any more or not The Porter togeather with the Other Arcticles mentioned by your...
I once more take the Liberty to write your Exelly which at this time when you are so deeply ingaged against Our unatural Enemies would Gladly Omitt did I not think it my duty therefore beg you’ll Excuse it. I wrote your Excelly some time Sence Concerning those Prizes taken by Commo. Manly Viz. the Ordinance Brigr Nancey Ship Concord & Ship Jenny Genr. Miffilin having Recd a Part of Each Cargo...
I hereby Acknolidge the Receipt of Your favour of the 11th and 13th Instant and Notice the Contents. With Regard to Such Vessells brought in as the North Britton I shall with Pleasure comply with your Excellencys Orders as I have had a Grate deal of Trouble & Got the Ill will of my Neighbours for having any thing to doe with her, Although I punctually Obey’d your Orders. With Regard to the...
I have the Pleasure of informing your Excellency that this Morning Sergant Doak Belonging to Capn Selmon brought in here a Sloop her Cargo Consisting off 370 Quts of Dry fish 70 BLLs of Mackrell 3 BLLs of Train Oyl 1 BLL of Sammon by the best Accts I can Collect from the People on board—I can find Nothing to Acertain the Cargo She hes by any papers Deliver’d me, the whole of which I send to...
I beg Leave to inclose Your Excellency the Petition of the Committee of Corrispondence of this Town where they set fourth the Sutiation of it in a Very Clear Light & Pray Your Excellency would hear and Answer the same if you in your Grate Wisdom think it Necessary. Those Valuable Prizes brought in here are much Exposed as we have nothing to Defend them with—Our Herbour is as Safe as any can be...
These are to Inform your Excellency that yesterday a Small Boat with about 15 Men whent out of this Herbour & Took a Schooner from Ireland Loaded with Beef pork & Butter &C. —as your Excellency Approved of my Conduct with regard to the Other Prize the North Britton I thought it my Duty to Proceed in the Same Manner Therefore when She Came in I made a Demand of the Papers &C. But the People...
Since I have had the Honour of a Commission Under your Excellencey I have Never had an Oppertunity before to Return you my Hearty Thanks—The Honour Confer’d on me I Gratefully Acknolidge and hope I shall be able so farr to doo my Duty as to meet with the Approbation of Your Excellencey if so I am Sure of Doing Honour to my Country which is my Sincere desire. I have the Pleasure of informing...
I would beg leave to Inform your Excellency of my Procedings with Respect to the Vessels taken and Brought in here by Captne Manly, after Condemnation they where agreeable to your Instructions Advertiz’d in the publick papers 3 weeks, I then Proceeded to the Sale, I Recieved Instructions from Your Excellency through the Hone Major Genl Ward to purchase the Ship Jenny & the Brigne Hannah for...
I hereby Acknolidge the receipt of your Favour of yesterday ⅌ Captn Brown & am Extreemly Glad to hear of your Excellencey’s Approbation of my Conduct. hope I shall So Conduct through all the Business I may have to Transact as to meet with the Same Applause. I shall Imediately go upon Taking an Accurate inventory of all the Goods on Board according to your Excellency’s Orders and forward them...
I now forward to Your Excellency by the Bearer Three Cask of Porter purchased of Capt. Hunter one BLL of Lemons of what was Remaining Sound out of the Ship Concord one Box of Pickels one Keg of Sweetmeets one Box of wine Two Cases of wine one BLL of Tea & Loaf Sugar one BLL of Oranges being all the Sound ones on board the Brign. Hannah the Oranges being Directed to his Excellency Generall...
I hereby Acknolidge the Receipt of yours Pr Collo. Glover togeather with the Two Thousand Dollers Also Sundry Letters since Concerning Giving to the Prisoners their Private Property which Orders Your Excellency may depend on Shall be Punctually Obey’d with Pleasure for it allways hes ben Very disagreable to me that any thing Should be taken from them and have done my Utmost to Prevent it but...
I have the Pleasure to acquaint your Excellency that Capt. Manly has brought in here a Ship from London and a Brig from St Eustatia I Enclose your Excellency the Papers which I forward by Mr Cabot Shall Secure them Untill fu[r]ther O[r]ders from your Excellency The Brig is Safe arrived from Cape Ann. I am with Respect your Excellencys most Obedt Hume Servt N.B. The Capt. of Ship has hove...
After Receiving yours ⅌ Yesterday togeather with The Resolve of Congress inclos’d I find by Examining there appears to me to be a Contr[a]diction in this parragraft which I now inclose a Coppy which please to inform me. Resolved that all Transport Vessels having on board any Troops Arms Ammunition Cloathing provissions or Military or Naval Stores of what kind Soever, and all Vessels to...
Letter not found : from William Bartlett, 10 Feb. 1776. On 12 Feb. Stephen Moylan wrote to Bartlett: “I Laid your Letter of the 10th instant before his Excellency, he was much Surpris’d at your fresh demand for 2000 dollars, indeed So was I, there is now upwards of 10,000 dollars advanced upon these armed vessels, & very few Accounts yet brought in” ( DLC:GW ). Moylan continued in his reply to...
You did me the honor, some time since, of accepting a printed copy of a paper of mine, which had been read before the American Philosophical Society. I now, Sir, take the liberty of offering for your acceptance the inclosed Supplement to that paper. With sentiments of the highest respect, & most perfect attachment I have the honor to be, Sir, Your most obedt hble Servant ALS , DLC:GW ....
Your Excellency may probably recollect that I had the honor of waiting on You, at the Winter-quarters of the Army, early in the year 1779, with letters from Mr Laurens and the late Genl Reed. Altho’ barely known, however, to You, I take the liberty of inclosing, for your own perusal, a short treatise on a subject little understood, or attended to, in this Country—namely, Heraldry or Blazon....
I feel myself under peculiar difficulties in attempting to address you on a subject upon which perhaps I ought to have been silent & waited an introduction in some other way, but as an opportunity offers, & Reflecting that the wounds I received in the service of my country are such as injure me in pursuing my business on the Profits of which a very large family depend for support I am induced...
I cannot forbear intruding upon your Excelly again, to return You my most sincere and thankful acknowledgments for the Candor and Politeness, with which You have been pleased to communicate to me Your sentiments on the subject of my Essay: And I should be wanting in that respect which is due to Your Character, as well as committing a Violation of my own feelings, were I now to publish it, had...
Mr Wm Barton presents his most dutiful and respectful Compliments to the President of the United States, with the inclosed Letter from Professor Barton. Mr W.B. will do himself the Honor of waiting on the President, To-morrow at 10 o’clock to receive his Commands, which Mr B. will be proud to convey to his Brother. AL , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters. William Barton (1754–1817), eldest son...
The near approach of the period of your leaving this city, suggests the propriety of my making a request, previous to Your departure, which I hope You will find no difficulty in granting—It is, Sir, that You will do me the favor of directing Your Secret ar y to return to me sundry Testimonials in my behalf, which I deposited in your hands, soon after the Commencement of the Government. With a...