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I have the honour to send to your Excellency by the bearer the returns of the Invalid regt. I t gives me concern I could not punctually observe your orders as to time but did receive the return from the Point ’till this moment. Permit me to assure you I am with respect Your Excellencies Most obedt Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
As a Testimony of their most affectionate Respect, the President and Fellows of this University have this day unanimously conferred upon your Excellency the Degree of the Doctorate in Laws; of which I am now in their Name to ask your Acceptance. We cannot add to the Accumulation of Glory which shines around the Name of Washington, and which none but himself thinks unmerited. But we are...
I was at Mountvernon Some time ago but was disappointed in seeing you. the caus of my tiakning this liberty is to beg the favour which I waited on you to ask, I will unfold the subject matter to you, my Father John Rootes made the Campaigns of 1757 and 1758 in Colo. William Byrds Regiment and was a Capt. in the said Regiment during the Campaigns—this is Certified by Colo. William Bronaugh, my...
Letter not found: from David Stuart, 23 June 1788. On 27 June GW wrote that his “letter of the 23d . . . came duly to hand.”
Winsborrough is about 45 miles from Cambden nearly in a line from Cambden to ninety-six. The cross roads where Lord Cornwallis detached Lieut. Colo. Tarleton to beat up Morgans quarters is near the head of Fishing Creek & about 20 miles west of Winsborrough. Grindels ford on packelet where Genl Morgan had encamped several days is about 30 miles distant, and a little to the west of south from...
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...
By yours of this date we find you conclude to take the two hundred fish barrels at five Shillings each. Should we want fish in payment we shall apply for them as you wish, otherwise we are content to wait for the Amot untill the end of the fishing season —Very respectfully we remain Sir Your most obedt Servants LS , DLC:GW . Letter not found. See Smith & Douglass, 4 Mar., n.1 .
je reçois à l’instant la lettre dont Votre Excellence m’a honoré, et qui m’a fait d’autant plus de plaisir que je n’esperois pas que les choses fussent aussi avancées. J’ai êté surpris d’une maniere bien agréable, et si quelque chose a contrarié ma joie, c’est de ne pouvoir aller moy même vous embrasser et vous faire mon compliment sur vos succes et votre promptitude; Une indisposition assés...
The inclosed plan was presented to me by a country gentleman to make such use of as I should think best. I know no better use I can make of it than to present it to yr excellency being assured that if it affords any good hints they will be improved by you for the public good. I am Sr your humb. servt ALS , NNGL : Knox Papers. Joseph Greenleaf (1720–1809) of Boston, a brother-in-law of Robert...
I have the honour to lay before you the form of a pardon for Mitchell & Vigol, insurgents, for your signature. The petition inclosed for their pardon was received after you had decided to grant it. Some letters from Mr FitzSimons, & from me to Mr Deas are also inclosed for your information. I will wait on you to-morrow morning upon these subjects; and am most respectfully Sir Your obt servt...
I have this Evening received Your Excellency’s letter of the 20th Instant. I have not failed on the Instant to communicate the Contents to Major General De Reidesel and have left him at full liberty to apply to the American Congress or not as he shall think proper on the subject of his going into New York. I am of Opinion it would be highly improper for me to address that Body on this occasion...
Inclosd is a Return of the Strength of the Six Companies at this Place. I wish you would order by the first Opportunity Breech-Clouts for the men; Send the Paymaster and the Store Accounts, in order the Officers of Companies might have time to Settle those matters before the Genl Arrives, when Some of us will be Orderd to pass the mountains, & perhaps have no Opportunity of Joining again,...
The Comtee of Correspondence & Safety in this place, to whose Consideration Your Excellency, by letter dated the 27th of Novr last was pleased to refer the affair of one Denny, and his captur’d Vessel & Cargo; having on the first of December transmitted to You, Their Proceedings relative thereto; beg leave now to report further—that (having notified all Persons concern’d) after a full hearing...
I have the honor to submit a letter of the 9th Instant from General Chapin, just received by express, and enclosing a Copy of the proceedings at Buffaloe Creek on the 4th Instant. The Secretary of State Attorney General and myself met this morning upon this business, and the Secretary of State was to draft a letter to the Governor conformably to our opinion, to be submitted for your correction...
I had the honour of Receiveg Your Excellency’s particular favor of the 29th Ult. ⅌ post. I hope may say I’ve a greatful sense of your Excellencys kind intention, to Serve us with Arms if they could have been possably spared, from the Army but the reason your Excellency has Condescended to give is full Sufficient to stop every expectation for Rather then the Army should want, the few we have of...
I concieve it my duty to communicate to Your Excellency the inclosed, and following information. One of these papers will shew the fate of a motion made in the General Assembly of No. Carolina the other a premeditated attempt to draw that state into a contest with the Union. About the same time a bill was introduced, to authorise the Marshals to make use of the Jails of that State should...
Letter not found: from Tobias Lear, 24 March 1799. On 26 Mar., GW wrote Lear : “Your letter of the 24th. Inst. . . . was delivered to me last night.”
I received Your Excellencys instructions Yesterday in the afternoon, the Horse being much fatigued I thought it necessary to give them a short time for refreshment in the main sent down two partys of a Sergt and six men each, the one to be under the directions of Captn McLean the other to the officer Commanding at Plymouth meeting House —Captn McLean sent me the Inclos’d in consequence of...
According to your Excellency’s Desire I have the Honor to Send you a Summary Account of my Services in America. I first joined the Army under your Excellency’s Command on the 6th of Octr 1777 with the Rank of Lt Col. of Engineers. I attended a Short time after the Marquis de la fayette when he attaked the british Post at Glocester & when after this I was determined by a Council of War to...
One Hundred and forty barrels of the salt Provisions mentioned in my last return has been delivered at the Magazine the residue I look for daily which is all I have any expectations of, and when that is used , the supplies of meat will depend on Colo. Champion I gave him very pointed instructions in February last and has wrote him Frequently since, to arrange Matters in such a manner as wou’d...
On my way to my Quarter on this side (this day) I observed several Valuable Trees &c. cut down Worked and Working up, on my Land; as thay are on that Part the Land we was on Making An Exchange, for the Same Quantity in Maryland, Induses me to Immagen, you miss apprehended me in my offer’s to you Relative to the same. Which I Remember well was neare as Followes, when I was at your House, I made...
I was honoured with yours of the 8th Instant delivered to me the 15th by Col: Pope, by whom I immediately wrote to persons in Authority in the Counties of Kent & Sussex to give him every Assistance in procuring Cloathing & Blankets for the Use of our Battalion with you. I know not what may be the success but have hopes that sufficient for their immediate wants will be obtained. The State had...
[Philadelphia] 16 Mar. 1792. Sends GW “two letters just recd from Colo. Humphreys.” AL , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB , DNA : RG 59, George Washington’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State; LB (photocopy), DLC:GW . The enclosures were two letters from the U.S. minister to Portugal, David Humphreys, which the secretary of state had received this day: a dispatch of 23 Dec....
Treasury Department, January 4, 1793. Submits to the President two communications from Tench Coxe “suggesting certain alterations in the arrangement heretofore made, within the Revenue, District of North Carolina.” Proposes minor changes. LC , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. See Coxe to H, December 13 , 21, 1792 .
In my last I told you that I had contrived to get an unsuspected private friend to hire an express to carry a le[tte]r from me to Mr. H. as I found waiting for private conveyances too tedious. I have this moment reced his reply, after expressing himself very anxious indeed, to evidence (especially at the present crisis) by some public act his attachment to you & after declaring his sense of my...
My absence from Charleston has prevented my acknowledging sooner your favour of the 8th inclosing Mr Jefferson’s opinion on the subject of a proposed application from the Executive of this State for the redelivery of certain fugitives charged by the Grand Jury of this District with having forged the Indents assumed by the Union. The Constitution having very properly delegated the management of...
Col. Hellum of the militia, now a prisoner in Philada, in a memorandum of intelligence sent me this day, says, that an officer of the Anspachers engages to bring off three hundred of that corps, provided the command can be ensured him. He also mentions, that there are several persons throughout the country contracting for horses for the use of the Philada, light dragoons now raising. There are...
The above is Copy of Colo. McDougal’s Letter to the Commte of this Town —The Sloop has ariv’d at N. London—Our River being Froze She Could Come No farther—and has Landed the Stores there—The Committee here having never Taken Charge of any Stores to forward (they being principally forwarded by me) desir’d I would undertake forwarding these—Should be Glad of your Excellencys Orders Where to have...
Letter not found: from William Pearce, 8 March 1795. On 15 March, GW wrote Pearce: “I have received your letter of the 8th instt, with the reports of the preceeding week.”
Letter not found : from George Measam, 9 June 1779. GW wrote Measam on 13 June: “Your favour of the 9th instant came to hand yesterday.”