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J’ai reçu la lettre que Votre Excellence m’a fait l’honneur de m’ecrire le 16 du Ct. M. le Gouverneur hancock en a recu une de la même date du gouverneur de Providence et du Commandant des Milices qui l’informent que les Anglois se disposent a embarquer des troupes a Newyork et que leur dessein est d’attaquer Newport ou Boston. J’ai peine a croire que l’Amiral Pigot fasse une pareille...
Th: Jefferson has the honor to send to the President the copy of a Report he proposes to give in to the H. of Representatives on Monday on the subject of a Petition of John Rogers referred to him. The President will see by Mr. Hammond’s letter, now inclosed, that he has kindled at the facts stated in Th:J’s report on commerce. Th:J. adds the draught of an answer to him, if the President should...
We the Magistrates, and Military Officers of the Town of Schenectady, in behalf of ourselves and it’s other Inhabitants: do most humbly congratulate your Excellency, on your Arrival in this Place. Permit us also to congratulate your Excellency, on the signal success of the american arms, during the present War. We have reason to bless and adore that Providence, which has hitherto preserved...
[Philadelphia] 17 Mar. 1792. Communicates a letter from Gen. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney that Ralph Izard had just delivered to the War Department. ALS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . The enclosed letter from Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, who had been brevetted a brigadier general at the close of the Revolutionary War, has not been identified.
Your Excellency will remember in Octr 1782 I was tried upon the following charges (Viz.) 1st for presuming “to detach a party of armed Men from the Garrison of West Point, without the consent or knowledge of the Commandant, and putting them under the direction of a person who was not an Officer; to the prejudice of good Order and Military discipline. 2d For a palpable contempt and disobedience...
I am at this Time from Motives of Humanity induced to Address Your Excellency. Richd Dickinson a Tenant and Prisoner of the Saragthtoga Convention was some time Since artfully made Drunk and inlisted by Captain Conner in Colo. Willets Regiment of State Levies and since forced from his Family who being peculiarly Circumstanced are reduced to extreem distress, I therefore in behalf of this Poor...
I did myself the pleasure to write to You a few days ago by the Post; and to send you, by the same conveyance, a little box with the article you desired. I fancy you have been acquainted with the reasons why the Experiments I formerly mentioned were not made in the winter. It is a pity that the opportunities which that season afforded for such purposes, had not been made use of. They may...
Yesterday afternoon arrived here the armed Cutter Royal George of 14 guns, prize to the Pickering of Salem. Coming addressed to me, a number of private letters found on board fell into my hands. Some of them contained intelligence which seemed of importance sufficient to be communicated to your Excellency. I have therefore made in haste the inclosed extracts. The private sentiments & anecdotes...
Letter not found: from John Francis Mercer, 10 Dec. 1786. On 19 Dec. GW wrote Mercer : “I received your favor of the 10th.”
I am one of that unfortunate number whom the late revolution has precipitated from a state of decent competence, and reduced to the necessity of joining the class of your most humble and needy petitioners; but it is not to be expected that the most fortunate revolutions can be favorable to the interest of every individual, I therefore presume not to complain, or to found any pretensions to...