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Your favor of the 25th of april came to hand by the last post, it’s not requireing an immediate answer, I defer’d it until the present opportunity, flattering myself that by this time, our Assembly would of done something towards filing up our Regiments, with which I should of been pleas’d to of informed you, They have done nothing towards it as yet. it is now the only method left to compleat...
The Humble Address of the Minister, Elders and Deacons of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in Kingston. To his Excellency George Washington Esquire General and Commander in Chief of the American Army &c. Amidst the general joy which Instantly pervaded all Ranks of People here on hearing of your Excellency’s Intended Visit to this Place, We the Minister, Elders, and Deacons of the...
YOU will see my name against the ratification of Mr. Jay’s Treaty, which in the main, met my approbation; but I confess the clause admitting Britons and Americans to hold property in our respective coun⟨t⟩rie⟨s⟩, fills me with anguish and alarm. Though the appearance of reciprocity is held up, I cannot impl⟨i⟩ci⟨t⟩ly submit to the existence of the reality. Amer⟨i⟩ca who has a quantity of...
permit me to Introduce to your particular favr and Respect Our Brother Batis. Dequan, The Kascaska chief, who So early as the Year eighty One, made his personal appearance with offers Of his decided and determinate Friendship and Affection to the United States, to which he as ever Since adheard with all his nation and those In Alliance with him —King dequan Informs me that he has prevaild upon...
On the 1st Instant I did myself the Honor to write your Excellency, in which and my preceeding Letters I have regularly kept you advised what number of Articles of Cloathing I had set off from the several Agents, and were prepared to set off—And that I was fearfull of delays in the Quartermasters Department particularly at springfield, from whence my Asst writes me the 3d Instant that altho’...
As soon as I despatched the People upon business, I thought it best to come over here to see whether anything was necessary to have your further advice upon, for indeed the Oftener I come over the more I think it really necessary. For with regard to the Garrett Stairs I am at a loss unless I know whether you intend that for Lodging Appartments for Servts. If not the Stairs may be carried from...
In conformity to an unanimous Vote of the Society for Political Inquiries, I have the honor to signify to your Excellency their request, that you would permit them to enrol your name in the list of their Honorary Members. For your information with respect to the views which gave rise to this institution, I hand you a copy of its laws, and can not but add, that the Society flatter themselves,...
As a general Cartelle between your Excellency, in behalf of the united states, and the Commanders of the British army and navy, has been settled, I take the liberty of enclosing to your Excellency a list of the names of the Officers and men of an armed Boat which were taken in May last by Captain Stanhope, of the Raven, while in the service of the state I have the honor to represent; and I...
Agreeable to your orders I have Collected the Shallops & flats in Bordentown Creeck; their was not wauter Sufficient for them in watsons Creeck. I have Sent twelve waggon Load of Duck this Evening forward. The two friggates Lies at White hill two mile from this town with Sixteen Carriage Guns Each. as for men to Reinforce the Galley they Cannot be Spar’d from the friggates. their is but one...
I do myself the honor to enclose to you a copy of an Order of the Council of this State dated the 17th Instant. The facts on which the complaints are founded are real, and capable of being supported by the most unequivocal testimonials—I am well aware of the delicacy of a proceding which should lead us into a dispute with the Catholic Monarch; and of the pain it must necessarily give our great...