The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799 - Vol. 30

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THE WRITINGS OF George Washington
from the Original Manuscript Sources 1745-1799

Prepared under the direction of the UNITED STATES GEORGE WASHINGTON BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION and published by authority of CONGRESS

JOHN C. FITZPATRICK, Editor

Volume 30 June 20, 1788-January 21, 1790

United States

Government Printing Office

Washington

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • UNITED STATES GEORGE WASHINGTON BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION iii
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS vii
  • TABLE OF SYMBOLS xxxvii
  • To EDWARD PEMBERTON 1
  • To MRS. ELIZA HARRIOT O'CONNOR 2
  • To REVEREND JOHN LATHROP 3
  • To JAMES MADISON 6
  • To MATHEW CAREY 6
  • To CHARLES CARTER 7
  • To CHARLES COTESWORTH PINCKNEY 9
  • To THOMAS NEWTON, JUNIOR 13
  • To SAMUEL HOLDEN PARSONS 13
  • To THE SECRETARY FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS 14
  • To PETERSON & TAYLOR 15
  • To PRESIDENT JOHN LANGDON 19
  • To JONATHAN TRUMBULL 19
  • To MATHEW CAREY 20
  • To NATHANIEL GORHAM 22
  • To SAMUEL HANSON 23
  • To ROBERT TOWNSEND HOOE 24
  • To NOAH WEBSTER 26
  • To THOMAS NEWTON, JUNIOR 28
  • To JAMES GIBBONS 30
  • To GEORGE GILPIN AND JOHN FITZGERALD 32
  • To THOMAS NELSON 32
  • To THE SECRETARY FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS 33
  • To CLEMENT BIDDLE 34
  • To DOCTOR JAMES CRAIK 36
  • To GEORGE STEPTOE WASHINGTON 36
  • To CLEMENT BIDDLE 37
  • TO-----CAVERLY 38
  • To CHARLES PETNT 39
  • To JAMES MERCER 43
  • To JOHN BEALE BORDLEY 43
  • To JAMES MADISON 47
  • To AUGUSTIN, COMTE DE GRASSE 52
  • To WILLIAM TUDOR 53
  • To JAMES SWAN 54
  • To DOCTOR THOMAS THOMSON 55
  • To JOHN FITZGERALD AND GEORGE GILPIN 56
  • To THOMAS HANSON MARSHALL 57
  • To GOVERNOR WILLIAM SMALLWOOD 58
  • To CLEMENT BIDDLE 59
  • To BENJAMIN LINCOLN 62
  • To GEORGE RICHARDS MINOT 63
  • To ALEXANDER HAMILTON 64
  • To J. P. BRISSOT DE WARVILLE 65
  • To JOHN MARY 67
  • To SIR EDWARD NEWENHAM 70
  • To DANIEL MORGAN 75
  • To THOMAS JOHNSON 75
  • To DOCTOR THOMAS RUSTON 77
  • To THOMAS BARCLAY 79
  • To WILLIAM PIERCE 84
  • To JOHN SULLIVAN 85
  • To WILLIAM BARTON 87
  • To JOHN CANNON 89
  • To WILLIAM BEAN 92
  • To JOHN LEWIS 92
  • To THOMAS PETERS 93
  • To DOCTOR THOMAS THOMSON 95
  • To SAMUEL POWEL 95
  • To JAMES MADISON 99
  • To N----- DU BEY 100
  • To REVEREND FRANCIS ADRIAN VANDERKEMP 101
  • To SAMUEL MIIFORD 104
  • To THE MARQUIS DE BOUILLÉ25Franéois Claude Amour, Marquis de Bouillé. 107
  • To CLEMENT BIDDLE 107
  • To EMBREE & SHOTWELL 108
  • To THOMAS SNOWDEN 109
  • To CLEMENT BIDDLE 112
  • To CLEMENT BIDDLE 113
  • To MRS. ELIZA HARRIOT O'CONNOR 115
  • To ALEXANDER HAMILTON 115
  • To PHILIP FENDALL 116
  • To THOMAS MONTGOMERIE 117
  • To MATHEW CAREY 121
  • To WILLIAM IRVINE 122
  • To PHILIP JOSEPH DE L'ETOMBE 123
  • To BENJAMIN LINCOLN 124
  • To BUSHROD WASHINGTON 125
  • To JAMES MADISON 126
  • To JOHN DANDRIDGE 128
  • To DOCTOR THOMAS RUSTON 131
  • To BUSHROD WASHINGTON 133
  • To ARTHUR YOUNG 134
  • To JOSEPH MANDRILLON 136
  • To CLEMENT BIDDLE 136
  • To THOMAS JEFFERSON 137
  • To MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE 138
  • To ROBERT DICK 139
  • To GOUVERNEUR MORRIS 140
  • To HENRY LEE 141
  • To THOMAS LEWIS 143
  • To DAVID STUART 144
  • To JONATHAN TRUMBULL 146
  • To ARTHUR YOUNG 148
  • To MRS. ANNA WELSH 150
  • cERTIFICATE 154
  • To HENRY LEE 155
  • To LEWIS MORRIS 157
  • rEFERENCES AND OBSERVATIONS 158
  • To THOMAS NEWTON, JUNIOR 164
  • To PAUL BENTALOUR 164
  • To ROBERTDICK 165
  • To REVEREND WILLIAM GORDON 166
  • To BENJAMIN FISHBOURN 168
  • To EMBREE & SHOTWELL 170
  • To JOHN CANNON 171
  • To THE SECRETARY AT WAR 172
  • To HENRY EMANUEL LUTTERLOH 173
  • To WILLIAM PIERCE 175
  • To JAMES MADISON 176
  • To CLEMENT BIDDLE 177
  • To ROBERT MORRIS 179
  • To BATTAILE MUSE 179
  • To HENRY LEE 180
  • To CLEMENT BIDDLE 181
  • To THE SECRETARY AT WAR 182
  • To MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE 183
  • To COMTE DE ROCHAMBEAU 184
  • To BENJAMIN LINCOLN 187
  • STATEMENT OF FACTS 189
  • To GOVERNOR JOHN EAGER HOWARD 190
  • To SAMUEL POWEL 195
  • To CLEMENT BIDDLE 196
  • To THOMAS JEFFERSON 197
  • To HENRY LEE 198
  • To HENRY LEE 202
  • To BATTAILE MUSE 203
  • To CHEVALIER D'ANNEMOURS 204
  • To CAPTAIN DENIS NICOIAS COTTINEAU DE KERLOGUIN 210
  • To REVEREND WILLIAM GORDON Mount Vernon, February 23, 1789. 211
  • To JAMES MONROE Mount Vernon, February 23, 1789. 212
  • To HARRY INNES Mount Vernon, March 2, 1789. 213
  • To THOMAS BARCLAY Mount Vernon, March 2, 1789. 214
  • To WILLIAM PERSSE57Of Ireland. Mount Vernon, March 2, 1789. 215
  • To SIR EDWARD NEWENHAM Mount Vernon, March 2, 1789. 216
  • To THE SECRETARY AT WAR Mount Vernon, March 2, 1789. 217
  • To HUGH YOUNG62Of Baltimore, Md. Mount Vernon, March 3, 1789. 218
  • To FRANCIS PEYTON Mount Vernon, March 3, 1789. 219
  • To SAMUEL MEREDITH Mount Vernon, March 5, 1789. 220
  • To RICHARD CONWAY 221
  • To BENJAMIN HARRISON Mount Vernon, March 9, 1789. 222
  • To BENJAMIN LINCOLN 223
  • To BATTAILE MUSE 225
  • To FRANCIS HOPKINSON 226
  • To ELIZABETH WASHINGTON LEWIS 227
  • To DOCTOR FREDERICK PHILE 228
  • To CLEMENT BIDDLE 230
  • To JOHN MARSHALL 230
  • To JAMES MERCER 231
  • To WILLIAM CRAIK 232
  • To ROBERT DICK 234
  • To GUSTAVUS SCOTT 235
  • To SAMUEL VAUGHAN 236
  • To EDWARD STEVENS 237
  • To SAMUEL VAUGHAN, JUNIOR 241
  • To JOHN CANNON 242
  • To GEORGE STEPTOE WASHINGTON 243
  • To GEORGE MASON 245
  • To ROBERT LEWIS 249
  • To GOVERNOR GEORGE CLINTON 250
  • To JOHN DANDRIDGE 251
  • To WILLIAM CRAIK 252
  • To CLEMENT BIDDLE 253
  • To GEORGE AUGUSTINE WASHINGTON 254
  • To BATRAILE MUSE 260
  • To THOMAS GREEN 261
  • To WILLIAM HARTSHORNE 265
  • To ROBERT DICK 266
  • To THE ACTING SECRETARY AT WAR 267
  • To JAMES McHENRY 268
  • To JAMES MERCER 269
  • To JOHN MARSHALL 271
  • To BATTAILE MUSE 272
  • To JOHN BROWN 273
  • To JAMES DUNLOP 274
  • To THOMAS MONTGOMERIE 275
  • To WILLIAM SHOTWELL 276
  • To RICHARD CURSON 277
  • To DANIEL HINSDALE 278
  • To THE ACTING SECRETARY AT WAR 280
  • To JOHN DANDRIDGE 280
  • To JOHN MARSHALL 281
  • To DANIEL BRODHEAD 282
  • To ARCHIBALD MONCREIFF 284
  • To JOHN LANGDON 289
  • To THE PRESIDENT OF THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA 290
  • THE FIRST INAUGURAL ADDRESS 290
  • [PROPOSED ADDRESS TO CONGRESS] 291
  • To JAMES MADISON 308
  • To DOCTOR WILLIAM SHIPPEN 310
  • To ABRAHAM BALDWIN 312
  • To THE ACTING SECRETARY AT WAR 313
  • To JAMES WILSON 313
  • To THOMAS McKEAN 315
  • To GOVERNOR JOHN HANCOCK 315
  • To PHILIP SCHUYLER 316
  • To JOHN CAMPBELL 317
  • ☶QUERIES ON A LINE OF CONDUCT TO BE PURSUED BY THE PRESIDENT 319
  • To THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS 321
  • To WILLIAM FITZHUGH 322
  • To GEORGE PLATER 323
  • To JOSEPH JONES 324
  • To GOVERNOR BEVERLEY RANDOLPH 325
  • To MARY WOOSTER 326
  • To CAPTAINS DE MOLITOE AND VULTEIUS 327
  • To JAMES KELSO 328
  • To MATHEW CAREY 329
  • To WARNER LEWIS 330
  • To THE SENATE 331
  • To ELÉONOR FRANçOIS ÉLIE, COMTE DE MOUSTIER 332
  • To CALEB GIBBS 336
  • To REVEREND JOHN GABRIEL GEBHARD 337
  • To MATHEW CAREY 338
  • To ROBERT R. LIVINGSTON 338
  • To JOHN CAMPBELL 339
  • To ELÉONOR FRANCOIS ÉLIE, COMTE DE MOUSTIER 341
  • To THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS 342
  • CIRCULAR TO THE SUPREME EXECUTIVES OF THE SEVERAL STATES 343
  • To WILLIAM LYLES 344
  • To THE SENATE 345
  • To CLEMENT BIDDLE 346
  • To CLEMENT BIDDLE 348
  • To LEONARD DE NEUFVILLE 350
  • To JAMES McHENRY 350
  • To THE ACTING POSTMASTER GENERAL 351
  • To GEORGE MASON 352
  • To THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS 354
  • To THE ACTING POSTMASTER GENERAL 355
  • To MATTHEW IRWIN 356
  • To JAMES JACKSON 357
  • To DAVID STUART 358
  • To BUSHROD WASHINGTON 359
  • TO THOMAS NELSON 366
  • To JAMES MADISON 368
  • To THE SENATE 369
  • To THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 370
  • SENTIMENTS EXPRESSED TO THE SENATE COM­ MlTTEE ON THE MODE OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT AND THE SENATE ON TREATIES AND NOMINATIONS 371
  • To JAMES MADISON 373
  • To THE SENATE 376
  • SENTIMENTS EXPRESSED TO THE SENATE COM­ MITTEE AT A SECOND CONFERENCE ON THE MODE OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT AND THE SENATE ON TREATIES AND NOMINATIONS 376
  • To PIERCE BUTLER 377
  • To WAKELIN WELCH & SON 380
  • To COMFORT SAGE 381
  • To CYRUS GRIFFIN 382
  • To WALTER STEWART 384
  • To THE SECRETARY OF WAR 391
  • To THE COMMISSIONERS FOR NEGOTIATING A TREATY WITH THE SOUTHERN INDIANS 391
  • To JAMES MADISON 393
  • To DOCTOR JAMES CRAIK 394
  • To EDMUND RANDOLPH 395
  • To ELIZABETH WASHINGTON LEWIS 397
  • To GEORGE GILPIN 398
  • To MRS. MARGARET CARROLL 403
  • TO THE SENATE 404
  • To CLEMENT BIDDLE 405
  • To DAVID STUART 406
  • To BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 408
  • To THOMAS SMITH 410
  • To BENJAMIN FISHBOURN 411
  • To THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY 413
  • To THOMAS JOHNSON 414
  • To REVEREND SAMUEL LANGDON 416
  • To ROBERT HANSON HARRISON 417
  • To EDMUND RANDOLPH 417
  • To EDMUND PENDLETON 418
  • To THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 419
  • To JOHN RUTLEDGE 420
  • To THOMAS HARTLEY 421
  • To THE DISTRICT JUDGES OF THE UNITED STATES 424
  • To OTHO HOLLAND WILLIAMS 426
  • THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION 426
  • TO CHRISTIAN SENFF 431
  • TO THOMAS NEWTON, JUNIOR 432
  • TO HENDRICK WILMANS 433
  • TO MRS. ELIZABETH WASHINGTON LEWIS 434
  • TO COMTE DE ROCHAMBEAU 435
  • TO MARQUIS DE LA ROUERIE 436
  • TO WAKELIN WELCH & SON 437
  • TO GOUVERNEUR MORRIS 438
  • TO GOUVERNEUR MORRIS 439
  • To GOUVERNEUR MORRIS 440
  • To THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY 442
  • To THOMAS JEFFERSON 445
  • To GOVERNOR JOHN HANCOCK 451
  • To GOVERNOR JOHN HANCOCK 452
  • PLAN OF AMERICAN FINANCE 454
  • To JAMES MERCER 455
  • To WILLIAM DRAYTON 456
  • To MATTHEW WHITING 457
  • To THOMAS HARTLEY 458
  • To OTHO HOLLAND WILLIAMS 459
  • To MRS. MARGARET CARROLL 460
  • To GOVERNOR BEVERLEY RANDOLPH 461
  • To JOHN MARSHALL 462
  • To RICHARD CARY 464
  • To COLONEL SOLOMON BUSH 464
  • To ROBERT HANSON HARRISON 465
  • To REVEREND JOHN RODGERS 466
  • To THOMAS JEFFERSON 467
  • To JAMES McHENRY 470
  • To THE EMPEROR OF MOROCCO 472
  • To ROBERT MORRIS 474
  • To GOVERNOR BEVERLEY RANDOLPH 476
  • To BUSHROD WASHINGTON 477
  • To THE CHIEFS AND WARRIORS OF THE CHOCTAW NATION 478
  • To CLEMENT BIDDLE 479
  • To GOVERNOR SAMUEL HUNTINGTON 482
  • To PRESIDENT JOSEPH WILLARD 483
  • To WILLIAM FITZHUGH 483
  • To JABEZ BOWEN 484
  • QUERIES 485
  • To THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY 486
  • To THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 487
  • To REVEREND BRYAN FAIRFAX 488
  • To MARY KATHERINE GODDARD 489
  • FIRST ANNUAL ADDRESS TO CONGRESS 491
  • To JOHN ELY92Of Connecticut. 495
  • To CHARLES THOMSON 499
  • To THE SENATE 500
  • To THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 502
  • To MARQUIS DE BELLEGARDE5Of Holland. 503
  • To THOMAS HARTLEY 505
  • To BURGES BALL 508
  • To DAVID FORMAN 509
  • To THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 512
  • Index 513
  • Index 515
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