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N. B.-Mrs. Van Horne can get continental or Connecticut loan office certificates at Six per Ct. Interest, if she pleases, for her money, and lodge them with Mr. John Smith, a particular friend of hers.


Roval Flint's Letter.


Feb'y 18, 1779. DEAR SIR :-I enclose you a copy of the deposition you requested. Col. Wadsworth set off last Tuesday Morning for Connecticut.

I am D. Sir, with esteem,

Your Most Ob'di't Serv't, Colo. WEBB.


Col. Fish's Letter.

DEAR WEBB :—The consolidated notes of Massachusetts are a commodity very little in use here, so little, indeed, that I have not been able to see one since I conversed with you on this subject, and the new commission of that state is but rarely to be met with. The loan office certificates now, and these appear for sale without any fixed determinate value. Should any of the above described species of paper be offered for sale, I am to be informed of it, and you will, of course, be acquainted with the circumstance.

The final settlements are upon the rise, the present il verage seems to be between : & .

As to the securities of this State, such as treasurer's notes, Militia Levy Pay for their services, Barbers Notes, Depreciation, the pay for the year 1781, State Agents Notes, Certificates of monies borrowed, Loan office certificates of this State (when reduced to a specie value), Horse and forage notes, and certificates of services performed by the inhabitants, have no standing permanent value, but average about five shillings in One pound. The interest is never computed, but is given in, so that five shillings in the pound only means on the original terms.

Yours sincerely,



John Freeman's Letter.

BOSTOX, 9 Oct., 1787. DEAR WEBB :-By Major Sargent have sent your Bulkley executive. In my opinion, with taste, I hope they will find favor in your sight.

Inclosed you have the bill of them, & I shall thank you to send me in return 3 Hhds. of Fishes, such as you informed me might be bought for four dollars, genuine pearl.

The remainder you'll please invest in silk stockings, if they can be bought of the first quality for 15 shillings Pr. pair, large size. As to the taste of them, in recommending them to your good opinion I know I shall be fully satisfied.

I could not come to Barrell's the night before you left Town, the Gen'l didn't leave until after 12-o'clock.

My best love, complts., &c., attend you ever ; but I am in great haste, tho' with equal sincerity your friend, &c., GEN’L WEBB.

Jox'TH. FREEMAN. Will please send me the Pearl fishes, &c., by Bannard.

Jon. B. Freeman's Letter.

(S. O.)

BOSTON, 23 March, 1788. DEAR WEBB ::- In my last to you requesting Sea letters, &c., I forgot to mention letters in particular to Colo. Flurry at Isle au France. From your personal acquaintance I presume you will write, and it may not be amiss to say to Gen'l Knox that the Mrs. Sans who brought him letters from Colo. Flurry last summer is bound to the same port. If he has any he will be proud to take them.

I know how influential your request may be, and will be exceedingly obliged to you for the trouble you take in. procuring what I wish, and I hope I need not assure you how much you may command any return that will be in the power of Your obliged and affectionate

Friend & Humble Syt., GEN’L S. B. WEBB.


Jon. Freeman, Jr's., Letter.

Boston, 21 Sept., 1789. DEAR WEBBS The bearer Mr. & Mrs. Delander, who is Lieut. of the Active, is a very agreeable gentleman, with whom I have formed an acquaintance since that ship has been in our harbor.

He is unacquainted in New York and wishes an introduction to some persons. The polite attention to strangers which distinguishes my friend Webb, induces me to recommend to his particular notice and attention this gentleman.

The favor will ever be acknowledged and gratefully considered as an obligation

To Dear Webb,
Your ob’d friend & S’vt',


P. S.--I should have wrote you more particularly, but the orders for sailing came very unexpected to this ship.


James Fairlie's Letter.

ALBANY, 1st May, 1791. MY DEAR FRIEND :-I have received the salmon which you were so very kind as to send us, and entreat you to accept our thanks for this mark of your attention and friendship.

On Tuesday last Providence was pleased to bless us with a son, and I sincerely hope that I may hear of similar tidings from you c'er long. Mrs. Fairlie is very well, and desires her compliments to Mr. Webb and all the family, in which she is joined by

Yours most obediently,


S. Dering's Letter.

MIDDLETOWX, March 220, 1778. DEAR SIR :

-Having so good an opportunity by Mr. Smith of writing to New York, take the liberty first to ask you how you do and to let you know that your friends are well. Doubtless they will write you by her as they know of her going. Jr. Smith will return soon by her. I should be glail to hear from you.

From, Sir, your most obliged humble servant,
To Colo. WEBB.


Wm. Duer's Letter.


-Gen'l Williamson, who commands a Detachment of the Continental Army in Georgia writes to Congress on the 16th Feb'y that the Enemy on the 15th had abandoned Augusta, having in vain Endeavored to use the Indians against us. The Creek Nation, which is the most powerful, refused in particular even to attend a Conference to which they were invited. They were making the best of the way to Swansa and two Bodies of men were detached to fall in on the Rear.

The Express who brought the Letters says that the night before he left Charlestown, an account had arrived at that place, that most of their Baggage, and a number of Prisoners had fallen into our hands. A Body of Armed Tories, in number about 500, were attempting to form a Junction with the Enemy, but there is every Reason to imagine they will be frustrated in their Design. will give you and all Friends of America infinite Pleasure to find the Enemy are frustrated in their last Resource, I have desired our Friend Dr. Draper to forward this Intelligence to you.

. All the Family here desire the Compliments—and hope soon to see you exchanged to make one amongst the Sons and Daughters of Freemen. In this Wish no one joins more sincerely than your affectionate

II'ble Serv't. ('OL. WEDB.

Wn. Du'ER.

Capt. J. W. F. Dexter's Letter.

CAMP RHODE ISLAND REGT, Nov. 2, 1782. DEAR SIR :-It was in the evening before I reached this place resterday, notwithstanding no time was lost in coming hither.

The light company of our Regiment is to go to the northward, but will be the last Company to embark, and orders will be sent you timely for their detailment.

I forgot my shects which are in your chest at Miss Sweet-lips, and would thank you to deliver them to Capt'n Allen, who will give himself the trouble of restoring them to me on his junction.

I beg you to conceive that I esteem it one of the pleasures of my life, that I have been detached under your immediate command for a campaign, and although I sincerely deprecate the further continuance of this war, I should be happy hereafter to be placed in the same situation.

My love to Majors Smith, Wright & Capt. Carlile, and believe


Your most obedit Serv't,



Mons. DeBartzch's Letter.


Aug. 20th, 1785. D'R SIR :-Your Packet of the 18th, by Mr. Dawson, I received. I am much indebted for your exertions in my favor, and hope they may succeed. I shall leave this place to-day. I shall write you from Oswego. Please make my compliments to Mrs. Dunscombe and family, Baron Steuben, Col. Fisk, Major North and Major Hamtiameck.

I am
Your friend and

Humb'e Servt.,


Wm. Erskine's Letter.

DEAR SIR :—Had there been any half hour since I came, that I could safely say I was sober, I do assure you I would have appropriated that time to you ; but so far from that, the fumes of the past evening are never out of my head before the next day's dinner, and so on alternately. However, I'm now determined to leave off this life of riot, and for once become sober citizen. The life lead here at present, if possible, exceeds what you saw in Boston ; indeed, since I came here it has been one continual round of pleasure, which is not much in favor of my sprained leg. It has not been

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