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Your favour of the 30th. ulto. with its enclosures would have been received with unmingled pleasure, but for the alloy of its intimations with regard to the state of your health—The partial relief which you have recently enjoyed, I will hope may have been symptomatic of a more general renovation, and reserve for you yet years of comfort and tranquility to witness the continual gigantic growth...
Being satisfied from observation and experience, as well as from Medical testimony that ardent spirit, as a drink, is not only needless, but hurtful; and that the entire disuse of it would tend to promote the health, the virtue, and the happiness of the community, We hereby express our conviction, that should the citizens of the United States, and especially all young men, discontinue entirely...
Your friendly Letter of the 24th. ulto is received, and the remark which you make in it respecting General Hamilton, as well as your own position, in the affairs of this Union from 1804 to 1814, induce me to request an appeal to your own recollections with regard to some of the facts involved in this controversy. And first let me premise that Mr Plumer’s testimony in the pamphlet which you...
In enclosing to you a copy of a pamphlet relating to subjects not without interest in the history of our Country I avail myself of the occasion to assure you of the deep sympathy with which I have learnt the affliction with which you have recently been visited by the decease of your venerable parent, and of the undeviating respect and attachment with which I remain Your friend and Servt...
The enclosed small packet, addressed to your lady, has just been received from Mr Hughes, our Chargé d’Affaires to the Netherlands. To account for its present appearance, I have to remark that it was by Mr Hughes transmitted to me open, with permission, of which I have availed myself to peruse its contents. To this indulgence of Mr Hughes I am indebted not only for the knowledge of the...
I have received your Letter of the 23d ulto. with much pleasure, and now enclose a copy of the Discourse of Mr Wirt, the perusal of which will I hope be as gratifying to you as was the Memoir of Judge Cranch Having had a recent and very painful occasion, in the performance of my own duty to become informed of many particulars relating to the Standing of your associates at the Academy, I have...
Pay to J. Q. Adams or Bearer Order, Two hundred and ninety Dolls. 20 cts. 290 Dolls. 20 cts. MHi : Adams Papers.
Received of the Executors of the Will of John Adams, the sum of two hundred and ninety dollars and 20 Cents, by a Check of the said Executors, on the Cashier of the U.S. Branch Bank here, being the amount of an Order of W. S. Smith, one of the Devisees, named in said Will, in favour of Benjamin L. Lear, Attorney to the Baron Hyde de Neuville, and by the said Lear endorsed payable to my Order....
May the blessing of God, whose justice is remembered at the close of your last Letter rest upon you through the year about to commence, and many more, as long as it shall be his pleasure that you live upon earth, and then follow you to a better world. Your Letter and scrap of the 22d. and 23d. have brought up tolerably well the arrears of your correspondence with me, excepting that I am still...
Your Letter of the 15th. instt. has been duly received. I s till hope that your Account to the first of October will be received by me before the close of the year; and that the next, that is, your Account for the present Quarter will be made up and forwarded to me at the day. On the first of January, you will pay to my brother, the sum of 315 dollars, and take from him a receipt in following...