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Lieutt: Parker of the Navy has kindly offered to take charge of a packet for you, and will renew his acquaintance with you, when he delivers it—Your attention to him while he is in your borders will be grateful to / Your friend MHi : Miscellaneous Papers.
It is thought adviseable to defer ‘till after Your next Saturday visit, any steps in the business on which you wrote yesterday , the 6th , which was truly the day before . The Mail was brought tardy & I could not gain an interview till the forenoon ride was over— Truly Your’s— MHi : Miscellaneous Papers.
I send you a pamphlet for Yourself & one for the Secretary of State which you’ll please to present with my best Compliments— I have never read a more authentic history of the American Revolution than this little work contains—Strange that a foreigner at 4000 miles distance should understand so much better than 99 hundredths of Americans themselves, the principles on which they contended for...
You will oblige me by purchasing two Copies of “Buckingham’s trial,” and your Uncle wishes you to get the Review of Dr Bancroft’s Sermons, published in Some Christian Disciple or Register—Likewise to bring our North American Review, which will be out Tomorrow Truly Your’s MWA : Adams Papers.
Mr. Latimer, Son of the Collector, of the Port of Philada: & Mr: Neal, a gentleman of this place, are about making a visit to Massachusetts. and I have recommended them to call on my friends at Quincy, which they have promised to do, and I feel a perfect confidence, that their being my particular friends & acquaintance, will secure them every attention & civility in your power to bestow. I am,...
This letter will be received by you from the hand of Horace Binney—You know him—He knows you—What more is necessary for me to add than that I am with usual esteem / Your friend MHi : Miscellaneous Papers.
Your favour of the 24th: is before me, and I most ardently hope the information respecting the prospect of my mother’s recovery may not prove delusive. I expected a letter from my brother by this day’s mail, but am disappointed. My suspence & anxiety have been extreme for ten days past, and nothing but your letter, which assures me, that my mother was considerably better, has relieved my...
I have only time to say that after the severe frost of last night & the night before, I conceived there was no danger in coming to the City— Of course came in this morning & find the town quite cheerful though the houses not generally open. Have been upon the hunt for an Office but can find none as yet. I go out again this evening—Our house in Market Street is aired in part, as I have had the...
By tomorrows Mail I shall send you a power of Atty to receive the interest due upon the Stock standing in my name in the Books of the Treasury and also a Substitute power to receive what is due to J Q Adams—I was uninformed of the necessity of applying before the removal of Govt: to have the Stock transferred— I send you a new-year treat, from Tom the Tinker—one of the Severest things I have...
Yours of the 25th: is just recd: and with it a number of pamphlets & a letter from my Mother—All shall be attended to in course—I have so much other occupation, that writing to the whole family is something of a tax upon my time—Yet I write to & receive letters from Washington, with more satisfaction than from any other quarter save one— Your remarks upon the unseemly political speculation,...
Accept my hearty thanks for the flattering account your letter contains of my Mother’s promised recovery—It is indeed grateful intelligence and serves to console me under the painful prospect of being obliged soon to fly from this now infected City. You will see, that the Board of health, which in my opinion ought rather to be styled a board of pestilence have at last come out; after being...
I have your letter of the 17th:, which travelled, from Boston hither, in very agreeable company. I can readily conceive, the novelty of your situation in a Lawyer’s office, joined to other novelties of quite as pleasant a nature, would tend to distract your thoughts, for some time. Without undertaking to advise you on the subject of your recent pursuit, I will barely say, that the Office of my...
I enclose you a receipt from Watson for your last pr of Pentaloons, and Mr: Lynch’s receipt for the last quarter’s rent of the house; the last you will please to give to my Mother. Frederick, the Hostler, called on me some days ago, to give him a character, as a Coachman, saying that his own , was gone in his chest to Quincy, and praying me to write for it. I promised to do the latter, but was...
I enclosed you by the Mail of this day yesterday a Substitute power of Attorney to receive the interest upon the Stock Standing in the name of J. Q. Adams—I now send you a power to receive the interest due upon One thousand dollars Standing in my own name. You can transmit me the amount by a Post note which Mr: Dalton I suppose, if applied to will furnish. I am not confident whether he is the...
I enclose you a letter for Mrs: Miller, who is gone to Boston with Captain Murray & Miss Breck—Mr: Reed has some letters for Miss Breck, which I will enclose to you shortly for her—I dined yesterday at Mr. Brecks and came to town in the Evening—This day fortnight we left Quincy—Our journey was very pleasant; though slow. I find every body well. Give my love to all at Mr: Fosters and at...
I received your’s of the 10th: yesterday & am obliged to you for giving me so early information on the subject of the South Carolina election. I had the satisfaction of imparting it to many of my acquaintance, who looked very blue for the most part, though Some were much overjoyed. Our Sheriff Israel, was the first person who acquainted me with the letter from Genl Pinckney to Mr: Marshall,...
I received your favor of the 3d: in due course with a letter from Washington for my Brother. I have this moment taken from the Post Office a letter from him to me, written at New Ark, where he has been detained by the illness of his wife, since Sunday the 9th: inst: He expected however to be on his journey again on Wednesday, and hopes to be at Frankford, friday or Saturday. I will thank you...
I have your letter of the 14th: with a paper for which I thank you. Mr: Reed has written to you, in consequence of the information respecting the demur, about delivering his trunk, and contrary to my advice, has sent money to pay Bills, which he says he had already, once discharged. I never will recommend any of my friends to that vile house so help me, truth! Since my return, I have been more...
Your favors of the 8th: & 9th: instt: with sundry enclosures & pamphlets came to hand this day; and I beg you to accept my best thanks for the prompt and correct manner in which you discharged my Commission. I have now to request another favor of a Similar nature, which is to procure the transfer, at the Register Office, of the enclosed Certificates, six in number, and amounting to $5400. I...
I have your letters of 30th: ult & 3d currt: for which I thank you—The letter, which has so copiously extracted your indignation, not without good cause, did not provoke me, however, in the same degree. I do not see for my part, what other notions of Government, Mr: Jefferson could be expected to entertain—It was because he was known to think in the style of this letter, that the people have...
I had not time to write before the departure of the post to day, to both you & my mother, and having received a letter from her she was best entitled to my earliest regards, though, if I rightly remember, you favor written at Suffield has not yet been acknowledged— Watsons Bill is enclosed as you desire—Dickins is not your debtor. But you are his to the amount of four or five dollars, as I...
I have your’s of the 25th. and am satisfied with your account of certain matters & things, which wanted decyphering to my comprehension—I am not yet quite settled in the City, though very anxious of to be ing so—I should visit Trenton with pleasure for a few days, if I could take with me the information of having procured a place for an Office, in an eligible situation. I have one or two in my...
Mr: Charles D Coxe, the bearer, is going to the seat of Government to make interest for a Consular appointment. I beg leave to introduce him to you, and to ask your civilities towards him—He is at present a fellow lodger with me, and though a brother-in-law & Cousin of Mr: T— Coxe, he wishes me to assure you, that he bears no resemblance to him, but in name . I think I can do this with safety,...
I enclose you a paper, which contains the Sentence referred to in my last, passed upon the troopers who flogged Duane. You will be able to form from the perusal of it, a more accurate opinion of the merits, than you could from my statement. The Circuit Court of the United States, under the new organization, opened on Monday—Present the three Judges. I attended & heard the charge delivered by...
Your favors of the 28th: ult. & 4th: currt: are received—The post takes nine days to come from Boston here. This circumstance I know not how to account for, because even in winter, I had thought not more than a week was required—Perhaps however you are not very attentive to the regular Mail days any more than I am. I thank you for the newspapers, which I read with some interest. Junius...
Your favors of the 10th: & 11th: inst: are received. We have heard of the proceedings in the Representative chamber as far as the 22d: ballot, and we have admired that firmness, which puts the issue of the choice upon strength of nerves, rather than numbers. I have but little expectation, that the thing will go through, as it began—Some body will go over to the majority, but it is not easy to...
I thank you for the pamphlet & newspaper. In return, I send you the New York L. J. Brutus—rather a repetition of what has been written on the Same Subject, than any thing new—Oldschool & I disagree as to the author of Philalethes—I say the hand is not visible; but he thinks it is. We have Duane again before the Circuit Court and he tried to manage his own cause; but before he had blundered &...
I have for several days been struggling hard against a violent cold, which has at length overcome me So far as to confine me to my chamber all this day—Dr Rush recommended a gentle bleeding, to which I have Submitted and found relief from it. I hope to be out again tomorrow— Several of your enclosures are yet unacknowledged—the Gazettes I got yesterday & the Treaty to day. I do not like the...
I cry you Mercy, for deferring an acknowledgment of your favors of the 11th: & 14th: instts: to this late hour, but I have been busy for several days past, more than usual—. There are some things, which occur here from time to time that would furnish matter for writing about—such as the scandalous stories of Duane and Madam Peggy’s courtship—sham marriage to prevent bad or unlucky consequences...
We have been rejoycing with exceeding joy at the news of the result at Washington—Now we hope the Gentleman will do Something. I got your letter of Monday & at the same time was informed that the choice was finally made. Our former suspence was so uncomfortable, that any thing would have been considered a relief—It comforts me that New-England would not yield, but the rest have done better...
Here you have some more of the genuine . “The Constitutionalist” is your Hble Servt Thomas Cooper Esqr: late of Manchester GB. now of Philadelphia Jail—A most potent & zealous advocate for the federal Constitution in opposition to “Mr: Adams’s” Defence & the Discourses on Davila. He has attained No. 6 in the paper of this morning, but it would swell my packet too much to send it, as nothing...
I have acknowledged the Rect of the money you Sent me from T Johnson and likewise the two orders upon the Bank of the U.S. and enclosed two receipts from Dickins for your’s & the President’s subscription. My letter could not have reached you, so early as the date of your last (the 17th: instt:) The exertions you have made for the diffusion of Dennie’s paper are gratefully acknowledged by...
I must beg you to congratulate the President & yourself from me, on your safe arrival in our neighborhood. Your journey was, I apprehend more favorable in point of weather than my mother’s is likely to be, for we have had very heavy rains & dull skies all the last week, more or less—Even on Tuesday, the all important 8th. of October, big with the fate of Pennsylvania, we had in the morning a...
I thank you for your letter of the 23d: which came to hand this forenoon, & informed me of the rejection of the Convention—I suppose the Senate, since they have begun to shew their teeth, will continue to be surly, but I do not think they will negative the appointment of Genl: Marshall, as Ch: Justice—It is thought by some people I know, that Mr: Patterson was the most prominent character for...
I received the letter you enclosed me from my father on the 25th: instt: with a few names of members & others, for Dennie—I have sent you three or four setts already of the P— F— to be distributed and now enclose you another—The opinion, here is pretty general, that the journal of the Silesian tour is, by far, the most interesting of all the Contents—Indeed, whatever comes from the pen of that...
I am now and then regaled with a few words from your store house, spread over as many lines , which brings to my mind very forcibly the words of Pope. “The weighty bullion” & ca : you know the rest. As yet however I have nothing directly from your hand. I have been playing truant ever since I arrived, and begin to think it high time to attend my office more punctually. We have had Balls and...
I enclose you a letter for Mr Paine which I will thank you to hand him. Our City is dull and much deserted, on account of the apprehensions, which the appearance of a malignant fever has excited. I have been and still am detained by business in the District Court, which I hope however to Settle on Tuesday. If so, I go out of town on Wednesday to pass a week or ten days in Jersey, and if I can...
I now enclose you the Substitute power of Attorney to receive at the Office of the Secretary of the Treasury, all the interest due upon the Stock standing in the name of J Q Adams and my own name; but having forgotten till now that any of the Stock belonging to my Brother was in my name, you need not apply for that until I send you my power, which shall be done tomorrow. The long expected...
I want the form of a petition to be presented to the Court of Sessions, praying for a Committee to be appointed to assess damages, in case of property damaged by the proprietors of the Middlesex Canal—If you can not find a form, this side of Cambridge, you must go there and obtain one from the Clerks Office of the Sessions, where I presume you will find some on file— Our Petition must be...
I have yet to reply to your favors of the 15th: & 21st: instt:, that latter of which with the letters of Mr. Pitcairn, came to hand last evening. I have been anxious for some days on account of reports, which have been circulated with great zeal and industry, of a serious misunderstanding in the Cabinet at Trenton, and though I give credit slowly to the idle rumors of the day, I cannot but...
I have paid you all I owed in the article of letters, but I receive few communications from home. Please to tell my mother that I like to know, now and then, a little of the Cabinet secrets. The Report that the negociation with France is broken off, creates considerable sensation here & at New York—I think few people actually believe the story, but it serves the turn of newspaper Scriblers to...
I have sent off by a Vessel bound for Boston the greater part of my Books, and consigned them to the care of Mr: Smith, to whom please deliver the enclosed. If there be any place to stow away boxes at Quincy I wish you to Charter a Boat & send them right away from on board the Schooner Dexter, as the less land carriage they may be exposed to, the better. Of this projet, you may consider &...
I have your favors of the 4th: & 5th: currt with pamphlets and papers &ca: which are valuable to me. I regret that I have not yet been able to procure the pamphlets relative to the 6th: article of the B. J. I spoke to Mr: Evans on the subject and was told that he could not furnish more than two or three—Mr: Read has no more & William M. Smith wont part with the case of Andi Allen, which he had...
Next Monday (the 9th: currt) the Court of Sessions sit at Concord for the County of Middlesex—I have made a draft of a petition to be presented for a Committee to be appointed to appraise damages for the proprietors of Medford farm—Can you go there and present it—if not I will send it to my friend Danl. Adams of Hopkinton as I cannot go myself on account of its being so near last of service...
I have received a letter from my friend Dr: Chapman, informing me of his intention to compile in a series of volumes the best of the modern Orations, both forensic and parliamentary with brief remarks illustrative of each case. He wishes to know if my father’s library contains the Speech of the late Lord Littleton on the Canada-bill, Charles Townshend’s on raising a Revenue in America, so...
I received your short note, accompanying the Oration delivered by my brother, before the Charitable fire Association, and thank you for the promptness of your attention in transmitting it. The perusal of it was a rich repast, and though its merit did not surpass, it fully equalled my expectations. I am yet to hear from you, in answer to some of my late communications. You have certainly lost...
I enclose you two advertisements, which will thank you to have printed in the Palladium of Tuesday, and the Patriot of Wednesday; and if you think best, in the Centinel also. I have referred enquirers to you, and perhaps you would obtain Mr Sigourneys consent to leave the Key of the house in Nassau Street, with him. I am very sick to day, and expect to be bled when the Dr: arrives—I have had...
I inclose you the Aurora of this morning which is pretty rich in contents. For some time past it has been too flat & insipid to compensate the trouble of sending it to you. I observe that the pieces under the signature of Decius are ascribed to H. G Otis—I have read but a few of the numbers, but I have no doubt the Author is clearly and rightly designated. The story he tells in his No 15 of...
I received your favor of the 13th: this morning, informing of the departure of my mother, and at the same time I had a letter from her dated at Baltimore the 14th:—She is accompanied by Lieutt: Parker, and expected to be here to night. This moment, Richard called at my Office and announced the Carriage approaching, having left it about 5 miles on the other side of Gray’s ferry, so that I may...
I thank you for your favor of the 19th: with an enclosure and receipt from Mr: Ritchie. The civil things you please to say, are passed to your credit , in my books. When I see Mr: Chauncey, I will remind him of his promise to you and if I can purchase the letters to Col: Burr, will Send them forward. I have never seen these letters, though So much has been said about them. Your lamentations on...