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Knowing how constantly you must be fatigued with unavoidable correspondents, I feel a reluctance at adding to your fatigue—while at Washington the last winter I had the pleasure of hearing from you frequently and was rejoiced at hearing of the good share of health you enjoyed . Mr s Dearborn and myself are highly gratified with the prospect of having your charming Grand Daughter in our...
¶ From Henry Dearborn. Letter not found. 13 May 1825. Calendared as a one-page letter in the lists probably made by Peter Force ( DLC : series 7, box 2).
On the first day of the present month I was honored with your highly esteemed favour of the 31 t of October, and on the same day I wrote to the Abbe Corea, and enclosed a copy of what you said in your letter concerning him, I have not met with him since I arrived here. he has expressed his disapprobation of our Government or of the present administration of it. in strong and explisit termes on...
Knowing me so well as you do, you could not have contemplated my present situation and especially at my time of life, no one better knows my deficiencies for my present situation than your self, the very perticular and flatering manner that my nomination, and notification of it was made, opperated as the strongest inducement for my accepting the appointment. it being intirely unsought and...
Knowing the fatigue you a re subjected to by newmerous correspondents and too many of them from mere selfish motives, I have refrained from writing to you as often as I should otherwise have wished. I have frequently had the pleasure of hearing from you by persons who had visited you, and of hearing that you continued to enjoy good health, and I have had the pleasure of seing several letters...
On receiving your letter of the 5 th of Febru ry , enclosing one to Stewart, I requested my Son to call on Stewart & give him your letter and hear what he had to say, he now averres that he had been mistaken, & that he has received one hundred dollars for the portrait, which you have not received, and only wants to know whether you would prefer a caesarean portrait or one of half the length of...
After frequent promises, M r Stewart has again, forfited his ingagement to finish your Portrait, his last promise was made in Octob r last when he said he would have it done by the first of January, but on calling on him I found he had not started it, feeling a little out of patience, I observed to him that I would inform you that you must never expect to have it. I then indicated his having...
Having not yet been able to prevail on Stewart to finish your portrait, I suspect that you have paid him in part, or in full, in advance, if so, I should like to know it, as I might in that case address his pride with some chance of success.—If you have not made any advance, and will authorise me to pay him as soon as he shall complete it. I will address his poverty, which is now great, and by...
On the 4 th ins t I had the pleasure of receiving your letter of the 27 th of Octob r . Pikes expedition for exploring the Arkansa &c, was plan n ed & directed entirely by Gen l
Being persuaded that you have more letters to notice than can be perfectly convenient or agreable, I have refrained for some time from adding to the list, we may not always be sure of what the governing motive for our actions may be, but as far as I am capable of deciding in the present case, my motive for writing is principally, that of saying, that neither time or space, has in any degree...