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Your letter dated Apr. 29. never came to my hands till our last post of the 1 st inst. the research it desired has occupied some time. I am not in the habit of stating my accounts in a ledger, depending on a very exact entry of all pecuniary transactions in a journal. settling most things at short hand, this answers sufficiently; but in those of long standing the research becomes...
You may possibly have observed in the newspapers that mr E. Livingston had brought an action against me with very high-sounding damages. the cause of action has not yet been explained in pleading, but it is understood to be his removal by public authority from public grounds of which he had taken possession near N. Orleans , & where he was erecting works of ruinous consequences to the place....
Your favor of the 3 d inst. is duly recieved, and I agree to settle up the principal & interest now due to mr Welsh , and give a new bond for the whole in exchange for the former. the bonds were given in the order stated on the next leaf as agreed with mr Wickham , & I have settled the paiments by applying the first to the first bond until it was paid off, then to the 2 d in like manner & so...
Soon after the service of mr Livingston’s writ on me, I applied to the offices at Washington and obtained the letters & papers they possessed respecting our proceedings on the Batture of N. Orleans . I before possessed the printed opinions which had been given on the occasion; and having in my own mind an intimate knolege of the whole transactions, I thought it best to make a full statement of...
I have still to acknolege the reciept of your letter of Sep. 27 . the preceding one covering the bonds had been previously recieved. your mention of what you recollected from Herodotus put me on examining that author more particularly than I had before done, and this led again to the investigation of the case of the Nile through all the authors I possessed on the subject. the result has been a...
When I recieved your letter of Dec. 29. my Memoir on the case of the batture was out of my hands, and not recieved by me till within a short time past. I have now made out from that a statement of the facts of the case , and have left 3. blank columns on every page, one to the right & two to the left of the text, for you gentlemen to insert any alterations, or instructions as to the evidence...
In a former letter I promised a list of the books quoted & possessed by me, & of those quoted but not possessed, that these last might be sought for in time, as far as necessary.that list is now inclosed with explanatory notes. such of them as it will be necessary for me to send, shall be sent to Richmond whenever desired. the communications by water between Richmond & Norfolk are so frequent,...
Your favor of Sep. 11. was recieved after a considerable delay on the road. on the subject of my debt to mr Welsh , if you will have the goodness to recur to my letter of June 5. 10. you will find a candid statement of the circumstances which have, of necessity, suspended my attention to it for a while. in winding up my affairs at Washington , an accumulation of outstanding accounts, which had...
M r Livingston’s suit having gone off on the plea to the jurisdiction, it’s foundation remains of course unexplained to the public. I therefore concluded to make it public thro’ the ordinary channel of the press. an earlier expectation of recieving the pamphlets, & the desire of sending you one, has delayed, from post to post, my sooner acknoleging the reciept of your letter informing me of...
Your favor of May 15. came to hand in due time. on the course of the suit of Livingston , I had thought with you that the question of jurisdiction might have been kept in reserve, as a dernier resort, and had suggested to the gentlemen in Richmond the pleading 1. the general issue, which would have tried the question of the public title, very interesting to the city of New Orleans ; 2....