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Your favor of Mar. 13. has been duly recieved. I forwarded to mr Appleton a duplicate of the letter I inclosed to you by a gentleman going direct to Paris , from whence he would forward it to Leghorn. owing to mr Dufief a balance of 24. D 68 c I have taken the liberty of inclosing him a draught on you for that sum. you will perhaps have seen that our late legislature has taken up the subject...
In a letter of Dec. 22. I asked whether a remittance of a small sum could be directly made from Philada to Leghorn ; and not doubting that it may I take the liberty of inclosing to you 70.D. bills of the US . and of asking the favor of you to remit 50. Dollars to Thomas Appleton Consul of the US . at that place. I have done it without waiting an answer to my enquiry, because the remittance is...
The Atlas of Le Sage & work of mr Tracy are safely recieved. I observe noted on the package that the portage had been paid to Baltimore . apprehending that this may have been by yourself, and feeling that you ought not to have any pecuniary burthen added to the troubles I give you, it is my duty to see to the reimbursement. I have a small surplus of a remittance in the hands of mr Benjamin...
I recieved your favor of the 1 st two days ago only, on my return from a long journey which I take three or four times a year. I thank you for your care of Michaux , which came safe to hand. if you will have the goodness to put those the volumes of Detutt Tracy & LeSage into the Fredericksburg stage,
On my return from a journey after an absence of three weeks, I found here the roll of diplomas which you had forwarded: and have made it my first duty to sign them, and return them by our first mail. hoping they will get safe to hand I avail myself of the occasion of assuring you of my friendship & respect. PoC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “John Vaughan esq.”; endorsed by TJ. TJ returned signed...
Your favor of the 19 th finds me just setting out on a journey which will occasion an absence of three weeks from home. at any time after my return from that I shall be ready to dispatch any certificates or other papers you may be pleased to send me for signature with respect to the volumes of astronomical observations from Pisa , whether intended for myself personally or for the society, I...
On the destruction of the Capitol and library at Washington , I offered to Congress my library to replace that which they had lost. it was peculiarly a library for American statesmen, and, in that way, a collection invaluable to the US. the divisions of Classics, Politics, Law, Geography & history, and American history and geography especially, constituted it’s principal mass. having been for...
Your favors of the 19 th & 20 th instant are both recieved and I thank you for the Prospectus of mr Humboldt ’s work, which I had not seen before. I now return you his letter and the Prospectus de vases antiques which promises a splendid addition to the arts. Baron Humboldt’s work is voluminous & expensive, but it will add much new & valuable information to several branches of science. I have...
Absences and other avocations have prevented me till now from preparing the catalogue of my wants from France , and the letters they call for. I have now got thro’ them, and have desired Mess rs Gibson & Jefferson my correspondents at Richmond to remit you the sum of 550.D. to be placed in the hands of mr Girard , as I propose to avail myself of his kind accomodation of a corresponding credit...
The letter on the preceding page was written at the time of it’s date, but was witheld from the post office until I could learn that the remittance therein mentioned was actually made. this I learn from your favor of the 8 th this moment recieved. being anxious that the articles desired from France , and especially the books should get in before the bad weather of the winter sets in, I have...
Your very friendly letter of Jan. 4. is but just recieved, and I am much gratified by the interest taken by yourself, and others of my collegues of the Philosophical Society , in what concerned myself on withdrawing from the presidency of the society . my desire to do so had been so long known to every member, and the continuance of it to some, that I do not suppose it can be misunderstood by...
One of my long and frequent absences at a possession about 100. miles S.W. of this has occasioned this tardy acknolegement of your favor of Nov. 21. I rejoice to learn that mr Cathalan was proceeding to send me some wines without awaiting the reciept of my letter, altho, having sent duplicates by different & sure channels he ought to have recieved one before Oct. 2. I thank you for the...