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The enrolment of my name among those of the members of the Columbian Institute is an honor which I recieve with the acknolegements it so justly calls for. I place it to the account of their kindness, and not of any services I can now render them. age and it’s effects forbid me that expectation, and teach me that it is not among the ruins of memory that new materials for science are to be...
As mr Randolph and yourself have the Shadwell mill in partnership this year and the details of it’s business, on account of his absences, will chiefly fall on you, I submit to you the following considerations as to the rent. while Shoemaker held the mill the rent was fixed in money at 1280.D. a year payable quarterly. when mr Randolph and M c kinney took it they wished it to be fixed in flour...
I told Newby that I should refer to yourself entirely the choice of an overseer, but that before the evening I would write to you on the subject. I was just going over to Goodman’s , to make some enquiry about his brother , Tomlins , E t c. he tells me it is a brother whose name I have forgot who drinks. I think it began with an F., but that Nathan is perfectly sober, good humored towards the...
The purchase of Pantops renders it necessary for me to understand exactly the conditions of the lease you have on it. M r Eppes has always told me they were exactly the same as those of my lease to Craven , which was agreed between yourselves to be the model. indeed I have some faint recollection of having drawn the articles myself on that model, at the request of mr Eppes , or perhaps of both...
Without knowing in what way my having been or not been in England , or my having seen or not seen it’s present king may be interesting to any one I answer the enquiries of your favor of the 19 th inst. by informing you that while I was in Europe , I was three times in England . my stay the first & last time was of not more than a week or ten days each time; but the second journey there was as...
The author of the inclosed having expressed a wish to Th: Jefferson that it might appear in our Southern papers, he sends it to mr Ritchie to give it a place in his columns or not, as he shall think it deserves; Th:J. being unacquainted with the author & taking no interest in his proposed publication. he presents to mr Ritchie his salutations & assurances of great esteem & respect. PoC ( MHi...
In my letter of Jan. 16. I promised you a sample from my Commonplace book , of the pious disposition of the English judges to connive at the frauds of the clergy, a disposition which has even rendered them faithful allies in practice. when I was a student of the law, now half a century ago, after getting thro Coke Littleton, whose matter cannot be abridged, I was in the habit of abridging and...
I am favored with yours of the 17 th . mr Cabell had apprised me of the objections to the power of imprisonment given to the a functionary of our College; and having explained to him the reason of it I must refer you to him for a sight of my letter . the object seems to have been totally mistaken, and what was intended in tenderness to the pupil has been misconstrued into an act of severity,...
On my return from Bedford after an absence of 7. weeks I find here your favor of Nov. 24. for which I thank you & for the information it contains. during my absence I expect a petition to the assembly from mr Sampson , Col o T. M. Randolph , Jefferson Randolph and my self was sent to yourself and mr Maury (whom I pray to consider this letter as addressed to him as well as to yourself) on the...
The bearer W m M c lure removed from N.C. to this neighborhood under an engagement to instruct us in the use of the Spinning Jenny. several of these machines have been made by him & by our own workmen, and our Spinners are taught to use them so completely as to ensure our being able to clothe our own people by the labor of a few of the least useful of them. his principal profession is that of...
Presuming that Saturdays & Sundays are vacation days at your school I ask the favor of you to permit my grandson Francis Eppes and his cousin Baker to pass them with me at this place. they shall be returned again on Monday morning. and as I shall have to ask the same favor of you again at the end of the ensuing week which I shall stay here, I will conform exactly to the hours of sending for...
In compliance with the request of your letter of Apr. 28 I now acknolege the reciept of 8580. Dollars in treasury notes from the Commissioner of loans in Richmond ; that I have also recieved mr Barnes ’s acknolegement of his receipt at Washington of 4,860. Dollars in Treasury notes, & 10.D in other paper for which I had given him an order . I am not informed of mr Short ’s reciept of the...
I am very sensible of the honor done me by the Kentucky Agricultural society , in appointing me one of their honorary members . distance will be one great obstacle to my being of use to them; but a much greater and growing one will be the increasing torpor of age, now sensibly felt in body and mind. should any occasion arise however in which I can serve their institution, I shall do it with...
We are out of sallad-oil, and you know it is a necessary of life here. can any be had in Richmond ? I must get you to enquire, and to be particular as to it’s quality. if fine I would be glad to have half a dozen quarts. if midling 2. or 3. bottles will do. if absolutely not good get a single bottle only to serve till I can get some from Philadelphia . we all mr Jefferson will be so good as to...
Your favor of Sep. 15. came to hand only yesterday. I hasten therefore to inclose you letters to my two most particular friends Gen l Dearborne & mr Gerry . the latter lives at Cambridge . Gen l Dearborne lives, I believe, three miles from Boston , but comes to his office in town probably every day or two. wishing you a pleasant journey & profitable residence there, I salute you with esteem &...
Our last post brought me your favor of the 8 th instant informing me that the American Philosophical society had done me the honor of reelecting me to the Presidential chair of the society. I beg leave through you, Sir, to renew my thanks for these repeated proofs of their good dispositions towards me. no one can feel with more sensibility the object obligations imposed by the suffrage of so...
I wrote you a long letter on the 14 th inst. and as it went by Duplicates one thro’ mr Vaughan of Philada , the other thro’ the Sec y of States office , I do not doubt you will receive them. but a gentleman now setting out direct for Paris , you may recieve this before either of the others. I will repeat therefore from that letter only a single article. it informed you that ‘I had put into the...
Your letter, tho dated Apr. 9 . did not get to my hands till the 5 th inst. I now return the account it inclosed, & mr Lyon’s statement as requested, having retained copies. the only concern I ever had in the administration of mr Wayles’s estate was in the arrangement of his books & papers immediately after his death in 1773. the commencement of the revolution beginning happening a year or two...
In the even current of a country life few occurrences arise of sufficient note to become the subject of a letter to a person at a distance. it would be little interesting to such an one to be told of the distressing drought of the months of April & May, that wheat & corn scarcely vegetated and no seeds in the garden came up; that since that we have had good rains but very cold weather, so that...
Your favor of Jan. 2. did not come to my hands until the 5 th instant. I concur entirely in your leading principles of gradual emancipation, of establishment on the coast of Africa , and the patronage of our nation until the emigrants shall be able to protect themselves. the subordinate details might be easily arranged. but the bare proposition of purchase by the United states generally would...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to the Principal of the Lynchburg academy with whom Francis Eppes a grandson of his is, the only child of a deceased daughter , whom he has but rare opportunities of seeing. there is with him also another connection, master Baker . it will be a gratification if they can be permitted to come and stay with him till Monday morning when they shall be sent...
Your favor of the 7 th is duly recieved, and I now, according to your request, inclose you a letter to Govern r Barbour from whom I am persuaded you will recieve every aid and facility in his power towards the furthering your object. at the same time I fear that the destruction of our records by the British during the war, not only at all the County courthouses they could visit, but at the...
I thank you for your letter of Aug. 31. it was our first authentic information of what was passing at Richmond , and we are so flooded with lies that all is as blank paper to me which does not come thro’ a known channel. you see therefore, how acceptable your Letters will be to me. I can give you nothing in exchange but the state of health of the family, which at present is all in perfect...
Your letter of the 20 th was recieved two days ago. I distinctly recollect that on your satisfying me that the law for locating & opening the Western road could not be executed by barely the agents named in it, I authorised you to employ others, particularly a packhorseman, with a packhorse & tent, and one or more assistants in the surveying (I do not recollect the number exactly) and that I...
I had recieved the 9 th vol. of the Edinb. Review some days ago, and yesterday the 10 th came to hand, with your favor of May 27 24 . and in compliance with that I now inclose you a 5. Dollar note of the bank of Virginia , and salute you with esteem and respect. Rec d Germantown June 7. 1816 from
I have just had sight of a statistical document so very curious that I am exceedingly anxious to obtain a copy of it. it is entitled ‘a statement of the revenue tax for the year 1815 arising on lots land and other property’ a two sheet table printed in your office. if you can procure me a copy you will greatly oblige me. Accept assurances of my friendly respect. PoC ( MHi ); on verso of a...
Th Jefferson presents his compliments and his thanks to mr Flournoy for the copy he has been so kind as to send him of his oration on the 4 th of July. it has stated with great truth & justice the causes of the war in which we are engaged, and which he trusts will be deemed in history sufficient thro’ all time. if the sentiments expressed by mr Flournoy , and which are the peculiar honor of...
Your favor of Mar. 24. is recieved, and nothing could have been so pleasing to me as to have been able to comply with the request therein made, feeling especial motives to become useful to any person connected with mr M c Mahon . but I shall state to you the circumstances which controul my will, and rest on your candor their just estimate. when I retired from the government, 4. years ago, it...
I have safely recieved the 4. bottles of oil you sent me and find it very good insomuch that I wish to get more of the same batch. for this purpose I inclose you 10.D. and pray you to get as much more as that will pay for, letting me know at the same time the price, and how much more of the same oil the person has: because if it be cheap, I may still lay in a larger stock of it. send it up by...
On my return from a journey after an absence of 3. weeks I found here mr Patterson’s letter of Apr. 24. covering your bill for the clock, amount 115. D 50 C, and I have this day desired mess rs Gibson & Jefferson of Richmond , my correspondents there, to remit you that sum immediately, which I hope will get safe to hand. mr Patterson writes me you will keep in mind my recommendation of...
In answer to the enquiry of yesterday , I think the that the proposition for Mann to serve on his half pay until a vacancy may entitle him to whole pay, may be very properly made to the Secretary of the navy either by Mann or yourself, on the reasonable ground of unwillingness to let him be idle, and a preference that he should be learning what is to be the business of his life. still, as they...
In the year 1804. Charles Henderson executed a deed to Craven Peyton to which you were a witness. this deed was proved in court by the two other witnesses, and has remained unrecorded ever since for want of your attestation. as I hold the land under that deed I request the favor of you to attend our next court and in order to compleat the proof, that it may be committed to record. lest I...
I duly recieved the favor of your letter wherein mention was made of a volume inclosed in it which had been committed to the press by yourself about the close of my administration, but which did not accompany the letter. whether omitted inadvertently, or more bulky than is admitted into the mail, or separated by the way and still to come on I do not know. whatever it’s contents may have been,...
Th: Jefferson presents his friendly salutations & compliments to mr Ritchie, and observes to him that he has not recieved a single Enquirer since he came home the 15 th of March , which makes him apprehend that some circumstance consequent on his change of residence may have occasioned the failure. he has taken for granted that mr Ritchie would call on his correspondent mr G. Jefferson...
Having lost the benefit of your obliging attendance at our court to prove the inclosed deed of Charles Henderson to Craven Peyton by the Clerk’s not taking time to produce it, I have obtained the original deed from him, with your signature as a witness, which I now inclose by mr Randolph who is going to Richmond . I have to ask the favor of you to prove the same at Henrico court on Monday...
Your letter of Jan. 9. was duly recieved. in that you are so kind as to inform me, on the subject of mrs Henderson’s permission to John Henderson to pass a canal thro’ the Dower lands near Milton , that there was among her papers an original release of John Henderson to her of all responsibility for any former right which she had given to any other person, & which might be a bar to that...
In a letter of Aug. 19 . I proposed to you to published publish the tran s lation of an inedited work of M r Tracy , to which I will ask the favor of an answer, as, if you cannot do it, I must engage some other. I wi ll also ask the return of two letters from D r Maese of Philadelphia
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Palmer and returns the Prospectus of the Historical Register with his subscription, which he with pleasure subjoins to it, in the hope that he will have some agent in Richmond to whom the price may be annually paid. wishing him all the success which so useful a Repertory merits, he tenders him the assurance of his respect. PoC ( MHi ); dateline at...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Lewis and will attend the Rivanna company on Saturday at the Shadwell mills . RC ( CtHi : Hoadley Collection); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “M r Nicholas H. Lewis ”; endorsed by Lewis
Will you do us the favor to take peas & punch with us to-day? we did not know till last night that we should have either. RC (photocopy in ViU: TJP ); dateline at foot of text. Not recorded in SJL .
I fear I shall overload yourself, if not your ship, with my accumulated commissions. the inclosed publications will, I think be acceptable to men of mind in any country. will you be so good as to deliver them according to their respective addresses, and accept renewed assurances of my great esteem and respect PoC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “M r Barlow”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosures not identified.
Your favor of the 1 st inst. is recieved, and I will now ask the favor of you to procure for me such a gold watch as I described in my letter of May 20. that is to say, excellent in it’s quality, but only moderately ornamented, just enough to make it fit for a lady. on a similar occasion of such a watch from your father in 1808. I had procured mr Short procured for me a chain of Paris gold (...
In my letter of Jan. 16. I mentioned to you that it had long been in contemplation to get an University established in this state, in which all the branches of science useful to us , and at this day , should be taught in their highest degree; and that this institution should be incorporated with the college and funds of W m & Mary . but what are the sciences useful to us, and at this day...
Ellen ’s visit to Warren has been delayed by an unlucky accident. on Monday we heard that my brother was very sick. mrs Marks wishing to go & see him I sent her the next morning in the gig with a pair of my horses, counting on their return the next day so that Ellen & Cornelia might have gone on Thursday according to arrangement. after mrs Marks had got about 7. miles on her road, one of the...
Th: Jefferson asks the favor of Cap t Peyton ’s company to dinner tomorrow on peas. RC ( DLC ); written on a small scrap; dateline at foot of text. Not recorded in SJL .
a box of wafers, the largest sized box RC ( ViCMRL , on deposit ViU : TJP ); dateline beneath signature; written on a small scrap; at foot of text: “M r Leitch.” Not recorded in SJL . Number interlined in place of “23.”
A journey soon after the reciept of your favor of April 17. and an absence from home of some continuance has prevented my earlier acknolegement of it. in that came safely my letter of Jan. 2. 14. in our principles of government we differ not at all, nor in the general object & tenor of political measures. we concur in considering the government of England as totally without morality, insolent...
Your letter of July 21. was recieved on the 6 th of Aug. and should have been answered immediately, but that I was in daily expectation of one from Gov r Greenup on the same subject. I accordingly recieved one a fortnight after in which he inclosed a letter from you to him proposing an interview. and in his letter to me he said he should make an appointment with you as soon as he should be...
In the Enquirer of Nov. 29. I see an advertisement with your name to it as acting for mr Tho s Wilson & offering a place for sale called Westham . whether by this appellation Beverley town is meant to be included, I do not know, but lest it should I think it a duty to give notice that I own 4. or 5. lots in that town, one of which is the ferry lot established by act of assembly, & to which I...
The copy of your Second thoughts on Instinctive impulses with the letter accompanying it , was recieved just as I was setting out on a journey to this place, two or three days distant from Monticello . I brought it with me, and read it with great satisfaction; and with the more, as it contained exactly my own creed on the foundation of morality in man. it is really curious that, on a question...