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Th: Jefferson with his respects to the President sends for his perusal some of the letters which had been accumulating at his office, & which he received yesterday. he will wait on the President to-day to translate the Spanish papers sent by mister Short, as also with some other letters in foreign languages. Th: J. sends to the President a supply he received yesterday of paper, of which the...
Th: Jefferson has the honor to inclose several letters for the perusal of the President. when he wrote to the Governor of Kentuckey, on a former intimation from the Spanish representatives, there was no probability that the intervention of military force would be requisite, and as far as illegal enterprizes could be prevented by the peaceable process of law, his writing was proper. it is...
Th: Jefferson presents his respects to the President and will take the liberty of waiting on him at half after one, as well that he may get through some long papers he has to communicate to him, as that he may be sure of being there when mister Genet comes. AL , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB , DNA : RG 59, George Washington’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State; LB...
Th: Jefferson has the honor to return to the President the letters of Seagrove from which he has had an extract taken. He incloses also the names of three gentlemen who have expressed their willingness to serve in the Mint. The President knows them personally and will judge of their fitness. RC ( DNA : RG 59, MLR ); addressed: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by Lear; on separate...
Th: Jefferson presents his respects to the President. he had expected that the Secretaries of the Treasury & War would have given to the President immediately the statement of facts in the case of the Little Sarah, as drawn by the former & agreed to, as also their Reasons: but Colo. Hamilton having informed Th: J. that he has not been able to prepare copies, Th: J. sends the President the...
I have duly received the letter of the 21st. of January with which you have honored me, and no longer hesitate to undertake the office to which you are pleased to call me. Your desire that I should come on as quickly as possible is a sufficient reason for me to postpone every matter of business, however pressing, which admits postponement. Still it will be the close of the ensuing week before...
The decision of the case of the British debts which was expected to have taken place at Richmond, being now deferred, Th: Jefferson has the honor of submitting to the President the draught of a letter to Mr. Hammond, asking an answer on the subject of the treaty of peace. RC ( DNA : RG 59, MLR ); addressed: “The President of the US.”; endorsed by Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr. PrC ( DLC ). Tr ( Lb...
Th: Jefferson has the honor to send to the President the speech of De Coin, written at length from his notes, very exactly. he thinks he can assure the President that not a sentiment delivered by the French interpreter is omitted, nor a single one inserted which was not expressed. it differs often from what the English Interpreter delivered, because he varied much from the other who alone was...
The Commissioners of the Territory of the United States on the Potomac having, according to law, had the said Territory surveyed and defined by proper metes and bounds, and transmitted their report with a plat of the boundary, I have now the honor to lay them before you. As this work has been executed under the Authority of the Legislature, I presume it would be proper to communicate the...
As the conditions of our commerce with the French and British Dominions, are important, and a moment seems to be approaching when it may be useful that both should be accurately understood, I have thrown a representation of them into the form of a table, shewing at one view, how the principal articles interesting to our agriculture and navigation stand in the European and American Dominions of...
The Secretary of State incloses to the President the letter to the King of France with the alteration he proposes for incorporating the vote of the house. if the President approves it, he will be so good as to return it in time to be written at large to-day, signed & sealed. Th: J. thinks the copy of the resolution delivered the President with the signature of the Speaker will be the proper...
Th: Jefferson has the honor to inclose to the President a letter from our bankers, at Amsterdam stating a balance due them on the foreign intercourse fund Apr. 2. of 13,225 florins equal to about 5,300 Dollars. this being communicated for the information of the President, the following explanation is necessary. independent of the fund on which this balance appears, the bankers had in their...
Th: Jefferson has the honor to return to the President the letter of Mr. Rumaine praying to be relieved from duties on the wrecks of fortune with which he escaped from St. Domingo. Th:J. has put the letter of the same person to himself, with those of Mr. Genet into the hands of Mr. Murray, to make them the foundation of a bill of relief . RC ( DNA : RG 59, MLR ); addressed: “The President of...
Th: Jefferson presents his respects to the President and returns him the letters from the Commissioners. He does not recollect whether he shewed him his letter to Ellicot the only one he has written to him since last Summer. Lest he should not have done it he now incloses it. He thinks it impossible that any thing in that could have produced ill humour in Ellicot towards the Commissioners and...
Th: Jefferson has the honor to inclose to the President some letters brought by the Rider yesterday afternoon, and which he found on his return home in the night. RC ( DNA : RG 59, MLR ); endorsed by Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr. Tr ( Lb in same, SDC ). Not recorded in SJL . Enclosures: (1) Thomas Pinckney to TJ, 25 (two letters) and 27 Sep. 1793
Th: Jefferson has the honor to inclose to the President the form of nomination for Mr. Joy. He has not entered into explanations of the reasons for making the appointment, as these explanations to the Senate have not been accustomary and nothing seems to call for it in the present case. He has retained and filed the letters of recommendation. RC ( DNA : RG 59, MLR ); addressed: “The President...
Th: Jefferson has the honour to send for the President’s perusal, his letters to Govr Sinclair & Judge Symmes: as also letters received from the postmaster at Richmond on the subject of the two cross posts. he has gone further as to that towards the South Western territory, than Th: J.’s letter authorized, as he only submitted it to his enquiry & consideration whether a post along that rout...
Th: Jefferson with his respects to the President has the honor of inclosing him some letters just received also the draught of a letter to the Judges. AL , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB , DNA : RG 59, George Washington’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State. The enclosed letters to Jefferson from diplomats William Carmichael and William Short of 18 April and 5 May 1793...
Philadelphia, 21 Nov. 1791. Encloses a copy of his report of this day to the House of Representatives on the petition of Jacob Isaacks, noting: “it is printed on the back of a Permit in order to shew that the proposition therein made is perfectly practicable.” ALS , NUtM ; ALS (letterpress copy), DLC : Thomas Jefferson Papers; LB , DLC:GW ; copy, DNA : RG 59, Domestic Letters.
Th: Jefferson with his respects to the President, incloses a description of a new plan of a Capitol in which Mr. Hallet is engaged, who has expressed very earnest wishes that the ultimate decision may not be pronounced till he can bring it forward. RC ( DNA : RG 59, MLR ); addressed: “The President of the US.”; endorsed by Washington. Tr ( Lb in same, SDC ). Not recorded in SJL . For the...
Th: Jefferson has the honor to inclose to the President a letter delivered him this day by Mr. de Noailles. RC ( DNA : RG 59, MLR ); addressed: “The Presid[…]”; endorsed by Tobias Lear. Tr ( Lb in same, SDC ). Not recorded in SJL . Louis Marie, Vicomte de Noailles, a brother-in-law of the Marquis de Lafayette who had served with the French army in America during the Revolutionary War and...
Since my letter of the 18th we have had no confirmation of the capture of Tippoo Saib, nor of a fable current since that of the massacre of the king of France. this last was current in Philadelphia two or three days, and had the merit I believe of being raised here, as no source for it could ever be found. letters of Mar. 1. & 16. from mister Barclay at Gibraltar contradict the death of Muley...
Th: Jefferson has the honor to inclose the draught of a letter to mister Hammond. if the President approves it, he will send it to mister Hammond’s immediately, as tomorrow’s post is the last one which will be in time for the Packet. AL , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB , DNA : RG 59, George Washington’s Correspondence with His Secretaries of State. Jefferson, in his letter of 7 Aug.,...
Th: Jefferson presents his respects to the President and will take the liberty of waiting on him at half after one, as well that he may get through some long papers he has to communicate to him, as that he may be sure of being there when Mr. Genet comes. RC ( DNA : RG 59, MLR ); addressed: “The President of the US.”; endorsed by Tobias Lear. Tr ( Lb in same, SDC ). Not recorded in SJL . For the
I have the honor of answering, by the return of post, your favor of Sep. 27. recieved this day, inclosing the letter and memorial of Messieurs King, Pratt and others, owners of the ship Andrew, and her cargo, desiring the interposition of the Executive on account of the cargo of rice taken by a decree of the general council of L’orient, and of the freight and detention of the vessel. The...
Mr Smith supposes the bill he incloses must be laid before Congress. on a former suggestion of the same kind Th: J. being able to find nothing which rendered it necessary, consulted the Attorney General, who was of opinion it was not necessary, but promised make more diligent enquiry. the result will now be asked of him by Th: J. AL , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB , DNA : RG 59,...
Th: Jefferson with his respects to the President is sorry to inclose him an account of Mr. Barclay’s death in a letter to a Mr. Callahan of this place from his brother in Lisbon. RC ( DNA : RG 59, MLR ); addressed: “The President of the US”; endorsed by Tobias Lear. Tr ( Lb in same, SDC ). Not recorded in SJL . Enclosure: “Extract of a Letter dated Lisbon 24th. January 1793,” describing the...
Th: Jefferson has the honor to inclose to the President, (among other papers,) those relating to a commercial treaty with France, and to the reimbursement of the French debt, being translations of the communications of Mr. Genet on those subjects. RC ( DNA : RG 59, MLR ); addressed: “The President of the US.”; endorsed by Tobias Lear. Not recorded in SJL . Enclosures: (1) Translations of...
Th: Jefferson is sorry to present a long letter to the President to be read at so busy a moment: but the view which it presents of our commercial matters in France is too interesting to be unknown to the President. the circumstances presented to view in the 2d page of the letter induce Th: J. to think it may be well to commit to mister Short & the M. de la Fayette to press our settlement with...
Th: Jefferson has the honor to send the President 2 Cents made on Voigt’s plan, by putting a silver plug worth ¾ of a cent into a copper worth ¼ of a cent. Mr Rittenhouse is about to make a few by mixing the same plug by fusion with the same quantity of copper. he will then make of copper alone of the same size, and lastly he will make the real cent, as ordered by Congress, four times as big....