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    • Jefferson, Thomas
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    • Barnes, John
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This is written a few minutes after your departure from this place; for on returning into my room, and recollecting your question of yesterday, whether I had no remittance to make to your quarter, it occurred that I was indebted for the National Intelligencer for some years back; for indeed on examination I do not find that I have paid it later than to Oct. 31. 13. as it will give you less...
Your favor of Feb. 26. has been duly recieved. it was not till lately that I recieved mr Wirt’s opinion that General Kosciwzko’s will might be proved in the district court within which I live, and that the treasury would consider the probat there as sufficiently authentic for them to act. that court is to be the 1 st Monday (the 5 th ) of May. I shall get the administration with the will...
I will not trouble you with vain condolances, & expressions of regret on the death of our mutual friend Gen l Kosciuzko , which we see announced in the papers in too credible form & which we both lament. besides the power of Attorney left with me & under which we have acted, he left in my hands a Will , all written in his own hand, making a charitable disposition of his property here, of which...
I recieve this day your favor of the 18 th which gives me the welcome information of the continuance of your good health. I have recieved a letter from mr Lear, adms of Gen l Kosciuzko, requesting me to transmit to him the original certificates of stock which constitute the property of the General which was in our hands. I do so in the letter now inclosed, which I leave open for your perusal...
Yours of Feb. 28. was recieved on the 5 th instant and I now inclose you a power of Attorney copied from th e form you sent me . it has been detained by the difficulty of access to a justice of peace in a county of 60. miles length over which they are sparsely scattered, and difficult to be found at home. I hope the form is such as not to require periodical renewals, which if the certificate...
A young negro man, named Thruston , brother to Edy , who while I was in Washington , was in the kitchen under the instruction of M r Julien , has escaped from my grandson to whom I had given him . he is supposed to have gone to Washington and to be there lurking under the connivance of some of his sister’s old friends. the bearer, mr Wheat , my grandson
Your favor of the 22 d is but just recieved, and I am able to answer myself your very kind enquiries after my health, the fracture I met with was as slight a case of the kind as could happen. how fortunate, for example, that it was neither a leg nor a thigh: that it was not my right arm: that, of my left, it was the smallest bone, and that a skilful Surgeon attended promptly. you see...
Believing you knew Martin Wanscher , to whom the inclosed letter is addressed, my letter to you was so short as to be unintelligible. he was a plaisterer living in Alexandria , and was the one I employed to come on and plaister my house, which he did about 10. years ago, and returned to Alexandria . he was a German, and I suppose from his acquaintance with me, instructed his friends in Germ a...
Your kind letter of Feb. 19. has been some time at hand, but my health and the injunctions of my physician make me slow & short in answers. I thank you for taking up my letter to mr Binns, and now inclose the 10. D. you were so kind as to pay for me. the best way of forwarding me the print of the Decln of Independance, will be to roll it on a light roller of wood, and wrap it in strong paper,...
Your’s of Mar. 26. is duly recieved and I am truly thankful to you for your kind attention to the busts, which I have no doubt I shall safely recieve through the hands of Col o Peyton. I learn with pleasure the continuance of your health. that bodily activity should decline with age is a law of nature. I am very little able to walk, but I ride daily and without fatigue, and otherwise enjoy a...