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The bearer hereof, mr James W. Ford is a portrait painter by profession, and has been considerably employed as such in my neighborhood, for some weeks past, and with general approbation he has drawn two portraits for me, both esteemed, but one of them particularly of President Monroe, is among the best likenesses which has been taken of him. his good execution, and the reasonableness of his...
1661. c.1. Church to be built or [chap]el of ease. c.2. Vestries appointed. c.3. Ministers to be inducted. c.4. Ministers to provide [reade]rs c.5. Liturgy to be read. c.6. Church Catechism c.7. Ministers to preach weekly c.8. the 30th. of January to be kept a fast. c.9. the 29th. of May to be kept holy. c.10.
I find among the letters to Mr. Jay, one from Mr. Coxe on the subject of the vibrating rod thought of by you for a standard of measures: and I have received from Mr. Madison a manuscript pamphlet of yours on the same subject. Congress having referred to me to propose a plan of invariable measures, I have considered maturely your proposition, and am abundantly satisfied of it’s ability; so that...
I have at length been able to recover your papers, which had been mislaid at the bureau of the Diligence. Being called to Holland at a few hours warning I have only time to assure you that this settlement shall be one of my first occupations on my return, and that I am with great esteem Gentlemen Your most obedt. humble servt., PrC ( DLC ). This is no doubt a reply to a (missing) letter...
I hasten to call your attention to the resolution of the Senate of the 15th. instant now inclosed, on the subject of the lands of the US. in the state of Tennissee, at this time, because while the members of Congress are here you may be able to collect such information on the subject as to enable you to shape your course in the execution of it with more facility as well as correctness. Accept...
[ Richmond, 15 June 1780 . JHD Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia (cited by session and date of publication) , May 1780, 1827 edn., p. 48: “The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Governor, respecting the removal of the Convention troops in case of danger, and enclosing one from Col. Wood on the same subject.” TJ’s letter has not been found; James...
William Stewart, who lives with me as smith at Monticello, has desired me to have sent thither the iron of different kinds detailed below and as it is intended for a mill, and much labour will be saved by an exact choice in conformity with the list he has desired that his son Alexander Stewart of Philadelphia may be permitted to make the choice. this person will accordingly call on you with...
I recieved yesterday evening your favor of the 19 th and I now inclose you an order on mr Gibson for 25D. 37 ½C which in addition to the amount of your account 18D. 37 ½ includes 7. D. more for Fonblanque when you shall recieve it. I will then request you to send by mail the 2. vols separately and in different weeks that our village mail may not be over burthened. I would thank you to procure...
I have to acknolege your two favors of Feb. 16. & Mar. 2. and to join sincerely in the sentiment of mrs Adams, and regret that distance separates us so widely. an hour of conversation would be worth a volume of letters. but we must take things as they come. You ask if I would agree to live my 70. or rather 73. years over again? to which I say Yea. I think with you that it is a good world on...
M r Ogilvie , to whom the inclosed letter is addressed, was about the latter end of May at Columbia S.C. on his way to Lexington in Kentuckey Kentucky . presuming him to be still there I have so addressed the Letter. should he not be there, will you be so good as to superscribe the proper address, & forward it by post. if in that country, I presume his position known to you, because being...