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On the first Instant a Small Schoner Vessel tender to the Trimer privateer belonging to Goodrichs Company with 21 Men Commanded by one Dickson went up to Alexandria and in the Night Attempted to Cut out before the town a Vessel belonging to Baltimore. Fortunately they were discovered and the wind Changing prevented their Succeeding. They immediately made off down the river and were pursued by...
From my knowledge of your unceasing desire to promote the welfare of your country and fellow citizens, joined to the singularity of the situation and circumstances of part of my property, am I induced to ask your attention and assistance. Did the consequences of your aid affect me only without advantaging the adjoining community, no temptation of profit could allure me to request your...
The preservation of the relative importance of Virginia among her sister states must be held highly consequential to her future interests, whether fate shall allot to America undisturbed felicity, or difficultys dangers and vicissitudes. The idea you suggested relative to a purchase of a tract of land contiguous to Lake Erie and Beaver creek is certainly worthy of every consideration, and if...
Your letter of the 14th. was received by the last night’s mail, in answer to which I beg leave to refer you to the enclosed Acts of Assembly . I presumed that the Commissioners had made an offer of the hospital to the General Government in pursuance of the Authority vested in them, and that the acceptance of the offer had been deferred until a part of the building was fit for use. Therefore...
The General Assembly in their last Session, passed a resolution and address congratulating the National Assembly of France on their late Arduous Struggle for the melioration of their nation. I am at a loss how to convey these papers and to whom to address them, whether to the president of the National Assembly, or to the Monarch. Be so good to favour me with your information and Council. I...
For many sessions past has the General Assembly of this Commonwealth turned their attention towards the establishment of the boundary line between North Carolina and this State. In the course of the last year the Executive received from the Governor of North Carolina the enclosed proceedings of the Legislature of that state and communicated the same to the General Assembly. In consequence...
Richmond, 30 Dec. 1792 . Introduces Lord Garlies to TJ as a “young nobleman … entitled to every respect on the score of his personal worth and merit.” RC ( DLC ); 1 p.; endorsed by TJ as received 23 Jan. 1793 and so recorded in SJL , which notes that it was delivered by Lord Garlies.
I did my self the honor to write to the President of the United States, a few days past relative to the defenceless situation of Norfolk and beg leave now to forward to you, for his information, a copy of a letter received from Colonel Newton. Your letter of the 26th. of April is come to hand and will be duely regarded. I have the honor to be sir with perfect respect your most ob: sert. RC (...
I do myself the honor to transmit to you a letter addressed to me by the British Consul residing at Norfolk with an Affidavit enclosed therein. The subject to which they relate will no doubt receive the Consideration of the President of the United States. I have the honor to be sir with the sentiments of the most perfect respect your ob: ser RC ( DNA : RG 59, LGS ); in a clerk’s hand, with...
The enclosed resolution of the G. assembly I very much wish to see fitly and ingeniously executed and feel a thorough sterility of genius on the subject. Nor have I been able to obtain aid here. Thus circumstanced I resort to your goodness and pray you will be pleased to favor me with a plan. The execution can be effected in this city. I have the honor to be Sr with every sentiment of the...
Richmond, 7 June 1793 . If TJ can give letters of introduction to the bearer, Mr. Livingston, a very worthy man and good citizen who proposes to visit France in order to establish personal and commercial connections, he might give essential help to a truly respectable man who, as a result of the part he took in the late war, sacrificed a very large fortune in Jamaica. RC ( DLC ); 2 p.;...
I beg leave to transmit to you the enclosed copy of a letter from Colonel Newton. The President will if he thinks proper direct measures to avert the apprehended evil. To the general Government I conceive belongs the right to act on the subject. The law in this Commonwealth relative thereto contemplates the Agency of the officers of the Customs who are now responsible only to the General...
It has been deemed proper by this Government to direct Vessels coming from Philadelphia, the Grenades and Tobago to perform quarentine. The officers of the Customs might contribute to the due execution of the regulations prescribed by giving to the Superintendants of Quarantine every information which may reach them concerning the apprehended disorder on the Arrival of Vessels from the...
The intelligence contained in the letter from the British Consul at Norfolk of the 26th. ultimo, was repeated to me in letters of the same date from the Collector at that Port and from the Commandant of the Militia. They were submitted to the United States Attorney for this district , who did not consider the Privateer Republic as violating the established Neutrality. His opinion was forwarded...
In addition to my letr of this day, I beg leave to ask yr. attention to some matters which very much concern myself, & to which I have long desired to call the appropriation of a few moments of yr. time. Shortly after I had the honor of an interview with you in Albermarle, I learnt from General Porterfield that you had mentioned to some of yr. acquaintance, that I had offered for sale Mr....
The claims on my time since having been so pressing ever since I was introduced by Mr Walker into this intercourse which I have had the honor to hold with you, that I cannot without risking interpuption, delay communicating to you the result of the conversation with Mr W since my return from Monticello. I stated to him fully & distinctly what had passed at our last interview. I repeated my...
On my return home, a friend made known to me a report in circulation, so deeply affecting my character, that I determined to trace it to its source—the enclosed letr from Doctor Harrison of Wms.port exhibit the result of my exertions.— I need not I am sure recur to argument to excite yr. attention to the subject. I had supposed that my loyalty was so well established as to defy the most...
I received this morning a letr. from one of the council of the gentlemen in Connecticut, at whose instance myself & others were subpœna’d last autumn, requiring my presence in the next month at Hartford, which letr. I meant to have communicated to Mr. Madison, but found him too much engaged to receive my visit. It is only necessary for me to make known the above circumstance to you, I presume...
Having had the honour to transmit to M r Jefferson a copy of the ‘campaign of ’71 in the Carolinas’, with a view of rendering it less unworthy of his perusal, I forward the accompanying paper MHi .
I do myself the honour to transmit for your examination, a small political essay, which for a particular purpose I prepared some weeks ago. I sincerely hope that its style & sentiments may attract your notice without incurring your disapprobation. Your long and efficient patriotic labours, Your devotion to the freedom of this country & to the rights of mankind, your task for the elegant &...
I had the honour to receive the other day your letter of the 10 th of this month covering a five dollar note, as your subscription in advance for one year to the paper I propose publishing. As it is an undertaking the completion of which depends upon my getting a certain number of subscribers (1000) I think it improper to receive or rather to retain money for it until its existence shall be...
It occurs to me that it may be desirable to the directors of the V a University to acquire the germ at least of a mineralogical collection, and I therefore take leave to mention to you that an acquaintance of mine in this city M r Ed— Myer is in possession of many specimens which are said to be rare and valuable. Among them are a number too which display to the least scientific observer, the...
The only definite proposition I can obtain from M r Wyer is that the collection of specimens in his possession—of various kinds—is at the service of the University at the moderate price of 2.500 dollars. His price is thus reduced as he says because his having destackeded in presents many shells & various fossils, and also because his situation renders coin more acceptable to himself than...
I heartily rejoice that your health is restored, and congratulate the lovers of your country and of learning, that your custom of visiting the university is renewed. There are three youths at the Columbian College in the suburbs of this city, whose parents have confided the direction of their studies and academical destiny to me, and as after a fair and patient experiment I am convinced that...
I now dispatch one of the youths I had some time ago the honour to mention to you, whose qualifications are less extended than those of the other two , but whose preparations for movement are more foward. His name is Robert Wallace, & his birth place the county of King George—though I know not that it is important to say, “to whom ( he is ) related, or by whom begot.” His age exceeds 16...
I am unwilling that my enthusiasm in favour of your university should not be effectively known to you, I therefore take occasion, even at the risk of tasking your condescension & patience, to mention that in addition to M r Wallace who is now at the university, the two Browns, Richard & Frederick, are removed from the college here, & are to be sent at my instance, from to the University. I...
At the request of some military friends, and in compliance with a desire which I have for several years entertained, I am preparing a second edition of my fathers memoirs of the Southern war—with his own M.S. corrections, with the advantage of various suggestions from Col. Howard & with such additions and explanations as my own acquaintance with the subject will enable me to furnish. In this...
Since my last letter it has occurred to me that it should have contained an idea which I did not express. It is this—that under the circumstances in which the Governours of States, and the Continental Officers were placed, it is reasonable to suppose that however correct the conduct of the former may have been, the opinions of the latter would be unfavourable to them. Indeed, the more...
I have read with great satisfaction your letter of the 15 th and most heartily thank you for the cordiality of its spirit, the value of its details; for the liberal estimate you place upon my motives, and the fairness of your expressions, respecting my father. In attempting to do justice to you, and ascertain and communicate in his name, the truth, I am sure, if such things can reach here now,...