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On receiving your letter from Green Mountain, I wrote a few lines which I addressed to Richd. expressing our regret at the change of your route, and with some hope that if recd. in time, you might be able to console us for the disappt. by a sortie visit from Fredg. I find that you are now at Washington, and I lose no time in saying to you that in addition to the pleasure of seeing you here,...
I have this moment recd. your kind letter of the 17th. You seem to have attached more importance to my letter than it required. It would nevertheless have been very grateful to us to have had 2 or 3 days carved for us out of your allowance for Washington. We thank you much for your readiness to be of service to us at Philada. The best you render will be that of increasing the pleasure of your...
Mr. Holley late President of the Transylva. University being about to take a look at Europe, will pay his respects to you on his arrival in London. The claim given to your civilities by the station he filled, & the learned accomplishments which led to it, will be strengthened his laudable desire to improve his fund of knowledge, as a philosophical inquery in other Countries after, having...
J. M presents his respects to Mr. Holley and incloses a few lines as requested, to Mr. Gallatin. He has no acquaintance in Paris, with whom he could take such a liberty except those to whom Mr. H. is personally known. FC , with the preceding enclosure for Albert Gallatin (DLC) .
I thank you, Sir, for the copy of your interesting Discourse before the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. The tribute it pays to her great Founder and first settlers, was due to the memorable example they gave of justice and humanity to the aboriginal inhabitants of the Country. The example was in true harmony with that of their inviolable respect for the rights of Conscience in all men....
I recd. Sir, some days ago your letter of the 2. Inst. to the object of which I have not been able to give an earlier attention. With your purpose of giving a historical character to the events of a very critical period of the war of 1812, you are very properly anxious to obtain whatever information may contribute to the authenticity and accuracy of the work; and I cannot but wish for your...
I have just recd. your letter of the 12th. inst and with it a copy of the first Vol: of the Debates &c of the State Conventions which decided on the Constitution of the U. States. The Vol appears a favorable specimin of the manner in which the work is to be exicuted. The proceedings of those Assemblies however defective they may be in some respects & inaccurate in others being highly...
I concur with General Cocke in opinion that Mr Mathews may, with the approbation of the Faculty and subject to the further order of the Visitors—proceed with a school of military instruction in the University according the arrangements above proposed,* and that he be allowed the use of an unoccupied pavilion under regulations to be prescribed by the Proctor. *a copy of the arrangements was...
I concur with Genl. Cocke in opinion that Wm. Mathews may, with the approbation of the Faculty, & subject to the further order of the Visitors, proceed with a School of Military instruction in the University, according to the arrangements above proposed; and that he be allowed the use of an unocupied Pavilion, under regulations to be prescribed by the Proctor. Copy on the same page with JM to...
I recd. yesterday yours of the 6th. and at the same time a letter from Mr. Matthews on the same subject. I have sent back his letter to you, with the sanction to his proposed arrangement in the terms above copied. A military school may be useful, especially if admitted as a substitute for Militia exercises; but for all Physical purposes the Gymnasium is incomparably superior. It would be well...