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Among the papers enclosed is a letter from the District Attorney of N.Y. enquiring whether Ths. Lewis of the Leander is to be brought to trial. I have put under an unsealed cover to Mr. Wagner, an answer in the affirmative, which if approved may be forwarded from Monticello. I see no reason for dismissing the indictment in this case, more than there was for doing so in the case of Ogden, after...
I have just recd. a letter from Maj<r>. Byrd C Willis, of Tallahassee well known to you reminding me that I was the medium of an application for a Cadet Warrant in behalf of his son George, and requesting me to intimate that he has still the same object in view: and that as his son, "is no longer a Citizen of Virga, but hails from Florida," the former difficulty that the claim of Virginia had...
4 June 1804, Department of State. “The President of the United States being desirous of availing the public of your services as Commissioner of Loans for the state of New York, I have the pleasure to inclose your Commission [not found].” RC ( CtW ). 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by JM.
In the operation of removing from my former quarters, the Digest of the City Code & business , which you had been so good as to furnish me, has, by some unaccountable accident, been either lost, or possibly so thrown out of place, as not to be found. I have written to M r Capt: Coles , to take Monticello in his way, and ask the favor of you to permit him to take another copy, from your...
I have recd. yours of the 18th. & have delayed the answer a few mails hoping for a letter from Messrs. M. & L. of a like date with their last to you. The last to me was of Sepr. 13, at which time the whole of my Tobo. had not been sold, and the invoice of the goods sent me not inclosed. Perhaps a letter for me may be in the Country & you can give me some account of it. The Tobo. seems to have...
I have recd. under your cover, the newspaper containing the explanatory remarks on the two letters relating to the power of Congress to encourage domestic manufactures. The writer of the letters is laid under great obligation by the opportune & apposite interposition in their behalf. The strange misconstructions which continue to be put on the occasion & object of them, would produce surprize...
J. Madison presents his respects to the Revd. Dr. Morse & to his son, with acknowledgments for the Copies of “The New system of Modern Geogy.” and “The new System of Geogy. antient & Modern,” with which he has been favored. He has not been able to give them a particular examination. A very cursory one, has left no doubt that each will bear a very advantageous comparison with any similar...
The writer of the letter (Mr. Keas Plimpton of Massacts.) of which a copy is inclosed, has just been informed that your interposition would be requested by this Department, as far as it might be proper, in his case, and he has been advised accordingly to send his documents to you. Will you therefore be so good as to take or direct such measures in relation to the case as you may deem useful...
I beg leave to inclose you a complaint transmitted to this Department by the Agent of the U. States at Jamaica, of certain frauds in the case of flour shipped to that Island. As the facts stated have reference to places within the State of Virginia, it is thought most proper to communicate them to you, who will be best able to decide on the manner & measure of enquiry due to the subject. With...
It is proper that I should lose no time in apprizing the Visitors of the University that the resignation of Mr Key has been tendered, as authorized, and accepted as required, by the resolution of the Board on that subject. He is very desirous at the same time, that it may not take effect till the middle of August, which will give him the opportunity of being present at the examination of the...
§ Transfer of Naval Appropriations. 1 August 1814. “In pursuance of the authority vested in the President of the United States, by the act of Congress, passed on the 3d day of March, 1809, entitled an ’Act further to amend the several acts for the establishment and regulation of the Treasury, War and Navy Departments,[’] I do hereby direct that, out of the balance of the appropriation for the...
The Newspaper inclosed with the letter which follows, comprises the information brought me by the mail of yesterday. Boston Feby 3d “I inclose a Newspaper containing the propositions communicated by Mr Hancock to the Convention, on thursday last. Mr [Samuel] Adams who contrary to his own sentiments has been hitherto silent in Convention, has given his public and explicit approbation of Mr...
It is a painful consideration with me that I shall be unable to give my attendance at the periodical meeting of the Visitors of the University which is near at hand. A continuance of the complaint which formerly prevented it, to which has been added lately an attack of bilious fever, has reduced me to a degree of debility which does not permit me entirely to leave my bed. I must ask the favor...
Enclosed is a power enabling you to negotiate the transfer of the Maryland bank stock. The communications from Govr. Mercer which you will receive herewith will put you in possession of other explanations of the views of the State. You are too well acquainted with the subject to render many general observations requisite on my part. It will be sufficient to remark, that such has been the delay...
The paper for J. F. could not otherwise get to him than with your aid. You must therefore take the trouble of having it handed into the post office whence the penny post will take it, unless you can do it at some shorter hand. I wish you to look over what is sd. critically, and if you think there be any thing of importance wrong, or that may do more harm than good, that you will either erase...
There is much force in the reasons given herein for an appt. of a Successor to Genl. Smith, which I had proposed to delay till our return to Washington, if not till the meeting of Congs. Unless you think some other preferable on the whole to the Depy: Marshal, direct a Commission for him, or if you please a blank one, to be made out & forwarded for our signature. Yrs NN : Papers of James Monroe.
Ca. 14 December 1799. Lists the estimated expenses of the state government for the year 30 Sept. 1799 to 1 Oct. 1800, totaling $444,660.00, and the “Resources to meet this estimate,” in the amount of $481,496.96. Followed by the committee’s explanation of several items, which concludes “that the taxes as they now stand, will be sufficient to defray the public exigencies.” Ms ( Vi : House of...
Letter not found. 8 May 1784. In his “Summary Journal of Letters,” Jefferson recorded that he received in Philadelphia on 24 May a letter from JM written in Richmond on 8 May ( Boyd, Papers of Jefferson Julian P. Boyd et al., eds., The Papers of Thomas Jefferson (18 vols. to date; Princeton, N. J., 1950——). , VII, 235; Jefferson to JM, 25 May 1784). There is no clue concerning the subjects...
On 20 December 1792 Steele introduced a resolution to reduce the military establishment and to repeal the relevant sections of “An Act for making further and more effectual provision for the protection of the frontiers of the United States” of 1792, which JM had reported from committee during the first session. Steele’s resolution was taken up in Committee of the Whole on 2 January 1793 (...
22 December 1802, Department of State. Returns the commission and encloses an exequatur [not found] for Francis Taylor as Danish vice-consul in Virginia. Assures Blicherolsen of his “high consideration.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 59, DL , vol. 14). 1 p.
  private   I have recd. your favor of the 20th. Ult. with a copy of your "Public Lecture". We have read it with pleasure; and Mrs M, I believe with profit , being herself among the Amateurs of the Snuff box. The Lecture is a good medicine for the bad habits, which it paints in such warning colours. The Temperance Societies appear to have had a salutary effect, in diminishing the use of Ardent...
The inclosed came last evening in a packet from Bourdeau. By the same conveyance I have a letter from Dawson of May 27. at Paris. Every appearance assured him that the convention would be ratified. Letters from King of May 30. & June 1 represent the British Govt. as in dispositions equally favorable. They have given peremptory orders to their W. Inda. cruisers to abstain from the Captures...
Letter not found. Ca. 5 August 1788 . Acknowledged in McHenry to JM, 14 Aug. 1788 . Replies to McHenry’s request in his letter of 26 July 1788 for information concerning the political strategy of the Antifederalists.
Know all men by these presents, that I James Madison, President of the United States do make, constitute and appoint John Armstrong Secretary of War and his successors in Office, for the time being my true and lawful attorney, for me and in my name to receive the dividends which are or shall be payable according to Law, on all the Stock standing in the name of the President of the United...
I have just recd. your favor of the 17th. The same mail brings me the “Proceedings of the Govt. of the U. S. relative to the Batture” for which you will accept my thanks. I had not supposed that so great a proportion of produce, particularly of Wheat & flour, was still in the hands of the farmers. In Penna. it was known to be the case. In N. Y. almost the whole of the last crop, is in the...
Mr. Hackley called on me a few days ago on his way to Washington. I found him very intelligent and of agreeable manners. He observed a commendable delicacy in the part of his conversation, which touched his personal hopes from the Government; but it was not concealed that he aspired to some provision under its patronage. He will doubtless be, if he has not already been, more explicit &...
I have duly recd. your favor of the 26th. and by the same mail, the prepared Answer to Mr. Edmondson’s Bills forwarded thro’ Mr Cutts. I am much obliged Sir by the considerate & acceptable view which the answer takes of the circumstances which connected me with the subject in controversy. I should have been content, if desired by Mr. Cutts with one less minute, leaving further explanations, if...
I recd. last evening your favor of the 4th: with a subsequent note covering a letter from Mr. Graham. That from Duane, referred to as inclosed, was omitted. All the accts., printed & manuscript, coincide with the view given by Mr. Graham, of the Western feeling produced by Hull’s disaster. The great point is to seize it and give it proper direction. This requires one mind of the right sort,...
1 May 1810. Transmits a report from the secretary of state in compliance with the House resolution of 30 Apr. RC and enclosures ( DNA : RG 233, President’s Messages). RC 1 p. Enclosures (13 pp.) are Robert Smith’s 1 May report on relations with Great Britain and France and six appendixes containing extracts from diplomatic correspondence. Received, read, and tabled on 1 May. Printed in Annals...
Your two letters of Jany. 17 & 22. were duly recd. I hope your health was restored as soon as was promised by the decrease of your fever, and that it continues to be good. I inclose a Circular required by the resignation of Mr. Key, to which I have nothing to add on that subject. Our Colleagues protest against a "Called Board" on any acct. tho’ I fear the Creditors of the University will be...
I have not been neglectful of your commission, though I am so late in making report of my proceedings. Whilst I was in Virginia I laid a train for remitting to Col: Anderson the money lodged with me, and since my arrival here I have learned that it is gone to him by a safe hand. I also wrote to a friend in Richmond, desiring the proper steps to be taken there for obtaining patents. An answer...
MS ( NA : PCC , No. 47, fol. 339). Docketed: “Motion of Mr Madison[,] Letter 17th May 1782[, and] do 16. Circular to the States[:] May 20 referred to Mr Madison Mr Root Mr Lowell Mr Rutledge Mr Clymer to confer with the Superintendant of finance.” Whereupon Resolved That the Superintendt of Finance be instructed to transmit to the several Legislatures of the States, a representation of the...
Your letter of July 23. was duly recd. but at a time when I was under an indisposition, remains of which are still upon me. I know not whence the error originated that I was engaged in writing the history of our Country. It is true that some of my correspondences during a prolonged public life, with other manuscripts connected with important public transactions are on my files, and may...
11 October 1798. “Please to let the Bearer Mr. L. Whitten have a saddle for which I will pay you.” RC (owned by Charles M. Storey, Boston, Mass., 1961). Written on a small slip of paper. Addressed to “Mr. Steward / Orange Ct. House.” William Steward was an Orange County saddler ( Vi : Francis Taylor Diary, 23 May 1797). L. Whitten was a local carpenter whose skill in laying floors was employed...
J Madison presents his respects to Col: Randolph & incloses a misdirected letter of Mr. Fanleon. The copy of proceedings referred to in this letter was not come with it. FC (DLC) .
§ To Thomas Eddy. 10 March 1806, Department of State. “If you have not taken measures to include your claim on the French Government under the Louisiana Convention, it is too late. Unless you made Mr. Erving your private Agent, it was by no instruction from the Executive that he retained the commissions. But it will easily be conceived, that in some cases descrimination between the power of...
I recd. yesterday your letters containing the papers inclosed. I recd. at the same time a letter from Mr. Maury of Liverpool in which was the little note which I also inclose. Brown & a Col Edwards are the Senators for Kentucky. The latter sd. to be a good man & not likely to differ from the politics of his colleague. A distant kinsman of Mine Hubbard Taylor is likely to be one of the Reps....
I have recd. your letter of the 6 inst containing among other communications on the part of the Managers of the Colonization Society, the exhausted state of its Treasury. This is the more to be lamented, as it is in one view an indication favorable to the interesting object for which the Society was formed. I hope the late Circular appeal of the Board of Managers to the friends of that object...
12 April 1804, Department of State. “I have the honor to enclose a bill drawn upon me by Mr. Cathcart for five thousand two hundred & fifty dollars, which, from the accompanying letter of advice, appears to be intended to cover expenditures on account of the Navy Department. I shall refer the holder of the Bill to you for payment.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 59, DL , vol. 14). 1 p. See...
The inclosed Check for* [$]2000. will enable you by drawg the amt. from [ ] to close my acct. with the B. there. If so and it be allowed for the premature payment I acquiesce in the sacrifice. I cannot take my leave of this business, witht. returng you many & very sincere thanks, for your kind aids in managing it: with wch. be pleased to accept my best respects & wishes *of W. M. in favr. of...
In the latter end of last month we received information from New Orleans of the interdiction of the deposit there for our merchandize, stipulated by the Treaty with Spain; without an equivalent establishment being assigned. A copy of the Intendant’s proclamation to that effect is inclosed. Private accounts render it probable that the Governor of the Province openly dissented from that Act, but...
I have just recd. your note of the 1st. inst. accompanied by the Bacon which is thought to be very good. I thank you for your obliging purpose in the event of a speedy Curtailment. It wd. be very convenient to me if this cd. be delayed till I cd. avail myself of some other resource than the Sale of my Tobo. Not anticipating such a measure of the Bank, I had allotted the surplus of that,...
25 March 1805, Department of State . “In answer to your letter respecting the case of the capture of the Ship Ann & Susan at Curaçoa, I have to inform you that instructions will be transmitted to the Minister of the United States at Paris directing him to apply to the Batavian Government to adopt such an arrangement as will ensure to the Citizens of the United States adequate compensation for...
private   I have recd. your two letters; the last dated the 25th. Ult: The Topics they embrace are important; But I must leave to others the attention they may merit. I am now entering my 84th. year, with a prolonged indisposition added to its infirmities; an apology, which I am sure, you will accept, for limiting myself to the thanks due for your friendly communications, and an offer of my...
I have recd. yours of the 10th. inst: preceded by one on the same subject; and have just recd. 2 packets from Cincinnati, as shewn by the post mark. They are addressed to me without letter, or any indication that they were to be forwarded to you. One of the packets consists of several pamphlets, which with the exception of the two herewith enclosed, were heretofore sent you by J. P. Todd. The...
The Secretary of State, to whom the Resolution of the House of Representatives of the United States of the 17th inst, was referred by the President, has the honor to inclose to him, the letters and communications annexed from the Governor of the Mississippi Territory, the Governor of Kentucky and from Wm E. Hulings formerly appointed Vice Consul of the United States at New Orleans. In addition...
Availing myself of your experienced kindness, I inclose a L. O. Certificate for a small sum due to my father’s Estate, which it appears by the information from Richmond, is now to be applied for at Washington. I presume the power formerly sent you will suffice, and with the request that you will be so good as to use it for the occasion, I offer for yourself and those nearest in your...
Letter not found. 25 July 1801. Offered for sale in James F. Drake Catalogue No. 28 (1909), item 110, which notes that the two-page letter “mentions the treaty with France, the attitude of Great Britain, the election of Jefferson, etc.” Also offered for sale in Stan. V. Henkels Catalogue No. 975 (1908), item 778.
The length of the interval since my last has proceeded from a daily expectation of being able to communicate the arrangements for introducing the New Government. The times necessary to be fixt by Congress have been many days agreed on. The place of meeting has undergone many vicisitudes and is still as uncertain as ever. Philada. was first named by a member from Connecticut, and was negatived...
Yours of the 6th. inclosing the letter of Mr. Gilmer did not reach me till last evening. The foreign prospect for the University is very gloomy, and the domestic far from bright. We must not however despond. What occurs to me as best on the occasion is that Mr. Gilmer proceed to exhaust the experiment in G. Britain; and if necessary then to extend it to Ireland. On the question how long he...