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I have to acknowledge three letters from you, of the 8 th 13 th & 15 th of this month . The note, in the first, of the different kinds of wines, to be procur’d in France & Italy , and of the persons to be applied to for them, will be of great service to me. I shall immediately profit of it, and shall be very glad, to be able, to render you, any service by extending the order, to such as you...
I have decided to comply with your summons, and shall be with you at the time appointed. RC ( MHi ); endorsed by TJ as received 30 Apr. 1817 and so recorded in SJL .
I arriv’d here the day before yesterday on my way to Sacketts harbour , & thence to the westward, in completion of the tour, of which I advised you, that I had, in contemplation, before I left washington. I have been, Eastward, as far as Portland , and after returning to Dover in N. Hamshire , have come on here, by Concord , & Hanover in that State, & windsor , Montpelier
James Monroe ’s best respects to M r Jefferson — The enclosed communication from Com: Chauncey , having relation to M r Cathalan , is sent for M r Jefferson ’s inspection. J.M. has occasion to refer to the treaty of Ghent
our carriage is come, and we set out, in the morning, for washington . I intended to have been with you to day, but I have been immersed , thro the whole day, in the most interesting business, & have only, the remaining hour or two, to pack up my papers her e , for the journey. I fear I have mislaid the memo: which I took, of the person, you wish’d to have appointed, consul in one of the ports...
Some days elapsed, after the receit of your letter of the 13. , before I could fulfill the injunction, of affording M r Mercer an opportunity of perusing, or, it, would have been returnd, immediately with my signature. I had nothing to alter in, or to add to it. I hope and think, that it will succeed, in placing the university , where it ought to be; & that, by means, of that institution, the...
I enclose you a commission for M r Sasserno , as consul for Nice , with a memo: from the dep t of State , relating to its transmission to him, respecting which, we shall be happy to forward your views. I enclose you also an extract from a letter of Gall M r Gallatin , relating to M
I expected long before this to have had the pleasure of seeing you in Albemarle , but the necessity of being here, on the receit of Gen l Jackson ’s report, of his operations in Florida , & in the expectation of the return of our commiss rs from Buenos Ayres , whom I wishd to meet, detaind me in Loudoun till lately, when on the occurrence of both events I returnd to the city. The occurrence at...
I came home yesterday, & should have called at Monticello this morning, but for an injury I receivd in one of my legs on the journey, which has inflamed it. A few days nurs ing will I hope restore it. I shall call as soon as I can ride out. I hope that you & your family are well, & that the business in which you are engagd has taken a direction satisfactory to you RC ( MHi ); addressed: “M r...
mr Poinsett , whose name & character are I presume well known to you will have the pleasure of giving you this introduction. He was employd very usefully in S o America , several years, under mr Madison , & had previously travelled thro’ most of the European countries & particularly Russia , by whose Sovereign he was known, & treated with much attention. I expected to have presented him...
Sometime ago you intimated to me a desire to dispose of a small tract of land, which you have between mr Alexander s & my land lying below the Blenhims tract. As this is detatched from your other lands, it is probable, that you may still be desirous of parting from it, and that it may fall into other hands, [which I should regret] without an arrangment between us. If my impression is correct,...
J. M ’s best respects to mr Jefferson . He has the pleasure to send, for his perusal, a late letter from mr Rush , which it may be gratifying to mr Jefferson to see. J. M. will retake it, the next time he calls at Monticello . He hopes that mr Jeffersons health continues to improve. RC ( MHi ); dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ as received 17 Sept. 1818 from
J. Monroe has the pleasure to submit to mr Jefferson ’s perusal a letter from Judge Bland , on S o american aff rs , which he mentiond to him sometime since. If the weather & mr Jefferson ’s health permit J. M. will be very much gratified by his company to day, with the gentlemen, now at Monticello , who promisd, with Col Randolph , to dine with him to day. RC
I send you a copy of the documents relating to negotiations with Spain , from a very distant day, to the end of the last Session, which will be interesting to you, tho’ not new, having had the direction of them, in the stage, which formd the outline of what has since followd. Our attitude with the allied powers, in regard to S o Am: , is as favorable, as it well can be, mr Rush & mr Gallatin...
General King of the District of maine [mass:] expressing a desire of being known to you personally, & his intention, to make you a visit, I take much interest in forwarding his views, by giving him this introduction. His uniform support of the republican cause, & useful services, in the late war, are I presume known to you. I hear with great pleasure that your health is completely restord....
I was much gratified by your late letter to find that you had recover’d your health, which has since been confirm’d by Edward Coles. The view which you take of the late proceedings in Florida, affords me great pleasure, being that — which we had formed, on the same evidence, and acted, in the measures connected with them. on receiving Gen l Jackson’s report, our attention was directed...
I have lately heard with much pleasure of your return in good health to monticello, to which place, I address, this letter. The papers relating to mr dodge partner of the late mr Cathalan, were reciev’d & deposited in the dep t of State. Altho’ no promise was made to him, relation to the office, application to the present time, yet being there, in the discharge of its duties, under the...
I intended on my late visit to albemarle, to have communicated freely with you, on the subject of internal improvement, in reference to the power of the gen l government, especially as to the appropriation of the public money, but circumstances were unfavorable then, to such a communication. my object has been, rather to state certain facts & considerations, which I was compelled to advert to,...
I send you by this days mail, the documents of greatest interest, which have been presented to Congress during the present session. on our concerns with Spain we have nothing new, & little reason to expect a minister here from that country, during the session, mr Vives, said to have been appointed some months ago, being under quarantine, within a few leagues of Madrid, in consequence of...
Major General Brown, who commands the northern division of our army, will have the pleasure to deliver you this letter. He visits Virg a for the purpose, of manifesting his respect & regard for yourself & M r Madison & I gave him this introduction to you at his request. His gallant conduct on the Niagara frontier, in the last war, and his meritorious services, thro’ the whole war, in other...
I forward to you by this days mail a copy of the Journal of the Convention which formd the constitution of the UStates. By the act of congress providing for the distribution of them, one is allowd to you, & likewise to Mr Madison & to Mr Adams. The Intelligencer will communicate to you some account of the proceedings of congress on the Missouri question, & particularly of the late votes taken...
We are still destind to have further trouble with Spain. It was hoped, that the minister lately arrived, would have terminated every difficulty, but it appears that he has come to act the part of his predecessor,—to make complaints, demand explanations & report them to his government, who may take as many years to conclude another treaty, as they did the last. This minister admits, that there...
I have receiv’d your letter of the 14. containing a very interesting view of the late treaty with Spain, and of the proceedings respecting it here. If the occurrence involvd in it nothing more, than a question between the UStates & Spain, or between them & the Colonies, I should entirely concur in your view of the subject. I am satisfied, that we might, regulate it, in every circumstance, as...
In addition to mr Gallatin’s & mr Rush’s letters which I promised last night to send you to day, I inclose a copy of the instructions given to mr Forbes appointed agent to S o America, either Buenos Ayres, or Chili, to be decided, by a circumstance mentiond in them. as they explain in a general way, and relations with that country, and state some facts of an interesting nature, I have thought...
A man of whom I heard you speak lately, as a gardener, to whom you had rented some land below me, called with M r Price, some days since, to rent, a piece of my land, on my saw mill stream. Finding that he was the person of whom you spoke, I observ’d that unless, I knew, that you consider’d him at liberty, to treat with another, I could have nothing to say to him He promised to produce that...
I return you the extract which you were so kind as to give me the perusal of, with an assurance of my thorough conviction that it cannot fail to have a good effect. The sentiments expressd in favor of an american interest & policy, extended in the first instance to the preservation of order, along our coast, & in our seas, in sound, and will in all probability ripen into a system, at no...
You will receive herewith a copy of the message, in which I have endeavored without looking at the old governments of Europe, to place our own, in such prominent circumstances, as seemed to require attention from me, at this time, in such a light, as to shew a striking contrast between them. The amount of the debt paid off since the war, is, I presume, greater than has been generally supposed,...
M r Lawrance & M r Jones, two young gentlemen of New York, lately presented to me by M r Sandford a Senator from that State, & otherwise highly recommended, intending to visit you and M r Madison, I have taken the liberty to give them this introduction. It is thier object to visit Europe in the Spring & I am satisfied that it will afford them much pleasure, to convey any letters there for you,...
I regret to have to reform you of the death of mr W. Burwell which took place on yesterday, after a long & distressing illness. all possible care was taken of him. He was a most virtuous man & estimable member of the H. of Rep s . The treaty with Spain has been ratified by her gov t , unconditionally, & the grants annulled in the instrament of ratification. It is before the Senate, on the...
My absence from this city on a visit to my farm in Loudoun, prevented an earlier attention to your letter of the 8 th , respecting the fund appropriated by the gen l assembly at its last session, for the use of the university, expected to be deriv’d from the settlement of the claims of the state, on the general government. I now enclose you a report on that subject, from the secretary of war,...