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I have intended for some time, to write and explain to you, the arrangment I have made for my future residence, and respecting my private affairs, with a view to my comfort, so far as I may expect it, but it has been painful to me to [ ] it. My ill state of health continuing, consisting of a cough which annoys me by night & day with considerable expectoration, considering my advanc’d years,...
I came here in consequence of the very affecting events which have lately befall’n me, to unite the whole family together, for the consolation of all. I indulged also a hope, that by change of scene, and the exercise, my health would be improved. My family think that it has in some degree, but I am little sensible of it. The unfavorable weather, by confining me to the house, has deprived me,...
Young Mr Watson who has been with us, since the vacation, and will call on you on his return home, will give you information of the state of my health, & of that of my family. We hope that yours is perfectly restored, from a slight attack, which he informs us you suffered, at the University, & that Mrs. Madison enjoys good health. I have received a letter from Mr Sparks since I last wrote to...
Being very anxious to join and proceed with you to the University, to perform our duties there, I have delayed answering your letter of May the 18th, in the hope that my health would be so far restored, as to enable me to do it. In this I have been disappointed. I am still too weak, to sustain such an exertion. I am, and have been free from fever, since my return from Richmond, and I take...
I have recd. yours of the 30th Jany. communicating the decision of Mr Lomax, to accept the office of Judge in the Genl. Ct, & proposing to retain the professorship in the University, with liberty to perform the duties of the other trust, till the end of the current session. I entirely concur with you, in the sentiment which you have expressed, which is to comply with his proposal. RC ( MHi :...
I was happy to hear by Paul last night, that you had arrived with Mrs Madison, and that your health had been improved by the journey, as I think that mine has. Col: Mercer was with me last night, and suggested some ideas in relation to you, which I wish to communicate to you, for consideration, before you see him, as he will probably call on you this morning. He proposes, at the instance of...
I am anxious to know the state of your health, & whether it is such, as will enable you to attend the convention. I most earnestly hope that you will be able to attend it, for if I go, I shall be much gratified to meet you there, and whether I do or not, I am satisfied that your presence, altho you might take no part, in the discussion, would have a very useful effect. My health since, we...
We heard with great regret of your serious indisposition, but were relieved from anxiety, by a letter, some time since, from Mr. Taliaferro, which assured us, that you had nearly recovered, to perfect health. I have been much afflicted by repeated attacks, since we parted last, & by a recent one, which is the third, but am now so far restored, as to entertain a hope, that I shall be able to...
Since the receipt of your last letter, application has been made to me, from citizens at Leesburg to know if I would act in the convention if elected, stating certain data, to which they were attached, with an intimation that they concluded that I was so likewise. I answered that altho’ there were many considerations, to induce me to remain at home, that I nevertheless, would act, if elected,...
I am just recovering, from a very severe attack of cold & fever, by which I have been confin’d to my room, & until a few days past to my bed nearly three weeks. The fever has left me, but I am very weak, & able to sit up, a portion of the day only. This is the second, since we parted, under which I have suffered. The first proceeded from a fall, from my horse, who fell with me, & in rising,...
Mr Elliott Cresson a very respectable citizen of Philadelphia, with whom I became acquainted there, this sumr, has requested me to give him an introduction to you, which I do with pleasure. He has travelled much in foreign countries, & has acquired much information on interesting subjects, and enjoys the reputation of, & is I think, a worthy man. RC (DLC) .
On my return home, which I did, on the day contemplated when we parted, I had the satisfaction to find my daughter & Mr Hay in good health, & to receive letters from Mr Gouverneur advising me, that Mrs Monroe’s health, had improved, & was improving. I hope that you & Mrs Madison have been equally fortunate. I was so much overcome by the heat, & fatigue of the journey in consequence of it, that...
I received yours of the 3d. instt, a few days after our arrival here, and shall profit of the information you have given me, that the meeting of the Visitors takes place, on the 10th. & not the 15th. of next month, at the University, as I had supposed. It is my intention to depart hence, for Loudon, in time to enable me, to make arrangements for the harvest, & other concerns there, & to reach...
I inclose to you two letters, one from Mr Tracie, soliciting the professorship held by Mr Long, when he retires from it, & the other from Mr Du Ponceau, in support of his application, and likewise a third, to the same effect, from Mr Peters, a son of Judge Peters, which last is rather of a private nature, but which I submit to your view. With the characters of Mr Du Ponceau, & Mr Peters, you...
I had the pleasure to receive yours of the 20th. by yesday’s mail. The letter from the governor, communicating our reappointment as Visitors of the University, and requiring a meeting of the board on the first Monday in next month, I had receiv’d, as I had one, from Mr Cabell, apprizing me, that it was a mere measure of form, in complyance with the law, & there would be no necessity for the...
Another mail has arrived, since my last to you, without bringing me any letter from Judge Brooke. I infer, that you have experienc’d the same result. It is impossible therefore, to form any just estimate, of the time, when we shall receive the promised official communication. I am inform’d, by some, in whom I have perfect confidence, that the impression is daily gaining strength, that we mean...
Yours of the 5th. has been receiv’d, in which you intimate the expectation of receiving by the mail of that day, a letter from Judge Brooke. I indulged a hope of receiving one, from him, about that time, containing the official notification of our nomination, but instead thereof, I recd. a private one, apprizing me of his arrival in Richmond, and that he should write me, the official note, as...
I have just receiv’d yours of the 23.d., and by the same mail, a second, from Judge Brooke, the purport of which I hasten to communicate to you. He is aware, as I infer, from the communications which were made to the members of the convention, by Col: Mercer, & likewise, on your part, by Mr Cabell, that we will not act, as Electors, nor remain on the ticket, and has assur’d me, in the letter...
I presume you have heard, that both of us, are plac’d on the electoral ticket, by the convention, lately assembled at Richmond. I have receivd a letter from Col: Mercer apprizing me, of it, and also a private letter, from Judge Brooke, to the same effect: In complyance, with your suggestion, I wrote, shortly after the receipt of your letter, to Col: Mercer, & intimated your desire, not to be...
I have yours of Decr. 2d. with the papers enclosed, relating to the application of Mr J. B. Harrison, to obtain the appointment held by Mr. Long, in the University, to take effect at the time, the latter withdraws from it. The recommendations in his favor, being satisfactory, I immediately apprized Mr. Johnson of it, that he might, on a view of the decision, of the other members, communicate...
I enclose you a copy of the letter to Genl. Jackson, of the 21st of octr. 1814. requested in your last of the 16th ulto. The papers mentiond in that letter were recd— I send you one from Mr Ingersoll, relating to your late communication, of your views, respecting the power of the Genl. govt. to encourage domestic manufactures, in reply to which, I assurd him, that I fully concurrd in the...
I have this moment recd. yours of the 29th. ulto., with the copies of mine to judge White, which I had forwarded for your perusal. I shall take good care of them. Suspecting that there had been some unfair practice, in regard to the order from Genl. Armstrong, or rather his sanction to take Pensacola, to Genl. Jackson, I requested Mr. Ringgold to procure me a copy of the letter of the 18th. of...
I have yours of the 22d. ulto., communicating the purport of a letter to you, from H. Lee, at Nashville, of Augt. 24. with an extract from him, of a letter to him from Genl. Armstrong, respecting his provisional order to Genl. Jackson, of July 18. 1814., to take possession of Pensacola, on certain conditions, as to the presum’d cause, of the delay, in the transmission of that letter, and the...
I have recd. yours of the 24th ulto., with a copy of one from Mr Long, communicating his appointment to a professorship, in the university of London, & expressing his desire to withdraw, from that, which he holds, in the university of Virga., in July 1828., instead of remaining there, until July 1829. I respect highly the qualifications of Mr Long, for the station which he holds, the duties of...
I lately receiv’d the inclosed, from a gentleman residing in Bladensburg, who applies, for the professorship, held by Mr Long, in case he should accept that, wh. it is reported, has been offered to him, in the University of London. I have inform’d him, in reply to his letter, that I did not know, that the offer had been made to Mr Long, or if made, that he would accept it, but that I should...
The bearer—Mr R. Bayly, a youth of this county, & son of a near neighbour & friend, has requested of me, an introduction to you, which I readily afford, considering him entitled to it, by his correct deportment, and merit. He has been a year, under direction of Captn. Partridge, & has left him, with very strong testimonials in his favor. He intends to make a visit to the University, to make...
I have receivd your letter of the 18th. communicating a project of Mr Johnson, for carrying into effect the act of the last Session of assembly, authorising the Visitors, to borrow a certain sum of money, for the use of the University, with a proposition from Mr Randolph to make the loan desird, as the Trustee, & in behalf of Mrs Randolph. It appears to me, that Mr Randolph accedes...
I have recevd yours of the 19th. ulto., with a circular to the visitors, announcing the decision of Mr Shay, to withdraw from the University, with a request that his resignation may take effect, on the middle of august, to afford him the opportunity of being present, at the examination, of the Students, & to lessen his expenses, in returning to England, by the correspondence of the period,...
Since my last the fever has left me, and the cold diminished, so that I hope in a few days, to be able to leave my chamber, & be restord to good health. Your remark is perfectly just, as to the impropriety, of our giving opinions, on the subject submitted to us, by Mr Caustin, for public use, or any use whatever. We did our duty, each of us, in regard to those claims, in the stations we have...
I receiv’d lately your letter of the 9th. & intended to have answer’d it, by the mail of tomorrow, but have been very severely attack’d to day with a cold, & some fever, but which has abated since 4 o clock. I will write you by the next mail, should my health permit it. On my return, the Sunday after I left you, I found Mrs Monroe much indisposed, and altho her health, has much improved of...
I have faild in the sale of my lands in this county, or of any part thereof, and in consequence, being informd that there were several persons desirous of purchasing, tho’ not willing to give the price I asked, I have advertised both tracts for sale, to the highest bidder, on the 18th & 20th of the next month. My hope is to produce thereby a competition among them, and a result, satisfactory...
It was my intention to have called on you this evening, and to have presented in person M r Goodwyn, who will have the pleasure to deliver to you this letter, but have been prevented by the rain. He is a son, of M r P. Goodwyn, a member of Congress, I believe, during your service, in the gov t , as well as mine. Having purchased a part of my land here, he will become your neighbour, and I am...
The committee to whom the business was committed, have recently made a report on my claims, a copy of which, I have requested a friend at washington, to procure & forward to you. I regret to find, that it has not met my expectation, either in regard to some of the items, or the period at which, interest, shall commence. If for example, money was withheld, which ought to been allowed me, on the...
The enclosed letter from M r Go relating to a subject interesting to you, and your family, I forward it to you with pleasure. we have heard with deep regret, of the afflicting calamity with which you have been visited, but well know that you will not want resources, to meet any disaster, to which, our nature is subject. with our best wishes to M rs Randolph & family, I am Dear Sir very...
I mentiond in a letter which I lately wrote to you, that I had seen in a paper from Richmond, a notice of an application which you had made to the legislature, for permission to sell a large portion of your estate, by lottery, for the payment of your debts, and that I should write you again on the subject. Since then I have been much indisposed, with the influenza, from which, I have not yet...
It was my intention, as it was my desire, to have communicated to the committee no part of your letter of the 13 th of Jany 1803, announcing my appointment, to France & Spain, and on that principle I acted, at the last Session. From this however, I have been induced to depart reluctantly, by intimations which have been recently given me, by some friends in Washington, that no evidence being...
The communication which you made to me when last at your house, of the correspondence between you & M r Giles, in reference to a communication made to you by Mr Adams, pending the embargo, of certain combinations which menacd the union, & producd its repeal, has engaged my attention since, as far as the urgent business in which I have been engaged would permit. I have reflected more on it,...
I have executed an important, but painful duty with mr Goodwyn, & am on the point of setting out for Loudon. I should have called to bid you farewell, but the weather is so unfavorable, & I am press’d so earnestly by letters from Loudon to hurry back there, that I have not a moment to spare, especially as you will make a just allowance for the omission. For your health and welfare, you have my...
I regret that it will not be in my power to dine with you to day—Judge Nelson is with me & I cannot leave him. I will be with you as soon as in my power, and certainly as much as the urgent state of my affairs will permit. I hope that you were not injurd, by your ride, on yesterday. MHi .
I sent you by the last mail an herb, which, as had been represented to me by Mr Buckner, had been useful to M r B. Hooe, in the complaint of the strangary, with Mr Buckners letter on the subject, which I hope you have receivd. Doctor Wallace, happening to be here, when the packet & explanatory letter were despatched, I shewd them to him, & found that he was well acquainted with the herb & its...
Having lately rec d an intimation that an herb which I now send you, would be useful to you. I hasten to do it by the present mail. The parties are highly respectable, I mean Mr Hooe on whom it has operated, & Mr Buckner who writes the letter which I send you. I will write you again by the next mail. I have no doubt of the extr y efficacy of the remedy—in haste yours MHi .
I intended to have called on you to day, and had actually set out, but have been compelld to return, by the rain, & still more serious menacing. I shall avail myself of some early occasion. I send the bearer, to enquire, after the state of your health, & that of your family—with my best wishes & great respect MHi .
Mr Wheaton sent to me a packet for you which will accompany this, in the expectation that I might have a private conveyance, which he preferrd, but none offering, & the mail being perfectly secure, I forward it, by it rather than detain it for an indefinite term. I have been detaind here longer than I expected or wishd to have been, by the ill health of Mrs Monroe, & unsettled state of the...
Permit me to present to your acquaintance Mr Owen, who proposes to make a visit to you & Mr Jefferson. Of his character for benevolence & useful improv’ments I need say nothing to you. With sincere regard dear Sir yours RC ( DLC ).
Mr Owen intending from motives of respect to pay to you & Mr Madison, a visit, has requested of me a letter of introduction to you, with which I readily comply. His character for benevolence, & improvement in certain branches of industry is I doubt not, well known to you. He indulges a strong hope that the good effect of his system, may be sensibly felt, in improving the condition of mankind....
Mr. Gardner who will have the pleasure to present you this, has through his friend here, for whom I have great respect requested an introduction from me to you which I give him with great pleasure. He is from Long Island in the State of New York, & of the best connections there, & a very respectable young man, of his age. Your attention to him will much oblige me—with sincere regard dear Sir...
I send you herewith a more correct copy of the message, than that which I lately forwarded, & to which I add, a copy of the documents, relating to the negotiations with the British govt., for the suppression of the slave trade. You may recollect that one of the items in my acct. for compensation in my last mission to Europe, the 8th., involving the expenses incurr’d in England after my return...
I sent you the other day, a copy of my message as first printed, & with errors in it. I now send one which is I presume correct. I forward also a copy of the documents, relating to the negotiations, with the British government, for the suppression of the slave trade. In the settlement of the accounts, of both my missions to Europe, that commencing in 1794, under General Washington, and that of...
Mr Ticknor & mr Webster, both of whom are well known personally to you, intending to make a visit to Virga., & to pay their respects to you and Mr. Jefferson, I have only to express my hope, that, in other quarters, they may receive the attention, which both of you, will shew them. They intend also to visit the University, in which you will be so kind, as to afford them, every facility they...
Hearing that mr Webster & mr Ticknor will call on you, and indeed that their visit is principally intended for yourself & mr Madison, I take much interest in recommending them to your kind attention. They are known to the public, as citizens of great respectability & talents, and the latter, is well known to you personally, in those lights, so that little is left to me to add, than to bear my...