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If I resume my pen once more to address you from this side of the Atlantic it is more that I may not let Colo. Monroe go without carrying some sign of life from me, than from any hope I retain of being able to add by it either to your instruction or amusement. You will recieve from him viva voce, all and every kind of information that I could give you of a public nature—and as to myself I hope...
Jefferson. Dec. 27. Acknowlege his of March. 12. and June 30. 97—successive causes of delay of my departure for Ame.— death of an old lady —gratitude of the young one for the expressions of his letter—have passed most of my time here in the country—in calm and study—an extensive library here. The affair of the 9. m. dol.—the last letter from S. of S . of July 17. 96.—never received any letter...
Jefferson. Jan. 23.—an abridgt. of that of Dec. 27. (see above)—except such parts are marked thus (   ).—The present sent by dup.—contains one for my brother—shall continue writing from time to time—(send on the 1st.—the letter of Mr. P[…] &)— FC ( DLC : Short Papers); entirely in Short’s hand; part of an epistolary record of his letters to TJ and others from 26 Dec. 1797 to 9 Oct. 1798;...
I had the pleasure of writing to you on the 27th. of Dec. & 23. ulto. the first was of very great length I do not recollect whether it was sent by duplicate, as was the last.—It was sent to M. de la Motte at Havre, to whom I addressed also the first copy of that of the 23d. ulto.—He has just informed me that having recd. it whilst the vessel on wch. he had put that of Dec. was in the road...
Jefferson. April. 15—by Ml. —my letter concise—have little time,—the bearer goes to morrow—had thoughts for some time to go with him on acct. of his safe conduct—my health—wish it to be better established for so long a voyage—press the 9. M. dollars—to employ my disponible cash in a productive fund—Indian camp to be tenanted out if practicable—send him the prospectus of the stereotype— FC (...
You recieve a letter from me dated at this place because I had proceeded thus far with an intention to return to America in company with Mr Gerry—My intention of returning as well as the object of it has been for some time announced to you. When I left Spain near three years ago it was with the intention of going to arrange my affairs in America—different & successive circumstances have...
I have already had the pleasure of acknowleging by Mr Gerry the original & duplicate of your friendly favor of May 1. last—the two preceding which you had been so kind as to write me in the year 97—you had then had the acknowlegement of in mine of Dec. 27. 97. & Jan. 23. 98.—Mine which I have since had the pleasure of addressing you were dated Feb. 27. April 15. & Aug. 6.—Between the two last...
Jefferson. Oct. 9.—letters written & recd.—prudential motives prevent friend & myself giving publicity to our intentions—have seen a pamphlet from wch. it appears that party spirit has entered into the banks at Phi. as to discounts—inclose the copy legalised of Paskies papers —if good beg him to send them to my brother —inclose extracts of Colo. S . letters—& go into long details on that...
Jeff. July. 2. 99—Send him the book by Griffith on rural architecture & speak of the art—speak of Fultons book on canal navigation—& his inventions in other useful arts—such men ought to confine themselves to their own country—such useless persons as myself indifferent where they live &c—sorry to appear a stranger to my country—Imperious circumstances have & do postpone the change in mode of...
I have had the extreme pleasure of recieving your two letters of the 26th. of March & 13th. of April—the first was recieved & delivered to me by the American Envoys—the second was put into my hands by a Gentleman who I believe has the direction of the Flag ship which brought it—he promised to give me notice of his departure that I might write by him & I intended to have written to you at...