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The object of my writing at this moment is to comply with a Suggestion made, through Mr: Breck, by a great number of the most respectable and influential Merchants of this place, who have taken the alarm respecting the conditional ratification of the Convention with France, and who are now extremely anxious, that another reconsideration of it on the part of the Senate should, if possible be...
We have been rejoycing with exceeding joy at the news of the result at Washington—Now we hope the Gentleman will do Something. I got your letter of Monday & at the same time was informed that the choice was finally made. Our former suspence was so uncomfortable, that any thing would have been considered a relief—It comforts me that New-England would not yield, but the rest have done better...
I received your favor of the 13th: this morning, informing of the departure of my mother, and at the same time I had a letter from her dated at Baltimore the 14th:—She is accompanied by Lieutt: Parker, and expected to be here to night. This moment, Richard called at my Office and announced the Carriage approaching, having left it about 5 miles on the other side of Gray’s ferry, so that I may...
Your favors of the 10th: & 11th: inst: are received. We have heard of the proceedings in the Representative chamber as far as the 22d: ballot, and we have admired that firmness, which puts the issue of the choice upon strength of nerves, rather than numbers. I have but little expectation, that the thing will go through, as it began—Some body will go over to the majority, but it is not easy to...
I have your favors of the 4th: & 5th: currt with pamphlets and papers &ca: which are valuable to me. I regret that I have not yet been able to procure the pamphlets relative to the 6th: article of the B. J. I spoke to Mr: Evans on the subject and was told that he could not furnish more than two or three—Mr: Read has no more & William M. Smith wont part with the case of Andi Allen, which he had...
I have your letters of 30th: ult & 3d currt: for which I thank you—The letter, which has so copiously extracted your indignation, not without good cause, did not provoke me, however, in the same degree. I do not see for my part, what other notions of Government, Mr: Jefferson could be expected to entertain—It was because he was known to think in the style of this letter, that the people have...
Your favors of the 24th: and 27th: ulto: are duly received. It seems not to be understood here, whether the proceedings; in Senate; relative to the Convention, are conclusive, as to the fate of that instrument, or whether, under any pretext, the discussion can be revived upon it. I am, myself, unable to Solve the question, though I have some idea, that the rejection of the particular,...
I have your favor of the 25th: ulto: with the paper enclosed; the contents of which amused me much—If you leave the City on Tuesday, my answer will not reach you; but I suppose it will be sent after you. There is Mrs. White’s lodging house in 8th: Street, which is more private than the Hotel, and where I presume you can be accommodated at short notice. It will be preferable to Francis’s, at...
Yours of the 25th: is just recd: and with it a number of pamphlets & a letter from my Mother—All shall be attended to in course—I have so much other occupation, that writing to the whole family is something of a tax upon my time—Yet I write to & receive letters from Washington, with more satisfaction than from any other quarter save one— Your remarks upon the unseemly political speculation,...
I received the letter you enclosed me from my father on the 25th: instt: with a few names of members & others, for Dennie—I have sent you three or four setts already of the P— F— to be distributed and now enclose you another—The opinion, here is pretty general, that the journal of the Silesian tour is, by far, the most interesting of all the Contents—Indeed, whatever comes from the pen of that...
Lieutt: Parker of the Navy has kindly offered to take charge of a packet for you, and will renew his acquaintance with you, when he delivers it—Your attention to him while he is in your borders will be grateful to / Your friend MHi : Miscellaneous Papers.
I thank you for your letter of the 23d: which came to hand this forenoon, & informed me of the rejection of the Convention—I suppose the Senate, since they have begun to shew their teeth, will continue to be surly, but I do not think they will negative the appointment of Genl: Marshall, as Ch: Justice—It is thought by some people I know, that Mr: Patterson was the most prominent character for...
When I said, that I did not disagree with Manlius, in attributing the downfall of the federal cause, to the Mission to France, my meaning was, not, that the loss of the late election, was to be viewed, as the consequence of that Mission, for I believe with you Sir, that independent of that measure, the federal Candidate would have been almost universally deserted. But I meant to assert as my...
I have acknowledged the Rect of the money you Sent me from T Johnson and likewise the two orders upon the Bank of the U.S. and enclosed two receipts from Dickins for your’s & the President’s subscription. My letter could not have reached you, so early as the date of your last (the 17th: instt:) The exertions you have made for the diffusion of Dennie’s paper are gratefully acknowledged by...
I have received your favor of the 15th: instt: with a curious statement respecting treaties, which I shall preserve. I knew very well you would not like Manlius, as indeed there are not many who do—but the young man, who wrote under that signature has few readers & no opposers, so that his vanity receives very little adulation from public notice. He is a Sensible, and worthy youth, for whom I...
I have your favor of the 15th: instt. and am pleased to find in it an interpretation of the 6th: Article of the Convention with France, which had escaped my reflection—Viewing it as a provision only to operate after the expiration of our treaty with G Britain, it may be both natural & proper, but as the time when it was to operate was not specified, many others, like myself have supposed it to...
Mr: Israel Wheelen the United States Purveyor, setts out for the City tomorrow—I shall charge him, if I can obtain the packet of pamphlets from Dickins, with the number which he can carry without incumbrance. You will invite him to our house and visit his Daughter Jane—if you can— I have received the two orders upon the Bank of the U.S. which you sent me. The P-folio has taken wind at...
Since the date of my last, I have received your whole series to Number 17. inclusive, with the single exception of No 15, which yet loiters on the way; but the order in which they have come to hand has been variable as the wind. It may possibly create some surprize, that, without consulting you, I should have taken the liberty to bestow upon our Countrymen, through the channel of a correct and...
Your favors of the 8th: & 9th: instt: with sundry enclosures & pamphlets came to hand this day; and I beg you to accept my best thanks for the prompt and correct manner in which you discharged my Commission. I have now to request another favor of a Similar nature, which is to procure the transfer, at the Register Office, of the enclosed Certificates, six in number, and amounting to $5400. I...
I have received your letters of the 2d: & 3d: instant and thank you for them—I shall agree with Fielding for the Coachee and attend to the conveniences you mention. I can suggest no method for your coming to this place, unless by taking a carriage from Washington, which might be sent back by Stage horses. Barney, of Georgetown, would most probably contract with you for one—. I am so fortunate...
I have searched, in conformity to the request expressed in your favor of the 2d: instt: all the writers upon the law of Nature and Nations, which I have in my Office, for authorities to support & justify & explain, the Sixth article of the Convention with France. The extracts from Vallet in your letter are somewhat more explicit on the particular point in question, than his masters, Puffendorf...
I enclosed you by the Mail of this day yesterday a Substitute power of Attorney to receive the interest upon the Stock Standing in the name of J. Q. Adams—I now send you a power to receive the interest due upon One thousand dollars Standing in my own name. You can transmit me the amount by a Post note which Mr: Dalton I suppose, if applied to will furnish. I am not confident whether he is the...
I now enclose you the Substitute power of Attorney to receive at the Office of the Secretary of the Treasury, all the interest due upon the Stock standing in the name of J Q Adams and my own name; but having forgotten till now that any of the Stock belonging to my Brother was in my name, you need not apply for that until I send you my power, which shall be done tomorrow. The long expected...
By tomorrows Mail I shall send you a power of Atty to receive the interest due upon the Stock standing in my name in the Books of the Treasury and also a Substitute power to receive what is due to J Q Adams—I was uninformed of the necessity of applying before the removal of Govt: to have the Stock transferred— I send you a new-year treat, from Tom the Tinker—one of the Severest things I have...
Your kind letter of the 25th: instt: came by this day’s Mail. I have found a Coachee ready made, at Fielding’s for Sale, which, with the alterations that can with ease & despatch be made, will, I think, answer your purpose exactly. The body of the Coachee is Somewhat Shorter & more in the form of a Coach, than that you have, but it is well put together & the wheels & carriage appear to be very...
I have received your affectionate & confidential favors of the 17th: and 23d: instt: and have conferred with Mr: Ingersoll on the subject of their contents; so far as they concerned himself. He observed, that his communication with me, on the Subject of his resignation of the office he now holds under government, was intended merely to afford an opportunity for filling the vacancy, which would...
I send you a pamphlet for Yourself & one for the Secretary of State which you’ll please to present with my best Compliments— I have never read a more authentic history of the American Revolution than this little work contains—Strange that a foreigner at 4000 miles distance should understand so much better than 99 hundredths of Americans themselves, the principles on which they contended for...
I have for several days been struggling hard against a violent cold, which has at length overcome me So far as to confine me to my chamber all this day—Dr Rush recommended a gentle bleeding, to which I have Submitted and found relief from it. I hope to be out again tomorrow— Several of your enclosures are yet unacknowledged—the Gazettes I got yesterday & the Treaty to day. I do not like the...
I have given an introductory letter for yourself and one for my father, to a young man by the name of Charles D. Coxe; he will probably be at the federal City towards the last of this week. From himself I understand he intends making application for the Consulship at the Isle of France, and his reason for applying during the present administration he avers to be, because he is a federalist & a...
Our Supreme Court being in session, has occupied my time so much as to prevent answering your favors of the 10th: & 13th: inst: I have seen Mrs. Kirkham since I got your letter, and given her the fresh order; she will prepare the articles and I shall send them as soon as I can. I have applied to two Coachmakers to ascertain what you desired; neither of them have any ready made coaches on hand,...