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A mr Thomas P. Smith of this place, who is particularly able in the line of chemistry, and is master also of the Linnean Botany is desirous of getting a birth in your college, if these professorships still exist there & are vacant. I could not inform him on these points. I remember that in our reformation of the plan of the college in 1779. there was a professorship of Chemistry, Botany &...
Your favor of the 6th. came to hand last night. mr Erving had left town two days before: however it will go tomorrow morning by a private hand. it will much more than satisfy him. I am persuaded he will recieve it with extreme pleasure. I either expressed myself badly in my letter, or you have understood the expressions too generally. I never doubted the impropriety of our adopting as a system...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Matthew Cary, & will be obliged to him if he can inform him how to address a letter to his brother John Carey in London, as he does not know the street, number &c where he would be found. RC ( NN ); addressed: “Mr. Matthew Carey 118. Market street.” Not recorded in SJL . According to SJL on 2 Apr. 1798 TJ wrote a letter to John Carey “at mr....
I was taken on my journey with sore eyes, and have continued so ill with them, & still am, as to be unable to do business almost entirely. nevertheless my anxiety on account of payments I have to make in Philadelphia obliges me to address you. on sending my accounts to my nailcustomers on my return home, I find them as much unprepared for prompt paiment as if they had never expected my return....
A friend of mine at Hanau in Germany, Baron Geismar , owning some shares (I believe three) in a copper mine in your neighborhood, has desired and authorised me to have them sold. having applied to the honourable mr Stockdon to recommend me to some person whom I might address for this purpose he was kind enough to permit me to use his name in addressing you. under that sanction I presume to...
Your favor of June 22. not having found me at Philadelphia came after me to this place, since which I have recieved that also of July 16. in which I learn with pleasure that it will be yourself I am hereafter to consider as the person to whom my payments for mr Welsh are to be made. I now therefore return you the same order on mr Hooper for 1000. D. which I had before inclosed to & recieved...
I have in my possession a letter & power of attorney for you, recieved from France, which I am desired not to forward till I know certainly where you are. if this should find you, be pleased to inform me by what address I may send them to you. I am Sir Your most obedt. servt PrC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “M. Patricot. Norfolk”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Enclosed in the preceding...
Your favor of Jan. 25. came to hand some days ago, and yesterday a gentleman put into my hand, at the door of the Senate chamber, the vol. of the Amer. Museum for 1798. as no letter accompanied it I took it for granted it was to bring under my eye some of it’s contents. I have gone over it with satisfaction. this is the morning of the election by the H. of R. for some time past a single...
This will be handed you by mr. Erwin, a gentleman of Boston, with whom I became acquainted last winter on a letter of introduction from old Saml. Adams. He is sensible, well informed & strongly republican, wealthy & well allied in his own state & in England. He calls to pay his respects to you. I inclose you two letters which the Govr. sent me by him for perusal. It is a pity that a part of...
I have to acknolege the receipt of your favor of June 27. and to assure you of my sincere dispositions to render you the service therein desired, in the best way in my power. This cannot be however to any effect during my absence from Philadelphia. But on my return to that place at the meeting of Congress I shall be able to interest those on behalf of your son whose applications at the war...