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To the Speaker and House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia The Petition of the subscribers, inhabitants of the counties of Amherst, Albemarle, Fluvanna and Goochland sheweth That by the constitution of this state, established from it’s earliest settlement, the people thereof have possessed the right of being governed by laws to which they have consented by representatives chosen by...
The petition of the subscribers, inhabitants of the counties of Amherst, Albemarle, Fluvanna, and Goochland, sheweth: That by the constitution of this State, established from its earliest settlement, the people thereof have professed the right of being governed by laws to which they have consented by representatives chosen by themselves immediately: that in order to give to the will of the...
Our post having failed to come as far as Charlottesville the last week delayed my reciept of yours of July 19. and consequently the answer to it one whole week. I consider it the more unfortunate as the period you have still to stay with us is flowing out. It is the wisest philosophy which directs us always to view circumstances under their most pleasing aspect. I will not consider therefore...
With great pleasure I forward to you the Diploma of the American Philosophical society adopting you into their body. The attention on your part to which they are indebted for the knowlege that such an animal has existed as the Great claw, or Megalonyx as we have named him, gives them reason to hope that the same attention continued will enrich us with other objects of science which your part...
Aug. 24. About the time of the British treaty, Hamilton and Taleyrand , bp. of Autun dined together, and Hamilton drank freely. Conversing on the treaty, Taleyrand says ‘mais vraiment Monsr. Hamilton, ce n’est pas bien honnete, after making the Senate ratify the treaty to advise the Presidt. to reject it.’ ‘The treaty, said Hamilton is an execrable one, and Jay was an old woman for making it,...
I have to acknolege the receipt of your favor of June 30. and feel myself indebted to the partiality which at so great a distance, has drawn your attention to me. It is with great sincerity I assure you that there are traits in your letter which interest me strongly in your favor, and increase the regret that my particular position does not permit me to avail myself of talents so well entitled...
I have to acknolege the receipt of your two favors of the 2d. and 22d. inst. and to thank you for the pamphlet covered by the former. You know my subscription to it’s doctrines, and as to the mode of emancipation, I am satisfied that that must be a matter of compromise between the passions the prejudices, and the real difficulties which will each have their weight in that operation. Perhaps...
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...
I have to acknolege the reciept of your favor of July 20. and have read with great pleasure the piece it contained. I have just heard too of the publication of a pamphlet which I had expected with impatience, as I am sure it will convey to the world some truths which require some caution in their conveyance. The mind of the people is not prepared to recieve them abruptly. Your manner is well...
Not knowing how far the inclosed address may serve to give a certain conveyance to the letter, I have thought it safest to put it under your cover, not doubting that your communion with the person would enable you to procure it a sure passage to it’s destination. I am with esteem Dear Sir Your friend & servt PrC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “Mr. John Vaughan.” Enclosure: TJ to Benjamin Vaughan,...