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I have very lately written to you recommending a Young Gentleman by the name of Winthrop. I pray you not to apprehend that I design to trouble you with frequent Letters: your time will not admit of it.—But, when I meet with a Youth of good natural, and acquired abilities—of an accurate knowledge of the World, and a firm attachment to the elective representative System of Government; I cannot...
Or may it plese your Excellency, I imbrace this oppertunety to address your Excellency: it is from a kinsman tho a little remote I am the oldest son of Ebenezer Adams grand son to the Reverend Joseph Adams of Newington your Uncle decest; may these lines find your Excellency and family: in helth and happiness injoying the blessings that divine providence has bestowed upon you in placeing your...
I am loth to trespass one moment upon your time, which at present must be very precious.—But I am induced even to offer Mr: Wyllys this recommendatory Letter to you. He is a native of our Commonwealth, and lately a traveller in Europe. Thô his travels have been merely on Mercantile Business, he appears to be very intelligent, observing, and impartial. He has seen Italy; and conversed among...
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.
Since the date of my last I have received several numbers in continuation of the series, which you have been kind enough to address me, giving so ample & instructive details of your excursion to Silesia. The last number which came to hand was No 1. and I had a few days before received No 14, which is the highest; but three intermediate numbers, viz. Nos 7, 11 & 12 are yet wanting to complete...
My time has been so occupied between going to Boston to get my dinner and coming back to Quincy again, that I have written to you but once since my arrival. I should have considered these frequent visits as time lost to improvement, but that they have enabled me to attend the Session of the Supreme Court, which commenced on the 19 th : ult o. Having now complied with all the necessary forms of...
I received on the 18th: instant your favor of the 7th & 17th November. Original & Dup: with sundry enclosures relative to the affair between Mr: Engel & Messrs: Mark of New York. I have forwarded to them the letter to their address, with one from self, acquainting them with my Authority to demand payment of the debt, and desiring them to make speedy arrangements to that effect. If, contrary to...
After I had closed my letter of yesterday and delivered it at the Coffee house, I received your favor of the 31st: August, accompanied by one from my Brother of the 1st:; both of which came by the Voltaire. I have already acknowledged the receipt of several letters from my brother, which have been forwarded by you; among which were doubtless those, which he was so anxious should reach me;...
I have only time to say that after the severe frost of last night & the night before, I conceived there was no danger in coming to the City— Of course came in this morning & find the town quite cheerful though the houses not generally open. Have been upon the hunt for an Office but can find none as yet. I go out again this evening—Our house in Market Street is aired in part, as I have had the...
Your favor of the 6 th : curr t. is at hand. It is true, that I mistook the statement in your preceding, respecting the exchange, but now comprehend it better. I agree with you also in opinion as to the propriety of drawing now rather than at a future day. Money in Holland will probably find less opportunity of improvement than hitherto. As it respects myself however, security is all I want...
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...
I address you again after a short interval from the date of my last, having little more to say than that hitherto we are all in health, which I doubt not you will be glad to learn. We have had several attempts to conjure up the yellow fever among us, and I have no doubt that cases of it have already occurred, for towards the close of the last & beginning of the current month the weather was...
I received in course your favor of the 4th: instt: a pretty assiduous attendance at Court, during the whole of the last week prevented my making a sooner acknowledgment. Two causes of considerable moment were argued very elaborately, an outline of which may be found in the Gazette of the U.S. of the 16th— The question of war or no war, as it respects the relative situations of the United...
This morning I had the pleasure to receive your favor of the 12th: instt: and am happy to learn your safe arrival at the hospitable mansion, where I fervently hope, you and my Father, may enjoy days & years of tranquil life. For my own sake & for the sake of all my family, it would, I believe, be a happy circumstance, if there should be no further occasion for either of my parents leaving...
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,...
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,...
That I have hitherto given you no account of my voyage since my arrival, is imputable to the unsettled state in which I have been from the time it took place to the present moment. I have made a visit to Philadelphia to see my father, have passed nearly 10 days at New York and for this last fortnight have been here with my Mother, whose state of health, though far better than it was during the...
I enclose you a receipt from Watson for your last pr of Pentaloons, and Mr: Lynch’s receipt for the last quarter’s rent of the house; the last you will please to give to my Mother. Frederick, the Hostler, called on me some days ago, to give him a character, as a Coachman, saying that his own , was gone in his chest to Quincy, and praying me to write for it. I promised to do the latter, but was...
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 have received your favors of the 17th: and 19th: instants and take the first moment of leisure, that has occurred, since their receipt, to acknowledge gratefully these fresh instances of parental solicitude respecting my personal concerns. I shall reply without reserve to your last letter, which relates more immediately to my professional prospects. I have always been persuaded of the...
I enclose you a letter for Mrs: Miller, who is gone to Boston with Captain Murray & Miss Breck—Mr: Reed has some letters for Miss Breck, which I will enclose to you shortly for her—I dined yesterday at Mr. Brecks and came to town in the Evening—This day fortnight we left Quincy—Our journey was very pleasant; though slow. I find every body well. Give my love to all at Mr: Fosters and at...
In one of your last letters to my brother you ask for my dispositions of a certain box addressed to me, supposed to contain segars for smoaking— In the first place, then I beg of you to use & dispose of them as of your own property, if you are yourself addicted to smoaking and, if not, secondly to keep them in your possession until I call for them which, if my calculations do not fail, will be...
I received your’s of the 10th: yesterday & am obliged to you for giving me so early information on the subject of the South Carolina election. I had the satisfaction of imparting it to many of my acquaintance, who looked very blue for the most part, though Some were much overjoyed. Our Sheriff Israel, was the first person who acquainted me with the letter from Genl Pinckney to Mr: Marshall,...
Since I invited you to a correspondence, and you have not declined it, I should think repentance in the very threshold of the undertaking an unfair desertion from a cause in which I embarked as a volunteer. The offer to contribute by some occasional communications to the supply of the farmers Museum was rather an evidence of my zeal for its success, than of any ability to afford the...
I received your favor of Nov r : 13 th : with an enclosure for J Hall, yesterday, by the New York mail. It came by a vessel, which left Hamburg only one day later than myself and was enclosed by M r : Pitcairn in hopes it might reach me before I got out of the River. I will begin by acquainting you and Mrs: A— with the health of all your friends. Our good mother, from whom I have not yet heard...
Between the 8th: & 16th: instants I have been fortunate enough to receive your several agreeable favors, of July 6th: August 10th: 15th: 17th: & 28th: with sundry pamphlets &ca: &ca: for all which please to accept my thanks. The muskets by the Connecticut are likewise recd: in good condition. By the speedy passages of the Hamburg traders this season, we have been furnished with very recent...
Yesterday I received the newspapers which you enclosed with my Mother’s letter of the instt:—& which by accident was sent on to Washington instead of Philadelphia—Moreover not having had time to read the papers yesterday, they were laid aside and I did not, until this morning, discover my Mothers letter, which was concealed in one of the papers. You will easily believe that the letter was more...
The morning after you left this place, the Aurora was filled with five columns & an half, from T. Coxe; wherein he undertakes to detail another private conversation, which passed between him and Mr. Dennie, during his last visit to the City, & while he lodged in the same house with Dennie & myself. It is hardly necessary to observe, that this, like all other details from the Same Source, is...
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...
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...
Your very acceptable favors of the 17th: September & 22d: October came to hand within two days of each other about the middle of last month, and it would be difficult to express how much comfort they brought with them by the assurances they contained of the re-establishment of your own & your Louisa’s health. Since the receipt of this intelligence my Mother has got your favor of September...
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...
I had the pleasure to receive your favor of the 12th: this morning, enclosing a letter from my brother for the perusal of which I thank you. It is a very long time, since I had any intelligence concerning him, and I feel anxious lest some of his letters or mine should have miscarried on the route. W. Shaw informs me, in his letter of the 11th: that the State Department has letters dated in...
The 26 th : inst t : brought me yours of the 18 th : & the 28 th : that of the 21 st : with accompanyments— Accipe gratias et incepto permanete. You anticipated my request to be informed of how the rituals were this year performed at Alma mater. I am, among other pursuits, attempting to renew my acquaintance with school & College books, for which I own I had little relish while they occupied...
I thank you for your kind letter of the 4 th : inst t : which came to hand last evening, accompanied by one from D r : Tufts, enclosed by William. My letters are left usually at M r : Wistar’s and Sarah when she gave me those of last evening—say’s “Thomas, I expect I have got a rich treat for thee; from the number of packets addressed to thee, I should judge thee a favorite among thy friends”—...
I spoke with Judge Cushing yesterday on the subject of your application for the clerkship of the Supreme Court, and he suggested the utility & propriety of your addressing Judge Patterson by letter; communicating your wish to be appointed to the Office after the present occupant shall resign—your residence on the spot to which Government will soon be transferred—your professional pretentions &...
I have your’s of the 25th. and am satisfied with your account of certain matters & things, which wanted decyphering to my comprehension—I am not yet quite settled in the City, though very anxious of to be ing so—I should visit Trenton with pleasure for a few days, if I could take with me the information of having procured a place for an Office, in an eligible situation. I have one or two in my...
Mr: Charles D Coxe, the bearer, is going to the seat of Government to make interest for a Consular appointment. I beg leave to introduce him to you, and to ask your civilities towards him—He is at present a fellow lodger with me, and though a brother-in-law & Cousin of Mr: T— Coxe, he wishes me to assure you, that he bears no resemblance to him, but in name . I think I can do this with safety,...
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...
Since I came to this Country, two of your kind letters have reached me; one dated in June & the other in July; the latter came by Gen l: Marshall, but by some accident was not forwarded at the same time with your letter to my brother of the same date. It has only this day come to hand. Contrary to your expectation, as well as my own, your letters find me still in Europe, and about to embark in...
On my return last evening from a short journey into the interior of this State, I received your favor of April 7th: accompanied with No 10 of Le Precis militaire. The two last preceding Numbers have not yet come to hand, nor any letter of a later date than December 3. From my brother I have no accounts so late as from yourself. Just before my departure from the City, I recd: a letter from Mr:...
On the 12th: of last month I received your favor of the 30th: May, which is the most recent of my European advices—I have not a line from Berlin for a period of more than six months, although I cannot accuse myself of any remissness in writing. These things were not wont, so to be, but I doubt not the Minister has a reasonable excuse—I must scold a little more directly than I have done or I...
Your favors of the 28th: ult. & 4th: currt: are received—The post takes nine days to come from Boston here. This circumstance I know not how to account for, because even in winter, I had thought not more than a week was required—Perhaps however you are not very attentive to the regular Mail days any more than I am. I thank you for the newspapers, which I read with some interest. Junius...
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...
Your friendly & excellent letters of the 1 st : & 10 inst t : have reached me at this place, where I arrived the night before last, having passed a few days at Baltimore & Annapolis on my way. My tour has hitherto been highly pleasing to me, and should it conclude as it began, I shall not regret having made it; indeed a more favorable moment could not have occurred, since had I remained in...
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...
I have no letter from you later than the 4 th : which I mention only because the interval is a little longer than usual between your communications and lest any you might have written may have miscarried. From William I got a packet on Saturday, after my letter of that day was sent to town, otherwise, I should have acknowledged its receipt. In J Russells paper of the 15 th : which he enclosed...
I returned to the City the night before last on the 18th: day after my departure. My Father sat off on Tuesday and I found the house turned inside out. My own things were carefully packed up by Mr: Briesler and yesterday I had them removed to my lodgings in the same family that I was with last year. Mr: Briesler & family will be ready to sett out on Tuesday and will leave the house in good...
On the 11 th : inst t : I received your favor of the 4 th : and last evening, on my return from Mr: Breck’s Country seat, where I passed Friday & Saturday night’s, your’s of the 8 th : had come to hand. Same time, rec d : from William the poem you sent me for Miss Wister & his letter of the 6 th : I am obliged by all these things & newspapers to boot. Coopers address, valedictory, I now...
I have received your favors of the 6th & 10th: instts:—The little Schism which took place among the federal people at their late meetings, & which was detailed in one of my late letters, has terminated to general Satisfaction & from the turn it has taken will probably very much promote a union of interest & exertion. Every measure, which was pursued to modify the proceedings of the majority at...