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To your flattering Communication , an immediate answer was unavoidably prevented. I shall feel happy in being able to furnish you with an accurate Copy of your Portrait, at my usual price 30 Dollars—which shall be immediately begun and finished as soon as possible. It has met with general approbation, but from the difficulty of the front face, I am afraid the marks of Copy may not be so much...
As an old friend I cannot resist the impulse of my heart, in expressing to you its exultation on the Triumph of Republicanism—No event of a publick nature ever afforded me half the pleasure proportinate to the depression occasion’d by those base Men in Congress, who were labouring to subvert the intentions of the majority of their Country and the apprehension of an unconstitutinal Election...
As a tribute of respect to your merits as a Friend of the People, & a promoter of the useful arts, I beg your acceptance of a Patent Saddle the construction of which I hope you will be pleased with, it is sent on by the stage this day directed to the care of Mr. Barnes. I am Sir Respectfully yours. RC ( DLC ); addressed: “Thomas Jefferson vice President of the United States Washington”;...
From the conversation you were pleased to hold with me last evening on the subject of the possible vacancy of the Office of Marsshall for the State of Virginia, I am induced to give you the trouble of reading the following remarks respecting Major Joseph Scott a resident of the County of Amelia. This gentleman served as an Officer in the revolutionary war with a reputation equal to that of any...
I beg leave through you to inform the honorable the Senate of the US. that I propose to take the oath which the Constitution prescribes to the President of the US. before he enters on the execution of his office, on Wednesday the 4th. inst. at twelve aclock in the Senate chamber. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect Sir Your most obedient and most humble servant RC (Charles N....
While we congratulate you on those expressions of the public will which called you to the first Office in the United States, we cannot but lament the loss of that intelligence, attention and impartiality with which you have presided over our deliberations. The Senate feel themselves much gratified by the sense you have been pleased to express of their support in the performance of your late...
I was desired two or three days ago to sign some sea letters to be dated on or after the 4th. of Mar. but in the mean time to be forwarded to the different ports; and I understood you would countersign them as the person appointed to perform the duties of Secretary of state , but that you thought a reappointment to be dated the 4th. of March would be necessary. I shall with pleasure sign such...
I am this instant honord with yours of to day. Not being the Secretary of State, & only performing the duties of that office at the request of the President, the request becomes indispensably necessary to give validity to any act which purports to be done on the 4th. of March. In the confidence that it will be receivd I shall immediately proceed to sign the sea letters. No form is prescribd....
I was this day honoured with the receipt of your letter of the 26th. ulto. and immediately sent in quest of James Tate the person of whose Character You enquire, he came, and I communicated to him your intentions, he told me that he is now employed in the Custom House & that he thought it a duty he owed to the Collector Mr Latimer to consult him previous to any determination on his own part,...
As the subject of this letter is delicate, I rely on your knowledge of the hand writing. In this moment when so many personal and official vexations are brought to bear on persons in every grade of public station I consider it as a duty to inform you that casual circumstances have given me reason to expect, that will make an application to you at sometime after the 3d. of March. I presume it...
As I know a multitude of business will necessarily croud on, it is with reluctance, I would now call your attention to several Subjects, some of which are of importance to the publick. The first, I wish to mention is the Salt springs. within our present Purchase in the N.w. Territory, I am well acquainted with their Situations, and hope I can perform the Duty as well as any other person. I...
Both the last times I had the pleasure of speaking with you on the Subject of appointments in Vermont it sliped my mind to Mention the US Attorney in that District, the present Attorney is Charles Marsh a Violent Federalist. I have no particular cause of complaint against him, but several friends have wrote me wishing him to be displaced. we have but two Respectable Republican Lawyers in the...
Yours of the 15th. (last) was left here by Mr. Tyler while I was on a trip to Albemarle. The necessity I was under of remaining here while the affr. at Georgetown was depending had delayed some arrangements on my plantation of importance to me. as soon as that affr. was settled I went up for a few days and was sorry to find on my return that Mr. Tyler had passed in my absence. I lose the...
I do myself the honor to enclose a copy of the Order of Senate on the Letter you was yesterday pleased to lay before them, and Have the honor to be, Sir, Your most humble servant I notified to Spanish Minister & to Mr Thornton that seats would be provided for them. RC ( DLC ); in clerk’s hand, except for signature and postscript in Otis’s hand; at foot of text: “To The President Elect of the...
Ordered, that the Letter received from the President, elect, of the United States be referred to Mr. Morris, Mr. Dayton and Mr. Ross, to report thereon Ordered, that the Committee who were appointed to take into consideration the Letter from the President, elect, of the United States, of this day, be discharged. A motion was made as follows. The President, elect, of the United States having...
Encouraged by a Number of respectable Citizens of the United States and particularly by Some of the Members of Congress, I take the liberty to lay before You a short but true and Sincere Statement of my Situation and the relations I stand in with the American Merchants; if the merits of it may be deemed worth Your Attention, I beg leave to produce the unquestionable Vouchers in Support of my...
Permit me to Express the feelings of My heart in Congratulating you on your Election to the important office of President of the United States be assured Sir that it gives me (and I trust every true Republican) great Joy and Satisfaction not merely on your account but a more important one the happiness of the people over whom you may have the Honor to Preside. I have no doubt they ever had...
I recieve with due sensibility the congratulations of the Senate on being called to the first Executive office of our government, and I accept with great satisfaction their assurances of support in whatever regards the honor & interest of our country. knowing no other object in the discharge of my public duties, their confidence in my future conduct derived from past events, shall not be...
I have the honor, by permission of the President, to enclose for your information & consideration, letters Just recd. from the West Indies .—Also a copy of the Instructions given to Capt Barry , the Commanding officer on the Windward Station—at a time when it was not known whether the Treaty with France would, or would not be ratified. All our other Public Vessels have recd. similar...
I beg you to excuse the liberty I take in addressing You—It is not an account of myself further than as a member of the Republican community, but in behalf of an old acquaintance Col Lyon, and this without his or any other persons knowledge, and be Assured that whether my solicitations are of avail or no, (and I do not expect an answer) secrecy, will be most inviolably observed by me— Col...
I wrote to you the 6th of October by the America, and sent (about a Month after that date) a duplicate by the Industry to that letter I refer you—Mr Philip L Grymes has this day paid to me a bill of exchange for four hundred and ninety pounds sterling, and nine shillings and a penny Currency as a further partial payment of the Judgment for your benefit rendered against him in the Federal Court...
Mr. Kimball keeps the accounts of the Department; and, when not so engaged, does such other current business as is assigned to him. Mr. Thom fills up patents for Virginia Military lands and for useful discoveries and inventions, and does such other copying and recording as is assigned to him. Mr. Miller records the foreign and domestic letters written by the Secretary of State, and does such...
7. Thos. Lehré recommended by C. Pinckney and Goodwyn by P. Butler & by Ephraim Ramsay Parker . fed. & able, but good & unmedling. Attorney of district. brother in law of Drayton the Govr. who is a violent republican. therefore let him stand till further enquiry. MS ( DNA : RG 59, LAR , file of James Symonds [i.e., Simons], 10:0777); undated; entirely in TJ’s hand, written in several sittings,...
A Bill for the relief of sufferers under certain illegal prosecutions Whereas the constitution of the US. has provided that ‘Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech or of the press,’ and that ‘the powers not delegated to the US. by the constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the states respectively or to the people;’ and Congress did nevertheless on...
13765Memorandum Books, 1797 (Jefferson Papers)
Jan. 3. Agreed with William Wood to keep James, Dick, Patrick & Moses another year @ £16–10. I shall give Lucy Wood the same for James. Recd. from T. Carr 10.D. 6. Small exp. 15/. 7. Do. 9/. Gave W. Beck order on T. Carr for 46/8 in full for his work. Gave D. Watson ord. on Flem. & Mclan. for 15/6 and pd. him 6/ cash. 16. Small exp. 2.D.
13766Memorandum Books, 1798 (Jefferson Papers)
Jan. 1. Gave printer’s boys .5. 3. Pd. for pamphlets 1. 4. Pd. printers boys .5. J. Barnes has recd. my Quarter’s salary ending Dec. 31 towit 1250. & deducting his commn. 6.50 leaves 1243.5. Recd. of J. Barnes cash 50.D. D.
13767Memorandum Books, 1799 (Jefferson Papers)
Jan. 2. Paid barber 2.D. pd. for books 6.5. Drew on George Jefferson & co. for £98–5 Virginia currency in favor of James Strange agent for Donald Scott & co., Jas. & Rob. Donald & for Alexr. Donald which discharges all balances due to them on account of my mother, my sister A. S. Marks, my brother & myself. The paiment for Alexr. Donald was for a telescope. See among my papers a particular...
13768Memorandum Books, 1800 (Jefferson Papers)
Jan. 1. Drew on J. Barnes in favr. Tenche Coxe for 113. Dollars. Pd. Brown for 1. year of Philadelphia gazette 9.D. 2. Pd. postage .06. 4. Directed J. Barnes to pay Joseph Roberts 365.50 D. for 3 tons nail rod forwarded in Nov. 6. Pd. J. Bringhurst for a pistol 7.D. Pd. for 1st. & 2d. vols. of Philosoph. transactions
13769Memorandum Books, 1801 (Jefferson Papers)
Jan. 1. Gave Conrad & McMun ord. on J. Barnes for 218.90. Jan. 1. Inclosed to D. Higginbotham for Reuben Perry 65.D. 2. Pd. ferrge. &c. at Geo. T. .5. 3. Pd. at Gadsby’s Alexandria lodgg. dinner &c. 5.5 servts. .75. Pd. ferrge. &c. Geo. T. .5.