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Certainly by 1783 JM saw flaws in the 1776 Virginia Constitution that confirmed his early disappointment with it. As has been noted, he thought the Council of State, on which he served, was “a grave of useful talents,” and the jealousy displayed by the House of Delegates toward the other branches of government could scarcely have escaped his attention. This constitution, essentially the work...
Colonel Clarkeson, who will have the honor of delivering you this, being already known to you, I give him this letter more for the sake of renewing to you the assurances of my attachment and esteem, than from a supposition that he will stand in need of any new title to your attention. I will therefore only say of him that his excellent qualities cannot be known without interesting those to...
LS : Library of Congress I received yours of April 19 with the Information you obtained from our old Neighbour Reuben Haines respecting Marggrander, for which I thank you. I am much pester’d with Applications to make such Enquiries, and often obliged to promise that I will transmit them: but I would not wish you to take more Trouble than to ask Questions of the Members of Congress or others...
Long as the enclosed letter & petition appear to have been written, they never came to my hands until thursday last; the latter, altho’ called a copy, having the marks of an original paper; another copy accompanying it, inducing a belief that it is so, I delay not a moment to hand it forward. My being perfectly ignorant of the laws of the Commonwealth, & unacquainted, if such confiscations...
It appearing from the information of the Attorney General, that accident hath hitherto prevented the settlement of the dispute between the Commonwealth and Mr Simon Nathan, and that he agreed with the said Nathan to submit the same to arbitration, on a case to be stated and supported by Arguments on both sides in writing provided a due Sanction should be obtained for his so doing: Resolved...
On 27 May there was laid before the House of Delegates a petition of Lewis Abraham Pauly (1743–1828) (ViHi: Pauly Family Bible Records) and a letter from Governor Benjamin Harrison enclosing a memorial from Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais. Both petition and memorial contained claims against Virginia for military supplies purchased in behalf of the state during the late war ( JHDV Journal...
If any Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff shall directly or indirectly so interfere in the election of Senators or Delegates as to show partiality for any of the Candidates he shall forfeit and pay the sum of to be recovered on bill, plaint or information in any Court of Record, one moiety to the use of the Informer and the other for the use of the Commonwealth, and more over be deprived of his right...
Philip Mazzei appears to have been instrumental in the formation of the short-lived organization known as the Constitutional Society of Virginia. Allegedly conceived when “some members of the Assembly proposed to revise the Constitution” of Virginia, the society was born during the session of the General Assembly in Richmond in June 1784. In his memoirs Mazzei asserted that he had organized...
I this day receiv’d your favour of the 11th. instant and expect to send the Books away, in the course of this week, if I receive no contrary orders from you I shall leave this place, to morrow se’en nig ht, and shall attend Parliament, and the courts of Justice, which are now sitting, as often as possible, in the mean time. Mr. Whitefoord, who has been extremely polite and kind to me,...
The Day before Yesterday, M r Bingham arrived and delivered me the Extracts, for which I am obliged to you, they coincide with many other Letters and much other Evidence. There is no Commission or Instruction, in Europe, to negotiate any Treaty of Commerce with Great Britain. There is only a general Instruction to “meet the Advances and encourage the Disposition of the Commercial Powers of...