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It is an office of great pleasure to me, my dear Madam, to bring good people together. I therefore present to you Mrs. Church, who makes a short visit to her native country. I will not tell you her amiable qualities, but leave you the pleasure of seeing them yourself. You will see many au premier abord : and you would see more every day of your lives, were every day of your lives to bring you...
I am now to acknolege the receipt of your favors of Jan. 23. Feb. 9. and 10. Your departure for America so soon, puzzles me as to the finishing the affair of Schweighauser and Dobrée in which I could have reposed myself on you. It remains that I ask you to recommend some person who may be perfectly relied on in that business. In fact it is probably the only one I shall have occasion to trouble...
I send you, my dear Madam, the letter to the lady you desired, and leave you at liberty to use it or not, as you find most agreeable when you shall be at New York. You are not a stranger to the distance which has been established between her and the societies of that place. The cause of this was communicated to me from thence for the first time. I was tolerably intimate with her here, saw...
Monsieur Jefferson a l’honneur d’observer à Monsieur Dupré qu’il ne donne pas pour les medailles de 24 lignes ni à Monsieur Duvivier ni à Monsieur Gatteaux que 2400 . que c’est la ce qu’il a payé á Monsieur Dupré aussi pour celle du General Greene, et que Monsieur Dupré n’a demandé que ça dernierement pour celle du General Morgan. Monsieur Jefferson ne peut pas consentir donc de donner plus. A...
La lettre que vous me faites l’honneur de m’écrire est la premiere et la seule information que j’ai jamais reçu au sujet de la demande de 4000 . de la part de Monsieur Dechesaut de Norvege. Sans doute que ce Monsieur est fondé d’en faire la demande quelque part: mais pour que ce soit à moi, il faudroit que je sache pour quelle service, et par quelle ordre. Je n’en ai jamais donné aucune, et je...
Bientot après avoir pris bail de votre maison on m’a fait sentir que je la payois moitié trop chere, et je m’en suis bien apperçu après. J’attendois donc toujours une occasion ou je pourrois m’en defaire sans inconvenient. La voiage que je vais faire en Amerique m’en a presenté une en vous annonçant la cessation du bail. J’eus l’honneur de vous dire pour raison que le loyer etoit beaucoup...
Je n’ai aucune difficulté, Monsieur le comte, à vous confier la copie de la sentence qui m’a eté remise parce que c’est une acte publique. Je doute seulement si je dois faire de la lettre du Commissaire une usage que peutetre il n’a pas attendu. Je vous la remets donc pour en prendre copie si vous voulez, en vous priant de n’en faire rien qui pourroit me compromettre avec Monsieur Coulon. Vous...
Your favor of the 9th. of August last has been received. Before this I doubt not mine of a date subsequent to those you acknowledge has reach’d you. It gave you a detail of the proceedings of the convention of this state, since which the eleven that have adopted the government, under the act of Congress that was necessary to put them in motion, have taken the necessary measures for its...
I am really ashamed of myself for the total silence I have observed since my arrival in America, and am at a loss to account for it, excepting that the affairs of our Country have been in such a situation as scarcely to admit of a Letter’s being sent across the Atlantic, which touched upon their present state or future prospects. But now we are advancing to greater regularity and the period...
I have duly received your favor of the 5th. inst. with respect to the busts and pictures. I will put off till my return from America all of them except Bacon, Locke and Newton, whose pictures I will trouble you to have copied for me: and as I consider them as the three greatest men that have ever lived, without any exception, and as having laid the foundation of those superstructures which...
Your favour of the 23d Der. continued to the 11th of Janry. came safe to hand for which I thank you. I begin this without knowing of any opportunity of conveyance, and shall follow the method of your letter by writing on till opportunity offers. I thank you for the many and judicious observations about my bridge. I am exactly in your Ideas as you will percieve by the following account.—I went...
Beaune, 16 Feb. 1789 . A shipment of four baskets “de Bouteille enpaillé et Enballé et Cordé et marqué P S No. 1 et 2 et 3 et 4,” one of which contains “vingt Cinq poirre de BonCretien que je vous Envoyé parceque je Crois quit doit Estre Rare assé à paris par la gelé qui c’est faites Cest hyvert.” There are 248 or 249 bottles in the four baskets, which left the 14th and should be received late...
Your Excellency’s favor of 2 Inst. advising Your draft on us of that date for Bo. ƒ2281.5 did not reach us until the 14th. a Post later than it ought and that the Bill was presented to us; A Circumstance We request you to guard against in future, as it is totally irregular to accept or pay Bills specifying to have been advised, until, the Arrival of same. This will be charged as you desire to...
My last was of the 11th. In it I mentioned to you how anxious I was to hear from you the re-establishment of the sick part of your family. I still hope that you will be so good as to let me hear from you at Florence, and that I shall learn that the fine weather which has now returned at Paris, has brought with it health to those whom the rude season deprived of it. To the middle of March I...
In a letter which I did myself the honour of addressing your Excellency on the 7th. instant I had that of informing you that a Mr. Jonathan Nesbitt was arrived at Paris as a courier with dispatches from our Secretary for foreign affairs to me, and that he was waiting to take back my answers unless he could in the mean time receive a safeconduct from your Excellency which might enable him to...
Je suis en ce moment chargé de Deffendre au Parlement la validité des Dispositions testamentaires d’un Citoyen des états unis de l’amerique, décedé en france, il y a quelques années. La question devant se decider d’après les Loix du Pays dont il etait habitant et où tous ses biens sont situés, J’ose prendre la Liberté de m’adresser à vous, Monsieur, pour vous prier de vouloir bien m’instruire...
Le Vigan, 18 Feb. 1789 . About two years ago he wrote TJ about a legacy to the poor of his church made by Francis Laurens, brother of Henry Laurens. TJ promised he would enclose Ladevese’s letter in one he would write “à Mademoiselle Laurents.” Does not doubt that TJ did so, but since there has been no response he asks TJ to write to Henry Laurens or his daughters advising them that they claim...
I have the pleasure to inform you that after a good deal of trouble, I obtain’d a sauf Conduit yesterday evening about nine or ten oClock. Mr. de Villedeuil behaved on this occasion with the greatest Politeness. His situation I believe was a little embarrassing as the arrest preceded the Sauf Conduit , and was not therefore easily laid aside. However I insisted on my Character as a Publick...
[ Charleston, S.C., 18 Feb. 1789 . Recorded in SJL as received 30 Mch. 1789. This letter, which enclosed two bills of exchange for John Rutledge, Jr., has not been found; a duplicate with another set of the bills of exchange was sent by Rutledge and received, according to SJL , on 25 Apr. 1789. See TJ to Boyd & Ker, 30 Mch. 1789.]
Mogador, 19 Feb. 1789 . TJ’s letter of 13 Aug. 1788 only arrived 2 Jan. The emperor still has his court at Mèknes and has received the Dutch ambassador, who succeeded in composing existing differences in a most satisfactory way, i.e. with “un Present de la valeur de 10m.$ Fortes,” which must be used for mortars and bombs momentarily expected from Their High Mightinesses. British Consul General...
I duly received your obliging Letter of the 26th ulto. for which, and for the Communications which you propose to favour me with hereafter respecting the Liberation of Negro Slaves, I most sincerely thank you. Mrs. Paradise will have already informed you of her arival here; since which I have taken measures towards bringing the Creditors of Mr. Paradise to acceed to the Plan which has been...
Madame la comtesse de brionne fait mille complimens à monsieur de jefferson, il a eté si obligeant pour elle, qu’il voudra bien encore l’aider dans tous les renseignemens dont elle a besoin pour son affaire d’amerique. Monsieur le Comte de bethisy aura l’honeur de l’aller chercher et de lui mener la personne qui se destine a aller suivre nos interets. M. de bethisy espere que Monsieur de...
We are honored with your favor of the 6th. and 24th. September last, and are much obliged to you for the care you have taken of Mr. Barclay’s Papers. It is with pleasure we inform you that Mr. Vannett arrived safely with them at Baltimore (as his own letter advises) some time in January last; he has not however complied with your directions, for instead of coming to New York, his letter...
You have had great reason, my dear Sir, to wonder that you have been so long receiving an answer to your request relative to the drawings of a Cabriolet and Phaeton. Your object was to have such drawings as that a workman could work by them. A painter’s eye draught would not have answered this purpose; and indeed to be sure of having them done with the accuracy necessary to guide a workman I...
Miss Charlotte Hare presents her Compliments to Mr. Jefferson, and from a recollection of the very friendly and polite offers of assistance with which he favored Miss Hare (while at St. Germains last autumn) she again intrudes a request of Mr. Jefferson’s permission to enclose a Letter to Mr. Hare at Philadelphia, who Mr. Jefferson likewise recollected to have Married Miss Willing and who Miss...
Je n’ai reçu la premiere lettre dont Vôire Excellence m’a honoré que le 14 du Courant. Dès le 15, J’ai Remis à Mr. Le Lieutenant général de Police le saufconduit que Je me suis déterminé à accorder au S. Jonathan Nesbitt, par pur Egard pour vôtre Recommandation. Ce saufconduit a eu son Execution dans un moment où il etait sous la main de son créancier. Je ne puis assez insister auprès de Vôtre...
As I intimated to you in my last On application to the Directeur of the Domaine who is orderd to pay the Bounty allowd by Gouverment on flower and wheat Imported from the United States, he Evaded satisfying the demands of the Importers alledging the want of the Certificate from a Civil Magistrate at the Port of Export, I waited on the Director to know what he understood by that Certificate...
I pass’d some melancholly months here, occasion’d by my poor wife’s long illness and death, and since I had the misfortune to loose her, my daughter was in a low state of health; my sufferings made a recluse of me and prevented my taking the liberty of paying my respects from time to time to Your Excellency, on whom I had that of calling yesterday to thank you for all the trouble you were...
I have just received your joint letter of the 16th. inst. to me, and have perused that of the same date to the Board of Treasury which you were so kind as to inclose for my perusal. I shall immediately forward it to them. You therein state the balance in your hands to be 123,674 florins, to which will be added the nett produce of 103. bonds engaged tho’ not yet delivered, and you say there...
Monsieur Jefferson va faire imprimer des explications de toutes les médailles, pour les envoyer avec les médailles aux souverains de l’Europe; il lui manque celle de M. Franklin, faite par M. Dupré; il le prie de lui en prêter une exemplaire, et de lui en communiquer l’explication aussi, s’il y en a été une de faite comme il y en avait sans doute. MS missing; text from Loubat, Medallic History...