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    • Lambert, William
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As the inclosed letter to bishop Madison, contains the principles of an useful method, not generally practised, to promote the geography of the United States, permit me to request that you will be pleased to read it with some attention, before you transmit it to him under your frank. I take this opportunity of acknowledging with gratitude and respect, the favors I have already received from...
I have the honor to inclose for your perusal, the last letter I have received from bishop Madison, by which you will perceive the strong interest that truly valuable man takes in the object and completion of my undertaking to fix a first meridian for the U. S. Other communications having a similar tendency, are now before the Select Committee of Congress to whom my papers have been referred....
I have the honor to inclose for your acceptance, a printed copy of an ode which I have composed for the fourth of July, in the present year, to which some alterations and additions have been made since the last anniversary of American independence. That part which relates particularly to yourself, you will be pleased to receive as a testimonial of sincere respect, without a tincture of...
10 June 1811, Washington. Encloses for JM’s “inspection and transmission, a communication to bishop Madison, relating to the longitude of William and Mary College from Greenwich, by computation from the end of the Solar eclipse of June 16th. 1806.” RC ( DLC ). 2 pp. Enclosure not found.
8 July 1811, Washington. “A letter lately received from bishop Madison, inclosing a statement to him from Mr. Blackburn, professor of mathematics at William and Mary College, relative to a supposed error in the calculation of the longitude of that college, transmitted by you some weeks ago, has made it necessary for me to explain the objectionable part of the computation, by demonstrating to...
Permit me to submit the inclosed to your perusal, as the copy of a communication to several members of Congress, on their arrival in this city; and at the same to assure you, that while this mark of confidence and respect is offered, it is not expected or wished, that you should take any step in my favor incompatible with the strictest propriety. I have the honor to be, with great respect,...
In a late conversation with the Secretary of State, he assured me that, in his opinion, the President of the United States was favorably disposed towards me. I am glad to hear that the mean persecution I have met with from others, has not a tendency to lessen me in his estimation. Permit me to state, that I have not only now, but ever had a high respect for your talents and character; and if a...
I acknowledge with gratitude and respect, an offer made to me by the Secretary of State yesterday morning, of an appointment of Commissary of prisoners at the British island of Barbadoes. To your friendship, as well as his , I must be indebted for an unequivocal proof of confidence, and regard to my interest. I wrote yesterday to Mr. Monroe, assigning certain reasons, which however futile and...
A resolution, founded on the report of a select committee, lately passed the House of Representatives, “requesting the President of the United States to cause the longitude of the Capitol in this City to be ascertained with the greatest practicable degree of exactness; and that the data, with abstracts of the calculations, and the results founded thereon, be laid before Congress, at their next...