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I think you showd me last summer a note of the courses and distances, taken by M r R. Lewis , of my land, lying between the old road, passing by my house, & the top of the mountain, being, the first purchase, which I made of M r Carter . M r Lewis made this survey at the time & in consequence of Mr Shorts purchase. I will thank you to have the goodness to send me a copy of that survey, as it...
I receivd lately the enclosed letter from ch: Carter in which he proposes to submit the question between m r Short and me, relating to the boundary of the land purchasd of him, to your decision. I most willingly accede to the proposition, and hope that you will undertake it. It will take you a mornings ride, thro’ some rough ground, with a guide, which you may easily procure. You have all the...
An unexpected change has taken place in my situation since I had last the pleasure to see you. an invitation from the President to enter into the department of State will take me to Washington . Having accepted the office, I set out to morrow in the stage to commence its duties. this appointment subjected me, in the first intimation, to great concern, from a doubt of the propriety of resigning...
The bearer M r M c Cullock of Baltimore was introduc’d to me by a particular friend there, with a request that I would make him known to you. He is the son of the collector of that port , & represented to have made considerable progress in the knowledge of natural history, for which science he is said to have much taste and a strong passion. He has stud i ed medic i ne in Phil a , & passed the...
I have read with great interest & satisfaction your remarks on finance, which I return by the bearer. we are now at the mercy of monied institutions, who have got the circulating medium into their hands, & in that degree the command of the country, by the adventurers in them, who without mu ch capital are making fortunes out of the public and individuals. many of these institutions are hostile...
I had the pleasure to receive the letter which you forwarded to me through Col: Trumbull , & to apply it, with the best effect, to the purpose for which it was intended. Congress passed a law, under which a contract has been concluded with him, for the painting of four pieces; the declaration of Independance; the surrender of Burgoyne , that of Cornwallis ; & the resignation of Gen l...
From the date of my last letter to you the President has been ill of a bilious fever; of that kind called the remittent. It has perhaps never left him, even for an hour, and occasionally the simptoms have been unfavorable. This is I think the 15 th day. Elzey of this place, & Shoaff of Annapolis , with D r Tucker , attend him. They think he will recover. The first mention’d, I have just seen,...
I arrived here last night indisposed and must return in the stage to morrow or should have the pleasure to call on you. It was necessary that I should be present at the transfer of my property from one overseer to another, for which purpose I obtained leave of absence for a few days. M r Ritchie informed M r Coles that an anonymous communication had been sent him, stating that you had had a...
It is with infinite satisfaction that I inform you of the arrival of mr Carroll yesterday from Ghent , with a treaty of peace between the U States & G. Britain which was concluded on the 24. of Decr last . It is in all respects honorable to our country. no concession is made of any kind. Boundaries are to be trac’d on the principles of the treaty of 1783 . by Com rs , whose difference, should...
I expected to have had the pleasure of seeing you, more than a month past, and to have deliver’d to you the enclosed letters on finance in person, with a paper on the same subject, which was written in our revolution by the President , & given to me for perusal, with a request that I would forward it to you for the same purpose. The ill health of M rs Monroe , and more recently of our daughter...
J. M’s best respects to mr Jefferson. He encloses him a hand bill just receivd which seems to confirm the account of yesterday. RC ( MHi ); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “M r Jefferson Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 11 Aug. 1815 and so recorded in SJL . Enclosure not found.
At the commencment of the war I was decidedly of your opinion, that the best disposition which could be made of our little navy, would be to keep it in a body in a safe port, from which it might sally only, on some important occasion, to render essential service. Its safety, in itself, appeard to be an important object, as while safe, it formed a check on the enemy in all its operations along...
M r Dortic mentioned in your favor of the 23 d ult o was furnishd with a passport, and a packet of newspapers was sent to the Collector at New York to be forwarded by him, which it is presumed he will receive. It happend that there was no dispatch prepard at the time for our chargé des aff rs
The President will communicate to day to the Congress , the discovery which has been lately made to the government, of an attempt of the British gov t , thro’ the gov r gen l of Canada [or at least by him, with the subsequent approbation of that gov t
The letters to D r Jackson & mr Appleton received with yours of the 16 th shall be forwarded by the first opportunity, of which, many, frequently offer. you will settle the question between m r Short and me, whenever it may be most convenient to yourself & the arbitrators. my attendance is altogether unnecessary. I will instruct a m r York who has succeeded
The President’s health is rather improved since my last to you. He had a bad night, but his fever is slighter than it has been at any time since his indisposition. The phisicians think him convalescent— in haste— respectfully & sincerely yrs. RC ( MHi ); dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ as received 2 July 1813 from Washington and so recorded in SJL .
We have heard with equal astonishment and concern that Gen l Hull has surrender’d the army under his command to the British force opposed to him in upper Canada . No letter has been yet rec d from him, but communications from the Gov r of Ohio , & others in that state leavs no doubt of the fact. Till his report is made, it is impossible to form a just opinion of his conduct; but from every...
m r Rush has just left me to bid you farewell, intending, when he departed, to set out on his return to washington tomorrow. If you can keep him, I will be happy to join with him, the party, from your house , on the visit to m r Divers . But if he proceeds on his journey, it is possible that my engagments with him, may prevent me. I will join you if in my power, & at an early hour. RC ( DLC );...
I have the pleasure to return you your correspondence with the directors of the Rivanna company which I lately rec d from you. I had submitted it to the perusal of a few friends only, in confidence, and had determin’d for the present, at least, not to publish it, from a fear that the publication might lead to some unpleasant discussion. you will have seen by the news papers that, I have been...
A M r Easterley who reminds me of a conversation with him in London some years past, has requested me to make known to you a project of his for converting our tob o & corn stalks , to a purpose of great publick utility, as well as private emolument, and likewise to introduce to you M r Burroughs his agent. I have thought that I could not better promote his object than by enclosing his letter...
I intended calling on you to day, which I still hope to be able to do in the afternoon. Your letter to Mr Carter is in all respects what it should be. I intend also to write him, & will bring my letter to him to show you. I think it most adviseable that we should avoid a meeting at Mr Madisons , for the reason that has occured to you. I had intended to set out back to washington , in the...
It would give me real pleasure to be useful to m r arm i stead , for the reasons which you have stated, if I had the power, but there is no vacancy in the dep t of State , and so closely beset are all the dep ts , by applicants for clerkships, that opportunities rarely occur of introducing into either, any person whom we wish, however deserving of it. I have spoken to the President in m r arm
It is not known that the British govt. has accepted the mediation of Russia; nothing has been receved from our ministers employed under it; and no intimation to that effect has been communicated to this govt., either from the Emperor of Russia, or from the British govt. Early accounts, after the appointment & departure of our Envoys, indicated the rejection of that friendly overture, & altho...
The minister of France intending himself the honor of paying his respects to you at your residence in Virginia, I have taken the liberty to assure him of the pleasure it would afford you to receive him. He expects to set out this evening, & I avail myself of the opportunity of assuring you of the high consideration with which I have the honor to be your very obt. servant DLC : Papers of James...
24 December 1812, War Department. Proposes for JM’s approval various “Promotions in the Army of the United States.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 107, LSP ). 1 p. Monroe’s suggestions for promotions in the Fifth and Seventh Infantry Regiments were recommended to the Senate by JM on 31 Dec. ( Senate Exec. Proceedings Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of...
I am now on my return home, where I expect to arrive on friday next. I visited the white sulphur, & sweet springs, & staid 10 or 12 days at each. From the former I derivd advantage, and might have been equally fortunate at the latter, had I not caught a cold, from which I have not had entirely recoverd. I think on the whole that the trip promises to be useful to me. Bonaparte it seems has...
§ From James Monroe. 16 December 1814, War Department. “The Senate having declined confirming the promotions of Captains Graham & Massias of the 1st. Rifle Regiment, the confirmation of the other promotions in the Rifle Regiment, conformably to the list now before the Senate, would be irregular. I have, therefore, the honor, in lieu of it, to propose the enclosed list.” RC and enclosure ( DNA...
I arrived here this morning at 8 OClock, and have been since within 4 miles of Benedict, at Butler’s mill, where it was reported the enemy, on their march, had arrived. The report was unfounded. The enemy landed yesterday at Benedict, and had advanced their pickets, within a mile and a half of that mill, for security only. From a height, between that mill and the Patuxent, I had a view of...
I have yours of the 6th. I am willing & ready to act in either character alluded to. The effect on public opinion would be greater, if indeed any useful effect might be expected from it, by appointing me to command, than merely making a visit to the country. In the latter case, I would do every thing in my power to promote an organization of the forces, to digest their plan of operations, &...
The Secretary of State, to whom was referred the Resolution of the House of Representatives of the Eleventh inst, requesting the President to communicate to the House any information in his possession and which it may not be improper to divulge in relation to the omission or refusal of the French government to accredit the Minister Plenipotentiary sent by the United States to that Court, or of...