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Your favour of September the 30th. was received last night. Your frank avowal of your birth in France is no diminution of your respectability in my Estimation: for of the two most conspicuous Nations of Europe I know not to which, I ought to give Preference in Science litterature and taste, but in point of Civilization and politeness I have no hesitation in preferring the French to the...
Your favor of the 7 th has been recieved, and I now send you the letter of mr Page which you requested, and will subjoin to this letter the comparative view of some of Longman’s prices with what Congress paid me for the same books. Longman’s book itself shall go by the same mail— I thank you for your attention to the Microscope. it was well repaired and safely recieved. to your Weekly...
I have thought it safest to put my answer to mr David under your cover. I have formerly been eager to introduce the culture of the vine and sunk a good deal of money in the endeavor. altho’ unsuccesful, I would still persevere were I younger. but I would do it on a small scale. I would engage a laboring vigneron from France , skilled in the culture of the vine & manipulation of the wine. by...
I think I once saw in your hands a copy of the approbatory resolution of our assembly, past after the enquiry instituted by mr Nicholas , in the session of 1781.1782. you will oblige me much by a copy of it by return of mail, as I have immediate occasion to quote it. have you not a letter of mr Page ’s on the skirmish at Norfolk , which I think I loosened from it’s place & sent you? I do not...
Your favor of the 27 th is recieved, covering the resolution I had asked , which I now return with thanks for the use of it. I learn with pleasure that we are not to lose the benefit of your labors on our history, which I had begun to fear from it’s delay. Your letter gives me the first information of the state of your health, and I am sensible of the power of the paternal motives which induce...