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A gentleman of Dumfries of your name, & I think he was your brother , was so kind as to promise me a pair of wild geese, & to say he would take some occasion of sending them to Washington by water. I would now prefer their remaining where they are, as being so much nearer than Washington , & I will send for them as soon as the roads are good. not knowing the Christian name of mr Graham nor...
I have recd. yours accompanied by the Resolution of M. T. recommending 10 persons &ca. with Poindexters seclection [ sic ]. As I presume there is no blank commission signed for such a case, I must ask you to forward one without delay; and you will oblige me further, by any lights you can throw on the characters in question. I am a stranger to all of them. Should there be a blank Commission in...
I now return you the Copy of Clarke agst. Wilkinson, with my thanks for your attention in forwarding it. I have not had time to do more than to turn over a few casual pages; but having just recd. another Copy, it is unnecessary to detain that belonging to the office. I return also the letters recd. by yesterday’s mail. Would it not be proper to let Mr. Rodney have the contents of that from...
The arrival of the Mail has just brought me yours of the 1st. inst: and with it the inclosed letters from Govr. Holmes. You will observe that he concurs with Mr. P. in three of the Selections; and that the two names on which he differs, stand first in the legislative nomination. I have signed the Commission, leaving the blanks to be filled; according to the Govrs. recommendation; substituting...
I drop you this merely to intimate my purpose of setting out for Washington on friday next and to request that nothing may be forwarded after Wednesday next. Letters &c. put into the mail on that day will get to hand in time, as I shall be at home after the hour at which the Rider arrives. You will have noticed the return of the letter of Turreau, supposed to have been omitted at the office of...
The inclosed letter to Gen l Kosciuzko covers a confidential one from myself, as also a letter & bill of exchange from mr Barnes , remitting the profits of his funds in this country. a safe conveyance therefore is all important. I know of none which can be trusted, but such as you may embrace for your public despatches to Gen l Armstrong . will you do me the favor to put it under the same...
Having permission from the Secretary of state to ask a communication of any papers in his office relating to the case of the batture , I will take the liberty of addressing myself to you in the detail to avoid giving him unnecessary trouble. I am particularly anxious to get the Memoire of Moireau de Lislet on that subject, & with the least delay possible. if in your office (as I know it was)...
I really shrink for shame from the tax I impose on your goodness respecting my foreign letters. but my inland situation added to the difficulty of the times leaves me with out a resource but in the friendship of the agents of the government, for my European correspondence, a correspondence I try to lessen as much as possible and hope with time to get rid of. in the mean time I am burthensome...
The writer of the inclosed letter, sent ⟨me⟩ a long time ago, a most voluminous manuscript in French on the subject of F. & English grammer, with a wish that I might approve & patronize its publication. Having neither time nor competency to decide on the merits of the work, it was examined by a Critical judge on such subjects; who discouraged the experiment of printing it, tho’ he did justice...
I have just recd. your favor of the 8th. with the copy of Mr. P.’s letter of June 13th. The same mail brings me a letter from Mr. Erving, in which he says he should be in Washington in a few days. Having not time to write to him, be so good as to tell him, that if it should be within the scope of his arrangements, not to be stationary, I shall be happy to find his movements take this...
Letter not found. 12 August 1810. Acknowledged in Graham to JM, 15 Aug. 1810 . Forwards a letter from Mr. Balch [not found] and asks Graham to consult with Mr. Jones.
Letter not found. 16 August 1810. Acknowledged in Graham to JM, 20 Aug. 1810 . Requests a paper from the Paris files of the Department of State.
Mr. Gelston declines the service, & Mr. Joel Roberts Poinsett, now in N. York will undertake it; but, to guard agst. contingencies, the documents may leave a blank for the name, to be filled by Mr. Gallatin, to whom they may be inclosed. The alterations wished in the new form are noted. The blanks for Peru & Chili are to be filled with the ports of consequence, nearest the seats of Govt. If...
Your favor of the 20th. has come duly to hand. I well recollect the rect. of the paper you were searching for, and can not but think that it is somewhere in the office. It would seem, that Barnet either had not recd. the order of Skipwith to deliver the Books, or had disobeyed it. The retention of them is so palpably improper, that it justifies the suspicions entertained of some improper view...
Letter not found. 30 August 1810. Acknowledged in Graham to JM, 3 Sept. 1810 . Asks Graham to examine the registers delivered to the State Department by Mrs. Skipwith to see whether they contain the papers JM had requested earlier. Also inquires about the delegation of executive powers under the law of June 1794.
When the boundaries of Louisiana were in question between us, France and Spain , I prepared a paper entitled ‘an Examination into the boundaries of Louisiana ’ which was sent to the office of state, & copies taken & forwarded to our ministers at Paris & Madrid , and one reserved for the office. [to] this was accompanied by another paper which I first prepared as the foundation of the...
Th: Jefferson salutes mr Graham with friendship & respect and prays him to give the benefit of the cover of his office to the inclosed letters to S t Petersburg , by the first conveyance he shall deem safe. not knowing where mr Warden is at present he has taken the liberty of inclosing a letter for him & of praying mr Graham to superscribe the proper post-office, & commit it to that line, for...
Letter not found. 31 August 1811. Acknowledged in Graham to JM, 3 Sept. 1811 . Transmits a memorandum of purchases to be made and forwarded by Mr. Barry.
Letter not found. 16 September 1811. Acknowledged in Graham to JM, 18 Sept. 1811 . Forwards a check for $1,200 and requests Graham to send him the same amount in Virginia banknotes.
Th: Jefferson asks the favor of mr Graham to give to the inclosed the safest passage which shall occur, and if possible, through a public vessel, & under cover to our Chargé at London , while we still have one there. the letter is to an old classmate ( mr Maury ) and ought not to go through an English post office if it can be avoided, being entirely confidential. he salutes mr Graham with...
Your preceding kindnesses in forwarding my foreign letters encourages encourage me to send you the inclosed. Madame de Stael desired it should be put under cover to our Consul at Stockholm , but I do not know who that is. this obliges me to ask the favor of you to put it under such a cover. the letter is such an one as I should be sorry should get either into French or English hands. I will...
Your favor of the 28 th was recieved on the 2 d instant , and the busy season of the harvest in which we are still engaged, leaving me only this day (Sunday) to answer it, must apologise for the delay. I have had too many proofs of your kind attention to my foreign letters to doubt it in the case of Mad e de Staehl . the channel which you suggest, of sending it under cover to mr Speyer thro’...
I have recd. your favor of the 26th. I can not recollect off-hand, very much about the letter from Turreau to R. Smith, of which a Translation is printed in Georgetow⟨n⟩. My general impression is that it was considered at the time as highly exceptionable in several passages; that it was noticed that T. by a ruse diplomatique, which distinguished between the existing & preceding...
I trouble you with a package addressed to mr Warden containing many letters to my friends & correspondents in Europe which I must ask of your usual goodness to give a passage to under cover with your the dispatches of your office some of them being very confidential I would prefer their awaiting the safest passage, their certain conveyance being more important than their early one. accept my...
The inclosed letter for mr Crawford was delivered to a gentleman who was going to France . hearing before his departure that mr Crawford was on his return, he sent the letter back to me. I am anxious however that M r Crawford should recieve it, and as of the date it bears. will you have the goodness to let it lie in your office with such papers as may be destined for him, and to let him on his...
I avail myself as usual of your kindness in asking the benefit of the government channel for the conveyance of the inclosed letters. if there should be a direct conveyance to mr Appleton at Leghorn , that to mr Mazzei would go safest that way, because he is particularly known to mr Appleton . but the choice of conveyance I leave altogether to your discretion & friendship, only observing that...
I return the papers sent with yours of the 29th: except the letter from E. Lewis, which goes to the Treasy. Dept. If Mr. B. has no more power than to receive proposals, I sd. have supposed his object in an interview wd. have been simply to ask for them, with an assurance of the General disposition of his Govts. to receive them favorably, and that the uncertainty or misconception occasioned by...
I take the liberty in which you have so often & so kindly indulged me of requesting you to send the inclosed to mr Appleton by the first safe conveyance by which you may send official dispatches to him, and with my assurance of a due sense of this favor accept those of my great esteem & respect. PoC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “M r John Graham ”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosures: TJ to Thomas Appleton...
I return the letter of Mr. Poinsett with the Spanish documents inclosed in it. They coincide with other disclosures of the policy of G. B. at a certain period at least, in favor of Spain, and agst. the U. S. I add to these inclosures two letters from Buenos Ayres of which the Mr. Thomson named by you was the bearer. Your communication of these to Mr. Monroe, will enable him to hold the usual...
The Spanish Documents inclosed; with the letter from Mr McCall, were sent to me by Mr. Dallas: They are curious and interesting. Mr. Dallas is apprized that they would be communicated to the Dept. of State. As he is or soon will be in Washington, you will be able to know from him whether he chooses that they shd. remain there. If his choice be to repossess them you will return them, taking...