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M r Cary is unfortunately from home; I have ordered Phil to wait and have left a message for him with his W w ife . I am afraid there is little prospect of getting him: Will you sign my bond RC ( ViU : TJP-ER
I received your letter of the 10 February . I return you my sincere thanks for your patronage of my arduous undertaking; & for your kind offer of assistance. I intend soon to visit Richmond : a letter of introduction from you to the Governor of Virginia would be very acceptable. There appears, in the public, a disposition to encourage my proposed history of the U.S. I have taken the liberty to...
Enclosed I submit to your perusal, what I trust will be deem’d worth the trouble— If after a Year, these Treasury notes (become due), were rec d as Cash in paym t of Subs n to the loan, it would give them full credit & enable Gov t to issue more—The loan would also be obtain’d on more advantageous terms, as these note holders would encrease the number of competitors for the loan— RC ( DLC : TJ...
It is with sincere pleasure I embrace the present occasion, of transmitting you the enclosed paper, to offer my affectionate and humble Respects to Him who even when engaged with the high and important cares of a mighty nation’s welfare, did not think my lowly avocation beneath his notice. But with a condesension and goodness that can never be obliterated from my remembrance kindly offered to...
I have taken advantage of M rs Randolph ’s absence to employ the house servant at my buildings—who has had the care of the rabbits—and I observe they have suffer’d by a change of keepers— I therefore send you a pair which have been long reserv’d for you—and hope you may succeed with them better than I have done—They may be fed with Cabbage leaves—clover—indeed almost any kind of green...
I recieved your letter of the 14 , not ( untill the 28 when I immediately bought the oil, but there has not been a boat from Milton since, by which I could sent send it; the first few bottles cost a Dollar by the bottle
The American Philosophical Society having received thro’ you communications from M r Warden , M r Lambert & M r Treat , I am directed by the
The departure of a vessel for the U: States , in the course of an hour, allows me only the time to say, that I have just return’d from paying the last tribute of affection, to my inestimable friend, m r mazzei , who died yesterday in Pisa — The first symptoms of his disorder, appear’d about a week since, by an erisipola on his legs, which it seems, his physicians were unable to prevent...
Some time ago I promised the Editor of the Port folio a paper on education, but I neglected it till your letter came. If the inclosed sh d be worth publication, I will send it for that work. Pray oblige me by any remarks that occur to you, so that I may make it as useful as I can; and return it to me. I presume your purpose will be answered by that mode of communication. RC ( MHi ); undated;...
Excuse if you please, the liberty I take, in introducing to your acquaintance the Bearer Robert N. Smith , who is the nephew & ward of The Hon ble Hugh Nelson , and charged by that gentleman with some communication to you I am very respectfully Sir. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esq r Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 19 Feb. 1812 and so recorded in SJL . Thomas Walker...
I acknowledge with many thanks your kind letter giving me an account of your application to Mr Cabell . I shall be able in a year or two to form a very interesting collection of American ores and minerals, which I shall so form and arrange as to be an elementary collection for the use of Tyro’s in my part of the back Country, rather than a curious collection for the amusements amusement of...
ENCLOSED you will find my draft No. 280, on Tho s Nelson , C r of Ls— for, Dollars, 8.580— the amount of warrant No. 95— issued by the Secretary of the Treasury — on receipt whereof be pleased to favor me with an early acknowledgment
I shall always acknowledge with grateful sensibility my obligations to you for your very friendly application to the secretary of the navy in favor of my son Mann — Mann waited on him in Washington , was very kindly received by him, and assured of obtaining a warrant so soon as there is a vacancy—The profession he has chosen, I confess, is not perfectly agreable to me, but he has a right to...
I omitted to inform you of a Sale I made on the 8 th Ins t of 138 Bbls of your Superfine flour to W m H Hubbard at 6$ on 60 days time— I have since then disposed of the remainder of it say 81 Bbls Superfine & 36 Fine to Smith & Riddle on the Same time at 6¼$— in this last sale is included 41 Bbls Superfine delivered me by mr Warwick by direction of Colo l Randolph
Thy favor of the 25 th Ult o requesting a postponement of the time fixed on by me for the settlement of the Accounts between the Parties, in the case of Gilliam v Fleming , I received in due course of Mail, and would have replied to it sooner, had I not have expected Skelton Jones , (to whom thou hadst written on the same subject) to have called on me and signified his assent to the...
I expect to go to Richmond tomorrow, and as soon as I see M r Randolph , I will communicate to him the contents of your letter of yesterday — The proposition to pay the Rent of Shadwell Mill in Flour, in lieu of money, will be very agreable to me, and probably will be equally so to M r Randolph ,—under any possible arrangement we must sustain a considerable loss this year—at the present money...
I send you remarks on your letter to Mr Carr: not much differing from the spirit and substance of my former letter . I do not disagree with you in the least as to the measure of national happiness in the two countries, but the worst government in other respects is certainly the most powerful. Your plan of a Militia, I and Gen l John Steele took pains to recommend about the year 1802–3 but he...
It has been stated to me that the term for which you rented your mills is about to expire, and that the present tenant will not continue longer, if this be correct, Permit me to enquire whether you are disposed to rent them again, and if you have made any disposition of them.—Being unknown to you, it may not be improper merely to mention, that I have been some years engaged in the milling...
I have just been informed that the Federal Marshal of this District, has resigned his office, in consequence of which, the President , I presume, will make an early appointment of a succeessor—Permit me Sir, to solicit your friendship as early as possible upon the occasion. I remain with the highest respect RC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson late P. U. States Washingtn ”; endorsed...
I received a few weeks ago your letter containing answers to some questions respecting the Constitution of Virginia , for which I return you many thanks. I have taken the liberty of again addressing you, to call your attention to the enclosed Prospectus of a new Periodical Work to w h I intend to devote my exclusive attention. Should the Plan meet your approbation, & should you think the work...
On the 16 th day of September 1816 — Thomas Jefferson esq. of Monticello , Virginia was elected an Honorary member of the Kentucky Agricultural Society .   The Society invites his co-operation and assistance in the advancement of their designs. Tho: T. Barr . sec’y. RC (
Being about to leave this for the purpose of entering Harvard College I take the liberty of soliciting from you a line of introduction to some gentleman connected with that seminary The friendly sentiments you honored me with, when I had the pleasure of being at Monticello must be my apology for this intrusion RC (on deposit ViW ); endorsed by TJ as received 1 Oct. 1809 and so recorded in SJL...
Your favor of the 10 th Inst. has just been handed to me, for which be pleased to accept my sincere thanks. I am happy to hear that M r Eppes is elected a member of the 13 th Congress , because, he will then have it in his power, by his great firmness and splendid talents, to aid our Government, in vindicating our honor and rights. The enemies of our present administration, and the British...
Permit me to request your attention to the enclosed—I have endeavored to convey my sentiments with perspicuity & energy—The subject is a most important one, & I obeyed the impulse of duty—Conscious how much prejudice I have to encounter, I hope that some abler pen, will strengthen what is weak & enlighten what may be obscure— RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ as received 16 Feb. 1817 and so recorded...
I take the liberty of sending you the draught of a speech , which I had the honour of delivering in Frankfort on the 4 th instant . It is not because I am very much taken with my performance, but purely out of regard for the man I send it to. I have nothing better to offer, for your amusement. I should be much pleased to know your opinion, as to the consequences that will result to the U....
Your letter dated October 1 st "12 , was received just two months afterward. The greatest benefit which the Emperor of France could confer, would not have been half so grateful to me as a letter signed Th: Jefferson. When I wrote to you last summer , it was under feelings of the keenest mortification & regret for the loss of Detroit . In this state of anxiety, I could think of no means so...
I herewith send you a piece of Ore that is supposd to contain Silver, which was lately found near the Mississippi River — this ore was given to me last Month by Major Henry C Gist of Logan County Kentucky , with a request that I would deliver it to you my self, and to know of you whether you cou’d get a Skilful hand to extract the Metal. but my being compelled to be in Winchester the day after...
Permit me to introduce to you Cap n Hall a British officer of engaging manners, enlightened understanding & liberality of sentiment—He is travelling for amusement, & duly estimates the growing prosperity of this Country under a good Constitution. That you may long enjoy otium cum dignitate , with the pleasing consciousness of having planned & aided to give success to this experimental...
I have the pleasure to enclose a Letter written currente Calamo — RC ( DLC: TJ Papers , 203:36110); undated; addressed: “To Thomas Jefferson Esqr Montecello ”; endorsed by TJ as received 5 Jan. 1815, but recorded in SJL as received 5 Feb. 1815. Enclosure not found. currente calamo : “rapidly; offhand; without premeditation.”
Having been shewn a Paragraph in the Federal republican—Headed An authentic anecdote I thought it incumbent upon me, to write the enclosed to M r Wagner , as and to desire him to insert it in his paper— as he did not reply, I sent another Copy to M r Barry , hoping that M r Wagner would have more pleasure in inserting the antedote than the bane, I also desired
I take the Liberty of Writeing you a few Lines Respecting the Watch & Chane, which I have ventured to send to you by post, Early in September Last, as I have not heard from you since, I fear you have not Received it— RC ( MHi ); dateline at foot of text; adjacent to closing: “Tho s Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 27 Oct. 1813 and so recorded in SJL .
I submit to you a production intended to be perused by the female sex which has so much i nfluence on man from the cradle to the grave— There is a case in the quarterly review of Octo r 1811 page 286—which shews the distressing effects of oppression & contempt shewn to a boy of sensibility, & of the benefits resulting by a change to encouragement & benevolence, which strongly conf corroborates...
since I had the pleasure of seeing you, I have thought it would be better to proceed on your Warrant vs Scott on Friday next—it is probable Scott will Traverse the Force or plead possession for 3 years in bar of Restitution, in case the G. Jury find an Inquisition for the Commonwealth — If he do, & we take issue on either of those pleas the Justice must direct a new Jury to be returned for the...
I Received yours of the 16 th of July —and have sent according to your Orders a Gold Watch which I beleive to be a suitable one, and has bin Originally intended for a Lady, which is a plain, neat and verry Exquisite peace of workmanship, and am in hopes that it will meat your approbation— The Gentleman, M r Short , which was to give me direction s about the Chane & Seal has Left this Citty and...
I hope you will pardon the liberty I am taking of enclosing a letter to my brother, who is at present on his way from Lexington K y to Petersburg, V a . This The letter which I enclose will be useless unless it reach him before he gets to Petersburg & Monticello is the only place he has mentioned of his route. If G. P. has not yet reached Monticello , you will oblige me by keeping the letter...
The Publisher of the Sketches of the Naval History of the United States , having determined on printing a second edition of that work, I take the liberty to request of you, if convenient, a detailed account of the Naval Engagements and Expeditions, by vessels of the United States , in which you have been personally concerned, or the accounts of which you have received from persons of veracity,...
Inclosed you will receive a statement of all the Flour deliver’d to you, by comparing it with the accounts furnish’d you, we believe you will find it correct— The mistake made with respect to 67 barrels sent down in May last, and which are still in Mess rs Warwicks Lumber house, shall be arranged to your satisfaction so soon as either of us go to Richmond which will be in few days—We are with...
By accident I have obtained in this wrect wretched country paper enough to write a letter upon, we arrived at camp (on the sixth) about two miles from West point , in want of every thing necessary for the support of the army both man and horse; we get some beef but never, enough, and that such as we find in the old fields, not good, without salt and often without bread, the supply of which is...
I need scarcely say, that a Request from you is a Command upon me—I obey it with pleasure. I have forwarded you by mail, not only the Document you ask for, but the entire Journal of the last House of Delegates , of which that Document forms a part.—The Journal may furnish additional Documents , which you may find interesting. I beg leave to add the Acts of the last Legislature—being, in my...
An opportunity presenting itself I send to M r George Jefferson to be by him transmitted to you a plan of the City of New Orleans and other conspicuous places within the Island Be pleased to accept it as a small testimonial of the Sincere respect & high consideration with which I am RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “M r Jefferson Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 13 June 1810 and so recorded...
I have taken the Liberty of sending you a paper, which contains the a sketch of the life & Character of the late Peter Freneau Esq r — His name will be long revered and remb remembered by your Political friends in this State. I congratulate you and our Country on on the brilliant successes of our arms both by sea and by
We forward ‘The Picture of Philadelphia , ’ for which thou art a Subscriber,—The price is One Dollar, which thou wilt be pleased to send us when convenient.— RC ( MoSHi : TJC-BC ); endorsed by TJ as received 31 Oct. 1811 and so recorded in SJL ; notations by TJ on verso: “1.D. to be remitted” and “ June 17. 12. remitted thro’ Benj. Jones
I duly received your letter dated the 7 th Ins t and immediately informed m r Wilson of your claim to 4 or 5 lots of ground in Beverley Town , which is certainly the very center of the little Tract of land he Contemplated selling on the 15 th — M r Wilson is of opinion that the Right to lots in that Town, Reverted to the original proprietors.—from whom he says he purchased, and they having...
Our Society will be highly gratified if you will permit us to insert your name amongst the Members who are desirous of promoting the objects we have in view— RC ( DLC: TJ Papers , 209:37298); undated; endorsed by TJ as received 23 Feb. Recorded in SJL as received 23 Feb. 1817. With this letter Law may have enclosed two works related to the Columbian Institute for the Promotion of Arts and...
I Have To Tell you That I am your Frend & hope you Will Send me your Best Respects To Celebrate The Fourth of July 1776 & A Golden Eagle Direct To me & Beleave me & my Bro t her to be your Well Wisher RC ( MHi ); endorsed by TJ as received 28 June 1811 and so recorded in SJL . Thomas Ringgold (ca. 1778–1818), a resident of Washington County, Maryland , was described by his brother, Maryland...
I have enquired at M r Magruder’s office with respect to the Batture Pamphlet destined for M r Poydras . M r Magruder was not in the office, but the Door Keeper who was s charged with the distribution of the Pamphlets informed me that there were not enough by 20. or 30. for the members present—. so that it is clear M r Poydras
M r Gimbrede has the honor to offer to M r Jefferson a Little Sketch in Cameo , which if he should deem it worthy of his acceptance, he will please to receive it, as an evidence of my Esteem & high consideration, with an unfeigned wish that in your retirement—you may experience that tranquility & happiness that your usefulness in public Life has so Eminently entitled you to. RC ( DLC );...
I receved yours of the 23 d Ulto. enclosing a Deed for my attestation, to day I waited upon the Court and handed the Deed to the Clerk —he says that a Certificate from the Clerk of Albemarle should accompany the Deed, before It can be recieved—If you will Send the Certificate required—It will give me pleasure to serve you— RC ( MHi ); addressed: “Thomas Jefferson esqr Monticello ” by “ Colo...
we are all tolerable well At present Exept my father who is Down with the Rhuematick pains & has been Subject to it this six years & I hope these Lines will find you & yours Enjoying your healths And I, am named after you sir and was Born Just Eight days Before you took your Seat as late president of unighted states of America —and I shal beg leave of you to Ask of You a small Complement or...
The enclosed paper will show you that your Republican friends in South Carolina , cannot forget you, they upon all occasions are proud to acknowledge you as their Political preceptor. This City, has been in a very great uproar for several days past, in consequence of our Elections, which end this afternon, at four a Clock— The Federalists have made the greatest exertions to carry their Ticket,...