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You request a Service of Some difficulty, and more delicacy. The Number of Revolutionary Patriots in Massachusetts Patriots of the Revolution was not Small; and all have left Posterity and Connections to dispute with me. But if you demand my Opinion upon honour, I will give it, as it lies in my present Recollection. Samuel Adams, James Otis Junior, Major Hawley of North Hampton, Major General...
To the House of Representatives of the United States In compliance with the Resolution of the 24th I transmit two letters from the Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of Spain to the Secretary of State with his answer. DNA : RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.
Yours of the 15 th ins. came to hand yesterday, inclosing a letter to my son , which I hope to forward to him in a few days by a Vessel, bound to Hamburg . He is now I suppose in Gottingen, Germany . I have received and heard nothing from him, since the 24 th Sept. last, at which time he writes, that he was in fine health—that he had arrived at a place, which he had long wish’d to visit, and...
I have received your letter of the 3 Jan and should have written you an answer before but thinking that it would be more satisfactory to both of us to converse together respecting the important subject of the letter I have delayed writing, constantly flattering myself that it would be in my power to visit Atkinson but this has not been in my power. Indeed I had prepared myself to have gone on...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mrs Dearborn and his thanks for the very acceptable seeds she has been so kind as to send him and which will occupy his care & attention in the season now beginning to invite the labors of the garden. he cannot omit this first occasion of expressing to mrs Dearborn the uneasiness which the unpleasant weather in which she left Monticello gave to the...
I have taken the liberty twice lately of addressing you, and have not been favoured with a reply.— If M r Wood cannot conveniently visit you for the purpose of painting your portrait, I shall request him to make me a copy of your picture in the possession of M r Madison . If, unfortunately this portrait is at M r Madison s’ country seat, I know not what I shall do. I want much to hear from you...
I have no recollection when the bounty of lands was first given to the soldiers of the revolutionary war; yet I know it was so early that it cannot be a long research into the ordinances and acts to find it. I inclose you a copy of the journals and Ordinances of the Convention of 1776. and as you mention that the public offices are without a compleat copy, be so good as to deposit it in the...
My calls for money being here, and my grandson having to transfer the monies of his collection to Richmond it is a mutual convenience to give him my draughts on you in exchange for cash here, inasmuch as it saves to us both the hazards of the road. I have accordingly this day drawn on you in his favor for 446. D 25 c which (if my tob o should not be arrived) be so good as to cover by a sale of...
I am favored with yours of the 17 th . mr Cabell had apprised me of the objections to the power of imprisonment given to the a functionary of our College; and having explained to him the reason of it I must refer you to him for a sight of my letter . the object seems to have been totally mistaken, and what was intended in tenderness to the pupil has been misconstrued into an act of severity,...
Mr. Ogden regrets his intended departure for New York, will deprive him of the Honor of Dining with Mr. Madison on Thursday next. NjP : Crane Collection.
Nathaniel Williams, Esq. in the Senate of Maryland, moved the following resolution, which was read and unanimously assented to: " By the Senate, Jan. 29, 1816. " Resolved by the Senate of Maryland ,That the wisdom, valor and patriotism, so signally manifested, during the late arduous war with Great Britain, by JAMES MADISON, President of the United States, and by those statesmen and heroes who...
I rec d last evening your letter of the 19 th ins t . Accept I pray you, my best thanks, for it’s contents—they are perfectly satisfactory— If I could ascertain with certainty, that Girardin in his continuation, of Burks history, has taken that notice of my father , which you suggested to him; I should doubt, whether it ought to be repeated, in M r Wir t’s book—in conveying to him, the...
The last Mail brought me a letter from my Son Mann , which has given me considerable uneasiness—he informs me, that he has ever had an aversion to Mercantile pursuits, and although he has endeavour’d to conquer it, he finds it impossible, and that his mind is possitively bent on entering the Navy— The object of this address, is to ask the favor of you to give him a letter to the President to...
I have received your letter of the 10th ; but have not yet received the books you mention. Have you gotten the catalogue I requested M r Milligan to forward you? And if you have, will you be so good as to let me know how it pleases you? You will, no doubt discover some errors in it; but those were unavoidable in the printing of so large a work—The Library Committee are dissatisfied with me for...
Your letter bearing date Oct 18. 1815. came only to hand the day before yesterday, which is mentioned to explain the date of mine. I have to thank you for the pamphlets accompanying it, to wit, the Solemn review, the Friend of peace or Special interview, & the Friend of peace N o 2. the first of these I had received thro’ another channel some months ago. I have not read the two last steadily...
The Estate of Charles Bellini decd in acc t with John Bracken admor D r & C r 1806 Jan’ry By hire of Mars 1805 rec d in 1806 £20:
je ne vous ai pas ecrit plutôt parceque je croyais toujours que vous alliez nous revenir; mais aujourd’hui quoique j’espere vous revoir bientôt, je Suis obligé de m’adresser à vous et je le fais avec confiance, vous connaissant trop pour ne pas espérer de vous trouver toujours le même pour moi et pour le Sujet de mes etudes Comme vous êtes dans un autre monde il doit etre celui des lumieres et...
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In complying with the request of the General Assembly of Ohio, I have the honor to transmit to you, a copy of resolutions passed by that body Very respectfully DNA : RG 107—LRRS—Letters Received by the Secretary of War, Registered Series.
The Secy. of War informs me that the Interrogations & answers relative to the extortion practiced upon the Cadets at West Point in the prices of the articles furnished to them, and the degrading manner in which they are treated for trifling offences have been referred to you. The case of my son who is one of the Cadets & who has been pricked with bayonets and other ways inflicted with...
M r Thomas Mann Randolph , the son of a neighbor and relation of mine is desirous of entering the naval service, and I am requested by his father to sollicit a midshipman’s warrant for him. I have known the young gentleman from his birth and can assure you he is of perfectly correct morals and demeanor, and of an amiable disposition. he is about 18. years of age, and had made some proficiency...
M r Dabney Terril , a relation of mine (the grandson of my sister) wishing to finish his education in Europe , I have advised him to go to Geneva preferably to any other place. his foundation is a moderate progress in Latin French and Mathematics. he is 17. years of age, perfectly correct in his morals and deportment, amiable in his dispositions, and thirsty after knolege. his circumstances...
The honor of your signature to the enclosed paper will confer a particular obligation on the author. The hope of this favor being granted would not have been indulged, nor this trouble intruded upon one in your dignified retirement, but for the liberality which is known to dwell in the bosoms of the friends and Supporters of Columbian Liberty . N.B. A return of the enclosed will be attended...
I have this morning written to the Secretary of the navy , to sollicit a midshipman’s warrant for Mann . the bearer of this letter carries that to the post office so that it may go by tomorrow’s mail. it was more direct and certain to address it at once to the Secretary of the navy , and I have requested him to inclose the warrant to Mann , at Baltimore to the care of George Stevenson . I...
Although I caused a Copy of your portrait to be taken for the purposes of having an engraving taken from it, yet, as it has not been executed, and as Mr. Wood our distinguished portrait painter goes to Washington to paint your portrait for me, I think it will Serve my work better to have one of you at this age & from the life too, than a mere copy & from a picture painted many years ago. Have...
I transmit a report of the Secretary of State, complying with the resolution of the 4th. instant. DNA : RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.
I wrote you a long letter on the 14 th inst. and as it went by Duplicates one thro’ mr Vaughan of Philada , the other thro’ the Sec y of States office , I do not doubt you will receive them. but a gentleman now setting out direct for Paris , you may recieve this before either of the others. I will repeat therefore from that letter only a single article. it informed you that ‘I had put into the...
Your letters of the 23 d and 24 th come to hand just in the moment of the return of our mail. I have only therefore time to inclose the Conveyances for which Miller’s bill is hung up. I had no doubt but that he had deposited them with the other papers. friendly salutations. RC ( ViU: TJP ); dateline at foot of text; endorsed by Cabell. For the enclosed conveyances
On the 16 th inst. I took the liberty, thro’ the office of the Secretary of State , of asking a second time your care of a letter to mr Ticknor . ten days after that I received your favor of Nov. 9. I am very thankful for the kind dispositions it expresses towards myself, and can assure you that the approbation of the wise and worthy is truly a pillow of down to an aged head. a direct...
Immediately on the rec t of your esteem d favo’r of the 20th Current I proceeded to search for the Articles you wish d and am sorry to say I could neither meet with Bottles or Corks of the description mentioned—I was desirous to have the Bottles picked, and packed in a Hogshead to prevent their being injured by removing, but, this the gentleman (and the only one who had them in the City) would...