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Yours of the 14 24 th May came duly to hand, The plan you have determined on of furnishing your state with merino sheep, is another proof of your zeal for the independance of your country, but that is nothing new. Sir, when Colo. Humphreys was here in this city some time ago, he put us all to silence with the constant sound of patriotism and his great exertions to promote domestic...
I have availed myself of the first moment of leisure that occurred, to look into the question, mentioned in my last , concerning the locality of the action of trespass . The result of my inquiry is a belief that Livingston’s suit cannot be Sustained. an action of trespass may be brought in the Court of King’s Bench, for a battery and false imprisonment committed in Minorca , or for taking away...
Yours of May 28 is just recieved, & I return the account of Farrel & Jones against B.S. which it covered. the paiments of F. & J. of Sep. 7. 69. on mr Wayles’s draughts debited to B.S. I cannot explain by memory, & especially as I have not mr W’s
I received from our Quincy Stage under the direction of Mr Thayer a Box of Scions from The Endicott Pear Tree, carefully preserved and in admirable order for which I pray you accept my best Thanks. I have engrafted a number of Stocks which have taken very well according to their present appearance, and have distributed others to several Gentlemen in this and the Neighbouring, Towns. Mr Norton...
I write to you both together, to assure you that although far distant from you, I always bear you both in my thoughts with tender affection—I hope that when you receive this letter, you will both be able to read, and understand it, and that you, George, will also be able to write me an answer to it—The greatest pleasure that you can give to you Parents, is to pursue your Studies with...
Beleiving that whatever concerns the Domestic Interests of our Country will readily obtain a portion of yr Excellency’s notice, & esteem, I have sent for Yr inspection, a Rambuillet Merino , lately received as a present, from Chancellor Livingston, of New York. Having been formerly honoured, with yr correspondence on matters, touching our rural interests, I have been induced, to take the...
your delightfull retirement does not, I presume, prevent you from casting some occasional glances at the passing events at home & abroad, or from feeling a strong interest in our general concerns, and among other political events the regeneration of four or five of the Northern States, must afford you, & all other honest friends to our Constitution & government, real pleasure; I probably feel...
upon my return from a visit to my Sister in Newhampshire, where I had been in pursuit of health; I found your obliging and interesting Letter of May 14th. I thank you for the communications, and embrace the opportunity offered, of writing to my Son, tho from my absence, I fear it may prove too late for the conveyance. if it should, you may return it, I begin to feel quite impatient for Letters...
In the action brought against me by Edward Livingston, the counsel employed, Wirt & Hay (Wickham declining) desire me to furnish them with the grounds of defence, with as little delay as possible. The papers relating to the batture in the offices of State, the Treasury & war, will undoubtedly be needed to exhibit facts. I am now engaged on this subject, and not to give you unnecessary trouble...
Letter not found. 30 May 1810. Acknowledged in Cathcart to JM, 13 Aug. 1810 . Orders wine.
Letter not found. 30 May 1810. Acknowledged in Cazenove to JM, 6 June 1810 . Transmits an enclosure to be forwarded to Madeira.
In the action brought against me by E. Livingston on the subject of the batture , the counsel employed desire me without delay to furnish them with the grounds of defence that they may know what pleas to put in. to do this a communication of the papers in the several public offices, material to the case, is very essential. will you be so kind as to have selected such of those deposited in your...
In the action brought against me by E. Livingston on the subject of the Batture , the counsel employed desire me, without delay, to furnish them with the grounds of defence, that they may know what pleas to put in. a free communication of the papers relating to it in the public offices is necessary to aid me. I do not know whether there are any, & what papers, in your office which may be...
In the action brought against me by Edward Livingston , the counsel employed, Wirt & Hay ( Wickham declining) desire me to furnish them with the grounds of defence, with as little delay as possible. the papers relating to the batture in the offices of State, the Treasury & war, will undoubtedly be needed to exhibit facts. not to I am now engaged on this subject, and not to give you unnecessary...
Having occasion to turn to the volume of the Journals of the H. of R. of the US. which should contain my message to them of Mar. 7. 1808. on the batture of N. Orleans & their proceedings on it, I find that precisely that single volume is wanting in my collection. I presume it was not furnished me at the time, or it would now certainly be found with the rest of the set. being in a part of the...
In the action brought against me by E. Livingston on the Subject of the Batture , the counsel employed ( Wirt & Hay ) desire me without delay to furnish them with the grounds of defence, that they may know what pleas to put in. I believe you did not give me a written opinion ; but you did furnish one to Congress . besides it’s authority, I am sure that the views it will present, will be of...
In the action brought against me by E. Livingston on the subject of the Batture , the counsel employed desire me, without delay, to furnish them with the grounds of defence, that they may be enabled to put in proper pleas. towards this it is indispensable that I should have a communication of such papers in the public offices as are material for either information or evidence of material...
After sending off my letter of the 23 d yours of the 20 th came to hand. I shall now explain the article of the £210. which is the subject of it. John Flemings executors having advertised his personal estate for sale, mrs Jefferson was very desirous to get a favorite housewoman of the name of Ursula . I attended the sale therefore and purchased her & two young boys her sons. Meriwether Skelton...
I received a Letter yesterday from mrs Johnson, informing me that Capt Bandrige, in the frigate President, was to Sail with dispatches to St Petersburgh. I embrace the opportunity, tho not more than ten days since I wrote you largely, by a vessel bound to Gottenburgh. Mr Smith a Brother of Mrs Charles Millar took charge of the Letters. Yet to learn that We are all alive and Well, by whatever...
I enclose for your signature an authority in the usual form empowering me to negotiate a loan with the Bank of the United States, if you approve of the terms which I had proposed & which have been accepted. The correspondence with the Bank is enclosed. If the Charter is not renewed, a loan to the same amount (3,750,000 dollars) must be negotiated in 1811, to repay this. If the Charter is...
My Son Madison is now about nineteen years of age. He has lived the last three years in a retail Store in Fredericksburg. Free from every natural prejudice I beleive I may say he is a very promising young Man. I wish this fall to get him in a whole sail store in New York. For the first year I would pay his board and find him his cloths, & as I have no acquaintances in New York I find...
Letter not found. 28 May 1810. Acknowledged in Smith to JM, 14 July 1810 . Makes inquiries about the surveys of Lafayette’s Louisiana lands.
You will without doubt, upon opening my letter of the 26 th instant , be much supprised at my unbounde request, indeed my mind is much altered from what it was when I poot my letter of the 26 th instant into the post office I am sensible that my request was much more than I had any right to suspect from any one,—but sir if you will comply with the following request, you will much oblige one...
Yrs of the 23. I rec d yesterday. I find you had not rec d my second letter from Richm d of the 20 th —To that I daily expect your reply. I inclose an acco t which you will return to me. The bills under date of Sept 1769 drawn by
Having been obliged to purchase corn this year to the amount of 1200.D and great engagements on that account becoming due at our next court & from thence to the 1 st of July , I had otherwise arranged with mr Higginbotham to whom your last year’s rent had been destined, so as to avail myself of it for these pressing calls. and I counted on the reciept of it not only from the advanced season of...
In the years 1796. & 1797. while living at home, I had considerable dealings with you in the article of salt fish, and recollect that I was well satisfied with those dealings. I am now returned to the same situation, and to the same occasion of procuring supplies of that article, and perhaps on a larger scale. my wants would perhaps go to about a dozen barrels a quarter. I should hope from the...
My Son entrusted to me, the Care of procuring & forwarding to You, four Volumes of Syms’s Embassy to Pegue including the Drawings. I hope you will receive them safe by the Mail. After your Perusal, the Secretary of State, will be so good, as to take Charge of, & return these Volumes to me, as they are obtained from a private Library. My Son sailed for Calcutta the 24h Instant. With Sentiments...
Ca. 26 May 1810. Discusses the need to encourage American manufactures and encloses some observations on a treasury report on the same subject. Lists merchandise now imported that might be produced in America (linen, iron, hemp, liquors), since European sources are likely to be cut off by war. Also stresses the need to encourage manufactures that will supply the means of national defense....
Letter not found. 26 May 1810. Acknowledged in Duplantier to JM, 21 July 1810 . Makes inquiries about the surveys of Lafayette’s Louisiana lands.
after long consideration I have concluded to ask of you a favour, which at present I see no way to repay, my present situation is in a retail store in this town and after takeing every advantage that is to be derived by it into consideration, I think it of little consequence to me compaired with the advantage which I might derive from some other situation, but as I never had an education...