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§ Account with James Maury. 16 March 1814, Liverpool. Credits JM £2.11.7 ¼ “By balance of Jas. Madison Sr.” and £207.0.8 for “Nett proceeds 9 Hhds Tobacco ⅌ Adeline a/s herewith”; debits £4.16.11 for “Cost of Cheese shipped ⅌ Argo” and postage; shows a balance of £204.15.4 ¼ due JM . Accompanied by an 8 Mar. 1814 statement of sales of tobacco consigned to Maury by JM , showing that Maury sold...
On Friday the 20th, the officers of the 19th Regiment were attending their Drill-Muster, on the Capitol Square . It was not known to them until about ten o’clock in the morning, that Mr. Jefferson had arrived in town on the preceding night. With one consent it was determined that a deputation of officers should wait on him, on behalf of the whole, and invite him to dine with them at four...
I have taken the liberty of forwarding to you a copy of the Democratic Press containing the Letter from Colonel Frederick Evans, Member of the State Legislature from the Democratic County of Northumberland, to Wm Duane Lt. Colonel of the Rifle regiment in the Standing Army of the United States and Commandant of the troops at the old Lazaretto near fort Miflin to give you some idea of the...
On the 18th we had the honor of dining with the President and having previously learned from Mr. M that it would be proper to take some notice of the indulgence I had met with in the matter of the cartel I took occasion when preparing to take leave in the evening to make my acknowledgments in a short and common place manner enough. This was received in a composed civil way—and then his...
The writer of this letter is sincerely attached to Democratic principles, was a warm approver of Mr Jefferson’s administration, and not less so of yours, he has not infrequently been obliged to defend your conduct against Fœderalists, as well as some of your former friends, of late your opponents, & the friends of DeWitt Clinton. Want of energy is a very common charge brought against you, and...
Although I have not the honour of being known to you, I take the liberty of addressing You on a subject of great importance to the Nation and to our party. It is reported here that the Spanish Minister lately arrived at New-York will not be received by the Government, which I hope is a federal fabrication as nothing can justify the refusal of a Minester under such circumstances. I will not...
§ Senate Resolution. 9 November 1814. “Resolved, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby requested to cause to be laid before the Senate, a statement, as far as practicable, of the number of privates and non-commissioned officers enlisted within each state or territory for the army of the United States since the commencement of the present war, specifying the year of their...
I am a Soldier Enlisted under the Banner of the united States. Neither have I enlisted for money, but to retrive the h⟨o⟩nor of my country. Free Trade and no Im⟨pr⟩essment was the motive I had. I have been in many a battle and never had the misfortune to be shot in the back. I have boldly faced the enemy, and the death dealing Savage with his raised Tommahawk and heidous yells, have laid...
19 November 1812, Newport, Rhode Island. “It is generally believed among the Republican Citizens of this Town, that Mr. William S. Rogers has gone to the City of Washington, an applicant for some appointment under the authority of the Government, it wou’d be equally repugnant to ev’ry Republican that this Gentleman shou’d be favor’d in his views, Particularly so, as his aversion to the Present...
A meeting of the merchants of this city is now called to solicit advice, respecting the effect of your late Proclamation. Permit a stranger, but a friend to your administration to offer a few reasons, the effect of his experience, why your advice should be explicit. When the late law establishing a non-intercourse was about to go into effect, all those who respected the edicts of their country...
8 May 1813, Baltimore. “I am gratifyed with receipt of yours of the 7th Inst and to find that my letter has been recd by you in the spirit in which it was written. I cannot but again repeat to you that you have too much confidence in our security we are yet very insecure altho the destruction of Havre de Grace has had a good effect here—our City Corportation has authorised Genl Smith to under...
Permit an American born Citizen of Philada. to suggest his own, as well as the Ideas of many others, of a sudden war and also of a contrary course. A Declaration of war against England at the present time, would expose to the danger of capture 5 or 600 vessels of all descriptions, together with their sailors and cargoes, would involve in ruin and difficulty a majority of Your Merchants and at...
Benj. Mills lives at the same place Paris. Says what any good mans acquaintances would Say. George Walker personal & would not object to the other Thomas Montgomery, a proof of this being a party question as well as many others. Hubbard Taylor. Very good man & influential in his part &c but will make no bustle. He Knows Masons worth He lives near Jas Clark & influenced by first application &...
In order to prosecute a war effectually in a republic it seems necessary the people should be willing to support it or otherwise when that is not the case, of consequence, or of course I would have said, Compulsion is inevitable. As there is a Scism among the people I shall propose an efficient mode easily effected on the indubitable principles of Justice partaking of both. To observe our...
Although unacquainted with the Military profession, I am not a disinterested spectator of the occurrences of the times. I read a good deal, & perhaps have an opportunity of seeing publications that do not come in the way of many others. I cannot help supposing that the United States must be deficient in the present acquirements of those states, who have for several years been very actively...
THAT they feel an earnest and deep solicitude for the protection of the populous and flourishing cities, towns, and plantations of the shores and in the neighbourhood of the shores of the Delaware, in the states of Pennsylvania, Jersey, and Delaware, against the public enemy. That they had entertained confident hopes in the course of last year, that works would have been erected on a scite in...
On a more attentive persual, I find that the Journal of ’ 4 6 4 which you have, contains the names of the members who composed the house of burgesses in ’65. So that it becomes unnecessary to send you the list of members promissed in my letter. On the first day of May ’65 being the first of the session, 4 new writs of election were moved for. 1 st for Chesterfield to supply the place of...
Confident that truth, in whatever, respectful, form communicated, has, on an independent mind, as yours, its due weight, I beg leave to avail myself of this method of offering to your high and respected consideration some observations on a subject which has not failed to receive that attention from you which its importance demands. I should, certainly, not call on that portion of your valuable...
Plan, for an Hospital for disabled Sailors. After the Independence of a Country in which there is in operation, impartial laws and honest courts; Commerce must owe much of its security and success, to the courage, vigour, and enterprize of the men who work the respective vessels. If this be true in periods of peace; the fact is much more striking, during the existence of war. It is therefore...
Thou may’st deem it wonderful that I, professionally a quaker, should write to thee on the subject of war, a thing so obstinately opposed by the mass of my brethren. Quakers are but men, and subject as other men to frailties; and holy writ is so translated that it admits of numberless constructions. Therefore he who interprets scripture most to the glory of the Omnipotent and the General...
By the 13. sec. of the act in question, the President is authorised to augment, in cases where he may find it necessary, the compensation fixed for the Principal & assistant assessors, by the act of July 22. 1813, so, however, as that no principal assessor shall, in any such case, receive more than 300 Ds. and no assist. assessor more than 150 Ds. The book which accompanies this, shews all the...
I hope it will not be thought obtrusive in times like these for an obscure individual, who thinks he can suggest something to the advantage ⟨to⟩ the nation, to ask the attention of the Chief magistrate for one moment. Suppose a national Bank were to be established which should divide its Capital at the end of a limited time, but till then should make no dividend? Its capital would increase not...
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I cannot appease my melancholly commiseration for our Armies in this furious Snow Storm, in any way So well as by Studying your Letter of Oct. 28. We are now explicitly agreed, in one important point, viz t That “there is a natural Aristocracy among men; the grou n ds of which are Virtue and Talents.” you very justly indulge a little merriment upon this Solemn Subject of Aristocracy. I often...
Ca. 18 September 1812. “The Petition of the Subscribers, Citizens of the United States, on behalf of themselves and many others, Most respectfully sheweth , “That your petitioners and a great number of their friends, feeling the necessity of pursuing with vigor the just and necessary war now subsisting between the United States and Great Britain, and by that means to obtain an honorable peace,...
We intend to address you in a plain fisherman’s style that you may not consider us pleased when we are vexed; we consider you, sir, as the fountain from which all our national acts or laws proceed whether good or evil; we likewise consider you the proper authority to apply to for an immediate redress of grievances produced by those laws; you doubtless are sensible that we fishermen have done...
nous trouvons dés le livre second que les gouvernemens viennent tous Se ranger dans deux classes, Savoir ceux qui Sont fondés Sur les droits généraux des hommes, et ceux qui Se pretendent fondés Sur des droits particuliers . Montesquieu n’a pas adopté cette division. Il classe les gouvernemens d’après la circonstance accidentelle du nombre des hommes qui Sont les depositaires de l’autorité: et...
Tho s Jefferson to Charles Everett. D r 1810. Feb. 23. amputating negro’s great toe, dressing E t c £ –2– 8–0 Daily dressings, medicine E t c negro’s
1 July 1811, Maryland. “I advise you as a Friend to arouse from your Lethargy. Look at the Nation. The People are all but ready to Burst into a Flame. A Flame of Discord. This is the Hour Of Trial—it is more Dangerous than the Time that tried Men’s Soul’s.… Do not slumber at the Helm in the Storm lest Our ship may Broach too & founder. May God be your Comfort and give you Consolation in the...
As Christians you all profess to be upon an equality with all other men, inasmuch as you rest your hopes for eternal life in the world to come, upon the Grace of God revealed in his son Jesus Christ. Therefore, as Christians I presume to address you. God hath given you much, may you be good stewards for the Lord of hosts. War is contrary to the spirit of Christianity, which is universal...