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At a stated meeting of the Trustees of the Albemarle Academy , held at the house of Triplett T. Estes , in Charlottesville , the 19th day of August, 1814 : Present— Peter Carr , President, Thomas Jefferson , Dabney Minor , John Winn , Thomas Wells
We John Harris John Nicholas , John Kelly , Peter Carr , and John Carr , five of the persons appointed Trustees by the Act of the General Assembly entitled “An act to establish an Accademy in the County of Albemarle and for other purposes,” having met at the house of Triplet T Estes , in the town of Charlottesville , for the purpose of taking into consideration the said recited Act, and there...
Thomas Jefferson } Comp t vs Upon a bill in chancery to perpetuate testamoney David Michie Deft This cause came on to be heard this fourth day of November 1813 On the bill answer, plea set down for argument and exhibits, and the arguments of council being heard & mature consideration had thereon, It is adjudged ordered and decreed by the court that the defendants plea be overruled, and that...
To the General Assembly of Virginia the memorial & Petition of the subscribers Inhabitants of the county of Albemarle humbly Represents, That a spirit for the extension & improvement of domestic manufactures exists at present throughout the state of Virginia with an ardor which requires only a slight degree of Legislative encouragement to render it permanent; & place us in some respects...
I hope you will excuse the liberty I have taken in dedicating the first volume of my biographical and historical Collection to you. Taught from my earliest years to cherish an exalted opinion of the distinguished services which, under Providence, you have rendered to our beloved country, I took a peculiar pleasure in prefixing your name to a work, which is the fruit of much patient...
As my American Biography will contain sundry genealogical lists, executed with considerable minuteness, it will afford me pleasure and gratification to many to see the list of your ancestors and family in the same work—. If agreeable to you to cause the enclosed to be filled up so far as may be practicable and transmitted to me, at the city of New York, I shall then be able to execute my...
by mistake of the post master I recieved last evening the inclosed, with several letters & papers, it being the first I put my hand on amediately broke it open, not untill then observeing that it was directed to you. as it is natural to suppose none others except those derected to myself would have been sent. I hope you will pardon my mistake— RC ( MHi ); dateline beneath signature; addressed:...
your note of today is before me. I have notised the contents & am sorry its not in my power to discharge the ballence of the Rent due at this time. but hope it will be in my power in a few days as I have sold and deliverid to M r Shoemaker all the old wheat I had on hand for the express purpose of paying of that claim— as soon tharefore as M r Shoemaker returns who is now gone to Fredricksburg...
I am this moment about to start after some boat men who was to have landed with wheat for me this morning. as soon tharefore as we get them load ed ed . I will be glad to ride to the lands with M r Randolph . I hope we will be able to affect an amicable accomodation of the matter in question betwen my you and my self. without haveing recorse to the disagreeable alternative of calling on our...
yesterday at Montecelo , I omited to Consult you with respect to a pease of ground which I wish to Clear at shadwell , of about two or three acres. for the purpose of fire wood and rails. there is very little timber on it. owing in part to the Waggoners Commiting depredations when encamping at the place—as also rails taken from it at different times to repair the fenceing burnt by them. the...
A difference of opinion having arisen between the subscribers as to the construction of the words of a lease we wish to settle it amicably by a reference to persons in whose judgment & impartiality we have unqualified confidence. it is of yourselves we ask the favor to become our arbitrators, and to your award we agree mutually to submit. we are sorry to add that the question cannot be...
20 July 1811, St. Petersburg. Announces that he wishes to employ his envoy Count Pahlen elsewhere and assures JM of his goodwill toward both the U.S. and its president. RC ( DLC ). 2 pp. In French.
This comes to inform your excellencey of my being a prissner of Warr, on Board H. B. M. Ship Nassau. I sailed from N. York 3 June 1812 in the Ship Alleganey Capt. E. Everlet loaded with tribute stores for the Dee of Algeirs, on our arrival thare they did not think proper to receive them. Colonel Lair had to ransom the Ship by paying Forty two thousand Dollars and only allow’d tree and a half...
15 August 1811, Cantonment Washington, Mississippi Territory. “I was ordered to Fort Pickering by Genl. Hampton and took command of that Post on the 1st. August 1810. and remained in comd. until the 1st. July 1811 When I was ordered to this place by Colo. Purdy. The paymaster has refused me double rations which has been alowed to every other officer who commanded there before me.” Asks JM to...
I am unknown to you and therefore this address may seem improper. My apology is that several years ago I was among those who forwarded Resolutions pledging ourselves &c to Endeavor to support all lawful measures taken by Govrment to vindicate our rights. I considered it a Solemn promise which aught to be performed But besides that obligation I heartily approve of the measure taken. I only...
I am instructed by the eig[h]th Regt. of Virginia Militia, which convened in Lexington Rockbridge County on the 14th Inst. to forward to you the enclosed address. I take the liberty of accompanying it with an abstract view of the strength & arms of the Regt which I had the honor on that day to command. In performing this duty sir I am not less obedient to my own feelings than to the wishes and...
I trust that Your Excellency will do Me the justice to beleive that Your request with regard to the volumes of Lewis & Clarke would have been complied with long since & the books transmitted if the work had not been unexpectedly detained in the hands of the Printer They have now arrived at the conclusion of the work excepting the diary of the weather &c which comes in at the appendix. They The...
I have in consequence of the reception of Your letter & the prospect which it gives Me of rendering the work more compleat by the addition of Gov. Lewis biography prevailed upon the Booksellers to delay the publication of the first volume as it was not originally contemplated to have done. before the second. Their plan was to publish the first volume as soon as it was struck off & to have the...
I have received your letter of the 11th, with the enclosed sermons, & communication of your late brother in law, Judge Cranch,—& for your condescension in writing to me & in imparting information so acceptable I beg leave to return you my most cordial thanks.—The facts, which you have communicated, will contribute to improve the second edition of a work, compiled almost entirely without...
By the last mail, I received a letter, from H. Marshall Esqr. of Kentucky—The following is a Copy Vizt. “ Frankford Feby 27th 1811.” “Sir Having heard that in consequence of your getting into your possession the papers of the late Mr Lockasangne you are possessed of information important to me, as a party to a suit which Harry Innes has brought against me for alledging him to be a party in the...
On the 28–9 p. of the enclosed Book you will find “the Speech of Logan ”—It bears date in London , 1780. Your first addition, of the “Notes on Virginia ” was, I believe, printed in Paris ,— 1783 . A long time posterior to their appearance, the Authenticity of that much admired speech , was questioned, by the calumny, of L. Martin Esq
It is now a year since I have had a letter from M r Hawkins ; he was then, and had been some time engaged as an Engineer, and had undertaken two very stupendous works: one of them the constructing a Tunnel under the River Thames about eleven miles below London , which he had nearly compleated. The other was a Tunnel through Shuters hill , about eight miles from London , to level the eastern road.
Ca. 20 May 1812, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. “The Subscribers … composing a Company of Light Infantry, called the ‘Huntingdon Volunteers’ residing within … the County of Huntingdon … actuated with a spirit of patriotism, and a wish to serve our Country, in case of necessity, beg leave to tender our services, through you, to the Government, agreeably to the existing act of Congress, and in all...
I know no other Apology for the Liberty I have taken than that of Dire Necessity and As I know you to be a man of few words I will proceed briefly to state my case to you I have been engaged all this Winter in writing a political pamphlet entitled Thoughts, on the Administration, of our late President, Thomas Jefferson. (Which I hope will meet with due encouragement from all true Republicans)...
I do not know what excuse I can make for thus intruding myself upon your notice except the one of hard necessity. I know you are a man of few words therfor i’ll begin without farther ceremony — My Father has written a pamphlet vindicating the administration of the late President, which I am certain (will please every real Republican) but he is so very poor at present that he cannot spare money...
Mr Allston presents his compliments to Mr & Mrs Adams—he will do himself the honour to wait on them agreeably to thier invitation MHi : Adams Papers.
we have to acknowledge thy favour 11 th current— ; in our reply to thine, of 3 rd Ins t ; (which we hope thou hast receivd;) we stated, what we supposd must be the cause of thy Carder not performing to satisfaction; and the way, we hoped, to remedy it.—we regret, exceeding, that thou has found so much dificulty; with thy machine;—we had tried it before we sent it on; and fully believed it...
we at length are enabled to send thee on a hand Carding Engine for Cotton, it was much our wish to have foreward it sooner. But on recp t of thy last we had not any Cards on hand suitable, altho. in daily expectation of Receiving a quanity from Leicester Mass , But the risque of sending Coastwise induced us to order them by another Rout, which we have found a tedious business— the boxes where...
Thy favour of 10 th Ins t came duly to hand. I hasten to inform that haveing succeeded beyond my most sanguine hope in constructing of hand Carding Engines, will be much gratified in supplying thee one, with all resonable expedition, and if correct in opinion of the kind wanted, believe it can be ready in about four Weeks, from this I apprehend, from thy Mentioning, that, thy spinning machine,...
On examining our Business at the close of the year, we observe a small P.S. at the bottom of thy fav r to us of 23 rd 9 th M o Last , which, some how most unacountably, we have not replied to, it is an “enquiry concerning domestic Engines for Carding Sheeps wool,”—we have bestowed much thought on the Subject, but as yet have not been able to bring them to the desired size and price for...
Thy fav r of 26 Ult o came to hand a few days since, are sorry thou give thyself a minutes concern about the trifle that was due us, We Received it some days ago from, Gibson & Jefferson as thou expected,— We have considerd the statement thou has given us of the failour of thy Carder to produce Good Rolls—and are of opinon that when it appeard to be fixt as we directed, and “renderd nothing at...
On returning, last evening, from the review of my Brigade, I found two letters of the 8th. inst: from gentlemen of much respectability in Charleston, stating that the present Federal Marshal had signified his intention to resign, & requesting that, as there would be several applicants, I would unite, without loss of time, in their recommendation of William S. Bennett Esqre., who is desirous of...
Although I must acknowledge it is with some degree of reluctance, founded alone on a principle of fear that you may consider it rather assuming in me; still from a high sense of your well established benevolence of heart & beneficence of disposition, I take the liberty of requesting the favour of you, if convenient (but not otherwise) to furnish me with a Merino ram Lamb the latter part of...
… You may, perhaps, be surprised at receiving a letter from one with whom you have had so little intercourse for the last few years. But your surprise will cease when you recollect that my Father, once your Friend, is now in exile; and that the President only can restore him to me & to his country. Ever since the choice of the people was first declared in favor of Mr Madison; my heart, amid...
2 March 1810, Representatives Chamber. Encloses a letter he has detained for some time while waiting to see if the bill for an additional judgeship in the Mississippi Territory would pass. RC ( DNA : RG 59, LAR , 1809–17, filed under “Alston”). 1 p. Alston served as a Republican congressman from North Carolina between 1799 and 1815 and again from 1825 to 1831. Enclosure was probably Marmaduke...
Having determined to retire after the termination of the present session, I am desirous of aiding in carrying into execution the treaty lately entered into with the creek Indians, should the bill now before the House be enacted into a law I will with great pleasure accept the appointment of one of the commissioners to assertain & fix the boundery, I think it would be pleasing to many...
5 November 1811 , “ Representative Chamber .” States that while he was in Petersburg, the collector, Dr. Shore, died, and that he was applied to by almost everyone to recommend Shore’s son, Thomas Shore, as his replacement. The son had been conducting the business of the place for four years during his father’s indisposition. “Coln. Goodwin this moment informed me that he had just received a...
The circumstances are well known which have heretofore prevented these provinces from establishing with the United States of America the relations of amity and strict correspondence which reciprocal interest and a common glory ought to have inspired. At length, the obstacles which were opposed to our desires have been overcome, and we have the fortune to be able to send near your excellency a...
§ From Ignacio Álvarez Thomas. 26 May 1815, Buenos Aires. Takes the opportunity offered by Brig. Gen. José Miguel Carrera’s journey to the United States to present to JM his respects and those of the provinces he commands. These have had the misfortune of being unable to strengthen their ties with their brothers to the north owing to the war between the United States and Great Britain, but the...
thou wert wise in thy Administration:—thou didst Reward thy Officers generally,—but this unpresuming Young man , thou did cruelly overlook.—Use thy unfluence to do him essential Service.—thou art rich,—he is poor and deserving, and in disgust I am afraid will soon throw up his commission.—Be humane & generous as thy nature I know will prompt. RC ( DLC : TJ Papers , 199:35443); undated;...
At the request of several Members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and by the permission of the Vice President Dr. Kirkland I have notified the Member s of the Council to meet at the Academy’s room in Boston on Thursday next at 12 o clock A.M. I am, Sir, with great / respect your hume sert MHi : Adams Papers.
I have the pleasure to announce to you, that at a meeting of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences May 25th. 1813 it was the unanimous wish of the Members as expressed by ballot, that you would continue their President. Very respectfully / your humble Servant MHi : Adams Papers.
I have received your favor of the 8th inst. enclosed in a very valuable Manuscript, relating to the first Settlement of New England by our venerable Ancestors.—On behalf of the A. A. Society , permit me, Sir, to tender You their thanks for this communication.— The Gentleman, from whom you received it, Mr. Wm. Burnet Brown , did remove, as You suppose, from this Commonwealth and was a native of...
This certifies that James Madison is a Member for life of the American Colonization Society. seal of the Society DLC : Papers of James Madison.
The Memorialists, who have herewith subscribed their names, American Citizens residing and Trading at Canton in China, Beg leave in the most Respectful Manner to Represent to your Excellency. That: the Situation of Foreigners in this Country being on a different footing from that of any other Civilized Country, It appears to the Memorialists that the Citizens of the United States Trading here,...
The American Philosophical Society , after having, at Several periods, withstood your Solicitations to be withdrawn from their presidency, have at length, with great reluctance, felt themselves obliged to yield to the decided resignation exp r essed in your letter of the 23d. of november last , and have, accordingly, elected doctor Caspar Wistar to that office. The important connection which...
24 July 1813 , “ Nassau Prison Ship, Chatham (England) .” “We Conceive ourselves in duty bound (at the present crisis) As a Class of Unfortunate Citizens of the United States of America, to Acquaint your Excellency with the following train of circumstances in regard of themselves that has occurred since surrendering themselves up as Prisoners of War to the respective Commanders of British...
20 July 1813 , “ On Board H M Prison Ships in Chatham. ” “This comes from prisoner of war that are Subjects of the United States that have been imprest into H B M Service from his country and friends and have been a long time from thear country and have sence the war broke out between amarica and great Briton gave ourselves up as prisoner of war and have had for the same had very bad wage for...
The Petition of the undersigned Citizens of the United States of America, in Confinement as Prisoners of War at Nassau in the Island of New Providence, one of the Bahama Islands—Humbly sheweth That your Petitioners comprised the Crew of a certain Private Vessel of War lately fitted out in the Port of Charleston under and by Virtue of a Commission from Your Excellency, and which Vessel sailed...
From a long and tedious Imprisonment patience exausted & health Impaird we have taken the liberty to address your Exelency, Concious that you can no other than listen to the complaints of a distress’d Countrymen some of which have been Imprisoned here eight months. We have long been waiteing with a glow of Ambition peculiar to our Countrymen our release and have untill the presant time born it...