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Prompted by an unfeigned desire to promote the welfare of our common country, I presume respectfully to present for your consideration the outlines of a plan of finance, calculated— To relieve the pressure of taxation; To reduce or pay off the public debt; and, To create a navy, sufficient to protect and sustain our maritime rights. A wise administration will not fail to profit by the...
In the month of September last, I had the honour of enclosing to your Excellency a letter from my Brother in law Mr Jonathan Russell, & also one from George Blake Esqr. which letters were given me with a view to aid me in procuring the appointment of American Consul at the Island of Macao (in China) which I had solicited. I was some time since informed by Thomas Tudor Tucker Esquire (who has...
By the letters I have had the honour of handing you from Jonathan Russell & George Blake Esquires, you will be informed of my desire of obtaining the appointment of Consul for the United States, at the Island of Macao, in the Empire of China. This Island being partly under the authority of the Portuguese (who have a Governour residing there) I have supposed that under existing circumstances, a...
§ From Juan Pablo Anaya. 18 March 1815, New Orleans. Since beginning to plan revolution for their independence, Mexicans have always considered relations with the United States to be necessary for many reasons. They sought in vain for a way to establish such relations under oppression and surveillance by the Spanish government. Secret revolutionary committees in two principal cities of the...
I hope you will pardon me for soliciting your interposition in favor of the bearer hereof, my son Walter G. Anderson who has been in the Navy of the United States for about six years, which service he did not wish to quit, but from a severe stroke of the paralytic his physicians advise him to do so, and as his narrow circumstances render employment of some kind absolutely necessary, your...
Since my last address I have been induced to make an observation to your Excellency that an most rigid precaution is necessary to be taken with the Blacks amongst us I beg you will recollect they have an Emperor amongst them—this I pray your Excellency will particularly notice. A further explanation I can give if necessary. I beg your Excellency will recollect that I look up to you as a father...
I am the unhappy young man to say again that I have not received an answer yet to my last dates —which grieves, me to the quick by Keeping me in suspence. I pray your Excellency will be so good to Send me my documents by return of Post together with an answer or without an answer—as may please your Excellency best. ’Ere’ I close I beg to impress on your mind the observation which I have...
9 July 1812, Baltimore. In his haste to enclose documents concerning himself, neglected to date the letters and to give a return address. May be reached at this place. RC ( DNA : RG 45, ML ). 1 p. Letters not found.
Since I had the pleasure of addressing you this Morning—I have had a conversation with Sergeant Forrest of the Marine Corps and I pray your Excellency will allow me to observe that it is not his friendly disposition which makes him hold his present Situation. I pray you will excuse this but as I look up to you as a father—I consider I have a right to make an observation in where my Countrys...
I take leave to Obtrude upon your time for a few Moments, in behalf of William G D Worthington Esqr., who in consequences of his delicate health, Occasioned as he believes, by the nature of the duties he has to perform, Which require much confinement has apply’d to me, to present his name to you, for Such an appointment, either foreign or domestic, as will afford him more exercise, and for...
Some time ago in a conversation with Col Monroe I informed him that a Bill was then pending, before the Senate, authoriseing the appointment of a Judge, a Marshall and a District Atty., intended for the new Territory of Mobile—Which was comprehended, within the Mississipi District—and Suggested to him a wish, that a Nephew of mine, Thomas D Anderson of Pennsa. Atty at law, might be appointed...
The nominations you Sent in to day—will not be finally acted on for want of time. By a rule of Senate, they must lie one day for consideration—an attempt has been made to Suspend the rule but without Success. If therefore—you consider those nominations of Suffic[i]ent importance—to require the attendance of Senate to morrow—we meet again at Six OClock—and I have taken leave to give you this...
The resignation of the Attorney General, having I apprehend, created Some difficulty, with respect to the choice of a proper Successor—and as it is a Subject much talked of, by many of your real republican friends—and also by others, who evidence a disposition, to decry every Executive act, that will afford the Smallest pretext—and entertaining for you the highest personal respect—and feeling...
I do myself the honor to inclose you a letter which has been Signd by four of the delegation from Tennessee. In explanation of the introductory part of the letter, it may perhaps be necessary to inform you—that Under the two preceeding Administrations—I had Several Occasions in Conjunction with my Colleagues—to adress the Presidents, Under instructions, from the State Legislature of Tennessee,...
In the Course of the communication which Judge Thruston and I had with you, on Monday evening, he mentioned a resolution which had been passed by the Legislature of the Mississipi Territory in relation to Mr Poindexter. The resolution has been handed to me this morning—with a request that I would transmit it to you. Accept Sir assurance of my high and Sincere respect, and Esteem RC and...
The Committee to whom was referd the Nomination of Albert Gallatin to be one of the Envoys Extraordinary, and Ministers Plenipotentiary, to negotiate and Sign a Treaty of peace with Great Brittain, under the Mediation of the Emperor of Russia, to negotiate and sign a treaty of commerce with Great Brittain, and to negotiate and Sign a Treaty of commerce with Russia, Together with the Message of...
I take leave to enclose you, a Copy of a Resolution of the Senate. The Committee appointed by that Resolution, have directed me to inform you, that they will wait on you, at Such time as you may please to appoint, In order to commune with you, upon the matter referd to them. Accept assurance of my high respect. RC and enclosure ( DLC ). RC docketed by JM. For enclosure, see n. 1. The enclosed...
I am authorisd to Say, that Captain David Porter of the Navy of the United States, will accept the appointment of one of the officers of the Navy board—your own knowledge of Captain Porters Charecter and Services, renders any particular recommendation unnessarey—no man in the nation, has more highly appreciated them, than yourself. The Commendation which you have most elegantly bestowed upon...
General John Sevier, Whose time as a representative in Congress, terminated With the recent Session—has express’d a desire to be appointed One of the Commissioners for runing the boundary line, agreeably to the treaty lately made with the Creek Indians. As your acquaintance With him has been of long Standing—it will Only be necessary for me, to express my belief, that his appointment as a...
The first time I had the honor of Seeing you, after your late return from Virginia, you had the goodness to Observe, that you had Recd. a letter from me, respecting Mr. Worthington, my Principal Clerk, and at the same time you Observed, that you entertained a high Opinion of him, but that as few Vacancies happened, and he had not designated any particular kind of Office which he might wish to...
N o 31.537. I have examined and adjusted an Account between the United States and Thomas Jefferson in relation to the Sale of his Library, and find that he is chargeable on said account To Treasury Warrants for amount of the following issued in his favor Viz N o 8584 dated 21 April 1815 ✓ 8580 8585 〃 〃
Being desirous that the application which I now make, Shoud reach you with as little delay as possible, I have taken leave to transmit the enclosed letters directly to you, instead of the more usual course, through the Secretary of State; an additional consideration is; that at this time , I know not where a letter wou’d find Colonel Monroe, whether at Loudon or Albemarle. I am well acquainted...
Having been in the navy Yard at new York as Clerk to the naval Store Keeper there from the 1st. of January 1815 and being on the Purser’s Books at the Small Sum of $400 per Annum I have taken the liberty (though perhaps incorrectly) of writing to you, to Request that you would have the Goodness to allow a Small addition to that which I now get; if it were but $200 more it would be sufficient....
Prehaps you will be surpriz d and no doubt condem the author of the following lines either as an impudent person or at least conclude him conducted by an overheated immginaton but Sir I beg you to pardon the intrusion and listen a moment to the solicitation of a youth who has through the malice of Enemies together Connected with the frailities of inexperience too much to be regretted by the...
Your Favor Sir of the 15 th Ul t has follow’d me to this place—most gratefully do I feel my Obligation to you, for the Trouble you have taken on my Behalf My Father ’s Estate in Albemarle was the only part of his property that he attempted to gaurd for the use of his own offspring, of which I am unhappily sole Survivor—the possibility of my being so, never occur’d to him, for he left two...
At the suggestion of M r H. G. Spafford I enclose the drawings of a new System in boat and Ship building . It is 6 years since I conceiv’d the plan. I have built 2 Vessels on it, one has been running this 3 years from whi c h these few facts are stated. I purpose going to Washington to lay it before the commissioners of the Navy. On the Arguments reasoning & Facts which Sir I take the Liberty...
The numerous, vindictve and malicious Aspersions that have appeared in our public papers to lacerate your Character & reputation—by factious Harpies & party Zealots for the last twenty years have fill’d the breasts of your friends with sorrowfull feelings & vexatious indignation and of none more than the person who now takes the liberty of addressing you— it is a Tax laid on superior Talents &...
I feel a reluctance in addressing myself to you, which the knowledge of your character will always inspire. For to occupy one moment of your time so well employed in noble pursuits, will I fear be too great an intrusion. But when I behold you in the character of the Father and Protector of youth, I am inspired with a confidence which at once overcomes every obstacle. As an individual you are...
Your communication in the late Chonacle has capt all your other transactions—not content with plunging the Provinces in a wicked and unjust Rebellion against the mother Country—not content with hagging with the vilest Nation on Earth, when Great Britain offerd every thing that we could wish, yet by the War was in —Not content after you was forgiven by the Best of Kings & all the true friends...
The nature & importance of the Object of this Prospectus is the only apology I can offer, for an intrusion, that may appear novel & singular. The Preamble as published in the Boston papers , is added, & may give some explanation for me, unnecessary to repeat here—but only add, that this is a proposal for a publication, in which I shall never have any other concern, than as a subscriber, &...
The enormous importation and the great amt. of British Dry goods brought in here on British Acct. totally preclude all Competion on Our part, and our Cotton Mills are fast approaching their dissolution. Lately in the want of exports to meet these enormous importations some 7 or 8 Tons of Cotton yarn was bought up at Very reduced Prices and exported; but I cannot beleive that at present our...
Being retired, as you now are from the affairs of State, you doubtless have much time which you devote to reading. Permit a friend to recommend the writings of Bishop Porteus , the late Bishop of London . Also Dr. Buchanan’s researches in Asia . And should you wish to look at the productions of any Lady I think you would find the writings of Miss Hannah Moore , especially her late work ,...
Mr Gallatin’s Commission to treat of Peace with Great Britain, under the mediation of Russia, bears date the 7th. April 1813. This appointment was made in the Recess of the Senate, and on their meeting, was not approved by them. The letter notifying Mr. Gallatin of this circumstance is dated 5th. August 1813. When it was received by him is not known, but it seems proper that his salary should...
Having got a few seeds from Europe that appear deserving attention, and as some of ‘em may be adapted to a more northern climate than this, I have taken the liberty of sending some of them to Your care—if attending to them will not be convenient for yourself I have no doubt you will put them into the hands of some friend who takes an interest in improving the productions of the country— It is...
Tarragon is a plant, much us’d in Sallads. it hath a Sharp aromatic taste, and contains many oily exalted part and volatile salts. it Fortifies the Heart and Stomach, creates an appetite, and by its volatile and exalted principles, helps Digestion: it provokes Sweat, urine, and woman’s Terms, by attenuating the viscous and gross Juices, and removing the obstacles they encounter in the small...
M Lewis , born August 18, o f 74 in Albemarle . he at first went to common day schools, learning to read, to write & Arithmetic with ordinary facility , he was early remarkable for intrepidity, liberality & hardihood, at eight years of age going alone with his dogs at midnight in the depth of winter, hunting wading creeks where the banks were covered with ice & snow. he might be tracked...
Your friend, who has been long silent, desires once more to address you. And, as it may be the last time, permit him to do it with plainness & solemnity. Thousands of times your unknown friend, has addressed the Almighty Sovereign in your behalf; praying, thro Jesus Christ , our Divine Advocate, that you may be brought to embrace & enjoy, that holy religion, which is taught in the sacred...
The hope of giving you some information that my experience and pursuits in life enable me to furnish; and that in your posession may be usefull to the nation, has prompted me to an act of indecorum, in addressing you, without either acquaintance, or business to authorise it. I have read your letter of the 9 th January last to Benjamin Austin Esquire ; and am much pleased with your explanation...
John Polly is a crazy man and wants to see you very much, If you (or any body) who this should fall in the hands of will Make him hold his tongue it is more than any one else can do previous to this. there fore do not trouble yourselves he is a good Democrat and says bonypart Good man therefore you know how he stands I J K L & M for John Polly RC ( MHi ); partially dated; two words illegible;...
Nothing but the duty which I owe to my Country would have induced me to have intended these Remarks, conceiving it for the interest of the United States to all to the Strength of its Government, that again upon some other trying occation it may not be in the power of one or two States to Hamper the opperations of the General Government, or of individuals in, or out of Congress, from having it...
I have looked to your Library as a source from whence the late national loss might be nearly, perhaps fully, supplied with many valuable works not elswhere to be found; permit me to say therefore, that I shall exceedingly regret to hear that it is, at present , placed any nearer within the reach of those modern vandals, who are the enemies of Literature, the Arts and Sciences. Will a remark...
Believing it essential to the happiness of every Community, that each Individual should aid in promoting the Public Good , leads me, without apology to submit the following Suggestions: Of Primary Importance to this Country, in order to securing its Peace & Prosperity, is the Balance of Trade . One Income to obtain this, is, our own Manufactures . Of these, the most essential are, every...
The enclosed was written by Judge Innis —after perusing the dispatches of gen l Harrison to gov. Shelby . Does your successor pursue your policy? For Gods sake send your mantle to him—or your party here, is ruined —
You will not doubt the sincerity of the writer when he assures you, that he has been upon his knees before God , during a large part of the night, beseeching the Almighty Soverign to have mercy upon our nation & save our devoted land from the horrors of war, with which we are threatned. If God saved Nineveh when it was threatened, we know not but we may be saved by looking up to his throne of...
What do you think of y e times & c NB—the times are better y n yesterday or y e day before in y e opinion of RC ( MHi ); addressed: “The Late President of US of N AM a Mail”; franked and postmarked; endorsed by TJ as an “insane” letter received 12 Dec. 1810 from an “Illegible” author (see reproduction elsewhere in this volume) and so recorded in
At a meeting of the Members, of the “Antient Plymouth Society . (Instituted in the Seventeenth Century; in commemoration of the first landing of our Fore Fathers, in New England , and preserved, thro succeeding generations to the present day:) in the City of NewLondon, State of Connecticut , on the 16 th March 1809 , at Otis’s Hall ; previous notice being given to all the Members; James Hochie...
Mr. Antrobus presents his respects to The President and Mrs. Madison and will have the honor of dining with them on Thursday next. NN .
Not having found a convenient opportunity to communicate personally to you, a part of the object of my journey to this City, will you permit me to state that I left Calais with permission from Genl. Armstrong, to attend to my own private concerns in this Country. The close Blockade of the District over which my Commission extends, enabled me for a time, to leave it, without inconvenience to...
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...
Early in the present month, I convey’d, by the Brig adeline , Capt n Jenkins for Baltimore , a letter to you from M r Mazzei .—He has now requested me to forward the duplicate, by which you will perceive, he is desirous of Receiving the whole amount for which his house & lot in Richmond was sold, suggesting that a much greater interest can be obtain’d in