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I have received your Letter written at Sea dated the 1st of May, and was pleased that you had kept your promise of writing to me, and I hope you will continue to inform me of what you see in your Tour, which you have marked out, in your Letter, when you tread upon the ground where Shakespear was born You will naturaly feel a veneration for the Spot, and wish for some spark of his genius. when...
I have received by the last Post the letters enclosed from Mr Carlton a member of the Council of this State whilst I was in the Chair, & from Mr Wood, a member of the House of Representatives of the UStates, recommending for Office Samuel Parker Esqr. Altho I have no recollection of this Gentleman, the opinions of those first mentioned would confirm my own in regard to him, they being...
I have not the smallest trace in my memory of the transaction you state as between Col o Robert Lewis and myself respecting lands in the fork. it must have been a matter of conversation only between us, and if I recieved any papers from him they must have been returned, or they would have been now among my papers, which I have searched and find none such. it is most certain I never was...
To relief a while mÿ distressed mind I take up again your interesting favour of July 13—but do not expect, I make no pretence to it, that I Shall answer it as it deserves, as I Should wish—It is but Seldom, that I can persuade myself to come up to this pitch—but I am fully convinced of your indulgence. I know that even an indifferent line is not unacceptable to your kindness. I entered Some...
As sister Ellen is writing to mama my Dear Virginia , I will write also by this opportunity, to you, for I suppose you will expect a letter in return for the one you favour’d me with when you were here . we arriv’d here in safety after a journey pleasant enough, for the weather was very fine except being rather cold, mornings & evenings, but we were well wrapt up, having a cloak apiece of...
Presuming you are a member of the house on which the inclosed bill is drawn, I take the liberty of forwarding it to yourself, with a request that when at maturity you will be so good as to pay have it paid to the order of Gibson & Jefferson of Richmond Your friends at Warren & Carsbrook were well three days ago. the former were expecting mrs Hollins erelong. we presume you will accompany her,...
I cannot refrain from addressing a few lines to you, to intreat of you, to calm your agitated mind, and to quiet your distressed Heart, for the Sake of Your Surviveing Friends—and turn your thoughts upon those blessings you still possess. You have So repeatedly been called to endure these Heartrending trials, that all the consolations which Religion affords, and the Scripture offers, are...
Presuming on your havg returned home, at the time you intended, I send you a mass of the letters &ce which have successively reached me during your absence. Some of them are of very inferior importance, but it may be well to give you an opportunity of lightening your future burden. The convention necessarily brought up the question whether it required an anticipated meeting of Congs....
I had visited the principal ports of Italy, & resided two months at Naples, when (on 26 Jany) I received the distressing intelligence of Mr Barlows decease; duty to my excellent friend induced me to abandon my further plans with regard to Italy, & immediately to return hither, for the purpose of giving comfort & assistance as far as in my power to his disconsolate widow. I left Naples on the...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Palmer and returns the Prospectus of the Historical Register with his subscription, which he with pleasure subjoins to it, in the hope that he will have some agent in Richmond to whom the price may be annually paid. wishing him all the success which so useful a Repertory merits, he tenders him the assurance of his respect. PoC ( MHi ); dateline at...
In my last, I informed you particulars of the death of M r Pirney , and the uncomfortable situation we were in, on account of the Debt due to us; which with a few others bare exceeding hard upon us. since that, I have found his Account for his services in attending Gov r Lewis ; a Copy of which I thought it proper to forward you. our situation at present is so pressing that anything you can...
Your letter of the 20th. instant reached me yesterday morning. The subject which it presents to my view is highly interesting, and has received all the consideration which so short a time has enabled me to bestow on it. My wish to give you an early answer, in complyance with your request, has induc’d me to use all the dispatch which the delicacy & importance of the subject would permit. The...
The inclosed will afford, (it is presumed) no information to You, accept it, however, as an Evidence of the high respect and Esteem which for you is Entertained—by me. accept Sir, my best wishes for your felicity— Your Obed t serv t RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esq r Late President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received 13 Mar. 1811 and so recorded in SJL ....
It was long desireable that an Exposé of the causes and character of the War between the U.S. & G.B. should remedy the mischief produced by the Declaration of the Prince Regent & other mistatements which had poisoned the opinion of the World on the subject. Since the pacification in Europe & the effect of that and other occurrences in turning the attention of that quarter of the World towards...
The interest of the subject itself must excuse this communication, if you should think it requires an apology. I am prevailed upon to make it by motives altogether of a public nature. Congress having supported your recommendation by passing an act authorising hostilities against Algiers a squadron is to be sent to the Medittarranean. The naval renown of this country stands now so very high...
I have received your favor of the 22 d inst. on the subject of the Property left by the late m r Bellini —In order that I might understand this subject; I applied yesterday to m r Bracken to be informed what remained in his hands, before I should determine to act under the Authority you have been pleased to say you will confide to me. From m r Bracken I learn that he has in his hands, perhaps,...
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter, dated the 5 th of this month , on the subject of a petition, presented to the Legislature, by the Rivanna Company —If that subject should come before the Senate, I will take pleasure, in investigating the facts, and in presenting them to the other members of our house, in their true character— RC ( MHi ); endorsed by TJ as received 13 Jan. 1813...
As I am reduced to the necessity of copying all my own Letters, and as one of the duties the most indispensable to my heart is that of punctuality in my Correspondence with you, I have made it a principle to have my Letter ready for you in the Morning of the Post-day upon which it is dispatched, although it does not go to the Post-Office, untill 8 in the Evening. Hence it was that I had only...
The solicitude I feel for the safety of Baltimore induces me to Claim your attention for a moment on that subject. Heavy guns have been procured by the City, and Considerable preparations made by the Citizens for its deffence, and with the aid of the drafted militia ordered into service, I have little doubt in a few days we will be able to meet and repell the Enemies present force, provided we...
In consequence of the packets being prevented from playing betwe e n this and Philad a , I am deprived of the means of doing any thing in the porter line. S. H Smith being lately appointed Commissioner of the revenue, will have the disposing of a variety of offices, Such as, assessors, stamper &c. Collectors will be appointed by the President . A line from you to the President and m r
Having already written to Mrs Adams, by this conveyance, my dear Madam, I cannot think of losing, so favorable an opportunity, of repeating my thanks for your kind care of l my beloved Children; of whose happiness and welfare, I have a full conviction while under your protection—Never untill now , did I so sensibly feel the loss, of the little property I was once taught to expect, I might then...
The annual meeting of the United States’ Military Philosophical Society will be held in the City of New York on Monday the first day of November next: The time of the day and place of meeting will be made known through the daily papers of the preceding week. The business which will then come before the Society will be 1. To receive Reports relative to the affairs of the Society since the last...
Two days before I left Washington , I had the pleasure to receive your letter of the 14 h of April .—This letter was of two much importance to me to be hastily answered amidsst amidst the hurry of the preparations necessary to my leaving Washington , and I brought it with me hither in hopes that I should find more leisure than at home to say to you all that is upon my mind in relation to the...
I lent you some years ago the harness of our family gigg, until you could get one made for your own. mrs Marks tells me your gigg is now demolished and out of use. mine has been used with one of our chariot harness. a neighbor asks the loan of it to go a journey, and if we let one of our set of harness go, we shall not be able to use the carriage until his return which will be very distant....
I have the mortification to inform you, that this morning, about 2 o’clock, a fire broke out in the Mill-house, a wooden building, belonging to the Mint; which is consumed, together with an adjoining building containing the rolling & drawing machines; & also the melting house. The front part of the building, containing the coining presses, the office, & assayers department is uninjured. The...
I have duly recd. your several letters of   and of May 2. The views you have taken of the late intelligence from France will justly claim all our attention. Should war ensue between G. B. & F. our great objects will be to save our peace & our rights from the effect of it; and whether war ensue or not, to take advantage of the crisis, to adjust our interests with both. It is particularly...
On Saturday morning, Mr: Goulburn took, the last of the British Legation, his departure for London, and Mr: Bayard and Mr: Clay, took theirs, together for Paris—Mr Gallatin proposes to go this day, and thenceforth I shall be the only member of either mission left here—When we signed the Treaty, I expected to have been prepared to leave the City by this day—Since then I have postponed my...
Ca. 6 January 1810. Urges appointment of William Henry Harrison to a second term as territorial governor. Printed broadside ( DNA : RG 46, Territorial Papers of the Senate). Addressed “To the Honorable the President and Senate of the United States.” Signed by Nathan Deen and thirty others. Undated. Cover dated Jeffersonville, 6 Jan. Reprinted in Carter, Territorial Papers, Indiana , 7:710–11.
Will you be so good as to assist me from a doubt. Mr Gillies , historiographer to the king for Scotland has translated Aristotle ’s works into english. I have not seen the original, nor a translation into any other language than the beforementioned; but from the introductions to the Several books “on polities,” & the notes, remarks & conclusions, altogether foreign from the text, of the great...
Your esteemed favor of the 20th of Oct. was duly recieved. Such a gratifying & valuable testimonial of your confidence, & of the esteem of my other political friends, could not fail to beget a wish that it were in my power to accept of the honorable office, rendered vacant by the death of the late Judge Cushing. But my encreasing years & difficulty of sight admonish me, in a tone, which can...