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I have rec d your two letters of the 25. & 30. Ult . I have not yet seen any of the Secretaries to whom you have written on the subject of the papers relating to the Batture . I take for granted they will readily comply with your request. M r Gallatin is absent on a visit to his Farm in the Western parts of Penns a . But his chief Clk will I presume be able to furnish the papers, if any, lying...
Being requested by “ the Society of Artists of the United States ,” now forming in this city to transmit to you a Copy of their “Constitution,” I would beg leave herewith to enclose it;—should the establishment of an institution of this nature meet your approbation, the Society would consider themselves much honored by your signature & support. The pleasure & readiness you have always...
I recieved your letter of the 14 , not ( untill the 28 when I immediately bought the oil, but there has not been a boat from Milton since, by which I could sent send it; the first few bottles cost a Dollar by the bottle
I have had the Honor to receive your Letter of the 30 th Ult. and in compliance with the request it contains I have now the pleasure to send you such of the Papers in this Office relative to the Batture , as can be prepared in time for the Mail of today. The residue shall be forwarded by the next Mail. RC ( DLC ); in John Graham’s hand, signed by Smith; at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esq r...
List of Papers sent to M r Jefferson 4 th June 1810— Gov r Claiborne’s Letter. 3 d Sep r
Yours of the 29 th ult , I had the pleasure of receiving yesterday. Having I believe a very clear- view of all matters of Account in detail now pending, I feel much confidence and certainty in advising the application of the £210.—provided you are satisfied that you never paid the actual money to the Exors of John Fleming —For the surv g executor Judge Fleming waited on the Commissioner with...
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...
5 June 1810, Department of State. Acknowledges letters and enclosures from Armstrong received on 21 May. Protests strongly against France’s decision to seize American vessels as announced in the letter from the duc de Cadore to Armstrong [14 Feb. 1810]. Describes French policy as “an act of violence, which under existing circumstances is scarcely less than an act of war [and] necessarily...
Your letter dated Apr. 29. never came to my hands till our last post of the 1 st inst. the research it desired has occupied some time. I am not in the habit of stating my accounts in a ledger, depending on a very exact entry of all pecuniary transactions in a journal. settling most things at short hand, this answers sufficiently; but in those of long standing the research becomes...
Captain Thomas of the Express, a vessel belonging to Mr: W. R. Gray arrived here a few days ago, and brought me your kind favour of 31. Decr: and 12. January—It was the second letter from you, that I have had the pleasure of receiving, and after several months of expectation gave me new reason for rejoycing at the final release of these regions from the chains of Winter. The ship Horace,...
A. C. Cazenove has the honour of acknowledging the receipt of Mr. Madison’s note of the 30th. Ulto. with an inclosure for Madeira, which will go per brig Columbia expected to sail tomorrow, now detained for want of seamen; to inform him that an other vessel will sail from hence for that port in 8 or 10 days, & he will be happy in forwarding by her any letter Mr. Madison may be pleased to...
I had the Honor to forward to you by the last Mail, most of the Papers belonging to this Department, which relate to the Batture . I now send the residue and should add to them a copy of the Instructions under which the Marshal took possession of that Property, were they to be found on our Records. RC ( DLC ); in John Graham’s hand, signed by Smith; at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esq r...
List of Papers sent to M r Jefferson 6 th June 1810 —from the Dept of State. Three Letters from M r Livingston to the Sec y of State the one without date the others dated
I have caused one of our papers of to-day to be forwarded to you: it contains an enquiry applicable to yourself; and, though the receipt of the paper might apprize you of the purpose for which it was sent, yet, sir, I thought it due to your station, character and consequence, to accompany “The Whig” with this note, which is written to assure you, that no disrespect was meant by the insertion...
The delicate situation of Mrs. Rodney at the death of her father compelled me to return home & has since detained me. She was however confined the evening before last & has presented me a daughter. In a few days I trust she will be in a situation to leave, and I shall promptly repair to Washington. Private business of considerable consequence, & of a pressing nature in Philadelphia will claim...
I hope & believe that I am not interested in the late Surrender of the American property by the King of Holland to the Emperor of France. I therefore may be permitted to give my Opinion on the Course that the U. S. ought to pursue, being (as to Interest) unbiassed. Holland has by a Solemn treaty transferred all the American property in her Ports to the Emperor of France. Holland then has, by a...
Dr. his Excellency James Madison for Master John P Todd 1810. College Charges as specified in the Prospectus June. 7. Mending Linen Stockings &c 3 "  Doctor’s fees and Medicines 4 "  Paper Slates Quills &c 3 "  Postage and Penny Post Commission " 46½ Six Months board and Tuition in Advance  115   125 46½ 1809. Classic Books. Novem. 10.
I arrive on the 6 th Inst. at Mr Madisons farm Blackmeadow with the merino sheep and wool that is Jointly Between you and Mr Madison will be Glad you would send some person to take charge of the wool and the sheep one of the Ewes has a lamb of the female kind the other Ewe is not with lam who Ever You send to take charge of the Sheep and wool please Give them an order for the deliverry of them...
Having permission from the Secretary of state to ask a communication of any papers in his office relating to the case of the batture , I will take the liberty of addressing myself to you in the detail to avoid giving him unnecessary trouble. I am particularly anxious to get the Memoire of Moireau de Lislet on that subject, & with the least delay possible. if in your office (as I know it was)...
This will Serve to introduce to your acquaintance M r Elliott Alcocke , who is desirous of entering into the Service of the united states and wishes a recommendation to the Secretary at war . any favor that you may think proper to confer upon him of this kind, will be thankfully acknowledged by y r ob t Serv t RC ( DLC
Since I rendered the account of our Merinos sent on by My Overseer, I have learnt, that Mr. Hooe of Alexanda. considers the lamb yeaned after their arrival, as allotted to him by the intention of Mr. Jarvis. I have not yet investigated the merits of his claim, by comparing what he may have recd. from Mr. J. with the language of Mr. J’s letter to me; but I think it very possible that the claim...
8 June 1810, Richmond. Implores JM to send him money so that he can extricate himself from debt and save his character from ruin. “You are surrounded with all the pomp and Splender this world can afford thousands at your command three or four hundred dollers you would Scarcely miss out of your coffers.” RC ( DLC ). 2 pp.
Letter not found. 8 June 1810. Acknowledged in Macon to JM, 13 June 1810 . Suggests two cities other than New York where Madison Macon could gain commercial experience.
I have this moment met with your waggoner who tells me that you are all well. I have expected for some time to of recieved a letter from you—but have not received one yet, I expected you were Gone to Richmond , before this agreable to what you told me which I expected was the reason of my not Gitting one from you, I should of bin over before this but have bin very much put to it to Git Iron to...
Since I rendered the account of our Merinos sent on by my Overseer , I have learnt, that M r Hooe of Alexand a considers the lamb yeaned after their arrival, as allotted to him by the intention of M r Jarvis . I have not yet investigated the merits of his claim, by comparing what he may have rec d from M
Your favor of the 30 th ult o found me at this place where I have been detained by the situation of M rs Rodney who lost her father a few weeks ago, & who has just been confined with her tenth child. All my papers on the subject of the Batture are at Washington . In the course of eight or ten days I shall be there, & will send you the paper you mention, or any others you may desire. I should...
I am very glad that the young Fig trees arrived safe, and also that the former ones were still alive. I am much obliged by your kindness in reserving one of the Sheep dogs for me, and if not yet disposed of in consequence of not meeting with a good conveyance hither I must request your further kindness in sending them by the messenger you will despatch for your Merinos to the President’s ,...
In compliance with the request of the General Assembly, of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania I have the honor to transmit to You a copy of certain resolutions adopted at their last Session. With high respect & consideration Your Obt. Svt. In the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Whereas the Legislature of Pennsylvania at their last Session, made so explicit an avowal of their...
The Gentleman who bears you this is desirous of presenting to your view a Model of his own invention for improving the Art of distillation, and as I know how prone you are to encourage discoveries of every kind to what ever department of science they may belong, I take the liberty of introducing him to your Notice—Whether to encourage any scheme which may facilitate the means of inebriety can...
Since my arrival in this country I have heard it generally remarked, that windmills would be exceedingly useful here.—They are in use on the mississippi , but not constructed on any plan, that I know of, which I think to be so managable & useful as the plan I now present to you.— It is of my own invention, never having seen or heard of any thing of its construction. I forward it to you for the...
Signification of the letters in the drawing, A Axletree, say 15 inches diameter. B. Arm, say 9 feet long. C Large sail, say 6 feet by 4. D Paddle, or small sail E Pivot shaped like those of steelyards. F Cap roof fast to the axle to prevent rain passing down. G Roof. H Joist, or plate.
I had the Honor to write you on the 22 March whereof the proceeding is a Copy. By the late arrivals we have reason to believe, that the Emperor of France means to shut all the European Ports against our vessels—it appears that most of those that are there, together their Cargoes are sequestered & many condemnations actually taken place; I am therefore afraid that not only the Property which I...
I had heard of your arrival in the Atlantic states some time since, and yesterday recieved your favor from N. Orleans of May 4. announcing your intended voyage, and that I should have the pleasure of seeing you at Monticello . this would at all times be highly welcome to me, but during this season will be peculiarly so, on account of the proceedings which are the subject of your letter. I have...
I had this Morning the Honor to receive your Letter of the 7 th Inst: requesting that I would send you by the return of Post the Memoire of Moreau de Lislet on the subject of the Batture . This Paper is, I believe, in the hands of the attorney General and agreeably to your directions I have written to him to send it either to you or to me as soon as possible. M r Poydrass no doubt has it; but...
The nail rod which you have so long expected, and which was shipped from Philadelphia the 12 th of last month , was only received a few days since. It was forwarded to day by a M r Fitch , to whome we had to pay 12/. on account of the carriage. I inclose you a note for your signature, with which to renew the one in the bank. I likewise inclose you a
Yours of the 8 th is recieved. I thought it had been agreed between us that I should give you information only when I should be notified of the time of my attendance in Richmond , and that not writing would be evidence to you of my continuance at home. in fact my journey to Richmond is put off to the Fall. I shall therefore be at home till the middle of July, about which time I shall go to...
I learn from mr Thweatt that in the settlement of the accounts in the case of Skelton’s v. Wayles’s representatives, some doubt has arisen whether a sum of £210, the price of three negroes which I purchased of John Fleming’s estate, has not been erroneously stated by me to be still in my hands, as mr W. Fleming , the surviving exr of John Fleming , supposes it to have been paid. my statement...
Articles of the personal estate of Bathurst Skelton dec d which came to the hands of Th: Jefferson , & which stand in account to the credit of that estate. £ s d 1772. Jan. 18. By amount of houshold articles, as per inventory recorded 65–10–10½ 1774. Apr. 16.
Every moment of Amusement that I am able to afford you, is an Addition to my happiness, for which reason I send you from time to time all such numbers of Duanes papers as contain any new Speculations upon the state of our Country.—The enclosed, is I suppose of that nature, for I have read its title only. Have you seen Sillimans travels int o England, Scotland & Holland? They are gener ally...
I ought to have written to you before this day and have informed you of my Safe return home. benefitid by my excursion—on fryday I left Haverhill and went on to Newbury port, where I was kindly received and hospitably entertaind by mrs Coombs and family: my cold became less troublesome, and on Saturday morning we Sat our faces homeward. the morning was cloudy, and warm. we proceeded Slowly,...
From some circumstances which have come to my knowledge, I am induced to think, that measures are adopted to shake the confidence of Government, in their district attorney, George Blake Esqr. If so, the grounds are said to be, his having had in his office, a brother, & his having associated with native & foreign gentlemen, of different politicks . I regret exceedingly, that reports of this...
I have received your favour of the 8 Inst. I am very sensible of the obligation I am under to you for the trouble which your willing to take in favour of my Son. I have no particular preferance in favour of New York over the two Citys which you have mentioned further than it was Madisons choice & I would have wished to have gratifyed him in it. If it is necessary to pay more than his board &...
As Mr. Erving leaves Town early in the Morning and it is now past Midnight I have scarcely Time to do more than acknowledge the Receipt of your kind Letter by Dr Logan. In a few Days I will trouble you with a Letter of some Length. The newspapers will apprize you of the Violence & Injustice of France towards the U. S. I hope it will be found possible (at least until England does us Justice) to...
I took the liberty last fall of submitting to your inspection, as our Patron, Mr Massons Lectures on Fortification which he had presented to the U. S. Mily. Philo: Society. Besides the satisfaction of producing in our own Language the french improvements in this art, I was desirous of knowing whether you thought the Subject worthy of publication and dissemination. Brigadier General Morton of...
13 June 1810, Providence. Reports that Justice William Cushing will resign from the Supreme Court and suggests Barnabas Bidwell be nominated as his replacement. Bidwell’s appointment would “gratify our friends in New England, and afford no cause for censure to our Enemies.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, LAR , 1809–17, filed under “Bidwell”). 1 p. Fenner was the Republican governor of Rhode Island, 1807–11.
13 June 1810, Cincinnati, Ohio. Circumstances prevented his traveling to France, and a member of Senate has told him the office to which he previously aspired is still vacant. Hopes JM can act while Senate is in recess. Demands from a numerous family require that he find “any office, of Small Emolument.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, ML ). 1 p.
I received from the hands of M r John Smith the letter of recommendation You wrote me in his favor, and I have made it a particular duty to shew this amiable Young Gentleman all the attentions & procure for him all the satisfaction to which he has such distinguished claims. he is now upon the moment of his departure for Moscow where he contemplates spending a part of the Summer. M r Smith will...
Mr. Thweatt my particular friend and connection expecting that an excursion he is to make will put it in his power to pay his respects to you personally, en passant, and being desirous to do so, I with pleasure present him to you as a gentleman of perfect worth, and of sincere zeal in those political principles which you & I have so steadily cultivated. His energy in their support has been...
M r Thweatt my particular friend and connection expecting that an excursion he is to make will put it in his power to pay his respects to you personally, en passant, and being desirous to do so, I with pleasure present him to you as a gentleman of perfect worth, and of sincere zeal in those political principles which you & I have so steadily cultivated. his energy in their support has been...
I wrote you on the 11 th in answer to yours of the 4 th and yesterday recieved yours of the 7 th announcing to me the melancholy information of the death of my most esteemed friend mrs Eppes . an intimate and affectionate acquaintance of 40. years with her had always rendered her very dear to me. nearly the last of my early & most beloved friends has now dropt off, and I really view myself as...