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I am compelled to be in Charlotesville early tomorrow, And will most certainly call, And give You the Drafts time enough, to send it by this weeks Mail, if I supposed it cou d possibly make the smallest difference with You I wou d with pleasure send it by the boy RC ( MHi ); addressed: “Thomas Jefferson esqr Monticello”; inconsistently endorsed by TJ as a letter of 7 Feb. received 6 Feb. 1817...
Yours of the 26 Ult o came to hand yesterday After an absence of several weeks from my Seat in the house in consequence of indisposition, I returned on Monday last & found to my very great surprise that Co l Yancey availing himself of the absence of M r Maury M r Thweatt
Your favor of Jan. 18. was long on the road, as happens often with our winter mails; and altho’ it has been some days at hand, incessant occupations have put it out of my power sooner to answer it. I look back with great pleasure to the times of our early acquaintance, now nearly 30. years past, and I bear fully in mind the services you rendered our country in the Consulate at Havre ; and...
Your favor of Jan. 2. did not come to my hands until the 5 th instant. I concur entirely in your leading principles of gradual emancipation, of establishment on the coast of Africa , and the patronage of our nation until the emigrants shall be able to protect themselves. the subordinate details might be easily arranged. but the bare proposition of purchase by the United states generally would...
Permit me to request your attention to the enclosed—I have endeavored to convey my sentiments with perspicuity & energy—The subject is a most important one, & I obeyed the impulse of duty—Conscious how much prejudice I have to encounter, I hope that some abler pen, will strengthen what is weak & enlighten what may be obscure— RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ as received 16 Feb. 1817 and so recorded...
In a late letter from mr Spafford of Albany I received the inclosed with a request that after perusal I would forward it to you, adding a desire that, when read, you would address it under cover to him, as he sets some value on the possession of it. his object in desiring making the communication to either of us is not explained, but perhaps it may be understood by you. your frank on a blank...
I have read with pleasure and edification the pamphlet and documents you were so kind as to send me. the attempt seems really extraordinary, in this age and country, to sieze on private and voluntary funds under spiritual authority. and it is a novelty in any country to impose a teacher against the will of the employers. I have always supposed it as a principle of every church that endowment...
I have built, as you perhaps know, very expensive manufacturing and grist mills on the Rivanna river , near this place, the canal to which alone has cost me 20,000. Dollars. the Rivanna company claim a right to use this canal for navigation, independently of my permission, and of the regulations necessary to prevent obstruction to the operation of my mills. this obliges me to bring a suit in...
Your favor of Jan. 26. reached me two days ago, and I am glad to see that our merchants, as well as our rulers, are at length looking to principles of navigation which, as Secretary of state, I submitted to them in a Report of Dec. 1793 .— the crew of the Armstrong have also my sincere prayers for indemnification either thro’ our government or from it: for a more gallant conduct than theirs...
Your favor of Jan. 17. is just now recieved. I readily see how desirable it is that the steam-boat, hitherto confined to ti de waters, should extend it’s benefits to the river navigation of the upper country; and I shall with pleasure communicate the prospect of it which the letter you have favored me with gives, to the circle of society around me. but, dear Sir, this is small; I am grown old,...
Understanding that you keep supplies of Codfish and of Tongues and sounds, I have to ask the favor of you to furnish me with a Kental of good dumbfish , and a keg of tongues and sounds. mr Gibson my correspondent in Richmond , will be so good as to recieve & forward them and to pay you the amount on presenting him this letter Accept the tender of my respect PoC ( MHi ); on verso of portion of...
The petition of Count Barziza was rejected some time past in the House of Delegates I have kept a watchful eye on the Turnpike Bill to which you desired me to attend. M r Thweat has shewn a very friendly anxiety on the occasion. I spoke to several of my friends in the low House of Delegates , to cooperate with him. M r Maury has been ill nearly the whole of the session. But an agreement has...
I recieved last night your two favors of Jan. 30. and all the books have been received as stated in your account . I have now to request you to send me a copy of your dictionary; let the 1 st vol. come first as being most immediately wanting. I have no doubt you are correct as to the 31.D. and that mr Gibson is so also. he has probably charged me on ordering payment, and his correspondent in...
I recieved in December from M r Dufief of Philadelphia a letter of the 16 th of that month informing me he had not recieved a sum of 31.D. which I had notified to him that you would be so kind as to remit him. I immediately inclosed him the sum in bank notes. a few days short time after this, say Jan. 19. your favor of the 16 th came to hand inclosing my account, in which I found the...
I now send you a copy of my bill and of the documents which I have been longer getting ready than I expected. there is still a document N o 6. wanting. this copy of both bill & documents is prepared for your use and that of mr Peyton also engaged in the cause, but when that is done I will ask the return of both, as I ought to preserve them among my papers. the bill is long, and perhaps too...
To the honorable John Brown , Judge of the Superior court of Chancery holden at Staunton. Humbly complaining sheweth unto your Honor your Orator Thomas Jefferson of the county of Albemarle that Peter Jefferson father of your orator was in his lifetime seised and possessed as in feesimple of a certain tract of land called Shadwell , on the North side of the Rivanna river , and adjacent thereto...
At a meeting of the Directors of the Rivanna company at Shadwell mills on Wednesday the 12 th Sep. 1810. present W m D. Meriwether , Nimrod Bramham , John Kelly and Dabney Minor . Upon taking a view of
I submitted the Indenture I recieved from you to the Directors at a meeting which they held a few days ago since, when all were present. tho’ none of them had attempted a similar instrument, it was generally determined that yours, in several parts, was exceptionable. I was instructed to draw up one from yours, according to their ideas of what would be right; which I now inclose together with...
At a meeting of the Directors of the Rivanna company at Charlottesville on Tuesday 8 th of January 1811. present William D. Meriwether , Nimrod Branham , Dabney Minor and John Kelly . Upon further consideration the Directors resolve to carry the navigation thro the bed of the river, and not through
By the above extract you will see the course which the Directors have determined finally to pursue. this may surprise you perhaps after the last conference which you held together, as they then thought the canal would afford the best course, and seemed to accede to the propositions you made. but upon further consideration of all the circumstances, the responsability which would attach to them...
Statement. The legislature passed an act 1. see Session acts of 1794. in 1794 . authorising those who would subscribe money for that purpose, to open the navigation of the Rivanna river , from the highest point capable of being made navigable to the town of Milton . under this act subscriptions to a large amount were obtained, and commissioners chosen to ascertain the highest point of...
1816. Dec. 27. The act of 1816 . Feb. 13. c. 46. having been passed since the date of the preceding letter , it may not be amiss to bestow some thoughts on the present state of the subject. What is the line of discrimination between the waters which may be exclusively private property, and those on which the public may have some claim? by the common law of England it is that at which the...
Yours of the 27th ult has been with me three or four days the 20 Dollars which it Contained are at your Credit for which accept my thanks this day fortnight I sent you the third proof which has not yet been returned and it is ten days since the fourth proof was sent off and it has not returned I delayed answering two or three days in hopes that they might be with me in that time and that I...
I have duly recieved your favor covering the letter from mr Sullivan and have addressed the answer to himself directly. if his plan of applying the steamboa d t to the upper navigation succeeds it will be of great advantage to us. For political news we look to your quarter, and our neighborhood offers nothing worth communicating. we have had near a month of very hard weather, the thermometer...
Your very obliging and interesting letter was sent after me from New York . I cannot thank you enough for so great a favor. I hope I have not transgressed in Suffering a part of it to be published in the national intelligencer where it will appear tomorrow. It was done at the desire and upon Consultation with some that respect you most, The time pressed and the accession of force to what I may...
I have to ask the favor of you to procure for me from your correspondents in Boston the following window glass of the best quality   50. panes 12. I. square. 50. d o 12. by 18. I. 10. d o 24. by 18. I. M r Gibson my correspondent in Richmond will do me the favor to pay the amount on delivery, and presenting to him this letter. Accept the tender of my respect. PoC
Your favor of the 2 d is recieved, and you are welcome to the use of my sextant for the rest of your survey. My grandson Francis Eppes is now here, learning Spanish. we expect he will be so far advanced in a couple of months as to be able to go on by himself. he will then be to go to some school, to a carry him on in his Latin & Greek, in the former of which he is has still much to learn, in...
From the best Information I can procure here The Composition for lining Cisterns consists of ⅕ German Terrace or Cement (an imported Article) mixed with ⅘ of Lime. This mixture is said to be perfectly insoluble, and even to harden in water. I regret that this trifling piece of Information is the only method I have of evin c ing my grateful sense of your kind hospitality, and of the essential...
I forwarded to you a few days ago by the mail, a print of the characters distinguishable on the Chaldean bricks , lately brought to New york . It did not seem likely at that time, I should trouble you so soon again. But the request of Richard C. Derby Esq. to carry a note of introduction to you, determines me to put pen to paper sooner than I expected. This gentleman informs me he intends to...
an Accurrence took place som time past, w h caused a desire to write to thee, hoping som imbecility of a mind frequently weak, need not always separate friends, to wit Reading our friend Ch s Thomsons Synopsis on the Evangelists, a thing New to me. & agreeable, particularly a Note appearing to Reconcile the apparently different genealogies, of the Lord Jesus , given in Matt w & Luke.—for th’o...