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I Expected to a Seen you at Orange Court but Cannot Make it Convenient to Come Down, the Certificates that I left for You the Reason of their not b[e]ing in the Office if you Remember I Told you was by a Mistake of Mr Jno. Nicholas who informd. us that Such was not Cald. Down. The Office at that Time as I understand was Kept at Richmon[d] by Mr. Dunscomb, we Shall Take it as a great favour if...
In reply to yr. favr. I have the honr. to say, that in complyance with yr. request, I have informed my self of the rate of Damages & Interest on protested Bills usual in this City & find that there are two ways, and to comply with my desire to settle with Mr: Mazzei on the most liberall terms; I have choosen that which favours the most the Interest of Mr. Mazzei, of which I have send a...
I recd. your Letter dated 3 April, but to my great surprise, commencing to peruse it, I find you have made a mistake by addressing the Letter intended for me to some other person, I have therefore without investigating the contents returned you the Letter inclosed. The Ship which I expected would enable me to make a final settlement of Mr. Mazzeis concern, is finally arrived, & has brought me...
According to yr. directions, I waithed on Mr Beckley with an intend & the means to settle the claim of Mr. Mazzei, but found to my astonishment a difficulty started about the amount of the Debt, which prevented me from settling it then, as the means where then furnished me by my friend on Condition to recover the Mortgage, it was out of my power to pay what I owed on account, as Mr. Beckley...
In reply to the Letter of 20 March, with which you honrd. me, I am oblidged to say, that unavoidable misfortunes & embarrassments had till now impeded me from complying with the Final settlement of the Debt due Mr. Mazzei, that I was just now beginning to acquire the means to fullfill the payment & had contemplated to advise you thereof, but from a delay in a material event which will enable...
Before I left France Mr: Skipwith prepared the inclosed Papers —for you, & wished very much they should be published—but on a Conversation I had with Him I prevailed on him to retract from that Determination. He however left the Papers with Me & desired I would use my own Discretion as to what Use might be made of them. I have been a good deal indisposed since I had the Pleasure to see you...
Latitude Note These Longitudes though sufficiently correct for common Geographical purposes, will nevertheless be rendered more accurate, when the Meridional Tangent to the west end of Lake Ontario, is carried on to the north boundary of Pennsylvania. Longitude, from the Meridian of Philadelphia °  ′  ″  °  ′  ″  Fort Erie 48.. 53.. 17 N 3.. 39..
A few Weeks since, I receiv’d a Letter addressed to my Father, from a Person in France who signs himself De Lormerie, requesting his application to thee respecting a Deed for a tract of Land in Kentucky; my Father being now gone to Europe the business devolves on me, & as this Gentleman expresses a considerable degree of anxiety on the subject, I hope thou will excuse the liberty now taken by...
I hope you will pardon the liberty I now take in begging your attention to the inclosd. power Atto. when you reflect that the smallness of the Sum to be recd., would not be a sufficient inducement for me to be at the expence of a Journey to Philada. on that business only. I hope therefore you will be so very obliging as to call at the Treasury of the United States, and receive the Interest due...
In October 1790 I wrote to Mr Jefferson concerning my Publick Accts. Mr. Jefferson after communicating the matter to you wrote me on the Subject that you Suppos’d Philadelphia to be the place where alone my business could be settled. He also wrote me that you directed me to get my papers from Mr. Hopkins who they were log’d with and forward them to [you] at Philadelphia and you would put them...