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I feel exceedingly honored as well as gratified by your kind notice of my humble labours. Your Letter, which I shall preserve with Care, will be a proud Testimony to my descendents, that their Ancestor enjoyed the esteem of one of the most illustrious among the illustrious founders of this great Empire. I have not read either Bryant’s Analysis nor Dupuis’ Culte Universal, but Shall read them...
I am honoured with your letter of the 5th. inst. If you have felt pleasure in recognizing in me the friend & pupil of a Man whom you knew & esteemed; you may judge of my Satisfaction, in discovering that his modest mind had not escaped your just discernment. He was all that you describe; to all Mankind he was an enlightened instructor; to me he was almost a father, for he loved me with filial...
The honor you have done me by noticing my weak productions & encouraging my endeavours to be useful to a Country to which I am under So many & Such great obligations; a Country that has kindly received me into its bosom, & treated me (a stranger) as a child of the family, emboldens me to take the liberty of presenting you with a Copy of the proceedings which have taken place on the opening of...
Mr LeVasseur having undertaken to write an Account of the Journey of Genl Lafayette thro’ the United States, sends to me regularly the Chapters of his book, as fast as it progresses, that it may be translated & published in this Country. In the 15th. Chapter, containing the Account of the General’s Journey to Monticello and Montpelier, he introduces the Memorial & Remonstrance, which it is...
I beg leave to introduce to your acquaintance, Mr Fournier, an Advocate of the Paris Bar, and his friend Mr D’Orsay, a Gentleman of a respectable family in France, both men of information & such as we like to see—travelling thro’ our Country, whither they have come partly on business, & partly for the acquisition of Knowledge. They are desirous of seeing in you one of those Fathers of our...
The two letters which you have done me the honor to write to me, dated the 6 th & 7 th ultimo , have been laid by me before the Historical Committee of the Philosophical Society , together with the valuable Manuscripts which accompanied them. They have directed me to return you their warm thanks for these fresh instances of your enlightened & unwearied Zeal in the Cause of Science &...
In the last letter which I had the honor of writing to you, I omitted to return you thanks in the name of the Historical Committee for the very interesting MSS. which you had the goodness to forward to them on the Subject of opening the Isthmus of Darien . They are fully Sensible of its value & importance, & beg leave to tender you their thanks, with the assurance that your injunction on the...
I do myself at present the honor merely to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter of the 30 th ult o . The Committee are highly Sensible of the value of your Correspondence & of the important aid you have been pleased to give them Since their institution. They have expressed their S Grateful Sense of it in a report to the Society , which will be presented at their meeting on Friday next,...
I have now the honor to answer your Letter of the 30 th ult o . The Committee , I have no doubt, will be as much pleased as I am to find that there is a probability of Supplying the deficiencies of their Copy of the Westover MS. You will render them great service if you can procure for them the loan of that which you have lately received. It will be carefully used & punctually returned. I beg...
The Historical Committee met last night, when your Letter of the 30 th ult o & my answers of the 5 th & 6 th inst. were laid before them. They have ordered me to reiterate to you the thanks which I had already anticipated for the many favors which they have received at your hands, & particularly for the Communications accompanying your last . Your Memoir on the boundaries of Louisiana was...