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I addressed a letter to you some time ago, to which I have received no reply—I have been doubtful to what cause I ought to attribute your silence, but on reflection I am induced to think either that it has not reached you or that owing to the multiplicity of your engagements it has been overlookd—The purport of that letter was to request a few lines from you to the Sec y of War in behalf of my...
It is with extreme reluctance that I am induced once more to apply to you with a view of enlisting your good offices in my behalf—I dread the very idea of presuming too much upon the friendly assistance already afforded me, and on the regard you have been pleased to express for me—The time has been when this consideration would have kept me silent but the desire of leaving at least a good...
By means of your friendly aid my son Alexander is now on board the Shuck, Captain Perry from whose report I hope he may in due time obtain his warrant and trust that he may do credit to your recommendation by maintaining the honor of his Country—Your ready compliance with every former request makes me I presume too far, but you will pardon me if I do, My Son Henry who had the pleasure of...
After the kindness you have shown to me in behalf of my Son Alexander, I am apprehensive I shall be consider’d as trespassing by another application to you on my own Account, but my situation compels me to put your goodness to another trial. The Office of Agent to the Penitintiary Store has become vacant, the appointment of a successor is to take place next Friday by the Governor and Council,...
I have just received a letter from my Son in Richm d transmitting the purport of one you have had the goodness to address me in answer to my last, for which accept my sincere thanks—I trust you will not deem it an abuse of your kindness, if I again trouble you with a further request, that, should my present application meet with no better success than it did last year, you will still aid me in...
I have received your favor of the 19 th Ins t and pray you to accept my thankful acknowledgements for your assurances of friendship, and for the very flattering sentiments expressed in your letter to M r Thompson, which I shall forward to him so soon as I shall have procured the necessary vouchers relative to my son’s qualifications— DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
If in the request I am about to make, there is the smallest impropriety, I trust in your goodness to excuse it—I am extremely desirous of procuring for one of my boys a Midshipman’s warrant, and should feel myself much indebted to you if you would afford me your influence in obtaining it—the lad is in his fourteenth year, very active and robust, and anxious to go to sea—and altho in time of...
Yours of the 18 th May came to hand in due time, I replied to it a few days after & had a copy of your account made out, but found this morning, to my surprize that owing to the negligence of my Clerk it had not been sent Inclosed is a transcript of the account balanced by $39.67 in your favor which is now subject to your order.—The Flour Market is at present brisk at $4 & I think when we...
Account Sales of 160 Bbls Flour on acct of M r T. Jefferson 1821 Feby 27 To Lewis Webb 15 Bbls @ $3⅜ S.f $50 .62 〃 〃 Lucke & Sizer 62 209 .25 March 1 〃 Ch. Palmer
Your note for $1125.– in the V a B. is due on the 22 d May and ’ere that period it may be necessary that you find another name to , as my own name, or that of mine as Exe r of Jn o Matter may be before then protested. it is wished that this w d not be known except to yourself—I have sold all your flour which is now down—Since writing you last nig t on the 27 th