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By the Hamlet ; Pearson , I have Sent a box & enclosed bill of Lading to Gibson & Jefferson —It contains a Agricultural books from France — I have this day recieved 400 from M Patrick Gibson of Richmond on your acco. & subject to your orders— We commence printing our Volume in a few days. Vol 1. of a new series
Your favor of 7. is recieved & agreeably to your request I have Settled with M r s: Girard & have paid ballance of his account $66 66 100 —at your Debit acco t . is enclosed—as desired I have purchased of him for  265$ a 5 15/ f r producing
Your favor of 28 June was rcv d , it was accidentally mislaid, until this day—I shall see M r Biddle & M rs Barton & do all in my power relative to the papers of Lewis & Clarke , & advise results— We have reason to be very thankful to you for what you are doing relative to this Subject & also relative to Birds private Journal —
Having in Vain sought for Bills here & at N York on Leghorn —I have remitted to M r Thomas Appleton our Consul at Leghorn LeRoy Bayard & C o Dft on Mess Hottinguer & C o Paris in his favor, which goes via
By Mail I Sent a Vol. of French Ag l Soc y Debure advises he has rec d remittance of 695.25 under date of 9 Aug. but they had not receivd your orders —The first went via N York —In case your letters Should have miscarried, they desire you to write to them. RC ( MHi ); at head of text: “ Thomas Jefferson
The friend of man & of Science Our invaluable friend is no more—within an hour he has been taken from us — The loss of D r Wistar leaves a breach never to be repair’d to us, or to the public—He has been the focus, round which the votaries of of Science & public good collected, he animated them by his counsel & his exemple , — Our Society , the Medical School , & almost every useful...
I take the liberty of enclosing a list of queries which Judge Tilghman has handed to me—Many of these are local—but if to any of them you can give a reply which may assist him in the Task he has undertaken & enable him to do the Justice he wishes to our Deceased friend ( whose loss we every day feel more & more) it is very desireable—
Your favor of 8 April desiring me to remit to Europe 1000$ which M r Patrick Gibson of Richmond was to remit to me on your ℀—& also his of 4 May Informing he could not procure a Dft & desiring me to Draw—are both this moment received—I shall negociate the Dft as speedily as may be—& procure the Dfts on Paris
Not being able to negociate the Dft I prevailed upon one of the Banks here to take it on Deposit & purchased of M r Stephen Girard the following Dfts on James Laffite & C o Paris to my order dated 12 May at 60 Days S t the fourths of which I now enclose to you having Sent on the firsts to new York to be forwarded & the seconds will go by next opportunity viz N o 382 for 2415
I have received a letter from M r Stephen Catalan 16 June advising reciept of 2205 f r dft of Girard on Paris he will write to you soon but requests that I will inform you that he has rec d the Bill— I do not know whether M Correa has yet reached you—I enclose a letter for
I have your favor of 7 th & feel no Small satisfaction once more to hear from you after Your severe indisposition—I hope nothing of it remains— M r Appleton wrote to me that he missed the Bill—My Clerk who saw it made up says it was certainly put in—a Second Copy went via New York —& I have now sent the two remaining ones. Via Marseilles & Havre —I trust he is long since in possession of the...
In hopes that my friend that Rev d M r Bigelow of Boston may be gratified in his wish of being able to extend his tour South to pay his respects to you, I have desired him to take Charge of this Letter, to procure him this advantage He a friend of M r Tickenor’s & saw him in Europe—He was also well acquainted with Earl Buchan & has in his hands sum many of your Letters— MHi : Coolidge Collection.
When I gave my signature to Ware the Carpenter—I acted from experience & from enquiry—I knew he had been unfortunate; but I had heard nothing against his Character—Whilst absent & after his return reports were current of an unfavorable nature & I felt it my Duty to investigate them—It resulted in my requiring him to obtain a Certificate from his Assignees, which he should exhibit to you—I saw...
I have directions from M r Patrick Gibson to draw for D. 800—This not being practicable I have pointed out a mode of remittance.—He states it to be for your acco ts I have as yet rec d no directions & give this notice, lest they should have miscarried MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I have gratified more than one of my Boston friends by introducing them to your interesting retreat; I am desirous of affording the same pleasure to my friend The Rev. M r Greenwood of Boston, one of the liberal & enlighten’d ministers of that place; having been brought up at Cambridge Mass. he can answer any enquiries you have yet to make on the subject of Havard Colledge— D Cooper, M...
I have purchased of mr s Girard three Bills of Exchange on James Lufith & Co 16 June at 60 days N o 400 order Thomas appleton 2362 .50 450 $ 401 Stephen Cathalan 1312 .50 250 402 Debure freres 525
Thomas Jefferson Esq r in a/c Current with John Vaughan 1819 Sept 25 By Balance of a/c due you this date 13 47 1820 Feby 19 received from you 400 26 To paid S Girard his Bill and Lafitte & Co Paris order T. Appleton, recv d T. Appleton py t
I am your Debtor on the score of Correspondence & hope you will accept my apology— The Vanilla I could not procure Your letter for M Dodge was forwarded & I have his reply—Your wines he sent to adress of our Collector who enterd & will forward same I offerd to pay expences which he declin’d receiving without an order to that purpose from you—They have only received a few Days on acc t of the...
I have rec d your favor of 12 th correcting an error in your statement previously made relative to the money at Mr Coopers disposal I have sent a copy to him for his Governmt. Whenever you send your orders for Paris & Lghorn they shall be attended to—I fear the event at the former place is a sign of troublesome times returning— MHi : Coolidge Collection.
The Seal of the University was in the hands of M Correa who had hoped himself to have had the pleasure of delivering it into Your own hands— I send it by this days mail—& hope it will arrive Safe—I should be pleased to have your description of the design—the Seal has been viewed with much Satisfaction—Simple & Classical— I send to Mr Cooper the notice relative to him, contained in Your letter....
I am gratified by the receipt of your favor of 24 th The Seal is elegant simple & Classical. & I cannot doubt the superior success of an institution so liberally planned; I hope the jealousy of those who are disappointed because the managem t is not given to them will be perfectly harmless—altho’ I suppose those attached to W m & Mary, will try to give importance to their efforts I have...
M r Patrick Gibson has desired me to draw upon him for 7 for 444.D s which I have done I shall expect your Special Directions for the appropriation of it— I have the pleasure of inclosing an extract made from a letter I have rec d from M. Dessau ssure under date 5 May—which cannot fail being of a very Satisfactory nature to all who have advocated his cause, particularly to you who knew & fully...
When my friend the Rev d M r Jared Sparks (who is the Unitarian Minister at Baltimore) proposed going to the V a Springs for his health, I urged his paying a Visit to yourself, who had I knew always felt pleasure, in seeing literary men of Liberal & enlarged minds—He could not then flatter himself with being able to compass so extensive a tour & did not avail himself of my offer—By a letter...
On 24 July. I procured from M r Gerard his Dfts on Lassill. & Co on your acco t to my order viz 2353. 20 f r endorsed by me to Thomas Appleton a 5 30 fr Doll r —444—1060 f r endorsed to Joshua Dodge 200 on 28 th
My young friend M r Lardner Vanuxem accompanies M Cooper, & will also be mentioned to you by M Correa—It would seem a work of supererrogation to add my recommendation to theirs—But having for a Series of years been his fathers friend, & long known his own devotion to Scientific pursuits, I must be permitted to add my testimony. He has put some years in france in adding to his acquirements in...
I have your favor of 6 Jany & have recieved Otis’s translation of Botta Vol. 1. 2—The 3 d has been published this day & I shall no doubt soon recieve it from you—I shall seize the first opportunity of send it to Botta—I informed M r Otis who is much pleased with the Circumstance & has adressed aletter to the author which will accompany the Books I shall also write at same time—It is more...
By the French Consul I sent down to Washington the 3. Vol Botta’s Translations—he assures me that the conveyance will be a good one & that as he knows M r Botta intimately he will do it with pleasure MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I have learnt with pleasure that the Establishment of West Point is to possess a full length portrait of yourself executed by Mr. Sully. I have always esteemed this Institution as a most important one to the permanent Strength of this Country—The objections to and the expence of, a large army will always reduce the regular armed force of this Country, so as to make it a Comparatively small...
Great pains has been taken in our City of late Years, to induce some of our Young men of good Education & promising Talents, to go to Europe after havg finished their studies here; to qualify themselves in the higher Branches, to bring home an accession of knowledge, & to impart it to their Country in the Station of Professors—Situations too often filled, from the interest of personal friends,...
Two days since I rec d a letter from Joshua Dodge under date 17 Nov. 1820 advising that he had received the 1060 F. & passed some to your credit & given you advice thereof I am in hopes that his letter will come safe to hand, & give you all the information you want— I regret that your Legislature does not seize on the opportunity afforded them of having the advantage of your advice &...