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Your favor of 19 April only reached me this day at, same time with a remittance of 300$ from M r Bernard Peyton—I have sent to M r Girard to request the Dfts & when procured & forwarded—you shall be advised thereof 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 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 submitted your letter of 12 th to our Collector who has assumed the value mentiond in your letter receiving the Duty as a Deposit, until you can inform us further of the Value. I have shipped them per Schooner Cumberland Capt Wheaton to the care of M r Peyton, desiring they may be carefully handled—when the charges are ascertaind you shall know them: I had a small balance in my hands which...
I begin to send by Mail Wardeves Etats Unis—to my surprise I found this day that they had not been Sent—which I had directed to be done ontheir arrival Vol. 1. 2 go this Day. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
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 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.
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.
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...
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...
The . is arrived from Leghorn with Two Cases (Pedestals I believe) Marble for you, they are landed & want your orders, having been confined 10 days to the House—I have not been able personally to attend to the Business—I have supposed them free of Duty—but should this not be the case—I shall want the Invoice or Value My first impression was to have sent them to M r Peyton Richmon—; but I...
My Cousin L t Elmsley of the English Navy, Nephew of Admiral Hallowell & son of the late Chief Justice of Canada, has been making a tour thro’ this Country, & is now returning from Charleston—he wishes the gratification of becoming acquainted with one, to whom many of his connections are warmly attached—permit me to request your kind acception of him—he has letters to M r Madison & M Munro, to...
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 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
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
On receipt of your favor I called on M r Strickland relative to Fresco painting, there is no professed Painter of that Branch, but he believes that the Brother of W P Warren Scene Painter of the New Theatre is the only one to be got who is capable of doing it. He recommends your sending immediately a Description of the work wanted—dimensions, what ornaments, how disposed &c. together with any...
I am pleased at an oppertunity of gratifying my friend W m Coffin (who travels thro’ Am a for Information) with an introduction to yourself—His being a Grand nephew of D r Price & nephew of WMorgan so well known by his annuity publications—will acco t for the respect he entertains for this Country, & his wish to see it & be acquainted with some of her most eminent Characters—We are pleased...
Your favor of 20. has much relieved me the Gazette has just announced the accident, & caused much anxiety to your friends, accept my congratulations that you are doing well & my wishes that your useful life may be prolonged—Judge Tilghman & M rs Wistar are much obliged to you for your kind attention to their wishes—Young Wistar has at length relinquish his views of going into the Navy which...
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 now return you the Invoice &c relative to Packages P. Ellac—Expences 17.12 } $22.12— Vol. 2 Tr s 5 I inclose your a/c former ballance in your favor 10.53 leaving now in my favor D r 11.59 I have rec d your letter relative to a Brewer nothing Satisfactory has offered & I begin to have my Doubts whether any one can be got to undertake brewing on his own acco—but three or four Days will...
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
I have not lately had the pleasure of hearing from you, altho’ I frequently hear of you from those of my friends who can gratify themselves by visiting you in your retirement—some of them think that you do not spare yourself sufficiently; I trust however that you know & feel what is proper for you—& will not go beyond what is right—The University must now have got itself embarked and arranged...
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 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...
I embrace with pleasure the present opportunity of renewing an intercourse which has ever been a source of high gratification to me. The opportunity is the more acceptable as I am enabled to serve two much valued friends by bringing them acquainted with you—Dr Robert M Patterson one of the Vice Presidents & Mr J R Kane one of the Secretaries, of the American Philos Socy—Who meant to pay a...
Your favor was rec d & I have procured from M r Girard 960 Franks in Paris which I have remitted to M Dodge—But during some serious indisposition of one of our family—your letter for M Dodge is mislaid I regret the Circumstance & request that you will immediately send me another & Copy , one shall go from hence one from N York—the Bill 1 s & 2 d went this day The outrageous attack of the...
The rapid & prosperous advances made in this Country under a form of Government so different from those of Europe, has of late induced Travellers to visit us with Philosophic Views, to examine effects, ascertain causes & to know those individuals which remain, who were the master workmen in the excetion of the Political Edifice & giving it the solid foundation that it has been shewn to...
I have rec d a letter from Dodge & Oxnard of 24 Aug t acknowledging receipt of the Bill on Paris for 960 Fs. Our friend M rs Wistar has been & is much distressed on acco t of her son, who has a desire to enter into the Navy, which no reasoning can overcome—It is against the principles of her society, but such being his predilection & steady determination—she not only assents, but warmly...
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
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...