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Your favor of 19 th has this moment arrived. I am sorry that it is out of my power to attend the meeting at M r Madison’s on friday. In the present state of the roads, and with such symptoms as I have lately experienced, it would be improper in me to undertake the journey. I hope you will be able to secure the attendance of M r Watson and Gen l Cocke; and even if you should not, I am pretty...
After writing the inclosed letter of yesterday your’s of the 18 th came to hand, informing me of the proposed curtailments of the US. bank. until I recieve your answer to the inclosed I cannot make a correct estimate of my funds & engagements. yet certainly to meet the suddenness of the curtailment I must avail myself of the discount which Col o Nicholas supposes can be had, and which will...
I had an apportunity of sending your letter to Maj r Watson by a direct conveyance the day after I rec d it. I rec d the enclosed last evening by the return of the messenger, & thinking that y r proposed meeting at M r Madisons may some what depend upon his answer, I have got my Nephew M r Quarles to ride up, in order to ensure your early receipt of it. 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.
On settling up the affairs of the year I find I shall again be mortifyingly deficient in meeting the demands which 3 years of war, and 4. years of Goodman & Darnell have accumulated on me an unwillingness to break in on testimentary provisions made for my family has hitherto prevented my relieving myself, by some sale of property from the pain of witholding the money of others, which they...
I thank you for your address to the New Bedford Auxilliary Society for the suppression of Intemperance which I have read with pleasure and edification it abounds in ingenuity and information it is eloquent and pathetic it is pious and virtuous it addresses itself to the understanding & the heart. A drunkard is the most selfish being in the universe he has no sense of modesty shame or disgrace...
je viens de recevoir votre obligeante réponse datée de monticello, du 23 juillet 1818, et je m’empresse de vous adresser mes vifs remerciemens pour les détails que vous avez la bonté de me communiquer sur votre honorable et illustre ami le général Kosciuszko. j’aimerai à saisir l’occasion d’associer votre nom au sien, en écrivant sa vie, et je ferai une chose agréable à son ombre. j’attends...
Your favor of the 8 th is recieved with my acc t from July 10. to that day. These accounts alone enable me to settle my flour rents with those who owe them, and to know if they have delivered all which should be delivered. in proceeding to this examinetion for the last year, I am stopped short by a chasm in the acc ts which I possess from the 13 th of april to the 10 th of July. for this...
I have been unfortunate the last two years in the produce of my farms, and when the seasons fail us the farmer has no other resource. the circumstances too which have lately disturbed the operations of the banks reach even those who do not use that re c ourse, by the pressure it brings on them from those who do. the payment of my last instalment to the house of my friends Van Staphorsts and...
I thank you, Sir, for the Talavera wheat you have been so kind as to send me, which has been safely received. The torpidity of age having detached me from all pursuits of that kind, I have put it into the hands of my son in law Col o Randolph, and of my grandson, our best farmers in this neighborhood, who will give it a fair & skilful trial. I am always rejoiced to learn the health and welfare...
Yours of the 19 th Inst: I received last evening. I foresee nothing to prevent me from meeting you & Gen: Cocke, at M r Madisons, on friday the 26 th ; & nothing but necessity shall be permitted to prevent me. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I have recd your polite favour of the 11th. of this month. You request my opinion upon a variety of great and difficult questions which would require discussions and answers too voluminous for a man of my age and various infirmities to compose. I have read the printed life of General Jackson and have given some attention to the late accounts of his public conduct and have conceived a great...
I am sorry you terminated your strictures upon my Enquiry because it is probable that I may comply with a late solicitation to issue a new edition, which I incline to enrich with your observations, as I formerly intimated to you. Its value would be still farther enhanced, if you would favour me with your opinion upon banking, which corresponded, I think, in some degree, with my own. The...
M r Simon Chaudron, a Gentleman probably better known to You by his talents than by his misfortunes, but recommended by both to those who feel and think like You, has enclosed to me the letter which I now take the liberty to transmit to You. The following extract from his letter to me on the subject, will point out to You a wish that his modesty and his fear to be deemed obtrusive have...
I am very much obliged to your excellent mother—your amiable lady and your worthy self for the copy of Mr. Jones’ letter though it I know nothing of the character or history of Mr. Jones’ letter though are so many circumstances of resemblance between his affliction and mine that I have read it with satisfaction for while it occassions a revival of my own Borrows, it at the same time renews my...
As you know I have often been ambitious of introducing to your acquaintance some of our literary characters, I now send you in the same spirit, some mathematical papers by our Mr. Bowditch who has translated La Place’s mechanique coeliste & has written commentaries upon it as voluminous as the book—; which are thought by our scientific people to be one of the greatest astronomical productions...
I thank you for the noble pacquets of documents you send me, for though I cannot read them it is convenient to have them by me. I may get a friend to consult them for me as occassion may require. I thank your lady for me for her last journal. I am really grieved at her late severe indisposition which appears to me so alarming that she ought to be extremely cautious of exposing herself to any...
I have just received your little and your big Letter, and return you many thanks for both, which gave me infinite pleasure—As I am not at the head of so large a literary Institution as Mr. Shaw, I am not so fastidious in my taste; and find your production very good, considering the circumstances under which it was written: and I have no doubt, that altho’ it was full of defects as to the...
Yours of the 12th. has been duly recieved, and the pamphlet it covered has been sent to mr. Minor. The late day to which the Governor has fixed the 1st. meeting of the Visitors of the University (the last Monday in March) renders a meeting of the College visitors immediately necessary, some measures of high importance to the institution not admitting that delay; & the Law having authorised us...
As you know I have often been ambitious of introducing to your acquaintance some of our literary characters, I now send you in the same spirit, some mathematical papers by our M r Bowditch who has translated La Place’s mechanique celiste & has written commentaries upon it as voluminous as the book-; which are thought by our scientific people to be one of the greatest astronomical productions...
Your favor of the 15 th was rec d yesterday. (the appointment of Visitors of the University is entirely unexceptionable; the only fear is that the distance of Gen l Breckenridge & mr Taylor will render their attendances uncertain. I should have been sorry indeed if either yourself or Gen l Cocke had been left out.) the lateness of the day (Mar. 29) appointed for their 1 st meeting renders that...
Successive circumstances too long to be detailed in a letter, have prevented me hitherto from proposing a meeting of the Visitors of the College. that of the Visitors of the University being postponed to the 29 th of March renders our immediate meeting indispensable. I therefore propose to you to be at mr Madison’s in the forenoon of Friday next the 26 th instant, of which I notify mr Watson &...
Yours of the 12 th has been duly recieved, and the pamphlet it covered has been sent to mr Minor.The late day to which the Governor has fixed the 1 st meeting of the Visitors of the University (the last Monday in March) renders a meeting of the College visitors immediately necessary, some measures of high importance to the institution not admitting that delay; & the Law having authorised us to...
The act for establishing the University being now past and authorising the Visitors of the Central College to continue to exercise their functions until the actual meeting of their successors, which will not be till the 29 th of March, it has become indispensable to have a meeting. there are measures requiring the authority of a board, which if delayed to that date would lose us a whole year....
Feby. 18th The Evening brought my expected guests or rather a small part of them and on the whole the party appeared to enjoy themselves tolerably well—The night was fearfully cold and my company left me early on account of the complaints of the Coach men who refusd to wait for them—We are drawing near a conclusion and I certainly shall not regret it—Some Music and some dancing— 19 Went out...
Your letter of the 16th. Inst. inclosing a check on the Bank of columbia for twenty dollars is safe to hand, for which Shorter wishes me to tender you his warmest thanks for this new proof of your friendly disposition to him. Shorter is fast recovering, and do not shew any disposition to resume his former bad habits. Your Humble Servt. N. B. I have received the $20 from the bank of Col. RC (...
I wrote you on the 8 th Ins t with acco Sales of flour and account current to that date balanced by $724.15 in my favor, and have since paid your dft to Ja s Leitch for $106.33—The US: branch bank here has received another order to curtail, to commence on Wednesday next with 12½p.C t . how long it may be continued I know not Col o Nicholas suggested the idea, and desired I would communicate it...
I take the liberty to send you here enclosed the history of the Physical habits of the late Celebrated D r Benj. Rush. I copy it from his own hand writing, which he sent to me, about a year before his Death. As a Philosopher, and a Statesman, I have looked up to you Sir, for many years as the Father of my Country. I view you with admiration , when I contemplate how much you have done to save...
Did you know how much folly and ignorance cleave to the character of the person, whose history you have required of his Physical habits, you would not have thought it of any consequence to know them. It will not be in my power to answer all your questions. I shall bearly inform you, that from necessity I conformed to the Spanish proverb of “being old when I was young, that I might be young...
I sincerely and cordially pity you. But why are you not candid & explicit with me? If you expect me to assist you in your sublime and beautiful projects why do you not let me know what they are? From your enigmatical letter I can conclude nothing but that you are employed in a work to prove Governor Adams and Govr: Hopkins the joint authors of American Independence. If this is your design you...