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I regret that I am obliged to withdraw from membership in the association of the mutual fire insuring company, by a change of practice extremely disagreeable as well as onerous: so much so as to make it preferable to withdraw from an institution which I think a good one. it has always been the practice, of courtesy at least, if not of law, for the agent to apply for my annual contribution...
Altho our Professors were on the 5 th of Dec. still in an English port, that they were safe raises me from the dead: for I was almost ready to give up the ship. that was 8. weeks ago, and they may therefore be daily expected. In most public seminaries Text-book s are prescribed to each of the several schools as the norma docendi in that school; and this is generally done by authority of the...
To oblige us one of the Banks here has consented to take our draft on M r Gibson for $422..25 the Interest to the 15 Ins t on the payment you have to make us on the 7 May 1820 of $2083..20— The draft will, according to their fixed rule, be passed to our credit upon advice of its payment in Richmond being received— Altho’ attended with delay, this arrangement saves you from a loss of about 1½...
“Nothing sells high but land which is kept up to an extravagant price from the particular situation of that article. All the valuable land in the State is either forfeited to Govt or in the hands of individuals who calculate on this situation, & do not expect a sale of the forfeited lands for many years, when they will have disposed of their land, at a high price to the Emigrants to this...
I thank you, Sir, for the copy of the beautiful Address to the American academy of the Fine arts, which you have been so kind as to send me. I have great pleasure in seeing them so engagingly inculcated, and in observing, by the catalogue of articles exhibited, that so many specimens are possessed capable of exercising the eye in the study of these fascinating arts. they furnish a valuable...
I wished to have communicated to you my letter to Gilmer before I sent it off. But the danger of it’s not getting there before his departure induced me to dispatch it by mail for the packet from N. York, as soon as written. My rough draught being illegible, I have taken time to make a legible copy, now inclosed for your perusal. I think there is nothing in it which does not accord with the...
I have not written to you for some time my Dear Sir because I had nothing but bad news to tell but being all once more in the mending way I hasten to assure you that Georges arm is doing as well as we can hope and that the recovery is as rapid as the injury received will permit although he must bear up against a very tedious confinement—Although his fever ran high for the first four days his...
I have recieved through the hands of the Governor Col o Taylor’s letter to you. it is with extreme reluctance that I permit myself to usurp the office of an adviser of the public what books they should read and what not. I yield however on this occasion to your wish and that of Col o Taylor, and do (what, with a single exception only) I never did before, on the many similar applications made...
Under a different cover I send a Circular on the subject of our Law Professor; and to save writing, which is laborious to me, I must pray my Colleagues on the Assembly to consider the single copy as addressed equally to all My grandson Tho s J. Randolph attends the legislature on a subject of ultimate importance to my future happiness. My own debts were considerable, and a loss was added to...
I declind answering your letter, untill I could obtain some details, which were material, in relation to its object. The interest, which you take, in favor of persons a family, with whom you are so closely connected, & with whose merit, you are so well acquainted, commands my great high respect & warm approbation, and it would give me much great satisfaction, if circumstances permitted, an...
On the preceding page you will see the extract of a letter from Capt Peyton explaining the want of form in the bill of exchange signed by youself to Th: J. Randolph, and forwarded to Capt Peyton, & inclosed are the return d bills, and others in correct form to be signed by you. my grandson being absent from the neighborhood, I send them by the bearer, in the hope of recieving them back by him,...
Your letter of the 3d. has distressed me—It will compel me to disclose truths which will be disagreeable to you—and very unpleasant to me— Your ardour in support of the honour of your Grand Father—has my Cordial appropriation—we know where to find the precept—Honour thy Father, and Mother, and we know it has been approved by all Ages and Nations—Civil, and Savage, till french philosophers...
I thank you for the Discourse on the consecration of the Synagogue in your city, with which you have been pleased to favor me. I have read it with pleasure and instruction, having learnt from it some valuable facts in Jewish history which I did not know before. your sect by it’s sufferings has furnished a remarkable proof of the universal spirit of religious intolerance, inherent in every...
Your letter of the 18 th recieved on the 21 st shews that our recollections differ very considerably; but it proves also that we do not agree on the conditions of leasing the mill I offer it on the terms expressed in the lease, according to my understanding of them, and according to the understanding and practice on them by all the tenants heretofore. you will not consent to them but on a...
I regret that it will not be in my power to take Mr Norton’s Bridge Stock I am very affectionately Yours— MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
having been informed in Philadelphia that there was a College built under your auspices & patronage in Virginia. I take the liberty of applying to you as a Candidate of Professor of langauges in that institution. I have in my possession introductory letters to you from Mathy Carey esq Philadelphia with other testimonials of capacity & conduct, but i shall leave it to your better judgement...
I John Adams of Quincy, in the County of Norfolk Esquire, do hereby give to my Son John Quincy Adams, of Boston, in the County of Suffolk Esquire, all my Manuscript Letter Books, and Account-Books, Letters, Journals, and Manuscript papers; together with the trunks in which they are contained; also a Bureau, with three large Drawers, two small Drawers, and two glass folding Doors, standing near...
We herewith send you an invoice of such American Works, & of those imported, as we could furnish upon terms, as we consider better than to order them anew. Most of the imported Books were purchased in Europe at Auction, & could not probably be again procured upon the same terms, viz: Phil. Transactions, Byzantinae Hist. Kennicott’s Heb. Bible, Stepanie Thesaurus, Cassianus &ca. These mostly...
I have had the pleasure to recieve your letters of the 28th September & of 24th March: this last reached me on the 19th April, but it some time before I could find out the clue for securing the delivery of the one you inclosed me. At length I was informed the brother of your Gardener was in the employ of the proprietor of Grange Estate, who turned out to be a brother or near relative of our...
According to the requisitions of the law, I now transmit to the President and Directors of the Literary fund, for communication to the legislature, the annual Report of the Visitors of the University of Virginia, bearing date the 7 th of October last. at that date the regular books were not yet compleated which were under preparation for the purpose of exhibiting a clear and methodical view of...
I have been informed that the Chair of the Professor<s>hip of Mathematicks, in the University of Virginia, is about to be vacated. Having, in addition to a liberal education, had the advantage of long experience in teaching, I feel myself fully competent to discharge the duties of a Mathematical Instructor; and I therefore take leave, respectfully, to offer myself, as a Candidate to supply the...
I have deferred answering your Letter my Dear George in the hope of obtaining the Reviews you mention but have not been able to procure them—Of Mr. Channings I have not much to say excepting that the stile is like that of a gentle Turtle dove wooing with melay. but eloquently persuasive accent those who differ with him in religious opinions; but without reasoning so as to produce conviction—It...
I hand herewith sales your last parcel 60 Blls: Flour at $5¾, which has been the standard for some time, & the article quite languid in every market, here it recurs to be gradually sinking— I rec d yours to=day covering notes for the renewal of yours at the several Banks, and will take an early occasion to forward more blanks as you request— Your dft: favor Wolf & Raphael was presented and...
The two Boxes Sent by R Cutts Esqr I forwarded to you yesterday by Mr Barbours Wagon. Enclosed you have your account up to this time. With Due Respect I am Sir your Hu[m]ble St James Madison Esqr In account With Jas Cooke Dr. Octor 16 To Cash paid for 2 u Snuff 13/6  $2.50 ” 6 Bottles Porter   1.20 30 For 2 Bottles Oil at 83 cts.    .83 ” To Cash paid for Candlemoulds 3/9    .67 Novr. 19 ”
I recieve mr Livingston’s question through you with kindness, and answer it without hesitation. he may be assured I have not a spark of unfriendly feeling towards him. in all the earlier scenes of life we thought and acted together. we differed in opinion afterwards on a single point. each maintained his opinion, as he had a right, and acted on it as he ought. but why brood over a single...
Your letter of Jany. 24. came to hand by the mail of friday last. The letter from President Monroe which it enclosed wd. have been recd. with pleasure from your own hand. Your Grandfather Richard Henry Lee, of whom you are preparing a biographical Memoir, having borne a conspicuous part in our Revolution, I should very cheerfully make any contribution in my power towards the pourtrait of his...
I sent you some days since a bottle of domestic wine that I call Tokay—I now send you a bottle of what I call Burgundy. neither of these wines have had any brandy in them,—I will after I have bottled it send you a bottle of my Champaign, made of the miller Burgundy grape, which will have to be kept perhaps two months before you drink it, when, I expect it will be brisk and sparkle—I have but...
My Brother much as usual. The impossibility of hastening the cure of his very painful disease in consequence of the heat affects his spirits very much and makes him fretful and gloomy; ever anticipating evil, and unwilling to enjoy present good—poor fellow it is surely very hard to know he could be relieved in a few days, and at the same time to suffer not only the pain, but the idea which the...
Received of the Executors of the last Will of John Adams, by an Order on the Cashier of the United States Branch Bank, Boston the sum of two thousand seven hundred and nine 80/100 dollars being the amount of three orders from W. S. Smith, one of the Devisees, named in the said last Will; of which orders one for $1488.03 is in my favor for payment of debts due from the said W. S. Smith to me;...
I have had the honour of receiving your letters of the 29th and 30th ulto. Copies of the commercial convention of 3 july 1815 and of the four articles proposed by lord Castlereagh to be added to it will be transmitted to you with this letter. The publication of Mr. de Neuville’s letter to the department and of my answer, with the documents transmitted by him, will be made in the course of two...