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Mr. John Douglass Simms of Virginia is the son of Colo. Charles Simms for many years collector of the port of Alexandria, and wishes to obtain employment under government. You are not unacquainted with the revolutionary services of his father, who was a very brave officer, & distinguished himself at the defence of the fort at mud island. He was the personal friend of Genl. Washington and a...
Mr. Thomas Grafton Addiron junr. having a wish to be employed in the public service has requested a letter of introduction to you. I have not the pleasure of a personal acquaintance with Mr. Addiron, but am assured from a very respectable source “that he is a very correct young man in his moral character;” his family connections are highly respectable. With great respect, I am, / Dr. Sir, your...
The undersigned Commissioners, appointed “to select a proper site in the District of Columbia, on which to erect a Penetentiary for the said District; and also to select a Site in the County of Alexandria, for a County jail,” have the honor to report in part,— That they have selected as a site on which to erect a Penetentiary for the said District, so much of the Northern part of the public...
The undersigned Commissioners, appointed “to select a proper site in the District of Columbia, on which to erect a Penitentiary for the said District; and also to select a site in the County of Alexandria, for a County Jail”, respectfully referring to their former partial report of the 8th of June 1826., have now the honor further to report—: That there is not to their knowledge in the County...
No one has felt more deeply impress’d with the occasion which has drawn you to Quincy, than myself; but I have hesitated in assuring you of my sympathy, lest I should intrude upon your time which is now doubly occupied; and because I am sure you did not doubt my feelings upon that event. The late venerable tenant of your present mansion was the last surviving friend of my father’s youth; and...
I have recd. a letter from a friend of Mr. Wint, in which he says “Mr. Wint had difficulty in consenting to pronounce a joint eulogy on Mr. A. & Mr. J.—because he knew Mr. J.—most intimately—was thoroughly acquainted with his person—manners, public & private—habits of action & study—acquirements as a scholar—tones & modes of thinking—and everything which constituted the individuality of the...