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Give me leave to introduce to you, Mr Theodore Lyman junior, a young Gentleman of Education and Travel of modest and virtuous Character, ardent in pursuit of Science and Letters. His Father is respectable in fortune and Connections. Mr Lyman I presume wishes to be acquainted with the Litterateurs as well as to See The King and The Court. He can give you all Our American News, much better than...
Notwithstanding the lapse of time, nothing definitive has taken place, in concert with Mr. Hassler, in relation to Mr. Le Sueur. Mr. Crawford has the subject in hand, and will communicate the result. I can add but little to the public information which goes to you from the official source, and thro’ the press. You will find that specie is at length re-instated in its legitimate functions; at...
Mr. Holley late President of the Transylva. University being about to take a look at Europe, will pay his respects to you on his arrival in London. The claim given to your civilities by the station he filled, & the learned accomplishments which led to it, will be strengthened his laudable desire to improve his fund of knowledge, as a philosophical inquery in other Countries after, having...
It is probably not unknown to you that the Visitors of the University of Virginia, anxious to procure for it Professors, with higher qualifications than might be attainable here, had recourse for a supply in part to Great Britain. They had the good fortune to engage five, all of whom have answered their expectations. One of them, however, Mr. Key professor of Mathematics, though friendly to...
In my letter of March 20. I stated the salary allowed to Professors in the University of Virginia to be fifteen hundred dollars per annum. I did not advert to the circumstance, that this amount was limited to those first engaged, and that their successors would be entitled to one thousand only instead of $1500. I hasten to correct the error, that it may lead to no embarrassment in the case...
Your favor of June 5. did not arrive before the Visitors who met in July had closed their Session & left the University. I may safely take on me however, to say that they will feel great obligation for your kind efforts to find a proper Professor for the vacant Chair. In the uncertainty of obtaining, without the University itself, a Successor to Mr Key, the Visitors thought it best to...
My last acknowledged yours of June 5. and observed that having appointed Mr. Bonnycastle to the Chair vacated by Mr. Key, a successor to him in that of N. Philosophy was now wanted. We have at present a prospect of filling it without giving you the trouble of further enquiries with that view tho’ it may not be without use to learn the result of those you may have made. In the mean time another...
You probably know that a Sum of about £2000 St: was placed by Mr. Jefferson in the hands of the Barings, subject to the order of the American Minister in London, for the use of the University of Virginia. Of this deposit, it appears from the information of Mr. King late Secretary of Legation, there remained on the 24th. of June 1826. a balance of £986.18.4. Be so obliging as to inform me,...
Mr. Trist who now holds a place in the Department of State, will be so much gratified by an introduction to one towards whom he entertains the sentiments he does towards you, that I very cheerfully put a few lines into his hands for the purpose. You may not be ignorant of his relation by marriage to Mr. Jefferson, who had for him a particular esteem, his title to which, I am persuaded, will be...
Learning from Mr Rives that he expects to be in New York some days before his embarkation for France, I take the liberty of giving him a line for you. I need not refer to his high public standing, derived from the able part he has borne in public affairs, that being of course known to you; but as a friend & neighbour I wish to bear my testimony to his great personal worth; and the rather, as...
I inclose an extract of a letter from Mr. John Randolph on the subject of a Mr. Richardson, and a letter from the latter. You will observe the request of Mr. Randolph that the object of Mr. Richardson might be eventually communicated for the University at N. York. I have made the communication to William & Mary; and as it is quite uncertain whether it will be of avail there, it is proper that...
This will be handed to you by mr William C. Preston a young gentleman of this state, either son, or nephew (I know not which) to the gentleman of that name with whom you served in Congress about 1792. I do not know him personelly, but learn from those who do, and in whom I have confidence, that he is of excellent talents, and perfect integrity. his standing in this state is high, and he will...
The importance that the inclosed letters should safely reach their destination impels me to avail my self of the protection of your cover. this is an inconvenience to which your situation exposes you, while it adds to the opportunities of exercising yourself in works of charity. According to the opinion I hazarded to you , a little before your departure, we have had almost an entire change in...
In a letter of the 6 th inst. I took the liberty of troubling you with a part of my annual correspondence at Paris . the remainder, not then ready, I now take the liberty of putting under your cover as a supplement to the trouble then giving given . not knowing where Baron Humboldt is I must ask the favor of you to add the necessary address. nothing new having occurred since my last, I can...
I take the liberty of putting under the protection of your cover a letter to Cardinal Dugnani at Rome , in the hope that thro’ the Nuncio resident at Paris it may find a sure conveyance to him. in return for this trouble I wish I could give you any news which would interest you. but, withdrawn entirely from all attention to public affairs I neither know nor enquire what Congress are doing. you...
I avail myself as usual of the protection of your cover for my letters. that to Cathalan need only be put into the post office; but for that for Appleton I must ask the favor of you to adopt the safest court course which circumstances offer.    You will have seen by the newspapers that there is a decided ascendancy of the republican party in nearly all the states. Connecticut decidedly so: it...
Your letter of July 22 . was most acceptable to me, by the distinctness of the view it presented of the state of France . I rejoice in the prospect that that country will so soon recover from the effects of the depression under which it has been laboring; and especially I rejoice in the hope of it’s enjoying a government as free as perhaps the state of things will yet bear. it appears to me...
‘It is said to be an ill wind which blows favorably to no one.’ my ill health has long suspended the too frequent troubles I have heretofore given you with my European correspondence. to this is added a stiffening wrist, the effect of age on an antient dislocation, which renders writing slow and painful, and disables me nearly from all correspondence, and may very possibly make this the last...
Th: Jefferson requests mr Gallatin to give a safe passage to the inclosed letters, and salutes him with constant friendship NHi : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
After a long silence I salute you with affection. the weight of 80. years pressing heavily on me, with a wrist & fingers almost without joints, I write as little as possible, because I do it with pain and labor. I retain however still the same affection for my friends, and especially for my antient colleagues, which I ever did, and the same wishes for their happiness. your treaty has been...
A recent illness from which I am just recovering obliges me to borrow the pen of a grandaughter to acknolege the reciept of your welcome favour of June 29. from N. York. I read it with great satisfaction. occasional views, to be relied on, of the complicated affairs of Europe are like a good observation at sea, which tells one where they are after wandering with the newspapers till they are...