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I rejoice to find you engaged in your latter days, in so laudable an undertaking as that of perfecting a system for the education of our youth: an estabilishement much wanted on your side of the mountains: and which must hereafter prove a great blessing to our posterity. But, what has astonished me more than all the miracles of Moses , is, that the birth state of Washington , Jefferson ,...
The Embargo is violated in the following manner, Ships clear from the Southward for a northern port & go off to the West Indies, The collector at Old York (near Portsmouth) for a certain sum per Barrel & per Hohd. sends on a certificate in due form of the landing of the Goods—about twenty vessels have gone from Old York & its viscinity manag’d in another manner; Bonds to a small amt have been...
I Write you not in the language of a but of plain honest republicanisam—Many freinds of the same principle would have wrote, but from various circumstance They have been prevented—I Who hope not for reward or fear punishment from the bitterest enemies of Republican government dare to denounce a person Who with all the pride of Impudence dare to prof[e]ss himself a Republican when it is well...
“Now the coat was without seam; woven from the top throughout.” St. John. This burnouse is Tunisian manufacture—& is the upper dress of the nobility and men of fortune at audiences and visits—It is probably of finer texture than the “White raiment” alluded to in the text; but undoubtedly of the same mode—Hence the mystery of the spotless raiment without seam . DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Again the Citzens of Delaware are in expectation of the removal of Alen McLane from Office, and the appointment of some Republican to succeed him. If in this expectation they are to be gratified; permit one who neither now is or ever hath been an Applicant, to make known to you in this way the General Wish of real republicans; viz. “That when the Office is taken from one revolutionary Officer,...
without pretensions to the weight of character, that would justify the appearance of my signature, I have attempted to explain to the people their real situation.—Amendments in the constitution of the state, (amounting almost to a radical change) has become absolutely necessary. The Aristocratic few, who rule, need these amendments, as well as the majority who Submit; but a love of power has...
When I reflect on the protection you give to Genl. Wilkinson and the misfortunes of Commo. Barron who is Left alone to Bare the frowns of the Federalist & Tories I am hurt at your Patiality and alltho I have revered you as the man who saved America From Tyrants and Federal opprssion yet I have considered your support of Wilkinson as hurtfull to your futer high character and I was sorry to see...
The period is nearly ariv’d when You hope to reallize the pleasure of a retired life. I have no doubt but You have exerted Your abilaties to promote Your Countries honour & interest, with the purest intentions, but Sir experience has prov’d to us, that all Your well ment measures have not had the desir’d effect. if You wish to be happy in Your retirement You must not leave any obstacle in the...
Mr. Thomas Jefferson President of America—Debtor to Miss S. T. an orphan child; four months rent of a Store in Boston due this 29 March 1808—which Store the Tenant has left in consequence of the embargo laid by Mr Jefferson; & the said orphan is deprived of the past income without the least prospect of any future tenant occupying her Store left by her departed parents, & has nothing but the...
The maker of the enclosed Speech, accompanied Lewis & Clark when he was an uneducated boy, over the Rocky Mountains. The sentiments contained in it, are so much like your own, that a person unknown to you, is tempted to forward it to you, and it is without mr L s knowledge. I ought perhaps to add, that he accompanied the party of Pryor with the Mandane Chief up the Missouri afterwards, and...