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A merchant neighbor of mine (Mr. Fleming) going to Philadelphia for his fall goods, and being to return with them by water himself, offers me a good opportunity of collecting the remains of my books left in Philadelphia. In a memorandum kept here, during my absence, of books lent, I find the following set down to you. Tacito del Davanzati. 2. v. Tull’s husbandry. Da Costa’s fossils Crown...
I have received from a Mr. D’Ivernois, a Genevan now in London (author of the history of Geneva I once put into your hands) several letters informing me of the suppression of the college of Geneva by the late revolution there, and proposing it’s transplantation to this country. The desire of the President to apply his shares in the canals of Patowmack and James river to some public purpose,...
I have to acknolege the receipt of your favor of Apr. 11. and I now inclose the letter of Mr. Short on the diplomatic arrangement which you desire. It is marked private, as you see, having been a part of his private correspondence with me, which was the reason I did not leave it in the office. I take the liberty of inclosing to you a letter for him which I will thank you to forward by the...
I have to acknolege the receipt of your two favors of May 26. and 29. which came to hand in due time and relieved my mind considerably, tho’ it was not finally done. During the vacation we may perhaps be able to hunt up the letters which are wanting, and get this tornado, which has been threatening us, dissipated. You have seen the speech and the address, so nothing need be said on them. The...
Your favor of the 7th. inst. came to hand yesterday. those of Nov. 15. 21. & 28. had been recieved in due time. that of the 21st. covered the assumpsit of Messrs. Pendleton and Lyons to pay the amount of the decree of Royle’s admrs v. Robinson’s admrs, to the use of mr Short. I should sooner have acknoleged these but that in that of the 21st. you mentioned that you had arranged the balance...
I recieved only two days ago your favor of the 12th . and as it was on the eve of the return of our post, it was not possible to make so prompt a dispatch of the answer. Of all the doctrines which have ever been broached by the federal government, the novel one of the common law being in force & cognisable as an existing law in their courts, is to me the most formidable. all their other...
The sale of Mazzei’s lots is at length concluded and the purchaser having deemed it necessary for me also to sign the deed as co-attorney with yourself, altho’ by a separate instrument, which being special did not revoke the power given to you, I have not hesitated to do so. I now forward it for your signature, and as that must be certified by some court, I must ask the favor of you to execute...
Your favor of the 6th. was recieved yesterday. the copy of the judgment v. Pendleton & Lyons was assigned by me by an indorsement to the Treasury of the US. and was sent to messrs Pickering & Wolcott; but returned to me with a request to keep it till called for. I do not recollect whether, since I came into the administration it has been given up to the Treasury, or is still in my hands. if...
I recieved yesterday your favor of the 22d. it was the first information I had had of the sentence against Moss, the District attorney not having written to me as you supposed. I referred the case to the Post M. Gl. who in his answer says ‘his is not a single crime, but a series of crimes for months, if not years. there were found upon him between 1300. & 1500. D. which he had robbed in small...
Th: Jefferson presents his friendly salutations to mr Randolph and incloses him a note by which he will percieve that the pardon to Moss was sent from hence on the 11th. inst. under cover to the Marshal as is the usage. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.