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The Tammany Society, Or Columbian Order of Wigwam No. 1, whence the other four branches in the state of Ohio have originated, Unanimously requests leave to address you, at the present momentous Crisis of our public affairs. They have not been indifferent spectators of the trying and difficult scenes, which you have had to pass through, as Executive of the National Government. The unjust and...
14 June 1811, London. Asks that JM consider this letter “with mingled feelings of justice and friendship”; however, if his official conduct has been weighed and found unworthy, asks that JM “treat this essay with silent contempt.” The reasons for his departure were known to few, but “the interruptions of commerce” have disappointed his hopes, and he is now engaged in enterprises requiring...
Act I. Scene I. Mr: Adams’s Study Mr A: Who is there? Dr: R—a friend— A—Walk in.—Ah! Rush is that you? Where have been these two Months—? You seem to have forgotten your old friend Adams. R. Forgotten my Old friend Adams!—No Sir—that is impossible. I owe more to your friendship than I ever owed to any human Being, except to my excellent mother, and to my beloved and faithful Wife. A. What is...
I received a few days since, your kind letter of 11. January, containing the distressful intelligence of the heavy misfortune which had them just befallen you, in the loss of your nearest and dearest friend. Sympathizing with you sincerely in this severe dispensation of Providence, my concern is much aggravated, by the account you give me of your own state of health, and the anticipations...
I yesterday received inclosed in a letter from M r Griffin , S. J: Harrison’s dft on G. & J. at 25 days sight for $:2731. 99 100 , which at maturity will appear at your credit.— No more of your flour has arrived.—I rather suppose if you have time to look over our letters, that you will find you have been advised of the sale of the whole of it. As the amount will lie useless in our hands, we...
I take the liberty of recommending to you M r Veltenair , who wishes to take likenesses from some of your busts, he is an ingenious artist, an excellent musician, and a person who I think merits attention RC ( MHi ); dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ as received 14 June 1811 and so recorded (with notation: “by Veltenair ”) in SJL . Christian veltenair was an itinerant artist, inventor,...
I Shall now make an experiment, if I can dispell a malignant Spirit of gloom, which hovers about me, without any other incantation besides acknowledging your both Favours of the 4th and the 9th of april with which I was So kindly honoured by you. Indeed—Sir! this intercourse is nearly the only pastime left me in my deep retreat and then mÿ Situation imperiously often forbids me to indulge...
If I have not already, too much trespassed upon your attention, permit me to observe, that the commercial Interests of the United States, are now unrepresented in Portugal. The consulate office, in consequence of the absence of Mr Jarvis, has become vacant. If it comports with your feelings & does not interfer, with the arrangements of Government, I should be happy, through your personal...
12 June 1811. Lists items “Bot. of Joel Barlow,” including seventy-three bottles of burgundy “called Clos de vegiot” at $1.50 per bottle; twenty-one dozen of porter and ale at $2.25 per dozen; eight bottles of “Old Chateaux Margaux this is the same wine as is usually sent to the President from Bordeaux with the difference that this has been in bottle 5 years,” at $1 per bottle; “2 Cases...
Yours of the 24th April came regularly to hand with A check for Twelve dollars for which you have credit—the reciept of it ought to have been acknowledged sooner but we have been so much engaged that it has been neglected— We think mr. Rapine must be mistaken in saying the Acc t was paid in February 1808—We have examined our books very carefully but find no account of it besides it does not...
In your favour of the 9th of this month, you request a Copy of the first page of your Letter to me, “about a month since.” How time flies? Your Month has been three months. You have been so happy that three months have appeared but one. The Copy you desire is as follows. Cambridge March 12 1811 Dear Sir I here Send for your Perusal The Preface to the Botanist. The Publisher has print off a few...
Your letter of 15. Feby: which was brought by Captain Brown, of the Washington, and which I received on the 23d: of last Month, gave me the first intelligence of those afflicting Events the Death of Mrs: Hellen and Mrs: Norton—I received it early in the morning, and was thereby enabled to communicate it to my wife and her Sister, with as much preparation as the nature of the case would...
I received a letter a short time since from a Mr. Jacob Ogden Jr., a native of this State, now residing at Havana, informing me that he contemplated establishing himself in business, either at Buenos Ayres or at Monte Video and expressing a wish to be appointed consul at one of those places. With regard to the expediency of such an appointment I have formed no opinion. I have had very little...
I herewith send you a piece of Ore that is supposd to contain Silver, which was lately found near the Mississippi River — this ore was given to me last Month by Major Henry C Gist of Logan County Kentucky , with a request that I would deliver it to you my self, and to know of you whether you cou’d get a Skilful hand to extract the Metal. but my being compelled to be in Winchester the day after...
Your favor of Mar. 22. came to hand on the 28 th of April, and the delay of an answer has proceeded f rom the circumstance of mr & mrs Logwood’s residence in another county. I now inclose you the documents which your letter called for. from an expression in the powers of Attorney, that ‘the monies were to be paid into your hands for my use’ it might be inferred that I was interested in this...
I have been informed you want A private secretery. if so I would be happy to serve you in that capasity; I am driven by reduced circumstances to decline the study of the Law. and now wish to place myself in such a situation as would as would enable me to devot part of my time to s t udy while with the other I would earn it. If you should want a young man of this discription you will do me the...
With a mind sorely depressed by the late afflicting intelligence from America and the many additional circumstances which are hourly occurring to encrease the difficulties of my present situation and I feel almost incapacitated from writing even a few lines to thank you & my dear Sister Adams for the very tender and affectionate manner in which you broke to us the melancholy Tidings of our...
I have learnt with much pain that Mr Pinkney, the American Minister at London, has publicly censured, with great asperity, my conduct, as it relates to him, since I have been entrusted with this legation. The only charge however which he has preferred against me, with any precision, is that my correspondance with him has been incorrect, inasmuch as I did not communicate to him the seizure of...
10 June 1811, Washington. Acknowledges receipt of a letter from Robbins. “Its declaration of your principles & sentiments on certain subjects will have the attention which is due to the frankness and explicitness with which it is made.” Does not authorize “any inference from this assurance, that might prejudice any individual whatever in your estimation.” Printed summary ( The Collector , No....
10 June 1811, Washington. Encloses for JM’s “inspection and transmission, a communication to bishop Madison, relating to the longitude of William and Mary College from Greenwich, by computation from the end of the Solar eclipse of June 16th. 1806.” RC ( DLC ). 2 pp. Enclosure not found.
10 June 1811, New York. Observes that it is impossible to comply with his promise to write on everything that interests him. “As you expressed some curiosity to know how the Smiths &c would treat me, I requested Payne, who told me he was about to write, to inform you that I was treated quite civilly by them all, but that their displeasure with the President and yourself was very apparent.”...
Letter not found. 10 June 1811. Acknowledged in Jay to JM, 1 July 1811 . Discusses the smuggling of British goods from Canada into the U.S.
I have just recieved a letter from mr Short authorising me to sell his lands in our neighborhood, and particularly desiring me to offer them to yourself and D r Bankhead . the I think it an excellent tract and well worth 12. Dollars. the times of paiment will be made entirely easy on paiment of interest. should D r Bankhead fulfill our wishes in providing himself a retreat here, I do not think...
M r Rives gives me reason to hope you meditate a visit to us in a few days, and he thought it might have happened yesterday. as I shall set out for Bedford about the last of the week, and am unwilling to lose the pleasure of your visit, I mention my meditated journey, in the hope it will bring you the sooner. I am the more interested in it as you were so kind as to say you would come over in...
I have been intending for some days to visit Monticello , & have been prevented from doing so by indisposition which has confined me at Home, & which I fear may still prevent me from executing my intention;—If however I am not worse I will be with you on Wednesday— The mourning Bride has not flourished well in our Garden, & I send 2 bulbs which were all that could be safely taken from the only...
I beg you will accept of another Letter of Your old & humble servant (Anthony Gerna formerly a Bookseller in Dublin ) who is sincerely attached to you, and would fain to be Helpful to Your Sacred Land.— I took the liberty about two Years since to write a few lines and handed them to M r Appleton , Consul at Leghorn , promising to forward them to you—I therein mention’d that I had left Dublin &...
The want of having a Consul in this Port of Civitavecchia who possessing the Language of the American Nation, should afford a proper Assistance to the Subjects of the United Estates of America , enboldens me to demand with all umility the appointement to that Office in my Behalf.— The sincere attachment that I have always had, even from my earliest Years towards the United Estates , and for...
I recieved yesterday yours of the 6 th informing me of the sale of part of my flour at my lowest limit of 9.D. you must be so good as to consider that limit as removed. it was originally proposed at a season when I was satisfied the market must come to that notwithstanding momentary depressions. but the season is now arrived when the approach of harvest must necessarily lower the demand &...
9 June 1811, Copenhagen. Reports arrival on 30 May of Erving who gave him JM’s letter of 28 Jan. The documents he sent to JM and the secretary of state will show how he protracted the most important cases until Erving’s arrival, and he has no doubt decisions can be delayed “till Mr: Erving has had sufficient opportunity to confer with Count Rozenkrantz.” His own conversation with the latter...
I Sit down to write to my dear daughter, almost without a hope, or wish that She Should receive it at St. Petersburgh. for as Letters are usually, more than three Months reaching the place of their destination—I hope you will have Embarked for America, before that period. it admits however of a possibility, that you may not, and in that case, a Letter will be welcome which communicates to you,...