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Finding by your letter of 5. December that it will not be convenient to you to send me the 500 dollars, as I proposed in my last, I shall be satisfied with your own offer, and request you would deposit that money with my sister, when you go to New-York in February—I expect to pass through that City myself in March or April, and can then receive it from her—I shall be also content to have the...
Since my last letter, I have organized in this City four Companies of volunteer militia; they are armed with public muskets, and appear to possess an ardent military spirit, and a sincere attachment to the United States. On yesterday I received an address from the free people of colour , the original of which I now enclose for your perusal. To this address I made a verbal response: they were...
No alteration has taken place since our last, of which you have a duplicate under cover, excepting the receipt of the necessary orders, for the delivery of all the Spanish Posts in upper Louisiana, and at Nachitoches and it’s dependencies. But we have to apprize you of an unexpected occurrence of a most unpleasant nature. Early yesterday morning we were formally advised by Mr. Daniel Clarke,...
17 January 1804, Department of State. “ Your letter of the 5th. Novr. with the documents enclosed containing the result of your investigations respecting the charges made by George Brening [Breining] against Henry Voight, the Chief Coiner of the Mint, were duly laid before the President of the U. States, by whose direction I have the honor to acquaint you that the exculpatory evidence adduced...
17 January 1804, Philadelphia. “Mr. Thomas Benger of the County of Philadelphia goes to Washington for the purpose of obtaining a patent for the preparation of oak bark for dying. He wishes for the honor of being made known to you & through you to the Board for granting patents. Soon after the peace of 1783 this gentleman with a numerous connexion moved from Newfoundland to our county of...
Mr Baring presents his respectfull compliments to The President and takes the liberty of assuring him that the letter he did him the honor to entrust to him and which he has received shall be conveyed to its address with the utmost care. RC ( MHi ); partially dated; endorsed by TJ as received 17 Jan. Son of London merchant and banker Sir Francis Baring, Alexander Baring (1773-1848) was sent to...
Will you be pleasd to indulge me with the freedom of a friendly Address. the Circumstance that gives rise to this request, I hope will in som Measure Apolegise for the liberty I have taken, to divert Youre attention from the great National concearns that occupy Youre Minde, in the period of the Sessions. it has been my constant, & Unremitted endeavours, to reconcile Youre inviterate Enemies to...
Since the acquisition of the Country West of the Missisippi I have often indulged myself in contemplations of the future greatness of the United States, different from any conceptions I had of the subject in former years. The thing is new in the annals of the World. The great matter now is, to make the wonderful event, a blessing to the human race. With this impression on my mind, I most...
I have duly recieved your favor of the 8th. but the act of ratification which it announces, is not yet come to hand. no doubt it is on it’s way. that great opposition is and will be made by federalists to this amendment is certain. they know that if it prevails, neither a Presidt. or Vice President can ever be made but by the fair vote of the majority of the nation, of which they are not. that...
I have not been much in the habit of asking favors in the course of my Life. I have now one to crave of you— My Brother Thomas Moore has lately been unfortunate in Business owing to the Villainy of some Great Men in whom he reposed Confidence, and who deceived him; he has a Wife and small child looking up to him for support—he is very active and Industrious—and served a Regular Apprenticeship...
Jefferson.—Ansr. his of 12—change of time &c—has not changed my determination that this shd be no inconvenience to him—of course at liberty to act as he pleases on it—the only inconvenience to me not to be able to direct myself the vestment—state of France—of sea & of my affairs with G.J. may perhaps make me stay another year—pleasure of my residence in my own country shall often regret it—the...
I beg leave to present to you Mr Thos. Benger a native of Newfoundland who has resided many years near this city & is greatly respected here—He will be interesting to you on account of his efforts to improve the mode of preparing our black oak bark for exportation as a dye stuff & he goes to Washington to apply for a patent for his improvement. As Mr Benger can give you more information than I...
I am requested by the Governor of Ohio to enclose to you a resolution passed by the Legislature of that state You have no doubt been informed of the agreement of that Legislature to the amendment proposed to the constitution of the United States The law giveing their assent to the amendment has been officially transmitted by the Governor to the Speaker of the H of Representatives of the U....
I ought to acknowledge my fault in having two of your kind letters to answer at once. I return you with thanks, Mr: Thomas’s Spy in which my poor "Thoughts on government," are wickedly and libellously imputed to "the greatest man in America." This was received in your letter of Dec 2d: I thank you for the trouble you have taken to ascertain that Mr: Zabdiel Adams’s Sermon on the validity of...
By the mail of last Evening, dispatches were received from New Orleans, announcing the formal delivery of the Province of Louisiana to the Commissioners of the United States on the 20th Ulto. This day Mr Baring will receive the portion to which he is entitled by this event of the Stock created in pursuance of the Treaty. The remaining two thirds will be forwarded under arrangements of the...
You will herewith receive the instructions in pursuance of which you are to propose and negotiate a convention between the United States and Great Britain, on the subject of impressments and other matters interesting to the two nations; and for which this letter with your commission of Minister Plenipotentiary to his Britannic Majesty will be your authority. I have the honor to be, Sir, With...
I sent you by Liverpool lately a copy of Mr. Livingstons last letter to me relative to the guaranty, wh. communicated his having joined me in it. I send you herewith a duplicate of it, and a copy of my answer, which shews how the affr. is wound up. It is an incident wh. has given me much anxiety, as you will readily conceive, but I now flatter myself, in consideration of the manner of its...
A few days previous to my departure from Fort Adams, I had the honor to address to you a private letter , which I hope has reached you in safety. Since my arrival in this City, my official communications to the Department of State have informed you of all events of importance, and thro’ that channel I shall endeavour to keep you fully advised of such political occurrences as are worthy of...
Mr Nourse waits for official information of the day on which possession of New Orleans was obtained for the purpose of filling the blanks left in the certificates of the date from which they are to bear interest. Will you have the goodness to send him a memorandum to that effect by the bearer, as I have no evidence of the fact but a Natchez news paper— Respectfully Your obedt. Servt. [ Reply...
Considering the Importence of the Militia & the Confidence your Excelency reposes in them—I think it the Duty of Every Citizen to make all the Exertion in their power that will prove to their Advantage—which I think will be A Sufficient Excuse for the trouble I shall give you in communicating my Idears on that Subject—As it comes within the limmits of your Office as Commander in Chief of the...
I had the honor of writing to you in Sepr. last , by our mutual friend Judge Jones, on a Subject of great moment & high importance as it related to my self. I will here add, that an Office in either of the departments, of the law, the customs or the post Office at New Orleans will aid my view. But Sir, on my confidence in your wish to promote the public weal in the best & most impartial...
I recieved last night from mr Higginbotham a draught of yours on me for forty seven pounds payable in April. I shall delay writing to him till the next post by which I may hear from you. I considered our settlement of Aug. 11 and the balance of 558.14 D paiable Dec. 15. and actually paid as soon as the note was presented, as in full of the principal money due on all the purchases, and that the...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Pickering and sends him an office copy of Crozat’s grant, prepared to be sent by mr Bearing, of which he will therefore ask the return. RC ( MHi : Pickering Papers). Not recorded in SJL . Enclosure: copy of 1714 charter to Antoine Crozat (see TJ to Pickering, 15 Jan. ).
Mr. Pickering has the honour to return to the President his memoir on the northern boundary of Louisiana. A close examination of the subject since, has convinced Mr. Pickering that the idea he took the liberty to suggest to the President, which is the basis of the memoir, and which arose in Mr. Pickering’s mind on the perusal of Mr. Hutchins’s observations on the treaty of Utrecht, is...
Mr. Pickering presents his respects to the President of the United States, and submits to his consideration the inclosed inquiry concerning the Northern boundaries of Canada & Louisiana. If Mr. Pickering does not extremely mistake the facts, and their necessary consequences, all dispute with Great-Britain concerning boundaries, will be forever closed, by a ratification and execution of the...
An inquiry concerning the Northern Boundaries of Canada & Louisiana  By the tenth article of the treaty of Utrecht, (in 1713) Great Britain and France agreed as follows  France shall restore to Great Britain “the bay and streights of Hudson, together with all lands, seas, sea coasts, rivers and places situate in the said bay and streights, and which belong thereunto, no tracts of land or of...
In execution of the act of the present session of Congress, for taking possession of Louisiana, as ceded to us by France, & for the temporary government thereof, Governor Claiborne of the Missisipi territory, & Genl. Wilkinson were appointed Commissioners to recieve possession. they proceeded with such regular troops as had been assembled at Fort Adams, from the nearest posts, and with some...
Th: Jefferson presents his respects to the Speaker of the H of R and asks the favor of him, when the papers accompanying his message of this day shall have been read in his house, to be so good as to deliver them to mr Harvie, who will be waiting to carry them, with a similar message, to the other house. but one copy of them was recieved, and it was thought best not to retard the communication...
Whereas by an Act, passed the tenth day of November, in the year one thousand eight hundred and three, entitled “An Act authorizing the creation of a stock to the amount of eleven millions two hundred and fifty thousand dollars for the purpose of carrying into effect the Convention of the 30th. of April one thousand eight hundred and three, between the United States of America, and the French...
I attended the Commissiones on the 10th. inst. and arranged your business relative to the House of Bird, Savage & Bird—I consulted the attorney General of the United States, relative to the appointment of assignees, and joined him in voting for the same persons in your case, as he employed in the claim of the United States—I have also substituted Mr. M. L. Davis to attend to the business, he...