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I have the honor to present to you a Silver medal which I have had struck commemorative of the Certificate which you Signed in aid of the Glorious cause of Temperance on which are Symbols of the happy effects of Temperance and of the direful effects of Intemperance and on the reverse the Certificate with facsimiles of the Signatures thereto and I beg your acceptance of it and am with profound...
Your letter of the 4. instant having gone by mistake to Montpellier in Vermont, has but lately come to hand. In my 85th. year, and under continued inroads on my health, I can not fail to be excused from undertaking a compliance with its request; for which indeed I could not otherwise be at all qualified, without a fuller knowlege of all the considerations which ought to influence the choice of...
Your favor of the 2d. inst gave me great satisfaction, I thank to you very much for your kindness of recommending me for the Professorship vacant at the Virginia University. I have since written to Mr: Joseph C: Cabell, Rector of it, in more detail, as by the Prospectus the place is to be filled by the 1.st Septr. I delayed troubling you again upon it, to try if possible to save from...
I have received your letter of the 20th. informing me "that I have been unanimously elected President of the Washington National Monument Society, in the place of its late lamented President Cheif justice Marshall." I am very sensible of the distinction conferred by the relations in which the Society has placed me; and feeling, like my illustrious predecessor, a deep interest in the object of...
Your favour of the 2d. inst. was handed to me at the post office in Richmond, shortly after my return on the 16th from a short and hasty journey to the North. It did not find me at the University as you expected. I was unable to attend the last meeting of the Visitors, in consequence of my absence on the journey to which I have referred, which I deemed of higher obligation in the circumstances...
Your valued letter of Novr. 4th. was recd. in due time and would have been promptly acknowledged, but for the daily expectation of being able to thank you at the same time, for the article so kindly provided for my crippled feet during the rigor of Winter. It happened, that a mistake which forwarded the article to Richmond instead of Fredericksburg delayed its arrival, ’till it became...
I have the honor to inform you that you have been, this day, unanimously elected President of the Washington National Monument Society, in the place of our late lamented President, your friend & co-patriot, Chief Justice Marshall. That great and good man felt a deep interest in the object of this association; the erection of a great National Monument to the memory of him who was "first in...
I have long since intended writing to you to let you know that altho we are situated at a distance I have not forgotten our early friendship and the esteem in which I continue to hold you in my sincere and affectionate rememberance—I have not been wanting in my frequent enquiries in reguard to your & your families health—I am gratified to hear by the late information I have recd., that it is...
I have received Sir, your letter of the 13th. and regret that I cannot find among my papers the letter of Chief Justice Marshall to which you refer. Such a letter was certainly presented to me, and left an impression very favorable to your talent in taking likenesses. As your portrait of Mr. Marshall doubtless exists and his opinion of it can thro’ his family be obtained as well as their own...
I have been near committing a great Faux pas. The Times of the 9th reported merely that the Seamen’s Enlistment Bill went through the Committee and the report was ordered to be received on Wednesday following. As none of the points were discussed in the House I concluded of course that it was the Bill of Sir James Graham to which Lord John Russell had before assented and which in my letter to...
The expressions of esteem contained in the letter you have taken the trouble to write me, are very dear to me: notwithstanding your advanced age I cherish the hope of being permitted to see you again, and of saying a few words to you on the Subject of my somewhat extended travels, which are rather out of the usual course. I am at present examining a very interesting Country, where the Potomac...
The death of the late Chief Justice Marshall having justly produced a great sensation & a desire to retain every memento of so great a man, many resolutions on the subject have been passed by different bodies: the Bar of this city have decided to procure a portrait. You may perhaps remember that Mr. Marshall wrote you pending the session of the Virginia Convention in Richmond to revise or...
You will, doubtless, think me guilty of much assurance, as I certainly am, to address a note to so honored and worthy a gentleman as you, without ever having seen you, and consequently having no acquaintance with you as a private gentleman. But I have, thank God, been a youthful witness and admirer of all your virtuous deeds and services as a public officer and Chief Magistrate of a Free...
My increasing infirmities and fading vision have retarded my thanks for the copy of your valuable Geological Report, to which I have been obliged to give a perusal less careful than I am persuaded it merits, and I must add without a scientific capacity to do full justice to it. The survey must have been a very fatiguing task which I hope has not impaired your health, and that the result will...
I have just received the enclosed letter from Mr. Hassler, and I think myself justified in saying that I believe him to be a very honest man and possessing in a high degree the knowledge required in the professorship of natural philosophy. His competitors being unknown to me I cannot speak of their respective qualifications compared with his. Should the choice of the Visitors fall on him my...
I have just recd. your letter of the 29th. June, and immediately commicated your object to the Rector of the University with an expression of your scientific qualifications for the professorship lately vacated. With friendly respects & good wishes FC (DLC) .
I have received your letter of the 3. Instant. My handwriting is now so varied by the effect of rheumatism on my fingers that it may be best to comply with your request by its ordinary character when in health, of which the enclosed is a specimen. I well recollect your father as a cotemporary in public service, and the personal respectability which he combined with that of his representative...
I have just drawn a check on the Bank for $60. Having only fifty to my credit there I must request the favor of you to deposit the additional ten to with friendly respects please enquire for a box forwarded for Mrs. M. by the Steamboat & send it on— FC (DLC) .
I have duly recd. your favour, postmarked the 9th. inst. containing your suggestion on the subject of my manuscript papers. I am fully aware that these, as far as worthy of the public eye, could pass to it, under no editorial auspices with greater advantages than under yours; and I have a just sensibility to the friendly dispositions, as far as these could be properly indulged, with which the...
Casting around an enquiring look for the Causes which have lead to our present Internal National Embarrassments ; I find, next to the main or principal Cause, the total want of qualification in the President, is, the admission on the part of some of our ablest Statesmen, that the National Bank is Unconstitutional—The Cabal 1. finding this a weak Point, immediately attempted its subjugation—But...
I have two members watching the progress of the Registration and Impressment Bills; and I shall leave to the Press to inform you what is passing in publick on that subject with the more Confidence; as I presume the Editors in the U. S. will suffer nothing bearing upon it to escape them. The enclosed Copy of a Letter, I have sent to Lord John Russell, will show the project which I had suggested...
My wagon will set off in the morning with two more hogsheads tobacco, which I hope will find a favorable market. The delay in sending it has proceeded from the continued moisture of the weather which prevented its preparatory order. The next load will not be sent until the commencement of our harvest. I subjoin a memorandum of articles which you will please send by the return of the wagon. You...
The box containing the bound newspapers has come safe to hand; one of the volumes in an improved state. I hope my request did not hurry their return before you had done with them. Should it have so happened they are not beyond your reach. I find that I have more reason for apology than you had, for the delay in returning Sullivan’s libel on Mr. Jefferson which you left with me. It was put into...
(Private) By this day’s Mail I beg leave to forward you a copy of an address delivered by me on the Anniversary of the 19th of April 1775, of which I ask your acceptance. I take this occasion I hope you will not think too presumptuously, to make a suggestion to you which has been long in my mind. I had hoped to have had an opp’y of doing it in a personal interview at the close of the last...
Your volumes of newspapers, which I return by the stage to morrow, I have kept an unreasonable time—but in truth I found that they communicated so much information which it was important for me to possess, and which I could obtain no where else, that I ventured to trespass thus on your goodness. The delay was somewhat increased by an injury which one of them sustained in its binding by a fall...
I have received your letter of the 25th. and feel a pleasure in gratifying the wish of Chancellor Kent by enclosing the paper transmitted to me by your father. With great esteem & cordial salutations RC and enclosure (NHi) ; draft (DLC) . Enclosure is a copy of a letter from James Kent to Robert Troup, 20 June 1788.
Your discourse before the Historical Society has afforded me much pleasure, & I may add instruction. It is worthy both of the subject and of the author. With cordial esteem. Will you be so good as to return the bound Gazette of Freneau as soon as convenient. FC (DLC) .
I beg leave again to obtrude upon you not only with my acknowledgements for transmitting the copies of my fathers letters in compliance with my request, but with a fuller solicitation which grows out of your former goodness. I mentioned to my friend Chancellor Kent, who is our Law Professor in this College, the circumstances of my fathers’ having enclosed in one of his letters to you, a letter...
I have requested Col. Peyton to remit to you $300. This will enable you to extinguish my debt to the Bank & avoid the necessity of a renewed discount—The undrawn balance of $66 I wish to remain to my credit in Bank. Draft (PHi) .
J. M. with his respects to Mr. Duer, encloses copies of the two letters from his father requested in his letter of the 13th. Instant. FC (DLC) .