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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,...
On the 6 th Ins t I gave M r Griffin a Dft on our Friends , Gibson & Jefferson pay e the 4 July
Mess rs Shoemakers in Account with Th: Jefferson on a contract for offal I was, by agreement, to have the offal of my crop of wheat at 2/6 for every barrel of flour, or every 5. bushels of wheat, which is 50/ for every hundred bushels of wheat. I delivered 2047 bush.–55 ℔ the usual allowance of offal for 100. bushels of wheat, is 6. bushels of Midlings, 12 bushels of shipstuff , & 30. bushels...
Mess rs Shoemaker in Account with Th: Jefferson D r Cr 1811. Jan. 15. To balance by settlement of this day 490.58 2 Feb. By order on Underhill 250.
I return the letter from you to D. on the subject of Mr. G. He seems to be incorrigible. If I am not misinformed, his eyes are opening to the conduct & character of Mr. S, with respect to both of which he has suffered himself to be misled partly by his own passions, partly by those who took advantage of them. You see the new shapes our foreign relations are taking. The occurrence between...
When the just measures of Government meet with so much opposition as they do at present, it becomes the duty of every friend to his Country to support them. With this view I acquaint you that there are persons in this City and other parts of the State, who are taking measures, on a large Scale, to introduce British goods from Canada into the adjacent States. One part of the Scheme is to fix...
7 June 1811. Lists charges to JM for John Payne Todd between 11 Dec. 1810 and 7 June 1811, including two quarters’ tuition, books, and extra money advanced, amounting to $63.08½. Ms ( MdBS : Day Book, 1810–13). 1 p.
I return the letter from you to D. on the subject of M r G. he seems to be incorrigible. If I am not misinformed, his eyes are opening to the conduct & character of M r S, with respect to both of which he has suffered himself to be misled partly by his own passions, partly by those who took advantage of them. You see the new shapes our foreign relations are taking. The occurrence between...
6 June 1811, Philadelphia. “I find that Mr. Carrington is returned from Canton & as he may not probably go back a Vacancy in the Consulship may take place.” Requests the place for his son, George W. Biddle, who has resided there for several years and is “much respected and esteemed particularly by the Gentlemen of the British factory.” Has written to Monroe on this subject. RC ( DNA : RG 59,...
6 June 1811, Darien, Georgia. Gives an account of his life and his efforts to study and become a physician. “I was advis’d by a gentleman to complete my studies in the southern climate, as … the manner of treatment was different to what it is in the Northern States & in all probability would be a better place for one of that profession.” Moved to Georgia from Kentucky in October 1810 to...
6 June 1811, Buenos Aires. The signatories state that their government, desiring to secure the fullest safety from attacks from abroad by peoples who either are its enemies or assault its liberty, seeks arms from the U.S.—a generous nation which appreciates in the most noble manner the just liberty of men. This task is entrusted to Diego de Saavedra and Juan Pedro de Aguirre, for whom the...
We have since my last received 152 bbls of your flour, which we have been compelled to sell at your lowest limit of 9$ cash. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esq r ”; endorsed by TJ as received 9 June 1811 and so recorded in SJL .
M r Dortic mentioned in your favor of the 23 d ult o was furnishd with a passport, and a packet of newspapers was sent to the Collector at New York to be forwarded by him, which it is presumed he will receive. It happend that there was no dispatch prepard at the time for our chargé des aff rs
G Granger presents his compliments to the President—returns Mr. Barbour’s letter, and informs the President that he has established an office at Barboursville, and directed the horse mail to be delivered there weekly. He has also directed the contractor to furnish the President, while at his Seat, with Intelligence & lines of Correspondence on the arrangement of last Summer. RC ( DLC )....
I take the Liberty of Writing to you to Informe you that I Was Prest on board of this Brig the 2 day of June my Protection Was Nouse Nor all the Capt Could say they Would take Me I Was Prest out of the Bark Collumbus Belonging to A Lizabeth City North Carolina I Was prest out of hur Lying in montegobay Jamaca I sirvd My time With Mrsstr: Smith and Buccannan My uncle is sirvaer in Baltimore and...
I Now take the Liberty of wrighting to you to Informe you that I Was Put onboard of this Brig Rhodien Capt Mobary by Capt: Robert Smith Commander of the Scuner dragen Belongen to Baltimore I shipt Withe him to Gote Baricu and he went to Jamaca he put on board of this Slooape of War for objecting to go to anglish Porte for feare of Looseing my Wagers and I Would thank you for your favers to...
Our cultivation of Benni has not yet had entire success. the 1 st year we sowed late & the frost caught it, so that we had scarcely seed the 2 d year to raise seed for the 3 d . we have at length made in the neighborhood two or three bushels. I succeeded in expressing the oil in the iron press you saw at Foxall’s . but the iron giving a brown tinge to the oil, altho transparent & free from...
I trouble you at this time hearing that my Brother Moses Black of Quincy near Bosten is Dead. And being Very Uneasy to know how he Seteled his tempral affairs and what is become of his & my Daughter to Sister Jane. Understanding that he my late Brother lived Conveniant to you, I humbly beg that you may take the trouble of Writing a few Lines in Answer to this Wish all Conveniant Speed Which...
W. Rives offers his most respectful compliments to Mr. Jefferson, & informs him that he is at present unable to communicate the precise amount of the costs of Mitford’s Greece & Mrs. Macauley’s England , but will procure the agent of Brown & Rives in this place to obtain a particular statement of them from the house in Richmond . The manner in which Mr. Jefferson proposes to discharge these...
I have had the honor to receive your letter of the 25. ulto. in which you are so good as to express a wish for my success in the discharge of the duties of the important & difficult office, to which I have been lately appointed by the President. For this obliging communication I beg you to accept my sincere acknowledgment. Permit me to reciprocate this friendly sentiment in your favor, & to...
I have recd. fellow Citizens your address, approving my Objection to the Bill contain[in]g a grant of public land, to the Baptist Church at Salem Meeting House Missippi Terry. Having always regarded the practical distinction between Religion & Civil Govt as essential to the purity of both, and as guaranteed by the Constn: of the U. S. I could not have otherwise discharged my duty on the...
I received on the 29th: of last Month, together with some other despatches from the Secretary of State, one, enclosing a Commission to me, as an associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States; a new letter of leave to His Majesty the Emperor of Russia; a blank Commission for a Secretary of Legation, or Chargé d’Affaires, and an Instruction, in consequence of this new appointment...
I hope, Sir, the occasion of my addressing you personally will be received, as a sufficient apology for the liberty, which I have taken. I have recently been informed, from a source entitled to respect, that whilst you were deliberating upon the selection of a Successor to Judge Cushing, you received a letter from, this State, denouncing me as a monarchist in principle; and that the standing...
I have lately recieved a copy of mrs Edgeworth’s Moral ta le s, which seeming better suited to your years than to mine, I inclose you the first volume. the other two shall follow as soon as your Mama has read them. they are to make a part of your library. I have not looked into them, preferring to recieve their character from you after you shall have read them. your family of silk worms is...
2 June 1811, Lexington, Kentucky. States that the present marshal for Kentucky has decided to resign. Recommends as his successor the marshal’s son, Robert Crockett, who “is in the prime of life and possesses fine talents.” The younger Crockett served as a deputy under his father and is familiar with the laws of the state. His appointment would be widely approved. RC ( DNA : RG 59, LAR ,...
31 May 1811, New York. “I have been engaged for the last three years in establishing an Extensive Manufactory on the Bronx River about Twelve miles from this City for the purpose of making paint articles from metallick substances of the growth and produce of the United States.” Has obtained a charter from the state legislature to incorporate a company for twenty years with stock of $100,000....
I had the pleasure of writing you last, on the 9th of November, since which I had not enjoyed that of hearing directly from you, untill this day last week when your two favours of 11 and 14 Feby: came to hand—together with Mr. Quincy’s Louisiana speech—several other letters, and a number of Books and pamphlets, and newspapers, from which almost all my attention has hitherto been diverted, by...
Having been choosen One of the Directors for carrying into effect the Turnpike authorized between Fredericksburg & Swift R Gap and it being contemplated to proceed immediately with the Work, we think it necessary before the next meeting of the board for each individual of it to obtain all the information in their power. As there is great deficiency of talent in this Country on subjects of this...
The inconvenience of my situation as connected with the post office is such as induces me to make an effort to remedy it. Not having the pleasure of an acquaintance with the head of the post office department I have taken the liberty to present the subject to your consideration. The most convenient post office in the County is Orange Court House. The road leading to Charlottesville by my house...
Letter not found. 29 May 1811. Mentioned in JM to Cutts, 16 June 1811 , as transmitting the news of the Republican ascendancy in the Massachusetts legislature.
My Brother advises me today, that M r Griffin has Applied for a Dft here , for the Bal e due you on a/c your Crop of Tob o —This not being our Bargain, I left home without making Such an Arra n gement —I expect to be at home on Sunday next when it will give me pleasure to Serve you, by giving the Dft as requested— RC
I Shall continue to write to you altho you may determine to leave St Petersburgh before my Letters can reach you. There may be family circumstances unknown to me at present, which may oblige you to a longer residence there than we at present Contemplate. Ladies are not always in a Situation to undertake a voyage of three, and four Months. do not make a calculation for less time, you may be...
28 May 1811, Washington. Acknowledges receiving the several parcels of wine sent to him; has found them “very satisfactory.” Those from the vault of Mr. Carvalhal seem to be “unusually fine & well flavored,” and “a couple of pipes more … would be extremely acceptable.” Also requests three pipes of the St. Roque to be forwarded. Mr. Monroe requests two pipes of the St. Roque, and Mrs. Lucy...
The Washington, Capt. Brown, has at length arrived at cronstadt, and we have received the letters by her, which we had so earnestly expected, and for some time had abandoned the hope of receiving. Among them is your letter of 9. Feby.—numbered 13/4 which if accurate, leaves five still outstanding.—Three sets of my lectures came at the same time, and all in good condition. I have a letter from...
I duly recd. yours inclosing a sample from your long fleeced Ewe. I have seen no ⟨way?⟩ particularly capable of deciding on its merits. I suspect the question of its value depends on the weight of the fleece, finding that wool nearly as long is not very rare in certain breeds, and that the coarseness of its staple brings it under the denomination of Combing wool. A chance only, of turning the...
27 May 1811, Philadelphia. “I have received your favour [not found] enclosing a Draft on the Pennsa. Bank in my favour, for 130 Dollars which was paid on my presenting it. I am happy to find that the horse matches your old horse so well.” RC ( DLC ). 1 p.
Some time ago I give Mr James Leitch a draft on you, for $200 without mentioning the thing to you, before, which I ought to have done, therefore I will thank you to pay it when you find it convenient. We are at this time ingage on the other wing we got it to the Serface of the ground, and will use Every Exersion to finish it with Speed the other wing I will finish against you come hare, I am...
As I sent you my first effort to keep Duane right, so I communicate the second, which the failure of our measures to help him obliged me to write. It probably closes our correspondence as I have not heard a word from him on the subject. Ritchie is correct as to the administration generally. I have written to a friend there what I am in hopes will put him right as to mr. Gallatin, altho, as my...
I have just recieved a copy of the Modern Griselda which Ellen tells me will not be unacceptable to you. I therefore inclose it. the heroine presents herself certainly as a perfect model of ingenious perverseness, & of the art of making herself and others unhappy. if it can be made of use in inculcating the virtues and felicities of life, it must be by the rule of contraries. nothing new has...
As I sent you my first effort to keep Duane right, so I communicate the second , which the failure of our efforts measures to help him obliged me to write. it probably closes our correspondence as I have not heard a word from him on the subject. Ritchie is correct as to the administration generally. I have written to a friend there what I am in hopes will put him right as to mr Gallatin ,...
I have received, Letters from my Family at St. Petersbourg, at two Several Times, under the Seal of The Department of State, and honoured with the Frank of your Name. I ought to have acknowledged the first by the return of the Post: but I hope you will excuse that omission and Accept my Thanks for both at once. I wish you Sir, in your important and difficult office, all the Honour, Comfort and...