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I have the honor to enclose you in a tin Case five Certificates & plats of Land located for the marquis Lafayette. I received from the Register 6 Certificates but delivered one to Mr Duplantier who wished to alter the location. There remains now 2520 acres for which Certificates are to be returned & which will be immediately attended to—the location for 2,000 acres is already fixed upon & Mr...
18 March 1810, Washington. Francis Xavier Martin will accept appointment to fill vacancy created by the death of one of the Orleans territorial judges [John Thompson]. Has known Martin, a native of France, as a North Carolina lawyer from 1781 until he became a judge in the Mississippi Territory [in 1809]. RC ( DNA : RG 59, LAR , 1809–17, filed under “Martin”). 2 pp. Macon was a Republican...
Your respects of the 16 th past came to hand on the 23 rd & in time to order the plaister in the rough; it has been sent some time, of course it ought not to be long out of your possession, wishing it safe to hand & that it may give satisfaction— I remain very truly 6 Tons plaister paris @ $13 is $78 — Cartage 2 .40 $80
In month of October 1808, I deliver’d you, on the day after your arrival at the seat of Government, five letters , recommending me for a majority in the Light artillery; They were from Col os Duane & simonds & Mess rs Rodney , Leib & Irvine —As these letters would greatly promote my present views & as they cannot be found on the files of the war office, I have taken the liberty of addressing...
Your letter of the 16 th January last I have duly received and am extremely Oblige to you for your goodness In offering your Services in conveying a letter to my Brother —I have taken the liberty of Inclosing a letter to you for my Brother Which you will please direct and forward it to him as soon as possible RC ( MHi ); in an unidentified hand different from Richardson to TJ, 22 Dec. 1809 ,...
On a strict examination of the act of Assembly on the subject of forcible Entries & Detainer you will find the party claiming the benefitt of that act must make his complaint on oath, stating the ouster & Detention. I think there might be some difficulty made by Scott if the Warrant issued, not on the oath of M r Jefferson but of you r self as his attorney in fact—from a late decision of our...
I have duly recieved your favor of Feb. 24. covering one of your pamphlets on the Torpedo. I have read it with pleasure. this was not necessary to give them favor in my eye. I am not afraid of new inventions or improvements, nor bigotted to the practices of our forefathers. it is that bigotry which keeps the Indians in a state of barbarism in the midst of the arts, would have kept us in the...
I recieved by mr Mitchell your letter of Sep. 20. and the favor of the Benni seed, Egy p tian grass and the Acacia seeds a journey immediately succeeding took off my attention from the subject in the moment, and it was not till overhauling my seeds for the operations of the present season that I was reminded of the duty and pleasure of the acknolegement still due for your kind attention. all...
you favor on the 18 Feb y came to hand on the nithe ninth ins t and all other papers and I proceeded to have a warrant isured to move Scott , but after have part of Jurer summons finding that it was not going on Legal to I stoped the shereff from proceeding any further, and we will wait your own coming up I have inclose to you the attorney advice which
The Opportunity by Captain Benjamin Harrod is so unexpected and the time allowed me is So Short, that I can only Say We are all Well and your Son very good as well as very healthy. We hear and read Such Accounts of unavoidable Expenses where you are, that our frugal Country We fear will not enable you to do your Errand. Our Reading has been all about Russia Life of The Empress Porters Travels...
Since my return to Norfolk from Madison, I have yielded to the wish of my Father in consenting to quit the Navy, provided I can obtain a Commission in the Army. My Father informs me that he has written on to Washington, and thro’ Mr. Dawson receiv’d a promise of a Commission for me, in the Artillery. I hope in acting thus, I shall meet your approbation without incuring the censure of...
I yesterday received from M r Cha s Johnston on your account, a dft on Mess rs Tompkins & Murray of this place at 10 days sight for 1243$. I have heard nothing yet of Mess rs Shoemaker’s flour.
Many of the Citizens of Virginia are interested in the Lands North of the Ohio and between the Rivers Scioto and little Miami, which wer[e] reserved by that State to sattisfy Bountys due to the Officers and Soldiers of the Virginia line on Continental establishment. The Warrants are daily issuing by the Executive of Virginia and are Sold in the Markett fare below their real Value in...
15 March 1810. Submits for consideration copies of the ratified treaty with the Kickapoo Indians “for the extinguishment of their title to certain lands within the Indiana Territory, involving conditions which require Legislative provision.” RC and enclosure ( DNA : RG 233, President’s Messages); RC ( DNA : RG 46, Legislative Proceedings, 11A-E2). Each RC 1 p., in a clerk’s hand, signed by JM....
Th: Jefferson returns thanks to mr Gilpin for the pamphlet he has been so kind as to send him. no one wishes more ardently that a dissipation of our foreign difficulties might enable Congress , by a liberation of our revenues, to enter systematically on the work of canals & render our country the garden which nature has destined it to be. he salutes mr Gilpin with respect PoC ( DLC ); dateline...
Th: Jefferson returns his thanks to mr Johnson for the information on the subject of our manufactures communicated in his letter of Jan. 25. he inclosed it to mr Gallatin as the only channel to which he could commit it in order to render it useful. he salutes mr Johnson with assurances of his respect. PoC ( MoSHi : TJC-BC ); dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ. Stephen William Johnson was...
Une distance quelconque entre deux personnes ne peut pas empecher, qu’elles ne se rapprochent par un commerce de lettres, dés qu’elles ont fait connoissance ensemble. Très empressé, Exell e , de me procurer L’honneur de la votre, depuis que j’ai appris qu’elle est la réputation de votre mérite, et de vos talents distingués, par M r le Consul Backer . je prends la liberté en Naturaliste, de...
Note des differen tes Productions de L’Isle de Sardaigne contenante la présente Caisse. N o 1.2. Holzstein, von Ploaghe, 〃 3. Obsidian, von Pau, 〃 4. Stern madreporit, von Gergei, 〃 5. Vom mispickel metallisierter quartz, von der Speranza beÿ Alghero, 〃 6.
The author of the inclosed having expressed a wish to Th: Jefferson that it might appear in our Southern papers, he sends it to mr Ritchie to give it a place in his columns or not, as he shall think it deserves; Th:J. being unacquainted with the author & taking no interest in his proposed publication. he presents to mr Ritchie his salutations & assurances of great esteem & respect. PoC ( MHi...
Inclosed I Send 200 $ it not being paid in Richmond as I wishd I wrote to my Son wilst at Rich m ond to pay the money to Gibson & Jefferson but he not calling at the post office did not get the Letter & Purchased goods with his Money. I have however with much difficulty collected the money Since his Return as I could not bear the Idea of drawing for money wen there was none Due RC ( MHi );...
14 March 1810. In response to a Senate resolution of 22 Jan., transmits a report of the secretary of war. Printed copy ( ASP American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States ... (38 vols.; Washington, 1832-61). , Indian Affairs , 1:764); enclosures ( DNA : RG 46, Executive Proceedings, 11B-C2). RC not found. Enclosures are Eustis’s report of 13...
The bearer now comes for the trees you have taken care of for me, that is to say, my half of them. where there is only a single one of a kind, do not risk the taking it up. a graft from it another year will do as well for me. be so good as to have the roots of those sent well wrapt in straw to keep the cold air from them. I have some claim on Governor Lewis’s estate for monies furnished him...
Of the peach apricots only three were living, one of which I send to you, also three trees grafted on peach stock, the spring after that I received them, the kind uncertain I have called them the Bourdeaux apricot, because I think they most resemble them. I have only one Bourdeaux apricot living, and one French peach, therefore agreable to your directions have not disturbed them—We have a...
I recieved by the last post your letter of the 9 th expressing your desire to study half the day in your own room rather than in the school, if mr Gerardin’s consent should be obtained; & I have consulted your father on the subject. we both find ourselves too much uninformed of the regulations of the school to form a proper judgment on this proposition. if it would break through any rule which...
I have duly recieved your favor of Feb. 27. and am very thankful for the friendly sentiments therein expressed towards myself, as well as for the pamphlet inclosed. that it contains many serious truths and sound admonitions every reader will be sensible. at the same time it is a comfort that the medal has two sides. I do not myself contemplate human nature in quite so sombre a view. that there...
With this days mail I send you a number of cuttings of the vines from which I made the wine I had the honor of sending you by M r Christie . I also enclose a bottle of the wine, made last season There is one particularity peculiarity in those vines different from any I am acquainted with, They will not bear pruning in the same manner that foreign vines do. When I had them first cultivated, my...
I have the honor to transmit to your Excellency the enclosed Copy of an Act of the Legislature of this State, at their last Session. The subject is interesting to its Citizens. I trust their unwillingness to incur the Charges of the extinguishment of the Indian title in the act refered to; and the motives of which it is founded will be duly appreciated and considered. The large extent of...
I have duly received your favor of the 7 th inclosing Mess rs Shoemaker & Son’s conditional dft on G. & J. for 200$.— As we have heard nothing of their flour, have never transacted business for them at all, and know nothing of them, except of their bad manageme n t at your mill, we of course cannot become responsible even for this small amount, until we have something actually in hand.— As...
Th: Jefferson returns his thanks to mr Colvin for the pamphlet he has been so kind as to send him, & particularly for those par so much of it as respects himself personally. it had arrived a week before his letter of Feb. 28. but there had not been a moment’s doubt of the pen from which it came; that it was the same which had been known to have been so often & so ably exercised in support of...
I this day expected to have visit,d M rs Randolph —am disappointed, by indispotion— at the same time intended to have returned a part of the money you gave me the other day, knowing that I am in your debt—be assird my good Sir the account was not put in your hands to evade payment—but mearly merely to have it correct—in that I have failed— however as there as there appears some little...
I have this morning a disposition to intrude upon your retirement, to save you the trouble of enquiring, and to enable you to correct in your own mind the rumours which will reach your ear in consequence of advices received by the British packet. In an unofficial letter from Mr Pinckney, dated Jan: 4th. that gentleman states the substance of a conference held with the Marquis of Wellesley,...
I Have Received By the John Adams Your kind Letter of the 4h december and Wish it Was in My power to Announce a Happy Change of European Measures. The frigate Has Not Yet Been Sent Back from England. Mr. de Champagny’s Note, promised Several Weeks Ago is still Expected—and Altho’ the Motive for delay, that the Emperor is taken Up With Matrimonial preparations, Appears frivolous, it is...
10 March 1810, Norfolk. Transmits enclosures for JM’s perusal but reminds him that “these uncountenanced pursuits” cannot continue “unless some respectable appointment in the power and inclination of the executive can afford me means wherewith my leisure hours may be thus employed.” A plan to present JM with “some very extensive results of my topographical researches” is in abeyance for lack...
The John Adams is Not Yet Returned from England — it is probable m r pinkney waïts for Some Conclusion or Answer to Be Communicated by Her— I wish it May be the Case with G al Armstrong provided He Has Good News to Send—a Communication Had Been Announced to Him by M r de Champagny Which Has Not Yet taken place—
I have taken the liberty to write you a freedom For which I am Confident you will Excues me when I State to your Excellency my reasons for writing I was born in Scotland in the Shire of Dumfrise my native place was a village Caled Langholm on the River Eske twenty two mills North of Carlisle in this village or town I pased my younger Days and where I have now a numerous and Respektable...
We, whose bosoms have often glowed at the names of Washington and Adams, and who have often admired that firmness and wisdom, which guided the helm of state during the two first administrations of our general government, beg leave to ask the favor of your opinion of Mr Gerry’s qualifications, for the chief Magistracy of this Commonwealth. At the same time we assure your Honor, that we should...
9 March 1810, Detroit. Recommends Harris H. Hickman for collectorship at the port of Michilimackinac, to replace the late George Hoffman. “Mr. Hickman’s connection with my family” makes it delicate to mention the gentleman’s abilities, “which peculiarly qualify him for the office,” but he is known personally to Jonathan Robinson and Peter B. Porter in Congress. RC ( DNA : RG 59, LAR , 1809–17,...
I wrote you several letters previous to and pending your Election communicating important information which has proved true relative to the proceedings of certain men in the state to defeat your Election under the annonymous signature of Hancock that information came principally from Mr Keteltas whose talents and integrity broke up the whole scheme and drove the Clintonian hypocrites from...
8 March 1810, Senate Chamber. Sends Obadiah Jones’s resignation as judge of the Illinois Territory and acceptance of appointment as judge of the Mississippi Territory. RC ( DNA : RG 59, LAR , 1809–17, filed under “Jones”). 1 p. Printed in Carter, Territorial Papers, Illinois , 16:82. Enclosure not found.
8 March 1810. Describes in considerable detail a gunboat and other weapons devised to destroy invading naval force. “Now pleas Your Exellency I have Indevoured, to give the outlines of my Defence of a Turtle war—with your permistion I Shall give it that Name, as allmost Every part resembles, a turtle or its Shell.… My moddles are all ready—and your Excellency Will pleas to Direct, in what...
8 March 1810, Washington. On 5 Mar. the president, with the advice and consent of the Senate, ratified and confirmed the treaty concluded at Vincennes on 9 Dec. 1809 between the U.S. and the Kickapoo Indians. Requires all officeholders and citizens “faithfully to observe and fulfil” the treaty. Printed copy ( DNA : RG 233, President’s Messages). Enclosed in JM’s 15 Mar. message to Congress ....
herewith you have the Substance of our Opinion in the Case of Referance, Between your Self and Mr Alexander . Shoud you think it Meterial, we will Put it in form—but as one of us will Not be in this part after today untill Next Court—( this County ) we Now Merely give you the Substance—expecting its of Consequence it Shoud at Once be know who Cultivates the Land this Year, M Dawson W D....
We William D Meriweather and Martin Dawson Mutually Chosen as Referrees by Thomas Jefferson and Eli Alexander for the Purpose of awarding, if at all how fare the Articles of Agreement entered into Between the Said Jefferson & Alexander on the 21 st day of July one Thousand Eight Hundred and five Conveys to the Said Alexander as tenant the Lands belonging to the Said Jefferson laying Between the
7 March 1810, Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland. Lists for JM “Statutes &c. noted in the holy Scriptures” with relevance to “Some Particular affairs of our time.” RC ( DLC ). 4 pp.
The points on which Th: Jefferson insists with mr Alexander are the following, & he will, opposite to each, quote the very words of the lease. Words of the lease 1 st that the part of his tract of Lego leased to mr A. was adjoining to Shadwell ‘that the sd Eli shall have on lease E t c a part
A difference of opinion having arisen between the subscribers as to the construction of the words of a lease we wish to settle it amicably by a reference to persons in whose judgment & impartiality we have unqualified confidence. it is of yourselves we ask the favor to become our arbitrators, and to your award we agree mutually to submit. we are sorry to add that the question cannot be...
Agreeable to your request I will attend with M r Dawson at Shadwell tomorrow morning at ten oclock, if the day should be fit to turn out, and if it should be a bad day I will attend the day after RC ( MHi ); dateline beneath signature; addressed: “Hon Thomas Jefferson Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 7 Mar. 1810 and so recorded in SJL .
Your favor of Feb. 26. is just recieved, and I learn with great satisfaction that the object of the public liberty to which you devoted your services in the field, has been still that of your retirement and has been maintained on the most correct principles. it is a subject of much regret when those who have performed all their duties faithfully to their country, become from any circumstances...
A M r Easterley who reminds me of a conversation with him in London some years past, has requested me to make known to you a project of his for converting our tob o & corn stalks , to a purpose of great publick utility, as well as private emolument, and likewise to introduce to you M r Burroughs his agent. I have thought that I could not better promote his object than by enclosing his letter...
I gratefully thank you My Dear Sir for your kind and friendly letter which I received by yesterdays mail—it was a pleasure that I had not contemplated I had not written to you fearing it might fearing it might lay your politeness under contribution when I was well aware that your time wou’d be more usefully and Satisfactorily employ’d than it cou’d by replying to my details of unhappiness...