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During a long residence in India I had occasion to correspond with Capt n Jacob Crowninshield of Salem to whom I sent two specimens of wheat of the most fertile Provinces: these specimens he wrote me, were forwarded to you, as one of the Judicious Agriculturists of the Union. I have taken the liberty of writing to you, to learn if these specimens vegetated and if they afforded grain of a...
I had the pleasure of receiving this morning Your esteemed fav r dated 9 th Inst t .—The remittance of $123.70 when received from Col o Paton will be duly placed to the Credit of our friends mess r Dodge & Oxnard, as received from You.— It will give me much pleasure to comply with your wishes respecting the articles to arrive here from marseilles, as well as to attend to any other commands you...
I return Mr. Gilmers two letters to you & that of Mr. Emmet to Mr Colhoun, inclosed in yours of the 10th. I have so much confidence in the opinion of Mr. Gilmer, & respect for the testimony of the father, with every abatement for partia⟨lity⟩ that I can not doubt the chemical & other merits ascribed to young Emmet. As a letter however such as you propose, would be viewed by him as equivalent...
I return M r Gilmers two letters to you & that of M r Emmet to M r Calhoun, inclosed in yours of the 10 th . I have so much confidence in the )pinion of M r Gilmer, & respect for the testimony of the father, with every abatement for partia that I can not doubt the chemical & other mine ascribed to young Emmet. As a letter however such as you propose, would be viewed by him as equivalent nearly...
I have examined my letter of Jan. 13. 1803. as well as the indistinct copy given by the copying press permits. in some parts it is illegible. the publication of the whole of the 1 st paragraph would merit very serious consideration as respects myself. written when party passions and contests were at their highest, and expressing freely to you with whom I had no reserve, my opinion of the views...
Gurdon S Mumford has the Honor to present his respectful Compliments to M r Jefferson and takes very great satisfaction to renew his thanks for the civilities receiv’d while at Washington during his administration—and herewith encloses two small pamphlets DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Your letter of the 9 th instant I received. in answer state that the presumed error arose from my omission in abridging the particular articles subject to duty, by omitting the Anchovies & Oil. enclosed is a statement or copy of the entry with the duties & other charges. The Franc in computation of duties is estimated of the value of 18¾ cents. to the invoice cost & charges is added ten per...
It is an age since I have written to you my Dear George in consequence of having no subject on which to write that could afford you any pleasure and the times are such that it is hazardous to note even the events of the hour—On Sunday Morn Messrs. de Bresson and Laborie quarrelled about a piece of Omlet at the breakfast Table and adjourned to the race ground to settle their dispute with Swords...
I yesterday forwarded Bank checks to Mr. Thompson, collector at New York, for $37.72 Dolls:, & to E. Copeland J r , of Boston, for $123.70 Dolls: on your ℀ , as requested in yours of the 9 th cur t , now before me—The wine &C:, had been rec d , & forwarded, by a careful Waggoner, care J. & Raphael, before rec t of yours, & hope they are safely to hand before this—By last mail, rec d yours,...
I have heard so much of the College you are establishing in your vicinity, that I have really a curiosity to know some more particulars of it, than have yet reached me. The system of education sketched out by its Trustees & published in the papers some years ago, I have seen & entirely approved of. But what I feel most curiosity to be acquainted with is the system of government wh I am told is...
I send you herewith a more correct copy of the message, than that which I lately forwarded, & to which I add, a copy of the documents, relating to the negotiations with the British govt., for the suppression of the slave trade. You may recollect that one of the items in my acct. for compensation in my last mission to Europe, the 8th., involving the expenses incurr’d in England after my return...
Long. Dec. 13. 24. George Blaettermann Dec. 24. 24. George Key } Feb. 24. 25 Thomas Hewett Bonnycastle Charles Dunglison Robley DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Mr. Alexander Townsend, bound to Washington has called to see if I have any Packages to send, having none I give him this letter of introduction though as I presume you know him personally, he will want none. Poor Baily still lives the life of a Spider:—and I fear you are soon to be cast in to the Crater of a Volcano. I am sorry to hear that Mrs Adams’s health is not so good as it has been I...
Dr. Ewell presents his best respects to Mr. Madison—& takes the liberty of forwarding this paper—in the hope that he will read the appendage; In two or three days Dr. Ewell will present Mr. Madison with a copy of the work & in the mean time begs that he may be considered as a candidate for one of the Medical departments in the University of Virginia. Dr. Ewell has written to Mr. Jefferson &...
From your report—I perceive that in the University you have had establish’d at Charlotte’s ville—it is intended to employ our Citizens to fill those offices not already given to foreigners. When my father died—which was before he educated me as he intended—he left an offspring numerous & dependent. At that time you caused my employment in the Navy; which afforded me a competency; but it not...
I feel unwilling to degrade a Freeman of your real rank and standing in the glorious annals of your noble & thriving country with any other appellation than the one with which this address has been commenced, on a heart rending theme to all the admirers of honest John Cartwright, who has ever been esteemed by myself as the last and best of good Englishmen; a sentiment to which I am sure you...
I sent you the other day, a copy of my message as first printed, & with errors in it. I now send one which is I presume correct. I forward also a copy of the documents, relating to the negotiations, with the British government, for the suppression of the slave trade. In the settlement of the accounts, of both my missions to Europe, that commencing in 1794, under General Washington, and that of...
I have just learn’t, by a letter from M r Gilmer, to a friend here, that two of the Professors have arrived at New York, the Books &C: &C:, for the university, at Baltimore, & the other three Professors hourly expected in Hampton Roads—I give you this information, (which probably you will receive as soon thro’ some other channel) in order that you may attend to their entry, at the Custom...
I am personally unknown to you, but as an american and consequently one of your children, I address you with the confidence and respect that a child would a parent M r Furst, a foreigner was engaged in June 1807 by M r , Appleton, Consul General, then at Leghorn in Italy, as die-sinker to the U.S. Mint, and was induced solely by that engagement to leave an elegible and profitable situation in...
The mention of your name among the members of Congress arrived at Washington gives me the occasion of offering my share of the public thanks due for the Volume regarding Mexico, of which you were so Obliging as to favor me with a Copy. I should not have delayed a moment in expressing the pleasure I derived from its authentic Statements, and valuable remarks, had I not been at a loss for the...
I send you the sequel of Gilmer’s letters recd. since my last to you. Torrey you will see does not accept. I had before recd. from the Secy. at War the inclosed letter to him from mr. Emmet the father recommending his son Doctr. John Patton Emmet, for Professor of Chemistry. Considering that branch as expected by Doctr. Dunglison I had given an answer that the place was filled. But learning...
It is my desire & petition To obtain a Professorship in Charlottesville University. I should prefer the ethical department. William W Allen, an alumnus of Harward University. CSmH : Jefferson File.
I send you the sequel of Gilmer’s letters rec d since my last to you. Torrey you will see does not accept. I had before rec d from the Sec y at War the inclosed letter to him from mr Emmet the father recommending his son Doct r John Patton Emmet, for Professor of Chemistry. considering that branch as expected by Doct r Dunglison I have given an answer that the place was filled. but learning...
Mr Ticknor & mr Webster, both of whom are well known personally to you, intending to make a visit to Virga., & to pay their respects to you and Mr. Jefferson, I have only to express my hope, that, in other quarters, they may receive the attention, which both of you, will shew them. They intend also to visit the University, in which you will be so kind, as to afford them, every facility they...
In reply to your letter of the 7 th instant received to day, I have the honor to state that, in consequence of the information communicated therein; that four of the Professors engaged for the University of Virginia were hourly expected to arrive either at Norfolk or Richmond, instructions have been given to the Collector for these districts in accordance with your request. Jos Anderson...
You will I hope Sir pardon the liberty I here take, in requesting information from your self respecting the qualifications necessary for a young man to enter with credit, the University of Virginia. During the past summer, I together with my son Arthur visited that delightful spot and took occasion to request of my old friend and acquaintance M r Brockenbrough to enter my son upon the books of...
When shall we get our roses for the Rotunda? the whole scaffolding of the building is obliged to be kept standing only to enable the workmen to put up these small ornaments. I am sure you have been using due diligence, yet our necessity obliges me to make this enquiry, our instn will certainly be opened on the 1 st of Feb, and the Rotunda will be then in a condn for use. I have been expecting...
I yesterday rec d a letter from mr Thompson Collector of N.Y informing me of the arrival there of some boxes of wine and other supplies for me from Mess rs Dodge & Oxnard. he forwarded me also their letter of Sep 18. and invoice amounting to 659 fr–30. C. supposing this sum equal to 123. D 70 C I have this day desired Col o Peyton my Richmond correspdt to remit you that sum. if there be any...
I received, by the Schooner Franklin, from Dodge & Oxnard, of Marseiles, five cases & one cask of wine, which I have shipped, on board the Schooner Virginia, to the care of Col. B. Peyton in Richmond. The expenses have been as follows. Freight from Marseiles 8.80– Wharfage, drayage &c. 1.61 Duties 20.89 Dollars = 31.30 Enclosed is a letter from the shippers in France, & the invoice. I hope my...
I rec d yesterday your favor of Sep. 18. through the Collector of N.Y. with informn that the wines E t c accdg to your invoice of that date were arrived there. observing the am t of the invoice 659 fr–30 C mes equivalent as I suppose to 123. D 70 c I have this day desired Col o Peyton my Richm d correspdt to remit that sum to E. Copeland j r of Boston for you. any inexactitude of exchange can...
The Happy days I Have past at Monticello Are over; But they Have Left on My Heart an impression Never to Be efaced; I Rejoice at the Visit You are Going to Receive, not only Because it will Be pleasing to You, But on Account of the General Good it May produce; You will, No doubt, talk with M r Webster of Your ideas to facilitate the Emigration of Coloured people, and, Connected with it, their...
Hearing that mr Webster & mr Ticknor will call on you, and indeed that their visit is principally intended for yourself & mr Madison, I take much interest in recommending them to your kind attention. They are known to the public, as citizens of great respectability & talents, and the latter, is well known to you personally, in those lights, so that little is left to me to add, than to bear my...
We have no steward in the establmt of the Universty not meddling with dieting the students, boarding houses are built and rented to housekeepers who will furnish diet to such as chuse to take it with them. these houses are all rented. your other enquiries as to the price of tuition E t c will be answ d by an advtmt in the newspapers the moment our Professors engaged in Engl d arrive, who are...
I recieved a letter yesterday from mr Thompson Collector of N. York informing me that he had rec d from Marseilles and forwarded on to you 11. boxes or packages of wines E t c as per bill of lading now inclosed, and had paid for me freight, duties E t c 37.72 which sum I must pray you to remit him. the invoice of Dodge & Oxnard for these wines and other things amounts to 659 fr.–30 Cent mes...
I rec d yesterday your favor of Dec. 1. informing me that you had rec d & forwarded for me to Col o B. Peyton 11. boxes & packages from Mess rs Dodge & Oxnard of Marseilles, and had paid for me freight, duties E t c. 37. D 72 c and I this day desire Col o Peyton to remit you that sum. In running my eye over the items of the acc t I thought I discovered a small error. 96 ℔ Maccaroni charged in...
I received your letter of the 4 th instant, previous to which D r Blatterman & family & M r Deverett his assistant arrived here, and were permitted to make entry of their books, philosophical apparatus &c, free of duty. Jonathan Thompson Collector MHi .
It is really afflicting to hear that you are again subjected to painful illness and to observe in your letters a depression and melancholy which are not natural to your character and which are I fear gaining ground over you. I do not think with those who attribute your indisposition to the election, although the scandalous persecution to which my Father has been subjected and the unblushing...
I thank you for the certificate you have been so kind as to send me of a right to use one of your patent pumps for raising water by a weight. the idea is new to me, and I have no doubt is practicable, and should experience confirm it, it will be of value in certain situations. the publication of such a description as would give a general idea of it’s construction and volume might encourage...
The impracticability of giving special answers to the numerous enquiries of the charater of your favor of Nov. 27. obliges me to refer them for answers to an advertisement which will be put into the public papers the moment of the arrival of the professors we have engaged from England. one is arrived, and the rest are known to have sailed in a ship the Competitor from London bound to Norfolk...
I am sorry it is not in my power to give a definite answer to your favor of Nov. 28. our situation is this. our last legislature made to the University a donation of 50. M .D. for the purchase of books and apparatus but bottomed it on a debt due to our state from the US. and as just a debt as ever was claimed. but difficulties are made which delay it’s acknolegemt; so that we have recieved...
I have duly recieved your letter of the 3 d proposing for my acceptance a book, on which you wish me to give an opinion, which you should be at liberty to publish. this I invariably decline. I have neither the talents, the taste, nor the time for the office of a Reviewer of books. such an undertaking, if executed with fidelity to the publick, would require me to read the book with critical...
Mrs. Adams requests the Honor of Judge Southard’s Company at Tea on Tuesday the 14 th of December and every alternate Tuesday, during the Session of Congress, when agreeable. NjP : Samuel L. Southard Papers.
I learnt yesterday, by a letter from mr Gilmer at New York that Doctor Blaetterman one of our Professors had arrived there and informed him that the other four Professors had sailed in the Competitor from London direct for James river where they might be hourly expected. I must therefore trouble you a second time with a request that instructions may be sent to the Collectors of that river to...
I had the honor to receive your letter of the 4 th instant, stating that the Professor engaged in England, for the University of Virginia, were hourly expected to arrive at New York, and requesting that the instructions promised in my letter to you of the 27 th September last, relative to the exemption from duty, of the books which those Professors might bring with them for the use of that...
By your report to the Legislature I gladly learn the success of your agent in obtaining Professors in England. From a former publication I learnt it was the intention of the trustees to appoint one or more American Professors. As I have seen no notice of such appointments, I take the liberty to mention a name for one of the professorships. Mr. Chester Dewey now Prof. of Mathematics and Natural...
Expecting some Professors engaged in England for the University of Virginia to arrive here, I wrote to the Secretary of the Treasury on the subject of their books, which I presumed to be exempt from duty. he referred it to the Comptroller who wrote to me that under the circumstances of their case he considered them as within the exemption of the act of Congress of April 1816. and that if I...
I observe with great pleasure that the University of Virginia is about to commence operations, & I beg leave, respectfully, to remind you of an application that I made, a few years since, for the Chemical chair in that Institution. You will probably recollect, Sir, that my letter was accompanied by testimonials of my abilities as a chemist & as a lecturer, the exhibition of which to the...
Since writing you on Friday last, I have had the pleasure of receiving a third recommendation to the volume I sent you,—I have struck off these three in the form of a little pamphlet, in order to lay them on the counter of the Book stores in the City until I am able to ob t ain a few more, so as to place them in all the copies which remain unbound. I enclose you a copy of them, not knowing...
Th: Jefferson returns his thanks to the rev d mr Hale for the pamphlets accompanying his kind letter of Nov. 19. and explaining the character of the Lyceum newly established at Gardiner . very much weaned by age and debility from all attention to public things he still sees with pleasure every effort for the advcemt of science , the applicn of it to the useful arts of life is especially...
Be assured, dear Sir, that the reasons which put it out of my power to interfere in behalf of mr Taylor, were such as yourself would pronounce insuperable had it been proper for me to have mentioned them.—we shall be happy to recieve your son and daughter here whenever they will favor us with their visit. Richmond was not well chosen as the place to shake off a fever and ague. in the months of...