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I shall send you another proof by the next mail   If it would not be too much trouble I should like that you would receive and return a proof once a week whilst you are in Bedford    but in this matter I do not wish you to do any thing that would not be agreeable to you on l y the book has been so long in hand I am desirous to progress with RC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “ Thomas Jefferson...
Your favor of 28 June was rcv d , it was accidentally mislaid, until this day—I shall see M r Biddle & M rs Barton & do all in my power relative to the papers of Lewis & Clarke , & advise results— We have reason to be very thankful to you for what you are doing relative to this Subject & also relative to Birds private Journal —
I have received your letter of the 15th: and rejoice in the establishment of your Society for the promotion of Agriculture. Our mother Earth is a kind, tender, affectionate Parent who will abundantly reward every filial and rational attention that is paid to her. But are you not too modest, in behalf of the Southern States? Your cotton, your Sugar, and your Hemp, are improvements such as the...
Your kind favor of the 14th of this month, was very gratifying to me. Nothing can be more interesting then the account which it gives of the Presidents visit to Boston and the vicinity. The letter from Mr Adams which you were so good as to enclose, I have to apologize for not returning sooner. I desire to thank you for the opportunity afforded me of perusing it. There is an impressive wisdom...
25. Went to Monticello to Breakfast—Accompanied M r Jefferson with M r Southal & M r Garrett to view the site—in which the changes proposed by M r Jefferson as to the position of the buildings appear to be judicious in as much as they are calculated to save much labor in removing Earth—Returned with
At a called meeting of the Visitors of the Central College, held at the House of Mr. Madison in Orange, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Hartwell Cocke, and Joseph C. Cabell, being present: The plan of the first Pavilion to be erected, and the proceedings thereupon, having been stated and agreed to— It is agreed that application be made to Doctor Knox of Baltimore to accept the...
At a called meeting of the Visitors of the Central College , held at the House of M r Madison in Orange , Thomas Jefferson , James Madison , John Hartwell Cocke , and Joseph C. Cabell , being present: The plan of the first Pavilion to be erected, and the proceedings thereupon, having been stated and agreed to It is agreed that application be made to Doctor Knox
Since my last of the 24 th I have engaged a young man of the name of Johnson , to undertake your Stone cutting, should the terms be approved. He is not only capable of to cut a Doric Capital, or a Base, but to execute the common Architectural decorations, as foliage & Rosettes, with great neatness & dispatch, for, in the scarcity of Carvers, I have, for some time past, put him under Andrei , &...
Pardon a few lines from a person so far below you in abilities and renown. They were sent with the hope of receiving an answer, barely acknowledging the receipt of mine, that I might have something to remember our Jefferson by. I ask for nothing more.—Forgive me, Sir, when I inform you that you have been my political Idol ever since I was twelve years of age.—I have been engaged about seven...
I am so far on my route westward, after having extended my tour to the East, as far as Portland, whence I return’d to Dover in N Hamshire, & came thence, by Concord, & Hanover, into Vermont, at windsor, & by montpelier, & Burlington to this place. I visited yesterday Rouse’s point, which is within a few hundred yards of the boundary line. I met her⟨e⟩ Genl Brown, and to morrow we proceed,...
I regret very much that your request respecting the horses has not been sooner complied with, the delay is attributible to a variety of causes, which it would be tedious to both you & myself to detail. I now have the pleasure of sending you four bays—One four years old, two of them five and one six—they have been since my last under the management of a person in whose Judgement & integrity I...
I arriv’d here the day before yesterday on my way to Sacketts harbour , & thence to the westward, in completion of the tour, of which I advised you, that I had, in contemplation, before I left washington. I have been, Eastward, as far as Portland , and after returning to Dover in N. Hamshire , have come on here, by Concord , & Hanover in that State, & windsor , Montpelier
In my Letter of the 15 th February 1816 , I had the honor of Remiting you Bill of Lading & Invoice of 1 Case cont ing   50 Bottles Hermitage wine } Shipped on the Brig Pilot Dixon Master 1 d to Maccaroni
Ayant ecrit en France aussitot que j’appris La mort de M r Mazzei , a Leffet de faire des informations relatives a mes droits dans sa succession et me procurer des papiers qui m’etoient necessaires, J’ose esperer d’aprés les bontés que vous avés toujours eu pour moi, que vous aurés encore eu celle de retarder Lenvoi des remises que vous vous proposiés de faire à son executeur, J’usqua ce que...
I have been prevented for sometime acknowledging your letter of the 7 th of last month enclosing your Draft upon Mess s Gibson & Jefferson by my own Indisposition and the Illness of my Eldest son who I am glad to say is now better. I have paid the amount of the draft to the Agent of Mrs Callis ( Doct Kean ) which I beleive closes
After a residence in Russia of fourteen Years, I have returned to the United States .   Permit me to consecrate the first moments of my arrival in my native City , to the paying of my respects to my great patron and protector.   Tis to you Sir, that I owe the occasion of my advancement to fortune, and I hope to consideration. At the age of twenty four years, You distinguished me by the...
Yesterday I had the pleasure to receive Your letter d. July 16 th (P.mark 19 h ). I had presumed that you were from home, and also that as your institution has been so lately organized, some time could be given to the preparation of a design for the buildings.—But by your letter I find not only that I have been designing under a great misconception of your local e but also have presumed upon...
I have read your narrative, and I cannot scruple to recommend it to the serious, candid and attentive perusal, not only of all who delight in voyages and travels, and all those who love to have their strong passions of pity and terror excited by the artificial means of tragedies and romances, but of all who have leisure, capacity and inclination to read any thing. I should be glad to see a...
I have recd. yours of the 20th. and should with pleasure comply with the wish you intimate, but the remnant of my funds in Washington has been so reduced by necessary drafts, that there is little more there than will suffice for a debt I expect daily to be called for, incurred by Payne Todd on my account, in the purchase of a set of 4 if not 5 horses. The purchase has been made, and by the...
The promptitude & success of our subscription paper, now amounting to upwards of 20,000. D. with a prospect much beyond that renders the decision immediately necessary of some important questions which I had thought might have laid over to our periodical meeting the last of September. Having an opportunity of writing to Genl. Cocke, I invited him to join me in a visit to you on Friday the...
Your letter of the 14 th June was recieved some time ago. in making out my answer to your bill , I avail myself with great satisfaction of the very friendly offer it contains, to dispense with the legal formalities customary in Chancery proceedings. my bad health and preparations for a long absence from home, with a view to recruit it deprives me almost of ability or leisure to attend to any...
Interrogatories in Tho s Jefferson ’s bill with the answers of Geo. Divers one of the Directors of the Rivanna company thereto. 1 st whether the Rivanna river , in it’s passage thro’ the base of the S.W. ridge of mountains, that is to say, from the Secretary’s ford to the foot of the
The answer of G. Divers . Notes by TMR . Qu. 12. ‘and × widened the canal to the extent proposed’    × untrue. ib. ‘the ‡ occupant of the mill.’    ‡ Shoemaker . qu. 18. ‘a considerable accession of grain.’   causes a considble loss of grain for grist. ib. ‘transporting ‡
M r Divers’s answer . Notes on it. These answers of mr Divers are to be considered as if given under oath of in the usual form tenor , that is to say that whatever facts are stated as of his own knolege , are true; he is incapable of affirming
I was applied to some 10 or 12 Days ago by Mr Joell Yancey to do some brick work for you in the neighbourhood of Charlottesville & in 3 or 4 Days thereafter I started to see you but unfortunately my horse was taken sick on the way & not being able to get another on the road was compelled to return I should have made a second start before this but have a very large kiln of brick which I am...
The promptitude & success of our subscription paper , now amounting to upwards of 20,000.D. with a prospect much beyond that renders the decision immediately necessary of some important questions which I had thought might have laid over to our periodical meeting the last of September. having an opportunity of writing to Gen l Cocke , I invited him to join me in a visit to you on Friday the 25...
C. Peyton presents his respects to M. Jefferson And informs him, there is some Ladis hear, from below, who is desirous, of seeing Monticello And if a greeable, will wride up, in the fournoon Noon tomorrow. RC ( DLC: TJ Papers , 211:37615); dateline at foot of text; with Dft of TJ to Thomas Appleton, [20] Aug. 1817 , on verso.
I take the liberty of addressing you on a subject of much importance as it respects a friend of mine in this part of the country, who wishes to obtain information relative to the public Records which were carried away from Virginia by the British at the close of the Revolution. Presuming, that from your accurate knowlege of the transactions of that date, you could give the desired information,...
The promptitude and success with which our subscription has advanced, render the immediate decision necessary of some questions respecting the system for our college which I had expected might have laid over to our periodical meeting in September. Gen l Cocke & myself had agreed to go to mr Madison’s on Friday the 25 th . last night he wrote me he would bring mr Cabell also; and last night too...
I live about three miles from a pleasant & respectable village called Charlottesville of about 500. inhabitants. the county of Albemarle in which it is, and of which it is the center of all the business, has about 20,000. inhabitants, many rich and all independant. the soil is the most fertile of any upland soil I know in the state, and a healthier climate is not in the world. we are about...