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I was honored by your letter of March last on the 11th. of that month. The papers inclosed came safely to hand. The subject of the cotton culture, commerce and manufacture can never cease to be of primary interest to any man who understands and feels a concern in the means of promoting the wealth of the United States. The present embarrassments of the maritime commerce of the world, in which...
By M r Thomas Tausy I Send you a glass tumbler full of Hony which I obtained from my Bees according to the Plan laid down by M r Morgan of Prince Town of New Jersy . Finding the Methode so pleasing a one I thought it my duty to publish the Success I have had with it which I did as you will find in the gazette printed at Winchester accompaning this glass out of that publication you will find...
I regret that I could not have the pleasure of seing you again before you left town, which I found that you had done, when I calld yesterday at your lodgings. I wanted to communicate more fully with you, respecting the part I ought to take, in the ceremonies of this day. It is possible you may be in town to day in which I case I may still enjoy that advantage. my particular object in sending...
as A tribute of respect and Esteem for the Eminent virtues of one of the principal Fathers of my Nations Admirable institutions and a promoter of her Independence I take the Liberty of presenting you a copy of the Narrative of my late Disasters and Sufferings in Africa &c cherishing a hope that its perusal will not prove irksome. I have the Honour to be with the greatest / regard and profound...
I greet you on this memorable day. Rejoicing cannon are roaring like peals of thunder, and patriot citizens singing Tedeum in all the churches. I wish the author of the declaration of Independence, and the political father of Louisiana were here to enjoy the Scene. But he rests from his labors, and receives the praises of mankind. Steam Boats, Sir, which have been my dreams and my thoughts for...
I have not hastened to reply to your letter of June 19. because I saw that your departure for Bedford would prevent your recieving it until your return; & the present will reach Monticello at your debotter . I am sorry that M r H. should think any thing further, to be necessary for his safety; not, assuredly, that I am not willing to give him every satisfaction his caution can devise, but...
Lord Castlereagh presents his Compliments to Mr. A. Smith, & in answer to Mr. Adams’s note of the 19th. of August last respecting the ill treatment said to have been experienced by the American Prisoners at Dartmoor during the late War, has the Honor to transmit to him the Enclosed Copies of a Correspondence which has been received from the Admiralty and which he has no doubt will afford a...
Inclosed I send you a letter from Mrs. Lee to Mrs. Madison, to whom be pleased to present my best respects & wishes, which was intended to have been conveyed by Mr. Todd. It affords me very great satisfaction to hear from every quarter, that you enjoy in your delightful retirement fine health with philosophic Ease. That you may long continue in possession of these blessings, enhanced as they...
Thomas Humphreys , has the pleasure of Informing the Hon ble Thomas Jefferson ; that in consequence of a general note of his, having been presented to T. H. , by Nace ; not having any common Trusses, that would fitt said Nace ; he has sent one that precisely suits the servant; & which with care, will last him his life time; the price of which is Eight Dollars; but should it not be approved of;...
I am aware that to write on public business to a Gentn who retired from it, if on any common or ordinary occurrence would be improper. I wd. not—& am sorry the nature of the Comn. renders appology unnecessary because as you have held the first rank & enjoyed the confidence and Esteem of all good Citizens honor gratitude & Duty impose on you the sacred obligation of a public Guardian of their...
This moment arrived here, I find your favor of June 26 and lest the notes should be wanting, I sign them without loss of time and inclose them with assurances of my great esteem & respect PoC (Mrs. T. Wilber Chelf, Mrs. Virginius Dabney, and Mrs. Alexander W. Parker, Richmond, 1944; photocopy in ViU: TJP ); on verso of portion of reused address cover; at foot of text: “ M r Gibson ”; endorsed...
I have received my Pamphlet and your Register, with your Letter of the 20th. “Inclosed are four Papers—No. 1. A Letter from President Washington, Aug. 27, 1790. No. 2. Another Letter, on the Same Subject, on the Same day. Aug. 27, 1790. No. 3. First rough draught of an Answer, in my hand Writing. 4. A Copy of my Answer to the President, which was Sent to him dated August 29, 1790, and which,...
The oldest Statesman in North America is no more.—Vixit. McKean, for whose services, and indeed for whose patronage, the two States of Pensylvania and Delaware, once contended, is numbered with his fathers. I cannot express my feelings upon this event in any way better, than by the publication of the enclosed letters. 1st. June 13th. 1812 2nd. August 20th 1813 3rd. August 28th 1813 4th....
Letter not found. 30 June 1817. Acknowledged in Stewart to JM, 6 July 1817 .
Stephen Cathalan Esq e the United States Consul for this place, having accumulated an ample fortune, and being desirous of retiring from active life, has resigned his Office to M r Joshua Dodge an established Commission Merchant at this place, and is very highly esteemed and beloved; this Gentleman is in my opinion every way qualified for the Office, and should he obtain the appointment from...
Knowing that your useful life, for upwards of Fifty Years past has been Devoted to the promotion of the best Interest of your beloved country, in various important stations; As a member of the Legislature of your native State; Governor of the Same; as an Ambassador to a foreign Court; Secretary of State; & lastly President of these U. States—The Duties of all which offices, you have, as...
Although I have not any thing to communicate that might Seem to excuse this Letter, yet, being about to remove from this State , & to abandon, for years, my late pursuits, I feel a desire to apprize thee of my intention & prospects. Weary of literary labors, I am Soon going to my farm, with an intention to devote 10 years to settling & improving my land, & my fortune. I own Some good land, in...
Thou wast good enough to inform me that ‘no Book of mine would disturb thy peace,’ & I accordingly ordered my publisher to send thee a small volume, some time last winter. It is a little thing—but still as it is my youngest child, in this way, I feel some degree of anxiety about its fate. I speak of ‘The Mother-in-Law,’ published at Boston. I congratulate thee, & the country, on the return of...
I have found so much pleasure in studying the plan of your College , that the drawings have grown into a larger bulk than can be conveniently sent by the Mail. If you can point out to me any convenient mode of conveyance within a few days, I should gladly avail myself of it. I have put the whole upon one very large sheet, which I am very unwilling to double; and to roll it on a stick will make...
I waited for a monthly Meeting of our agricultural Society , before acknowledging the Receipt of your kind & polite Attention to my Request , in sending the Hill-side plough. I had it placed in the Society ’s Ware-room; where it will be viewed by those who will take Advantage of it, as a Pattern. The Society were much pleased with the Present, & very thankful to you for the Donation; which...
I have your papers under consideration, and altho’ I think myself tolerably satisfied on the subject, yet, as I am about setting out to Bedford and too much pressed with preparations for that journey, I would rather keep them till my return (a fortnight hence) as both there as well as on the road I can consider it more uninterruptedly. if the letters of Col o Lewis N o 1. to 26. referred to in...
In Answar to Yours of today , the bargain was made with C. Lewis several weeks before the Deed was executed & it was several weeks before, that M Henning was spoken to, to make the valuation, I held a lien, on the Land from C. Lewis dated some little time aftar the deed from his Farthar & the Land nevar was in the possession of C. Lewis . this point nevar was named by Any of my Councel, Col o...
Your two letters of the 2 d and 18 th have been recieved in due time. mine of the 7 th had partly anticipated your requests of the 2 d I thank you for the advance to mr Girard , and now inclose 70.D. to cover it in bills of the Virginia bank which I understand pass with you. the duplicates you advise for Cathalan & Debures , I had
Another application has been made to me by Mr Elbridge Gerry, the oldest Son of the late Vice President, for a recommendation to the office of Surveyor in Boston. How can I recollect, the laborious Services, the great Sacrifices of a Gerry for forty years, and the destitute Circumstances of his Widow and Children, without Emotion. I told him I had mentioned the Names of Tucker and Deblois;...
I have received my pamphlet & your Register, with your letter of the 20th. Inclosed are four papers. No 1. A letter from President Washington Aug 27. 1790. No 2 another letter on the same subject on the same day Aug 27. 1790. No. 3 First rough draught of an answer, in my hand writing. 4 a copy of my answer to the President, which was sent to him dated Aug 29th. 1790. & which, if it was not...
“Inclosed are four papers.—No. 1. A letter from President Washington, Aug. 27, 1790; No. 2. Another letter on the same subject, on the same day, Aug. 27, 1790. No. 3. First rough draught of an answer, in my hand writing. 4. A copy of my answer to the president, which was sent to him, dated August 29, 1790, and which, if it was not consumed in the Vandalion combustion of Washington, is probably...
I have recd. your letter of the 18th. inst. informing me that “the Amn. Society for the encouragemt of domestic manufactures,” have been pleased to elect me one of its members. Altho’ I approve the policy of leaving to the sagacity of individuals, and to the impulse of private interest, the application of industry & capital, I am equally persuaded, that in this as in other cases, there are...
I have recd. your two favors of the 18 & 20 inst. I am promised a visit from Mr. Jefferson, the ensuing month, and shall not fail to communicate to him, the one you note for that purpose. I readily conceive that Mr. Correa, may feel some conflict, in his present position, between his two characters of Philanthropist and Plenipotentiary; and that he may infer some indulgence towards the latter,...
The enclosed was received in due course, no proper opportunity presented until a few days since, on presenting the letter, the Gentleman observed, that Mr Gill had left Halifax, and he believed for the United States, but for what State he did not know. I have thought best to return the letter to you, if I should learn where Mr Gill is, I shall advise you. Very respectfully, I am, Sir, your...
Your favor of the 19 th inst. inclosing to me $24 for the Register during the last eight years, came duly to hand, and is thankfully acknowledged. Your Apology for suffering the Acc t to run so long is very satisfactory. No order having been rec d to discontinue the Paper, it was of course sent on; tho’ whenever I have thought on the subject, I thought it probable you might wish to discontinue...
I have received your favor of the 23 d inclosing two notes for renewal, which I am sorry to say will not answer, not being written upon stamp’d paper and this is the only manner in which the US: bank will receive it, the other banks have of late also adopted a similar resolution, to have them stamp’d at the Office would cost $10 each—I therefore send you inclosed two stamps for your...
The American Philosophical society (at Philadelphia ) are in possession of a MS. journal of Col o Byrd , father of the late Col o W m Byrd , while he was on the line of Virginia & Carolina . I suppose it went with the Westover
I am very thankful for the honor done me by an association with the American society for the encouragement of domestic manufactures instituted in New York . the history of the last 20. years has been a sufficient lesson for us all to depend for necessaries on ourselves alone: and I hope that 20. years more will place the American hemisphere under a system of it’s own, essentially peaceable and...
You was so good as to say You wou d give me Your Opinion, On the Deed from Lewis to Lewis , I have therefore sent a Coppy by my Son with the Opinion of Mess rs Wickham & Wirt they appear to entartain no doubt, indeed if the case was a doubtfull One I wou
My Son informs me, You propose makeing up An Opinion in a few days, to give You a More Correct Idea of the case I hear e inclose a Coppy of all, the proceeding Testimony & c I assure You it gives me pain to trouble You, it is of such importance to me, & I feal such confidence, in Your Opinion, from that Opinion, my future calculations will be made, from the Maney transactions which has taken...
England ought to have been the Garden of the World, as it respects the management of Agriculture, and she certainly has done much in this way, but very very far short indeed, of what might have been done, too much consequence has been placed upon some other Systems, where more rapid Fortunes could be made, but as I have uniformly declared to my Private Friends that Riches so accumulated would...
On examining the sites for our college we found not one comparable to Perry ’s, and prices beyond our means; and as Perry persisted positively in refusing a deed but on condition of doing the wooden work of the building now proposed, it was concluded we ought not to lose the permanent advantages to the institution, on a question about the execution of this single building, and especially as he...
Your favor of the 16 th has been duly recieved, and on communicating it to some of the inhabitants of Charlottesville they find an excellent young man of 20. years of age who has been brought up a linen-weaver, and who is willing to devote a year to learn the stocking weaving business, which is more likely to succeed here than his first trade. supposing he is to be discharged at the end of a...
Je viens sous la recommandation de mon bon & digne ami, le Général kosciuzsko , reclamer de votre bienveillance vos soins & votre protection. voici ce dont il Sagit. J’achetai en 1784 à Richmond , 1200 Acres de terre situées dans le Comté de Monongalia , à la tête de la rivière du petit kenhawai . Le 23 mai 1785 Son Excellence Patrick Henry Gouverneur de l’Ètat de Virginie m’en délivra le...
I send off Nace and Philip this morning to assist in your harvest, and intended to have set out myself, but am prevented by the lameness of one of my horses. I am in hopes he will be fit for the road in 2. or 3. days more, and that I shall be close on the heels of the bearers. we begin to cut rye this day and on Monday our wheat will be in order. it is recovered from the fly more than we ever...
As we have amused ourselves with looking at a few pictures, suppose we should add one more to the Gallery. The Artist makes the scene of his action that spacious Apartment that we very properly denominated Fanuel Hall. The Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Judges, the Counsellors, the Representatives, the President and Professors & Students of the University; the Docters of Law, Physic, &...
After you left this, a difficulty occured in obtaining the title to the lands purchased for the Central College, that difficulty was not removed untill yesterday, when a title was obtained; the prospect of raising a considerable sum by individual donations to the College is now truly flattering. I am advised to (and now with great diffidence & due deference) inclose you a copy of the...
Enclosed is M r Lees Letter to you respecting the Stocking Weaver which I detained from M r Garrett in Order to shew some of the Citizens who I am glad to find are anxious for the establishment I would propose sending two apprentices but think better to send from the age of 18 to 20 of know n Stability as younger would not be Capable of managing the Business on their return, & as it is not...
I have received the letter you did me the honour of writing to me on the 14th of this month answering to me my election by the American Society for encouraging domestic manufactures, instituted in New York as a member, an honour made more illustrious by the President of the United States. Be pleased to present my respects to the Society, and my thanks for the honour they have done me, and to...
From the tenderness of friendship, & the weakness of compassion & humanity, I have promised two gentlemen to mention their names to you as Candidates for mr Daltons late office. Captain Tucker and mr Deblois. A friendship of 40 years with the former & of 56 years with the mr Dalton have deeply interested my feelings in behalf of both these gentlemen. But what signifies feelings when I know...
Your kind Letter of the 8th. and the enclosed Biography have been read with all the interest inspired by So long a Friendship; though a great part of it was well known to me long ago. Writing has indeed become extreamly painfull to me: to such a degree, that the numerous imperious demands upon me, often compell me to neglect Some of my dearest and most honoured Friends. I have lent your Sketch...
Inclosed is the Copy of Agreement relating to Muskit Stocks, signed by Abram Eddins. He is anxious to receive as soon as ⟨pos⟩sible, the rough model, without which he can not begin to saw the Walnut plank, so as to make the most of the Stuff. Friendly respects RC ( PHC ). Addressee not indicated; identified as Bomford based on evidence contained in JM to Richard Cutts, 27 May 1817 , JM to...
I very lately took the liberty of requesting you to give a safe passage with your official dispatches to a part of my European correspondence. I have now to ask the same for the residue not then ready, and hope this will close the trouble imposed on you for the present year for which I pray you to accept my apologies, with the assurance of my great esteem and respect. PoC ( DLC ); on verso of...
I have been trying to make an excuse for severall years to pay thee a vissit—have for a few days past antiscipated the pleasure I Should have in seeing mine & my countrys Friend, but alas I have been disapointed I tried two days to get a Carriage in Fredericks town , to take me out to thy place, but could not succeed—however I hope to see thee & it may be in the fall— I have a letter of...
In a letter of the 6 th inst. I took the liberty of troubling you with a part of my annual correspondence at Paris . the remainder, not then ready, I now take the liberty of putting under your cover as a supplement to the trouble then giving given . not knowing where Baron Humboldt is I must ask the favor of you to add the necessary address. nothing new having occurred since my last, I can...