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The Bearer Mann Butler Esqr has for some time past been engaged in writing the History of Kentucky, & is now on a visit to Virginia & Washington City in quest of papers, & materials, necessary to enable him to complete the object he has in view; which he will cheerfully explain to you. Mr Butler has resided for many years in this State & has ever supported the character of a Gentleman of honor...
Tho’ its a long time since I have had the pleasure of seeing or hearing from you, my continued esteem for your Person & Character prompts me to address you in favour of a Mr Joseph Jenckes a young Gentleman of about 22 years of age who went from this place to Alexandria in September last with Intention to set down in Business there in the mercantile Line under the Firm of Jenckes Winsor & Co....
As the office of attorney for the United States for this district is vacant by the decease of William Channing Esqr. permit us to recommend David Howell Esqr. L.L.D. professor of law in the college here, and one of the most approved practitioners at the bar in this State. This gentlemans literary & professional abilities are generally acknowledged, it also ought to be known that his conduct as...
20 November 1809, Frankfort, Kentucky. Recommends John Coburn for the vacant governorship of Louisiana Territory. RC ( DNA : RG 59, LAR , 1809–17, filed under “Coburn”). 1 p. Printed in Carter, Territorial Papers, Louisiana-Missouri , 14:339. John Brown (1757–1837), a longtime acquaintance of JM’s, was one of the first U.S. senators from Kentucky, 1792–1805.
A letter from you addressed to my Brother James Brown reached the post Office in Lexington a few days ago & was forwarded by the next Mail to Natchez where he has halted for the Summer having set out with his family for New Orleans in May last. I have thought it expedient to give this information in order to account to you for the delay which will necessarily attend his answer. The General...
I suppose the Voice of fame has apprized you of the attempts which are mediated by some of the Inhabitants of this Country against the Spanish Dominions in Louisiana. General Logan has, I am told, embarked in the enterprize as second in command, and will unless prevented by the Federal Arm, proceed down the River before the last of February, at the head of two thousand men. Clark it is said...
I have Served thirteen years in the Service of my Country on board of different Vessels of warr my last two years that I shipd. for having Expired three weeks; I duly applied for my pay & discharge, the answer I received from Capt. Gordon was, go to the purser; and the Same from the purser go to Capt Gordon; at length the purser (Mr. Garretson) exhibited my act. approved By Capt Gordon; and...
Geo. M. Bibb Esqr. having resigned the Office of District Atty for the District of Kentucky Robert Wickliff has informed me of his desire to fill that Office & has requested me to express to you his wishes on that Subject. From a long & intimate acquaintance with Mr. Wickliff I do with much pleasure recommend him to the attention of the President as well qualified for that appointment being a...
An Express from Gen: Wilkinson has this moment reached this place informing of his success. He has destroyed a large Indian Town situated at the banks of the Wabash; also a Kichapoo town containing about 30 houses, & has killed & taken 42 of the enemy. His loss two men killed & one wounded. I have not as yet heard where the Express left him, but expect he has repassed the Ohio before this...
In the expectation that you will think it expedient to appoint a Judge for the sixth Circuit from among the Citizens of Kentucky I take the liberty to recommend to your notice Buckner Thruston Esqr., long a resident of that State as a Gentleman who in my opinion is well qualified to fill that Office. Mr Thruston is now of middle age, has had the advantage of a good education, & possesses an...
The first of this instant I met General Wilkeson at head Quarters. He ask’d me if I had receiv’d a letter from you I answered him in the negative he seemed Surprised & Says you certainly have. I assured him I had not he then called his Aid and ask’d him who he gave the letter to (mentioning the one directed to me). Mr. Wade told the Genl. he had given it to the Quarter Master Generals Boatmen...
I take the Libberty to Recommend Genl. Wm. Allin of Providence State of Rhode Island as a Suteable Gentlemon to Conduct the Stamp Office at the seat of Government, he is an Active Accurate Man and Attentive to his Undertakeings and his morrel Carecter Stands Unimpeached, You’l please to Obsearve what he ses, in his Inclosed Letter to me on the Subject together with Genl. Schuylers Letter to him...
[ Providence, March 28, 1793. On April 5, 1793, Hamilton wrote to Brown : “Your letter of the 28th. of March came to hand yesterday.” Letter not found. ]
The inclosed Letter reached my Hand this Morning. I hasten to forward it to you by this Days Mail, that you may have the earliest possible information of the Measure to which it relates. There is probably very little produce of the Western Country now at New Orleans, or on its way to that Market, but very large quantities are in readiness for exportation at the first rise of our Rivers, &...
I have the Pleasure to inform you that I have forwarded to Mr. Peale a Present to the Sosiety, of Curious Matter. It consists of Part of the skull Bone , the neck Joint on the head, the Pith of the left Horn now Twenty one Inches in Circumference, the end off & in a decay’d State. I suppose it to have been Part of the head of the Animal whose large Bones are found in so many Parts of America &...
I have had the honor to receive your favors of the 9th. & 21st. of April for which accept my thanks. My hopes respecting the Success of the new Constitution in Virginia are in some measure revived by the information you have given me upon that Subject but am still sorry to find that the number of friends & foes are so nearly divided as to render the Vote of Kentucky of critical importance for...
The Federalest of this State are Very much Alarmed that the tunnage Act Should be as is generly Supposed to be put in force Immediately on all Vessells of this State, tho the produce of the State May go Free of Impost, the Federalests are allso further Agreaved by a Law of this State Which Makes them First pay a Contenentell impost fee on in spetia, which will not Exempt them from the payment...
The Letter herewith inclosed was this day handed to me by Mr Baldwin to be forwarded to you. He recd. it from Mr Lee through a Chanel which forbids him to suspect that it has passed through the hands of the Inquisition . To avoid the probable effects of illiberal curiosity so prevalent at the present day, I shall put this packet under Cover addressed to our mutual friend Colo. Bell of...
I take the liberty to inclose for your inspection a letter recd. from Judge Cobourn who last Winter made application through me for an appointment to the Bench of some one of the Territories of the U States. At that time I did not know that he had any knowledge of the French Language. Mr Cobourn for several Years past has filled a seat on the Bench of the General Court of this State with great...
Your favor of the 28th May came to hand a few days ago for which accept my warmest Acknowledgements. I am well convinced of the Justness of your remarks respecting the importance of strengthening and maintaining the connection between the District of Kentucky and the Maritime States: During my residence in that Country it was my constant care to cultivate that Idea But I am sorry to inform you...
Copy with DS by Nicholas Brown: John Carter Brown Library <[Before Jan. 20, 1776]: Agreed between John Brown on the one part and members of the committee on the other that a voyage or voyages will be undertaken to procure thirty-six tons of gunpowder (or, failing that, sufficient saltpetre and sulphur to make up the same amount), 1,000 stand of good arms, 1,000 gun locks, twenty tons of lead,...
Copy: John Carter Brown Library <Philadelphia, February 6, 1776: The Browns will procure in Europe 10,000 good blankets at approximately 4 s. 6 d. to 5 s. sterling apiece; 9,200 yards of blue and brown broadcloth for uniforms and 800 yards of different colors for facings, most of the cloth, being for privates, at about 4 s. sterling per yard and the rest, for officers, at 6 s. ; ten tons of...
I was this day duely favord with yours of the 24th. of Septr. & the 12th. of October for which accept my thanks. The Convention elected pursuant to the recommendati[o]n of the late Convention met at this place the 1st. Instant & came to a determination that it was most advisable for this District to renew there application to the State of Virga. for an Independent Government—agreeable to the...
The Bearer J. F. Dufour is one of the Swiss Emigrants who have commenced the culture of the Vine in Kentucky & on the Banks of the Ohio He requests the honor of presenting to you a testimony of their high respect, a sample of Wines made by them last Autum at their first Vineyard in Kentucky, & will return highly gratified should the first fruits of their infant establishment be found worthy of...
I herewith inclose you two Letters which were this Morning brought for you to our Lodgings—also the News Papers of this day which contain all intelligence in circulation here worthy your Notice. The French Packett arrived a day or two ago (being the first since you left us). I hear it has brought some public Dispatches but am not yet inform’d of their Contents. Nine States have not appeard in...
Thinking it probable that the vacancy occasioned by the death of Mr Clark late first Judge for the Indiana Territory has not yet been filled, I take the liberty hereby to recommend to your Notice, William Garrard Esqr. of this State, as well quallified for that Office. Mr Garrard is son of Colo Garrard our present Governor, & now about thirty two years of age. He completed his Education at...
This will be handed you by M r Cosby , who waits on you for the purpose of obtaining a contract for the erection of Such buildings as may be thought necessary, at this time, for the University of Virg a ; and who has requested me to state to you my opinion of his character, and of his fitness for the undertaking. M r Cosby has never done any work for me; nor have I ever, critically, examined...
You probably may recollect that previous to my leaving Washington I spoke to you in favor of Major John Hunter of this place who wished to obtain the appointment of Commandant of a Post in upper Louisiana. Since my return home Maj’r Hunter has since renewed his applications to me on that subject & informs that it will be perfectly agreeable to him to be transferred to the Army at the...
28 September 1804, New York. “Having been extremely sick for some time, I was advised by my Physicians at St. Thomas, to come to this Country for the purpose of recruiting my health, but ⟨at⟩ present find very little benefit. I left my business to be ⟨tra⟩nsacted (in my abscence) by Mr. Owen Eivers, who is a Partner ⟨in⟩ the House I am concerned in there. He is a Gentleman I have the greatest...
28 March 1805, New York . “My Continued indisposition prevented my return to st. Thomas, but I hope to have <m>y health so far reestablished, in a few Weeks as to be <a>ble to go out to that port. “I have this evening received a Letter from Mr. Owen Ewers (who transacts my business at st. Thomas) dated the 14th inst. and find, he had not then been able to forward to you the Returns; agreeable...