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I was surprised to find by a Letter from Mr John Hurlbut of Wyoming that you had given permission for the Men belonging to the Army, who were Inhabitants of & now are at Wyoming to continue at that place until further Orders—You must be sensible such interference is very improper; & in future you will not presume to contravene the Resolutions of Congress, or Orders of Your Superior officers. I...
M r Sam Carr informed me you had a bay horse which you were disposed to part with at the price of £50, and which he thought would match one of mine, and that you would let me have him on trial for 10. days. I therefore send the bearer for him if my information is right. I should be glad to be informed of his age, & his blood by the sire. his dam I understand is of the Seelah blood. as to the...
I was much obliged to you for letting the horse come for me to see and try him. but on the very first sight I saw that mr Carr had been quite mistaken in his being a match for mine. he is not in the least so, and it was only as a match that I wanted to buy. I therefore return him & should have done so yesterday but that my messenger was otherwise employed. I rode him yesterday with a bit &...
20 January 1803, Department of State, Washington. Acknowledges Dusar’s 10 Jan. letter [not found] with the enclosed documents concerning his claim against Spain. A convention stipulating the appointment of commissioners to examine cases and make awards is now before the Senate for ratification. When the convention is ratified and the commissioners appointed, “public notice will be given to the...
Je ne peux pas, Monsieur, vous donner la moindre information sur les papiers de la Caroline ni d’aucune autre partie de l’Amerique. Il y a au moins une centaine, peut etre meme plusieurs centaines d’especes de papiers, tous de valeurs differentes et changeants de l’un jour à l’autre. Il n’y a que les courtiers sur le lieu qui peuvent en indiquer les valeurs de chaque espece et du moment....
I am to acknowlege the receipt of your letter of the 2nd instant informing me that you are the holders of the following bills of Exchange drawn by the Administration of St Domingo on the late Consul General of France; and which remain unpaid. Dolls Vizt. No 377 for 3540 “ 378 “ 4290 “ 359 “ 800 “ 371 “
I have just recd. your letter of the 8th. instant. The course which I have found it neccessary to adopt would involve me in inconsistency were I not to decline a recommendatory interposition for the vacancy to which your thoughts have been turn’d; and I am glad to infer from the candour & delicacy of your ideas that you view the subject in the light to be wished. I avail myself of the...
Th: Jefferson presents his salutations to mr Duval and informs him that in conformity with the report of the Secretary of the Treasury he has directed a commission to be made out for George House to be master of the revenue cutter at New London in Connecticut vice    Hindman , who is superceded PrC ( DLC ); undated, but pressed on same sheet as TJ’s memorandum to Madison, 10 May; at foot of...
The office of Chief judge for the district of Columbia being become vacant by the resignation of mr Johnson, my desire to procure for offices of so much confidence, & permanence, persons whose talents & integrity may ensure to the public the honest benefits expected from them, and strengthen the mass of confidence which from the people at large […] so necessary for their own service, has...
The place of Comptroller of the US. is vacant by the resignation of mr Steele. it is in it’s nature partly Executive, and partly judiciary, as the Comptroller decides in the first instance all questions of law arising in matters of account between the US. and individuals. the office hours are from 9. A.M. to [3]. P.M. during which it furnishes pretty steady daily occupation. the Salary is...
In answer to your letter of the 21st. of July last, requesting my opinion upon the correctness and admissibility of the four following items in Doctor Steven’s account, viz, Dollars 1. For hire of a French Schooner to carry dispatches from the Cape to the Government of the U: States } 2000 2. For hire of a French Schooner to carry dispatches to Genl. Maitland at Jamaica & expences of the...
25 January 1805, Department of State. “The Secretary of State has had the honor to receive the Comptrollers note of this day. The mode suggested of vouching the charges in Mr. Thom’s contingent accounts has been, in consequence, adopted as to those depending for settlement. The list referred to, it is conceived, is rendered unnecessary by the certificate of the Chief Clerk, and it would...
Dr. James H. Blake will do himself the pleasure of presenting you this Letter. It affords me satisfaction to introduce him to you. He is a Native of Maryland, and has for several years represented the County of Fairfax in Virginia in the Legislature of that State. He has now become a resident of Washington. This Gentleman is a Republican of the first order and deserves well of his Country. I...
The paper called for in the inclosed letter was sent to mr Gallatin immediately on it’s reciept, to be filed in his office, as the object in sending it to me was not understood. will mr Duval be so good as to have it searched for & returned to the widow Morin at St. Louis according to her request. this request is addressed to mr Duval because it is not known to whom particularly it should be...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Duval & returns him the inclosed, possessing a similar one. Th:J. knew at the time that the act passed the H. of R. by surprise, was a bad one, & a mere intrigue to turn Stanley out. could mr Duval better dispose of the within than by giving it to mr Giles? ViHi .
I have received the Letter you did me the honor to write me on the Seventeenth of September; and in Answer to it I beg leave to inform you, that the account of the fourteen thousand dollars granted on the Second of March 1797 for the further Accommodation of the Household of the President of the United States was Settled before I left Washington, as appears by the enclosed Copy of a Letter to...
Letter not found. 13 May 1800. Acknowledged in Duvall to JM, 6 June 1800 . Advises Duvall not to make any public statement about Jefferson’s controversial letter to Philip Mazzei.
Th: Jefferson with his friendly respects to mrs. Duval returns her his thanks for her present of yesterday, he thinks that the last time he had the pleasure of seeing her, he promised to procure from Virginia a receipt for making Persimmon beer, called Co. Ludwell’s receipt for making it, which has been deemed there, for 50 years past, the best method they have ever known, he has the honour of...
I have occasion for the agency of a friend in the neighborhood of Shelbyville Kentucky , in a case which gives me considerable trouble and inquietude; and I do not know that I have either a friend or acquaintance in that neighborhood. I have learnt however that you have a son there, a practitioner of law, and I have believed that from our acquaintance and friendship, of now half a century, I...
Tho’ your favor of April 12. came to hand in due time yet such is the press of business during a session of Congress and for some time after that it has been impossible for me sooner to take up matters not of public concern. I am of opinion the best person you could engage in Bordeaux to dispose of your lands would be Messrs. Fenwick & Mason, whose fidelity you may rely on with confidence. As...
I have this moment recieved by post the paper directed to me in the handwriting of my best & most revered departed friend, mr Wythe, & superscribed by yourself as found among his papers. it covers his will in his own handwriting, dated Apr. 20. 1803. with a codicil of Jan. 19. 1806. with a label indorsed ‘Testament of G. Wythe to be published when he shall cease to breathe, if not by him...
I recd some days ago your kind letter of Novr. 14. I had never been acquainted with the circumstances which led to my Nephew’s loss of his place; tho’ I could not but believe that they must have involved an apparent, rather than real misconduct as the cause. It is a great satisfaction to me, and of course to those still more nearly related to him, to have your testimony in his favor, added to...
I just learned from Mr. Fs. Eppes that he is about making a visit to E Florid, and I feel a pleasure in the opportunity of making him known to you, well assured that you will be equally pleased with that of offering a kind hand to the son of J. W. Eppes and grandson of Thomas Jefferson. To these claims to whatever friendly offices you can render him, he adds a personal worth, which alone would...
Your letters of the 4th. and 8th. inst. have been duly recieved, the last announcing the death of the venerable mr Wythe, than whom a purer character has never lived. his advanced years had left us little hope of retaining him much longer, and had his end been brought on by the ordinary decays of time & nature, altho’ always a subject of regret, it would not have been aggravated by the horror...
Your favor of the 12th. was recieved yesterday. I infer from it’s tenor that the seal, key, & perhaps the Watch itself of mr Wythe are to be disposed of. if so, I will take them with desire, either at the appraised prices stated by you, or any greater prices at which they shall be estimated by any persons of skill whom you may chuse to consult. mr Jefferson, has I expect by this time funds of...
Your’s of the 19th. is recieved & anticipates the answers to mine of the same date, respecting the will of our deceased friend, and the freed boy Michael Brown. I sincerely regret the loss of the latter not only for the affliction it must have cost mr Wythe in his last moments, but also as it has deprived me of an object for attentions which would have gratified me unceasingly with the...
Your favor of Nov. 21. has been duly recieved and I thank you for the offer of the profile of mr Wythe, every trace of whom will be dear to me. if you will be so good as to desire mr Jefferson to forward me either the original or the copy, as you please, it will be recieved with equal thankfulness. it should be rolled on a stick, & not folded. the original of the other profile, after taking a...
Your favor of Mar. 17. from Richm d was duly recieved. I had with our revered friend G. Wythe a correspondence thro’ life, but it was especially frequent during the revolution. I then kept no copies of my letters, and am very anxious to recover those particularly of that period. I do not know that mr Wythe preserved them, but possibly he may have done so, and if they are still in being and...
My nephew Edgar Macon having been commissioned by the President District & Territorial Attorney for Florida where he will be altogether a stranger, I take the liberty, for which an apology is perhaps due, of giving him a line of introduction to you. In obtaining his appointment he was particularly recommended by Mr. Barbour Speaker of the federal House of Reps. under whose auspices he pursued...
AL (draft): American Philosophical Society J’ai montré les Epreuves de la Medaille à plusieurs Personnes, qui les ont trouvées bien, a l’exception des Lettres qui composent l’Inscription dans l’Exergue. Elles sont si irregulieres, que je vous prie de les corriger s’il est possible. J’ai l’honneur d’etre A M. du Vivier, Graveur du Roi aux Galeries du Louvre See Vote about the Medals—