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Monsieur Jefferson ayant reçu des ordres au sujet des médailles à faire seroit bien aise d’en traiter avec Monsieur Dupré, s’il voudrait bien lui faire l’honneur de passer chez lui demain matin avant les onze heures. MS missing; text from J. F. Loubat, The Medallic History of the United States of America, 1776–1876 (N.Y., 1878), I, xliv. At foot of text: “A Monsieur, Monsieur Dupré, Graveur en...
Monsieur Jefferson a l’honneur d’envoyer à Monsieur Dupré les devises des médailles pour le général Morgan et le contre-amiral Paul Jones qu’il vient de recevoir de l’Académie des Belles-Lettres, et dont il propose à Monsieur Dupré l’entreprise, en répondant du succès des coins jusqu’à frapper trois cents cinquante de chaque médaille en or, argent ou bronze, et d’en fournir les épreuves en...
Monsieur Jefferson a l’honneur d’observer à Monsieur Dupré qu’il ne donne pas pour les medailles de 24 lignes ni à Monsieur Duvivier ni à Monsieur Gatteaux que 2400 . que c’est la ce qu’il a payé á Monsieur Dupré aussi pour celle du General Greene, et que Monsieur Dupré n’a demandé que ça dernierement pour celle du General Morgan. Monsieur Jefferson ne peut pas consentir donc de donner plus. A...
ALS : Yale University Library I send with great Pleasure the Constitutions of America to my dear & much respected Neighbour, being happy to have any thing in my Power to give that she will do me the honour to accept, and that may be agreable to her. I am, ever, with sincere Esteem, my dear Friend, Yours most affectionately Which she had requested in the letter immediately above. BF ’s...
ALS : American Philosophical Society My Friend Made [Madame] Helvetius tells me that I do wrong to dine abroad, as it hurts my Health; and I much respect her Counsels: But I cannot resist the double Temptation you offer me of dining with you and with that amiable Family. So that if alive and well I shall certainly render my self on Sunday at the Pavilions of Chaillot, when I hope your...
AL : American Philosophical Society It is certain that Mr. Franklin has promised Madame Helvetius that he will accompany her on Wednesday next to the Pavillions de Chaillot. He has long desired to pay his Duty there, but was afraid to encounter the keen and fine Reproaches of Made de Meinieres, which he had before experienc’d, and which his Conscience told him he deserved. He resolved,...
I have given orders to have Mr Adam the Dy Commy of Prisoner’s at Elizabeth Town arrested and brought to trial upon some charges of mal conduct which have been exhibited against him to Congress. You will therefore proceed to Elizabeth Town and remain there untill the matter shall be determined, or untill Mr skinners return from Philada. You will permit Major de Meibom and Ensign de Meibom who...
After the Vessels, for which you have obtained Passports to New York are dispatched, you may suffer the remaining officers—on Parole—Merchants—and others (included in the Capitulation of York) together with those which have been detained by Count de Grasse & liberated by me, to procure a Vessel for New York—or to Charles Town; and will fill up the blank Passports herewith given you,...
Copy: Library of Congress It wou’d be a Pleasure to me if I could comply with your Request, and every other of the same Nature; But the great Excess of Demands upon me for Advances of Money, above the Supplies I receive obliges me to refuse all that are not of absolute Necessity. As M. Adams is now at Nantes, who probably is acquainted with you, I imagine he has been good enough to furnish...
You were pleased, in behalf of a friend, to ask information of me on the subject of the money of the United states of America, and I had the honour of informing you, by letter of Nov. 7. that no regulations of their coin had then been made by Congress, as far as I knew. They had however entered into resolutions on that subject which have since come to hand. A translation of these will be found...
I am honored with your letter of the 1st. inst. inclosing enquiries on the subject of the coins of the United States. Some time during the last year Congress decided that the Spanish milled Dollar should be their money unit, and that their coins should be in a decimal progression above and below that. Some intermediate coins will also be doubtless made for convenience and indeed they...
Being about to take a journey to London a little before the death of the Count de Vergennes, I asked from him a passport for several objects which I had thought of bringing from thence. He first satisfied himself from the Marquis de la Luzerne, upon the point of reciprocity, that the Minister of France in America is allowed to import every thing, for his own use, duty-free, without any...
ALS : Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England Being much oppress’d by the Heat of this Weather, I dare not attempt the Journey to Versailles. I therefore send my Grandson, who will affix my Seal to the Instruments, and bring that which appertains to me. I am to request at the same time that you would give Directions to the Tresor Royal, &c, for Returning to me all the Promises I have heretofore...
Copy: Library of Congress The Letter you did me the honour of writing to me the 22d. Instant, Informing me, of the Order M. Le Cte. De Vergennes has been so good as to send Mr. D’harvelay for the Payment of the four hundred and sixteen thousand Livres, gave me great Pleasure, and I beg you to accept my Thanks for your kind Attention, I shall take Care to furnish the Receipit or acknowledgement...
Press copy, AL (draft), and copy: Library of Congress I received the Letter you did me the honour of writing to me the 8th Inst. and am perfectly of the same Sentiments with you, respecting the exactitude & Clearness necessary to be preserved in all Money Transactions, in order to prevent Confusion and Misunderstanding when they come to be examined by those who may succeed us. Hitherto there...
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 .