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I have received the honor of your letter of the 27th and am indebted to you for your obliging intentions which prompted you to write me. I have not been able to see anyone to find out what is going on because no one has been in and also because I have been indisposed for the past two days. I will go out this evening to try to learn something. If you go to Amsterdam, have the kindness, sir, to...
It is with particular Satisfaction that, in a Obedience to the Orders of the American Philosophical Society established at Philadelphia for promoting usefull Knowledge, We announce your Election to that Body, on the 18th Inst. Your Certificate of Membership will be presented as soon as it is can be compleated, in the mean time We hope to have the pleasure of seeing you at their meetings as...
The within letters vz. two from Major General Hamilton dated the 7th & 22d of May, and two extracts from two letters from Lt. Col. Smith to Gen Hamilton dated the 16th of May & 18th of June inst. will shew that a misconception has taken place relative to Mr. Fowler, whose name was presented to you in my letter of the 9th of May ulto to fill the vacancy of Major in the 12th Regiment, in...
I have the Honour to inclose You “Les fondemons de la Jurisprudence Naturelle” by Professor Pestel. It was originally wrote in Latin; but the french Translation is allowed even by the Professor himself to be well executed. If You prefer the Original, I will purchase and forward it to You. The Young Gentlemen have been very steadily employed since they have had an Instructor, and their...
A sincere desire to prevent a possible embarrassment to the administration of our government, & to see preserved entire that influence by which alone the honor & independence of our nation can be maintained, has induced me to trouble you with my thoughts at this time. When the appointments of Major Generals were first known it was readily perceived that the order in which they were made...
I beleive you will be tired of my correspondence not only from the length of my letters but from the Melancholly things I always tell you. Since I Sealed the enclosed I have heard something of the Province of main which I cannot but communicate to you as interesting and important. upon the 10th instant there was a convention held at Falmouth the president was Gorham the Judge of probate of the...
J’ay l’honneur de vous envoyer les details relatifs a l’Etablissement de la correspondance generale sur les sciences et les arts que j’ay preparé depuis quatre ans, et dirigé particulierement depuis le comencement de l’année derniere; la consistence qu’il a acquise d’abort par la recomandation de l’academie des sciences, et ensuite par des temoignages recues de la protection de Leurs Majestés,...
The Inclosed letter from your son in law Col: Wm. Smith then at Bayonne you’ll please to forward to it’s address, this young gentleman honoured us with his Company, en passant , to Lisbon, where he is appointed embassador a post of honour, Suitable to his merit and abilities. we gave him letters to our friends thro’ the principal Towns he was to pass. Hisreception at Baÿonne he acknowledges...
I have this Day recd. from Capt. Truxtun his resignation of his commission in the Navy. If Decatur who is here employed in superintending the building of the Merchts. Frigate, which they wished him to Command, prefers her to the Constellation; then I shall immediately send a Pilot boat for Capt Barron; at Norfolk, who is quite equal to the Command of the Constellation. I have the honor to be /...
We have made a serious Beginning this morning, and have already completed the packing of the Books, and shall finish packing to night I hope the Decanters, Wine Glasses, and China. The looking Glasses will require Time and Care, as well as the great Cabinet. We shall be ready to load Thursday Morning, perhaps Wednesday Afternoon, not later however than Thursday. I find the Eye can pack much...
As none of the Eminent Statesmen of the Country was more Early, or deeply impressed by the great importance of our national Fisheries, and navigation; and as no one has made more constant Exertions, than you have done, to Establish these Rights; I have taken the Liberty to send you a copy of a Speech that I delivered in the Senate during the last session of Congress, upon an occasion, in...
I received your letter of the Sixth of September which I read with pleasure and thank you for the freedom you have manifested in disclosing your thoughts on the subject. To err in judgement is an infirmity to which the wisest of men are liable, but I sincerely hope that our rulers will be endued with that wisdom that which is profitable to direct in this day of peculiar trial and the liberties...
The House of Representatives agree to the amendment of the Senate to the bill, entitled “An act declaring the assent of Congress to certain acts of the states of Maryland, Georgia, and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations;” They have concurred in the bill, entitled “An act to alter the times for holding the circuit courts of the United States, in the districts of South Carolina and...
The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor to transmit to the President of the United States, Triplicates of a Statement of Expenditures upon the funds heretofore appropriated for defraying the contingent Expenses of Government up to the 31st of December last All which is respectfully submitted / by. MHi : Adams Papers.
We beg leave to confirm reverently our Letter of 21 Inst. when we were So Joifull of the happy event, that it prevented us to reflect on the date of your Exc s. favour, wh ch. to our astonishment we Observed Since to be 8 Nov. whilst we only received the Same by the mail of 15 Nov:. We have enquired if any omission at the Posthouse was Committed, from which this neglect proceeded, but not...
I herewith send you a copy of “ Inside Out ,” a work lately published in this City, for the benefit of its Author —which you will please to accept from him. Divested of his profession, and with a dependent family, without the means of acquiring a livelihood but by the labours of his pen, he has made trifling attempt at Authorship in the compiling of this work, with the hope in some degree, of...
I have perused the pamphlet you did me the honor to submit to my perusal last Saturday. It furnishes one of those items which prove in detail the general position that has been established in my mind for more than twelve years— That its author was the father of American Independence . In this conviction there is no merit and nothing strange—But to have predicted, while the Patriarch of the new...
As there was a degree of heat not usual in Senate, when the question was taken on the second reading of the Cunsular bill sent from the House of Representatives for concurrence, I think it incumbent to submit the journal to your correction on that question, & on the two last acts of Senate in their Legislative capacity; relying that if they are not perfectly right, you will be so good as to...
I should have before this used mÿ priviledge of writing to you, had I not been informed by the Rev. Smith, who did me the pleasure to dine with us, that you Sir, with your respected family enjoy’d a perfect health—He had been a classmate of your son Boylston, and was profuse in his encomiums on the Rev. Ernat —He delighted to instil in Mr Mappa and me the high opinion you fostered of that...
Having for more than a year devoted much of my time to an inquiry relating to war—that terrible scourge of guilty nations—I am desirous of having the fruits of my inquiries examined by men whose talents, situations and prospects will enable them to judge impartially. The Rev. Mr Norton informed me that you had condescended to read my writings on some other Subjects. This has excited a hope...
By an arrival this morning from Greenich we hope accounts from London to the 9th August, by which it appears that there is an official confirmation of the Dutch Fleet having Sailed from the Texel—that the approach of a Certain body of Troops near to Paris had created the most Serious alarm, and Commotion—that the Negotiations at Lisle were said to be broken off, for the moment, for the...
As I feel sensible of the honor of your correspondence, I cannot permit myself to be in your debt on that Score, especially as my Letters are attended with no expence. I find Sir—I am highly hon’d in making the Tour of the United States in your company, and It is the fin I trust I hope our travels, & our example will not be without its salutary influence on at least a portion of Our fellow...
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your highly esteemed favor of the 14th. current, and to ask your pardon for not doing it sooner, which has been prevented by particular engagements, In my attempts to arouse the military genius of my fellow Countrymen, your declarations of approbation and coincidence of sentiment, are no Small encouragment and Support. I do not recollect, to have seen the...
J’ai l’honneur de vous envoyer par le Courrier d’Aujourd’hui & d’après les ordres de Mr. Jefferson un Ouvrage du Dr Priestly, intitulé: “Doctrines of heathen Philosophy compared with those of revelation” c’est le seul exemplaire que j’ai pu trouver à Philadelphie. Vous l’auriez reçu relié , si Mr. Jefferson n’eût pas souhaité qu’il vous parvînt, without delay . Je profite avec empressement de...
I had the honor to write to you under date of the second of November, at which time the congress of the last year was at the point of seperation to make way for their successors—states sufficient to form a new Congress did not assemble until the 23 d. ult. when they proceeded to the choice of a President, and M r Hancock, although absent, was elected—whether he will accept the Appointment is...
I have the Honor to inform You that the Commission to Jacob Graybell Marshal for the District of Maryland being granted for the Town of four years only will expire on the 10th of this Month. It is but Justice to say of this Gentleman that he has been an active diligent and faithful officer: and I think a reappointment of him will give great Satisfaction. With every Sentiment of respect / I am...
I have the honor to inclose herewith, two printed copies of abstracts of calculations relative to the longitude of the Capitol, in this City from Greenwich Observatory, in England.—These calculations were entered into, and completed, to lay a foundation for the establishment of a first meridian for the United States of America at the Seat of their government, according to the original plan of...
Permit me to request you to accept of the enclosed address to the Clergy. Their systematic opposition to our government evinces a spirit equally hostile to Christianity and the real interests of their country. How far I have succeeded in exposing their misconduct you will judge. I wish some abler pen, and one more at leisure, had undertaken & more fully investigated the subject. What is your...
My Concern for your Welfare induced me carefully to watch the Weather till I conjectured you had got to the End of your Journey, and I have the Pleasure of believing it has been more agreable than one might have expected at this Season. I hope you found Mrs. Adams and Family in a confirmd State of Health. I will not envy you, but I earnestly wish to enjoy, at least for a few Weeks, domestick...
I am honored with your letter of the 25th, the content of which gave me much pleasure, not only because you agreed to send my letters on to Congress from time to time, but also because it was filled with agreeable conversation about interesting matters. We must wait for confirmation about the taking of the British East Indiamen off the Cape of Good Hope by the French squadron, before it can be...