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In addition to the many proofs that our fellow Citizens have given in this State of their Patriotism, the Grand Jury of this District, as you will see by the paper herein enclosed, present as a grievance the attempt to violate the Embargo Law, & recommend holding in contempt, the violaters thereof.—From every information I have recd., there appears to be a very Shameful Traffic carried on...
Your letter of the 15th. was duly recieved, and before that Tower’s book, which you had been so kind as to send me, had come to hand, for which I pray you to recieve my thanks. you judge rightly that here , I have no time to read. a cursory view of the book shews me that the author is a man of much learning in his line. I have heard of some other late writer (the name I forget) who has...
Accept my most sincere thanks for your attention to my letter of the 10th Inst, and believe that I am grateful for your goodness, in allowing me to forward the bridle to you. You will find the the workmanship was badly executed; the nose band ought to have a hinge in the middle; by which it shoud be regulated so as to fit any horse, but the ith was so awkward that I wou’d not have it; and the...
I took the liberty of inclosing to you about ten days ago a farther representation, and some documents on the subject of John Moss, now in the penitentiary, under a sentence of the circuit court of the United States. Not knowing, whether my letter has reached your hands, I am induced to request, that your pleasure upon the application for the remission of the corporal punishment may be...
   Gunboats. 21 Jany ’09 Portland 10 Connecticut 2 Rhode Island
I am sorry it is not in my power to send you as many of the large hickory nuts of this country as you wished to plant, very few of the best trees are now left & they produced less than usual the last year & were soon consumed five only were left by accident which I now forward I have not been althogether inattentive to those nuts since apart of the lands producing them have been in my...
i Bagg pardon for so bold a tempt to ofer to ask releaf from your Bounty full hand—But nesity oblidges mee i have for a bou 3 years past seported my Self & two Children By working on mens Clothing from the Taylors But Sence your honours have Been pleased to Lay on the inbargo theyr has Been noo work too doo which has destrest mee & Brought mee too want Bread after Seling what Littel i had...
Accordez à une mere tremblante pour le sort de ses enfans; une partie de ce tems si heuresement employé aux bonheur de vos concitoyens. La liberte qui a conte tans de larmes qui a moissonné tans de merite differents nous est enfin ravie. il est tems de detourner nos regards d’une prompe inutille. Je me range ainsi que mes enfans Sous votre protection generalle. Comme ils doivent un jour...
J. Mason presents his Respects to the President, and with very great pleasure sends him the garden seeds asked in his note of the other day, in addition to which he begs his acceptance of a few of the Buda-Kale—an excellent kind of Cantaleup—Spanish Tomatoe (very much larger than the common kind)—and Estragon, from the plant the President was so good to send JM. a year or two agoe, which has...
I beleive I act correctly in submitting to your consideration the catalogue of coins and medals, in the possession of the Kunze family at New york. The Collector, the late Dr. K, was the most remarkable for oriental and biological learning, of any person of my acquaintance. With great respect, yours as ever DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Having understood that the Senate of the U.S. have refused to confirm the appointment of Benjn. Harrison, to the office of commissioner of Loans, I have been requested to add my testimony in favour of Mr. Edmd. Pendleton junr. for the office. But before I do this I must premise that I will not be understood as attempting to oppose the wishes of the Friends of the late Colo. Page, to advance...
United States of America to wit Information being recieved that a sloop, said to be of one of the Eastern states, of about 1500. barrels burthen, is taking in flour in the bay of Occoquan in Virginia, with intention to violate the several embargo laws, and the urgency of the case not admitting the delay of the ordinary course of proceeding through the orders of the Governors of the states, I...
In obedience to a resolution of a large number of citizens assembled at this place to express their sentiments and feelings at the present important crisis of our national afairs; I have the honour to transmit you a statement of their proceedings. In this conduct I hope you will recognise a portion of that Spirit, which ought to animate every American bosom at this moment. The zeal and...
I recieved last night your letter of yesterday, and this being a day in which all the offices are shut, & the case admitting no delay, I inclose you a special order, directly from myself to apply for aid of the militia adjacent to the vessel, to enable you to do your duty as to the sloop loading with flour. but I must desire that, so far as the agency of the militia be employed, it may be with...
I have not time this post but will certainly write the next I am dear Grandpapa your affectionate grand Daughter. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
The period is nearly ariv’d when You hope to reallize the pleasure of a retired life. I have no doubt but You have exerted Your abilaties to promote Your Countries honour & interest, with the purest intentions, but Sir experience has prov’d to us, that all Your well ment measures have not had the desir’d effect. if You wish to be happy in Your retirement You must not leave any obstacle in the...
In my letter of the 16th. I informed you that according to your request I had lodged 150. D. in the hands of Gibson & Jefferson subject to your order. I now inclose you an additional order on them for 157 D. 16c and tender you my best wishes. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Thomas Jefferson Esqr To John Cox Dor.  1807 May 25th. To 4 yds Ticklenburgh
I have the honor of proposing for your Approbation Thomas H. Holland of N. Ca. to be appointed Surgeons Mate in the Army of the U. S. Accept Sir &c. DNA : RG 107--LSP--Letters Sent to the President.
When I wrote my letter of the 7th. inst. I doubted whether I could as early as this place the monies therein stated at your command in Richmond. but this serves to inform you that I have this day desired messrs. Gibson & Jefferson to make a deposit in the bank of Richmond of 500. Dollars in your name and 500. D. in the name of mr Neilson. by the next post I shall be able to send you the...
The present state of public affairs and the events which in one Shape or another must arise out it, calls for the exercise of all your sagacity and resolution. You have stood the storm of the revolution and passed through it with solid glory. You have sustained the shocks of a contemplated revolution more insidious, but not less menacing, and carried the national vessel safe through unexampled...
This is to inform you that the Government of the United States is changed and that a new order of things has taken place and is now in operation of which you will take notice. You are also required to hold yourself in readiness to pass over to Europe on an Embassy of importance the particulars of which you will be instructed in. I am Sir respectfully yours &c. I rem DLC : Papers of Thomas...
I recieved yesterday your favor of the 20th. and the day before that of the 19th. I return you many & sincere thanks for your aid in thus relieving my departure from this place, on which subject I have suffered much in mind from the time I became apprised of the state of things. my crop of the last year in Bedford, which will be in your hands in the course of the present & ensuing month, will...
In the wild range which Tatham’s head takes, he often hits on good ideas. those explained in the within letter merit real attention. he knows the localities of that quarter; & should the idea of an artificial bason on the Middle grounds be found impracticable (for want of foundation) Lynhaven bay, deepened at it’s entrance becomes the sole resource for defending the Chesapeake; & the...
1809 Thomas Jefferson Esqr. To James Melvin Dr. To the amount of account rendered 241.
When considering the bold Steep I am about to undertake, and casting a glance on my self and my actual Way of existing, foreigner, however admitted since nine years past amongst the citisens, without help, friend and relations, but those of my Wife and my three young children, deprived of every Kind of property burryed under the rubishes of saint domingue, or in the hands of unfaithful agents,...
I now inclose you an order on Gibson & Jefferson in Richmond for 800. D. which I hope you will be able to draw from thence. I do not know how this will leave the state of our accounts, but whatever balance may be due from me after that, must be unpaid for a considerable time, probably a year, as the state of my affairs on winding up here will put it out of my power to make any other paiment...
I recieved by the last post your letter which you desire me to answer by the succeeding one. I have accordingly set down to do it, & to find out the points in your letter to which you wish an answer. they are rather blunt & difficult to ascertain. they seem however to be these. 1. you thank me for the Terrapiniad. to this I answer, you are welcome. 2. you have pasted it in a book. I answer,...
I nominate the persons whose names ares stated in the inclosed letter signed by the Secretary at War, for the military appointments therein respectively proposed for them. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
In a letter to my friend & relation mr Jefferson, I explained to him the unexpected difficulties into which I was likely to fall on my winding up my affairs here, with a request to endeavor to procure me the aid of the bank at Richmond. you have been so kind as to interpose and to procure for me the sum needed on private loan, which is infinitely more eligible for myself. it is the more so...
On the reciept of your letter of the 12th. I made the following estimate of your debts, and of the cost of the articles to be bought. D D debts Johnson Roe
I have the honor of transmitting you herewith a list of appointments made during the recess of Congress, in the troops to be raised by virtue of an Act entitled “An Act to raise for a limited time an additional military force” Accept Sir assurances of my high respect & consideration DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
‘s prom. I have proposed allowing to the Wyandots who reside at and near Brown’s Town (who claim a promise of General Wayne and whose petition is alluded to) to retain forever (a tract of land of 18 miles in length on the water and to run back to the swamp about three miles;) (one tract of one mile in front on Detroit river including the village Muguago where the Chief, called Walk in the...
je sais combien vos momens vous sont Precieux & comme Vous Les avez sacrifiez au bonheur general, je vois comme impossible que vous puissiez Les detourner ent pour une affaire particuliere. mais si penetré de votre sage & douce philantropie, cela me fait Esperer que vous daignerez prendre connoissance de cette affaire malheureuse qui me plonge ainsi que ma famille dans la plus triste misere....
I have the honor to inclose you an estimate of the expence of a fair experiment on the practice and efficacy of Torpedoes, Should they prove to be a discovery which will give liberty to the seas, what a Blessing beyond calculation would it be to these states, to this great continent and all its future millions, by preventing every embarrassment with European and foreign nations; On my mind the...
If the Subscriber here to Should Say That Your Letter to him of the 4 instant Gave him Great pleasure in several respects it Would not come up to his feeling nor will it, if he shold assure you, that it cheered his Old heart And Quickned the Circulation of his . Mr. Madisons Election to the Chief Magistry of Our Country is Secured—Thanks to the ruler of Worlds and to his pertciular Cair of Our...
Mr. Jefferson, in his Accts. as late Minister to France, credited, among other sums, a bill drawn by him on the 21. October 1789 to the order of Grand & Co. on the Bankers of the United States at Amsterdam for Bco. ƒ 2800. equal, with Agio. to Ct. ƒ 2870., & which was charged to him, provisionally , in the Official Statement made at the Treasury in the Month of October 1804.—But as this bill...
By order of a general Town Meeting of the Citizens of the City and County of Philadelphia (the most numerous it is believed ever assembled in this place on any occasion) convened at the State House on the 23d Instant, I transmit to you the Resolutions adopted in support of the late measure of the general government, and an address expressive of the respect attachment and gratitude of the...
Having upon the 17th: written to your political Secretary of the Treasury What was then proper to be communicated to the President of the United States; I chuse now to present myself to your Authority as to a Critic of Literature and Morals and, in consequence to offer some sketches from “a Bundle of facts and anecdotes.” A rich young-Man, in days of yore, was advised, by a meek & lowly Person...
I recieved yesterday your favor of the 18th. if you can sell the lands of Henderson South of the road, I shall be very much relieved indeed by it. as to price, if I can get as much by the acre for what I sell as I gave by the acre for the whole, I shall have made a good bargain, inasmuch as I shall get the most valuable part at the average price of the whole. but any price from that down to 4....
Th: Jefferson presents his friendly salutations to mr Randolph and incloses him a note by which he will percieve that the pardon to Moss was sent from hence on the 11th. inst. under cover to the Marshal as is the usage. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
According to the resolution of the Senate of the 17th. instant I now transmit them the information therein requested respecting the execution of the act of Congress of Feb. 21. 1806. appropriating two millions of dollars for defraying any extraordinary expences attending the intercourse between the United States & foreign nations. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
The delicate nature of a communication which a sense of duty impels me to make—recommends its being made direct to you —so that if there should appear no cause of suspicion or inquiry; the subject may be permitted to rest,—and not be turned to the injury of the innocent. I will beg leave to premise, that I have been for several years acquainted with General Wilkinson;—have served for some time...
I nominate Genl. Henry Dearborne of Massachusets, now of the territory of Columbia, to be Collector of the district of Boston in Massachusets. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I herewith transmit a list of appointments made during the last recess of the Senate, under the act to raise for a limited time an additional military force, signed by the Secretary at War, and I now nominate the same persons for the same appointments then given them. I also nominate Thomas H. Holland of North Carolina to be a Surgeon’s mate in the army of the US. DNA : RG 46—Records of the...
I cannot apologize as I ought, for the freedom of this letter—and therefore I will not apologize at all—but trust that I shall be forgiven for the sake of the motive; and indeed, I do not doubt it. It cannot, I am entirely convinced, be your wish, that this Country should be involved in the European War—still less, that the Union of these States should be destroyed.   Most sincerely believing,...
At the request of our friend the Honbl John Milledge, we have Shipped to your address, to the Care of Messrs. Falls & Brown Merchants in Baltimore, Two tierces containing each two Bushels Cotton Seed—the one of Green Seed, the other of the Sea Island black seed—which we hope will get Speedily & Safely to hand, and, upon trial, equal your expectations. The Said Seed is shipped on board the...
Yours of the 24th. I recived. Thare is or will be some further expence which we shall be oblge to be out. we shall need summer beef and some Cows for Giving milk I think it will be much cheper to make all the butter the house will require than to buy it in that case we shall be oblge to purchase cows: as well as summer and fall beefs. I think it will require 10 milk cows for the use of the...
I hope Your kind Gratitude will Excuse my being Troublesome to you Your Memorilest when resideing in Newyork the tories & Federlists of Sd City had introduced a lie bill in the publick Streets in derision To the Honerable Thomas Jefferson. & the hired a tory to carry and Sell the bills throug the Streets. Your Memorilest had been silent for Two Days in hopes that Some yorker would Step forward...
Th: Jefferson has recieved the seeds which General Mason has been so kind as to send him, and returns him many thanks for them. they will be a valuable acquisition to him. he is very sensible of the kind sentiments expressed in his note and assures him he reciprocates them sincerely to mrs Mason & himself, and that at whatever distance withdrawn from them, the information of their welfare will...