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Have I mistaken your political principles or have I rightly understood them as being truly federal upon the Basis of our Constitution and the government of our own choice. The People of the United States at the time of choseing their Convention-men for the formation of the Federal Constitution upon which government as been Administered must have had all the zeal of Freemen emancipated from the...
WE will now return to Mr. Laurens, on the correspondence upon other subjects. On the 14th of October, 1780, wrote to Dr. Franklin—“The extracts of letters you were so good as to send me, have been inserted in the public papers, and I should be obliged to you for future communications of the same kind. Notwithstanding the flow of spirits and vigorous exertions of our countrymen, this year, I am...
last Saturday my Dear Children and grandsons viz William your Brother, and little Charles Adams sailed in the Ship Horace Capt Beckford for Saint petersburgh this Seperation from a dear son at the advanced Age both of your Grandfather and me, was like taking our last leave of him, and was felt by us both, with the keenest anguish. our hearts were, “garnerd up in him” perhaps too closely and we...
Your favor of July 5. has been duly recieved, and, in it, that of my friend mr Short . I congratulate you on your safe arrival in the American hemisphere, after a voyage which must have been lengthy in time, as it is in space. I hope you may experience no unfavorable change in your health on so great a change of climate, and that our fervid sun may be found as innocent as our cloudless skies...
The People’s Idol got a name, Which prov’d much to his country’s cost. but If we may believe the voice of fame, It afterwards was some how lost. TALENTS he had: but for what use design’d? Big bones, perhaps, or horned frogs, to scan; But not t’illuminate a ruler’s mind, Nor meliorate the rugged state of man. For government what pow’rs has he display’d? Were not his patriotic virtues slim,...
On the 22nd. Ult. I enclosed to Mr. Jefferson a letter from Mr. Wirt, communicating in substance the information contained in Mr. Wirt’s letter to you, (which I had the honor of forwarding about the same period) concerning the object which carries Majr. Clarke & myself to Europe. I have received from Mr. Jefferson a very friendly answer, containing letters of introduction which place Majr....
Some time last fall Lt. Hezekiah Johnson of the United States Army was here and expected to procure a furlough soon after, to go to Maryland, the place of his birth. I took the Liberty to give Mr Johnson a line to you, this I the more chearfully did, as I conceived him to be a Warm friend both of your self & my own. I conceive him to be a sound republican an excellent Officer and very much the...
11 August 1809. The war in Europe has disrupted commerce, and twenty-six American ships have been captured by privateers and brought into Christiansand and neighboring Norwegian ports. The captains and supercargoes of those vessels chose Isaacsen to represent them as a de facto consul, although he is a Danish merchant residing in Christiansand. He acted on their behalf, and of the eighteen...
Of the two pieces of Poetry which I have ventured to enclose N o 1. is an invective against yourself & N o 2 is a Reply, written by the youth who intrudes on your leisure— I should have taken no notice of a Slander so weakly & miserably written on any other account than the credit & station of its Author whose name is Cha s Miner (formerly Editor of the paper in which both pieces originally...
talents he had, exquisitely design’d To rule the worlds of action and of mind; Talents the subtle line of right to draw, And pond’ring Senates found his judgment law. In vain fell envy gathers all her bands, In vain delusion lifts a thousand hands, Beyond their reach his measures rise sublime, Their proof experience, and their champion time. His was the fortune, in a dangerous day, To lead a...
24th October, 1780—wrote to my correspondent in London: “Give me leave to trouble you to send me two newspapers, the General Advertiser and the Morning Post. Let them be sent constantly by the post. I have an opportunity already of seeing some other papers. Let me beg the favor of your sending me, also, General Burgoyne’s and General Howe’s narratives. When your funds are near exhausted, let...
I received Yours in reply to What I had Written, And was much pleased that You took time Amidst Your Almost innumerable labours and attentions in public business to Write At all in the Way of correspondence. Early Acquaintance & obligations with some people are not soon forgotten. Since I seen You I have travelled much, & thro several States, & in review in my mind often traversed the plains...
It is with real mortification that, instead of a remittance for the last supply of rod & iron , now due, I am obliged to send you this letter. yet my feelings on the failure will not permit me to be merely silent. I have now been for 13. or 14. years a customer of your house & of it’s predecessors, and have never failed beyond a few days over the term of remittance, except on one occasion, I...
I had the honor this morning to receive your favor of the 5 th Inst , and for the Letters it contained, introducing Maj r Clarke and myself to our Ministers in France & in England , I beg your acceptance of my grateful acknowledgments. I am particularly gratified, in perceiving that you concur with us in opinion, that the object which carries us abroad may be of great advantage to our Country,...
Having made contracts for lands on Miami upwards of five thousand dollars of which I am bound to pay upon or before the last day of this instant. I set out from my residence in the state of New York , without having collected as much money as would fulfil my contracts. I expected to borrow of some friends living near Harrisburg : I succeeded and borrowed five hundred and ninety dollars of four...
I duly received your favour of the 31st. ult. The separation from you of your Son, would be, I knew, as painful to you both, as was the parting of Paris and Priam, when the son took leave of the Father for Lacedemon; but I was equally sensible, that I should have dishonoured the noble sacrifices you have made in the service of your country, had I have suggested a motive to induce your...
Often as it has been my fortune in the course of my life, to be parted from my Parents, and dearest friends, as well as from my Country, upon no occasion has the separation been so painful, as at the present time—When my wife and Catherine went out to Quincy the Thursday before we sailed, had even the time permitted, I know not whether I could have prevailed upon my feelings, to go and repeat...
I hope you receid., my dearest, a letter written by the last Mail. I write this in haste just to tell you that P. & myself are well; & that I am making exertions to get thro’ the necessary business, with a hope of setting out on my return tomorrow. It is very possible however that I may be detained till friday Morning. I send you all the foreign news in the inclosed papers. That from France...
By the President of the United States of America , A Proclamation . Whereas in consequence of a communication from His Britannic Majesty’s Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, declaring that the British Orders in Council of January and November, 1807, would have been withdrawn on the tenth day of June last; and by virtue of authority given, in such event, by the eleventh section...
9 August 1809, Washington, Mississippi Territory. Since writing JM on 7 Aug. Governor Holmes has appointed William B. Shields the territorial attorney general as the office was vacated by a resignation. Alexander Montgomery from Adams County would be a salutary choice for the legislative council. RC ( DNA : RG 59, Territorial Papers, Mississippi). 1 p. Printed in Carter, Territorial Papers,...
Amsterdam, October 4, 1780, wrote to Mr. Dumas—“I should be glad to see a copy of the dispatches from the Dutch plenipotentiaries at Petersburgh, or at least as exact an account of their substance as possible: and to learn whether the object of the congress is simply to form a plan for supporting each other and making a common cause in defence of those principles only which the three northern...
If you have any Lackir Varnish. will you be so good as to lend or give me a few Drops, I am at a great loss to know how to Stain Gun Barrels. and I wish to make some experiment with this Kind of Varnish, M r W m Stewart who formerly lived with you informed me that this was used in the Compound of Staining, please excuse this liberty, RC ( MHi ); dateline adjacent to signature; addressed: “Tho...
William MacGehe agrees with Thomas Mann Randolph , acting for Thomas Jefferson, that he will serve the said T.J. as Overseer, over not more than twenty hands, upon his plantation where John H. Craven now lives, during the year 1800 and ten, for the sum of fifty pounds in money, six hundred lbs of net pork, seventy lbs of Beef, twelve Barrels of Corn, one Barrel of flour and the priviledge of...
I have to acknolege the reciept by the last post of your letter of the 1 st inst. & in it of 490.D. that is to say a draught on the Philadelphia bank for 350.D. & 140.D. in bank bills. as mr Higginbotham ’s order had been drawn on the rent due the first year, he was, in all justice entitled to the first money recieved and the rather as he had waited with indulgence a twelvemonth. I therefore...
I received two days ago your favour of July 24th inclosing a of the Otsego Herald and several other printed papers in Prose and verse. I thank you Sir for the amusement you have given me in these Compositions. There is a good deal of Wit and diverting humour in those in Verse. A great mathematical Controversy that once in a Century invariably puzzles Mankind like a Riddle is completely decided...
I thank you for your favour of July 26 and its Enclosures. You have frequently, in a most friendly manner advised me to write my own Life.—I Shall never have Resolution or Time to accomplish Such a Work: but having been called before the Publick most undesignedly and unexpectedly, and excessively reproached with one of the wisest most virtuous most successfull and most important Actions of my...
We reached the end of our journey yesterday at one o’clock; without interruption of any sort on the road. Mr. Coles had been here sometime, one, if not two of the expected dispatch vessels of England, had just arrived, and Mr. Gilston after a short passage from France, entered Washington about the moment I did. You may guess therefore the volumes of papers before us. I am but just dipping into...
The two Volumes of Poems that in April last I engaged to have published, are finished, and will be ready for delivery in two or three days. The ten Setts You subscribed for I am rather at a loss how to have safely transmitted to You at Your residence in Virginia, where, I find by the Newspapers, You mean to continue until the end of September. Will You, on receipt of this, send me a line or...
7 August 1809, Washington, Mississippi Territory. Governor Holmes reports his arrival at Natchez on 30 June. The territorial legislature met 3 July to nominate candidates for the legislative council. Holmes became ill and hence was unable to write JM earlier regarding the nominees. The legislators are loyal Republicans so “the business was conducted with great harmony.” Holmes makes four...
I have a suit at Law now depending in the Superiour Court of Loudoun County which Commences on the first monday in September next and my Attorneys informs me it will be tryed at that term, I will thank you to please to advise M r George Jefferson to pay me my fee for the declarations for the Insureing your Mills, and Millers Houses, I left my account with you RC ( MHi ); endorsed by TJ as...
A Sense of duty and respect has for a long time urged me to write to & to thank you for a favor which you conferred on me as an individual and also for that Obligation which I lay under with the rest of my fellow Citizens for the great and eminent Services rendered to our country as President of the United States for during the whole time it did appear to me that your desire and constant Aim...
I have waited this length of time under An expectation of M r John Akers comeing to purchase a part of my Land togethar with yours, you wished me to sell. If he did not come by the last of July I was not to expect him, himself & Lons had fifty Thousand Dollars to lay Out in land, If it is entirely agreeable to you, & it can be done without throwing Any obsticle in the way of Obtaining those...
Under the constant hope of an early departure for Bedford , I have been hitherto detained by the prevalence of a disease in our neighborhood, and particularly among my own people. altho’ abated, it still has not left us, and the importance of attention to it, still detains me here and for a time which cannot be ascertained. the expectation that every case might be the last, has prevented my...
Th: Jefferson presents his friendly salutations to General Turreau, and incloses a letter which came to him under cover from M. de. la Cepede . he is happy in the occasion it furnishes him of assuring General Turreau of his great esteem & respect, and his regret that the distance and infrequency of the posts from this place, will have produced several days delay in the reciept of this. PoC (...
“salus, honor et bonus Appetitus.” to use the Words of Molière— from Dear sir ever / Yrs MHi : Adams Papers.
I would not come to Town to day because I knew I should only add to yours, and my own agony, my Heart is with you, my prayers and blessing attend you, the dear Children you have left, will be dearer to me for the absence of their parents, and my care whilst, Providence continues to me my faculties, and my Life. If your Father and I Should be removed, they cannot fail of finding Friends and...
The bearers hereof, mr Alexander M c Rae & Major John Clarke proposing to visit France on their private concerns, I take the liberty of presenting them to your notice & patronage. mr M c Rae has been a member of the council of state of Virginia , & Lieut t Governor, highly esteemed for his talents & correctness of principle, moral & political. Maj r
I sincerely wish you success in the object of the visit which yourself & Maj r Clarke propose to make to Europe . to your country it promises advantage, & I hope it will yield it to yourselves also. as you seem sensible of the danger to which it will expose you, under the laws of those countries, I need say nothing on that head but that the secrecy enjoined on me shall be observed. the letters...
The bearers hereof, mr Alexander M c Rae , & Major John Cla rke proposing to go to Great Britain on their private concerns, I take the liberty of presenting them to your notice & patronage. mr M c Rae , a lawyer of distinction, has been a member of the council of state of Virginia & Lieut t Governor, highly esteemed for his talents & correctness of princip le moral & political.
ON the 20th of September, 1780, wrote to his excellency Joseph Reed, Esq. President, and the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania, in answer to a letter recommending Mr. Searle and his mission, that he might depend upon every civility and assistance in my power, consistent with the duties of the place I was in. Mr. Searle was sent by them to Europe, to borrow money. Such was the distress...
4 August 1809, Alexandria. The former Massachusetts senator recommends Edmund Jennings Lee for the vacant District of Columbia judgeship. “I am not capable of forming a correct opinion of his Legal Abilities,” but is certain satisfactory recommendations will be forthcoming “from Gentlemen who are Judges.” Hopes JM “will pardon this freedom.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, Letters of Application, 1809–17). 1 p.
As we have just finished an edition of Shakspeares Plays for which your name appears on our list as a Subscriber we have used the freedom to address You requesting that when convenient you would send to the store of Daniel Rapine Esq r of this place for your copy, or point out the manner in which it may be sent to you. We have also taken the liberty to hand you a bill for the Artillerists...
ON the 12th of September, 1780, wrote to Mr. Dana, at Paris. “This will be delivered you by Mr. Samuel Hartley, who is recommended to me by Mr. Diggs and Mr. David Hartley. I should be obliged to you for any civilities you may show him. Mr. Diggs recommends him as an open friend to the American cause. There is no news here but what you will see in the Leyden Gazette, which is my vehicle for...
Herewith you will receive a packet, which being wrapt up in a large one for me, from the Dept. of State, was taken out of the mail of yesterday, and not observed before the rider had set out. I find myself under the mortifying necessity of setting out tomorrow morning for Washington. The intricate state of our affairs with England produced by the mixture of fraud & folly in her late conduct,...
3 August 1809, Willtown, South Carolina. Written by “a Sittezan of South Carolina … placed in a State of common Mediocraty,” who has invented a bridge which “may be distroyed whilest an Ennemy is passing, and the opperator … may be at the Distance of from one to four miles from the scene of action,” at a cost that “would not Exceed $50.” The bridge can be erected “in Ten or 20 minuets, and if...
3 August 1809, London. Encloses draft of a memorial to the king of Denmark and Norway protesting Danish depredations on U.S. shipping. These attacks on “no less than fifty four ships” are the latest object of Joy’s attention and diverted him from taking up his post as American consul in Holland. The American minister in London has advised him “to deviate from his intended Voyage [to Holland]...
Your favor of the 26 th ult. came to hand by the last post. that of June 23. had been recieved in due time, & I had not adverted to the copy of the order it inclosed respecting Gen l K’s Pensylvania bank stock. I now inclose you an order to recieve it. I am very happy at being released from the bank in a way to incommode nobody. I am distressed by old mr Shoemaker your neighbor, who has rented...
Herewith you will receive a packet, which being wrapt up in a large one for me, from the Dep t of State , was taken out of the mail of yesterday, and not observed before the rider had set out. I find myself under the mortifying necessity of setting out tomorrow morning for Washington . The intricate state of our affairs with England produced by the mixture of fraud & folly in her late conduct,...
The inclosed letter came to hand yesterday by mail after your departure. presuming it could not find you at the President’s , I have thought it best to return it to you at Washington where you will probably find it on your return. I hope mrs Smith & yourself will have performed your journey in good health & without accident, and shall be very happy if you shall have found the same pleasure in...
Muy S or mio, y de todo mi Respecto; Aunque V.E. ha sesado de ser Presidente de los Estados Unidos , no lo han mis obligaciones de tener presente las distinciones de amistad que siempre usò conmigo, y menos las obligaciones en que me considero de haserlas vinculos perpetuos para que le suplique lo entìenda asi para mandarme en quanto guste. El dador de la presente serà el Cavallero secretario...