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The servant who delivered your letter will recieve 4. ram lambs, 3 of them from the half dozen ewes you sent, the other in commutation for 2. ewes sent by Col o Fontaine , but which I am sure he never saw, as they were such miserable half grown, diminutive animals that I could not permit them to run with my flock, and sent them to another place. I send a lamb from my own ewes however in...
27 July 1811, Charleston. Lays before JM “some (of the many) circumstances, relative to the revenue Department of Charleston District.” Explains that he was a revenue inspector for nearly five years, during which time no complaints were made about him, but he believes the collector has unjustly censured his conduct. Has believed for some time that the revenue laws were being evaded, but no...
I ask the favor of you to deliver to the bearer (who is directed to receive and take charge of him) the Merino Ram lamb we are entitled to, out of the produce of our ewes. An apology is due to you for having given you the trouble of keeping him so long; but the distance from hence to Monticello and the variety of pressing business always on hand upon a large and complicated farm must plead our...
Be so good as to deliver my Merino Lamb to the Bearer hereof.— Some time ago, I would gladly have taken back the Ewes which I sent to Monticello on Colonel Fontaines account cou’d I have obtain’d permission of his Executors—but it is no longer desirable to me as I have purchased some full blood’d Merino’s RC ( CSmH : JF ); at foot of text: “M r Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 27 July...
On the reciept of your letters of May 29 . & June 18 . I wrote to mr Bankhead , then with his family in Port-royal , offering your lands to him at 12.D. for altho I had seen no reason for a great sudden rise in the price of our lands, yet two sales had been made as I formerly wrote you, far above what had been deemed the neighborhood price. himself had been one of the purchasers. I therefore...
Sales of 54 Barrels flour made on account of Thomas Jefferson Esq r June 24 th 1811 To W m Mackenzie for Jn o Leslie s note at 60 days vz t
I have duly recieved your favor of June 28. accompanied by a copy of your edition of the Nautical Almanac for the next year. for this be pleased to recieve my thanks. the present a is acceptable, the book being in the form to which I have been the most accustomed. I have, for 3. or 4. years, been in the habit of using Garnet’s edition, without observing the errors you ascribe to it. the...
Your letter of the 5 th with the volume of Montesquieu accompanying it, came to hand in due time; the latter indeed in lucky time as, inclosing it by the return of post, I was enabled to get it into mr Warden’s hands before his departure, for a friend abroad to whom it will be a most acceptable offering. of the residue of the copies I asked, I would wish to recieve one well bound for my own...
I inclose as you direct 200$.— I likewise inclose an account of the sale of your last 54 barrels of flour, the net proceeds as you will observe, being $:429. ¹⁷⁄₁₀₀. —This should have been forwarded some time ago, had I not received a letter from you informing me there was more to come down, which induced me to keep it back, with the view of including the whole in one account. As however no...
I write to you, altho it is really with the hope that you may not receive my Letter. I would fain believe that you will be upon Your passage Home long before this can arrive in St Petersburgh, but as there is a possibility that you may Yet be there, I would not omit informing you of the health of your parents and Children, nor of their anxious desire to see you again Safe in your Native...
I have recd. your letter of Jany. 2. with the sketch of a convention arranged between you & the Marquis of Almanara. The purity of your views is attested by the guarded manner of your proceeding, as well as by the explanations in your letter. But it is proper that you should be apprized, that such a transaction would be deemed inadmissible on different grounds; were it without the feature...
I have the honor of submitting to your consideration the paper herewith marked A—which exhibits a view of the navy appropriations up to the 23rd ins. inclusively. By this paper it will appear that the aggregate balance of the appropriations unexpended, is $1,316,577:61; but that two of the appropriations viz for “Repairs of vessels,” & for “Qrmaster & Barrack master’s Dept of the Marine corps”...
By the President of the United States, of America A PROCLAMATION. Whereas great and weighty matters claiming the consideration of the Congress of the United States form an extraordinary occasion for convening them, I do by these presents appoint Monday the fourth day of November next for their meeting at the city of Washington; hereby requiring the respective Senators and Representatives then...
24 July 1811, Washington. Proposes to convince JM that the president has the power “to settle as Arbitrator the difference between the Belligerents by Telegraph.” RC ( NN ). 1 p. William Esenbeck was a messenger in the Treasury Department ( Records of the Columbia Historical Society , 9 [1906]: 228).
24 July 1811, Indian Office. Informs JM that Samuel Tupper, factor in the trading house at Sandusky, has asked permission to resign and suggests that Jacob B. Varnum of Massachusetts be appointed in his place. RC ( DNA : RG 75, Letters Received by Superintendent of Indian Trade); letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 75, Letters Sent by Superintendent of Indian Trade). RC 1 p.; with JM’s notation,...
A sincere and ardent veneration for your person and character, has induced me, to transmit you an Oration of mine, lately delivered in this place, at the request of the Tammany Society N o 1 of the Island of Nassau & N o 4 of the State , of which I have the honor to be Grand Sachem. The publication has no particular merit to recommend it it t to your
I beg leave to inform you, that I have received the volume for general La Fayette . I shall set out tomorrow, for annapolis , where I expect to embark for France , with mr Barlow , in the course of a few days— the French Minister has received dispatches from France announcing the Emperors’ decision to admit into the ports of his Empire, the productions of the United States — It is stated, that...
“Sirs—The Journal proceeds—1782—November 21, Thursday—Paid a visit to Mr. Brantzen, and then to the Comte de Linden. Spent two hours with him. He says the king of Sweden has overwhelmed him with his goodness; is perpetually writing to his ministers to compliment and applaud him, for the part he has acted in refusing to go to Vienna, and for the reason he gave for it. Says the revolution in...
your Mother has been So constant in writing that I have been the more remiss. I am glad to find that you are content, and happy I hope. I was in Boston on Saturday, and bought for you a Box of paints, and Bennets Letters. I Sent them to mr Phineas Fosters with a request that you he would take them to Haverhill for you. Charles Welch who understands paints pronounced them very good, and in the...
I hope you will not impute my not writing to you by your son to want of attention to you, or a proper Sensibility to your request containd in your Letter to me. The extreem Heat of the weather, and my joy at the arrival of a dear and only Daughter after an absence of three years and a half, realley disqualified me for my pen, and Johns Stay was so limited that I could not Say by him What I...
We are at length about to exchange Washington for Montpelier. The morning after tomorrow is fixt for our departure. The state of our affairs with France may be collected from the printed accts. Some obscurities hang over them as they respect the degree of our commerce with them. The Decrees seem not to be in operation in any sense giving pretext for the refusal of G. B. to revoke her orders in...
I had the pleasure of duly receiving yours of the 8th. inclosing a Copy of your son’s oration. In the hurry of the period, I have been able to give it a flying perusal only. But I do not accede to your limitation of its merits so much to an honest zeal. It has claims to a much higher character, with the addition of this laudable feature. I am just on the point of leaving Washington where I...
23 July 1811. Has just heard that “the consulship at Tripoli is without an officer, in consequence of Mr. Payne’s determination not to return again.” If so, he offers his services. Has been disappointed and deceived in his expectations of military life where his present rank is “discouraging.” Would prefer an active life. Refers JM to Dolley Madison and Monroe “who have had some better...
My Brother Norborn & myself having Commenced a Commission buisiness in this place any encouragement You may be disposed to give to young & dependent beginners will be thankfully received by RC ( MHi ); addressed: “Thomas Jefferson esqr. Monticello ”; endorsed by TJ as received 1 Aug. 1811 and so recorded in SJL . John L. Thomas (1785–1846) worked as a commission merchant in Richmond with a...
M r John T Mason , intends to pass thro’ your part of the Country on his return to Loudon ; and having exp r essed a desire to see Monticello &C, I have ventured to give him a pretext for calling. Should he deliver the Nos. of the Louisiana Gazette in person, you will be able to obtain from conversations with him, information more useful, interesting & authentic than they can possibly afford....
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...
Mr. Barry has expressed to me Your wish that your Glass should be sent by your Waggon. I will send tomorrow morning the Glass , the Box of Locks &c, the Keg of White lead to the President’s house that these things made [ sic ] be ready. Mr. Deblois informs me, that the boat to Fredericksburg will not sail for 10 days to come. He is now making an intermediate trip. In Mr Dinsmore’s letter he...
22 July 1811, Madeira. Acknowledges receipt of the duplicate of JM’s letter of 28 May . “I feel great satisfaction that the wines I sent to your address are approved & will endeavor to execute your present commission similar to the last by the first good conveyance.” RC ( DLC ). 1 p.
I had not supposed a letter would still find you at Washington . yours by last post tells me otherwise. those of May 2. & 15 had been recieved in due time. with respect to my books, if lodged at the President’s house , if you should see mr Coles , the
I must ask the favor of you to send me by return of post 200.D. I drew on you the 20 th inst. for 91. D 34 C in favor of Robert Rives . I leave to your judgment whether it would not be better to sell the good hogsheads of my tob o separately. we think th e re must be three of them of good quality, that is to say the last, and two of the former parcel judged here to be perfectly equal in order...