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Timber Length in feet & parts— Breadth in Inches Thickness in Inches— 6 10 15 16 4.½ Back Cants for Cogwheels white oak or heart pine Coggwheel, &c. To be season d 6 10 15 3.¼ Face Cants for ditto. 6
In the beginning of the year 1776 There was printed, at Phyladelphia, a Pamphlet under the Title of Thoughts on Government in a Letter from a Gentleman to his Friend, if memory serves me. The Gentleman was Mr John Adams and his then a Member of Congress and his Friend now President of the United States and his Friend was Mr George Wythe then a Member of Congress from Virginia and now...
In the Winter of 1776 there was much discussion in Congress concerning the Necessity of Independence, and advising the Several States to institute Governments for themselves under the immediate Authority and original Power of The People. Great difficulties, occurred to many Gentlemen, in making a Transition from the Old Governments to the new, i.e from the Royal to Republican Governments. In...
American vessels are now pouring upon us in floods—I wrote you less than a month since that there had then arrived at Cronstadt forty since the opening of the year’s Navigation; and already the number exceeds ninety, besides as many more at Archangel and the other Russian Ports—They have already glutted the markets untill they are forced to disgorge; but I hear that they are still coming by...
Mammoth Rye . I recieved it last year from France . it is lately from Asia . I sowed 70 grains in my garden. it produced 7483 grains. but they are not so plump as those I sowed. It is heavier than wheat & gives a flour as white. The stalk being more solid than that of common rye it will probably resist the fly. Sow in Sep r — Caspian wheat . recieved with the rye. was extremely plump & heavy,...
I have taken a second consideration on the calculation of the running gears intended for your saw Mill. both for a 10.½ feet water-wheel &. a 15 feet wheel—&. am most in favour of the latter. more particularly as you intend using the small branch the 15 feet wheel will with the same quantity of water drawn on it produce the greatest effect as there will be so many more buckets to act at the...
The 4th of July has been celebrated in Philada: in the manner I expected. The military men, and particularly one of them, ran away with all the glory of the day. Scarcely a word was said of the solicitude and labors, and fears, and sorrows and sleepless nights of the men who projected, proposed, defended, and Subscribed the declaration of independance. Do you recollect your memorable speech...
20 July 1811, St. Petersburg. Announces that he wishes to employ his envoy Count Pahlen elsewhere and assures JM of his goodwill toward both the U.S. and its president. RC ( DLC ). 2 pp. In French.
20 July 1811. Submits to JM “the enclosed literal copy of the original” on the assumption that “it is impossible that the President could have sanctioned, by his approbation, any official communication so palpably defective in form , so, it is possible that he may not have been apprised of the substance .” Appeals to JM’s sense of justice to say whether it is his impression that Hanson is...
Your letter of the 17 th ul t has been received and the answering of it thus long delaid. to procure the desired information—. I have this day seen M r Ratcliffe the person named in the letter of Mons r Beauvois . He is a man I have lon g been acquainted with , and I know him to be deserving of confidence. He states that he was sent for to write M r
IN dedicating this book to you, I have many reasons to expect, that I shall escape the censures, which the authors of dedicatory addresses so generally, and so justly, deserve. If you had not retired from office into the peace of private life, this address might have afforded some pretext, perhaps, to charge me with motives, very different from those by which I am actuated. But sir, you...
Your favour of the 11 th Ult o reached me a few days ago covering the papers asked for in my letter of the 22 d March and it appears a further delay is to take place with this unfortunate business— Lieut Peyton is stationed at Fort Stoddard a considerable distance from hence and could not be got here before the Adjournment of our Superior Court which takes place to day The Court opens again on...
The failure of the postmaster of Charlottesville to forward your favor of the 3 d to Milton , to which place I send every post day for my letters, has delayed my reciept of it till this moment. I hasten therefore to inclose you by tomorrow’s post an order on Gibson & Jefferson for the amount of the disbursements which I make 91. D 34 c; altho’ it is probable that my ignorance may have omitted...
My duty, as Chairman of the Commissioners of the Columbia turnpike roads obliged me to spend the whole of this morning upon the line leading towards Monty. C. House, and I transmit to you the annexed accts., not so early as I could have wished, but still I hope in time to meet your object in calling for them. The whole of the Sheet iron required by the letter of your superintendent at...
The day after I had the honor of seeing you, I visited my young friend. His sentiments respecting the late pamphlet accord entirely with my own as does his respect for you. From his pen may be expected an answer which if executed with his usual ability will I think be found complete. I do not fully take yr. distinction (a material one) as to the probable govermental conduct, had it been called...
I reached this place, Madam, after a ride of 22 hours. I cannot refuse myself the satisfaction of sending you a few lines; not only because I suppose, it will be the first letter you ever received from here and perhaps the last you ever will, but because I think it the most effectual remedy against being forgotten at the first post. It cannot be supposed that I have in an absence of 22 hours...
Having a Copy of the Letter from the Danish Chancery to the Admiralty enclosed in my Letter to you of the 1st Inst: and hearing very suddenly of an Estafette bound to Gottenborg whence a schooner is about sailing to the U. S. I beg leave to hand you the said Copy annexed and am always very respectfully, Dear sir, Yr. friend & Servt. RC and enclosure ( DLC : Rives Collection, Madison Papers)....
Letter not found. 18 July 1811. Acknowledged in Hawkins to JM, 13 Oct. 1811 . Discusses political matters and his difficulties with Robert Smith.
I thank you for Leolin which is a morsel of exquisite Taste in composition, and a model of Politeness in Political Controversy. There may be a point or two, in which you and I may not perfectly agree in opinion, but these at the present time are not of Consequence enough to make it necessary for either of us to spend our time in Explanations. I am Sir with the best wishes for your Usefulness...
The Journal proceeds—November 18, 1782.—Returned Mr. Oswald’s Visit. He says Mr. Strachy, who sat out the 5th, did not reach London until the 10th. Couriers are three, four, or five days in going, according as the winds are. We went over the old ground, concerning the tories. He began to use arguments with me, to relax. I told him he must not think of that, but must bend all his thoughts to...
I had the honor of receiveing, few days since your letter by Mr. Edwd. Coles and Brother, who very politely called upon me, and with whom I was much pleased. I feel myself much gratified, in thus hearing from you, as it brought to my recollection the many years we have walked together thro’ the land of tribulation, and the many pleasant, as well as anxious, hours we have spent together. I pray...
16 July 1811, Washington. “The smallness of the sum, and the probability that it might be augmented by some further advances, have occasioned a delay in remitting $11.81. due to you, as intimated in your letter of Octobr. 5. last .” Encloses a draft for the sum on the Manhattan Bank. RC ( NNMus ). 1 p. Docketed by Gelston. See PJM-PS Robert A. Rutland et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison:...
Your favor of Mar. 15. by the Essex came safely to hand. I can not disapprove the disposition you have made of a portion of your land on the Mississippi. And it will be extremely grateful to me, if the residue should prove as good a fund as has been estimated by the most sanguine of your friends. I can add nothing on this subject to what I have heretofore said, having received no information...
I take the Liberty to enclose you an Account of a celebration of the fourth of July, to shew you the Temper which endeavours are making to excite in this quarter. The Toasts, considered in connection with those given by the Baltimore party at Jones’, shew decidedly a concert between the malcontents there and here; and that the present vice president is on the List of those to be abandoned . I...
15 July 1811. Discusses the financial difficulties of her brother, John, after his return from Tripoli and announces that he will not accompany Barlow to France. “You ask me if we laughed over the Smith Pamphlet. Mr. M did, but I did not. It was too impertinent to ex[c]ite any other feeling in me, than anger. He will be sick of his attempt when he reads all that will be replyed to it.”...
I hope my Dear Sister’s Fibres are not so relaxed by the late intense heat of the weather, as not to be able to hold a Pen, & by her communications inform, comfort, & eddify her anxious Sister, & Friends—I was agreeably supprized by receiving two very kind letters from our good Brother Cranch, since my return to Atkinson—They gave me a very gratifying account of our dear Sister’s gradual...
13 July 1811, Derryfield. Introduces the bearer, Benjamin Franklin Stickney, whom he mentioned last fall. “He is about five feet nine inches high; has blue eyes, light brown hair, and is a little marked with the small pox.” As Stickney has tendered his services to the public, he does not think it proper to engage in any business that may prevent his immediate attention to any directions JM may...
M r William Harris has inform’d me of his intention of making a tender of his services to his country in the naval line, and has requested a letter of recommendation to you: this request I have cheerfully complied with, as I have known M r Harris from his infancy, and think him a young gentleman of merit and respectability, and doubt not his inclination or ability to deserve well of his...
The Charge of “Change of Politicks” hinted in your Letter of the 8th, deserves no other answer than this, “ The Hyperfederalists are become Jacobins, and The Hyperrepublicans are become Federalists . ” John Adams remains Semper Idem, both Federalist and Republican in every rational and intelligible Sense of both those Words. What shall I say of Mr Dexter? Rara Avis in Terris nigroque Similima...
12 July 1811, Paris. “For nearly fourteen years I held the appointment of Consul for the United States in this Country.” Believes his impartiality and integrity in the discharge of his duties are beyond suspicion. Encloses a letter exhibiting the sentiments of those who can judge his conduct. Also appeals to the testimony of “Mr. Monroe and Mr. Bowdoin late Ministers plenipotentiary to France...