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La bonté de votre coeur généreux n’est pas seulement connue des respectables Virginiens et des peuples heureux de l’Amérique Septentrionale, elle a traversé le liquide élément et est venue imprimer votre nom chéri dans toutes les ames sensibles. Depuis la lecture de votre touchant Voyage dans la Virginie, vous vivez tout entier dans mon sein et votre nom ami, depuis cette époque, vient sans...
Will you give the inclosed a serious perusal, and make such corrections in matter & manner as it needs, & that without reserve, & with as little delay as possible, as I mean to submit it in like manner to the other gentlemen, singly first, & then together. The part respecting the treasury department is not yet prepared. A concluding paragraph is also to be added, when we see if any other...
18 November 1802, Barcelona. Reports that Pinckney left Barcelona for Italy on 8 Nov. “I have had no letters from him, but have heard he got on Expeditiously as far as Montpellier, and was ready to Set out for Marseilles on the 14th.” Has been “much occupied of Late” investigating the business of the false papers and encloses the third set of a blank register and Mediterranean pass. “I...
Mr. Charles Pinkney the United States Minister at Madrid left this Place on the 8th. for Italy, Since which I have had no letters from him, but have heard he got on Expeditiously as far as Montpellier, and was ready to Set out for Marseilles on the 14th. I have been Much Occupied of Late, and at Every moment, that I can find for the Purpose, I am Occupied in investigating the business of the...
Will you give the inclosed a serious perusal, and make such corrections, in matter & manner as it needs, & that without reserve, & with as little delay as possible, as I mean to submit it in like manner to the other gentlemen, singly first, & then together. the part respecting the treasury department is not yet prepared. a concluding paragraph is also to be added, when we see if any other...
J’ai été infiniment touché de votre lettre obligeante en me renvoyant mes papiers. Le vif désir de savoir votre opinion de mon travail, m’a empêché de considérer que le Philosophe de Monticello était changé en homme d’etat à Washington, & que les soins importans dont vous êtes chargé, pouvaient enlever tous vos momens Recevez donc mes excuses pour vous avoir importuné. Vos observations...
I enclose the letter which had been intended for Mr Short. The bill purchased for that object amounts to 2439 Guilders current money of Holland (not banco ), and will be sent to Messrs. “Wilhem & Jan Willink and N. & J. & R. Van Staphorst” our bankers at Amsterdam. Those gentlemen will be instructed to inform Mr Livingston our minister at Paris of the acceptance of the bill, and to hold the...
I hope you will not deem me impertinent for addressing myself to you without your having any previous knowledge of me. I am the same person that published a full length portrait of you. By printing a german paper in this city for near three years, and by the vile conduct of an agent I sent to Virginia, North Carolina &c. to sell prints for me I am reduced to the disagreeable necessity of...
I take the liberty of sending you my Inaugural Dissertation, With a Copy of “the Students Chemical Pocket Companion.” In doing this, I am directed More by a desire of evincing to you, the grateful sensations created by a recollection of the politeness you shew me, When I had the honor of living With Doctor Wistar, than a desire of praise, if there should be any real merit in the performance— I...
Th: Jefferson asks the favor of Capt Preble to take a family dinner with him tomorrow at half after three Thursday Nov. 18. 1802 Tr (TJ Editorial Files); 1961 typescript of RC in possession of Dundas Preble Tucker, La Jolla, California; addressed: “Capt Preble.” Edward preble , a moderate Federalist from Maine who had served with a Massachusetts sloop during the American Revolution, received...
I inclose you a letter from Colo. Newton of Norfolk. will you be so good the first time you pass Monticello to call there, look for the act which he desires, and get it copied by some of the young men in Charlottesville for which trouble I will have paiment made the Copyer, and then inclose the copy to me and I will inclose it to Colo. Newton. your friends here are all well, tho Sam and his...
There has been a book written lately by DuMousnier in answer to Barruel , and to the diatribes of the Anti-philosophers, which from my knolege of the man I am sure must be good. should a copy of it come to your hands I shall be happy to obtain it. in the original, I mean, for it has been translated into English, but I never read translations. Accept my salutations & best wishes. PrC ( DLC );...
I make free to do myself the Honour to present your Exelency by the hand of my Frind Doctr. Eustis one of my Books of the Horse Sabre Exercise—made by the French and Austrians—which is a Compleat defence for man and horse—if you Should see fitt in a General order to make it the Exercise of our Cavalry—I have a Large Number of the Books on hand and will allso Teach one man of Each Company if...
Seventeen months since I recievd a letter from your secretary covering the proceedings of the Court Martial by which I was Tried, in which letter your sentiments respecting the Trial was Contained. Mr. Lewis says that you directed him to inform me that you thought my Case a hard one, but that no remedy Could be applied in a millitary point of View but when ever an opportunity offered Suted to...
Your favor of the 6th. is recieved. I have no doubt the act you desire is in my printed collection. I have written to mr Dabney Carr my nephew, & an attorney, to desire he will, in passing Monticello, call there, find the act, and have it copied & forwarded to me, and I shall on reciept of it send it on to you. I am happy in this & every other occasion of being useful to you, and of rendering...
In settling the accounts of David Lenox, as an agent of the United States in England for the relief and protection of American seamen, his salary is to be computed from the time of his leaving home, the 28th. of April 1797, to his return to it, on the 16. August 1802. The inclosed extracts from two letters of the Secretary of State will shew, that the rate of his salary is to be 3,000 dollars...
16 November 1802, Washington. Believing that William Thornton’s talents will eventually lead to his promotion, offers his own services should Thornton resign. Has always desired a position in which he could promote “the Progress of the Useful Arts” in his native country by fostering indigenous discoveries and patronizing inventors. States that the extent of U.S. territory and the limited...
16 November 1802, Lisbon. No. 12. Last wrote on 25 Oct. via the Adelaide covering a dispatch from Willis. Forwards another dispatch from Willis and encloses an extract of a letter from Gavino; “the latter contains all the information I have recd. since my last concerning Barbary Affairs.” Lacking any substantive news, communicates a “little Court & City Anecdote.” The custom at Lisbon is that...
Jas. Monroe presents his best respects to Mr. Madison & requests he will be so good as forward the enclosed to Mr. Lee. As it is in answer to a proposition of his for supplying the State with arms wh. are not wanted at present, but in arrangments for wh. he may incur some expence it is desirable that he receive it as soon as possible. J. M hopes that Mr. & Mrs. Madison are in good health....
My last under date of the 25th. Ultimo was by the Ship Adelaide Captn. Mun via Baltimore, covering a dispatch from Mr Willis. I have now the honor to inclose you another dispatch from the same Gentleman & an extract of a letter from Mr Gavino. The latter contains all the information I have recd. since my last concerning Barbary Affairs. There is nothing here worth communicating, without in...
The Post came in so late to-day, that I cannot prepare to leave Philadelphia in compliance with your favor of the 13th. before Thursday morning (the day after tomorrow). I shall then come on by the Mail, and by using my utmost exertion to accomplish the object, in which you have pleased to engage me, prove how gratefully sensible I am of the honor you have done me by your confidence. I am with...
Th: Jefferson returns his thanks to mr Smith for the volume sent him. he incloses the account of a lifeboat which he thinks may be interesting to the seaports of the US. should mr Smith think proper to publish it at any time, and should he believe it would attract more attention to publish the first paragraph of the letter from mr Tatham to Th:J. (which alone relates to the subject) he is free...
15 November 1802, Caroline, Virginia. Introduces his neighbor Landon Carter of Cleve, who comes to Washington “with an invention, which, if it is as successful in practice, as it promises in theory to be, will serve still farther to exalt the American character.” “Altho’ you may have no particular acquaintance with him, his reputation must undoubtedly have reached you.” RC ( DLC ). 1 p....
15 November 1802, Vincennes. Since Governor Harrison is visiting the counties along the Mississippi River, VanderBurgh takes the first opportunity to give JM the “disagreeable news of the death of Chief Justice Clarke who died on 11th. instant of a Pleurisy.” The services of territorial judges are “highly necessary” at this time as the business of the court has greatly increased. In addition...
Expressions of confidence from the respectable description of my fellow citizens, in whose name you have been pleased to address me , are recieved with that cordial satisfaction which kindred principles and sentiments naturally inspire. The proceedings which they approve were sincerely intended for the general good: and if, as we hope, they should in event produce it, they will be indebted for...
I have duly recieved two rolls of the work on language you propose to publish, and it is with regret, but with truth, I am obliged to assure you that so unremitting are the duties of my office, the things which I am bound to do, that I scarcely ever can command one moment to read any thing but official papers. piles of these are always lying till I can read and dispatch them. not therefore to...
In addition to my last (duplicates enclosed) I have obtained accurate information of the offer to Spain. It is either to sell them Parma for 48 millions of Livres or to exchange it for Florida. You see by this the value they put on Florida. I fear Spain will accede to their proposition. Lord Witworth is arrived. The affairs of Switzerland are in a train to be settled as France thinks proper...
14 November 1802, Málaga. “I had the Honor of addressing you by this Conveyance on the 11 Inst, as the Vessel is now detained by contrary Winds.” Encloses an extract of a 25 Oct. letter from the house of Wesenberg & Molus of Marseilles to the Swedish consul at Barcelona and a copy of a 23 Oct. letter from Folsch to the Swedish consul at Málaga stating that Admiral Cederström had concluded a...
I had the Honor of addressing you by this Conveyance on the 11 Inst, as the Vessel is now detained by contrary Winds. I beg leave to wait on you with Extract of a Letter from the House of Wesenberg & Molus of Marseilles dated 25 October last, to the Swedish Consul at Barcelona, and Copy of another from Frans. P. Folsch, Swedish Consul at Marseilles dated 23 October to his Colleague here, by...
Mr. Dufief a l’honneur d’observer à Monsieur Jefferson, qu’il n’epargnera ni soins, ni travail pour faire disparaître les Gallicismes & autres fautes qui se trouvent dans son Ouvrage . Il consultera à ce sujet, des personnes qui ont la reputation d’être versées dans la connaissance de la Langue Anglaise— Il a toujours présent a l’esprit cette Maxime Judicieuse de Boileau — Sans la Langue en un...