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I am about to request a favor that will appear verry extraordinary from an entire stranger but I am under the necesity of doing it to some person who is not acquainted with me for I know of o no one with whom I am personally acquainted that is in a situation to do me the favor I am in absolute need of which is the lone of one hundred dollars for the term of one year—And then I will be punctual...
You may tell your friend Mr Cranch that I included my Correspondent among the men who were so prominent in madness as to undertake the Cure of the madness of mankind by Appeals to their Reason. I have been a fellow labourer with you in this irrational business. But we will console ourselves with the comfortable reflection that we have aimed well. Were we to live our lives over again, and...
Under an apprehension that sickness may still prevail in your family the Gentlemen, Trustees of the Agricultural Society, desirous of meeting your convenience, have directed me to propose that their next meeting should be held at the house of some other Gentleman of the Board. They have also expressed a hope that, as there has been no established order of succession as to the place of meeting,...
Thomas Jefferson Esq r on acct of Rich d Harvie In acct. with James Lyle To This sum, ⅌ Col: Jefferson’s letter, due with interest from the 19 th of April 1783 at 5 ⅌ C t ⅌ Ann:—Sterling Money
Tu m’aduli, ma tu mi piace says anÿ where Chesterfield—but so you do in a most egregious manner—but you make your Physic so highly palatable, that it is swallowed, before reason can with sufficient coolness examine, if the encomium—so kindly bestowed is really deserved. You want not to be informed—that I am highlÿ pleased, when I am favoured with your encouraging approbation—and whÿ should I...
I arrived here late yesterday eving. having taken Richmond in my route. I had the great satisfaction to find Mrs. Monroe & our youngest daughter in better health than I had anticipated, as I had to find Mr Hay & our eldest. The early hour at which the post rider has called renders it impossible for me to say any thing on publick affrs. by this opportunity. I shall immediately turn my attention...
M r Ogilvie , to whom the inclosed letter is addressed, was about the latter end of May at Columbia S.C. on his way to Lexington in Kentuckey Kentucky . presuming him to be still there I have so addressed the Letter. should he not be there, will you be so good as to superscribe the proper address, & forward it by post. if in that country, I presume his position known to you, because being...
This is to acknowledge the receipt of your favor , enclosing an order on Mess rs Gibson & Jefferson for $1000 which was punctually paid. This you will please observe, as by the enclosed statement , is not enterd to your credit on our Companys book, but to your credit on my private books where you stood debetor for the debt due Rich rd Harvie & C o The enclosed State, is made from your
Th Jefferson returns his thanks to Doct r Benjamin Franklin Thompson for the pamphlet he has been so kind as to send him, and owes him special acknolegements for the indulgence with which he has been pleased to view the general tenor of his political life. the sentiments of the pamphlet bespeak through the whole a glow of genuine republicanism, which it is ever delightful to him to percieve,...
I do Certify that I can make oath if required that in the year 1805 when I came to s t Louis to enter the Titles Papers of Elisha Winters & Gabriel Winters Lands at the Arkansas that I advised with General Wilkinson on the subject and that he advised me to Employ Rufus Easton Esqr as agent for the claim Saying at the time that he was a man of honor & abilities and would do me Justice in...
I recieved some time ago your valuable dictionary , and have now had time & trial enough to pronounce it the very best French & English dictionary which has ever been published. it’s handy size too increases it’s convenience. the 3 d volume is a treasure. I only wish it’s numerous alphabets had been digested into a single one to save the double research first for the proper alphabet, & then...
Your favor of May 24. was very long on it’s passage to me. it gave us all pleasure to learn from yourself the progress of your peregrination, and your prospect of approaching rest, for a while, among our Western brethren. of ‘ restfor the body, some, none for the mind .’ to that, action is said to be all it’s joy: and we have no more remarkeable proof of it than in yourself. the newspapers...
I have just got home after an absence of 10 days and found your fav of the 20 th Ult: covering a drft on G & J for $91.34 which is $12.34 over the cost of the books as ⅌ statd below— for which I enclose you a drft on M D & Co of Milton — For your kind services towards my Son I am with inexpressible gratitude very respectfully Paird Paid in
Your Letter my Dear Sister, received a week since, flattered me with the pleasing Prospect of our beloved Sisters recovery— though slowly, & feeble, I trusted she might yet be of great service to her family, by her Presence, & Instruction; but your Intelligence by to Days Mail; has damped my fond Expectations—deeply shaded, & almost erased the pleasures of Hope—The sudden & voilent attack made...
I lie still so very sick in bed I am obliged to get Mr. Lyon to write a few lines for me, we were exceedingly obliged by the kind attention of your amiable Lady and self, at the time of your departure, and if your good wishes could have reinstated me I should not be now lieing in the low situation I am in. Since I had the pleasure of seeing you Major White was here, who has trained some of my...
I just find by the letters from W. that you had at length been liberated from your detention there. Mr. Graham having left the packet for you unsealed, I have glanced over the papers relating to Grassin & the letters of Foster. I am glad to find that the Owner of the Privateer, domicil[i]ated here, is taken in hand. There can be no legal difficulty I presume in dealing with him. Foster seems...
I have duly recieved your favor of July 12. with the pamphlet inclosed for which be pleased to accept my thanks. I had before read the papers separately in the newspapers with great satisfaction, but without knowing to whom we were indebted for so just a censure of the act which is the subject of it. this was certainly the grossest insult which any organised society ever recieved from it’s own...
I have duly recieved your favor of July 20 th and thank you for the trouble you have been so good as to take in the case of M. Beauvois . to this I will not add by troubling you with the further enquiries you so kindly offer to make if necessary. it will be the duty of M. Beauvois’ agent to give me any further information necessary, as I am only requested to advise him in his proceedings. this...
I have lately recieved a letter from mr Mazzei in which he sais ‘I have several times mentioned to you the unhappy state of the poor old sisters of our deceased friend Bellini . referring you to former letters, I will only add to what I have before said, my prayers for your aid in to the interests of these poor & distressed old women.’ On recurring to our former correspondence on this subject...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Galloway and his thanks for the papers he inclosed. they furnish proofs of his firm perseverance in the principles of sound patriotism. retired himself to scenes of tranquility and repose, he trusts with entire confidence to the vigilance of his republican fellow citizens to render harmless all designs against our happy constitution. he prays mr...
I have lately recieved a letter from M. de Beauvois of Paris stating the claims of Madame Beauvois to the property of her brother M. Piernetz , in the county of New Kent , claimed & held by a mr Ratcliffe of that county, under a supposed will of m
1 August 1811, Glasgow. Has read that there are 33,000 weavers in New York. Information from his son in Philadelphia indicates that “Manufactury in said Country is but in its Infancy.” Wishes to inform JM of the steps taken by Great Britain to improve the weaving business in Scotland. A board of trade was created “for fisheres Manufactures and Improvements in Scotland,” with trustees, which...
M r Thomas Taylor an acquaintance of mine having lately purchased some land near the West-ham ferry, it occurred to me that he would probably purchase the lots which I recollected to have heard you say you owned there.—On mentioning it to him, I found him very anxious to purchase. As the place can never more be of any value as a landing, unless we suppose the Canal to be abandoned, I conclude...
Having received your very acceptable letter of the 14 th of April in the midst of the hurry & anxiety of my departure for Philadelphia , I did not acknowledge its receipt untill after my arrival in that city; and then only cursorily, and with a wish that my silence might not appear to have been the effect of insensibility to your kindness. I remained in Philadelphia more than six weeks,...
I have several sweet letters from you the last of which is the 20th of this month. The table of Cider and health and Rum and death I have given to Dr Tufts who will propagate it. It is a concise but very comprehensive result of long experiences, Attentive observation, and deep and close thought. I was too wise to go to the great celebration. the heat would have killed me. It was here as with...
yours of July 21, I received by the last Mail I was just going to ask the cause of your long Silence, when your Letter arrived and fully explaind it to me. I regrret that it arose from so many painfull causes, but our Lot is a Checkerd one. I have had a Share of late my dear Sister, whose Life I despared when I wrote last to you, Still Survives, for some little time We flatterd ourselves that...
No more scolding about your accounts—No more petty complaints about trifles instead of hearty thanks for the faithful care, and trouble which you have taken in the management of my affairs—The hints about the state of your health, given in your letter of 7. April No 16/6 which I received the 22. of this month, have not only given me the heart-ache in themselves, but have brought me under my...
The Packet for the Secretary ⟨o⟩f State containing the Letters which I supposed you would wish to read, is left open—and put under Cover to you. I have supposed that this would be the most convenient arrangment. Should you prefer any other you will be pleased to let me know. Mr Barlow left us yesterday intending to Lodge at Marlbro: and to get to Annapolis early today. We have furnished him...
In obedience to the wishes of a numerous meeting of our fellow Citizens assembled for the purpose of taking into Consideration the state of this Country in relation to Indian affairs, We have the Honor to address you. In approaching the chief Magistrate of our Country, who is so deservedly Celebrated for the talents, which distinguish the Statesman, and the virtues which adorn the man—We...
The Journal proceeds—1782 Nov. 29, Friday. Met Mr. Fitzberbert, Mr. Oswald, Mr. Jay, Mr. Laurens, (for the first time) and Mr. Stratchy, at Mr. Jay’s Hotel D’Orleans; and spent the whole day in discussions about the fishery, and the Tories.—I proposed a new article concerning the fisheries. It was discussed and turned in every light and multitudes of amendments proposed on each side, and at...