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I recd. your letter of the 11th. enclosing the Memorial now returned of Francis Taylor to the Virginia House of Delegates in 17.85. I should be sorry that the Reps. of Colo. Taylor should fail in a claim, if just in itself, from a want of regular proof to the fact, "that he considered himself and the Officers who retired with him, as having been raised on Continental Establishment" but my...
I hope you will pardon this intrusion of mine and the apology I have to make will I hope be deemed sufficient when I say that the fewness of Officers now living who can testify to the events of ’79 and ’81—and who are acquainted with the Events of that day is my reason for thus troubling you: I had placed in my charge the claim of Francis Taylor Colo. of the Regt. of Guards—stationed at the...
Your letter of the 25th. of Augst. last was duly recd. and I must leave the delay of this acknowledgment of it to your indulgent explanation. I regret the delay itself less than the scanty supply of authographs requested from me. The truth is that my files have been so often resorted to on such occasions, within a few years past, that they have become quite barren, especially in the case of...
Tell Mary that I am very thankful for her present of Guava Jelly as a soothing for my cold, and that I wish her to be as distinguished among the girls as the Guava is among the Jellies. Tell her also that when I can find a remedy for my Rheumatic fingers I will send her my name written, as in health it would be. Tr (owned by Mrs. James Madison Cutts, III, Chevy Chase, Md.). Addressed to Mrs....
J. Madison with his respects to Mr Biddle thanks him for the Copy of the very able and important "Report of a Committee of the Directors of the Bank of the United States RC (DLC : Nicholas Biddle Papers); draft (DLC) .
J. M. with his best respects to Professor Dunglison, thanks him for the Copy of his "Introductory Lecture". It sweeps away very appropriately the errors & follies of times past; as a preparation for lessons dictated by experience & Science. Draft (DLC) .
J. Madison with his best respects to Govr. Lincoln, offers him many thanks for the "Report by Professor Hitchcock, on the Geology &c &c of Massachusetts; with the Illustrations Plates. The work is of much intrinsic value, and presents an example which it may be ho[pe]d will not be lost on other States. Draft (DLC) .
The "Naval Lyceum" at the U. S Navy Yard, will be highly gratified to place on their shelves, even a single volume , from your Excellencys Library, wh. your autograph within, the books, an attempt is making wh. success, to procure a volme. for posterity, from each of the late Presidents of the United States. Be pleased to express your determination, & pleasure, to the Naval Lyceum Secretary,...
I owe you an apoligy for not having before informed you, that there was a final Decree in relation to your Mothers Estate at Augt. term. You are to rece. from Mr<s>. Macon the sum of $227.65. with Interest on $196.77, part thereof from 1<4th> May 1833 & from your brother the sum of $210.87—with Int. on $135.03—part <time>, from 15th May 1833—They pay the mony directly to you, that is, not...
I have recd. yrs acknowledgg the rect. of the remittance from Col. Peyton. The wagons set off today & will apply to you for loads of plaister on their return They will continue to do so as long as they are employed in taking flour. Please to send by them 20 pounds of best steel for axes & the oil alluded to in your letter. The bottle of magnesia sent by Aleck having been broken please send two...
Since I addressed you last, I have left Lockport, Niagara County, New-York, and have taken up my residence in this city. I received your second letter some time previous to my departure. I have a few inquiries to make of you, which, I sincerely trust will not give you the least trouble to answer, but should you decline, you will please to pardon me for thus troubling you. You will please to...
This is only to Cover the Declaration of the Representatives of ten States, Assembled in Philadelphia 4 Decr, I Received in due time your Kind Letter of the 9th of August, I lived Near 60 years in South Carolina, 40 years I a Lone Advocated the Cause of the Oppressed Affricans, now God has Raisd up 40 Millions of Consiensious people throughout the World to advocate their Cause, & is dailey...
Your letter of Aug. 16, did not find its way to me, till the day before yesterday. We had recd. thro’ other channels, the information it gives of the death of Dr. Rose without further particulars connected with the event. We hope the best as to whatever may affect the welfare of the family. The State of my health is such as may be presumed, from the long continuance of the malady under which...
I have received your letter of the 23d. inst: No apology was necessary for the request it makes, which will be complied with by the subjoined signature Be pleased to accept, with my cordial respects, my good wishes for a prosperous career professional & personal RC (owned by Chuck Rogers, Irvine, Calif., ).
J. Madison with his cordial respects to Mr. Everett thanks him for the Copy of his excellent & very interesting address to the Phi Beta Kappa Society in Yale College. RC (John E. Boos Collection); draft (DLC) .
With every apology for this intrusion upon you, I have to ask the favor of being allowed ( if it meet with your entire approbation ) the privilege of affixing to the engraving, now in progress from the portrait which you so indulgently allowed me the privilege of making of you, your autographic signature. Should the engraver succeed to my wishes, it is my purpose to make the publication of the...
The bearer Mr. Shelton Davis is sent to your house for the Piano Forte given her some years ago by her Uncle Doctr Robt. H Rose—you will be so kind as to deliver it to him—Be pleased to accept my best Wishes for your health and that of your family—Yr. obt Sert. RC (DLC) .
I have just recd. your of the 6th. I am glad to find the public attention in Virginia at length turning towards the mineral resources of the State, and that you are promoting it by the communications, which your Science & observations enable you to make. A Geological survey, skilfully conducted seems to be the most obvious & effectual preparation for the discoveries in view, as well in...
The friendly spirit in which your letter of the 22d Ult is written makes me regret that I can not comply with the object of it. The infirmities of my great age, increased by the effect of an enfeebling malady, wd. alone forbid the attempt. Nor can I refer you to any accounts which have been published, for information as to incidents of my private life. For my public career the information is...
I had the unfeigned pleasure of receiving your letter, respecting the proper manner of opening to the public the extent of the mineral resources of Virginia. I beg to assure you it is particularly gratifying to me, to find your opinion of the utility of a measure we have so frequently conversed about, entirely coinciding with my own. I sit down most willingly to give you a sketch of my opinion...
A friend at Washington will forward to your care a Chair for exercise by rocking, and I have authorized a draft on you for payment. The inclosed Check will answer the purpose, and the surplus if any may be passed to my credit. Be so good as to send the Chair by Mr Newmans Joe, if that opportunity should offer before I provide some other conveyance With friendly respects. FC (DLC) .
I have just recd. the inclosed papers from Docr. Carr with a request that I wd. forward them to you, to enable you to make out your Report, as Rector pro: tem With cordial respects & regards RC (ViU) ; FC (DLC) .
I have recd. your letter of the 11th and am glad to learn that you find the change made in your location, an agreeable one. I hope it will prove a profitable one also. It is a proof of your good feelings that you mix with the luxuries which you share, so much sympathy with the distresses which you witness in others in their transit from one hard fate to another. I am sorry I can give you no...
J. Madison, with his best respects to Mr. Sergeant, thanks him for the Copy of his able and instructive Address, to the Alumni Association of Nassau Hall, in Sepr. last. FC (DLC) .
I forward to you, as Rector of the University, the inclosed reports that they, being somewhat voluminous, may have the benefit of your Frank to Mr. Cabell Rector pro tempore at Richmond to enable him to make out his report to the President & Directors of the Literary Fund—very respectfully <yrs> RC (DLC) .
It again becomes my duty, in the absence of Mr. Gurley, to trouble you with a request for your signature to certificates of life-membership in this Society. A large number of them is forwarded by the mail bringing this letter; But it is neither expected nor necessary that you should sign them all immediately. The purpose of the Society will be effected, if you will be so good as to sign them...
J. Madison requests the favor of Mr. Livingston to have the enclosed letter handed to Majr. H. Lee. He begs Mr. L. to accept at the same time assurances of his best respects & cordial regards RC (NjP : Edward Livingston Papers); FC (NjP) .
I received Sir, on the 9th instant your letter of Sepr. 15th. and enclose copies of such of your father’s letters to me, as are embraced by your request. They are entire with the exception of one from which the conclusion was cut off for an autographic collection. Finding that my files do not contain copies of my letters to your father, as is the case with his files and his letters to me, I...
J. Madison with his respects to Mr. Kennedy thanks him for the copy of his Address before the "American Institute" He could not but read with much pleasure so able a discussion of an interesting subject, presented with all the attraction which elegance of language could give it. RC (Peabody Institute); FC (DLC) .
Although unacquainted with you personally, yet your reputation and public acts have endeared you to us. Having already obtained, autobiographys of some of our most distinguished Statesmen, we are equally desirous of obtaining yours. Should you be able consistently with your convenience and other duties, to furnish us a Sketch of the most prominent incidents in your life, we would recieve it...