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Your Kindness in transmitting Mr. Lambert’s Calculations &c. has induced me to take the Liberty of forwarding the enclosed to you. I hope we shall not expose you to a similar Interruption. I cannot refrain expressing my Astonishment at the late Publication of R. S. I beleive there is not an honest American who does not view it with Detestation; &, that instead of injuring the present...
The Journal proceeds—1782—November 26—Tuesday—Breakfasted at Mr. Jays, with Dr. Franklin, in consultation upon the propositions made to us yesterday by Mr. Oswald.—We agreed unanimously to answer him, that we could not consent to the article respecting the refugees as it now stands. Dr. Franklin read a letter which he had prepared to Mr. Oswald, upon the subject of the tories, which we had...
My last letter, of which a press-copy is enclosed, was sent by the Palafox, Captain William Welsh, since which I have received four letters from you, N. 9—dated 8. April—one of 24. April not numbered—one of 15. May, and one of 28 May—both numbered 11.—So that I have now nine of your letters since you began to number them The numbers missing are 3 and 4. between 26 Jany. and 15. Feby. and N. 8....
29 July 1811. States in a memorial that he sailed from New York on 14 June 1807 as master of the Brutus bound for the Coromandel Coast, that he arrived there in mid-November, and that he set out for New York with “a valuable cargo” the following May. On 6 Sept. the Brutus was captured by a French privateer commanded by Alexis Grassin, taken to Cayenne, and “condemned stock & fluke as then...
29 July 1811, Washington, Mississippi Territory. “I left Virginia within so short a period after my appointment to the Government of this Territory, that I had no opportunity of adjusting my private concerns, and was consequently unable to bring with me the residue of a small patrimony.” This has inconvenienced him, but until now “considerations of public duty” have prevented him from seeking...
I fear I shall overload yourself, if not your ship, with my accumulated commissions. the inclosed publications will, I think be acceptable to men of mind in any country. will you be so good as to deliver them according to their respective addresses, and accept renewed assurances of my great esteem and respect PoC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “M r Barlow”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosures not identified.
Your servant, with 4. lambs for mr Cocke , will recieve a 5 th for yourself. it is the second best of the 5. mr Cocke’s are from his own ewes, the one destined for you is from mine, the best I had except one. one of your ewes proved to be with lamb when she came; the other missed altogether. the two last merino ewes I recieved brought the scab into my flock, & I lost several. I tried mercurial...
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...