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Permit me to address you, & pardon the liberty I take.— It is highly probable the business I am about to undertake, will fail of success; & it may be vanity that prompts me to it, however, I am under an impression, that should it fail on the present occasion, a small acquaintance may not be a disadvantage to me in future.—I have Sir, a small requst to make, which (I presume), will be a small...
By Order of a very numerous and respectable Meeting of the Inhabitants of Jefferson County, I have the honor of transmitting to your Excellency the enclosed Address— Most respectfully I am Sir your Excellencies Humbl. Servt. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Mr. Browere waits on you and Mrs. Madison with the expectation of being permitted to take your portrait busts from the life. As I have a sincere regard for him as a gentleman and a scholar, and great confidence in his skill as an artist (he having made two busts of myself), in the art which he is cultivating, I name him to you with much pleasure as being worthy of your encouragement and...
I have received your friendly letter of Novm: 7th. for which I beg you to accept my thanks. The pursuits of agriculture, in which I was brought up, have ever been my favorite employment; and I look forward with great satisfaction to the time when they will engage my sole attention. The institution of the agricultural society of this county was an object which I had much at heart; and I feel...
I have the satisfaction to acknowledge your kind Letters of the 19th: Novm. & 1st. inst. The favourable opinion you have been pleased to express of my Address is very grateful to my feelings. The belief, that the effort I was about to make when I commenced this Address, would plead strongly with minds like yours in favour of the Author, altho, his work should not merit much praise cheered me...
I observed in the National Intelligencer a letter addressed to me from Comdre. Chauncy, dated August 10th. My answer to this letter has not been published. This omission on the part of the Comdre. or his friend has induced me to send you a Copy of my reply with a request that it may appear in the paper selected by the Secretary of the Navy, With high respect, Your very humble Servt. Your...
I beg leave to trouble you with Extracts from two letters lately recd. from Mr. Short. On rect. of your answer I will take Measures to arrange the Business as you may recommend. For my own part, tho’ a considerable Stock holder I am much a Stranger which plan is most adviseable for Mr. Shorts interest. I hope you found the Account sent you free from Error. My absence from home prevented me...
I have just time to acknowledge receipt of your favors of the 8th: and 10th: Currt. and to assure you that every attention shall be paid to the contents. I pray you at same time to write Mr. Short that his Stock with Other matters in my hands is Safe and shall remain so, subject alone to his order, however I will write you and hand a letter for Mr. Short in a day or two, at present my whole...
I have the honor to acknowlege receipt of your favor of the 15th. Ulto. In consequence of your first information on the Subject of wheat and Flour being wanted in Europe I immediately secured two Cargos, which are now shipping and will sail for Europe by the 25th: Currt. Say the American ship Bowman Capn. Aaron Jeffery of 330 Tons and the Grand Duk Capn. John Pollack a British ship of 300...
I call d on you last Spring for the payment of your Bond to Thomas F. Lewis for which I had advanced Cash, It probably has Slipt your Memory, that “I Said would deposit the Bond with Mr. James Leitch to whoom you would please make payment: (as you were not prepared to discharge it at the time I call d on you) having no particular use for the Money untill now, I have applied to Mr. Leitch for...
I have the satisfaction to inform you of the safe arrival of the Four friends Cap. Valance from Lisbon, by which Vessell I have letters from Messrs. John Bulkely & Sons covering Bill Loading for 3 Pipes Lisbon Wine for your Account deliverable to my Order. I have Ordered my friend to have the said Wine Entered and Sent forward to this place, judging it is intended for Montichello. I have...
15 January 1805, New Orleans. “Governor Claiborne has this moment presented me with a Commission from the President of the United States appointing me one of the Judges of the Superior Court for the Territory of Orleans. “Anxious that the interests of the United States and of the Territory should not suffer by a vacancy in the Office to which the President has honored with an appointment, I...
AL : Historical Society of Pennsylvania Mr. Brown’s compliments to Benj. Franklin Esqr. and acquaints him that he has sold Five Thousand Pounds more of the Annuities Vizt. £3000 at 64½  2000 at 64⅜ which was all he could do—the price is now but 63¾ and therefore before he sold the remaining five thought it proper to acquaint him with it—and Mr. Brown desires Mr. Franklin will please to send...
I have the honor to request your acceptance of my resignation of the office of District Attorney of the United States for the Orleans District. In adopting this measure which a variety of private considerations render indispensable, I should do real injustice to my feelings should I omit expressing gratitude for the confidence in my character evinced by the manner in which that office was...
I did myself the honor to write you by the last mail , to which be referred. you have now annexed a copy mr Short’s account, as it stands on my books. a farther charge of interest on the money since I recieved it, and a countercharge of fees to mr Ronald in suit v. Griffin , (which has been overlooked by me) is yet to come forward, and the balance payable to your order on demand, or invested...
Sundrys ⅌ the Waggons No. 1. 1. 3. 11. 21. 22. 23B. 38. 40.B 41. 4.B 10J. 14B 37B. A Large Trunk A Middle Sized Do. A Small Do. A Portmanteau A Case of Hats Two Yams 4 Loaves Sugar A Cask containing 1  Cheese 23½ ℔. @  ⅙ £1.5.3 1  Pound Tea 17/6 17.6
AL : Historical Society of Pennsylvania Mr. Brown’s Compliments to B. Franklin Esqr. and acquaints him he has sold the £5000—3 per Cents. to be transferr’d to morrow—to day being a Holliday, at 61⅞. Addressed: To / Benj. Franklin Esqr. / In Craven street / Strand See below, p. 34.
I have here taken the liberty of enforming you I have had the misfortune of being pressed and sent on Board the above mentioned Ship, and haveing enformed R G Beasley american Consul in London of the same and applications being made by the said R G Beasley american Consul to the Lords Commissioners of the ⟨A⟩dmiralty with my Discharg from the United States Frigate under the Command of steven...
On my return from the Springs two days ago, I received your favor of the 12th. Uto: inclosing a letter from John Preston of Dundee which I now return you under cover. Six or seven years ago at the request of John White an Old Scotch Man, who lives on his plantation in the Neighbourhood of Mr. Reuben Lindsay albemarle, I wrote to Scotland for one of his Relations with a View to protect him in...
Copy: Historical Society of Pennsylvania I have sent herewith a letter of Attorney to be Executed by you before two Witnesses to empower me to transfer the Fifteen Thousand Pounds 4 per Cents. as I could not do it without, you’ll please to return it per Bearer as it must be lodg’d at the Bank this afternoon—£8000 being sold for to morrow morning and must be done then as the Persons who bought...
Richmond, 7 Oct. 1790. Enclosing account of items shipped. “No Fish as yet to be had, however the New England Vessells will be here in a short time when I will procure you some and send them by first Waggons.” RC ( MHi ); endorsed as received 12 Oct. 1790 and so recorded in SJL . Enclosure ( MHi ): “List of Sundries sent to Thomas Jefferson Esqr. by Waggon”—1 cask of Lisbon wine, 33½ gallons @...
I did myself the Honor of writing you a few days ago to which I crave your reference. I am this night favored with your letter of the 25t. covering a Bank Bill for Fifty Dollars which is to your Credit. I observe the further paiments alloted for me which is well. The inclosed or annexed Copy of a letter from Mr. Short has just got to hand. I beg you will write me as soon as possible what you...
The Packet which sailed from New York for Havre on the 1st Ulto. brought me your letter of the 12 of April in which you request me on behalf of your University to ascertain how far the studies and acquirements of Mr Moncure Robinson have qualified him for the Professorship of Mathematics in that Institution. I have seen Mr Robinson frequently since he arrived in Europe, and feel much pleasure...
I am this Moment favord with your letter of the 4th. Currt., your Sundry Different favors A Clow & Coy $200    Mattw. Murray 166.66 J G Jefferson   75.00 $441.66 Four Hundred and forty One Dollars and 66 Cents shall meet due honor when they appear. The Cask of Hams and Box of Books are lodged with me and will be forwarded ⅌ my Sloop Phoenix or first Vessell for your Port. I consider myself...
I am favor’d with yours of the 23d: May. Your 3 Pipes Wine are lodged in my Own Cellar apparantly in good Order Where they Shall Remain for Your further commands. I have discovered the Books from Dublin paid the Duties and landed them at Osbornes subject to the Order of Young Mr. Eppes for whom they appear to have been intended. I will make enquiry after the Mathematical Instruments ⅌ the...
I received your favor from Philada: with Sundry Articles which were all delivered in good Order except One Cask containing Fish Without mark or Number, Supposed to be No. 7. The remainder of the Articles will be Sent you as soon as opportunities offer. Enclosed you have a letter from Mr. Short which came to my hands a few days ago. With Much Respect I am Sir Your Obedt Se RC ( MHi ); at head...
I have your favors of the 29th: Ultimo and 4th: Current and thank you for the information therin contained. I have no late letters from France but the Publick Prints bespeaks a Civil War, should that take place property of every kind would be subject to certain risk and deters me from availing myself of your advice. Tobacco of New Crop may now be Purchased at and under 3 dollars at which Price...
I have your favor of the 1st. Currt. covering Receipt of Captain Welsh and Bill Loading Capn. Chesoe for Sundry articles shipped by you to my care which will be attended to and forwarded as pointed Out. I have a letter from Mr. Randolph Yesterday by which it appears all is well at Montichello. Pray what effect will the War in Europe have On the produce, Carrying Trade and Stocks of this...
I am this moment favored with your letter of the 29th: Ulto: and think as you do on the Subject of Stocks Grain &ca. I have very late letters from different ports in Europe, all state a great surpluss of Grain at the different markets, so great indeed at Lizbon that 50 heavy ships were then and had been laying some time in that port loaded for want of Grainarys, these Crops at same time were...
ALS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania This is to acquaint you that in consequence of your directions Mr. Shervell has Sold £5000 of the 3 Per Cents. at 65¾ that is without the Dividend 64¼ —he is attending the Sale of the remainder and as any thing is done in it will keep you advis’d. I am for Father and Self most Respectfully Yours Addressed: To / Benj. Franklin Esqr. / In Craven Street /...
26 October 1804, Natchez. “I received by the last Mail a letter from Governor Claiborne apprizing me of my appointment to the Office of Secretary of the Territory of Orleans. Having already, in a letter addressed to the President of the United States, dated in August last, expressed my readiness to enter upon the duties of the Office, it can scarcely now be necessary to inform you that I have...
Your letter of the 20th. of July was transmitted under cover of one from my brother at Frankfort, but was not received until last evening.   I avail myself of the returning Mail to express my grateful sense of the confidence in me evidenced by your proposal to appoint me Secretary of the New Orleans territory, and to assure you that I will not only cheerfully accept the appointment, but will...
In conformity with your request I drew from the House of the Barings of London One hundred pounds belonging to your University which I deposited with Messrs. Hollinguer & Co Bankers of the Government of the United States. The whole of this money was paid to Doct Miguel of Paris for articles purchased by him for the Institution except one hundred and twenty some odd francs which I placed, on my...
A few minutes before the departure of the last weeks mail I received, and answered your favor of the 1st. of December apprizing me of my nomination as Judge of the Superior Court for the Territory of Orleans. Governor Claiborne informs me that the mail of this day has delivered to him my Commission, the Senate having approved the nomination. Permit me to repeat my expressions of satisfaction...
In reply to a letter received from M r Garrett the 28 th Ult o on the subject of your favor of the 8 th of the same month, I intimated to him that in order to avoid inconvenience, as a meeting of a Board of the Literary Fund could not be immediately held on account of the absence of two of its members, it might be well that a bond for $30000 be prepared & transmitted, and that as to the...
I was duely favored with Your letters of the 13 and 28 ulto. The former I have communicated to Mr. Short at same time wrote him I should purchase in Ten Shares Bank Stock for him and rest it with him to say on Receipt of my letter that the purchase should be on his or my own account. Yesterday your four Bundles of Tree[s] came to hand from New York. They shall be taken care of and forwarded as...
Altho the post will leave this in a few minutes, yet I cannot permit it to depart without a short reply to your very friendly and very flattering Letter of the 1st. of Decr. The change which you have made in my official standing here is calculated to gratify political ambition, and presents the means of gratifying a passion infinitely dearer to my heart, that of promoting the happiness of my...
§ From James Brown. 24 August 1805, “German Coast.” “I had the honor to receive your favor covering my Commission as District Attorney of the United States for the District of Orleans, and take the earliest opportunity of informing you that I have accepted the appointment.” RC ( DNA : RG 59, TP , Orleans, vol. 7). 1 p. For Brown’s appointment, see Memorandum from Thomas Jefferson, 11 Mar....
I am honord with your letter of the 20th. Uto. covering two Letters to the Consul of U S at Marseilles for which Accept my best thanks. Both Ships will sail in course of this Week and I hope will meet a good Reception. My advices from France are of Old dates 20h: Septr. in which there is little encouragement for Shipments of Tobacco every Port being glutted. At Havré alone not less than 15,000...
I have your favor of the 20t. ulto. and shall attend to the Box of Putty ⅌ Sloop Polly Cap Heth, the articles you forwarded some time ago still remain with me, Mr. Randolph, who was here, ten days ago, desired they might remain till he sent a waggon for them.—I propose making a Shipmt. of Tobacco for France but am alarmed at the proceedings in that Kingdom. Should a Civil War ensue private...
7 May 1805, New Orleans . “I have this day had the honor of receiving your letter of 22nd. March [not found] inclosing me a commission as Attorney of the United States in and for the Orleans District. “For this renewed mark of Executive confidence, and for the polite terms in which it has been conveyed, I take the earliest opportunity of expressing my warmest acknowledgements. “The President...
The sentiments of the Inhabitants of the western Country, respecting the purchase of Louisiana must have been fully conveyed thro’ the public prints to those who are Constitutionally authorized to ratify or reject the Cession. Considering the future peace and prosperity of our State as depending upon the decision of the next Congress, we await their determination with a degree of sollicitude...
I am favord with your letter of the 11th: ⅌ Mr: Munro, by which Gentleman I now send you Fifty Dollars in Gold, you Might as well have made it 100 Dollars in case of Accidents. I note what you write on the Subject of your Crop of Tobacco which is pleasing. My letters from London as late as the 23d: July give me great hopes you will get a good price for your Tobacco. Messrs: Donald & Burton...
Enclosed you have 4 Copies of the advertisement, the remaining 2 shall be made out by to morrow morning, one of those now Sent is Somewhat Soiled from lending out, if you think it is too much so to be sent on to its destin’d place, you will let me know to morrow & I will make another Copy, I have not had time to compare them with the original, you will please give them a glance over & correct...
A few days before the adjournment of the last session of Congress, we took the liberty of recommending Benjamin P Porter as a proper person to fill the office of District Attorney at New Orleans in the room of Tully Robinson resigned. I have this day received a Letter from Judge Hall of which the following is an extract. “The Barrataria Pirates still carry on things with a high hand. It is...
Enclosed you have your Bond to F. Lewis, for which I received Payment in a drft. Some time Since, the Bond would have been forwarded to you ere this, but it was not perfectly understood by Mr. J. Leitch what paper you wanted when your Servant applied to him for a paper. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
The undersigned beg leave to state to your Excellency that not having been retained on the Rolls of the Army they are under the necesity of appealing to the feelings and Decision of your Excellency for a Remuneration for their Sufferings and Severe Wounds. The undersigned are also under the necessity of stateing that they have been Years in Servic, have never deviated from Duty, and have...
THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, TO THE SHERIFF OF Albemarle COUNTY,— Greeting , We command you to summon Thomas Jefferson late president of the united States to appear before the JUDGE of our Superior Court of Law holden for WYTHE County: at the Court house, on the 2 nd day of the next May term, to testify and the truth to say on behalf of Henry Umbarger in a certain matter of controversy, in...
Assurd of your Goodness of heart Emboldens me to Address your honour— Hearing that your Good Lady is to Come On from providence to york by Water & Conscious of haveing the best accomedated packet in That Line Induces me to Solicit the honour of Bringing Mrs Addams on & be Assured Good Sir that It Shall be my Whole Study to Accomedate her Ladyship if Mrs Addams Will Please to inform me by Line...
You will recollect that two days ago I addressed you for some releif in my unfornate situation. I thank you for your willingness to accomodate my necessities, But was so ashamed of my situation at that moment, that I could not call on Mr. Nicolas for the necessary certificate. My relation, which I alluded to, was James Brown of the House of Brown & Rives of Richmond. With much Esteem Your...