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I Received a Few days Since from the Boston Post office a Letter from you Dated the fourteenth of August with Surprise I Learnt therefrom you had Received a Letter from me dated the 19th of July Last Pased Respecting Commissioners of Bankruptcy you May Rest assured I never wrote the Letter you mentioned & that the writer of Said Letter was Unathorized by me & is Unknown to me & I Supose it was...
Igualada, Spain, 9 Sep. 1802 . Having received the news that the betrothal of his son Fernando, the prince of Asturias, and Maria Antonietta of the Two Sicilies was celebrated at Naples on 25 Aug., and knowing from experience how much interest the United States takes in the affairs of his family, he is confident that the United States will share his satisfaction on this pleasing occasion. RC (...
This Indenture made on the 9th day of September One thousand Eight Hundred and two Between Benjamin Brown of the one part and Thomas Jefferson, of the other part, both of the County of Albemarle Witnessith, that the said Benjamin, In consideration of the sum of Eighty five pounds fifteen Shillings Virginia Currency to him paid by the said Thomas hath Given, granted, bargained and sold unto the...
I have been here four days, and have felt the effects of my late stay in Washington: I am now recovered, but lament that the situation of that place should be an impediment to that constant superintendence, which is so essentially necessary in the Treasury department. On the 20th instt., I intend leaving this place with my family, and expect to be at the seat of Government before the end of...
Since I closed my letter of this day, Mr Madison has enclosed to me the within recommendation for the office of collector of York town Virginia. With sincere respect Your obedt. & affecte. Servt. RC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson President U.S.”; endorsed by TJ as received from the Treasury Department on 16 Sep. and “Cary to be Collector York vice Reynolds” and so recorded in SJL...
Yours of the 6th. instant was duly brought by the last mail. I inclose under cover to Mr. Brent, the answers to the Merchts. of Boston & Philada; which if approved you will be so good as to seal & send on to him. I inclose also a letter from Mr. Brent to me, for the sake of the explanation it gives relative to the consulate at Nante. If Mr. Grant should not go, it is to be recollected that the...
Mr. et Me Pichon ont l’honneur de presenter leurs respects à Monsieur le Président des Etats Unis et prennent la liberté de lui témoigner tout le regret qu’ils éprouvent de ne pouvoir profiter des obligeantes invitations que Mr. le Président a eu la bonté de leur faire de faire une excursion à Monticello. Mr Pichon étant impérieusement appellé à New York par la présence des frégates françaises...
I received with lively sensibility, the honourable mark of confidence and good opinion you have been pleased to confer upon me by appointing me to the Commercial Agency of Antwerp.— It was the more impressive from my having received no previous notice from any person and I esteem it the more flattering from a hope that my past conduct has merited your approbation and been the principal agent...
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Daniel Brent and informs him that the blanks for commrs. of bankruptcy were signed, & by the return of the same post, were forwarded either to mr Madison or mr Brent, he rather believes the former. that for Storey is signed & returned by this post to mr Madison for his signature. the post of the 20th. inst. is the last one by which any thing should...
About 9. or 10. years ago I put into the hands of mr Lyle of Manchester some bonds toward paiment of a debt I owed, part of which I understand he remitted to you for collection. my attention being lately called to this subject, it appears so far as respects your portion of the collection to stand thus. bonds delivd to mr Clarke payable 1793. Dec. 14. [Milliner] Miller & Miller 121-7-6 [Perrow]...
Yours by yesterday’s post is recieved. the letter to Higginson & others is entirely approved, and is sealed & forwarded to mr Brent. the Consulate at Nantes must be disposed of according to our former arrangement. I do not know whether the mr Lynch recommended is the one who was living at Nantes when I was in France, or his son. of that one there is something not favourable resting in my mind,...
The inclosed letter from Doctr. Thornton informs me that mr Mason & yourself had concluded that it would be no injury to the public to postpone for a time the sale of mr Stoddert’s lots , and that you had postponed it till the 25th. of Oct. and he asks the same indulgence for himself. the same reason pleading for this as in the other case, I think it right that the same indulgence should be...
Your favor of the 8th. was recieved yesterday. by that I learn that on my letter to mr Munroe , referring to himself and mr Mason to consider whether the sale of mr Stoddert’s lots might be postponed for some time without injury to the public, they had been of opinion it could, and had accordingly postponed it to the 25th. of Oct. the same reasons being in favor of the indulgence you ask. I...
Yours of the 10th. is duly recd. I answered by duplicates Mr. Sumter’s resignation as soon as it had been submitted to you. Mr. Livingston’s request that he may appt. a successor has not yet been answered. It is probable he will expect to know your determination in the first letter that may be written to him. The blanks of which Mr. Brent reminded you, came to me from you some time ago, and...
On account of the indisposition, & by particular desire of Mr. Claxton, I take the liberty of informing you, that the Sofas with their equipment, made for you in Philada., were shipped from there, consigned to Messrs. Gibson & Jefferson, Richmond, about the first of last month—This information is given you in order that you may make the necessary arrangement with your friends at Richmond to...
I have the honor of receiving your Letter of yesterday. I am exceedingly obliged not only by the friendly Disposition evinced, but still more so by the kind attention shewn in transmitting so soon your Directions to the Superintendant. We return our respectful acknowledgments for the very polite Invitation we have received to visit Monticello.—We flatter ourselves with great Enjoyment in...
By letters in my possession from Colonel Wade Hampton of this State at New York, I am informed, that notwithstanding all the French Commodore’s promises to the Mayor of New York, it can be proven the French Negro incendiary prisoners on board the French Vessels, are about to be landed clandestinely on the coasts of the Southern States of our Union. The situation of Carolina, the feelings of...
Your’s of Aug. 3. has been some time at hand, tho’ it is but lately I [have] been able to look into the subject. I had always for my own satisfaction kept by me a statement of my bonds to your company, of the paiments made on them, and the bonds delivered you for collection to be applied to the paiment of mine. as these bonds bore interest, I considered them as equivalent to a like sum of my...
From the slight acquaintance I had with your Excellency, at the city of Washington, in June last, I take the liberty of soliciting from you the appointment of Surveyor of this Territory.— Should you think proper, or be pleased to bestow the same upon me, your Excellency may depend upon a faithful discharge of the duties of the office, and that I shall act in all respects agreeable to my...
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 27th. of August, yesterday, and can assure you it was the first intimation, that you expected from me a recommendation of proper persons, as Commissioners of bankruptcy in this State—had it before come to my knowledge, I certainly should have embraced the earliest oppertunity of giving you all the assistance in my power. You...
Your favor of the 8th. was recieved yesterday. I cannot [but consider?] the case of the French negroes at New York as substantially within the police of the state: and that [cases] of that kind will not be as well provided against by the General government as by the government of the place. our relations with it are only incidental, to wit, as it comes within the laws of contraband or...
On learning the death of Wm. Reynolds Collector of York, and that mr Griffin his deputy would not act at all, I made immediate enquiries for a proper successor, and learn that William Carey of the same place is the best person we can appoint. I this day desire mr Madison to order a commission. I have done this because of the urgency of the case, of your distance, & my presence on the spot. I...
I now return you the papers which came in your letter of the 11th. I am not satisfied that the ground taken by Chancellor Livingston is advantageous. for the French government & the Spanish have only to grant him all he asks (and they will in justice & policy do that at once) and his mouth must be shut: because after-sought objections would come from him to great disadvantage. whereas the true...
Your two esteemed favrs : 7th & 10th: I recd Yesterday. with reference to Brown & Relf , I find my friend Mr. J. Richards paid them abt. 9th: May 1801. eight dolls: thro. me on your a/c, as by my Entry, & to your debit, the 13th of which, I shall write them for further explanation in order to its adjustmt:—your Minute of a/c to 4th Sep. agrees exactly with mine, to this day—having Yesterday...
In a packet which will go by this days mail, I have forwarded a copy of Mr. Wolcots late pamphlet and Two Letters which were forwarded to me evidently with a view of Submitting the same to your perusal, which I think it my duty to do without remark. I understand we have completely triumphed in Rhode Island . The news from Vermt. continues favorable—The Slanders which are in circulation agt....
I have received your favor of the 6th. containing your instructions to me not to send out the John Adams. As the crew of this Ship are all engaged and the usual two months pay advanced them and as of course there will be no additional expence incurred during these two months I have taken the liberty to suspend the execution of your orders until I shall have the satisfaction of being favored...
This Indenture made on the 15th day of September 1802 between Thomas Wells Junr. of the one part and Thomas Jefferson of the other part, both of the County of Albemarle Witnessith, that the said Thomas Wells In consideration of the sum of Forty pounds Current Money of Virginia to him paid by the said Tho. Jefferson hath given granted, Bargained and sold unto the said Thomas Jefferson a certain...
Pardon my boldness in sending this letter as an humble suitor in my behalf, to entreat Your kind and benevolent Patronage and protection in my present distressing situation, having been deprived of my property by the late desolation dd: 5 Febry: a.c., of Cape François, where unluckily I then happened to be with my property consisting of Merchandises consumed by the flames. Now an unfortunate...
I am duly favor’d with yours of the 8th., and shall endeavour to dispose of your Tobo. to the best advantage. I have not yet been offered more than 5 dollars, but shall not now be satisfied with that, as it is in rather more demand than it was when I last wrote to you on the subject. Whether it is sold or not however, you are at liberty to draw for the sum you require. In consequence of the...
I have duly recd. yours of the 13th. I had been apprised of the application by the Mayor of N.Y. for a guard. Considering as you do, that the federal Govt. have only an incidental connection with the case of the French Negroes, I have waited for more particular information concerning them, before writing to Pichon, who I learnt from Mr. Brent, and also from himself , was exerting himself to...
Emboldened by your acknowledged courtesy , at the request of a distressed neighbour, I trouble you with the present address.— While Major H. Buell was recruiting in this quarter a young man in his 19th year, greatly against the will of his parents enlisted into Captain M’Clary ’s company, and soon after marched off for Pittsburgh.—The young man’s name is Jeremiah Battels, he enlisted in...
The permission of the Emperor of Marocco to our Consul to remain for six months for the purpose of explanations, which is their way of declaring a state of peace having materially changed the state of things in the Mediterranean, I had recommended to mr Smith to stop the sailing of the John Adams. I now recieve a letter from him pressing her sailing. I had thought the thing so obvious as not...
Your’s of the 9th. came to hand yesterday only so that it has missed a post somewhere. I thought that in my letter of Aug. 20. answering your’s of Aug. 17. that I had answered every point distinctly; but I find on recurring to it that the recommendations of messrs. Langdon & Whipple for Hopley Yeaton to be master and Benjamin Gunnison 1st. mate of the revenue cutter in Newhampshire, tho’...
I recieved yesterday your’s of the 15th. in the hope of seeing you here tomorrow I return no papers. I will pray you not to fail in your visit. I have recd. a letter from mr R. Smith disapproving of the countermand of the John Adams for reasons detailed; & one from mr Gallatin disapproving of the original order for her sailing. (he had not then, Sep. 9. heard of the countermand) the vessel now...
The Sale of Lots which commenced on Monday the 30th. ulto. was continued from day to day during that week, and was adjourned on Saturday the 4th. Instant ’till monday the 13th Instant, and has since been continued daily.—About 100 Lots were sold the first week, & four only have been sold this week—the whole Amount of sales is about $9,500.—After the third or fourth day of sale competition...
The object of the present is merely to acknolege the reciept of yours of the 14th. and to mention that I have recieved a letter from mr Gallatin disapproving of the first order for the sailing of the John Adams, on general grounds & also on the special ground that the appropriations for that object were exhausted: further that mr Madison will be with me tomorrow, and that I will then take the...
Enclosed you will receive Proposals for publishing by Subscription, a History of the late General George Washington; your presenting it to any of your friends, will greatly oblige me, and should you think proper to sanction it with your own name , it will be duly appreciated By Sir, Your most obedient Servant, RC ( DLC ); printed, with date and signature in Wayne’s hand; endorsed by TJ as...
The Plan with the opposition is to divid and I am affraid they have in some measure effected their purpose but how can it be otherwise when our Principle men are at Daggers Drawn Logan & Lieb who certainly at this time should unite are saying very hard things of each other and supposing what they say on both sides is true it answers no other purpose but to destroy the usefulness of both and...
Previous to the amendment of the bankrupt act, I held an appointment under the judge of this District as a commissioner of bankrupts—by which I was enabled to support myself & family—the loss of this office in consequence of the new arrangement has been a serious misfortune to me—as it was the principle source of my subsistence—I observe that one or two of the gentlemen appointed here do not...
I have this morning been honoured with your letter of the 17th. on receit of your former letter in which you mentioned the subject of the sailing of the John Adams, I had a conversation with the Secretary of the Navy relative to the propriety of the sailing of any other force to the Mediterranian, the John Adams being then almost ready for Sea, with her crew on board, it was then our mutual...
I have received a letter from Mr. Thomas Mitchell the Father of the young Gentleman who is the bearer of this, requesting that I would introduce his son to you, He wishes an appointment as a midshipman on board one of the frigates bound to the Medeteranian, I am well acquainted with his Father and Uncle Wm. Mitchell of Richmond, but the Young Gentleman is unknown to me; He appears a spritly...
In my last I informed you I should have an opportunity of getting mr Madison’s opinion on the expediency of the sailing of the John Adams. I have done so, communicating to him your’s & mr Smith’s letters on the subject. the latter having informed us that two months pay were already advanced to the men, & her stores provided, the consideration of a defective appropriation was already got over,...
Your favor of the 17th is recieved. I think that while there is a prospect of getting better prices by postponing the sale of the lots, the public interest requires they should be postponed. to what time I leave to your own judgment, observing only that the law has fixed a limit beyond which we cannot postpone. With respect to the paiment of your note to the Columbia bank I am in hopes no...
Permit me, with an honest confidence in your disposition to gratify every individual as far as your duty and the public good will allow, to solicit a favour at your hand, for Mr. William Watson an aged gentleman at Plymouth, Massachusetts, who at the commencement of our revolutionary troubles, seperated himself from the body of his relatives and particular friends (which was large and...
I have had an opportunity of consulting with mr Madison and of considering with his assistance the question whether the John Adams should proceed. I had before been favored with a letter from mr Gallatin which with yours furnished material considerations on the subject. the defect of specific appropriation presented the greatest difficulty: but that seems already incurred by the advance of the...
I wrote and sent thee a few phamplets of a Religious nature about two Month since. I now send thee one of a differant sort believing from thy situation it will not be unacceptable to thee, as I consider it such as will convey to thee some information whereby thou can judge a little of the situation of things amongst us, A matter which I exspect may be the more deserving of thy attention...
Agreeably to my expectations expressed in a former letter , I, on the 9th. instant, visited the ice caves, or as they are called by the People of the Neighbourhood the cold holes I found the face of nature much changed since I saw them before—the hill at the foot of which these holes are, appears to be a pile of stones, a large space of it immediately above the holes, is perfectly bare, not a...
I am duly Hond: with your favr : 17th.—in answer, to mine, of the 14th.—in Conformity I have Noticed Mr Claxton—to furnish me with his two a/cs: in order to discharge them—before your expected return. and shall make the necessary remittance to Richmond abt. 8th. Octr. Mr LeMaire, is much indisposed. (but not dangerous.) Bile, & foul Stomack. accompanied with a Violent fever.—Doctr. Gant...
I intend leaving this city this evening & expect to meet you at Washington the last of this month. As I take my family along, we will travel but slowly. I should suppose that your intention to countermand the sailing of the Adams came too late: both ships indeed, were prepared for sea in a much shorter time than could have been expected. Your letter informing of the favorable aspect in the...
Mr. Richard S. Hackley , an estimable Man and respectable Merchant of this City, has expressed his wish to receive the appointment of Consul at Nantes, should the vacancy continued by the Nonacceptance of Mr. Gantt, be not supplied at this Time: and should the Information communicated respecting him, render him in your Estimation worthy of the office—With this view, he has requested me to...