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The following packages on Board the Sloop Rebecca for Richmond Jn o Hall Master. One Barrel Muscovado Sugar N t 2 1 4 2—
The President of the UStates To John Barnes , 1809. Feb y 8 th for 12 lb dipt Candles @ 20 d 1 0
I regret exceedingly my Unfortunate situation—will not—at present, permit me the Honor, of paying my Personal respects—to the President of the U States. The inclosed Note of the late President I received on his leaving Town, with directions to Mr Davidson for the sum & date to have the Blanks filled up with—which Mr. Davidson—(have now) adjusted—and wait Only—the endorsemts. to be deposited in...
My last respects to you Sir was of the 1 st Sep r since when, I have not been Honore’d with any of your favors.— In the Course of this and the insuing Mo. it will become Necessary to provide for a Remittance to be made, the good Gen l Kosciusko :—Under present circumstances, I have to ask your aid, and shall be governed by your instructions— from a rough statem t of the Gen ls a/c, with me,...
your esteemed fav r 17 th Instant , conveyed to me, the pleasure of Contemplating the happy situation—in your present and expected—improvem ts in agriculture and Other Establishments—may they exceed your most sanguine hopes—and the products thereof, find a market equal to your wishes— However disagreable the task, required of me, to adjust the Average Loss, on Gen l K— mislaid Certificates for...
In pursuance of your two late favors the 17 th & 29 th Ult o I have been inabled to procure and herewith inclose Mess. Bowie & Kurtz sett of Ex: 1 st 2 d & 3 d dated 13 Ins
The time is fast Approaching when, it will become Necessary again, to remit the good Gen l Kosciuskos —, Annual Balance of Int. and dividends. I am Anxiously expecting to be favored—as Usual his Acknowled g recp t for the £200 sterling remitted him, last year; hope no, unforeseen Accident has, deprived him of so Acceptable a supply. the Gen l s Bank dividend $312. recd in Sep r with the like...
My last respects to you, 14 th Jan y in Answer, to your esteemed fav r 10 th still leaves me in doubt, respecting my last Years remittance of £200 sterling to Gen l Kosciusko —thro you, via Gen l Armstrong . I have to regret
I have now the pleasure to inclose you, sett of ex. 1 t 2 d & 3 d — Mess rs Bowie & Kurtz . dated 13 th Ins t a 60 days sight on M r W m
By the inclosed letter of M rs Beckley you will perceive the very unfortunate unforeseen situation in which M rs Beckleys Brothers Affairs are placed, and the faint expectation of their recovering so great a property depending on Varit Various uncertain events—the feeling sense of a gratefull acknowledgm t
I am without any of your favors since that of the 4 th April — Answered the 15 th — on the 25 th I had the Honor of inclosing to you M rs Beckleys letter to me , respecting her Brothers unfortunate
Your esteemed fav r 29 th Ult o inclosed Order on Bank of Pensyl a —as well 3 d Bill of Ex— on Acco t of Gen l Kosciusko —respecting the latter— on paying my respects on the Memorable 4 th
I regret exceedingly—at the lapse of time, since I had the pleasure of receiving your last fav r dated the 3 d July —I have also to regret the want of intelligence—respecting the uncertain fate of the two years Annual Remittance for Paris —viz— Bowie & Kurtz 14 h feb
Your much esteemed fav r 27 th Ult o received the 1 st Ins t persuade me the sett of ex for 1810. has reached the good Gen ls Banker. sh d any demur in point of paym t in either sett, the
since the receipt of M r Geo Taylors Advises respecting Bills of exchange on Paris , I have made sundry inquiries at Baltimore & a but have not obtained any satisfactory Acco t —even those few who are disposed to draw—I find ask a high advance say 10 per Cent above par—Under present Circumstance I should presume it ad v iseable to wait a M o or two—in expectation of a more favorable change of...
Your favor of the 15 h Ins t inclosing sundry Acco ts for payment—as well, Mess r Gibson and Jeffersons Order, on Bank of Columbia for $200—recd 23 d have been Appli e d —as follows viz—
since I had the pleasure of receiving your fav r of the 9 th covering one addressed to Mr John A Morton —in Care of M r Williams — Baltimore which, I forwarded per same mail— I am most agreably fav
On recp t of your fav r 30 th Ult. —recd the 5 h covering M r Mortons polite & friendly Offer in his Letter of the 24 h Apr l (herewith returned to you) so strongly recommended—by
since I had the pleasure in Answering your fav r 30 h passed, (not receiving any Answer from M r Morton ) I addressed Mess s B. & G. Williams on the 11 th on the pressing subj t —when on the 16
Davys report of the loss—in part of his provisions for himself—induced me to afford him a supply in Cash—equal his wants untill his Return home— viz two & one half —Dollars only— It gave me great pleasure to learn by him, of yours—and the good families perfect health, to whom to be pleased—tender my respects, and Accept D r Sir my sincere wishes for a happy Continuance of that most essential...
I avail myself on this Occasion to Ask the fav r of your Order, on the Cashier of Bank of Penn a for Gen l Kosiusko’s 6. M os Dividend due 1 st July —and however distressing the present Awfull times are I hope and trust—you injoy your Usual health, may a Continuance of so great a Blessing await your most sanguine wishes.— most Respectfully and very sincerily
I read with great Concern the very unfortunate Accident that befell you—The part swelled, (I presume in your Side) if not abated—and become stationary—must if possible be dispersed—removed—In somewhat a like Case with me—from a slight fall which caused me Considerable pain whenever I laid down—on either side— exclusive of the simple Applications Used in these Cases I Applied a Broad-stout...
I address you Sir at the Instance and on behalf of M r John Eliason of this place—a worthy good Man—Accustomed to the Manufacture of flour—Sole Owner of a Salt Mills at Bladensburg superindended by his son, a sober, decent, industrous Young Man— M r E. has been informed that M r Shoemaker & Son —had both forfeited (most shamefully ) their engagem
I am Hon d by your fav r 25 th Ult o Respecting the present situation of your Mills now under engagem t with M r Randolph . for One Year (date not specified.) M r
This will be handed you, by my friend and neighbour M r John Eliason , whom I had the Honor of introducing to you by letter the 6 th Jan y —respecting your Mills & c as to a partnership—as noticed—I presume would not be agreable to either—party—but should M r Randolph —be inclined to relinquish the business—whatever might be the condition agreed on either, with you, or M
With Reference to the want of intelligence from Gen l Kosciusko —I inclose you herewith M r Geo: Williams of Baltimore his letter to me dated 29 Jan y for y r goverment as well, on Acco t of making a further Remittance (if advisable.) in course of the insuing Month—no Latter Acco t
Thomas Jefferson Esq r In. a/c—with John Barnes . 1809 July & Aug t To Amo t of Acco t rendered 141.07— 1812 since when viz— March 24 th
Your fav r 21 st Ult o as well that of Mess rs Gibson & Jefferson , of the 29 th —Covering $540: are duly recd. and the Amo t placed—as you directed—as more particularly Appears, from the inclosed statem t of your a/c —which, I have Ventured—(being on so near a Scale) to Balance—
On mature reflection I have thought, your paying for those four years passed 8 per C t Int—on Gen l K —$4,500 (transferred to your a/c with him ) —without being Allowed—on that Acco t the Amo t of an extra premium and expences the Gen l must have been at, in the purchase of some Other Public stock, that would immediately produce the like Interest, for Instance, the Bank of Col a
since I had the pleasure of Answering your fav r of the 4 th Ins t M r Geo Williams of Balt o has fav rd me with answer to my 2 d letter to him—on the expected advices from G K