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I have at length had an interview with the Hon: M r King , though much engaged;—who was pleased to inform me he had received a few days since a letter from General Armstrong to the following purpo r t; viz: Of your having declin’d the Trus t in favour of John Hartwell Cock Esq. of Fluvanna County in Virginia , Administrator with the will annexed of
From the statement of my account with the late General Kosciusko , transmitted the 17 th Oc t 1817 the apparent residue unaccounted for of $278. (exclusive of interest on my advance 26 th Nov. 1816 ) I beg leave to call to your recollection the very critical situation in which his finances were then in, when the unexpected unfortunate protested bill of exchange for £200. sterling was returned...
Minute of charges ags t the estate of the late General Kosciusko ,—by John Barnes , hitherto not presented, and now submitted for M r Jefferson ’s approbation, wherewith I shall be perfectly contented .—. viz,   John Barnes ’ & col d man servant’s expenditures, to & from Philadelphia
I have the pleasure to Acknowledge— your Esteemed fav r 14 th — should any explanation—of mine to be necessary—in the statem t of my several Acco ts —or any Agency—wherein I could be Usefull—in Aid of the Administrator— Gen l Cocke —or should his presence be Necessary here—
On the late distressing scene of the distroying Element, at Monticello (without the effective Aid—and Materials, to arrest its impetuos Ravages,) what painfull Anxieties—you—with the good family, must have suffered (can be more readily conceiv’d than expressed) still I Hope! has terminated —with less, serious consequences than expected.— that the Main Dwelling—the Mansion House, with its...
M r Polettia —Russian Envoy, called on me this day requesting information—respecting the late Gen l Kosciusco ’s—Public Stock &c a &c a in Order, to make report thereof to his Goverment—that he had already addressed you on the subject but had not received any Answer—I informed— I had the Hon r of Acting (for many Years)—as your Confidential Agent—and waited—your directions whereby to govern my...
Agreable to your fav r 12 h I called at the Residence of M. Poleteca —and delivered the inclosier to his servants, who informed M r P. was then on a Visit—to Mount Vernon , and expected his Return in a day or two—I left my Name and withal—from whom the packet was recd— He Replied M r P.
My friend Doct r Joshua White—a Native of this place, whose settled residence for 18 yrs passed has been at Savannah. and for 10 yrs an Established & successfull Merchant. of the latter—2 or 3 yrs on a tour thro’ England. Scotland & c —and now, on his return to Savannah. via Charlottesville—to Staunton—wishing for an introduction to you—altho Acquainted with the Hon ble Sect y of the...
My valued friend M r Parr, an English Gent n of Science & fortune, passionately fond of this fav d country, has induced him to incounter many inconvenings to satisfy his anxious wishes—a transit view—(of Country - Laws . Men & Manners ) has already made a tour thro several of the Western States. principly-on foot—thro Choice —passed the late summer thro’ the Eastern—to Montreal—Quebec & c —and...
Many thanks, for your very Acceptable fav r of the 19 th my friend M r Parr, left us, 10 day since for Liverpool via Philad a much pleased with his reception—at Montpelier Monticello & Harpers ferry.—Strict inquiry have been made After M r Cardelli, and his Busts, but cannot trace either. presume a speculation of distinguish’d Names, to induce purchasers—plaster Busts—& Various Horses & c & c...
Lest, you may not be Apprised—I inclose the within Notice—as probably, I may be called upon, for information relative thereto, In which case I can only refer them to you—being a perfect stranger to what has already passed— I presume it necessary I should have—your advice and directions—in order to meet any unforeseen Occurance—that might Otherwise—take place—injurious—to those whose claims—in...
Your Esteemed fav r 10 th gave me great pleasure—it Assured me your restablished health—confirmed, by your late return from Bedford, as usually—for mine—early in April, I experienced a serious indisposition by the timely Assistance of Doct r Worthington & son—M r Redcliff & trusty Abigail—in course of 3 weeks. (tho not as family—able, to walk to the Capital for Amusem t to the Bank of Columbia...
Your Esteemed fav r 25 th Ult o with letter—and original Certificates of the late Gen l Kusciuskos funds—examined & found Conformable thereto. as per, inclosed receipt of M r Lear, of yesterday—duplicate I reserve in Case of Accident.—At M r Lears better leisure (having to Attend County Court) I proposed, to Accompany him—if Necessary—to Bank of Columbia and Treasury. in Order to his receiving...
Tis long since I had the Pleasure either, of addressing, or receiving a Line from you—tho often—inquired after your health & that of the good families—mine—has declined—as reasonable to be, expected.—is yet, I am truly thankful in Many respects good, Still Active as Usual—but in point of hearing, much reduced. nor have I Ventured even to the City–since last Nov r tho. Chearfull and happy in...
With Extreme Concern, I perceive in the Intelligencer of to day—the very unfortunate accident befalling you, a Bone broken of the left Arm—with this consolation—that it does not, endanger your health—your sufferings at the Instance—no doubt, very severe, depriving you for a length of time the use thereof—patience & submission—together, with the aid of the Happy good family ab t you, and, under...
The long wished for Occurance, in your Esteemed fav r of the 5 th Ins t with referance to Col o Trumbull, was truly gratifying—as it afforded me the extreme pleasure of your injoying perfect health, & the use of your injured hand, restored to a certain degree, is certified by the sample before me, —may the continuance of both,—to your utmost wishes, is not only the prayers of your particulars...
Here, acceptable your fav r of the 3 d recd yesterday sunday—⅌er order on M r Thompson when you annex’d—“I am quite in good health, walk to my Garden—take my Ride of six miles daily as usual. without fatigue.”—I need not, Express the pleasure I felt—on the recipt of it.— this morning I addressed a Note to Mr Thompson—(if he could not take something less. then $12. for Jones’s Greek & English...
The Safe Arrival of the US. Packet from Milton, of the 4 th was Announcd to me—this morning by the Post Master in person—Escorted—by a file of ten of the US. fiery Hearts. with as Many Black headed, Clubs.—together with Specie sufft—to defray the Necessary expenditures of the late Enterprize—in fav r of the Grecian Causes,—should any further Occurance Offer, to make it needfull to apply. Be...