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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...
I now inclose you agreable to my letter of the 11 th (for the Use of M r Louis Leschut — Charlotteville ) Richard Smith Cash r of the Office of Dist and Deposit at Washington his Order on ditto at Bank N York for $306. and by me endorsed—and Numbered 861.
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...
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...
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...
This morning the Hon ble Rufus King of the Senate called on me to make inquirey into the particulars of the late Gen l K— Affairs—having learnt of my Agency thro you &: &c—I answered him—namely—to what was generally known. viz: that the good Gen l K— had previous—to his leaving this Country left you his sole Executor—by his Will—to which—the late John Dawson —then a Member of Congress
Permit me to acknowledge your fav r of the 21 t as it containd 2 Bank Notes for Seven dollars in paym t for Gales & Seatons Acc t —was 33 Cts over pay— Moreover the pleasure Afforded me—in learning—your perfect State of health & c — PS. I cannot but lament the unfortunate delay whereby, you are deprived receiving the growing Interest and dividends—of the late
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
I am under great concern indeed on hearing your present indispo si tion hath deprived you of enjoying your accustomed exercise on horseback—may we hope you will soon partake of so beneficial a restorer of health:—do I pray you afford me the consolation wished for.— Respecting the late General Kosciusko ’s affairs, presume nothing particular has occured.— I have often thought and wished, you...
I take the liberty of inclosing—the Messenger of this Town, 24 th as it contains,—two—interesting— Prothetic letters, of the late President Adams in 1756.—to the late Judge Cushing (—then Brother school master,)—will, I am sure please you—his friend Dalton was I presume—a Branch—if not the very man—the good & worthy—but unfortunate T: Dalto n late of the City of washington whose former...
I am Hon d by your fav r 17 th and Notice the particular dates of your Movem ts the most suitable to my offices —will be, to embrace—the interval between this, and 20 th June. of cour s e I purpose leaving G. T. 31
I have the pleasure to hand you the several inclosiers—viz Gen l Kosciusko ’s 6 th Nov r Baring Brothers & C o to Buckley & Abbatt 31 st Dec r together with
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...
Gen l Thaddeus Kosciusko . … In ℀ with John Barnes —Agent for Thomas Jefferson Esq r from 26 h Nov r 1816 a 15 th
Your very Acceptable fav r 11 Ins t as it assurred me, of your nearly perfect recovery—was not only gratifying to my self but to many inquiring friends—more Especially—it will be to your Venerable and highly Esteemed— The Hon ble John Adams Esq r in his Eighty fifth year—when late interesting letter of the 20 h Ins t Addressed to M r
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...
It is with the deepest regret I have to Announce the Death of our dearly beloved friend and much revered Correspond t the Worthy—the Great—the good & Virtuous Gen l Kosciusko :— see the Balt o Patriot from the Paris de Commerce—of 31 st Oct r from w ch you will—(if not already) receive, the Meloncholy particulars—
We are here, at the foot of your Mountain , but for the Want of horses—or Carriage dare not Approach Monticello — the fatigue of the Journey—I wish—to tarry here this Even g — RC ( ViU: TJP-ER ); partially dated; dateline beneath signature; addressed: “ Thomas Jefferson Esq r ”; endorsed by TJ as received 5 June 1817 and so recorded in SJL .
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 very particular fav r 28 h Ult o Covering—“I know not from whom the inclosed letter to Wanscher comes—nor whether he is still living, I suppose, it is from Germany . and invoke your Charity to dispose of it according to Circumstances.—I do it, with the more pleasure—as it gives me New Occasion to Repeat to you—the Assurance of my Constant friendship and Respect.”— So unexpected address...
since my Return, I have revised your Acco t & thereby corrected an error of mine in your fav r of $12. now adjusted—and herewith, inclose you a perfect statem t by which I remain your Debter $11—doll r — M r Milligans Note , bespeakes his good intention—but I dare not wait—its final issue—I shall however daily Urge the delivery— M r Wheat , handed me your fav r
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—
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...
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...
Gen l Thad s Kosciusko in account with John Barnes . 1816     Nov r 26 To amount of balance due J.B. as per a/c rendered
John Barnes , In ℀ with Thomas Jefferson Esqr — 1814     Sep r 2 d Of Gibson & Jefferson Rich d recd
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