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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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 introdu c
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.
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...
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...
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—
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...
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
In conformity to your fav r of the 7 th I inclose Mess rs Gales & Seatons , receipt $6 67/ , it gives me sincere pleasure to find, you take your Usual ride, may a continuance of it, restore you to perfect health,—is the repeated wishes of your Numerous inquiring friends. Be Asured—no One more so—than Dear Sir, RC ( MHi ); endorsed by TJ as received 17 Dec. 1818 and so recorded in SJL
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
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...
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...
lest you should not have noticed the inclosed, curious dispute at Soleure —respecting the late, venerable dec d Gen l Kosciusko ,   of which probably you have—or may soon expect to learn, from his Relative or Confidential friends I judge it proper to inclose it, for your Goverment most Respectfully & sincerely RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esq r Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as...
At the earnest request of M r Tyler with whom I am Acquainted—and who has executed that Memorable—and never to be forgetting testimony, and seal, of—our Independance,—with an exactness highly Approved— Similies —of each Signature— has solicited thro me—to the Dedication of his performance in your Name—and as Author thereof—it is truly Elegant—and much praise is due to him.— his Numerous...
On receipt of your fav r 5 th with inclosiers to the Sect y of the Treasury and Att y Gen l —I yesterday presented to the former at his Office— not knowing where to meet with M r Wert I inquired of
Gen l Thaddeus Kosciusko . … In ℀ with John Barnes —Agent for Thomas Jefferson Esq r from 26 h Nov r 1816 a 15 th
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—
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.
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
with referance to M r L. Leschuts 7 watches say 5 Single Capt a $40 is  200 } is 320 { say $2 Each for — 2 double d   60 120 of 14 regulating $306 n t in order then to try their real merit, and worth—I placed one of the five said to be N o
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 .
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
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...
Know all Men, by these presents That I, Thomas Jefferson , of Monticello in Virginia do subsitute—and Appoint— John Barnes , of George Town in the Territory of Columbia my Attorney in Fact for the purpose of Receiving from the Treasury of the United States —all Sums of Interest, due or to become due on any public Stock standing in the Name of Thaddeus Kosciusko . Now of Soleure in Swiserland...
Your Esteemed fav r 17 th Acknowledgs Recpt of the Certificates of Gen l Kosciusko ’s 6 ⅌Ct as well Bank Stock of Columbia—as specified—And now inclose you Copy of the form required —for you to Executed Execute —in Order—to my rec e iving the quarterly Interest, on the former—for the dividend on the Bank Stock—I trust is already satisfactory—adjusted—with Referance to the Gen ls
In pursuance of your late fav r of the 28 Ult o Recd the 28 h Ult o 1 st Ins t I have at length effected a Transfer—of your two Certificates of 6 pCt of U States Amo t $12,499.99—in the like sums
Notwithstand g what has been said, & done, Respecting your several powers—they have not had an Accomodating effect with the Comptroller —for Answer—He knows of None— but the Law —and cannot therefore be Admitted:—still in Order to save you the trouble—a Ride of many Miles to the Majestrate— M r Randolp h —your Witness—his Attest to it before me—will be Accepted Of — My first Attempt on the...
The inclosed particulars & general statem t of Gen l Kosciusko ’s ℀ with me up to 26 Nov r last—together with my remarks—will I flatter my self, fully explain to you—(and thro you to the good Gen l ) the cause of the Balance being thus in my favor—$812. EE. —    Owing to the perculiar Circumstances Attending the protested £200—as well the Accom o dation of the £234. remitted, in lieu...
Your Esteemd fav r 15 th on your Return from Bedford After 7. weeks Absence— Covered your 2 powers for my Receiving all divid ds or profits due or may hereafter become due—&c a . Be pleased to Observe—Both these Stocks viz the $12,500. 6 pC ts and the 46 share Colum
from the receipt of your last fav rs date, 12 h Oct r your proposed Absense from Monticello for six weeks, via Bedford —from the 19 th my present,—would probably meet your return— I have now to detail—the several, unexpected distressing Vexsatious tryals, my feelings and patience, has experiencd: suffic i ently roused
Your much Esteemed fav r so Anxiously expected together with the inclosiers—Viz the good Gen ls Letter dated Soleure   April last, as well his Original and general power of Attorney to you, with substitution &c—all of which shall be duly Attended to.—and no doubt with me—can be Obtruded—or raised—against their being Admitted to be of suff: Validity, for me to rec e ive —thro you—the present...
I am Anxiously waiting receipt of your expected fav r in Answer to my Letters of the 5 th & 10 th of Aug t —the first Covered: a rough statem t of Gen l Kosciusko s ℀ with me whilst
Yesterday I waited on M r whann Cash r of Bank of Colum a as well M r Nourse Register of the Treasury respecting the Transfers you proposed in the Name of Gen l Thad s
On recp t of your fav r 27 th Ul t in Ans r to mine of the 18 th I judge in it proper to present you with a View or statem t
Thro the politeness of M r Monroe —I am fav rd with the inclosed. Viz Gen l Kosciusko s letter dated Soleure 15 April the Contents of course—his pressing wants of a seasonable Remittance, which from the extreme advance of exchange—I cannot bring myself to comply with without your express consent & Approbation— and altho’ the present Balance in my hands viz $1400—do not warrant a Bill of Ex....
I have now the Hon r of Covering you Statem t of Sales Gen l Kosciusko s Treasury Notes and purchase therew th of B k Stock—as Noticed in my letter 22 d
On receipt of your Esteemed favr 14 th received 19 th Even g I had yesterday the Honor of presenting the inclosed $100 Bank of Richmond to the Amiable Miss Randolph . to whom I beg’d permission to be Considered, as her Banker for the Accomodation of her Supplies while in washington , and having exchanged said note, into small change, I shall dispose of it, a the Curr t ex—from 6 a 7 ⅌Ct...
Your Esteemed fav r 7 h recd 21 st Relieved me from the Vague Rumour, which indeed, I paid little regard to— the Stock—intended for these treasury notes, are the funded 7 ⅌Cents. which I shall attend to—with reference to a Bill on London the Most extravagant exchanges in paper, both to the Northw d and S o w d has so deranged, the exchanges on Europe , that the Shipping Mercht s