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Letterbook copy: Andover-Newton Theological Seminary Your Febry. 28. with the enclos’d Letters was very acceptable. I am sorry we [are] not provid’d with Instruments to observe the approaching Transit of Mercury. But have long since been determined to be ready for Venus 1769. By Mr. Evans’s Advice I wrote to one Mr. Adams’s in London sending a Catalogue of Instruments for a philosophical...
I was this Morning favoured with your Excellency’s Letter of 29th Ulto and my Appointment in Col. Malcolms Reg. I am truly sensible of the Honour done me, and shall be studious that my Deportment in that Station be such as will ensure your future Esteem—I am nevertheless Sir, constrained to observe that the late Date of my Appointment subjects me to the Command of many who are younger in the...
The excessive heat and occasional fatigues of the preceding campaign, have so impaired my health and constitution as to render me incapable of immediate service. I have, for three months past, taken every advisable step for my recovery, but have the mortification to find, upon my return to duty, a return of sickness, and that every relapse is more dangerous than the former. I have consulted...
The Recovery of my Health encouraged me to accept the Command of these Posts during the Winter Season, which, if any is with me a Season of Health—The Undertaking has again convinced me that my Constitution is no longer equal to the Severities of active Service—the reduced State of the Regiment and Abundance of Officers in that Line, were additional Inducements with me to leave the Army—I did...
An Opinion has for sometime prevailed that peace with the Indians is attainable; That the War has arisen from a belief: that this Government seek to disposses them of their Lands, and will cease whenever these misapprehensions are removed. Unfortunately it does not appear that we have since the commencement of hostilities conveyed to them any direct assurances of our wishes and designs towards...
Mr Burr presents his respectful Compliments to the President of the United States. He requests to be informed whether it will be agreeable to the President to converse with him on the subject of the treaty lately submitted to the consideration of the Senate, and if so, that he will be pleased to appoint an hour for that purpose. AL , MHi : Everett Papers. No reply has been found. Burr opposed...
Mr. Guillemard an english gentleman of fortune and education, travelling from motives of Scientific Curiosity and amusement, will hand you this. I have thought you might regret that such a man should pass through your Country without being made known to you, and have therefore taken the liberty to introduce him to your Notice and acquaintance. What further apology may be necessary for this...
I thank you my dear Sir, I thank you sincerely for your letter . The Moment requires free communication among those who adhere to the principles of our Revolution. The Conduct of some individuals of the Treaty Majority has disappointed me a good deal. That of the executive something also, but much less. From the insidious professions Which were made in Feby. and March I had been led to hope...
This will be presented to you by Captain Aupaumut Chief of the Moheakuns,—a Man of perfectly decent Manners and deportment and Who has been Useful to the U.S. in War and in Nigociation. He is solicitous to be made known to you, and I have thought that you would consider an estimable and intelligent Man of his Nation as a desireable acquaintance. I am with very great Respect Your assured & Obt...
Have the goodness to inform me how long you will remain in Phila. if till the close of the Session, I hope to come & pass an hour with you. No freedom of communication, by letter, can be indulged consistently with any degree of discretion Be assured of my very great attachment & esteem RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ: “Burr Aaron. recieved in his lre of May 24.98. forwarded to Dr Currie,” which...
We have carefully attended to the subjects presented to our consideration, by your note of yesterday and now offer to you the result of our reflections. The idea of a succession of batteries from the Hook, to the City, very naturally occurs in contemplating the defence of this port, and doubtless has advantages. It would present dangers in the approach which may be expected to have...
Being last fall in Ontario County, I spent a day in examining the records to discover the Situation of R.M.’s property. I find that every acre of his land hath been conveyed between the Months of January & July 98 &, as far as I can learn, for good considerations. An attachment, for the benefit of all the Creditors, issued in March 98 & if prosecuted must exclude any creditor from a partial...
We the Subscribers do certify that Col Ebenezer Stevens was together with ourselves appointed by the Citizens of this City a Committee to devise and cause to be erected fortifications for its immediate Defence—that Col Stevens in the course of the execution of this trust was charged with a particular superintendence of the execution of the works and with a variety of details which occasioned...
Mr. Alexander Woolcott of Connecticut must be know to you by Reputation—I take the liberty to introduce him to you personally. His patriotism and his talents entitle him to every degree of Respect & consideration, and I persuade myself that you will be gratified by the opportunity of cultivating his acquaintance. I am Dr. Sir with very great Respect Your friend &c RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ as...
The enclosed is nearly correct—our Majorities are Something larger than there Stated— Our Three Senators for this district are undoubtedly elected—The Victory is complete and the Manner of it highly honorable—On the part of the Republicans there has been no indecency, no unfairness, no personal abuse—on the other Side, the influence and authority of Office have openly perverted and prostituted...
As Mr. Alston is already known to you no introduction or recommendation from me can be requisite. I have great pleasure however in expressing the high opinion which I entertain of his character and his talents. He is justly considered as a great acquisition to the Cause of republicanism. I had not the pleasure to see your friend Talliafero. The letter which you did me the favor to write in his...
The family of Alston of South Carolina is probably well known to you—The Young gentleman who will hand you this, bids fair to do honor to his Name and his Country—His Warmest wishes, and his influence which is already important, are engaged in promoting your election—He has passed through the eastern States and is now on his return to attend the Legislature of S.C. of Which he is a Member—I...
Yesterday Mr. Van Benthuysen handed me your obliging letter . Govr. Fenner is principally responsible for the unfortunate result of the election in R.I. So late as semptember, he told me personally that you would have every Vote in that State and that A. would certainly have one & probably two: this he confirmed by a Verbal Message to me through a confidential friend in October. He has lately...
after detaining the enclosed for several days in hopes of a safe private conveyance, I hazard it by Mail under Cover to Captn. Duncanson , a name less calculated to excite curiosity than that of T.J.—The post office in this City is kept by a Man of strict honor and integrity—Nothing is to apprehended here. how you are in Washington I know not— We still hope that you have the Vote of your...
It was so obvious that the most malignant spirit of slander and intrigue would be busy that, without any enquiry, I set down as calumny every tale calculated to disturb our harmony. My friends are often more irritable and more credulous: fortunately I am the depository of all their Cares and anxieties, and I invariably pronounce to be a lie, every thing which ought not to be true— my former...
From many hundreds of applications I have selected, as most worthy of your attention, those Contained in the enclosed sheet. As there is in fact No Minister of the Navy, I take the Liberty to suggest through you to the gentleman who may fill that office, that all of those who have obtained Wealth and influence by Means of public appointment, James Watson , now Naval Agent at Nyork, is, to our...
New York David Gelston, Collector, vice Sands } The Republicans of the NY. delegation in Senate & H. of R. are unanimously of opinion that these changes should be made—they unite also in the arrangement here proposed, except that one Gentleman would prefer that Bailey and Davis should change place —Willett and Brown are also candidates for the Marshalls place and are both well qualified—all...
I was well acquainted with Major Gibbs during the late revolution. He was a punctual, attentive officer and has at all times been deemed a Man of integrity and honor. It has been suggested to me that, in Case of Vacancy, the office of Marshall would be acceptable to him. I should suppose him to be competent to the discharge of the duties of that office with reputation to himself and to the...
I have written to Mr. Madison respecting the Consul of Madeira, the Marshall of Massts. Bay and the Marshall of N Jersey—To Mr. Gallatin respecting the Supervisor of N, Jersey and something of Bailey, Davis and Willett, and to Genl Smith something further of [Bailey]: to all which I take the liberty to refer you. Upon my arrival in this City I found it noised about that [Bailey] was destined...
Joseph Crockett writes to me from Jessamine County in Kentucky that he is a Candidate for the office of Marshall —that he was a Captain in the Virginia line during the late War and that [he] was a Neighbour of, and personally well known to Colonel Jefferson. Having myself no recollection of Captn. Crockett, I can add nothing to the information which he communicates. I enclose you an extract of...
A very respectable republican character of R. Island, has desired me to suggest to you that it would in his opinion be politic to appoint Mr. How[ell] (late Commissr. on the St. Croix line) district atty. Next to Ho[wel]l, he recommends Nathl. S[ear]le—I am inclined to believe that the recommendation is discreet & the designation, Judicious; but you have probably, at hand, the means of further...
The information contained in Mr Kirby’s letter , appearing to appertain more to you than to me, I take the liberty to enclose it for your perusal— With great respect & attachment RC ( PPAmP : Feinstone Collection); at foot of text: “Th. Jefferson President of the U.S.”; endorsed by TJ. Recorded in SJL as received 6 June. Enclosure: Ephraim Kirby to Burr, Hartford, 24 May 1801, reporting on the...
… I am goaded with letters from Connecticut & Vermont respecting the department of Post Office which they pronounce to be a grievance intolerable—our friends in those States say that they can make no use of that mode of Conveyance while in the present hands—Col. Robinson & Mr Selden, two Very respectable men of Vermont have written me several letters on this subject, and they have desired me...
Mr. Hunt who was mentioned in a letter which I wrote you some Weeks ago, is desirous of the honor of being personally known to you. The high estimation in which he is holden by some of our most respectable friends in this City, has been already communicated to you. The very slight personal a⟨c⟩quaintance which I have had with him, tends to confirm me in their opinions & prepossessions. In...
On the 20th. Apl. I wrote you a few lines respecting Mr John Pintard —be pleased to distinguish between John Pintard and John M. Pintard. Since that date He (J. P.) has returned from New Orleans, where he has passed some Months. He will probably be able to give you better accounts of that Country that [ sic ] any person with whom you will have an opportunity to converse with. He must be...
The enclosed belongs properly to you. The writer is now representative in Congress and was many Years member of the Senate of the U.S. I have no personal knowledge of the persons Named. Some time since, I gave you my opinion against the expediency of appointing [Davis] to the office of Supervisor—Hence I learn it has been inferred as his competency or fitness to discharge the duties of Naval...
Several Valuable Men, of our friends in this City who are much attached to Mr. K[eteltas], have requested that I would, in this Way, make him Known to you: a duty which I perform with pleasure. William Ke[teltas] is the son of a Clergyman , now deceased, who was eminent for his piety and learning and for his zeal and uniform attachment to the principles of our revolution . on the british...
General Stevens had command of the artillery in the Northern army during the late War and was distinguished for his bravery, his punctuality & his knowledge of his profession. His reputation & deportment in Civil life have corresponded with the expectations which might have been formed from his Military Conduct—Since the war he has resided in N york, has born various offices which he has...
At the request of Col. Weissenfels I transmit the enclosed Certificate. Having served with the Colonel during the revolutionary War & knowing him to be a brave & Valuable officer, a Man of integrity & honor, I could not refuse to him this Civility. I have no personal acquaintance with Mr Baker, but from my knowledge of two of the persons attesting in his favor, I cannot doubt of the truth of...
14 October 1802, New York. “My Stepson Mr Prevost now recorder of this City, will have the honor to present you this. I take the liberty to ask, that you will present him to the President and the favor of your attentions to him during his residence in Washington.” RC (owned by Charles M. Storey, Boston, Mass., 1961). 1 p.
I have paid to Mr Thompson Seventeen hundred and fifty dollars, taken up the Leases of Ross & Duzenbury and left the Titles to the house in Chapel & Murray St. It was my intention now to have paid the Whole—But having ordered this house (cor. of Chap. & Murray) to be sold which has not been effected the balance of about 2000 Ds. is left to be discharged by Sale of the house. James Clapp who is...
Mr. Burr’s respectful compliments—thanks Mr Madison for his communications on the authentication and transmission of propositions for amends. of the Constitution. Mr B. infers that the copies will be certified from the office of Secretary of State. He requests to be informed whether the U. S. have a consul at St. Jago of Cuba & of his name & address. Mr B. wishes to make a small remittance to...
I send for your perusal a letter signed Ch. D. Cooper which, though apparently published some time ago, has but very recently come to my knowledge. Mr Van Ness who does me the favor to deliver this, will point out to you that Clause of the letter to which I particularly request your attention. You might perceive, Sir, the necessity of a prompt and unqualified acknowledgment or denial of the...
Your letter of the 20th. inst. has been this day received. Having Considered it attentively I regret to find in it nothing of that sincerity and delicacy which you profess to Value. Political opposition can never absolve Gentlemen from the necessity of a rigid adherence to the laws of honor and the rules of decorum: I neither claim such priviledge nor indulge it in others. The Common sense of...
Mr. V Ness has this evening reported to me Verbally that you refuse to answer my last letter, that you consider the course I have taken as intemperate and unnecessary and some other conversation which it is improper that I should notice. My request to you was in the first instance proposed in a form the most simple in order that you might give to the affair that course to which you might be...
⟨–⟩ of withdrawing the Letter. Impossible unless in lieu of it I should send a Challenge vid. the Hypothesis    the defiance a. b. so uncommunicative that p. s. did not till now know his impressions of a H. letter, except by Conjecture. No 7 a. b. far from conceiving that rivalship authorises a latitude not otherwise justifiable, always feels greater delicacy in such cases & would think it...
I am disappointed of my ride. If xxx should propose to charge you with any verbal message, you may reply, that being authorised for a particular purpose, you cannot so far exceed your power and assume upon your self as to present to your principal an overture for negociation on a new basis—that you consider the negociation in which you engaged, as concluded and that it would be highly improper...
The last propn. of gen H. is a worse libel than even the letter of Dr C & throughout manifests a disposition to evade. A “letter properly adapted”—Who is to judge of this—Mr B. will judge for himself & thinks his two letters very properly adapted & having expressed himself definitively on that point he is surprized to find it again brought in question. “any particular instance of dishonorable...
I should with regret pass over another Day. It is left however to your discretion. If the Fort is agreed on, it will [be] impossible to make an early business without fatigue. What you shall do will be satisfactory to me—except an early Morning hour. I have no predilection for time. From 7 to 12 is the least pleasant—but anything so we but get on. If you go out, leave a line for me with your...
Mr Burr’s respectful Compliments. He requests Dr. Hosack to inform him of the present state of Genl. H. and of the hopes which are entertained of his recovery. Mr. Burr begs to know at what hours of the [day] the Dr. may most probably be found at home, that he may repeat his inquiries. He would take it very kind if the Dr. would take the trouble of calling on him as he returns from Mr....
Pursuant to an order of the Senate I have the honor to transmit to you the resolution & Certificate herewith enclosed and it is with great pleasure that I avail myself of the occasion to congratulate you on your re-election by a Majority which testifies how justly your fellow-citizens have appreciated your talents and the Merits of your administration. I pray you to receive the assurance of...
Mr Burr having just now been informed that Mr Jefferson proposes to leave the City this Day, presents respectful Compliments & Requests to know his determination, if any has been made, with Respect to Dr Browne; as it may materially influence the movements of that Gentleman— DNA : RG 59--Acceptances.
The president of the United States of America. To Thomas Jefferson, Robert Smith, Henry Dearborne or either of them who may have the papers—hereinafter mentioned or any of them within his or their keeping or power. You are hereby commanded to appear before the Judges of the circuit court of the United States, for the fifth circuit, in the Virginia District in the city of Richmond, at the Court...
Permit me to introduce to the honor of your acquaintance, the bearer Mr. Caleb Lownes Mr. Lownes has long been honorably distinguished for his Philanthropy, exemplified both in the distressing seasons of yellow fever, and in the very active part he took in introducing our present ameliorated penal System. He goes to Washington I believe on business of a private nature, respecting some accounts...