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Your favor of 23 d Sep r reached me before I left home: that of 30 th since I came to this place. I have already given & shall continue to give to those letters the fullest consideration in my power. We have as yet settled upon no plan of finance or defence: & are waiting to hear the plans of congress . Our difficulties are great & encreasing. Your idea of issuing state certificates ought, & I...
The enclosed letter, which I received under cover of your favor of 16 th Oct. having remained a sufficient length of time in my hands, I now return it agreeably to your desire, & beg you to receive my sincere thanks for the communication. I have taken the liberty to keep a copy of it, for my own gratification & instruction & for the occasional perusal of such friends as may be desirous to...
After a long detention on the road by the deep snow that fell in the latter part of the month of January I arrived here on 5 th ult, since which I have had the pleasure to receive your favor of 5 th Jan: together with the papers enclosed. you have imposed on me new obligations by this communication. The particular posture of my domestic affairs at the time I reached home, and the new...
I received in due time by the mail, your favor respecting M r Read ’s Miller ’s petition: and I have deferred writing to you, till the fate of that bill, & of the bill respecting the Central College , could be ascertained, so far as it depended on the House of Delegates . Both these bills arrived in the Senate this day: and I have had them committed, and shall take all the care of them in the...
I wrote you by the last mail , that the bills respecting the Central College , and Capt: Miller ’s claim, had just reached the Senate : and that the former was objected to in two points: 1 st because it gives to the Trustees of the College the power of determining the time at which the act of 22 d Dec r 1796 . shall be carried into execution in albemarle , and 2
Since writing the enclosed letter , I have conversed with m r Mercer of the lo House of Delegates , to whom I had lent your Letter to m r Carr , upon being informed by him that he had it in contemplation to endeavor to get a considerable part of the debt due from us by the Gen l Gov t
M r Miller’s bill has passed. The Bill respecting the central college has also passed—but with modifications. The bill respecting the navigable waters of the commonwealth, with Col: Greene ’s amendments, has also passed. your various letters of late have been gratefully received: and your copy of the books in the national Library has been deposited in the Council chamber. I am compelled to...
I wrote you hastily by a late mail a short letter containing the substance of our proceedings respecting those Bills in which you felt a particular interest. A more particular statement may not be unacceptable to you. Capt: Miller ’s Bill passed by in the Senate by a vote of 12 to ab t 5. after an elaborate discussion, in which not only the merits of the particular claim, but the general law...
I have at length procured from the Editor of the Enquirer & now return your original Letter to M r Carr . Its publication, in my opinion, was well timed, and has had produced a happy effect on the measures of the assembly . We have appropriated all our U. States’ debt, except $600,000, to the purposes of education , and have required the President & Directors of the Literary Fund , to report...
I saw General Cocke on his way to Norfolk , early in June, and had a conversation with him on the subject of Hedges: in the course of which he informed me that you were under the impression that Maine ’s method of preparing Haws, so as to make them vegetate quickly, had died with him. It affords me pleasure to furnish you with it, in an extract of a Letter written by Maine to M r James...