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The subject of the approaching election of president & Vice-president induces me to address a few lines to you. It begins to engage the attention of the people. In this district, Mr. J. T. Chase & myself are the Candidates. The Governmental party has selected the most popular man on their side, and every exertion will be made to obtain success. I cannot say with any certainty what the result...
Your favour of the 13th. ulto. came duly to hand. A constant attendance in our General Court, has hitherto prevented me from acknowledging the receipt of it. I never had an Idea of undertaking a formal explanation or defence of the letter to Mazzei, imputed to Mr. Jefferson. As he has thought proper to be silent about it, it would be improper, perhaps indelicate, for any of his friends to...
The result of our elections for the State legislature being known, it is with great pleasure that I inform you of our success. It has exceeded our most sanguine expectations. Of 80 members who compose the House of Delegates 47 are decidedly opposed to a legislative choice of Electors. Therefore an alteration of the present mode of election by the people will not be attempted. The consequence...
Your letter of the 13th instant did not reach me until between 10 & 11 O’Clock at night on the 16th. & I was then twenty miles from this place. I embrace the earliest opportunity to express the high sense entertained, of the honour done me in offering me the office of Chief Judge of the district of Columbia;—for which, accept my thanks. Many considerations lead me to accept the appointment,...
A report prevails here, founded, it is said, on a letter from Mr. Steele, of Washington that a compromise has taken place between the United States & Great Britain as to the claims of the latter under the sixth article of the treaty of 1794, & that the U. S. are to pay a given sum which is to be accepted in full discharge of all the individual claims. It is said also that this last treaty, if...
21 October 1802, Annapolis. Introduces Marien Lamar who, believing John Marsden Pintard intends to resign, is a candidate for consul at Madeira. Lamar is from Prince Georges County, Maryland. “His family and connections are respectable & firmly attached to the principles of the Revolution.” He has been “in the Mercantile line” for seventeen or eighteen years at Madeira and in recent years has...
It was my wish, immediately on my return from this place in November last, to have furnished the information which I promised to procure, as to the probable result of a choice of Electors in Maryland by a general ticket, but I found some difficulty in obtaining correct information from the Counties represented by federal members, & my peculiar situation confined me pretty much at home: hence...
Fed. Rep. Harford County 50 1300 } Estimated difference Baltimore — 1000 2000 Baltimore City 900 1800 Anne Arundel Co. 463 986 } State of the poles in 1800. Annapolis 132
24 February 1803, Washington. Lays the enclosed letter before JM so he may see the handwriting of the applicant. Does not know the duties of the vacant station in JM’s office but is confident that Whetcroft has few equals as a transcribing clerk. Has known him for many years, during which he gave “entire satisfaction” as a clerk in various departments. Whetcroft has been a notary public at...
The communication from the Department of State of the 17th instant has been received and considered. The construction of the law of the United States to regulate the collection of duties on imports & tonnage by Mr. Murray, Consul at Glasgow, as expressed in his letter of the 26th of August last, is conceived to be erroneous. The construction which you have adopted in your letter dated the...
About three months ago, I received a letter from Mr. Storey, of Salem, declining the appointment of Naval Officer of that port. The letter was put into the hands of Mr. Gallatin, who informs me that he left it with you. Another person has since been appointed. Mr. Storey, in his letter, requested information from me on some particular points, to which I wish to make a reply, but cannot do it...
It is with pleasure that I inform you that, according to the returns which are published in the Intelligencer of this morning, & I take it for granted they are correct, there will be at least forty six Republican Members in the next House of Delegates of Maryland; of course there can be no more than 34 federal—. With great respect & esteem I am, your obedt. Srvt. RC ( DLC ); at foot of text:...
Dr. Dinmore’s object in waiting upon You is explained in Mr. Bunts letter of the 16th instant which will be put into your hands. It is apprehended by many of Dr. Dinmore’s friends that the Expositor, which is a useful paper, will be discontinued for want of an adequate support & patronage, unless he can participate in the printing business which is done on account of the United States. In so...
2 February 1804, Treasury Department, Comptroller’s Office. Encloses a letter of 30 Jan. 1804 from [Allen McLane], “the Collector of the Customs for the District of Delaware, and the accompt of Captain Brinton, therein mentioned, containing charges for the passages of two distressed American Seamen.” “As this claim cannot be adjusted, until the evidence mentioned by the Auditor in his note at...
Dr. Rogers of this place will accompany the Marines who are about to depart hence for New-Orleans, where he intends to fix his residence. He has just been informed by a friend of Dr. Bache, the physician, who, at present, attends the Marine hospital there, that he means to quit that service; and Dr. Rogers has requested me to mention to You that he wishes to succeed Dr. Bache in case of his...
Permit me to lay the inclosed letter before You. I did not certainly know until I received it that Mr. Smyth had been an applicant for an office in the Custom house at New-Orleans. Knowing how justly he is entitled to the friendly aid of all who know him, it is taken for granted, that the recommendatory letters to which he alludes in his letter, are from very respectable Characters, & that...
You are not unacquainted with the causes which have hitherto suspended a settlement of the claim of Dr. Stevens against the United States. He has complained of the delay which has already taken place; but as these causes still exist in part, I am not yet prepared to decide on every item of his account. As it is just that a part of his claim about which there is reason to believe that there...
The Secretary of the Treasury has referred to me a letter of the 3. instant from Isaac Neufville of Charleston, Son of John Neufville Commissioner of Loans in South Carolina, a copy of which it appears has been forwarded to you. The letter states that Mr. Neufville the Commissioner, is incapable, through sickness, to transact the business of the Office, and that the duties are performed by the...
This morning I received a letter from Isaac Neufville of Charleston, informing me of the death of his Father on the 29th ulto.—He was Commissioner of Loans for the State of South Carolina. I have written to the Secretary of the Treasury to inform him of the event. With great respect & esteem, I am, dear sir, your obedt. Servant DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
The Secretary of the Treasury having acquainted me that it is your intention to send a commission from Monticello to the person whom You shall appoint Commissioner of Loans for the State of South Carolina, I have, at the request of the Secretary, to prevent delay, sent under cover a letter, with the usual instructions to the Commissioner to be appointed; & also an official bond, in blank, to...
The inclosed commission has been sent here, it is presumed, by mistake. It is returned for the purpose of being forwarded to Mr. Neufville, with my letter & the accompanying papers, which were sent from this office on the third instant, under cover to You at the request of the Secretary of the Treasury. Its date does not correspond with that of my letter. I take the liberty of suggesting the...
Mr. Duvall’s Respects to Mr. Jefferson.—Being about to decide on a claim of the U. States against Edmund Randolph, Esquire, on which a suit has been brought & which is referred to the Comptroller; & Mr. Randolph claiming a credit on account of Mr. Short, formerly a Minister of the U.S. at a foreign court, & finding, on a perusal of the records in the department of State, that Mr. Jefferson, in...
23 January 1805, Treasury Department, Comptroller’s Office. “By the 4th section of the Act of the 28th February 1803, it is the duty of the Consuls, vice-consuls &c. of the U. S. from time to time to provide for the Mariners & seamen of the U. S. who may be found destitute within their districts respectively, sufficient subsistence & passages to some port in the U. S. subject to such...
24 January 1805, Comptroller’s Office. “Mr. Duvall presents his respects to Mr. Madison, & requests he will designate the News-papers which are sent to the Department of State by his order or with his approbation. “On examining the Accompt of Mr. Thom, Agent for paying the contingent expenses of the Department, it is observed that there are sundry charges for News-papers furnished the...
The inclosed petition has been forwarded to me for the purpose of being laid before the President of the United States.— I have no knowledge of the subject other than that obtained on a perusal of the petition & the letter from Mr. Hunter to me, which is also inclosed. I am, with great respect & esteem, your obedt. Sert. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
On reading the enclosed letter you will perceive that one paragraph of it, requires your notice. Be obliging enough to return it after perusal. I am, with the highest sentiments of Respect & esteem, Your obedt. Sevt. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Under an impression that the advice which is requested by the Collector at Wilmington by the inclosed letter; should be given by the Department of State, the subject is respectfully submitted to your consideration. I have the honor to be, Sir, with great respect, Your obedient Servant DLC : Papers of Albert Gallatin.
By perusing the enclosed letter You will perceive—the cause of my submitting it to your consideration. I am with great respect & esteem, Your obedt. servt. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
It is with much regret that I inform You of the death of Mr. Beckley. He expired on the 8th in the evening, after five days illness. As some arrangement may perhaps b— necessary in the Library, & you may possibly wish to know the name of his principal Clerk, I make free to mention it. His name is Nicholas B. Van Zandt. I am with very great respect & esteem Your obedt. Sert. DNA : RG...
Your note of the 25th. is received. Pursuant to your request the papers wanted by Mrs. Morin have been obtained from the office of the Secretary of the Treasury & enclosed to her. Among them was the inclosed note. It is apparently of no consequence; nevertheless it is thought best to transmit it to you. I am with very great respect & esteem, your obedt. Sert. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
The contents of the enclosed letter will explain the cause of my sending it to You. I have very little acquaintance with Mr. Smith. Those by whom he is recommended, are reputable & merit confidence. I am with every sentiment of Respect & esteem, your obedt. Srt. DNA : RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.
I take the liberty of introducing Mr. Smith, the bearer of this. He is the gentleman in whose favour I enclosed a recommendation from Mr. Bowie, late Governour of Maryland a few days ago, & is a candidate for the office of Marshal for this District. I am, with very great respect & esteem, Your obedt. Sert. DNA : RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.
Upon examining the laws of Maryland I find that a foreigner can only hold lands in that part of the territory of Columbia which was formerly included within the State of Maryland. Any foreigner may by deed or Will take & hold lands in that part of the territory in the same manner as if he was a citizen, & the same lands may be conveyed by him, & transmitted to, & inherited by his kins &...
The House of Representatives of the United States having passed a resolution directing the Secretary of the Treasury to lay before them at their next Session a list of all balances due to the United States on account of monies advanced, it is desirable to Settle as many accounts as it Shall be found practicable to examine before the first day of October next, and particularly in cases where it...
The Secretary of the Treasury has enclosed to me an anonymous letter dated 21. September to you, relative to the construction, given at the Treasury, to the acts of the 10th March last;—with a request that I would state to you the ground on which this act, which allows an extension of credit on certain revenue bonds has been so construed as not to embrace importations made subsequent to the...
Permit me to request your attention to an act of Congress which was passed on Friday last & which of course will be submitted for your approbation. It relates to the District Courts of the United States. By the Act of the 2d. of March 1809, all the duties of the District Judge, in case of his disability to perform them, are imposed on the Circuit Judge. Of this, altho’ in my opinion, an...
Last evening, Genl. Mason & Mr. Rush made me acquainted with the subject of their letters of yesterday’s date to you. Promising that those letters have my entire approbation, I shall make no apology for thus co-operating with them; & my address, of course, will be short. I am aware that it is expecting a great deal, perhaps too much, of Mr. Jefferson to request at this day, his return to...