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I conceive it my duty to represent to your excellency, that since the troops have gone thro’ the small pox, the infection is still kept up in the quarters of every regiment on West point by the arrival of recruits and men from command or furlough who have not had it. So long as these men are permitted to come into the garrison it is necessary to inoculate them, and the barracks cannot be...
11 February 1802, Washington. “In substituting this for an original letter having for its object the recommendation of Mr William Foster Junr. of Boston as a candidate for a consulate in France, stating that he is a young man of talents, integrity and amiable manners, a Republican in principle and qualified for such an office, I am governed by the consideration of that letter’s containing...
General Stevens of New York has pending with the government a business of great moment , and wishes to be known to you in his true character, which is that of an upright & respectable citizen, who passed the revolutionary war with great reputation as a commander in the artillery. He is also a native of Massachusetts which may plead an apology for this representation from, Sir, Your most...
24 February 1803, Washington. Encloses recommendations for the appointment of Thomas Lovell, son of James Lovell, naval officer at Boston, as consul for the department of La Charente Inférieure. Adds his own opinion of Lovell’s fitness for the office. RC and enclosures ( DNA : RG 59, LAR , 1801–9, filed under “Lovell”). RC 1 p. Docketed by Jefferson. For enclosures, see n. 1. The enclosures...
Dr. Eustis will with great pleasure take charge of the five dollars enclosed by the President for Mr Lillie Editor of the Telegraph. RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ as received 28 Nov. Under this date, TJ recorded a payment of $4.50 to Eustis for John S. lillie “for one year” ( MB James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and...
4 July 1804, Boston. “Having information that a Secretary to the Spanish Legation is about to be appointed I take the liberty of recommending Colo. Thomas Halsey Junr. of Providence as a gentleman whose education acquirements connections and general respectability appear to me to render him peculiarly qualified to discharge the duties of that office. “This gentleman having been resident in...
The enclosed letter which has been forwarded to me at this place where I happened to be on a visit, I have the honor to transmit by the first mail. I hope the circumstance of my being absent from Boston (which has occasioned a delay of two or three posts) may be productive of no inconvenience, and have the honor to add an assurance of the high respect & esteem with which I am always your...
With his respectful compliments Dr. Eustis has the honor to inform Mr Jefferson that this morning on entering into conversation with a young gentleman whom for several days past he has met and whose countenance was familiar to him he discovers him to be the young Mr Avery refer’d to in his note, and whom Dr E recollects to have met at his Uncle’s the Secretary in Boston about three years...
Mr. Thomas Lewis Junr. goes to Washington to explain to the department of State and to ask assistance in recovering a claim for captured property which appears to me to be attended wth. circumstances equally novel and extraordinary. He will be anxious to have the honor of paying his respects to you, and I have assured him of the pleasure with which you will receive one of our most respectable...
Having ever considered appointments to office among the most delicate and perplexing duties which attach to the chief magistracy, and feeling a personal responsibility for every word of commendation in favor of a candidate, I think it a duty to communicate some information which I have received respecting the Mr Avery who was in Washington the last winter and whom I may be considered as having...