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I have this moment been favored with yours of the 23d. inst. enclosing a letter for Mrs. Cutts, which I have just sent to her. The fifteen dollars for John Freeman, I will hand him to day with the proper directions to ensure a co-operation between the Steam Boat and the Stage to Montpelier. I received a letter a few days since from my Son Julius, dated at Frankford, on the 14th. inst. in which...
Having let my two Houses to Mr. De Neuville, and stipulated to furnish him with a Carriage House and Stable, which I am afraid I shall not be able to get ready by the time promised, and as he has agreed to receive one at a reasonable distance during the approaching winter, I have thought it might be possible to obtain the one formerly used by Mr. Jefferson for that purpose. It is now entirely...
Judge Anderson seems to think that, some doubts exist respecting the situation of my nomination. Some of the Members think it still in the possession of the Senate, and others that a new one must be made, and as tomorrow is the last day, he conceives it would be well to have it ready in case it should become a question, for the new one to be used only in case of need. I think there is no doubt...
Having ascertained by an indirect inquiry that Mr. Pinkney had left Annapolis, I set out this morning direct for this place, where I found him. On reading your letter, he requested me to inform you, that he would accept with pleasure the appointment which you had been pleased to offer him, and that he would write you fully on the subject tomorrow. I shall leave this place tomorrow for...
I have the pleasure to confirm the news of the arrival of the Blanchy from Algiers, which brought out a Horse for Doctr. Thornton, and 8 Sheep, 20 Bushls. of Wheat, a Basket of seeds and a Cask of Grape vine Cuttgs. for you. These very articles with the addition of several others including two Jack Asses, I not only requested Coln. Lear to send me; but I sent a Yellow man in the Brig with...
The enclosed letter contains an acknowledgment of the remittance made to Jacob Adams for the wine imported in his Ship from Madeira, which it is right you should have. I have recd a similar one from Mr. Gelston for 146 dollars, which I am unable to send by the present Mail, having left it at home this Morn’g. The News from England has astonished every person I have heard speak on the subject....
On the rect. of your respected favor, I prevailed on Mr. Eno to go to Alexa. and examine the Merino Sheep addressed to Mr. Hoe. Mr. H was not at home, nor expected ’till the sale, which would have been too late for those Advertised by Mr. Barry; and having a little business of my own here, I concluded it would be best to come on and bring Mr. Eno with me to take both chances; I therefore...
6 August 1810, Washington. Proposes that he should go to Florida, posing as an ordinary tourist, seek information on the sympathies of the people, and prepare a secret report. Speaks of acquaintances already in Florida. “My plan would be, to hear and observe all that might be passing, & without expressing any opinion of my own.” Also suggests a method of passing on his information to Captain...
Letter not found. 25 July 1810. Calendared as a two-page letter in the lists probably kept by Peter Force (DLC, series 7, container 2).
9 September 1812, Washington. “Agreeably to your request, I wrote to an excellent judge of Wine in Baltimore, to purchase (if he should approve of the quality) a pipe of the prize Wine then about to be sold there.” Encloses the letter he received in reply [not found] explaining that the purchase was not made. “The Victory of Capn. Hull, has given great animation to every class of persons...