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The enclosed was received in due course, no proper opportunity presented until a few days since, on presenting the letter, the Gentleman observed, that Mr Gill had left Halifax, and he believed for the United States, but for what State he did not know. I have thought best to return the letter to you, if I should learn where Mr Gill is, I shall advise you. Very respectfully, I am, Sir, your...
In a tour last summer I found a remarkable species of wheat, a Gentleman gave me four Kernels, with the following account, that a Gentleman in Vermont had imported a package of goods from China, after opening it he found from the straw threw out, a single blade which he cultivated and which produced the wheat. On the 15th September last I planted the 4 grains about 6 inches from each other,...
Your letter of the 11th. instant I have had the pleasure to receive, and feel my self very much obliged for the information it contains. Agreeably to your request, I called at the Custom house, and received the Collector’s account which is herewith enclosed. Wishing you every happiness, I am, very sincerely your friend, and obedient servant. RC ( DLC ).
Since my note to you of 5th October last with a copy of the proceedings of the late convention of this State, I have discovered, that another copy has been printed at Albany far preferable to the one I sent you, it RC ( DLC ). Fragment. Docketed “Gelston, D.” by JM . The letter has not been found, but the copy of the proceedings first sent was probably [Charles Glidden Haines], Two Speeches,...
I have this day received under cover from M r Cathalan the enclosed letter, and also bills of lading for some wines for you, Presuming the letter enclosed contains a particular account, I omit describing them, and Shall agreeably to what I believe to be your wishes, do the needfull here and ship the whole by first proper opportunity to Richmond as heretofore, unless in the mean time, different...
I did not discover the enclosed until my letter of yesterday had gone, RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “ M r Jefferson ”; endorsed by TJ as received 27 Jan. 1818 and so recorded in SJL . Enclosure: certificates for wine, New York , [21 Jan. 1818], attesting that four boxes of claret, each containing ten gallons divided into fifty bottles, and three casks of claret, each holding sixty gallons, had...
The enclosed Volume, with Six others have just now come to my hands, I Suspect by their appearance, they have been mislaid somewhere, but where I do not know, I Shall forward one by each mail—the direction found with them is enclosed—Vol: 1. was not among the number— RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “ M r Jefferson ”; endorsed by TJ as received 6 Feb. 1818 and so recorded in SJL . Enclosures not...
Your letter of the 28 th ultimo I received in due course— The Schooner Brilliant , Cap t Black , belonging to Richmond , being in this Port, I have availed my self of so good an opportunity, and have this day shipped your wines, the casks & boxes appear in excellent order, I wish them safe to hand, and with, My best wishes for your happiness, am, RC (
I have this day received your letter of the 9 th instant — the unusually severe weather that commenced very soon after the departure of Cap t Block , and which continued for nearly three weeks, gave me great uneasiness, not only on account of your wines, but for the Safety of the vessel & crew, and my Anxiety has been encreasing until two days ago, when I read in one of our papers under...
Your letter of 8 th March covering one to M. De la Fayette was received in due course. It is a singular circumstance that so long time should have elapsed and no Vessel bound to Havre; or any port in France. The first proper opportunity that has presented, was Cap t Thomas B. Vermilge (of the Brig Pedler) on Saturday last; I have his promise to deliver it in Person, to the Marquis, if he goes...
I have received a letter from M r Beasley, at Havre, and also duplicate which is enclosed, The case of books I shall send to Mess rs Gibson & Jefferson at Richmond,— With the most sincere wishes for your health, allow me to say, that I am with great affection and regard, your friend—— MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I wrote a line to you on the 24 th ultimo, relating to a case of books, I have not as yet received any invoice or account of cost to enable me to charge the duties, will you have the goodness to favor me with the invoice— MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Your letter of the 4 th instant with its enclosures I have recieved— I wrote to you a line the 10 th but considering the lateness of the season, and believing you would wish to recieve the books as early as might be practicable, I ventured on this occasion to send them of. by the first good opportunity that offered, which was on the 4 th by the Schooner Logan—Cap t Holmes, for Richmond—...
I am favored with your letter of the 4 th instant with $25 enclosed— I hope you enjoy good health— It may at least be amusing for a few minutes, to see the number of arrivals in this port, this day, as stated in the enclosed,— MHi : Coolidge Collection.
It gave me much pleasure this morning, to receive your letter of the 13 th from which I infer you enjoy good health—the two letters enclosed will be forwarded the very first good opportunity, which will probably offer in a few days.— I also this morning received by the Comet, from Havre, a letter from M r Beasley, enclosing bill of lading for a bale of books for you, which I shall ship to...
I am now favored with your letter of the 27 th ult: with the invoice of the books.—the invoice I now return, The amount of duties is $ 5 55 I have paid freight $2 20/100— The first good opportunity to Richmond I shall ship the books, and drop you a line at the time, and give you the name of the Vessel and the captain.— paid duties 5 .55 〃 fre t 2 .20 $7 .75/100 MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I have this day shipped the small bale of books, bill of lading enclosed. I wish them safe to hand, and am, with great affection and esteem, MHi : Coolidge Collection.
In a tour last summer I found a remarkable species of wheat a Gen t gave me four hands with the following account. that a Gen t in Vermont had imported a package of goods from China. opening it—he found from the straw he threw out, a single blade which he cultivated & which produced the wheat On the 15 Sep: last I planted the 4 grains about 6 inches from each other. they produced 62 stalks &...