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I delayed the acknowledgement of the receipt of the wool for the purpose of ascertaining the time when you might expect the Cloth—I am still without this information, but not without apprehensions that much of our patience will be required on the part of the manufacturer—soon after the arrival of the wool the Foreman of the Factory being a militia draft and called upon to march deserted and is...
The unusual protraction of the Orange Court and forbidding weather to travelers has denied to me the pleasure of Visiting Monticello and obliged me to take the nearest rout to my next court— I have however snatched a moment on the wing to mention another assurance from our manufacturer of your cloth that he w ld finish it before the first of May—if he breaks this promise, it will be I think...
Hh. Holmes returns his respects to President Jefferson and acknowledges with gratitude the reciept of the Parliamentary Manual which the Presdt. was so good as to enclose to him p. post. for his friendly salutations Hh H begs the Prest. to accept his sincere thanks & the compliments of Season RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ as received 31 Dec. and so recorded in SJL . manual : see TJ to Holmes, 22 Dec.
Since my return to this place I have procured and now enclose a reciept from One of Our manufacturers for washing merino wool If you have determined to prepare y r merino wool at home for the loom this reciept will be usefull—The filling ought to be spun with a ╳ bond band and but slightly twisted—If however you should prefer Our management of the fabrick ab initio and will send the wool in...
Yesterday your Cloth was received from the Factory and is this day forwarded to the care of Judge Stuart of Staunton —some who have examined it, think that the finishing is equal to any american Manufacture and but little inferior to that of the English—I confess that I am disappointed, it does not feel soft enough to my touch; which may probably arise from being too often shorn—it was first...
I was much surprised to find the newspapers announcing you as labouring under dangerous dissease, when you were convalescent at the time I had the pleasure of seeing you last at Monticello —If the sympathy of individual friends is grateful to a suffering patient what must that of a nation be? believing from experience that such is the effect as one of your friends I beg leave to add my share...
Shortly after my return the 5 th ins t from the judicial labours of the fall circuit I addressed a note to the manufacturer of y r merino wool urging the completion of the fabric and desiring to know when I might expect it—he returned the answer enclosed—which is not satisfactory as to the time of finishing it but I hope we shall be able to send it to you by your nephew Judge Carr who intends...
The precious Moments which hasten the commencement of Another Congress and of your preparation of course to Meet it with execution, information, induce Me to doubt the propriety of interrupting You at this time, with a business entirely unconnected with your Public concerns; however as it will cost Your Mind but a moments reflection, I will Venture the Application Under the hope & belief that...
In transitu I drop you a line of introduction to make you acquainted with M r Blackburn the bearer a gentleman of science and for many years the professor of Matthematics in W m & Mary colledge —not personaly acquainted with this gentleman before the Accidental meeting on the road to day I have still no hesitation, from a knowledge of his reputation gained through unexceptionable channels to...
Untill reminded by your favor the 1 7 th ins t I had entirely forgotten the monied transaction with Blackford Arthur & C o you have made it as clear as Sun beams and I now see how it was that in making my last payment to the University I had to pay $165 instead of $150. I shall see the gentleman in the Course of the summer & have no doubt they will acc t for the $15 MHi .
This days mail brought me your favor of the 4 th ins t on the subject of the corn shelling machine— I had anticipated your wishes last fall in a few days after I had the pleasure of seeing you at monticello by ordering ten of these machines to be made and sent to Charlottesville to the care of m r Kelly —one for yourself, for Col o Randolph , Gov
I hope to be excused for the liberty I have taken of recommending to Your Attention a friend of the Present Administration, upon the Assurance that whatever May be the result of your Judgement it will be satisfactory as well to this friend as myself. As a Virginian I have been proud to hear that no case from our State exists of personal and but few applications through the Medium of friends,...
23 February 1810, Winchester. Asks JM to find a position in one of the territories for Henry Daingerfield. “Because he is your distant relation and a Virginian I feel a confidence that you will render a service to him which he deserves and thereby a greater One to your Country.” The secretaryship in Mississippi would be appropriate, since Daingerfield is “the bosom friend” of the governor. RC (...
On my way to this place meeting with Majr. Charles Jouit who developed his wishes on the subject of an appointment to an Indian agency I take pleasure in recommending him to the Executive as a gentleman in every respect qualified to fill such station. If an experience of eight years in the Indian Department without fault or error being asscribed to him were not of itself a sufficient...
At a time when surrounding Nations justly applaud & admire that unremitting Valour and those great abilities which have contributed in so eminent a degree to the emancipation of your Country, And in which the Liberty of so many others seem eventually concern’d; Permit me Sir, a private Citizen of the Capital of a Nation so singularly thereby interested as the Kingdom of Ireland now is, to join...
The Commissioners for the University of Virginia having met, as by law required at the tavern in Rockfish gap on the blue ridge , on the 1 st day of August of this present year 1818 , and having formed a board, proceeded on that day to the discharge of the duties assigned to them by the act of the legislature intituled an “act appropriating part of the revenue of the literary fund and for...