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I am obliged to you for your query as to the distance from New York to Cayahoga, as it has occasioned my reexamination of that matter and detection of an error of 150 miles. The distances from New York to Niagara I collect from information as follows. from N. York to Albany 164. miles. Oneida 165. Oswego 171. Niagara 180  680  from Niagara to Cayahoga 140  this last distance I collect 820  by...
No authentic intelligence from Europe. Public papers as late as the 27th. of January state Mr. Pitt and his associates as still in office, but having a decided majority against them in the House of commons. The king seems well affected to them, and the city of London also. He probably would dissolve the commons in hopes of getting a new house under the influence of his ministry; but the...
The Grand Committee, to whom was referred a Motion of the Delegates of Massachusetts respecting the Discharge of Contracts said to have been made in that State, by Order of the Q M G for ox Teams, for the Campaign of 1781, request you to give them by the earliest opportunity the best Information in your Power respecting such Contracts, whether made in that or any other State, what are...
By Desire of a Grand Committee of Congress I inclose You a Copy of a Letter from the Governor to the Delegates of Massachusetts, and request You to give all the Information in Your Power respecting the Nature and Circumstances of the Contracts mentioned in the Letter, and relative to the Subject thereof in General. I am Sir with very great respect Your most obedt & most hble servt. Dft ( DNA :...
[ Annapolis, 10 Apr. 1784. Entry in SJL reads: “Walk Maury. Acknoleging receipt of the last and 2d letter—P.C. [Peter Carr] predisposed of—will write to J. K. [John Key] to hasten paiment.” Not found.]
[ Annapolis, 13 Apr. 1784. Entry in SJL reads “Carter Braxton. Wallace Johnston & Muir.” Not found.]
[ Annapolis, 13 Apr. 1784. Entry in SJL reads: “Dav. Jamieson. Wallace Johnston & Muir.” Not found.]
[ Annapolis, 16 Apr. 1784. Entry in SJL reads: “Govr. Loan office debt established—requisitions reduced.” Not found.]
[ Annapolis, 16 Apr. 1784. Entry in SJL reads: “Wrote answer W. Short to be num[quam] non par[atus]—Morris’s bills fate unknown—try to get remittance by last this month—Luz[er]ne taking [leave].” Not found.]
I received your favor of the 8th. inst. by Colo. Harrison. The subject of it is interesting, and, so far as you have stood connected with it, has been matter of anxiety to me: because whatever may be the ultimate fate of the institution of the Cincinnati, as in it’s course it draws to it some degree of disapprobation, I have wished to see you stand on ground separated from it; and that the...
[ Annapolis, 17 Apr. 1784. Entry in SJL reads: “Mr. Curson. Will send balance as soon as receive from Virga.—1 ½ doz. Madeira ½ doz. Frontignac.” Not found.]
I have not received a letter from you since early in February . This is far short of my injunctions to write once a week by post. I wish this for my own gratification as well as for your improvement. I received yesterday letters from Eppington by which I learn that the families there and at Hors du monde are well, and that your cousin Cary has a son. Lucy has been unwell during the winter but...
[ Annapolis, 20 Apr. 1784. Entry in SJL reads: “Mrs. Hopkinson. Inclosing draught on Turnbull, Marmie & co. for 100. D.—duplicate also.” Neither the letter nor its enclosure has been found. The “duplicate,” of course, was a duplicate of the draft.]
[ Annapolis, 20 Apr. 1784. Entry in SJL reads: “S. House. Whether Harrison’s bill on Holker for 96. D. was paid into bank.” Not found.]
[ Annapolis, 22 Apr. 1784. Entry in SJL reads: “St. John. Consul of Fr. at N.Y. distillation of the potatoe—maps. Henry’s—Hutchins—F. & Jeff.” Not found.]
[ Annapolis, 22 Apr. 1784. Entry in SJL reads: “[Apr.] 22. Mrs. E.—Mr. E.—Polly.” This is a single-line entry and, since TJ rarely if ever recorded more than one letter on a line, it is possible to interpret this as meaning that he wrote only to Mrs. Eppes and discussed Mr. Eppes and Polly. The ambiguity cannot be completely resolved in view of the fact that no letter to any one of the three...
[ Annapolis, 22 Apr. 1784. For note on entry in SJL , see TJ to Elizabeth Wayles Eppes , this date. Not found.]
[ Annapolis, 22 Apr. 1784. For note on entry in SJL , see TJ to Elizabeth Wayles Eppes , this date. Not found.]
[ Annapolis, 22 Apr. 1784. Entry in SJL reads: “H. Skipw. Common news.” Not found.]
[ Annapolis, 23 Apr. 1784. Entry in SJL reads: “J. Bannister. The imposture of Apr. 2.” Letter not found, but see John Banister to TJ, 15 Apr. 1784 , and references there.]
[ Annapolis, 23 Apr. 1784. Entry in SJL reads: “Jas. Buchanan. Marb[ois] will send wines addressed to him—send to Charlville with line to Key—Pitt in.” Not found.]
[ Annapolis, 23 Apr. 1784. Entry in SJL reads: “TMR. Garden seeds—Pitt still in and parliament not dissolved—Luzerne going—Marb[ois] charg[é] d’aff[aires].” Not found.]
[ Annapolis, 23 Apr. 1784. Entry in SJL reads: “Colo. Senf. List of our curiosities.” Not found.]
[ Annapolis, 24 Apr. 1784. Entry in SJL reads: “McLurg. Ballons—28. [ i.e., postscript of 28 Apr. ] adjournment of Congr.—Eng. news to Mar. 25 ut infra.” Not found, but the phrase “ut infra” in the entry in SJL for the present letter which occurs above that for the letter to Randolph of 28 Apr. 1784, q.v., and the corresponding phrase “ut supra” in the entry for the letter to Turpin of the...
[ Annapolis, 25 Apr. 1784. Entry in SJL reads: “Curson. Bannister’s imposture—expect remittance—inclosed Mazzei’s letter to Lynch to find conveiance.” Neither letter nor enclosure found, but see John Banister to TJ, 15 Apr. 1784 and references there.]
[ Annapolis, 25 Apr. 1784. Entry in SJL reads: “Jos. Jones. Interest on British debts—report on Western territory—Norfolk—Patowm[ac] and Ohio. 28. [ i.e., postscript of 28 Apr. ] Eng. news to Mar. 20. infra.” Not found.]
My last to you was of the 16th. of March, as was the latest I have received from you. By the proposition to bound our country to the Westward I meant no more than passing an act declaring that that should be our boundary from the moment the people of the Western country and Congress should agree to it. The act of Congress now inclosed to you will shew you that they have agreed to it, because...
[ Annapolis, 26 Apr. 1784. Entry in SJL reads: “Boinod & Gaillard. Machiavelli—Veneroni gram—Baretti dict. Boyer gram—Vocabol. port. dal Conti.” Not found.]
It is always with reluctance that I trespass on the time of a person whose every moment I know to be usefully emploied. The subject however of the inclosed papers having heretofore occupied your attention and the report you made to Congress being lost so that those who have attended the present year only cannot have the benefit of your then communications, I cannot withstand the desire of...
[ Annapolis, 27 Apr. 1784. Entry in SJL reads: “Govr. Post delays—not stopped here—Genl. W’s postage—M[ercer]’s letter of Apr. 10.” Not found.]