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I have received no letter from you of later date than Oct. 14. 1784. Since that date I have written to you Nov. 11. Jan. 13. Feb. 5. and May 11. and to Mrs. Eppes Nov. 11. and Feb. 5. The letters of November were carried by Colo. Lemaire. He has been so kind as to write to me from Richmond Apr. 30. and to inform me of Polly’s welfare and that of your family at that date. He also said in his...
The Mr. Fitzhughs having staid here longer than they expected, I have (since writing my letter of Aug. 30. to Mr. Eppes) received one from Dr. Currie of Aug. 5. by which I have the happiness to learn you are all well and my Poll also. Every information of this kind is like gaining another step, and seems to say ‘We have got so far safe.’ Would to god the great step was taken and taken safely;...
I received the honor of your letter of yesterday, and in consequence thereof send you eight guineas. I mentioned to you that the settlement of Mr. Wayles’s affairs remained entirely with Mr. Eppes and Mr. Skipwith the acting executors. They alone possess the evidences of his debts and paiments, and they also alone know what is due, and to whom. I think it possible, and even probable, that the...
I have just recieved, in a letter from Mrs. Adams, the pleasing information of the safe arrival of my daughter in London; and by the same letter and others accompanying it, that it is to you I am indebted for the care of her. Her distress at parting with you is a proof how good you have been to her. I pray you to accept my sincere thanks for your attentions to her, and assurances that I should...
I shall with the greatest pleasure, my dear Patsy, participate with you of the honour of Miss Annesley’s company in our ride this afternoon. Assure her of my thankfulness for it as well as your own. The day being warm, I shall not be with you till between five and six o’clock. Adieu my Dear Your’s affectionately, RC (John R. Burke, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, 1956); addressed: “A Mademoiselle...
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Type. His head. Legend. Georgio Washington, supremo duci exercituum, adsertori libertatis, Comitia Americana . Reverse. The evacuation of Boston. The American army advancing in order towards the city seen at a distance. The enemy retires with precipitation to their vessels. On the foreground General Washington appears on horseback, in a groupe of officers, to whom he remarks the retreat of the...
Ld. Sheffd. pa. 54. The whale fishery even to Hudson’s bay cannot be carried on to greater advantage from Nov. Scot. St. John’s and N.F.L. than from the Eastern states: because the difference of distance is but a few hours sail, besides the whales had left that ground before the war. pa. 58. He is wrong in saying that the Americans being possessed of the greater part of the carrying trade to...
Federal farmer MS ( DLC : TJ Papers, 36: 6230); in TJ’s hand; at head of text: “Tench Cox’s enquiry into the principles of American commerce” undated, but presumably drawn up about the time TJ received a copy of Coxe’s pamphlet in July 1787. The federal farmer was Richard Henry Lee, whose letters in opposition to the Constitution, Observations leading to a fair examination of the system of...
From Europe and Africa                                                               Woollen cloths of every description. Linens of every description. Hosiery. Hats.  £. sterl. Gloves, shoes, boots, sadlery, & other things of leather. 350,000. Massachusets Silks, gold & silver lace, jewellery, millinery, toys. 250,000 { New Hampshire India goods. Rhode island Porcelain, Glass, Earthen ware....
Estimates of the annual exports of the United States. Those of the American traveller are taken as the basis, but corrected. Massachusetts N. Hampshire Rhode Island Connecticut New York New Jersey Pennsylvania New Jersey Delaware Virginia Maryland N. Carolina S. Carolina. Georgia. Total Exported to Europe Exported to the West Indies Fish. £. sterl. 150,000 £. sterl 7,000 
Before the late revolution, the eight states, from Delaware to New-Hampshire inclusive, exported to the West Indies, Great Britain and Ireland £ sterl. Flaxseed 60,000 } These articles are still received in Gr. Britain and Ireland, as formerly. Bounty taken off, but not subject to Aliens duty. Pot-ash 50,000 210,000  Furs 100,000 Naval stores 75,000 75,000  Shipping 200,000 200,000 ...
17[83 Jan]. 29. Chairman of Com. of whole by balot [Feb].  5. Com. of whole to vote by states. 10. Comr. for Virga. to receive proofs instead of vouchers lost 14. Motion to postpone a proposition to take up another cannot be divided Mar.  7. Min. 4/6 sterl. = doll. doll. = £5–5s without regard to variation of exchange Apr. 15. Commandr. in chief to make arrangements with Brit. Commr. for...
Being anxious to procure information on the subject of the black moose or Caribou which cannot be procured in any of the United states but New Hampshire I take the liberty of addressing myself to you on the foundation of the acquaintance I have had the pleasure of contracting with you, and my beleif that you will be so obliging as to lend me your assistance. Mr. Forster, your delegate here,...
I have been recurring to your pamphlet (which I borrowed for that purpose) for the times at which the inundations begin and end in the Missouri, Missisipi, Illinois, Ohio, Wabache, but I do not find it mentioned there. Will you be so kind as to give me as accurate an account of these times as you can? Does the Tanissee overflow periodically? I suppose not. Will you give me leave to correct an...
I wrote you by the last post that some objections had been started in debate on the justice of that part of the national debt which consists in loan office certificates . The doubt was new to me. I had always considered this to be as honest a debt as any we owed: perhaps a more tender one in most cases, as being due to daughters, to younger children, to widows &c. It proved in event to be the...
I am now to acknolege the receipt of your favor of the 15th Ult. inclosing some hair of the Moose and the answers to my queries. There is a confusion among the writers of natural history as to the Caribou, the Renne, the black Moose, the grey Moose, and the Elk. It is the prevailing opinion they are but two animals. Should any further intelligence come to you on the subject at any time I shall...
I deliver to Mr. Tracy to be returned to you the copy of Don Quixot which you were so obliging as to lend me: for which I return you many thanks. The winds have been so propitious as to let me get through one volume only: yet this has so far done away the difficulties of the language as that I shall be able to pursue it on shore with pleasure. I have found it a very advantageous disposal of...
Comparative view of France and the British islands in Europe. France. British islands. Extent. 150,000 square miles 104,000 square miles. Souls 17,000,000.   5¾ acres to each person 6¾ acres to each person. Ecclesiastics 500,000. Paris 600,000. London. 1,000,000. Rental 52,800,000  32,000,000. Plate, jewels &c. 52,500,000  20,000,000
Mr. Jefferson’s compliments to Mr. Hartley and sends him a copy of the act of assembly of Massachusets giving Congress the powers asked by their resolutions of Apr. 30. 1784. which act is complete. The printed leaf from the journals of the Virginia assembly contains only the beginning of the resolutions. It was inclosed him by a friend just before he left America, with information that the...
Mr. Jefferson’s compliments to Mr. Adams and begs his care of the inclosed letters . Those directed to Messrs. Monroe and Hardy will make him acquainted with two very worthy gentlemen of the Virginia delegation. Should Colo. Monroe not be at New York Mr. Jefferson begs the favor of Mr. Adams to deliver his letter either to Mr. Hardy or Mr. Charles Thomson with a request to keep it till they...
Mr. Mazzei having done me the favor of establishing a certain degree of acquaintance between us, I took the liberty during the late war of addressing you twice or thrice by letter . I received two letters from you during the same period. Among the agreeable circumstances which my appointment to come to Europe presented to me, one was the pleasure of being placed nearer to you, which gave a...
I had prepared a letter for you to the Count de Vergennes but I think it rather better before we resort to him that the Marechal de Castries should be again applied to and the resolution of Congress and certificate of Mr. Morris presented to his view. I therefore return you the papers left with me yesterday, and your draught of a letter inclosed this morning which is perfectly proper in all...
The bearer hereof, Mr. Franklin , being about to return to America, I take the liberty of presenting him to your acquaintance. Your esteem for the character of his grandfather would have procured him a favourable reception with you: and it cannot but increase your desire to know him, when you shall be assured that his worth and qualifications give him a personal claim to it. I have taken the...
Doctor Franklin left us two days ago. On his departure he charged me with the inclosed packet to be forwarded to you. His commands will justify the liberty I take of accompanying them with a line, and with assurances of the satisfaction it affords me to do this to a person to whose researches the lovers of science are so much indebted. I have the honour to be with sentiments of the highest...
P.S. Since writing this letter, I receive one from Mr. Carmichael at Madrid informing me that by letters from Cadiz and Algiers he is advised that five American vessels had been captured by the Algerines. Portugal is arming powerfully against them. It seems probable that Spain will buy their peace. I am in hopes we shall be able to stop their depredations on us. I beg leave to renew my...
I have for sometime deferred the honor of addressing you, in expectation that our friend Mr. Mazzei on his return from Holland, would go on immediately to Florence. He is now returned, but proposes staying here two months. I must therefore adopt an earlier conveiance to return you my thanks for the pamphlets you were so kind as to inclose to me, and from the perusal of which I received very...
Mr. Aop applied to me on the subject of a dividend of prize money assigned to Mr. Barclay, which, as I informed him, can only be paid in America. It has since occurred to me that Mr. Barclay might perhaps have relied on this in part for your particular use during his absence. If so, and any inconvenience should arise from the disappointment, I beg you to be so friendly as to communicate it to...
Burgundy. The best white wines are Dabbadie, ou Lionville } all these, when fit for use cost from 40.s. to 50.s. the bottle, and sometimes 3. I doubt whether the best the 4. crops unless he tastes them together. La Rose Quirouen Durfort […] […] the three upp[er parishes?], viz. A general observation as to all wines is that there is great difference in those of the same vineyard in different...
In conformity to the desire of Mr. Rutledge I shall desire Messrs. Berard & Co. to pay to you whatever sums of money they may have orders to remit me for the use of Mr. Rutledge. I have the honor to be with much esteem Gent. Your most obedt. & most humble servt. RC ( ViU ); addressed: “Messieurs Messieurs Boydker & co. rue d’Amboise No. 4.”; endorsed in part: “Recu le même Jour Répone. do.”...
Madame de Corney proposes, my Dear to carry you to the Opera tomorrow evening. I will therefore call for you precisely at five oclock. Be ready without fail before that hour. Know exactly at what hour they will shut your doors in the evening, and as you come down to the carriage see exactly what oclock it is by the Convent clock that we may not be deceived as to the time. Adieu. Yours’...
I am now writing to your aunt Eppes, and wish to inclose her something of your drawing. Bring with you tomorrow the best lesson you have done and the smallest. Or could you to-day and Monday begin, and finish something on purpose to be sent? Desire your sister to write to your aunt to-day, and to bring the letter tomorrow. Kiss her for me and kiss Kitty too. Be always good, practise your...
Know all men by these presents that I John Paradise of James city county in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but now at Paris in the kingdom of France, do by these presents constitute and appoint Nathaniel Burwell esquire of Carter’s grove in the same county and commonwealth my lawful attorney for all my property in the said commonwealth, real and personal, in possession and in action, giving to...
Memorandums for Mr. Short. According to the route you propose at present you will probably see no part of the Rhone between Lyons and Pont St. Esprit. Consequently you will not pass Tains, where the Hermitage wine is made. Should any change of plan carry you by Tains, be so good as to enquire Who makes the 1st. 2d. and 3d. best crops of White Hermitage, what have been the best years for 7. or...
Mr. Jefferson has the honour to present his compliments to Mr. Kissam and to send him a letter which has come to his hands. He wrote yesterday morning to invite Mr. Kissam to do him the favor of dining with him to-day: but the servant not finding him at his antient lodgings brought back the note, and it was not till night that Mr. Jefferson knew of this circumstance. He wishes the present may...
2286Memorandum Books, 1783 (Jefferson Papers)
Maryland & Pennsylva. currency 7/6 to the dollar. Jan. 1. Pd. for sundries for Patsy £3–17–6. 2. Pd. for washing 24/—Bell for books £8–5. 3. Recd. of Rob. Morris for the United States £175. Pd. contribution to American Philosoph. society 35/. 4. Pd. for books from Styner & Cist 27/6—repd. Bob 1/10½. Pd. for a box 22/6—pd. McIlhenny a taylor £14–18–8. 5. Pd. for mending gun lock 8/4. 6. Pd. for...
2287Memorandum Books, 1784 (Jefferson Papers)
Jan. 1. Paid Mrs. Gheeseland to this day for myself £13–2–6. Note this is a guinea a week or 5/ a day for lodging and 2/6 a day for wood. 3. Pd. for corn £2–16–3. Charge 14/1 of it to Colo. Monroe. 4. Pd. Mrs. Gheeseland for servt. to New year’s day £4–7–6. Note this was at half a guinea a week. Began this day to dine with Mrs. Gheeseland. 5. Pd. Plane the barber 12/6—sundries 9/6 door lock...
2288Memorandum Books, 1785 (Jefferson Papers)
Jan. 4. Pd. Marc  Dec. 27.—Jan. 2. ₶   postage 2 washing 22 – 8
2289Memorandum Books, 1786 (Jefferson Papers)
Jan. 1. wages etrennes ₶     ₶      ₶   Paid 
2290Memorandum Books, 1787 (Jefferson Papers)
Jan. 1. Gave the following etrennes at court ₶     Valet de chambre de M. de Vergennes 96 Livery servants of do.
2291Memorandum Books, 1788 (Jefferson Papers)
Jan. 1. Paid assistants on breakg. axle tree on road to Versailles 3 ₶ . wages etrennes ₶     ₶    
2292Memorandum Books, 1789 (Jefferson Papers)
Jan. 1. Paid Petit servants wages and etrennes as follows wages etrennes total   Petit 72 ₶  +  24 ₶